At Capital Plumbing we strive to be a resource for our local community. We hire top professionals that are trained and certified in the latest plumbing techniques. Serving your home or business is a privilege and we don't take that for granted. We consider it a honor to be your local source for all your home of business plumbing needs in Taylors, Greer, Simpsonville, Anderson, Spartanburg and the greater Greenville, SC.area.
Below are a handful of our most frequent FAQ's. If you are having a plumbing issue don't hesitate to give us a call at 864.268.7888. If you would like to submit a question to be added to our FAQ page, please fill out the form below and we will do our best to answer your question in a timely manner.
A: Inspect the area that you think you may have a leak and follow the water. Once you locate the leak, you can mark it with a sharpie marker of a piece of duct tape. If there are supply lines or appliances around the suspect area, check them carefully for rips or splits, unattached hoses or anything else that looks like it could cause a leak. Turn off the nearest shutoff valve and give us a call. It could be a simple fix that you can do yourself or we can come out and offer our professional service to fix or repair your leak.
A: Would you allow someone that doesn't have a MD degree to diagnose you or your loved one with a terminal illness? The same logic applies. A licensed plumber must demonstrate their competence as installers of plumbing systems to an official board prior to being issued a license. This separates "handymen" with experience as opposed to someone that is licensed and passed regulations to practice safe plumbing practices.
A: This isn't a simple answer. For starters don't mix PVC washers/nuts with metal washers/nuts. Keep them consistent. Keep the plastic washers with the plastic pipes. The thicker side faces the nut and the thinner side faces the cup. Also make sure that the pipes fit down into the next pipe as far as they can go.
A: Depending on your expertise it can be difficult. Here are our suggestions. While you are replacing the tub, we recommend you replace the waste and overflow. We also recommend you replace the tub/shower faucet. Many of the top manufacturers make tub surrounds that come in 2 or 3 piece sections which make it a lot easier to fit through doorways. When removing the old tub, it is best to break it out with a sledge hammer and cut it up with a Sawzall.
A: While it may seem strange, dishwashers are supposed to leave some water in the unit at the end of each cycle. They are designed this way to keep the element heater (used for drying the dishes) from overheating and burning up.
A: The best way to tackle this problem is to remove the overflow plate - this is the round thing on the tub wall with 2 screws. When you pull it out, two sections of the stopper mechanism will come with it This mechanism should be hinged so it can bend through the shower hole. Chances are that the hair and other various particles are caught on the end which is clogging the drain. You may not need to snake if you are able to get a large amount of hair removed. If need be you can snake from this point. Please note: a typical drain snake will not go through the drain hole at the bottom of the tub.
A: Generally speaking you can place food scraps and some fruit peelings safely through your home kitchen garbage disposal.
A: Use the following steps:
A: Please use the following steps: