Plumbing Tips

Plumbing Tips

Answers from Our Sonoma County Plumbers

At KC Home Services, we are here for all your plumbing needs, day and night. Whether it’s a small plumbing repair or an entire water heater installation, you can count on our team, backed by over 30 years of experience, to handle every situation with care and precision. Our Sonoma County plumbers want to assist you in every way possible. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of common questions we get from our customers, along with our answers. If you’re not sure if you need a plumber or simply are seeking more information about something plumbing related, check out our FAQ section below.

Q: Why is my shower pressure so weak?

Poor water pressure can be caused by hard-water buildup in pipes, hot water tank issues such as sediment buildup, or a problem with the waterline, such as it being pinched. Regular maintenance should stop these things from happening, but if they have happened, you’ll need to call in a professional plumber.

Q: What should I do during a plumbing emergency?

Call us immediately! We make ourselves available 24/7 for this exact reason. And, if there is potential for electrical danger, keep as far away from the emergency site as possible.

Q: What should I do if the toilet won’t stop running?

There’s a simple fix for this. The water level in your toilet’s tank is controlled by a floating cap. By going inside your tank, you can adjust the cap. If it keeps happening, you may need a replacement. Get in touch with our Sonoma County plumbers and we can do the job quickly and affordably.

Q: Why does my toilet clog easily?

If you find that your toilet is clogging frequently, chances are there’s a large obstruction in there that is being added before you flush. Something that contributes to this is the use of too much toilet paper or the flushing of absorbent materials such as tampons. You could also be experiencing water flow issues or venting issues. Give KC Home Services a call and we’ll assess the situation for you and figure out the best, most affordable repair!

Q: One of my taps has a very low water supply. What could be causing this?

This could be caused by a problem with the tap’s aerator or a leak somewhere along its pipeline. If you cannot fix the problem by cleaning the aerator, you may be dealing with a bigger issue.

Q: How do I shut off the water to the entire house?

Look for the main valve to your house. It will be outside by your water meter. Then, just turn it clockwise until it stops. There will be residual water in the pipes if you run a tap but it will clear out with use.

Still have questions or concerns? Our Sonoma County plumbers are happy to help. Give us a call today at (707) 377-3195.

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