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PLUMBING FAQS

How can I tell if a pipe is leaking?

There are many signs that your pipes may be leaking. If you notice the sound of running water even when all faucets and fixtures have been turned off, mildew or mold under carpets or walls, rust or lime deposits on visible pipes, cracks in concrete, or unusually high water bills, it’s best to have your pipes inspected for possible leaks. Leaking pipes can cause major damage if allowed to continue, so it’s vital that you hire a professional plumber to assess the issue as soon as possible.

What can I put down the garbage disposal?

Almost any edible material is safe to put down your garbage disposal. This includes all soft food waste, eggshells, chicken bones, and fish bones. When running the garbage disposal, always run cold water to push waste down, and be sure to chop large pieces of material into smaller sizes. Never put any non-edible material, like foil, metal, or plastic, down the garbage disposal, as this can damage or clog the disposer.

Should I get a conventional water heater or a tankless one?

There are many things to consider when deciding which style of water heater to get for your home or commercial building. Traditional water heaters, which are the most common type in Arkansas, have a large tank that can be anywhere from 20 to 80 gallons or more in size. Conventional water heaters have greater energy consumption rates than their tankless counterparts, relying on gas, electricity, or oil to heat water before it is stored in the tank.Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, use electricity or gas to produce hot water on demand. Typically more energy efficient, tankless water heaters tend to have a longer lifespan. A professional Springdale plumber at JC Plumbing can help you decide which option is best for your home or commercial building.

When should I have my toilet repaired or replaced?

A toilet that won’t stop running isn’t just annoying—it can lead to increased water bills and waste. It might be time to have your toilet repaired or replaced if you notice any of the following: cracks in the toilet or pipes, the toilet makes noise for an unusually long time after flushing, the water in the bowl is lower than normal, water comes out of the handle when the tank fills, or water is constantly trickling down the inside of the bowl.

Does JC Plumbing offer emergency service?

Yes! We offer 24/7 emergency service for plumbing issues that can’t wait. Just call (479) 689-0011 for help at any time!

Why should I hire a professional plumber?

Though some plumbing problems may seem like a simple or obvious fix, it’s always best to seek the help of a professional. Improperly repaired water pipes or gas lines can cause major damage to your home in the future, while incorrect installations can shorten the lifespan of your appliances. At JC Plumbing, our team of trained Springdale plumbers can properly diagnose various plumbing issues and help you determine if an appliance can be repaired or needs to be replaced entirely. We can also offer expert advice on everything from the best type of water heater for your home, to which fixtures and faucets to install in your office building.

More questions? Find out how we can help you with your plumbing issue—call us at (479) 316-2674