Most people don’t think about their bathroom plumbing until there’s a problem. Most malfunctions necessitate a call to Frederick Acker and Son Inc, but knowing how your bathroom’s plumbing works can help you quickly find the source of a problem.
How Toilets Work
The modern flush toilet is fairly basic, and there are only a few parts needed to make it function normally. The handle on the outside of the tank is linked to a chain on the inside, which in turn is connected to a valve (flapper) on the bottom of the tank. When the toilet is flushed, the chain lifts the flapper, releasing water from the toilet tank and into the bowl.
When the tank is emptied, the dirty bowl water is pushed into pipes leading to the septic tank or sewer, and clean water is poured in. When the bowl is full, the flapper closes the hole between the tank and the bowl and the tank begins to fill once more. Depending on the age of your plumbing, your toilet may or may not have a float that regulates the amount of water flowing into the tank.
In the Shower
Most shower plumbing is hidden in the walls of your bathroom, making it inaccessible to everyone but professional plumbers Acker and Son Inc. The most common problem with shower plumbing is drain clogs; your plumber can clear them easily, and you can also use chemical cleaners to stop them before they get out of hand. Low-flowing shower heads are another problem which is usually caused by blockages within the head. Your plumber can quickly and inexpensively replace your shower head, but in many cases, all they need is a good cleaning.
The bathroom sink is one of the first things you use in the morning, and one of the last things you use before going to bed at night. These drains are prone to clogging with hair and debris, but you can maintain them with chemical drain cleaners. Severe clogs may require the services of a plumber, who can remove the trap and pull out a stubborn blockage. Connect with us on Facebook for latest updates!