Accurate Plumbing FAQ

How long does a drain cleaning take?

1-2 hours.

How often should I get my drains cleaned?

When you notice drains starting to take longer than normal to drain.

Why are my drains making bubbling noises?

The drain is clogged or partially clogged, this is the time to call us to take a look.

How can I prevent clogged drains?

Don't dispose of grease down drains. Don't flush wipes down the toilet. Put strainers in sinks and showers to keep debris and hair out of drains.

How will I know if I need a repair or replace a drain?

To know if you need to repair or replace a drain, we have to run a camera to identify what the problem is and where it is located.

Why does my toilet smell?

Toilet may not be set properly or the base may need to be resealed.

How can I check if I have a leak?

In toilets you can check by putting water color in the tank and wait to see if your bowl shows discoloration. You can also sit and watch your water meter to see if moves when water is not in use in the house.

Do I really need to worry about hidden leaks?

Absolutely, hidden water leaks can cause mold and the longer you wait, the more damage and costlier it will be.

Can leaks get bigger over time?

Yes.

Should I repair or replace leaky faucets?

Yes, leaking faucets will cause your water bill to rise.

My toilet sounds like it is constantly running - is there anything I can do to fix it?

The flapper and fill valve are more than likely the issue. You can usually find these parts at your local hardware store.

Is having a tankless water heater more beneficial than a conventional heater?

It's a personal choice. Tankless water heaters provide unlimited hot water whereas conventional heaters usually produce 40-50 gallons of hot water an hour. A normal shower uses 2 gallons of water per minute.

Why does my hot water not work as well in the winter?

Groundwater and attics are much colder so the water heater is having to work harder. So if your water heater is not in optimal condition or your pipes are not insulated, you won't receive water as hot as you do in the summer.

How can I tell if I need a water heater replacement?

If the water heater is leaking, making noise or older than 10 years old, it's generally time for a new water heater.

What do I do if my toilet overflows?

Shut off water to the toilet (valve near base of toilet) Trying plunging and if that doesn't work give us a call.

Why do my pipes rattle and make noise all the time?

Pipes are not secured properly. Noise will persist until strapped properly.

Emergency Services FAQ

How long will it take for you to get to me?

In most cases we show up within 90 minutes.

What qualifies as a plumbing emergency?

Appointments after 6pm Monday thru Saturday. All day Sunday. All other times are free estimates.

How much does a plumbing emergency call cost?

$200 call out fee plus repairs.

How do I reach you?

Call, text, email, or online.