Plumbing FAQ

Because DSL Mechanical has been providing residential plumbing services for several years, we have encountered the same inquiries from homeowners over and over again. To make sure that we’re all on the same page, we have decided provide our clients with valuable answers to the questions our technicians are most frequently asked.

If for some reason you don’t see your question answered here, please drop us a line and ask us directly. Our highly trained staff will be glad to assist and advise you with whatever question you need answered.

Why Does My Drain Smell?

If there is a terrible smell wafting up from your home’s drains, it could be one of two things. The first, if it’s only your kitchen sink that smells bad, it’s likely that rotten food has gotten stuck in the garbage disposal or drain and will need to be broken up with an auger. Second, if it’s a foul smell that’s emanating from many different drains around your home, your sewer line is likely clogged and will require cleaning with a hydro jet.

Regardless of which one your home is suffering from, both are relatively easy fixes for our experienced staff.

Why Are My Pipes So Noisy?

When water passes through your home’s piping, it can make all kinds of strange noises. Creaks, rattling, banging and whistling are all common noises that can occur and they all have different messages your home is trying to send you. It could be sediment in your pipes, loose piping or something else altogether. Whenever the noise becomes too much of a distraction or very concerning, give DSL Mechanical a call and we’ll get to the root of the issue right away.

Why Is My Water Pressure So Low?

Low pressure is very frustrating. It could be something as simple as the shut-off valve being closed or a faucet being blocked. It could be that the pressure regulator in your home is failing or that your system needs to be replaced. Or maybe there’s debris in your pipes that needs to be cleaned. Let us carry out an inspection to isolate the reason for your low water pressure and correct it for a more comfortable living experience.

What Should I Do About My Clogged Toilet?

If your toilet isn’t overflowing, try using your plunger. If the plunger can’t dislodge the blockage, call DSL Mechanical. We have video inspection equipment and augers to locate and break up obstructions with precision. Of course, if your toilet is overflowing with waste water, contact us immediately and we’ll handle it.

What Should I Do During a Plumbing Emergency?

Contact us! There are serious consequences for people who think that they take let their basement fill up with water until morning. We offer 24-hour service for a reason—so that you can get the help of reliable professionals whenever something suddenly stops working or disaster strikes.

DSL Mechanical was founded on the simple principle that we are here to serve our customers, so whatever your plumbing issue, give us a call and we’ll be glad to help.