Every now and again homeowners in Sherwood Park may find themselves with a leaky pipe or a clogged drain that should be an easy fix but isn’t. This is when you need the help of a plumber and fast!
Damaged pipes, worn out hardware or a shoddy pipe connection can all result in leaks and can cause significant damage if not dealt with immediately.
The most common types of leaks include:
Nature isn’t always predictable and there’s nothing we can do to stop it, but we can protect our homes in Sherwood Park from the damage nature has caused. Flood protection and household waterproofing can save you a ton of money over time, especially if you live in an area where floods are common. Plus, it helps to protect your home and all of your possessions.
Coming home to clogged drains can really put a damper on your evening. If you come home to find that water is building up around some of the drains in your Sherwood Park home rather than draining right away, it is likely that you’ve developed a drain clog. RepairCare is here to help! We 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: When you shower, at least a couple strands of your hair are inevitably going to get swept down the drain. When this happens, it’s very easy for them to get stuck. The chances are even higher if your hair is long or thick. Determining that your shower drain is clogged is pretty easy, as the water will take much longer to drain than normal or water will pool around the drain. While getting rid of a hair clog is easily done, it should be done as soon as you notice it, as a clog can damage the pipes and result in a leak, which will be expensive to repair.
Garbage Clogs: You definitely cannot put all of your garbage down the garbage disposal, as tempting as it is. Things like grease, oil, paper, bones, napkins, twist ties, cigarette butts etc, should not be thrown down the garbage disposal. This can the damage the drains, plus these things turn into sludge after going through the disposal, which will further clog the drain, resulting in the need for a costly repair.
Toilets Clogged: There are only two things that you should be flushing down the toilet; a reasonable amount of toilet paper and human waste – and that’s it. Things like paper towels, napkins, and feminine hygiene products are not designed to be flushed down the toilet and will result in a clog. This is because toilet’s plumbing system isn’t designed to push those items through.
If water is building up around any of the drains in your home and not draining quickly like it should, you likely have a clog in the drain. Call RepairCare and we’ll send over a qualified and licensed plumber to inspect and fix any clogged drains you may be facing.
Sewer backups occur due to blockages from grease products not being disposed of properly, drain line corrosion, tree roots, and water from a heavy rainfall or flood flowing out of Sherwood Park city sewer lines and into homes through drain pipes.
Unclogging the sewer line isn’t something that you can easily do yourself. Using cheap chemical draining liquids can damage the pipes which could lead to a bigger disaster in your home.
Only an experienced plumber knows how to properly get rid of the problem from your pipes and sewer line. Trying to do it yourself can result in more, expensive damage. If you’ve got a backed up sewer, it’s important to get help right away, let RepairCare help!
Having the key parts of your Sherwood Park home plumbing regularly checked can help you stay ahead of potential issues, plus ensure that preventative maintenance tasks get done in a timely manner. 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.