Have you ever had some questions that you wanted to ask your residential plumber but weren’t sure you should? The reality is that they are happy to answer any question you may have and there is probably nothing you could ask that others before you haven’t also asked. Here are a few FAQs that will give you some answers to three of your most perplexing ones.
- Why is there a curved pipe under the drain? That curve is actually called a p-trap. It is a simple concept in which gravity causes a bit of water to stay in the lower part of the curve, acting as a barrier so that smells and sewer gases don’t invade your home. If you notice some smells, you should call a residential plumber to find out why. It could be the p-trap, a damaged or clogged sewer line, or blocked drain vents.
- Does a tankless water heater deliver unlimited hot water? For the most part, you’ll have plenty of hot water and far beyond that which a tanked water heater can deliver. However, they do have limitations. If you have too many demands on it at the same time, it can be overwhelmed. If this happens often, you can resolve it by adding a second tankless water heater, such as having one for the bathrooms and another for the kitchen.
- Is hard water a problem? It won’t hurt you to drink hard water, in most cases, provided you don’t mind the taste. However, hard water is a problem when it comes to your home’s plumbing system and any appliances that use water, such as water heaters, coffee makers, and ice makers. Another issue is that you need more soap than you would with softer water. The remedy for hard water is to have a professional install a water softener.
If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to call us at Willmann Plumbing Company Inc. We always welcome your questions either over the phone or when our residential plumber is at your home.