Plumbing FAQs

Plumbing is an essential part of your home and understanding your plumbing can help you to know how to prevent issues and to know when it is time to call a professional. Here, we answer some of your most frequently asked questions about plumbing and plumbing repair.

If you have a specific question not answered here or need emergency plumbing repair contact Smile Heating & Cooling at 647-361-0333.

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While plungers and some home remedies can help to unclog a drain, it is often best to contact a professional. If you are inexperienced with plumbing, using a plunger is usually the most you should attempt with a clogged drain. For a double sink, for example, you can block the clear side of the sink with a towel or cloth then use a plunger on the other side. For a single sink or bathtub, you will want to plug the overflow and then use the plunger.

If this remedy does not work, it is likely in your best interest to contact a professional. Attempting to use an auger or other tool could result in getting the implement stuck. Drain cleaner products should also be used with caution.

Smile Heating & Cooling offers easy and affordable solutions for clogged drain issues. If you are experiencing a clogged or slow running drain, contact us at 647-361-0333.

Kitchen sinks are the most often to get clogged. They are used frequently and there is a great chance for food and debris to make their way into the drain. To help prevent this, you should avoid pouring any kind of oil or grease down your drain and minimize use of your garbage disposal. Items like egg shells are other hard foods should also be kept out of the drain. A drain screen is helpful in keeping these items out of your drain.

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There are a variety of noises you can hear coming from your plumbing system. Whistling is typically from a leaking toilet fill valve. This can be remedied by lifting the lid on your toilet’s tank and moving the fill valve part until the whistling can no longer be heard. Similarly, vibrating is also due to the fill valve but, at this point, the fill valve should be replaced. Banging can be from a loose pipe which may be able to be fixed by securing the pipe with ties.

If you are having trouble locating the source of a noise or fixing any of these issues yourself, our professional technicians can inspect and locate the issue.

If you are experiencing any other plumbing issue or need expert advice on the types of plumbing upgrades and replacements your home requires, the professionals at Smile Heating & Cooling are here to help.

Contact our technicians at 647-361-0333 for emergency plumbing repair, information and more.

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