FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Welcome To Our FAQ Page

We know that plumbing problems can be a headache, and that’s why we’ve compiled this list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand our services and how we can assist you.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY TOILET IS LEAKING?

If you suspect that a toilet is leaking, Nowak Plumbing can help. Our experienced professionals can perform a simple test by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank to determine if there is a leak. Contact us today for toilet leak repair.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY WATER HEATER IS LEAKING?

If a water heater is leaking, turn off the power supply and water supply to the unit immediately and contact Nowak Plumbing for repair or replacement services. We offer fast and reliable water heater repair in Webster, MA.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY PLUMBING SYSTEM INSPECTED?

At Nowak Plumbing, we recommend having your plumbing system inspected at least once a year to identify any potential problems before they become major issues. Contact us today to schedule a plumbing inspection.

WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT CLOGS IN MY DRAINS?

To prevent clogs in your drains, at Nowak Plumbing, we recommend avoiding pouring grease or oil down the drain, using a drain strainer to catch hair and other debris, and avoiding flushing anything other than toilet paper down the toilet.

WHAT IS HARD WATER AND HOW CAN IT AFFECT MY PLUMBING SYSTEM?

Hard water is water that has a high mineral content, such as calcium and magnesium, which can cause clogs, corrosion, and damage to your plumbing system and appliances. Nowak Plumbing offers water softener and filtration system installation to protect your plumbing system.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IN CASE OF A PLUMBING EMERGENCY?

If you experience a plumbing emergency, such as a burst pipe or sewer backup, turn off the main water supply to your home and contact Nowak Plumbing at (413) 544-3448 for emergency services. We offer 24/7 plumbing services in Webster, MA, to help minimize damage and restore your plumbing system as quickly as possible.

Did you know that a dripping faucet can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water per year?

 That’s not only bad for the environment, but it can also lead to higher water bills. Even a small leak can add up over time, so it’s important to have any leaks repaired as soon as possible.

DRAIN CLEANING & REPAIR

HOW OFTEN SHOULD WE HAVE OUR DRAINS CLEANED?

Nowak Plumbing recommends having your drains cleaned at least once a year to prevent clogs and keep your plumbing system functioning properly. Contact us today to schedule a drain cleaning appointment.

WHAT CAUSES DRAIN CLOGS?

Drain clogs can be caused by a variety of factors, such as buildup of grease, hair, or other debris in the pipes, tree root intrusion, or damage to the pipes. Nowak Plumbing can diagnose the cause of your clog and recommend the appropriate repair or cleaning method.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF A DRAIN CLOG?

Signs of a drain clog can include slow drainage, gurgling sounds from the drain, foul odors coming from the drain, or water backing up into other drains or fixtures. Contact Nowak Plumbing at (413) 544-3448 for drain cleaning or repair services if you notice any of these signs.

WHAT METHODS ARE USED FOR DRAIN CLEANING?

There are a variety of methods used for drain cleaning, including traditional snaking, hydro jetting, and video camera inspections. Nowak Plumbing can recommend the best method for your specific situation based on the type and severity of the clog. Contact us today to schedule a drain cleaning or inspection appointment.

LEAK DETECTION & REPAIR

HOW DO WE KNOW IF WE HAVE A LEAK?

Signs of a leak can include a sudden increase in your water bill, water stains on walls or ceilings, damp carpet or flooring, or the sound of running water when no fixtures are in use. Contact Nowak Plumbing at (413) 544-3448 for leak detection services if you suspect a leak.

HOW CAN WE LOCATE THE SOURCE OF A LEAK?

At Nowak Plumbing, we use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, such as video camera inspections and electronic leak detection, to locate the source of leaks. Contact us today for leak detection services in Webster, MA.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON CAUSES OF LEAKS?

Common causes of leaks can include aging pipes, pipe corrosion, high water pressure, tree root intrusion, or damage from construction or other activities. Nowak Plumbing can diagnose the cause of your leak and recommend the appropriate repair method.

WHAT ARE OUR OPTIONS FOR LEAK REPAIR?

Nowak Plumbing offers a range of leak repair options, from simple repairs to complete pipe replacements. We will work with you to determine the most cost-effective and efficient solution for your specific situation. Contact us at (413) 544-3448 for leak repair services in Webster, MA.

Have you heard that hard water can damage your plumbing system and decrease the lifespan of your appliances?

Hard water is caused by an excess of minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, in your water supply. Over time, these minerals can build up and cause clogs, corrosion, and damage to your pipes, water heater, and other appliances. If you suspect that you have hard water in your home, give us a call. Our team can help you identify the problem and recommend solutions, such as water softeners or filtration systems, to help protect your plumbing system and extend the life of your appliances.

FIXTURE REPAIR AND INSTALLATION

WHAT TYPES OF FIXTURES CAN NOWAK PLUMBING REPAIR OR INSTALL?

Nowak Plumbing can repair and install a wide range of fixtures, including toilets, sinks, faucets, showers, bathtubs, and more. Contact us at (413) 544-3448 for all your fixture repair and installation needs.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT A FIXTURE NEEDS REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT?

Signs that a fixture may need repair or replacement can include leaks, low water pressure, a constantly running toilet, or a faucet that won't turn off. Nowak Plumbing can diagnose the issue and recommend the appropriate repair or replacement solution.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF A DRAIN CLOG?

