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Pinky's Seattle Plumber FAQ's


At Pinky's Plumbing, we receive a lot of questions about a wide array of different plumbing solutions. While we strive to answer every question, some plumbing issues need to have a thorough examination to determine the cause of the problem. However, we put together a simple list of Frequently Asked questions for you to use as a guide and get you headed in the right direction. Hopefully these answers will meet your needs, if not; you can call one of our technicians and schedule a stress free estimate for more detailed responses.

Is Your Water Bill Too High?

Question: I try my best to conserve water, and I don�t have any faucet leaks, however, m y water bill seems to be higher than usual every month. What can be the cause of my costly water bill?

Answer: Usually when our clients inform us about high water bills, it�s their toilets. You have to check all the toilets in your home or business, and make sure there are no leaks. After you check for leaks, inspect all of your toilets and make sure your fill valve is not overflowing. Another cause for a high water bill may be your flapper. You can test to see if you need a new flapper with food coloring. If you place food coloring in your flapper, and you notice a color change, then it�s time to get a new flapper. Following these simple tips will help alleviate your stress of a high water bill

Do You Hear Strange Noises?

Question: I can hear strange noises in my water heater and, also my toilet. Why is that?

Answer: Hearing strange noises from your toilet, water heater or other plumbing equipment may be a sign of a serious problem. However, the reason why most water heaters makes rumbling or popping sounds means that they are not working at their maximum level of efficiency. Your water heater may not be producing enough hot water and will need to be repaired or replaced. As far as hearing sounds with your toilet, the most common sound is hearing a whistling noise when you flush your toilet. The whistling noise is usually the result of chip or a hole in your tank. It can also cause issues with your fill valve. A simple tweak would stop the noise and have your toilet working like normal.

Do you have a slow drain?

Question: The sinks in our home are draining very slowly, why is that?

Answer: When it comes to a slow drain, there can be a myriad of reasons why it�s not draining as it should. If you are experiencing slow drain problems, you may be experiencing something called. Partial stoppage. There is something in the drain line like hair, food or grease that is causing your drain to drain slowly. Slow drains can usually be fixed with simple drain cleaners. However, if you use the drain cleaner, and you are still experiencing a slow drain, it may be a bigger problem that requires the help of a skilled plumber.

Low Water Pressure?

Question: We have little to no water-pressure in our home, why is that?

Answer: If you have low water pressure, it can be a variety of reasons. Some of the reasons include poor supply lines, clogged aerators, and malfunctioning faucets. Low water pressure problems can be fixed by simply, cleaning out the buildup in you aerators. You do this by soaking the aerator in vinegar overnight. If you still have low water pressure after you follow these tips, then you need to call a plumber for more information.

Water Heaters

Question: When should I drain my water heater and how often?

Answer: When it comes to taking care of your water heater, you should perform routine maintenance to make sure it�s functioning properly. As far as draining your water heater, you should drain it at least once a year. By doing so, you will help keep sediment from building up in your water heater tank.

Any more questions about plumbing? Give us a call at 206-707-1497 today!

If you still have questions and would like to know more about our Seattle plumbing service, give us a call. Our technicians have decades of experience and can provide you with detailed information on the following services:

  • Water heater
  • Sewer lines
  • Clogged drains
  • Toilet repairs
  • Emergency plumbing services
  • Low water pressure
  • Gas line installation
  • Gas Furnace and heating repair
  • And a wide variety of Seattle plumbing services

  • Call us now and discover how our skilled professionals can help you with all of your plumbing, heating needs today!