Clogged drains are a hassle no one wants to deal with. If you find that water building up around any of the drains in your West Vancouver home and not draining as quickly as it’s supposed to, most likely the drains are clogged. When you call RepairCare, we can send a qualified and licensed plumber to inspect and fix any clogged drains in your home.
Common types of clogs include:
Hair Clogs: It’s common to lose a few strands of hair when showering, and these go down the drain. Over time, this can cause drains to clog, which you’ll know when water takes much longer to drain, or pools when you’re showering. Getting rid of a hair clog is simple when done immediately, but when ignored, it can lead to pipe damage and leaks, which are more expensive to fix.
Toilet Clogs: Nothing else except human waste and a reasonable amount of toilet paper should make it down your toilet. Paper towels, napkins, and feminine hygiene products absolutely should not be flushed down the toilet. A toilet’s plumbing isn’t designed to push those items through, and if they are flushed, it will very likely result in a clog.
Garbage Disposal Clogs: No matter how easy it sounds, you cannot put all of your garbage down the garbage disposal. Grease, oil, bones, twist ties, paper, napkins, etc, should not be thrown down the garbage disposal, because they will damage the drains, and they can turn into sludge and clog the drain.
Homeowners in West Vancouver should also watch out for leaky fixtures, like faucets and shower heads because what starts out as a leak from these can become a major pipe failure. If you see water pooling around any of the drains in your home, instead of flowing through and properly draining, it is likely you have a clog. RepairCare can send a qualified and licensed plumber to inspect and fix any clogged drains you may be facing.
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Checking the key parts of your West Vancouver home plumbing can help you stay ahead of potential issues or repairs. An inspection checks your pipes, drains, toilets and fixtures, which should be a regular preventive maintenance task. Diagnoses and inspections are designed to help keep your home’s plumbing in top shape.
Sewer backups are the caused by blockages from drain line corrosion, tree roots, improper disposal of grease products, and excess water following heavy rain or flood that leads to sewage flowing out of West Vancouver city sewer lines and into your home through drain pipes.
Unclogging the sewer line isn’t a simple fix that you should do yourself 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 remove the clog or blockage from your pipes and sewer line. Trying to do it yourself 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, so call us at RepairCare!
Damaged pipes, worn out hardware or a shoddy connection could all result in leaks, which lead to a whole lot more of damage when ignored. Homeowners in West Vancouver should also watch out for leaky fixtures, like faucets and shower heads can change from a pesky leak to major pipe failure.
The most common types of leaks include: