Types of pipes
ABS pipes - best for drain-waste-vent (DWV) applications
PVC pipes - best for budget, large volumes of water
CPVC - best for hot- and cold- applications
PEX pipes - best for incoming water lines
Copper pipes - best for resisting corrosion
Galvanized steel pipes - best to replace
What’s clogging your drains?
The main source of clogged drains is hair while washing your hair in the shower or sink. In addition, soap is a likely culprit of clogged pipes. Soap on its own is not an issue. When soap is mixed with hair and other substances, it can cause clumps to form which clog shower drains and sink drains. In addition, food particles do not break down in drain pipes and can lead to a build up and clogs over time.
Can I use a plunger to unclog my drains?
You can use a plunger to unclog minor plugs in your drains. For severe and major clogs in your drain, contact MidCity Plumbers for help unclogging your kitchen drains, bathroom drains or shower drains.
How can I prevent my drains from clogging?
By getting a drain stopper, it can help filter out food particles, hair and debris from entering your drain and causing build up. Never dispose of anything down the drain that is not recommended.
Why do I need a plumber to unclog my drain?
Minor clogs can be cleared with do-it-yourself methods, but major clogs will require a professional plumber at MidCity Plumbers to ensure there is no further damage to your drains.
What to do if your house floods?
The first step is to turn off the main water supply. Then turn off the electricity if you can do so without stepping in the water. Next, evacuate the house and call an emergency plumber at MidCity Plumbers to respond quickly to diagnose the problem and begin water damage restoration.
How can a pipe burst?
There are many reasons why pipes may burst. Some of the reasons are: increase in water pressure, frozen pipes, corrosion and incorrectly installed pipes. This can cause water damage and flooding, which can quickly become expensive to repair.
What do I do when a pipe leaks or bursts?
Turn off the main water supply to prevent further damage. Next, call MidCity Plumbers to come and diagnose the issue and find a solution. We handle all plumbing issues and offer emergency plumbing repairs. While waiting for our service, be sure to clean any water to prevent water damage and mildew.
Why do my water pipes make noise?
Different types of noises water pipes indicate a specific issue. If the water pressure is too high, it can cause water pipes to make loud banging or humming noises. Gurgling noises occur when pipes have difficulty draining. Rattling noises are caused by pipes that may not be secured tightly enough, which causes noises when water moves through the section of the pipe. Whistling noises indicate some or more parts are worn out and need replacing. MidCity Plumbers specializes in determining which course of action to take for each noise and repairs the issue quickly and efficiently.
Why is my faucet dripping?
The most common sources of a leaky faucet are a worn out O ring, washer or gasket, which will need to be replaced. This can be easily fixed quickly without a professional. The basic steps are: switching off the water supply, removing the handle, removing the stem, installing the new stem and then reattaching the faucet handle. However, if you need help changing your O ring, washer or gasket, MidCity Plumbers is happy to help.
What are the signs my plumbing needs repairs?
- Indoor flooding
- Water pressure drop
- Higher water bills
- Strange odor
- Unreliable water heater
- Uneven water levels in toilet
- Overflowing or clogged drains