General FAQs

Is Mesquite Plumbing available for emergency plumbing services?

Scheduling an appointment with us is easy. You can either call our office at
(972) 285-5938 or use our online contact form on our website to request service.

How can I schedule an appointment for plumbing services?

Scheduling an appointment with us is easy. You can either call our office at
(972) 285-5938 or use our online contact form on our website to request service.

Do you offer warranties on your plumbing services?

Scheduling an appointment with us is easy. You can either call our office at
(972) 285-5938 or use our online contact form on our website to request service.

What payment methods do you accept?

Scheduling an appointment with us is easy. You can either call our office at
(972) 285-5938 or use our online contact form on our website to request service.

Can I get a free estimate for a plumbing project?

Scheduling an appointment with us is easy. You can either call our office at
(972) 285-5938 or use our online contact form on our website to request service.

Emergency plumbing services FAQs

Are your plumbers licensed and insured?

Yes, all of our plumbers are fully licensed and insured to provide comprehensive plumbing services. They also receive specialized training and continuous education to stay updated on the latest technologies and techniques.

What is not considered a plumbing emergency?

If your property is not at risk of water damage, and occupants are not in immediate danger, it may not be classified as an emergency

Leak Detection FAQs

Can you tell me how to detect a water leak?

If you suspect a water leak in your home, the most reliable solution is to call a plumbing professional. Our experts have specialized tools to identify the leak source and assess any additional damage throughout your home. However, you can follow these helpful tips on how to identify hidden water leaks if you’re uncertain.

How does leak detection work?

Most leak detection systems utilize small turbines or ultrasonic wavelengths to monitor water flow through your pipes. These systems employ sensors to detect and record abnormalities in water flow, pressure, gallonage, or temperature changes. When an issue is identified, our plumbing professionals use these readings to pinpoint the source of the problem.

Is leak detection covered by insurance?

Most homeowners’ insurance policies cover water damage resulting from plumbing leaks. However, long-term issues that could have been resolved with proper maintenance may not be included.

Plumbing Repair Services FAQs

How can I tell if I need plumbing repair?

Besides obvious signs, watch out for these five indicators that you need plumbing repairs:

  1. Unexplained high water bills
  2. Reduced water pressure
  3. Slow drains
  4. Unpleasant odors
  5. Visible leaks or water damage
Does homeowners insurance cover plumbing repairs?

Most homeowners insurance covers structural damage resulting from sudden or unexpected plumbing issues. However, service calls to stop leaks are typically not covered. Review your policy for specific details.

What is the average cost of plumbing repairs?

The cost of plumbing repairs varies based on factors like the type of repair, labor, and materials. On average, repairs range from $150 to $500. We provide transparent pricing guides for your peace of mind.

How do I turn off the water for plumbing repairs?

To turn off your water for plumbing repairs, follow these steps:

  • Locate the main shut-off valve, usually in utility areas like the garage, basement, or near the water heater.
  • If you can’t find it indoors, check outside near the street or water meter.
  • For gate valves, turn clockwise until it stops; for ball valves, turn the lever 90 degrees clockwise.
  • Run faucets on the lowest level to relieve pressure.

Sewer Services FAQs

Why does my bathroom smell like sewer?

The smell may result from bacteria growth in a bathroom drain. Cleaning drains and cleaning debris can help. It may also be due to a p-trap, which can often be resolved by running water in the tub, shower, and sink for a few moments. Persistent sewer smells might indicate a sewer backup, requiring Mesquite Plumbing Inc.’s professional sewer services. Contact us at (972) 285-5938.

Can a sewer line unclog itself?

While it’s possible, it’s not advisable to rely on it. Even if a sewer line clog clears itself, it could cause or result from damage. Always consult a licensed plumber to inspect your sewer lines to prevent potential hazards and costly damage.

What should I do when my sewer backs up?

Call Mesquite Plumbing Inc for emergency sewer services at (972) 285-5938, follow your plumber’s instructions, wear protective gear if dealing with sewage, and avoid using plumbing fixtures until your plumber arrives.

Does home insurance cover sewer lines?

In most cases, home insurance covers sewer line damage within your property lines due to natural disasters. Damage caused by poor installation or maintenance is unlikely to be covered. Contact your insurance provider to understand your coverage and limitations fully.

Sewer Line Repair Services FAQs

Who is responsible for sewer line repair?

We are! At Mesquite Plumbing Inc., our licensed plumbers are experienced and certified to handle any sewer line repair needs. Call us today at (972) 285-5938 to schedule services.

