If you have been trying to flush your toilets and first the water seemed slow going down, and now the water isn't going down at all and you fear it will flood, call an emergency plumber right away. If you end up with urine or sewage in your home, this is a severe problem and can be very dangerous. Here are some of the problems that could be causing the water to sit or overflow, and things that the plumber can do to fix the issues.
Backflow certification is sometimes an important part of protecting your home's drinking water.
What Is Backflow Protection?
Backflow protection usually comes in the form of a reduced pressure zone (RPZ) valve that is installed in your home by a plumber. The valve prevents contaminated water from flowing into your plumbing system.
When Is an RPZ Valve Needed?
Certain conditions make it more likely that your home water will get contaminated by outside sources.
Have you received complaints from numerous residents at your apartment complex about sewage problems and discoloration on the drywall? If the problems are not resolved promptly, you can find yourself in a big lawsuit and a lot of vacant apartment homes. Based on the complaints from residents, you might be dealing with a large plumbing problem. You need prompt assistance from a full-service plumbing company to pinpoint and repair all of the problems before they become more serious.
Did you know that about 60% of your body is made up of water? Because you lose that water through sweating and other means, it's necessary to drink water in order to keep your body hydrated. While not all health professionals agree on exactly how much water you need to drink each day, it can be agreed upon that you do need to drink water in order to stay healthy. Unfortunately, however, not all water is safe to drink.
There are times when an unexpected clog can really put a damper on your day and you simply don't have time to get the clog fixed by a plumber either because you are running late for work, you have guests coming over, or you're going out of town. Typically, clogs can be fixed fairly quickly with a few temporary fixes. Here are four of those tricks:
Hot Water: The first trick is to simply pour hot water down the drain since hot water can sometimes break up anything that is causing a blockage and thus clear the drains.