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Frequently Asked Questions About Plumbing

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Here at Raptor Rooter & Plumbing, we believe in working with our customers, not cutting corners to get a job done. That’s why our technicians take the time to answer your questions so you can understand our services. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions.

What Are The Common Problems Encountered By A Plumber?

Our plumbers are trained and have years of combined experience working on residential and commercial plumbing. For the most part, leaking pipes, low water pressure, outdated plumbing appliances and slow drains are the most common problems our plumbers manage. If you’re in need of professional services for your home’s plumbing, look no further than Raptor Rooter & Plumbing.

Is It Better To Snake A Drain Or Use Draino?

Pouring a viscous liquid down your drain sounds easier than wrangling a clog with a drain hook, but we disagree. Chemical cleaners are very potent and are created to produce heat inside your pipes – which can melt and cause damage and leaks. That’s why when you have major clogs or blockages deep within your pipes, a plumber’s snake is your best bet. Reach out to our team to schedule your drain cleaning today!

Why Would I Want A Tankless Water Heater?

Many modern homes are equipped with a traditional tanked water heater. These units hold upwards of 80 gallons of water and work to keep it at a steady hot temperature. A tankless water heater allows you to have access to unlimited hot water on-demand, without storing a water tank in your home. If you’ve ever wondered, “Should I get a tankless water heater?” our team is here to work with you and answer your questions.

How Do You Neutralize A Smelly Garbage Disposal?

Your garbage disposal is not designed to handle anything you put down there. Avoid a smelly sink by tossing stringy, hard and starchy food items into the trash instead. If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, the worst-case scenario is that your sewer line is clogged and wastewater is flowing backward through your pipes and into your kitchen plumbing. With drain services from our team, you can get your pipes back to running like new!

What Happens If You Don’t Drain Your Water Heater?

Your home’s tanked water heater holds a constant supply of hot water. Over time, sediment from the water will settle at the bottom of the tank and collect there. This buildup can block valves, lead to tank corrosion and cause other issues. Make sure you drain your water heater annually to avoid costly breakdowns. Not comfortable draining your water heater yourself? Reach out to our team to schedule that service!

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