Plumbing Questions

Below are a few plumbing questions that we frequently get. If you do not find the answer you seek, please contact us here »

Q: How do I unclog my drain, and why does it clog?
Oil and soap residue from beauty and food products are the most common culprits for clogged drains, so being careful about what you put in your sinks and showers is always a good idea. Chemical drain cleaners can be a good first step to unclogging drains.

Q: How can I check if I have a leak?
If you think you have a leak in your home, there’s an easy way you can check. Go out to your water meter and record the level. Make sure no one uses any water for a few hours, then go back and check the meter again (it’s easiest to do this when everyone goes to bed, then check it again first thing in the morning). If the level has changed, you probably have a leak – call 9-1-1 Plumbing to have it taken care of right away!

Q: My toilet is sluggish when it flushes. Why?
Could be a stoppage or lime deposits in the toilet.

Q: My toilet continually makes a noise. Why?
Either the flapper is leaking through. the flush valve is bad or the fill valve is bad.

Q: What do I do if my toilet overflows?
An overflowing toilet is usually caused by a leak in your tank’s fill valve or deterioration of the shaft or wire that sets the fill level. Whatever the cause, call 9-1-1 Plumbing for the solution!

Q: My garbage disposal broke down… what do I do?
Don’t run out and buy a new garbage disposal yet! There are a couple things that can cause an interruption in your garbage disposal service that don’t mean it’s completely destroyed. First, turn the disposal off, disconnect it from the power and check to see if something is jamming it – a spoon or any other hard object. If you don’t find anything, plug it back in and try to press the RESET button to fix it. Finally, check the breaker switch in your breaker box. If all else fails, call 9-1-1 Plumbing!

Q: Is there really a difference between hard water and soft?
Yes, in fact the difference can be damaging to your home and your body. Maybe you have experienced damaged clothing from the laundry, excessive soap consumption, pipe scaling, faucet and fixture deterioration, skin problems or undesirable tastes or odors from your water. If you have, then you have a water problem. 9-1-1 Plumbing can solve your hard water worries with a variety of quality products for your home.

Q: Why should I call a plumber?
When people have problems with their water supply, they may try to fix it themselves to avoid having to call a plumber; however, people often wind up doing more damage to their plumbing system instead of fixing the problem. Now, the plumber has to fix multiple problems instead of just one. If there is a problem, call the professionals to handle it on the first try.

Q: Can I get someone to come to my house today? I need a plumber now!
9-1-1 Plumbing has technicians available 24/7 for emergency calls to diagnose and solve your plumbing problem right away. Just call (843) 712-1911 and 9-1-1 Plumbing will answer, guaranteed!

Q: Where are you located?
284 Fox Catcher Dr. Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Q: How big is your service area?
9-1-1 Plumbing in Myrtle Beach, SC services areas throughout Horry, Marion, and Georgetown Counties all the way north to the North Carolina border.