If your plumbing is clogged with tree roots or buildup inside the pipe, the pipe may not clear with plunging or using a drain snake. Your plumber may need to bring in a hydro jet to blast away the clog and clean the inside of the pipe. Here are some things to know about cleaning your plumbing with a hydro jet.
1. Hydro Jetting Is Safe For Normal Pipes
If your home is fairly new, it may have plastic pipes.
It can be quite alarming to turn on the hot water and get a nose-full of a foul odor. Often, the odor will be sulfur, which is a smell reminiscent of rotten eggs. Typically the odor isn't dangerous, but it will make the water unpleasant to use. The following guide can help you solve the problem.
Most foul odors in the hot water supply are caused by the buildup of sulfate-causing bacteria in the tank, but in some cases, the cause may simply be mineral buildup from hard water.
When you normally use a toilet, you can hear the toilet tank refill after flushing for a short while, and then the water turns off. But sometimes, this doesn't work as expected. When the water keeps flowing no matter how much time passes after flushing the toilet, you have a problem on your hands. Here's what's likely going on and what you can do about it.
Why It Happens
The most common cause of this problem is that something has gone wrong with the float in your toilet tank.
A well pump should last for several years on your property with regular use and care; up to 25 years or so. The lifespan of a well pump varies depending on how large the unit is, the type of well pump being used, and other factors.
The best way to keep your well pump in great condition is to recognize when the pump is in need of repairs. If your pump is old enough, it may need to be replaced.
Copper plumbing pipes were once the standard in home construction and many homes today still have some or all of their original copper piping. However, as copper pipes get older, pinches, leaks, and splits can form that put the home at risk for water damage or interfere with water pressure in the home.
While it is possible to replace damaged sections of copper piping, the process is complicated and involves flaring, threading, and soldering to achieve a leak-free connection between the old and new pipe.