Most Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

When it comes to plumbing, we understand that you may have many questions. As Northern Colorado’s Home Service Experts, we’re here to help answer some of the most frequently asked plumbing questions we receive.

How can I prevent frozen pipes in the winter?

To prevent frozen pipes in the winter, make sure to properly insulate any exposed pipes, particularly those in unheated areas like basements, crawl spaces, and garages. Use foam pipe insulation or heat tape to protect them from freezing temperatures. Additionally, maintain a consistent indoor temperature, even when you’re not at home, and allow warm air to circulate around pipes by opening cabinet doors. Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses, and shut off their water supply during the cold months to minimize the risk of freezing.

Why do I have low water pressure?

Low water pressure can be caused by several factors, including clogged pipes or fixtures, a malfunctioning pressure regulator, or leaks in your plumbing system. Mineral deposits, debris, or rust can accumulate in pipes and restrict water flow, while a faulty pressure regulator may not properly maintain water pressure. If you suspect a leak, look for signs such as damp spots or water stains around your home. Addressing these issues can help restore normal water pressure.

How often should I have my water heater serviced?

We recommend having your water heater serviced at least once a year to ensure it’s running efficiently and safely. Regular maintenance includes flushing the tank to remove sediment buildup, inspecting the anode rod for corrosion, checking the pressure relief valve for proper operation, and examining the unit for signs of leaks or damage. Routine servicing can prolong the life of your water heater and maintain its performance.

What should I do if I have a leak?

If you discover a leak in your home, immediately shut off the main water supply to prevent further damage. This valve is typically located near your water meter or where the main water line enters your home. Next, turn off any electrical appliances and gas appliances near the leak to ensure safety. Contact a member of our team as soon as possible to locate and repair the leak, preventing further damage and potential mold growth.

How can I improve the quality of my home’s water?

Improving the quality of your home’s water can be achieved by installing water filtration systems or water softeners. Water filtration systems remove contaminants such as chlorine, lead, and pesticides, providing safer and better-tasting water. Water softeners eliminate hard water minerals like calcium and magnesium, reducing scale buildup in pipes and appliances while improving the effectiveness of soap and detergents. A professional plumber can assess your water quality and recommend the most suitable solution for your home’s needs.

At Lion Home Service, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional plumbing services that you can trust. With our expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction, we’re confident we can meet all of your plumbing needs. Don’t hesitate to call us at (970) 551-6987 for all of your plumbing needs.

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