_Frequently Asked Questions
_While specific plumbing questions should always be directed to one of the experienced Miami-Dade County plumbers at Bay Plumbing Company, there are some frequently asked questions which can be answered on this page. Some of the more common questions we field on a regular basis are: What causes clogged drains? There are a number of things which can cause drains to clog, which is why you want an experienced plumber like the ones at Bay Plumbing Company to figure out what is causing the problem before you try over the counter remedies, which often make the problem worse rather than solve it. Drains can clog because of a mixture of hair and soap, excess quilted toilet paper (it doesn’t break down quite as easily as other types of TP), garbage disposals which aren’t working properly, and any number of foreign objects which can obstruct the drain (you wouldn’t believe some of them we’ve seen). How much will this plumbing job cost? We can give you an accurate estimate after we’ve had a look at the problem. Quoting prices over the phone just isn’t fair to our customers. The fact is that most companies who quote their plumbing prices over the phone end up “finding” more work which needs to be done once they get there. We prefer to shoot straight with you right from the beginning, which means having a qualified Dade County plumber diagnose your problem so we can tell you what it will really cost. Should I call a plumber for minor problems? It’s up to you. If you have the tools and expertise to get the job done, there’s nothing wrong with doing it yourself. If you don’t really know how to do it, though, you could end up creating a much bigger problem than you started with. In the end, most people find it’s better to have a seasoned Dade County plumber from Bay Plumbing Company handle even the small plumbing jobs. Not only do we do the job right the first time, but we do it for a fair price. What is a backflow testing and do I need to have it done? Most homes already have some form of backflow preventer installed. The exceptions to this are older homes which have not had their plumbing updated in a long time. Backflow preventers are designed to stop contaminated water from entering your plumbing from outside sources. You should ideally have backflow testing conducted annually. This is required for most commercial buildings in Dade County and is a good idea for residential homes as well..