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Corpus Christi’s Plumbing FAQs

Drain King Plumbing Company specializes in a wide variety of plumbing issues and solutions in Corpus Christi, TX. As plumbers with over 20 years of history, our expertise makes us the smart choice to call when you have problems with your plumbing or need an installation. When problems do arise, you might wonder about the causes and what you should do in these cases? Bringing us in to resolve the issues is the most prudent decision, but we also want to keep you educated on common issues and procedures for your plumbing. For your benefit, we’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions. For flawless fixes and expert installations, give us a call today and get a free estimate on the services you need.

Why Am I Not Getting Enough Hot Water?

The issue might be in the fuse box. When you have a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse, the electric heating elements in your home or office will lose power. Another possibility could be a faulty thermostat. An issue with gas-powered heaters might be rooted in the heater, which is the burner under the tank. This device heats your water using gas jets. Your pilot light might be out, or you have no gas supply. Whatever the cause, Drain King will check your fuse box or unit to determine the cause and fix it.

What Causes Air Rattle in My Pipes?

This rattle, known as “water hammer,” can be caused by a clogged vent pipe, irregular water flow, or fast-closing valves in a faucet or toilet. It’s imperative to call us for plumbing service, as this issue can lead to cracks, leakage at the joints, and burst pipes.

What is Hydrostatic Testing?

This testing is necessary when you have water leaking in your building or home’s sanitary sewer system. A hydrostatic pressure test will help to determine if these water leaks are present in your plumbing system. This test uses an inflatable test ball in the main sewer cleanout, and we then inflate it to block your main sewer line. There’s a probable leak if the water goes down over time. Make sure you call us first when you’re buying or selling a commercial building or home.

What Should I Do When I Have Low Water Pressure?

Sometimes, your pipes can develop a buildup of minerals and debris, and this might be the issue if one or two of your fixtures are slow. A slab leak is a much bigger issue and requires an isolation test. This test determines if you have poor-quality pipes, kinked or bent pipes, dented pipes, or improper construction. These factors can all affect your water pressure and eventually burst and seep through the concrete slab. Drain Kings can also test for gas leaks beneath your slab. Your house will move and place pressure on the pipes if soil shifts below your foundation.

What is Hydro Jetting or Jetting?

Grease and debris can clog drain lines, and hydro jetting will clear this type of clog much more effectively than snaking. It also costs less than other methods of drain line clearing. This technique uses high-pressure PSI blasts of water for the process, which is chemical-free and causes no damage to the inner pipe walls.

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