Can a sewer line freeze?

Yes, sewer lines can freeze in your home due to inadequate insulation, heating system issues, or significant outdoor temperature drops. Outdoor sewer lines may freeze if they are buried too shallow. If you notice reduced water flow or sewage odors in your home, your plumbing or sewer line may be frozen. Contact your local plumbing professional immediately to inspect your sewer lines.

Why does my house smell like sewage?

If your entire home smells like sewage, there may be a leak or backup in your sewer line. This can quickly lead to dangerous sewage leaks or costly repairs if not addressed promptly. Contact your local plumber to inspect your sewer line for potential repairs.

Sewer Line Replacement and Installation Services FAQs

Does homeowners insurance cover sewer line replacement?

Coverage can vary depending on the location and cause of the damage. If the damage occurs within your property lines and results from a natural event, it may be covered. Policies vary, so the best way to determine coverage is to contact your insurance provider.

How long does it take to replace a sewer line?

The duration depends on the extent of the damage. In many cases, our licensed plumbers can complete sewer line replacement in a day. On average, it may take anywhere from one to three days.

How long do sewer lines last?

With proper maintenance, most sewer line piping lasts 50-100 years. Clay pipes typically last 50-60 years, cast iron pipes last 75-100 years, and PVC pipes last 100 years or more. However, sewer lines may need replacement sooner due to tree root intrusion, weather damage, or internal corrosion.

Trenchless Sewer Services FAQs

Are trenchless sewer repairs suitable for all sewer line problems?

While trenchless sewer repairs can address a wide range of issues, they may not be suitable for extremely severe damage or collapsed sewer lines. Our expert plumbers will assess your specific situation to determine the best approach.

How long does a trenchless sewer repair take?

The duration of trenchless sewer repairs can vary depending on the complexity of the problem and the extent of the damage. However, many trenchless repairs can be completed in a matter of few days.

Will trenchless sewer repairs disrupt my landscaping?

One of the primary advantages of trenchless repairs is that they minimize disruption to your landscaping, ensuring that your yard remains intact in most cases. However, some minimal excavation may be needed.

Is trenchless sewer repair more expensive than traditional methods?

While the upfront cost of trenchless sewer repair may be slightly higher, it can be more cost-effective in the long run because it requires less labor and restoration work, saving you money on landscaping and property repairs.

Toilet Installation FAQs

How long does it take to install a toilet?

Most toilet installations typically take around 2-3 hours. However, the exact duration can vary depending on factors such as the type of toilet, available installation space, and any plumbing or toilet upgrades required.

Do you need a plumber to install a toilet?

Toilet installation is a complex plumbing project that requires expertise. We highly recommend having a professional plumber handle the installation. From fitting the piping, installing the supply line, and sealing nuts and bolts to caulking the base, leveling the toilet, and more, many crucial steps are involved in ensuring a correct installation

How long do toilets last?

Toilets can last anywhere from 25 to 50 years on average. However, older toilets, especially those manufactured before 1994, should be replaced due to water-saving regulations. Newer models offer various benefits, including reduced water consumption, improved comfort, and advanced features.

How do you know when to replace a toilet?

Common signs that indicate the need for toilet replacement include frequent clogs, difficulty flushing, continuous running, discomfort during use, visible damage, and unusually high water bills. If you experience any of these issues, it’s advisable to contact Mesquite Plumbing Inc for toilet services.

Water Line Repair Services FAQs

How do I unfreeze a main water line?

A frozen water line can be extremely dangerous, as it’s at risk of splitting or breaking. If you suspect a frozen water line, contact Mesquite Plumbing Inc immediately. In the meantime, you can leave your faucets open to relieve pressure. If exposed pipes in your home are also frozen, you can follow these tips for thawing frozen pipes:

  • Turn up the heat indoors
  • Open cabinet doors
  • Add more plumbing fixtures
  • Use a hairdryer to warm pipes
  • NEVER USE FIRE TO HEAT PIPES (it’s dangerous!)
What causes air in water lines?

If you notice sputtering, bubbling, or pulsating water in your plumbing fixtures, there may be air in your water line. Some common causes of this issue include, city water main repair, pipe leaks, valve or pump malfunctions, sediment or mineral buildup, rust or corrosion, improper pipe repair or installation, and well pump malfunction (if you have one). For professional water line repair, call Mesquite Plumbing Inc.

Can you tell me how to clear a clogged water line?

