Plumbing FAQ’s

What causes my drain to get clogged?

Drains can get clogged because often people are careless about what they put in them, especially in the kitchen. Oil residue from soaps, shampoos and hair are often the cause of clogged sinks in the bathroom. It is recommended that you are conscious of what you put down your drains and treat them regularly.

What is the Cause of dripping faucet?

The solution to fixing a dripping faucet can often be simple. In many cases, the internal mechanisms need to be rebuilt or replaced. This is an easy and inexpensive fix. Carefully turning your faucets on and off with minimal force can often extent the life of your internal mechanisms.

How can I prevent leaking pipes?

It is important take the time to occasionally inspect your pipes. Take care to notice any rust or lime depositing on them, which may indicate a leak is starting. Early detection can prevent a small problem from becoming a big problem.

What happens if my water heater is leaking?

You should call United Installers Plumbing right away. A leak in your water heater often indicates that the the bottom of the tank has rusted. In this case, you most likely need a new water heater.

Is it a problem if my toilet is running?

A leaky toilet can be an expensive annoyance. Leaky toilets can have a bit effect on your water bill. If the toilet continues to run into the bowl after the toilet is flushed, it indicates that some part of the mechanism is out of order. Jiggling of the flush valve mechanism can often solve the running problem or you may require replacement of the internal mechanisms.

What can I put in my garbage disposal?

  • First, to help grease congeal and harden and flush through the system, run cold water when grinding. Hot water will dissolve fats and grease which will cause it to then accumulate in the drain line.
  • Do not grind clam or oyster shells, cornhusks or other material with high fiber content. Do not grind glass, plastic or metal non-food materials in the disposal. In general, most biodegradable food waste can be fed into disposers.
  • Perform simple maintenance. Grinding small bones and eggshells can helps clean the garbage disposal by scraping away stubborn deposits.


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2112 Britt Rd
Douglasville, GA 30135