Answering Plumbing FAQs (Part One) - Parker & Sons

As Phoenix’s leading experts in the field of plumbing, our phone lines are always busy as inquiring homeowners and renters call us up to ask plumbing related questions. Their concerns are wide ranging and their questions often important. We are always using the Parker & Sons blog as a resource to help educate individuals and keep them informed about the latest and greatest in the worlds of plumbing, HVAC, and electrical. Today we are going to be answering a few of the plumbing questions we are frequently asked.

Q: How can I prevent clogs in my kitchen sink?

A: Clogs are a common plumbing problem; one most of us would like to make a thing of the past. Unfortunately, the nature of plumbing (narrow pipes; tight corners; pressure/flow) means that clogs will happen from time to time. To prevent them, avoid dumping course materials like coffee grounds and egg shells down the kitchen sink. Regularly use commercial drain cleaning products to bust and soap scum blockage inside the drain.

Q: Are leaky faucets an easy fix?

A: Most of the time, this can be an easy fix. In fact, it is one that many homeowners and renters take care of all on their own. If you don’t feel comfortable with that, please do not hesitate to call a professional plumbing. A leaky faucet is usually caused by worn washers or when the internal mechanisms of the faucet break down. Luckily, these parts are designed to be replaced.

Q: How can I fix low water pressure?

A: Here we have a question that is a little more difficult to answer. Low water pressure can be caused by a number of things, so fixing it comes down to properly diagnosing the problem. This is best done by a professional plumber.

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