Plumbing FAQs for New Homeowners
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Plumbing FAQs for New Homeowners

Moving into your new home can be exciting and daunting at the same time. To help you settle in smoothly, it pays to learn the basics of your plumbing system and know how to get ahead of any problems. As a trusted plumbing company, Bullseye Plumbing Services often receives several plumbing-related questions from first-time homeowners, and we answer some of them below.

Why Is My Water Discolored?

Discolored water may indicate contamination, changes in mineral concentrations, or other issues in your plumbing that require urgent attention. Try running water from your faucet for about 20 minutes. If water doesn’t clear up, it’s best to reach out to a qualified plumber in Venice, FL to diagnose the issue.

What Can I Put Down the Garbage Disposal?

Most soft or liquid foods are safe to throw in the garbage disposal. Cut them first in smaller portions and send them down slowly to avoid overwhelming the unit. Avoid putting fat and grease, as well as fibrous and starchy foods, down the disposal. These items can clog and jam the unit, which may call for untimely plumbing repairs.

What Should I Do When a Pipe Bursts?

Burst pipes are an emergency plumbing issue, so seek a professional from Bullseye Home Services immediately when this happens. While waiting for us to arrive, turn off the main water valve and get rid of pooling water to prevent further damage. You may also take photos and document the damage to your home, as this will come in handy for insurance claims.

Why Do I Have High Water Bills?

Small leaks don’t seem serious, but they can easily waste gallons of water when left unattended, causing your utility bills to skyrocket. That said, don’t delay enlisting plumbing services once you notice a leak to prevent it from turning into a bigger problem. It also pays to perform routine plumbing maintenance to keep your plumbing fixtures and pipes in check.

If you have other questions about plumbing, Bullseye Home Services is always ready to assist you. You can also rely on us for exceptional plumbing solutions that guarantee long-lasting results. Get in touch with us to set up an appointment with our team.


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