Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Your Sink’s P-Trap and When It Can Become a Problem

Monday, June 6th, 2022

plumber-with-sink-p-trapLet’s talk about an important part of your sink, one that you probably didn’t even know the name of although you’ve seen it often. It’s the bent section of the drainpipe right below the drain, the one you can see when you open the below-sink cabinets. This pipe with the peculiar curve is known as a p-trap, and today you’re going to learn why it’s there and how it can develop problems.

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Why Your Kitchen Sink Is Leaking

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

leak-in-p-trap-pipeOne of the sights you don’t want to see when you open up the cupboard doors under the sink to fetch an item is water pooling beneath it. Something is leaking—and plumbing leaks of any kind are serious problems that need immediate solutions. 

But leaks aren’t always the easiest to diagnose. When you see that water under the kitchen sink, it can come from several problems. Some might be easy for you to remedy on your own, while others will require you to call our team for sink plumbing in Plattsburgh, NY to fix the problem. We’ll take a look at the most common sources of a kitchen sink leaking.

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The Big Advantages of Hiring a Professional Plumber

Monday, March 28th, 2022

plumber-working-below-sinkThere are a few simple plumbing tasks in your home that you can perform yourself, such as replacing aerators in faucets or cleaning them out when they collect too much silt, or putting in a new flapper in the toilet when the old one wears out. But you shouldn’t try to go any farther with DIY work on your plumbing—nothing that requires you get out the wrenches or more complex tools. 

Furthermore, you shouldn’t hire a non-professional to take care of plumbing jobs like repairs, replacements, and installations. The local “handyperson” isn’t the best path toward a good plumbing system! You want to call on a plumber in Plattsburgh, NY who has the appropriate training, equipment, experience, licensing, and certified Master Plumbers on staff. 

This list of advantages of going with a professional plumber will give you a good idea of why you only want to trust pros, no matter the service.

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Our Best Tips to Prevent Pipe Freeze

Monday, February 14th, 2022

frozen-pipeWhen the winter chill gets the coldest here in the Northeast—and we’re definitely at that point!—one of the biggest concerns that homeowners have is avoiding frozen pipes. When pipes freeze up, it stops the flow of water and it can severely damage the pipe, often leading to the dreaded burst pipe. 

If you have frozen pipes in your house right now, the best step you can take is to call our expert plumbers. We have a long history in this region, so we know a thing or two about taking care of frozen pipes in Burlington, VT. Letting professionals handle your frozen pipes will solve the problem quickly and without the danger of pipe burst. (Bursting is most likely to occur when trying to unthaw the pipes because it increases the pressure within the pipe.)

But if you don’t have frozen pipes now, you definitely want to avoid them in the future. Here are our best frozen pipe prevention tips.

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How to Deal With an Overflowing Toilet

Monday, December 6th, 2021

toilet-with-button-flushAlthough there are more serious plumbing emergencies that can strike a house, the overflowing toilet is the one that causes the most sudden and panicked response. We don’t blame people for getting a bit freaked out when something like this happens.

We have good news, which is that it isn’t as difficult to deal with an overflowing toilet as it might seem. You may need to call for a professional plumber in Essex, VT to help with repairs, but with some quick thinking and a few steps, you can stop the immediate emergency and give yourself time to breathe. You can always trust our plumbers to be ready to help with whatever plumbing trouble you have, no matter the time of the day or night. 

Anyway, on to what you can do about that overflowing toilet.

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Tips for Keeping the Garbage Disposal Healthy This Holiday Season

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Halloween is the signal for the big end-of-the-year holiday flood to start, with major holidays arriving at the end of both November and December, all of which involve feasting and guests. If you are entertaining in your home this year, you can expect your kitchen to handle an enormous workload, probably more than it experiences at any other time of the year. Making sure all your kitchen plumbing is in good shape to handle the pressure can help make the holiday season far more enjoyable for your and your guests.

There’s one part of your kitchen plumbing that needs specific attention at this time of year because it’s most vulnerable to failures: the garbage disposal. If you have an old and often faulty garbage disposal, we strongly recommend you get a new garbage disposal in Williston, VT. That’s a job we can do for you. If your garbage disposal is still in good shape, we have some important tips to help you keep it that way.

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Reasons You Have Low Water Pressure Around Your House

Monday, October 11th, 2021

faucet-drippingIf you’ve ever tried to take a shower in a house with low water pressure, you’ll know how difficult it is. But this is only one of many annoyances that low water pressure can cause. Trying to get many basic household tasks done, like cooking and cleaning, become much more difficult when the water from the faucets only trickles out. 

The lack of convenience isn’t the only trouble with low water pressure: it often indicates something worse is going on in the household plumbing. When low water pressure strikes your house, you may need to call for a professional plumber in Plattsburgh, NY. Below we’ll look at possible causes of low water pressure to help you know what next steps to take.

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Need a New Sink? Here’s Why You Should Call a Professional Plumber!

Monday, September 27th, 2021

woman-washing-hands-at-sinkYou’re facing a big kitchen plumbing project: you need to get a new sink. Because… 

  • The old sink is cracked or leaking and you think it’s beyond repair.
  • You’re looking for a sink with better features, like dual basins.
  • You want an attractive update to an older kitchen.

Whatever the reason you want a new kitchen sink, you’re feeling a bit stressed about doing the job yourself. Good news! You don’t have to. When it comes to kitchen plumbing in Plattsburgh, NY, you can always hire a professional plumber to handle your kitchen sink installation. In fact, you should

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When Unclogging Isn’t Fixing Your Drain Problems

Monday, May 24th, 2021

leak-in-p-trap-pipeDrain clogs are about as basic a plumbing problem as you can imagine. In some cases, you can clear out a drain yourself with a plunger. In others, you may need our professional drain cleaning services to remove the more obstinate clogs. As long as you remember to call for professionals rather than reach for a store-bought drain cleaner when the plunger doesn’t work, you should be in good shape.

But there are times when you’ll need something more than unclogging for your drains. You may need drain repair in Burlington, VT, and this is a job we’re ready to help you with. Please don’t delay when you suspect you have bigger troubles than a basic clog, since the trouble may soon affect all the drains in your house. 

Below we’ll look at situations where you may need the next step in drain repair.

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Spring Tips to Get Your Plumbing in Shape

Monday, April 19th, 2021

checkmark-greenNow that we’re starting to experience spring weather, it’s a good time to make sure your plumbing is ready for the middle of the year. Don’t worry: this isn’t as big a job as winter prep, when you’re working hard to make sure none of the pipes freeze. These spring steps are basic maintenance checks and jobs that you can either do yourself or with the assistance of a Burlington, VT plumber. We’re always available to assist you if you should discover anything wrong with your plumbing that needs repair or replacement work right away. 

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