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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A VENT’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE PLUMBING SYSTEM AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Vents are visible on all roofs. If hazardous gases remain trapped in your drains, they could permeate your house. The liquid must be followed by air in order for it to go down a pipe.
Vents are piped in to direct foul air out of your home when drain action displaces air from the traps.
HOW CAN YOU PREVENT THE INVASION OF ROOTS IN THE MAIN SEWER LINE?
The recommended preventive maintenance includes cleaning out your drain three times a year. Inquire with your plumbers whether there are any products that can be flushed through the drainage system to prevent roots from getting into it.
WHAT CAUSES THE RUSTY, BROWN COLOR IN HOT WATER?
Several causes can explain this change in colour:
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CPVC AND PVC PLASTIC PIPING?
CPVC is usable for both cold and hot water lines, but PVC is only usable for cold water. A common type of pipe used for drains is PVC.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF PLASTIC SUPPLY LINES?
Plastic supply lines reduce installation costs, are more flexible, are non-toxic, and will not corrode.
WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN MY KITCHEN DRAIN BECOMES CLOGGED?
Try using a plunger. Secondly, apply a liquid drain opener by following the instructions that come with it.
The trap may be the source of the clog; you can take it out to check. If this is not the case, drain augers extend to various lengths, allowing you to reach a clogged area.
WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF AN AERATOR ON A FAUCET?
It diffuses the water and puts a stop to splashing.
WHY SHOULD WE PUT TRAPS BELOW THE SINKS?
Traps keep your kitchen and bathroom free from foul odours and prevent sewer gases from permeating out from the drain.
CAN YOU DESCRIBE A FIXTURE SHUTOFF VALVE?
These devices are placed either beneath or near the toilet and sink and are used for shutting off the water supply to these fixtures. Shutoff valves should be closed if a leak stems from a specific sink or toilet.
WHAT DOES A PLUMBER’S SNAKE DO?
To remove clogs, a plumber’s snake is inserted into the drain and pushed through the pipes.
HOW CAN I GET THE ODOR OUT OF MY GARBAGE DISPOSAL AND KEEP IT SMELLING FRESH?
There are several steps to take to rid yourself of a foul smell emanating from your garbage disposal: