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Find answers to common plumbing questions by reading the FAQ from AA Johnny’s Sewer & Drain Cleaning Service Ltd. We have the information you need and the experienced professionals to help you in any situation. Be sure to check out our blog page to learn more.
Q: Can I simply use a plunger on my clogged toilet?
A: In many cases, a plunger will do the trick. We do caution the use of plungers as you run the risk of blowing out the wax seal at the base of the toilet. In most cases, a toiler auger is a better tool. When in doubt, simply give us a call for efficient and professional service.
Q: My kitchen sink is plugged. What should I do?
A: In many cases, it could be a clogged garbage disposal. If the disposal isn’t functioning properly, you can turn it off and then turn the blades manually using an Allen wrench to clear the obstruction. If the disposal isn’t the problem, a simple plunger may do the job. You may also want to check the P-trap under the sink. If you are still having issues, it’s time to call AA Johnny’s Sewer & Drain Cleaning Service Ltd.
Q: Why is my floor drain backing up?
A: In many cases, there is a blockage in the line leaving your home. The problem may also be caused by sewage backflow. With either case, you should turn to a professional to remedy the situation immediately.
Q: What should I do for a laundry drain clog?
A: Laundry drains will clog over time due to the buildup of dirt, mud, lint and other particles. If you’re confident using a plumber’s snake, you can give that a try once you’ve located the actual drain and removed the pipe or tube going to it. If you have a stubborn clog, we can take care of it in a hurry.
Q: Should I be concerned about tree roots in my sewer line?
A: Tree roots are a primary cause of clogs and damage to sewer lines and should be checked if there is a chance of this happening on your property. With video inspection capabilities and high-powered removal equipment, we can diagnose and solve your problem quickly and take steps to prevent further damage.
Q: Why does my toilet keep running?
A: If it sounds like your toilet is constantly running, you may have a problem with the rubber flapper, which blocks water from entering the bowl. You might also have a problem with the chain, the connection between the flush lever and the handle. There are other possible problems but those are two of the most common. Over time, the flapper may not seal properly due to warping, mineral deposits on the surface or breakage. Whatever the cause, the issue should be addressed immediately as you are potentially wasting gallons of water every day.
Q: Why is my faucet dripping?
A: Water drips from faucets are more than just a mere annoyance. They will actually cost you money through the constant waste of water. There are many reasons for drips, including a worn out washer, problem in the O ring or a corroded valve seat. You also might simply have loose parts or worn out seals. AA Johnny’s Sewer & Drain Cleaning Service Ltd will diagnose your problem quickly and save you money on your water bill.
Q: How can I keep my pipes from freezing?
A: With the weather conditions experienced in Canada, frozen pipes are a common problem. There are some simple tips you can use to keep this from happening. In extreme cold, you can let cold water drip from faucets as running water through the pipe will help keep it from freezing. You can also open your kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to expose your plumbing to warmer air. You may also want to check your home’s insulation and ensure you are properly protected.
Q: I might have a leaking pipe? What should I do?
A: You should contact an experienced plumber like the ones at AA Johnny’s Sewer & Drain Cleaning Service Ltd at the first sign of a leaky pipe (brown stains, sagging drywall, moisture, etc.). When left unattended, you could be looking at major damage and costly repairs due to water infiltration. Our team can handle your emergencies with prompt, 24-hour service.
Q: What should I do about a clogged line at my commercial facility?
A: High-pressured water jetting will take care of most problems in your drain line. For businesses with very high volumes of waste materials, we recommend routine maintenance to keep your system performing properly. When needed, we can repair and replace your line or remove any obstructions. Our team is available 24 hours, 7 days a week in Greater Edmonton.
Q: What types of commercial plumbing do you offer?
A: AA Johnny’s Sewer & Drain Cleaning Service Ltd works with all types of commercial properties and handles a range of jobs including high pressure flushing and drain cleaning, grease trap maintenance, thawing of frozen lines and video camera inspections. Known for 24-hour emergency service, we can also repair and replace lines as needed.