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Charlotte Plumbing & Repair is a trusted local plumber in Charlotte, providing a wide array of services, ranging from minor leak repairs to installation of tankless water heaters. We understand the frustration of dealing with persistent plumbing issues, which is why we are committed to providing efficient and affordable solutions. Our team of skilled plumbers is ready to handle all your plumbing needs, giving you peace of mind.

Emergency Plumbing Services

Plumbing emergencies can occur at any time, and we are here to help. Our 24-hour professional plumbing services ensure you don't have to wait until morning to deal with a leak or clog. We provide fast and professional service without hidden fees, so you can trust us to handle your plumbing emergencies effectively and efficiently. Contact us anytime for your emergency plumbing needs.

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At Charlotte Plumbing & Repair, we are committed to providing seamless service to the residents of Mecklenburg County and surrounding areas. Our dedication extends to offering immediate assistance at any hour, day or night. Our skilled plumbers ensure prompt arrivals and efficient repairs, minimizing disruptions to your routine. At Charlotte Plumbing & Repair, rest assured that our pricing remains straightforward, whether it's an emergency or routine service—no unexpected costs, just reliable and transparent service anytime you need it.

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Maintaining Your Plumbing System

Proper maintenance can keep your plumbing system running smoothly. Here are some tips for effortless maintenance

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Bathroom Plumbing Maintenance

  • Run hot water down the drain once a week to help keep your pipes free of debris.
  • To avoid potential damage to faucets and fixtures, repair leaky faucets right away.
  • Showers and tubs should be fitted with strainers to catch soap chips and hair. These strainers should be cleaned regularly.
  • To remove mineral deposits from the shower head, fill a plastic bag with one cup of vinegar and place it over your shower head. You can use a twist tie to hold it in place overnight. Remove the bag in the morning and use a damp cloth to wipe off those mineral deposits.
  • Never use your toilet like a wastebasket. Do not flush cotton balls, facial tissue, sanitary products, make-up pads, diapers, or sanitary products as they will not dissolve and will clog the lines. Make sure your bathroom has a trash container for all trash disposal.
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Shower head Maintenance

To prevent uneven spray from shower heads that have clogged holes due to water mineral deposits:

  • Use an adjustable wrench to unscrew the swivel ball nut. Make sure to wrap the jaws of the tool with masking tape to protect the finish from getting scratched.
  • Unscrew the collar nut from the shower head.
  • Using a thin wire, gently clean the inlet and outlet holes in the shower head.
  • Use clean water to flush and clean.

Testing a Toilet for Leaks

Inspect the tank's water lever to make sure water isn't overflowing from the overflow pipe. (the overflow pipe is located in the center of the tank and connected to a small piece of tubing).

  • If the overflow pipe has water running into it, adjust the fill valve until the water level stops around one inch below the top of the overflow tube.
  • Put a few drops of food coloring in the tank to test the flush valve mechanism.
  • After about 15 minutes, check the bowl; if the toilet bowl water has changed color, the flapper or ball is leaking and should be replaced.

Kitchen Plumbing Maintenance

Keep your kitchen plumbing running efficiently with these helpful tips:

  • Never put stringy, fibrous, hard-to-grind waste (carrots, poultry skins, banana peels, or celery) into your garbage disposal.
  • Before and after using your garbage disposer, run cold water for 15 seconds down the drain to flush any waste through the pipes.
  • Never pour greasy liquid down the drain. Use a paper towel to remove grease from pots and pans before rinsing off in the sink.
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Cleaning Your Garbage Disposal

Food debris build-up inside garbage disposals can create foul odors. Eliminate these odors with these steps:

  • Grind lemon or orange rinds along with ice cubes in the disposal for 30 seconds.
  • Pour some liquid dish detergent into the garbage disposal while it is still running.
  • Run cold water for around 30 more seconds to rinse away any remaining debris.

Garbage Disposal

Most disposals have an overload protector to prevent the motor from overheating. The overload sensor could have been triggered If your disposal cut off during normal operation.

  • Turn the disposal switch to the off position.
  • Keep objects and your hands away from the drain.
  • Ensure that the appliance is securely plugged into the outlet.
  • Press the reset switch on the bottom or front of your garbage disposal.
  • Turn the power switch back on to see if your disposal will restart.

Clogged Drains in Your Home

Drain blockages can stem from various causes, with the most common being items that shouldn't be disposed of down the drain. Nevertheless, numerous unchecked plumbing issues can contribute to the occurrence of drain clogs. Our highly trained technicians are ready to fix and prevent all types of drain clogs, including:

  • Main Sewer Line: Homeowners typically bear responsibility for sewer lines on their property, even if the line is distant or underground. If sewer line issues arise, leading to drain backups, homeowners are accountable for necessary repairs.
  • Washing Machine Strain: Frequent, consecutive loads of laundry can strain the drain system. If you observe slower drains or backups during laundry sessions, your washing machine may be contributing to the issue.
  • Garbage Disposal Limits: Garbage disposals have limitations. Items like large food pieces, potato peels, oils, cooking grease, and bones can damage the disposal, potentially causing drain backups over time.

While the occasional clogged drain is expected, frequent occurrences may indicate a more serious issue. However, our skilled plumbers can swiftly diagnose and resolve the problem using advanced tools and expertise.

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Fixing a Leaky Faucet

Address that pesky dripping faucet promptly! Delaying the fix might escalate the issue into a larger plumbing problem. Contact Charlotte Plumbing & Repair for swift and professional plumbing service. We respond promptly, ensuring your leaking faucet is restored in no time. Don't underestimate the importance of addressing even a small leak—schedule an appointment with our plumbers to prevent further stress and ensure a quick resolution.

Things You Need to Know About Faucet Leaks

Faucet leaks can stem from various causes, necessitating an understanding of the underlying issue before fixing it. Faucets consist of moving parts that may wear down over time, requiring tightening, repair, or replacement. Our licensed plumbers, when contacted, will expertly perform the following:

  • Determine the cause of the leak
  • Disassemble the faucet and all components
  • Install replacement parts if needed
  • Reassemble your faucet and have it working like new

Don't hesitate to reach out—we're here to efficiently address any plumbing issues you may encounter.

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