Your main water line is challenging to access and often requires professional expertise to clear any clogs. Our plumbers use advanced tools and technology to locate the issue and properly clear it.

Water Heater Services FAQs

How long does a water heater last?

Traditional water heaters typically last between 8-10 years, though this can vary based on regular maintenance and overall use. Tankless units can last up to 20 years, depending on care.

How often should you drain your water heater?

At least once a year, you should have your water heater drained and flushed to remove sediment buildup. Some units may need more or less frequent flushes depending on water hardness levels and overall use and maintenance.

How long does it take to drain a water heater?

It depends on the tank’s size, but generally, it takes between 15-45 minutes to drain a water heater. When you hire Mesquite Plumbing Inc, we inform you right away about what to expect and how long our services should take.

Water Heater Repair FAQs

Should I repair or replace my water heater?

Generally, we recommend replacing your water heater if it’s over 10 years old or the cost of repairs is 50% or more of the cost of replacement. Upgrading to a modern water heater can provide several benefits, including unlimited hot water, compact sizes, reduced energy usage, increased reliability, and more.

What do water heater repairs cost?

The cost of water heater repairs can vary based on several factors, including the specific part(s) being fixed, the make and model of the water heater, its condition, the required labor and time for repairs.

Should I shower or use hot water if my water heater is leaking?

No, it’s not advisable to use hot water if your water heater is leaking. Using hot water when there’s a leak can exacerbate the issue, potentially leading to significant damage, breaker trips, mold, water damage, and even fire hazards. A leak can also indicate potentially dangerous structural problems.

How can I detect if my water heater is leaking?

Installing a leak alert and automatic shut-off system is the best way to detect leaks. This system connects a valve to the water line feed and a sensor in a pan near the drain tube. Any leak triggers a leak alert and simultaneously shuts off the water intake to minimize damage.

Faucet Installation and Replacement Services FAQs

Do I need a plumber to install a faucet?

Hiring a professional plumber for faucet installation is the safest and most reliable way to ensure proper installation. While there are some basic guidelines for installing a new faucet, we recommend reaching out to our service experts to handle the job. In certain cases, a new faucet may require a completely new drain installation. Additionally, our professionals offer a satisfaction guarantee and can identify any other plumbing issues that may arise.

How long does it take to install a faucet?

The duration depends on the complexity of the installation. Installing a brand-new faucet that requires additional drain and plumbing pipe installation may take several hours, possibly even a full day. Simpler installations can be completed in as little as an hour.

How much does it cost to replace a kitchen faucet?

The average cost of replacing a kitchen faucet can range from $150 to over $300. The price depends on factors such as the type of sink and any additional plumbing labor, like drain or pipe installation, that might be required. Our licensed plumbers offer transparent and budget-friendly pricing estimates before we start any work.

Do you need a plumber to replace a faucet?

Similar to faucet installation, faucet replacement necessitates professional plumbing knowledge and certified expertise. Even if you have some DIY plumbing experience, we recommend scheduling professional services for repairs, replacements, or installations.

Bathtub Plumbing Services FAQs

Can you tell me how to unclog a bathtub drain?

For a minor clog within a bathtub drain, start with these DIY methods:

  • – Use an all-natural drain cleaner.
  • – Attempt to clear it with a plunger.
  • – Utilize a plumbing snake or wire hanger.

If none of these methods prove effective, there may be a deeper clog within your drains or a more serious plumbing issue at play. Contact Mesquite Plumbing Inc. for professional drain unclogging services.

Why is my bathtub water yellow?

Yellow bathtub water can result from various causes, including:

  • – Rusty plumbing
  • – A rusty faucet or showerhead
  • – A rusty water heater
  • – A rusty water supply

Rusty water can be a health hazard, so it’s crucial to identify the source promptly. Start by cleaning your faucet or tub showerhead. If this doesn’t resolve the issue, contact Mesquite Plumbing Inc.

Why is my bathtub faucet leaking?

A leaky bathtub faucet could be the result of:

  • – A damaged or broken washer
  • – A damaged or failing shower diverter
  • – A damaged handle
  • – A faulty cartridge
  • – Mineral buildup

If you notice visible signs of buildup, follow steps to remove limescale. If the faucet continues to leak after cleaning, rely on our licensed plumbers for repair.

Sink Repair FAQs

Why is my sink not draining?

A clogged sink drain can result from various issues, including solidified grease and fats, harmful chemicals or cleaners, hair buildup, dirt and debris accumulation, blocked external drains, or a damaged or broken P-trap. Often, it’s caused by inappropriate food items or debris being sent down the drain. If cleaning or unclogging doesn’t resolve the issue, reach out to our plumbers for professional assistance.

