Every now and again homeowners in Cochrane may find themselves with a leaky pipe or a clogged drain that just won’t go away. This is when you need the help of a plumber.
If you find that water building up around any of the drains in your Cochrane home and not draining as quickly as it’s supposed to, it is likely you have a drain clog. RepairCare can send a qualified and licensed plumber to inspect and fix any clogged drains you may be facing.
Damaged pipes, worn out hardware or a shoddy connection could all result in leaks and can cause significant damage if not dealt with immediately. The most common source of household leaks is found in toilets. Cochrane homeowners also need to watch for leaky fixtures, like faucets and shower heads can quickly change from a pesky leak to major pipe failure.
The most common types of clogs include:
Hair Clogs: When showering, some of your hair inevitably goes down the drain, and it can easily get stuck especially if you have long or thick hair. You can tell when your shower drain is clogged if the water is taking much longer to drain than normal, or if while showering you notice a significant amount of pooling. While getting rid of a hair clog can be simple enough, it should be taken care of ASAP as it can damage the pipes and result in a leak, which can be very expensive to fix.
Garbage Clogs: You definitely cannot put all of your garbage down the garbage disposal, despite the temptation. Grease, oil, bones, twist ties, paper, napkins, cigarette butts etc, should not be thrown down the garbage disposal. Not only can the damage the drains, but they can turn into sludge, clogging the drain, resulting in the need for a repair.
Toilets Clogged: The only things that you should be flushing is human waste and a reasonable amount of toilet paper. Other products including paper towels, napkins, and feminine hygiene products absolutely should not be flushed down the toilet. The toilet’s plumbing isn’t designed to push those items through, and if they are flushed, it will very likely result in a clog.
While no one can control nature, there are steps that we can take to protect our Cochrane homes from the damage nature is capable of causing. Household waterproofing and flood protection can save you thousands of dollars over time, not to mention it helps to protect your home and all the items inside your home.
Sewer backups in Cochrane are the results of blockages from drain line corrosion, tree roots, improper disposal of grease products, and excess water following a heavy rainfall or flood that leads to sewage flowing out of city sewer lines and into homes through drain pipes. If you’ve got a backed up sewer, it’s important to get help right away before major damages happen. Let RepairCare find help!
Checking the key parts of your home plumbing system can help you stay ahead of potential issues as well as allow you to do preventative maintenance tasks. An inspection checks your pipes, drains, toilets and fixtures. Diagnoses and inspections are designed to help you maintain the long term health of your home.