There still have to be a house built that does not have plumbing problems. Plumbing problems are part and parcel of any home, the older it grows, the more problems it will have.
So, you need to be equipped to deal with them. How? Just follow these valuable tips.
Check your Water Bill
Most pipes are integrated along with the structure of your home, so how do you know if your home is having a leak? Check your water bill. A sudden spike, or even a gradual increase of the bill over the months, points to a water leak that you can’t see.
Look at your ALL Walls and Ceilings
So, your water bill told you something is going wrong, then you need to find where the possible leaks are happening. Grab a magnifying glass if it helps you. Take a look at all your walls and ceilings. Here’s what you are looking for:
- Discolored paint
- Black or reddish dots (black would suggest mildew living off the dampness of your walls, and reddish suggest that the beams are rusting because of the leak)
- Wall is damp. You need to touch it to check if it damp
- The ground near the wall has a puddle
Now you know that you have a leak, don’t ignore it. Apart from a high water bill, the grave consequence is your home’s structural integrity being compromised.
Fix the Faucets
Don’t let faucet leaks be. They are simple and can be fixed by tightening the nut. A good home does not have leaking faucets!
Add a Strainer
This simple step will save you a lot of trouble. The biggest reason that pipes get clogged and blocked is because of oversize matter flowing through it, whether it is hair or tissue. A strainer will block it.
Avoid Pouring Cleaner
In case you get a blockage, do not use a cleaner! Cleaners are acidic in nature and corrode the pipe. The better option is to use the plunger or try opening the pipe (if it is a sink pipe).
Don’t Play Plumber
The final and last tip is this – don’t play plumber. If you don’t know what you are doing, don’t do it, especially if you know it is complicated. Chances are that you will make things worse. Rather than save a few bucks, you will now have to call the plumber and pay a higher charge because of the damages you have caused.
Get in touch with Pro Plumbing to get the best plumbing service in Edmonton.
Our Edmonton plumbing staff is here to help you. Pro Plumbing & Heating has served the Greater Edmonton area, Sherwood Park and St Albert with our Mr. Faucet location since 1988. Our professional plumbers truly enjoy working with people.
When you contact us, you’ll get nothing less than the full attention of one of our expertly trained staff.
At Pro Plumbing & Heating, we’re not satisfied until you are. You’ll especially be satisfied with our prices — $99 an hour and $55 for a service call.
Pro Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
6906 Whyte Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6B 0E7
Phone: 587 410 4277
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