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What clogged my drain and what can I do about it?

The clogging of a drain is usually caused by debris, grease and soap buildup. To clear the obstruction, you should use warm water to rinse down the pipe. A plunger might also work if available. When these steps don’t work, call a plumber for further assistance.

 

A few other common causes could be:

  • Older pipes that have worn down over time
  • Tree roots growing into the piping
  • Incorrect installation of plumbing fixtures
  • A broken sewer line

 

There are a few things that you can do on a regular basis to help prevent drains from becoming clogged:

  • Avoid pouring grease or cooking oils down the drain
  • Use a strainer in your sink to catch debris
  • Pour baking soda and vinegar down the drain to clean it once a month.
  • Pun hot water down the drain for a minute after using the garbage disposal

 

If you’re still having problems with clogged drains, call Cactus Plumbing and Air for assistance. We have the tools and experience to get the job done right.

What causes low water pressure?

Low water pressure can be caused by a number of conditions. The most common is when the water supply line from the house to the street is installed too high. That’s why it’s important for every installation to provide a minimum of 20 PSI of water pressure as mandated by ASME standards and since 1940, has been in accordance with Uniform Building Code requirements. 

Can you fix work previously done by other plumbers?

Yes, of course! Cactus plumbing services are happy to do repairs on work done by previous plumbers. Whether its your sewer lines, water heaters or a clogged drain we can help you at a fair price. Just drop a call to us and we will get to know how we can help you. One call does it all!

How much does a plumber charge to replace a toilet?

Plumbers typically charge $250-$500 to replace a toilet. However, this price can vary depending on the type of toilet being replaced, the brand, and whether or not any additional plumbing work is required.

 

Call us today so we can give an exact quote of how much your needs will be. 

How Often Should I Replace My Water Heater?

There are many different factors that can affect the lifespan of a water heater such as climate, number and size of people in the household, habits such as not filling up the tank before it runs out (which causes it to run more often) and so on.

 

Common signs that your water heater needs to be replaced include rusting or leaking from the tank, a decrease in water pressure, and an increase in your energy bill. If you are experiencing any of these signs, it is time to call a plumbing professional – Cactus Plumbing and Air!

What Is The Difference Between Tank And Tankless Water Heaters?

A tankless water heater uses less energy and has more up-front costs than a traditional water heater because it heats the water as you need it. The downside is that these units can freeze, crack check valves or run out of hot water more easily. Check with the manufacturer to see how long they guarantee their tankless system’s parts before making a purchase.