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Looking for a The Plains, VA plumber? Are you experiencing plumbing problems in The Plains, VA? Don’t let it ruin your day, call Powell’s Plumbing today at 540-665-8196 for immediate solutions. Why pay full price for quality plumbing services when you can save – access our coupons for savings on your next appointment.

Staying informed about practices to implement to keep your plumbing systems operating properly is important. At Powell’s Plumbing, we’d like to make sure our Virginia clients are aware of the following information so that they can avoid potential plumbing issues that could cause inconveniences in their homes. If you are experiencing difficulties with your system’s plumbing, we are confident that we can solve the underlying problem while providing great service. 

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  • Have been in service since 1989.
  • Guarantee 100% satisfaction on select services.
  • Provide upfront pricing with no hidden fees.

How can I prevent clogged drains?

Clogged drains are probably one of the easiest plumbing issues to prevent. Simply being vigilant and keeping your drains clean will significantly reduce your chances of having a clogged drain. You can also use strainers in your kitchen sink to prevent food and solid waste from going down into your drain. Remember to keep the water running when you use your disposal, and consider pouring hot water down your sink about once a week to help get any grease or solidified scum to go down your drain. In your bathrooms, pay attention to buildup around your sink stopper and clean it regularly to prevent clogs.

How can I detect a leak?

Leaks in your plumbing system can be hard to detect. However, there are a few things you can do to find out if you have a leak in your system in an area that is out of sight. Hissing sounds around your water heater or toilets are a sign that you might possibly have a leak in your pipes or somewhere in your plumbing system.

To check if you have a leak in your toilet, you can put some food coloring in the toilet bowl. If you don’t have a leak, the coloring should stay within the bowl without seeping into the tank. If the coloring seeps into the tank of your toilet after a few minutes, it means that you have a leak.

You can detect leaks in other parts of your system with your water consumption meter. Turn off all of the appliances in your home that use water. If your water meter still indicates that you are consuming water, you have a leak in your home somewhere.

How can I extend the lifespan of my water heater?

You can extend the lifespan of your water heater in your home by checking the tank regularly and having it cleaned and flushed out. Water softening systems and pressure-regulating valves can also be installed to improve the quality of your water.

This also reduces excess pressure within your water heater, which can cause damage from wear and tear. Finally, having an expansion tank or a second anode rod installed can also improve the lifespan of your water heater.

For those looking for professional plumbing services, contact us at 540-665-8196. Our certified and trained professionals will be able to solve your plumbing problems and perform routine maintenance checks. 

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