Nowak Plumbing can help you choose the right fixture for your specific needs, taking into account factors such as style, functionality, and water efficiency. Contact us today for fixture installation services in Webster, MA.

WATER HEATER REPAIR AND INSTALLATION

WHAT TYPES OF WATER HEATERS DOES NOWAK PLUMBING INSTALL AND REPAIR?

Nowak Plumbing can install and repair a variety of water heater types, including traditional tank water heaters, tankless water heaters, and heat pump water heaters. Contact us at (413) 544-3448 for all your water heater needs.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT A WATER HEATER NEEDS REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT?

Signs that a water heater may need repair or replacement can include leaks, rust or corrosion, strange noises, or a lack of hot water. Nowak Plumbing can diagnose the issue and recommend the appropriate repair or replacement solution.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL A NEW WATER HEATER?

The length of time it takes to install a new water heater depends on factors such as the type of water heater, the complexity of the installation, and whether any additional plumbing work is needed. Nowak Plumbing can provide an estimate of the installation time for your specific situation.

CAN NOWAK PLUMBING INSTALL ENERGY-EFFICIENT FIXTURES?

Yes! Nowak Plumbing offers a variety of energy-efficient fixture options, including low-flow toilets and showerheads, water-saving faucets, and more. Contact us at (413) 544 3448 to learn more about our energy-efficient fixture installation services.

HOW CAN WE CHOOSE THE RIGHT WATER HEATER FOR OUR NEEDS?

We will help you choose the right water heater for your specific needs, taking into account factors such as the size of your household, your hot water usage habits, and your budget. Learn about our water heater installation and replacement services.

Did you know that high water pressure in your home can damage your plumbing system and increase your water bill?

High water pressure can cause leaks, bursts, and other plumbing problems that can be costly to repair. If you’re experiencing high water pressure in your home, give us a call.Our team can help you identify the source of the problem and recommend solutions, such as installing a pressure reducing valve, to help protect your plumbing system and save you money on your water bill.

EMERGENCY PLUMBING SERVICES

WHAT AREAS WE SERVE?

We serve Webster and the surrounding towns including Charlton, Dudley, Southbridge, Sturbridge, and the Greater Worcester area.

WHAT TYPES OF PLUMBING EMERGENCIES DOES NOWAK PLUMBING HANDLE?

Nowak Plumbing can handle a variety of plumbing emergencies, including burst pipes, sewer backups, gas leaks, and more. Contact us at (413) 544-3448 for fast and reliable emergency plumbing services.

WHAT SHOULD WE DO IF WE EXPERIENCE A PLUMBING EMERGENCY?

If you experience a plumbing emergency, such as a burst pipe or sewer backup, turn off the main water supply to your home and contact Nowak Plumbing at (413) 544-3448 immediately for emergency services. Be sure also to move any valuables and electrical items away from the affected area to prevent further damage.

ARE NOWAK PLUMBING'S EMERGENCY SERVICES MORE EXPENSIVE THAN REGULAR SERVICES?

At Nowak Plumbing, we strive to provide fair and transparent pricing for all our services, including emergency plumbing services. While emergency services may incur additional fees due to their urgent nature, we will always provide an estimate of the cost upfront and work with you to find the most cost-effective solution for your specific situation.

BATHROOM & KITCHEN REMODELING

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A BATHROOM OR KITCHEN REMODEL WITH PLUMBING SERVICES?

The length of time it takes to complete a bathroom or kitchen remodel with plumbing services depends on the complexity of the project and the extent of the plumbing work involved. Nowak Plumbing can provide an estimate of the project timeline for your specific situation.

WHAT TYPES OF FIXTURES CAN BE INSTALLED DURING A BATHROOM OR KITCHEN REMODEL?

Nowak Plumbing can install a wide range of fixtures during a bathroom or kitchen remodel, including sinks, faucets, toilets, showers, bathtubs, and more. We can also provide advice and guidance on selecting the right fixtures for your specific needs and style preferences.

CAN NOWAK PLUMBING HELP WITH DESIGNING A BATHROOM OR KITCHEN REMODEL?

While Nowak Plumbing specializes in plumbing services, we work closely with our clients and their contractors to ensure that the plumbing aspects of the remodel are seamlessly integrated into the overall design. We can also provide advice and recommendations on plumbing-related design elements, such as fixture placement and water-saving features.

HOW QUICKLY CAN NOWAK PLUMBING RESPOND TO A PLUMBING EMERGENCY?

Nowak Plumbing offers 24/7 emergency plumbing services in Webster, MA. We understand that plumbing emergencies can happen at any time, so we strive to respond as quickly as possible to minimize damage and restore your plumbing system.

WHAT PLUMBING SERVICES ARE INVOLVED IN BATHROOM AND KITCHEN REMODELING?

Bathroom and kitchen remodeling often involves plumbing services such as fixture installation, rerouting or replacing pipes, and upgrading water supply and drainage systems. We offer comprehensive plumbing services for remodeling projects.

Thank You For Visiting our FAQ Page! 

We hope that this information has been helpful in answering any questions you may have had. At Nowak Plumbing, we’re committed to providing our customers with the highest quality plumbing services and customer service. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. Our team of experienced professionals is always ready to help you with all of your plumbing needs.