Frequently Asked Questions to Burbank Plumbers

Welcome to Agent Rooter, your trusted plumbing service provider in Burbank. Our professional team is dedicated to providing reliable and cost-effective solutions to all your plumbing needs. In this FAQ section, we answer some of the most common questions about our services. If you need more information or assistance, please contact us. Our friendly Burbank plumbers are always ready to help.

The average cost of a bathroom remodel in California can vary widely depending on the scope of the project, the size of the bathroom, and the quality of materials used. According to HomeAdvisor, $6,000 to $25,000. Other sources suggest $15,000 to $20,000 for mid-range remodel and $50,000 up for high-end remodel. Contact us for a free quote and recommendations on your remodeling plan. 

The cost of commercial plumbing per square foot can vary depending on various factors such as the complexity of the plumbing system, the location, and the type of building. Generally, the cost of commercial plumbing can range from $4 to $12 per square foot, with an average cost of around $6 to $8 per square foot. Consult with a licensed plumber like us to get a more accurate estimate on your commercial plumbing cost.

The cheapest way to unclog a drain is to use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Simply pour about a cup of baking soda down the drain followed by a cup of vinegar. Leave the mixture for at least 30 minutes or overnight, then flush with hot water. While the chemical reaction may break down some clogs, more persistent ones need help from a professional. Our Burbank plumbers can handle all kinds of drain clogs – and more.

A plumbing emergency is a situation that requires immediate attention from a plumber to prevent damage to your property or risk to your health and safety. Burst pipes, gas leaks, overflowing toilets, sewage backups, and water heater failures can cause extensive damage to your home, result in the loss of important possessions, or pose a health risk to you and your family. Contact us immediately.

Installing a garbage disposal in an existing sink involves turning off the power source and water supply; disconnecting the drain pipes with the old sink flange; and installing the new flange, mounting assembly, and disposal unit. Reconnect everything and test the disposal for proper operation. It’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and safety guidelines, as well as the necessary tools so it’s best to hire a professional plumber.

Yes, gas pipes can be repaired, depending on the severity of the damage. If the damage is minor, patching or sealing the leak may be sufficient. If the damage is more extensive, a replacement performed by a licensed professional is required.It’s also important to have gas pipes inspected regularly as a preventive measure.

Hydro jetting and snaking are two commonly used methods to unclog drains and pipes. While both methods are effective in their own ways, we highly recommend hydro jetting as it simply uses high-pressure water streams to break up and flush away any debris and build-up in the pipes, leaving them completely clean without posing damage to the pipes.

Professionals use various methods to find a water leak, depending on the location and severity of the leak. We visually inspect suspected leaky pipes but our most common methods are the use of acoustic leak detectors to detect the sound of water escaping from a leaky pipe, thermal imaging cameras to identify temperature differences caused by water escaping from the pipes and pressure test to identify any drops in pressure that indicate the presence of a leak.

Repiping a home involves the replacement of old or damaged pipes with new ones. Our process begins with inspection of the existing plumbing system to determine the extent of the damage and the types of materials used. We turn the water supply off, and the old pipes are removed for the new pipes to be installed. Our process may be of traditional copper or galvanized steel pipes or the more modern PEX or CPVC. The new pipes are then connected to the fixtures and appliances, and then tested for leaks and proper function. We may need several days, depending on the size of the home and the complexity of the plumbing system.

A leaking sewer line can be caused by various factors, including age, corrosion, tree root intrusion, clogs, and construction damage. Waste materials and chemicals can weaken pipes over time, while tree roots and construction activities can cause blockages and cracks. Regular maintenance and inspections can prevent future leaks.

Sewer replacement is costly because it involves digging up and removing damaged pipes, which is labor-intensive and time-consuming. Materials like PVC and cast iron pipes are expensive, and permits and inspections are often required, driving up the cost. The location of the damaged line, whether residential or commercial, can also affect the cost. The process demands skilled labor and specialized equipment, further increasing the expense.

DIY shower installation needs plumbing and construction skills, research, and preparation. You should consider safety standards, building codes, existing connections, and shower type. If uncertain, hire a professional.

Tankless water heaters are a good option for saving energy and reducing utility bills. They heat water on-demand, take up less space, and provide an unlimited supply of hot water. However, they can be more expensive to buy and install. We can assist with selecting and installing the right tankless water heater for your home.

Trenchless sewer repair is superior to traditional methods. It’s minimally invasive and needs less excavation, reducing disruption and damage to the surroundings. It’s quicker, more cost-effective, and precise, addressing clogs, leaks, and damage.

There are several factors to consider when deciding whether it’s worth investing in a water filtration system. If you live in an area with poor water quality, or if you have concerns about the safety of your tap water, then a filtration system could be a good investment for you. Additionally, if you regularly buy bottled water or use a lot of plastic water bottles, a filtration system could save you money in the long run and reduce your environmental impact. We can always help install the best water filtration system to answer your needs.

The lifespan of a water heater depends on its type, component quality, and maintenance. Tank-style heaters can last 8-12 years and tankless heaters up to 20 years with good maintenance. Hard water, high usage, and neglect can reduce their lifespan. Regular professional servicing and reducing hot water usage can help extend the water heater’s life.

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