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Charlotte Plumbing & Repair is a Charlotte Plumbing Company that offers an array of comprehensive services, from minor leak repairs to tankless water heater installations and pretty much everything in between. Are you currently finding it difficult to deal with the never-ending issues coming up with your plumbing system? Almost every household and commercial business experiences this problem. All you need is a Charlotte plumbing company that provides you with peace of mind by having the knowhow to fix all your plumbing issues at an affordable price.

Plumbing Tips and Maintenance

Bathroom Plumbing maintenance

Keep your bathroom plumbing running efficiently with these helpful tips:

  • Run hot water down the drain once a week to help keep your pipes free of debris.
  • To avoid potential damage to faucets and fixtures, repair leaky faucets right away.
  • Showers and tubs should be fitted with strainers to catch soap chips and hair, these strainers should be cleaned regularly.
  • To remove mineral deposits from the shower head, fill a plastic bag with one cup of vinegar and place it over your shower head. You can use a twist tie to hold it in place overnight. Remove bag in the morning and use a damp cloth to wipe off those mineral deposits.
  • Never use your toilet like a wastebasket. Do not flush cotton balls, facial tissue, sanitary products, make-up pads, diapers or sanitary products as they will not dissolve and will clog the lines. Make sure your bathroom has a trash container for all trash disposal.

Showerhead Maintenance

To prevent uneven spray from showerheads that have clogged holes do to water mineral deposits:

  • Use an adjustable wrench to unscrew the swivel ball nut. Make sure to wrap the jaws of the tool with masking tape to protect the finish from getting scratched.
  • Unscrew collar nut from the showerhead.
  • Using a thin wire, gently clean the inlet and outlet holes in the showerhead.
  • Use clean water to flush and clean.

Testing a Toilet for Leaks

Inspect the tank's water lever to make sure water isn't overflowing from the overflow pipe. (the overflow pipe is located in the center of the tank connected to a small piece of tubing).

  • If overflow pipe has water running into it, adjust fill valve until the water level stops around one inch below the top of overflow tube.
  • Put a few drops of food coloring in the tank to test the flush valve mechanism.
  • After about 15 minutes check the bowl, if toilet bowl water has changed color, the flapper or ball is leaking and should be replaced.

Kitchen Plumbing Maintenance

Keep your kitchen plumbing running efficiently with these helpful tips:

  • Never put stringy, fibrous, hard to grind waste (carrots, poultry skins, banana peels or celery) into your garbage disposal.
  • Before and after using your garbage disposer, run cold water for 15 seconds down the drain to flush any waste through the pipes.
  • Never pour greasy liquid down the drain. Use a paper towel to remove grease from pots and pans before rinsing off in the sink.

Cleaning Your Garbage Disposal

Buildup of food debris inside garbage disposals can create foul odors. Eliminate these odors with these steps:

  • Grind lemon or orange rinds along with ice cubes in the disposal for 30 seconds.
  • Pour some liquid dish detergent into the garbage disposal while it is still running.
  • Run cold water for around 30 more seconds to rinse away any remaining debris.

Garbage Disposal Stopped Working?

Most disposals have a overload protector to prevent the motor from overheating. The overload sensor could have been triggered If your disposal cut off during normal operation.

  • Turn the disposal switch to the off position.
  • Keep objects and your hands away from the drain.
  • Ensure that the appliance is securely plugged into the outlet.
  • Press the reset switch on the bottom or front of your garbage disposal.
  • Turn the power switch back on to see if your disposal will restart.
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Clogged Drains in Your Home

There are several reasons that drains can become clogged. Something going down the drain that doesn't belong is usually the most common cause, however drain clogs can arise from many other unchecked plumbing issues. Our highly trained technicians are ready to fix and prevent all types of drain clogs, including:

  • Main sewer line: In most cities, the homeowner is responsible for sewer lines that touch their property (even if the sewer line is underground and a good distance away from your house near the street). This means if a problem arises with the sewer line causing your drains to get backed up, you will be responsible for any repairs.

  • Washing machine: If you wash clothes very often, as in one load right after another, this can put a huge strain on your drain system. If you start noticing that your drains are much slower or tend to get backed up when doing laundry, it is more than likely that your washing machine may be causing the problem.

  • Garbage disposal: The average garbage disposal can't handle all types of materials that are put into them. Large pieces of food, potato peels, oils, cooking grease and bones will damage your disposal and will eventually cause your drains to back up.

Experiencing an occasional clogged drain is normal, however if you start noticing that your drains clog frequently, this could be a more serious issue. Give us a call today so we can come out and diagnose the problem. Using our sophisticated plumbing tools and expert plumbing techniques, we can quickly find and fix any plumbing issue you may encounter.

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Fixing a Leaky Faucet

A dripping tap can seem like such a small problem with your sink, but if not fixed, can lead to a much bigger plumbing problem, and if not properly fixed will only make the problem worse. Need to fix a leaky faucet? Call Charlotte plumbing & Repair for fast and professional plumbing service. We will respond quickly to your request and have that leaking faucet back to normal in no time at all. Don't put off calling a plumber because you think that drip is such a small problem, call and make an appointment with one of our plumbers as soon as possible. Then you will have peace of mind knowing that that leak is finally fixed and you won't have to deal with the stress of trying to fix the problem on your own.

Faucet Leaks and what you need to know

You may think a tiny little drip should be an easy fix, but it can actually turn into a pretty complicated job. A faucet leak can be caused by a number of things. Before you can fix the leak in your faucet, it is important to know what is causing the leak. Faucets have moving parts that can wear down over time and may need to be tightened, repaired, or replaced. When you call us, one of our licensed plumbers will complete the following tasks:

  • Determine the cause of the leak
  • disassemble the faucet and all components
  • install replacement parts if needed
  • Reassemble your faucet and have it working like new

Finding the Right Plumbing Solution

Our plumbers are experts at faucet repair and replacement, so if you are unable to determine what is causing the leak, one of our plumbing technicians can come out and diagnose the problem for you quickly. Once we have established what is causing your tap to leak, for a trained plumber the repair will be easy and fast. Our plumbers will have access to all the moving parts on your faucet that might need to be replaced: handle, stem, washer, nut, and decorative caps. In some cases the leak can be an issue much deeper than just the faucet itself, if that ends up being the case, our plumbers can fix that problem too.

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