At RepairCare, we are here to help you out with any plumbing issues in Oshawa! Most homeowners in Oshawa have likely found themselves with a leaky pipe or a clogged drain at some point. This is when you need the assistance of a plumber and fast!
Plumbing Services in Oshawa include:
Coming home after a long day of work to find a clogged drain is never something you want. But it happens. If you find that water is building up around any of the drains in your Oshawa home and just not draining as soon as it’s supposed to, then you probably have a clogged drain. RepairCare can send a qualified and licensed plumber to inspect and fix any clogged drains you may be facing.
The most common types of clogs include:
Hair Clogs: Showers aren’t supposed to be baths. When we shower, a few strands of hair inevitably go down the drain, and easily get stuck. You can tell your shower drain is clogged if the water is pooling around the drain and rising in the tub or the water is taking much longer to drain than normal. While getting rid of a hair clog can be simple enough, it should be taken care of ASAP. This is because a clog can easily damage the pipes and result in a leak, which can be extremely 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, and cigarette butts shouldn’t be put in the garbage disposal. Not only can they damage the drains, but they can turn into sludge, clogging the drain, and end with you needing a repair.
Toilets Clogged: The only things that you should be flushing is human waste and a bit of toilet paper. Other things like paper towels, napkins, and feminine hygiene products should never be flushed. The toilet’s plumbing isn’t designed to push these things through, and if they are flushed, there is a very good chance that they will get stuck and clog.
If you see water building up around any of the drains in your home and not flowing through or draining quickly like 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 types of leaks include:
Homeowners in Oshawa should also watch out for leaky fixtures, like faucets and shower heads can change from a pesky leak to major pipe failure.
Checking the different components of your Oshawa home’s plumbing can help you stay on top of any potential problems and allow you to ensure preventative maintenance tasks are fulfilled. 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.
Sewer backups 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 Oshawa city sewer lines and into homes through drain pipes.
Unclogging the sewer line is not as easy as just using cheap chemical draining liquids.The chemicals can damage the pipes which could lead to a bigger disaster in your home.
Only a licensed plumber will know how to effectively and safely remove the clog or blockage from your pipes and sewer line without causing damage. Attempting a DIY to save money can cause more damage, which will cost you more in the end. If you’ve got a backed up sewer, it’s important to get help right away, let RepairCare help!
Storms and floods happen, and while we can’t stop them, there are steps that we can take to protect our Oshawa 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 the everything inside.