Bulldog Rooter - Plumbing Services Q&A Page
Plumbing can be a very tricky job to DIY, that is why most residential and commercial builders/fixer-uppers leave it up to the professionals! There are so many questions that you may have about plumbing and the different services we provide. At Bulldog Rooter, we wanted to share some of our most common plumbing Questions and Answers with you here.
Check out our Plumbing Q&A below, broken down by Our Plumbing Services! Click one of the services below to go to directly that plumbing services Q & A!
Back Flow Testing and Prevention Q&A
Constant Water Pressure Systems Q&A
Our systems can range from 40, 80 and 120 gallons of water. But, if you are looking for a Constant Water Pressure System for your office or commercial space, we offer multiple packages with various tanks to accommodate the size or your water system!
As long as your system does not have any leaks, the water won't deplete and you can simply turn off the system to save energy!
Drain Cleaning Q&A
Emergency 24 / 7 Plumbing Q&A
Check out our Plumbing Service Locations Map.
Frozen Pipe Repair & Prevention Q&A
Disconnect garden hoses, protect/cover outside spigots, drain water from lines prone to freezing, keep garage door closed and don't let your thermostat fall below 55 degrees.
- Turn off your main water supply and water heater
- Remove any belongings away from the burst/water buildup
- Call Bulldog Rooter right away and our Emergency Plumbing crew will help stop the water flow from the burst and repair your pipes!
Full Plumbing System Maintenance Q&A
Yes we do! Bulldog Rooter can repair or fully install any full plumbing system for any size of property! Whether the property is a school with various plumbing needs, or a small office space, we can cover all of your Plumbing System Needs, large or small!
Garbage Disposal Installation and Repair Q&A
- First, turn off your garbage disposal
- Next, Remove the sink baffle and clean the underside and place back in sinkhole
- Turn on the disposal and run a medium stream of cold water
- Place ice cubes mixed with cleaning solution to freshen up the smell
Gas & Water Lines Q&A
- Disconnect gas lines, install a test gauge close to your meter, turn off all valves the appliance uses
- Keep main gas valve on (if you have one), pressurize the gas system using the valve on the test gauge.
- This then shows the pressure in the gas system. It should be no higher than one and a half (1 ½) times the working pressure, and no less than 3psi. Outside of that range and it’s no good.
Hydro Jetting (Jet Washing) Drain Cleaning Q&A
Leaking Pipes and Leak Detection Q&A
- High water bills
- A water heater turning on and off at odd times
- A rise in mold, mildew, and humidity in the building
- Patches of discoloration on the wall or ceiling
- Warped floorboards
- Clogged Drain lines can easily become leak or bursts
- Corroded pipes over time will age and become high-risk for water damage
- Tree Root invasion - We rarely (if ever) see tree root invasion into our plumbing systems, but tree roots can cause major problems to our systems
Main Water Line Repair Q&A
Mobile Home Plumbing Q&A
Pipe Repair & Replacement Q&A
Plumbers Snake Cleaning (Cable Cleaning) Q&A
- Push the end of the snake into the drain opening and turn the handle on the drum that contains the coiled-up snake.
- Keep pushing more of the snake into the drain until you feel resistance.
- Rotate the snake against the blockage until you feel it feed freely into the pipe.
- Run water full force for a few minutes to be sure that the drain is unclogged.
If you have a clogged pipe, a drain snake is a simple and cheap tool you can use to fix it. These are advertised as devices that anyone can use to unclog a drain. But if used improperly, drain augers could make the clog worse. You could jam the obstruction in there tighter, or worse, do damage to your pipes.
Plumbing Add-Ons & Upgrades Q&A
A complete repipe can take anywhere from a few days up to a week. Smaller homes can be repiped in as little as two days, while large homes with multiple bathrooms can take much longer. However, it's important to note that you won't necessarily be unable to use your plumbing during that entire time.
Plumbing Construction / Remodeling Q&A
- Remove Bathroom Fixtures. ...
- Install the New Shower or Tub. ...
- Lay the New Flooring. ...
- Hang Drywall and Start Painting. ...
- Install Cabinets and Vanity. ...
- Update Lighting. ...
- Hook Up the Plumbing.
In your installation process, you should put the backer board down and tile the floor and the backsplash around the tub first, but leave off the row of tiles that directly surround the tub. Next, you'll install the tub, make it level, and connect all of the plumbing.
- Single stack system.
- Partially vented single stack system.
- One-pipe system.
- Two-pipe system.
Plumbing Fixtures Q&A
In its simplest form, a schedule of plumbing fixtures lists the number of plumbing fixtures required for any plumbing installation. A plumbing fixture schedule might have a table that, in addition to sanitary ware, indicates information like cold water pipe size, hot water pipe size, drain size, and vent size.
Residential and Commercial Plumbing Services Q&A
Sewer Line Repair and Cleaning Q&A
- There Are Strange Smells Around Your Home.
- Your Toilets Make Gurgling Noises.
- The Drains Aren't Draining.
- The Lawn is Super Green.
- There's Mold on your Walls.
- Puddles and Soft Spots Outside Abound.
- There's an Increase in Pests.
- The Toilet Backs Up When You Flush.
Sump Pump Repair & Installation Q&A
If you are sizing your current sump pit for a sump pump, it's important to know how much water it holds. As a general rule of thumb, for sump pits that are 18” in diameter, each inch of water equals around 1 gallon.
Trenchless Pipe Repair Q&A
Video Pipe Inspection Q&A
- Troubles with your Sewer Line draining
- A Notice from the City or a Major change in your water bill
- New Home Warranty is about to Expire
- Prior to Selling your home (this could increase your overall value)
Water Heater Repair & Installation Q&A
Water Filtration, Testing & Treatment Q&A
- Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration
- Ultraviolet Water Sterilization and Filtration
- Basic Filtration
Reverse osmosis filters are top of the line for removing a large percentage of contaminants out of the water, potentially including dangerous waterborne bacteria. The filters work by pushing water through the reverse osmosis membrane using pressure.
Water Softener Systems and Repair Q&A
- Ion Exchange
- Salt Free
- Reverse Osmosis and
Knowing your water and usage is vital to purchasing the correct water softener. A water softener that is too small will not be able to keep up with your needs and will wear it down faster. High grain water softeners cost more money and on over-sized softener means wasted money.