Customers have come to rely on All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical for all of their home service needs, and that’s helped us build a reputation as one of the leading names in the industry. So when real estate website Redfin needed an expert plumber who could answer some of the most common plumbing questions that people are searching the internet for, they came to us! We gave them the information they were looking for on a blog entitled “9 Common Plumbing Questions Answered.”

Here’s a brief synopsis of some of the highlights of the article.

Why Are My Pipes Knocking When the Toilet Is Flushed?

If you flush your toilet and you hear a loud thumping or banging noise coming from your house, there are a few different possible causes. First, it could be a sign that your water pressure is too high, and the knocking could be coming from improper fastening. However, some smaller and less-serious causes could be your fill valve closing abruptly, a loose water shutoff valve, or a flapper not sealing properly, resulting in a slowly-opening fill valve.

What Do I Do If My Garbage Disposal Stops Working?

There are plenty of reasons why your garbage disposal may stop working, and figuring out which one you’re dealing with can be tricky. If your disposal is jammed, the gears simply won’t turn. Insert a hex key into the screw in the bottom and try to turn it one full rotation. If you feel any resistance during the turn, then a jam is your issue. If your system doesn’t respond to flipping the switch, then you may have an electrical issue. If your disposal is old, damaged, or has significant rust on the surface, you may simply want to replace it outright.

How Do I Flush a Water Heater?

Flushing a water heater is a crucial maintenance procedure on one of your home’s most important appliances. The process is fairly simple, and requires only a few household tools which you probably already have lying around, but make sure that you have a safe place to dispose of your water that you extract. We highly suggest you read the blog in its entirety to get the full instructions for how to flush your heater and make sure you follow them at least once per year in order to keep your water heater happy and healthy.

Why Do I Not Have Hot Water In My House?

There’s no more frustrating way to start your day than turning on the shower and finding out that you don’t have any hot water. If your heater has suddenly and unexpectedly stopped producing hot water, you may be dealing with many different potential issues. A lack of gas is one of the most common causes in homes with gas-powered water heaters, but it could also mean that you’ve run out of hot water, or that your heating element has died. Electric-powered heaters may face similar faults, especially during power outages.

Why Does My Toilet Keep Running

One of the most commonly searched questions on Google every single month has to do with running toilets and why they keep happening. The answers are usually fairly simple. The most common reason is a faulty or worn out flapper that isn’t sealing the tank from the bowl effectively anymore. It could also be a faulty fill valve, which can’t regulate the water in the tank as well anymore. You can check rather easily by putting a few drops of food coloring dye in the water in the tank and then waiting a bit—if the dye shows up in your bowl, then you have a flaw in the tank that’s allowing water to leak, creating your running toilet problem.

We’re extremely proud to have been the ones Redfin turned to for reliable and accurate answers, and we’d love to show you how we can put them to work for you when you have a plumbing issue.

If you need your plumbing problems resolved, call All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical at (909) 500-8193 to request a service estimate or make an appointment with our team!