Category Archives: Helpful Tips

4 Common Causes of Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure doesn’t exactly qualify as a plumbing emergency, but it sure is annoying. Anyone who’s ever fumed underneath a lackluster showerhead knows how frustrating a lack of pressure can be. But what causes low water pressure, and is there anything that can be done about it? 1 Call Plumbing has been helping Charlotteans

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Plumbing 101: How a Toilet Flushes

Ever wondered how a toilet flushes? Understanding one of the most common appliances in your home – the toilet – is actually a lot more complicated than you might think. One Call Plumbing is your local plumbing expert. We’ve worked on thousands of toilets over the years, and we’re fully versed in the intricacies of

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“Why Does My Water Switch Between Hot and Cold?”

  Is your water screaming hot one minute, then freezing cold the next? It’s a common plumbing problem. The good news is, you don’t need to rip out all your pipes and start over. There are a lot of explanations for this phenomenon, including:

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What a Bathroom Remodel Means For Your Plumbing

  Ready to remodel? Great! A bathroom remodel can bring new life to your home and it can actually increase your property value. 1 Call Plumbing has worked with hundreds of homeowners on bathroom remodels in Charlotte. A plumber with experience and know-how can help you avoid renovation disasters and keep your remodel on track.

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How to Prep Your Plumbing for Winter

  The good news is that Charlotte’s winter weather isn’t anything like it is in other parts of the country. The bad news? It still gets plenty cold enough here to wreak havoc on your plumbing if you’re not careful. 1 Call Plumbing is here when you need us – once a pipe bursts or

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3 Steps to Unclog Your Sink Before You Call a Plumber

  Sinks clog. It’s just what they do! In an effort to prevent clogging, avoid rinsing clog-inducing materials down the drain such as hair, oil, or food byproducts. If you do find yourself with a clog, what should you do? In some cases, sink clogs require the assistance of a professional plumber; at 1 Call

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How to Use and Unjam Your Garbage Disposal

How to Use Your Garbage Disposal (And Get It Unjammed!)

Garbage disposals are extremely popular in the United States. Here in the south, more homes have them than don’t and most people can’t imagine a kitchen sink without one. Unfortunately, all too many people are using their garbage disposals the wrong way (just asking for a jam!) 1 Call Plumbing repairs broken garbage disposals in

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Why You Should Invest in a Hot Water Recirculating System

3 Benefits of a Recirculating Hot Water Pump System

Is it time for a new water heater? You’ve got a lot of options when it comes to installing a new hot water system in your house. You may have heard about “hot water recirculation systems” before; they’re one of the most popular kinds of hot water heaters available. The experts at 1 Call Plumbing

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The Sink is Leaking: Call a Professional or DIY?

Uh oh…the sink is leaking! Should you try to fix it yourself or immediately call in a local plumbing professional? Some plumbing problems obviously need an expert, but others are less clear. Leaky faucets and sinks don’t always need an emergency plumber…so should you DIY or call the pros? First, identify the leak. There are

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Choosing the Right Plumbing Company for Your Needs

Most people don’t think much about plumbers until they need one. When your toilet’s running or your washing machine won’t drain, how do you choose the right plumbing company for your needs? A quick online search can inundate you with options. Here are a few tips from your friends at 1 Call Plumbing on how

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