A friendly reminder to not flush disposable wipes, gloves, and PPE down the toilet. Candace Miller has been pleading with residents to avoid causing additional problems in sewer interceptors and with manufacturers to change labeling on disposable wipes. We don’t want mechanisms to fail causing sewer backups or waste to end up in the river. If you need helps with clogs or any plumbing problem, contact Putman & Son’s Plumbing 24/7 hotline (248) 652-0990.
With more people staying and working from home, not surprisingly, there has been an increase in residential plumbing requests. Increase use and abuse on plumbing from family members can cause need for our plumbers. We have especially seen an increase in clogged toilets, as more people are flushing tissues and wipes. The toilet really can only handle toilet paper, so if you are using other items, just toss them in the garbage after use to save yourself the need to call us. Garbage disposals have also received additional abuse with homeowners throwing items down their drains that are meant to be disposed of in the garbage or composted. Putman & Son’s Plumbing knows that toilets back up, garbage disposals break, pipes burst, and sewers clog. We are always here to help you 24/7 if a plumbing need or emergency arises. Contact us for your plumbing problem. We not only will fix it properly but provide white glove service.
We have more calls than ever to assist with clogged toilets and pipes. Why is this happening? More people are working from home creating more wear and tear on home commodes. Plus, people became inventive during the toilet paper shortage. We hear comments from our clients that they have always used flushable wipes and flushed them down the drain without a problem. Why now? Clogs start slowly and build up over a period of time until it becomes a plumbing headache for you. We can help save you money on plumbing problems. Don’t throw anything except toilet paper in your toilet. Everything else should be disposed in the garbage. If you do need help, Putman & Son’s certified plumbers are here to assist. Call us on our 24/7 hotline (248) 652-0990.
Low water pressure can be frustrating. It can also be a sign of a problem that needs to be fixed in your plumbing system. The following list outlines several common causes of low water pressure.
- Clog in Water Pipes
If the valves are open and you’re still experiencing low water pressure, then there may be a clog. This affects a small section of the system, which can be tricky to locate. It’s usually best to call a professional to find the problem and clean it out.
- Fixtures Need Repaired or Replaced
Malfunctioning fixture rank among the most common causes of low water pressure. If yours are old, they may be damaged or clogged with dirt, limestone, or rust. This will slow water movement.
Go through your home and turn faucets on one at a time to determine if this is the problem. Also, make sure you check the aerators and screens before replacing any fixtures.
- Faulty Water Valves
Each home has two shut-off valves, one on the meter side and the other on the home side of your water line. If one of the valves isn’t completely open, it can cause low pressure. Try gently opening and closing the valves a few times to free any sediment and increase water pressure.
- Corroded or Outdated System
Corrosion can happen, especially in an old plumbing system. This can lead to low water pressure. You may need to replace all the pipes to deal with the issue.
Some aged systems have narrower branch lines. When a fixture is updated, the old branch lines will still limit water flow. These must be replaced to get optimum performance out of your system.
- Insufficient Water Supply Line
Insufficient main supply line can cause low pressure. This issue should be handled by a professional only. Local records may be needed to check connection size in your home.
If you are experiencing low water pressure, contact Putman and Son’s Plumbing today. Our licensed plumbers can inspect your system and help you find a solution that works.