Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions and Answers

If you are a home or business owner, you likely have questions about your plumbing. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Oregon prides itself on having answers and solutions to your plumbing questions. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions regarding plumbing systems.

Q. Why is the water pressure so low?

a. Low water pressure can indicate a problem with several appliances. From your shut-off valve to a plumbing fixture. If you are experiencing low water pressure throughout the home check to see if the water valve is turned to the on position. If it is, inspect your water heater for signs of problems. Note if it's only a single faucet's water pressure you may have a faulty pipe or water line. Our plumbing experts can promptly diagnose the problem and provide a solution that suits your needs.

Q. Why won’t my garbage disposal turn on when I flip the switch?

a. If your garbage disposal is completely silent when you turn it on, try pressing the reset button at your unit's bottom. Never put your hand down the garbage disposal to check for blockages, as you can injure yourself on the sharp blades. If the reset button doesn’t resolve the problem, call us. We can assess your garbage disposal for damage and repair or replace it at a reasonable cost.

Q. What should I do if I have a frozen pipe burst?

a. Turn off the main water valve to your home and call us immediately. Frozen pipes can burst and cause major water damage to your home and plumbing system. Our trained professionals are ready day or night to respond to your plumbing emergencies and resolve the problem efficiently and carefully. Don’t worry, we don’t add charges for late-night emergency calls.

Q. Is it safe to use chemical drain cleaners to clear out clogged drains?

a. We don’t recommend using harsh chemicals on your drainage system. Chemicals erode pipes and compromise your plumbing system. Call if you have a drain clog, and we can clear the blockage with our revolutionary HydroScrub Jetting system. This technology uses high-powered jet streams of water to force blockages out of your drain pipes and clear any remaining debris. We offer routine maintenance for your drainage systems to keep water waste running smoothly to its designated area.

Q. Why is my faucet leaking when I turn it off?

You may have loose or damaged fixtures, corroded pipes, or an O-ring malfunction. Dripping faucets can leak gallons of water each day. If your faucet leaks even when you shut it off, call us for an estimate to assess the problem and advise solution options. It may be a simple fix. Like replacing the pipe or tightening a fixture. Whatever the problem causes your leaky faucet, our professional plumbers have a solution that works for you.

Q. Why is my basement constantly flooding when it rains heavily?

a. You likely need to install a sump pump to handle excess water from heavy rainfall. Our qualified professionals can provide you with sump pump options and installation. Sump pumps must be precisely placed and appropriately sealed to be effective. Our trained experts are the best in the business regarding keeping your basement dry and safe from water damage.

Don’t Go At Plumbing Problems Alone. Call The Experts

From low water pressure to installing a sump pump, Mr. Rooter Plumbing has got you covered. Our team of plumbing professionals is equipped to handle any issue, big or small. Whether you're facing a late-night emergency or planning routine maintenance, we're here to provide efficient, reliable solutions without hidden fees. Contact us today for expert advice and service tailored to your needs.