Gino's Plumbing and Heating
401-681-4933
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Gino's Plumbing and Heating
1837 Post rd. Warwick,  RI  02886
Office: 401-681-4933
Fax: 401-921-2123
E-mail: gino@ginosplumbing.com

M.P. # 2055
P.F. # 7424

We are Fully Licenced and Insured
Can I increase the water pressure in my bathroom faucet?

First, check the emergency shutoff under your sink to make sure it’s fully open. If rubber washers or seals have begun to
deteriorate, you’ll also lose water pressure, so check those. Calcium and lime buildup will also cause low water pressure.
You may even need to clean your aerator.

What should I do to take care of my faucets and sinks?

Even small drips can waste thousands of gallons of water, as much as 150 gallons a day! Be sure to check under sinks for
moisture or small leaks. And always repair leaky faucets right away to avoid paying for wasted water, and also to avoid
water damage to your fixtures and pipes. Remove and clean your faucet aerators annually to ensure an even flow of water.
Make sure overflow holes on tubs and vanity are clear and open to prevent water damage to floors and ceilings.

Can I replace my two-handled faucet with a single-handle faucet?

Usually, faucet dimensions and sink openings are standard throughout the plumbing industry, so the answer is usually yes.
There are a few exceptions, so check the size of the sink opening before you buy new fixtures.

How can I prevent clogged drains?

Do not rinse fats or cooking oils down the kitchen sink. Liquid fats solidify in the cold pipes and create clogs.

To help prevent clogs, fit all your tubs and shower drains with a strainer that catches hair and soap chips, and clean the
strainer regularly. You can also use enzyme treatments to keep drains open.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to give us a call
                                          
    401-681-4933

What causes my kitchen sink and washing machine drains to clog?

In most homes, the kitchen and laundry drains are connected. When the lint from the laundry drains meets the grease
buildup from soap and food products, a nearly solid substance is formed, causing blockage.

Using filters and strainers will help, but you’ll also need to get the drains mechanically cleaned periodically as well.

Why do I hear a vibrating noise in my pipes?

Noises can be fairly common in plumbing supply lines. If a washer in a faucet or valve is loose, you’ll hear it rattling or
knocking. If the sound occurs when you open and close faucets rapidly, it generally means pipes are loose, and can be
corrected by anchoring pipes more securely. If it really bothers you, you can add air chambers at the end of long pipe runs.
Their installation will probably require a plumbing professional.

Are liquid drain openers (like Draino or Liquid Plumber) harmful to pipes?

For minor clogs, they’re adequate, but never use them on a drain that is completely clogged. The caustic ingredients are
trapped in your pipes, and it can severely damage them. If you can’t mechanically clean the drain yourself, Call  
Gino's
Plumbing and Heating
. Never use caustic drain openers in a drain that has a garbage disposal.

Why doesn’t my old water heater work as well as it used to?

This is usually due to a sediment buildup in your tank. As water heaters grow older, they accumulate sediment and lime
deposits. If these deposits are not removed periodically, the sediment will create a barrier between the burner and the
water, greatly reducing the water heater’s performance level. At least once every year, drain all of the water from the tank.
Draining the heater on a regular basis helps remove the sediment.

You should also periodically inspect your water heater burner. The flame under the heater should appear blue. If it’s mostly
yellow, or if it’s sooty under there, your flue may be clogged, which is a dangerous situation. Contact
Gino's Plumbing and
Heating
. At least once every year, have your water heater inspected by a service technician to help avoid any unforeseen
problems so give us a call at
401-681-4933

What should I do if my garbage disposal stops working?

Before calling a professional, be sure to try the reset switch located on the bottom of most disposals.

What’s the best way to check for toilet leaks?

Toilet leaks can be wasteful and expensive. At least once a year, check your toilet for leaks by adding a small amount of
red food coloring to the tank, and then check the toilet bowl later. If the toilet bowl water is colored red, water is seeping
through from the tank. If it is leaking, you may need to replace some of the tank parts.

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