Uncovering Solutions to the Top 5 Most Common Plumbing Questions 

At Murray Plumbing, we know the importance of providing reliable and accurate answers to  plumbing questions for our customers. As experienced plumbing and drainage specialists, we want to ensure that you can quickly get the information you need to make informed decisions about your home’s plumbing system. To make it easier, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 most common plumbing questions. We hope this information helps you troubleshoot any issues that  arise and get your home back to running smoothly in no time. Murray Plumbing is here for you if you need professional assistance. Do not hesitate to give us a call!


What can I put in my garbage disposal?

When it comes to your garbage disposal, it is essential to know what can and cannot be disposed of. Soft food waste, such as mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, and eggs, can be disposed of, but hard items like bones, eggshells, or coffee grounds should be avoided. Fibrous fruits/vegetables, pasta, and rice should also not go down the drain. Remember to run water while using the disposal to help break up debris before flushing it through the drain.


Why am I running out of hot water so quickly?

If you run out of hot water quickly, there may be several potential reasons for it. For instance, an element not functioning in your electric water heater may result in the whole tank may not heating, leaving you with lukewarm showers. Additionally, a tripped reset button on your electric water heater could indicate a larger problem. For gas hot water tanks, a deteriorating dip tube could be the cause of lukewarm water. If you’re having hot water tank troubles, give our experts a call at Murray Plumbing for reliable answers and solutions.


Is it safe to use chemical drain cleaners?

Using chemical drain cleaners can cause costly repairs down the line as they can corrode or damage pipe linings over time. At Murray Plumbing, we use safe and effective solutions using enzymes and friendly bacterial products. This ensures that these products are safe for you, your family members (including pets!), and pipes. So give us a call, and our professional team will happily resolve your drainage problems safely and efficiently.


Why does my drain keep getting clogged?

To avoid clogged drains, be mindful of what you pour down the drain in the kitchen. Bathroom sinks face a unique challenge from soap and hair residue. It’s essential to treat drains with a safe cleaner to avoid frustration caused by clogs. Murray Plumbing is happy to recommend safe cleaners if you need help.

Why does my toilet keep running?

Your toilet keeps running and won’t shut off, it could be caused by the flapper not sealing around the flush valve properly. Try jiggling the handle, and if that doesn’t work, have it replaced for a successful seal. Murray Plumbing can help with any of your bathroom needs.

Murray Plumbing is available to assist with all your plumbing needs. By reviewing the top five most common plumbing questions, it’s evident that simple repairs and preventive measures can help you avoid expensive repairs. For instance, being aware of what is safe to put in your garbage disposal or locating the reset button on your electric water heater can help. Murray Plumbing is here to offer dependable solutions and answers. Contact us today to get started! And, don’t forget to join our membership program to eliminate plumbing concerns in the future!


Experience Worry-Free Plumbing Today!

At Murray Plumbing, our top priority is to provide exceptional service that meets your unique needs. We understand the importance of having a dependable plumbing system and take great pride in our experience and trustworthiness – so don’t hesitate! Our professional team is ready to assist you whenever needed – get in touch now for quality results every time.

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