Frequently Asked Questions
- My kitchen sink drains really slow. What could it be?
A partial blockage to the drain under the kitchen sink might cause slow draining of water. First of all, start with using a plunger as it can sometimes help to push the obstruction through. If it doesn’t work, try pouring some drain cleaning solution down the drain. Read the instructions on the bottle very carefully since this product can be very dangerous if used inaccurately. If the solution doesn’t help, try removing the trap below the sink to check if it is clogged with food leftovers, hair, grease, etc. However, such a procedure requires more technical skill. If all the mentioned measures fail, it might indicate that a larger blockage further down the drain causes the problem and you will need to call a professional plumber with the right tools to do the job. In this case Bellflower Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning is the right place to turn to.
- When I turn the tap on and off, I hear a banging or vibrating noise. What could it be?
At the time when the plumbing pipes were first installed in your home walls and ceilings, they were meant to be secured with fixings. If they were not initially installed correctly, they could vibrate free of these fixings. There are a couple of things you can do. First of all, check to find any areas where the noise is coming from those pipes. Second of all, check the pipe clips whether they are holding the pipework tight. If you notice any movement, try to resecure the clips. Most plumbing pipes are located in the ceiling space, so this job should better be trusted to a professional plumber. He could also install a water hammer arrestor device to allow a pad of air into the system that will significantly reduce the noise. Call Bellflower Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning for a free quote.
- Why is my tap constantly dripping?
Is your kitchen faucet constantly dripping? Or does the tap in your bathroom get harder and harder to turn off? A number of things could be a reason for that condition, but most likely the washers in your tap cause the dripping. These little round rubber things act as a seal in your faucets, preventing the water from passing through. Constant use of your taps and rusted water harm the washers, they become worn-out and your tap drips. Such a condition is easy to fix but if you doubt that you can do it yourself, call a professional plumber at Bellflower Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning.