Our Experts Answer Your Top Plumbing FAQs

From clogged sinks to dripping faucets, plumbing problems are common for homeowners. ComfortAire Heating Cooling Plumbing is here to help—our experts are answering your top plumbing FAQs to ensure that your system operates like it should.

Read through our answers below, then call us for more plumbing help at 715-325-3969 in Wisconsin Rapids or 715-342-0911 in Stevens Point.

Why Does My Toilet Keep Running?

Toilets run for many reasons, including:

  • Clogs
  • Slow, leaky tanks
  • Worn-out flappers
  • Faulty floats, refill tubes, or inlet valves

When ignored, a running toilet can waste as much as 26 gallons of water per day—so if yours is constantly running, call one of our experts today.

What’s the Best Way to Unclog a Drain?

Hair, soap, food particles, mineral deposits, and dirt could be to blame for clogged drains. Instead of reaching for chemical drain cleaners, try mixing ½ cup of salt with ½ cup of baking soda and pouring it down your drain—let it sit for at least 30 minutes before flushing it with boiling water. If that doesn’t help, contact our master plumbers for help.

What Are the Benefits of a Water Softener?

From cleaner dishes to softer skin, there are many aesthetic and health benefits to having a water softener. They are also beneficial from a practical standpoint—softer water helps preserve the life of household appliances including dishwashers, water heaters, and washing machines. Water softeners can also help lower your monthly energy costs.

How Can I Maximize the Life of My Water Heater?

Most water heaters last eight to 12 years, depending on factors like the quality of the installation, how often you have it serviced, and the quality of your water. To help it last as long as possible, flush it out using manufacturer-recommended methods, replace corroded anode rods, insulate your pipes, and have it regularly maintained.

How Can I Prevent Frozen Pipes?

Wrap foam insulation around all pipes that are more exposed to outside air (such as those in attics, crawl spaces, etc.). Setting your thermostat to at least 60°F will also help keep your pipes warm enough to prevent freezing.

Still Have Questions? Contact ComfortAire Today

If you didn’t find the answer you were looking for—or if you have questions about your fireplace or air quality systems—contact us now: 715-325-3969 in Wisconsin Rapids, 715-342-0911 in Stevens Point, or by email.

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