5 FAQ’s for Plumbers

November 21, 2022

You’ve asked, and we are answering! Here are the top 5 frequently asked questions that plumbers receive.

1. What do I do when my toilet overflows?

Don’t panic; there’s still time. Prevent the toilet from continuing to leak water by shutting off the water supply. There’s a valve located behind the toilet that will cut off access. Next, call your plumber and clean up the water.

2. Why was there a sudden spike in my water bill?

Did you have company over the weekend? Did you give the dogs a bath? Was there some other reason your water bill would have increased? If the answer is no, you may have a leak somewhere in your home.

3. What do you mean by “emergency plumbing”?

Any sort of plumbing issue that needs immediate attention is a plumbing emergency. Leaks and clogged drains aren’t normally considered emergencies, but a burst pipe is definitely one!

4. Are drain cleaning chemicals safe to use?

In short – no. They’re damaging to you, your pipes, and the environment. Check out our other blog post about when you shouldn’t use store-bought drain cleaners.

5. How long should I wait to call a plumber if there’s a problem?

As soon as possible. Waiting to call a plumber can only worsen the problem.

And because you read all the way through, here’s a bonus question!

6. Who should I call for plumbing needs in Eastern NC?

Eastern Plumbing of course! All of our employees are trained, certified, and act with professionalism. Our goal is to ensure your plumbing services are done promptly, and we pride ourselves on getting the job done right the first time. If you’re having plumbing issues, call Eastern Plumbing at  252-758-7579 or visit our website, easternplumbingonline.com.