Plumbing FAQ’s


Are you looking for answers to your plumbing questions? Look no further! At Shaw Plumbing, we’ve got you covered. Our FAQ’s section is here to help you navigate through common plumbing issues. From leaky faucets to clogged drains, we’ve got the expertise and knowledge to assist you. Don’t let plumbing troubles disrupt your daily routine. Trust Shaw Plumbing, your reliable plumbing partner. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or get an instant quote. Shaw Plumbing at its best!

How Can I Avoid Leaking Pipes in My Home?

One of the first things you should do is look into your water pressure. The “safe zone” is 50-75 psi for your water pressure. If your water pressure is exceeding 75 psi for any length of time, then that may lead to a problem. If this is the case for you, give Shaw Plumbing a call. We’ll be happy to assist.

How Do I Unclog a Toilet?

The easiest way to unclog your toilet is with a plunger, but if you don’t have one on hand, fill the toilet with dish soap or laundry detergent, add a pot of boiling water and then wait a few minutes before flushing. The hot water should break through the clog as the soap washes everything through the siphon and out of the drain.

Why Is My Toilet Always Running?

A running toilet could be the flapper or the fill valve.  If you apply food dye in the tank of the toilet and the dye comes out into the bowl prior to flushing the toilet, the flapper needs to be replaced.  If the water continues to fill up the tank over the overflow pipe in the tank, the fill valve should be replaced.

How Do I Remove White Buildup on Faucet Aerators?

Remove buildup on faucet aerators by taking off the aerator. Soak it in acidic liquid and then rinse and scrub it under running water before reattaching it to the faucet.

How Do I Clean a Dishwasher?

Clean your dishwasher by filling the detergent container with white vinegar and running the machine on a long, hot cycle. Do not leave any dishes in the washer for this cleaning cycle.

How Do I Fix a Clogged Garbage Disposal?

Turn off the disposal, insert an appropriately sized hex or Allen wrench into the hole of the disposal motor. Rotate the wrench back and forth to dislodge the obstruction and fix your jammed garbage disposal.

How Do I Get Rid of Odor Coming From the Garbage Disposal?

Remove odor from your garbage disposal by using items like ice cubes, baking soda , citrus fruit (Lemons, Limes, Grapefruits, or Oranges), and vinegar.  Put in disposal and run with water.

What to Do With a Plumbing Problem

Plumbing problems often have two options — fix it yourself or call a plumber. You may be more than capable of fixing a clogged toilet or preventing frozen pipes over winter, but many plumbing tasks are safer in the hands of experienced plumbers, like Shaw Plumbing.

The best solution for clogs, leaks, low water pressure and intrusive roots is to call a Shaw Plumbing. DIY solutions may provide temporary relief to certain problems, but a plumbing professional will have the experience and tools to set your plumbing system right.

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