There are many little plumbing problems that we encourage Calgarians to learn to solve on their own. We’ve written numerous articles explaining how to best unclog a sink and even on which plunger is most effective for your average toilet. But some plumbing emergencies really are too big or complicated for a DIY approach.
If the plunger, snake, and vinegar-baking soda method all fail, it isn’t time to turn to liquid drain cleaner. Why? Because drain cleaner is still terrible for your plumbing system. It will still erode your pipes, and used too often, you’ll find you’ll have to replace your entire plumbing system years earlier than expected. When you can’t vacate a clog on your own, it’s time to call for backup and phone your friendly Calgary plumber. We have a wide array of tools — including cameras! — which can help us investigate your pipes fully, uncover the clog, and effectively remove it. When you choose the right Calgary plumber, your drains will be run like new, and your pipes won’t be collateral damage.
No or Low Water.
It’s not unusual for a large family to experience some problems with low water pressure. If someone is showering while the dishwasher and washing machine are both running and then someone uses the toilet, there is simply a lot of demand for water on your plumbing system all at once. But, low water pressure isn’t normal when only two fixtures are running. When this happens, there is often a clog or leak somewhere in the system that is causing the problem. Bigger challenges, like an eroded water line or fracture pipe could also be the culprit, so it’s important to work with an experienced Calgary plumber to remedy this problem.
The only thing worse than just a trickle of water dripping from your shower head is when no water comes at all. While low water pressure is sometimes caused by a more severe problem, no water is almost always a sign that things have gone seriously wrong. A major leak, frozen pipe, or even a back up from the main waterline could all be responsible. Check to make sure someone didn’t accidently turn off the water line to your home, and then call our Calgary plumbing team immediately.
Of course, plumbing emergencies aren’t the only time you’ll benefit from working with one of our friendly plumbers. A dripping tap can waste 10,000 gallons (over 35,000L) of water in a year, and you’re paying for every drop. Your hot water tank will benefit from an annual inspection, and an outdated toilet can cost you an extra 4,500 gallons (about 17,000L) of water.
From scheduled upgrades to your current plumbing systems, to repairs and plumbing emergencies, the Plumbing Paramedics are here to help! Whenever you need a Calgary plumber, call us at (403) 452-2911.
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