Can you tell me how to fix a leaky sink?

If your faucet is leaking, first try tightening the fittings and faucet connections. You can also attempt cleaning the aerator with vinegar. If the leak persists or is below the sink, attempt tightening the fittings beneath. If the problem persists, you notice corrosion or other damage, it may indicate a larger plumbing issue. In such cases, contact our experts for a thorough inspection and repair services.

Can you tell me how to fix a cracked sink?

The repair of a cracked sink depends on the extent of the damage. For minor, hairline cracks or chips, you can follow these steps:
1. Clean the sink.

2. Sand the damaged area if necessary.

3. Apply a repair epoxy.

4. Allow it to dry and sand to blend it.

For more severe cracks or damage near the base of your sink, it’s advisable to contact our plumbing professionals. We’ll ensure your sink is repaired correctly and recommend replacement if necessary.

Why does my sink gurgle?

A gurgling sink often indicates that air is trapped inside the drain. This can result from various causes, including a clog (from grease, dirt, debris, hair, etc.), buildup in the P-trap, a sewer line blockage, or issues with the vent pipe. While most clogs can be cleared with simple DIY methods, persistent gurgling despite clearing the drain may indicate an underlying issue. In such cases, reach out to our plumbing experts for a thorough inspection and repair.

Sink Installation FAQs

What is the best kitchen sink material?

The best kitchen sink material depends on your unique requirements and personal preferences. Some popular options include:

  • Stainless Steel: Hygienic, rust-resistant, stain-resistant, durable, and cost-effective.
  • Ceramic: Durable, heat-resistant, stain-resistant, and impact-resistant.
  • Marble: Combines luxurious design with durability.
  • Composite: Offers various design choices, durability, and resistance to stains, acid, heat, and bacteria.
  • Copper: Known for its antibacterial properties, durability, rust resistance, and beautiful design.

These are just a few examples of the materials available for sinks. Trust our sink installers to guide you in making the best decisions based on your home’s needs, available space, and budget.

Do plumbers install sinks?

Yes! Our team of expert plumbers is trained to install sinks of all styles and materials in homes and businesses across the region. Contact us at (972) 285-5938 to initiate your sink installation project.

How long do sinks last?

The lifespan of a sink depends on factors such as the material and the level of maintenance. In general, most sinks can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years. Sink replacements are often prompted by aesthetic considerations, but they may also be required due to frequent repairs, persistent leaks, or significant rust or damage.

Sump Pump Services FAQs

Why is my sump pump so loud?

In general, pedestal pumps tend to be louder than submersible models. Unusual sump pump noises like humming, grinding, banging, clanging, or gurgling could indicate issues such as dirt or debris clogs, frozen pipes, damaged parts, clogged or dirty filters, jammed impellers, incorrect level settings, improper pipe positioning, or improper pump sizing. Attempting to troubleshoot these issues yourself can be challenging and may lead to further damage. Contact our plumbing experts for a professional solution.

Can you tell me how to test a sump pump?

To test if your sump pump is functioning correctly:

  1. Pour a five-gallon bucket of water into the sump pit.
  2. Ensure the sump pump adequately drains the water.
  3. For battery backup-powered pumps, disconnect the power and repeat these steps.
  4. Confirm that the sump pump correctly utilizes the backup battery and drains the water.

If your sump pump isn’t draining water or utilizing the backup battery as it should, contact your local Mesquite Plumbing Inc branch for sump pump services.

How often should a sump pump be serviced?

It’s recommended to have your sump pump inspected and tested by a service professional at least once a year. Additionally, check your pump every 3-4 months to ensure it’s functioning correctly. If you notice any issues, contact our experts for maintenance or repair services.

What should I do if my sump pump fails?

If your sump pump fails, call us for emergency service at (972) 285-5938. Follow these steps if instructed:

  1. Test the power to ensure the outlet functions correctly for other devices.
  2. If that doesn’t work, manually test the float switch by removing excess water from the pit using a bucket to prevent further water damage.
  3. Check that the float switch isn’t dislodged or jammed, and lift it.
  4. Ensure debris or foreign objects aren’t clogging your pump.
  5. If the issue persists, turn off the power to your sump pump and inspect the impeller for clogs by removing the screen at the bottom of the unit.
  6. If none of the above resolves the issue, there may be a malfunctioning part or a leak. Keep your system turned off and wait for a service professional to assess the situation.