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Top 5 Questions Our Plumbers Get Asked (With Answers!)

Plumbing systems can be puzzling for homeowners, leading to a flood of questions when issues arise. 

Our team of experts at Bishop Plumbing, Heating & Cooling are no strangers to these inquiries, and we are here with the top 5 questions we frequently encounter. Let’s dive into the answers to these common plumbing questions so you can know how to keep your home’s plumbing in top-notch shape!

What should I do if my toilet keeps running?

running toilet is typically caused by a faulty flapper or fill valve. When the flapper doesn’t seal properly, water continues to leak into the bowl, triggering the fill valve to activate and refill the tank. Replacing the flapper or valve should remedy the issue!

How do I know if there is a leak in my home?

Unexplained increases in your water bill, water stains on walls or ceilings, and the sound of running water when no faucets are turned on are all signs of a potential hidden water leak. If you suspect a leak in your home, call a plumbing professional immediately.

What can I put down my garbage disposal?

Items like soft foods, liquids, and dish soap are safe to toss down your drain. However, grease, oil, coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels, and fruit pits should never go down your drain and should be disposed of properly.

How often should I schedule plumbing maintenance?

We usually hear from people when their plumbing system is not doing its job. However, we recommend scheduling a plumbing inspection annually to help identify possible issues and prevent costly damage. At most, you certainly should not go two years without having your system inspected.

Why is my faucet dripping, and what should I do about it?

A dripping faucet is not just an annoyance; it can also waste water and increase utility bills. Typically, a worn-out washer or O-ring is the culprit. Replacing these components during a simple repair can resolve the issue. With this knowledge, you can confidently navigate the twists and turns of different plumbing challenges. If you have a plumbing question about your Northwest Chicago home, we would love to hear from you! Just give us a call at (847) 232-0560.

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