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General Plumbing Tips

Read Helpful Tips from Licensed Hamilton Plumbers

Q: My toilet is clogged. What should I do?

A: Before reaching for the plunger, it's a good idea to switch the toilet's shut-off valve to the off position. This will prevent any accidental flushes, which will likely cause an overflow. Once the water supply is turned off, you can use the plunger, but make sure the rubber end is flexible and has no visible cracks.

Q: My pipes are constantly clogging and slow to drain. What can I do?

A: One way to ensure your plumbing system is operating properly is through a comprehensive video inspection. The expert technicians at A Rescue Rooter use a high-resolution camera to get a first-hand view of the inside of your pipes. We are able to pinpoint problems and make informed recommendations on what needs to be done, if anything.

Q: What should I do about a clogged bathtub or sink drain? 

A: Before you call A Rescue Rooter, you can check for common culprits such as hair and soap chips. A simple visual inspection may uncover the cause of your problem. To remove debris, start by removing the drain grate of your bathtub or the sink's pop-up stopper (being careful of course not to damage the system). Using a coat hanger with a little hook on the end, you can scoop up hair and other debris. Needle nose pliers may also work for shallow obstructions.

Q: What can I do about poor water pressure at my faucet?

A: In many cases, the fix might be as simple as cleaning your faucet aerator. Dirt and debris will often collect on the screen. Over time, it will become clogged and may greatly impede water flow.

If you can't handle the job yourself, the A Rescue Rooter plumbers in Hamilton, Burlington and surrounding areas are here to help. We are proud to provide solutions for residential, commercial and industrial customers.

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