A pipe is leaking
If you develop a leak in a pipe, the very first thing you need to do is to turn off the water supply to the pipe. Wrap a sheet of rubber around the section of the pipe that is leaking. Ideally, a sleeve clamp should be used to tighten the rubber, but an adjustable hose clamp should also stop the leak. Most major leaks are beyond the ability of the average homeowner to repair, but small drips or leaks can be stopped temporarily until you can call Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ plumbers.
Should I open and close my shutoff’s regularly?
Yes. Opening and closing your shutoff’s on a regular basis, ensures they are working properly and able to shut off in an emergency.
Why is my water bill so high?
Even the smallest leaks can have an impact on your water bill. Check around the house for any visible leaks, water, and/or water damage.
My pipes are clogged, should I use store-bought, liquid drain cleaner?
No, never use liquid drain cleaners. Not only do they damage your pipes, but can cause harm to your plumbing.
The showerhead seems clogged
Mineral deposits from hard water can clog the small holes in your shower head and make it spray ineffectively. You can remove them using warm vinegar and an old toothbrush. Remove the showerhead and put it in a bowl of warm vinegar for approximately an hour. Most of the mineral deposits should dissolve. If any remain, use an old toothbrush to gently scrub away the remaining deposits. Rinse the showerhead and re-attach it.
Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your plumbing or HVAC needs call toll-free @ 888-315-5564