Having to call a plumber for an emergency plumbing service is not the funnest thing in the world. There are not many worse things than walking into your basement and finding 3 inches of nasty sewer water in there damaging all of your things and the structure of your home, not to mention the health hazard this may cause if it’s seeps any further than the superficial part that you can see with your naked eye.
Having a burst pipe because a water line froze can cause absolute havoc, especially if your main water shut off is not reachable or you are unable to turn off the valve because it itself is old and rusted and won’t shut off all the way. Apart from being a huge waste of money, leaking water can cause major damage.
Unfortunately, when you call a Calgary-based plumbing company like John the plumber, you get fantastic plumbing services but repairing the rest of the house is going to be on you. Drywall, carpet, flooring… not to mention the ceiling and light fixtures plus damage to your personal belongings. It can quickly add up and be a very costly nuisance. Every 6 months. We recommend doing a thorough check of your home or even hiring John the Plumber Calgary to come do a plumbing inspection; you may save you lots of money down the road. We can visually check all shut offs and and wear and tear on any visual pipes in and outside of your house.
Proper maintenance, like simply draining the water and making sure hose bibs are shut off and properly drained and winterized can really go a long way. Making sure there are no leaks at the hot water tank, laundry taps, no breaks the seal of your toilet or plumbing under the sinks can go a long way. A little drop of moisture does not just go away – it generally just gets worse and worse. We have had customers call us frantically with water coming down their walls because of a burst pipe.
Sump pumps drainage lines can freeze and block and can cause some pumps to fail, which you may not always notice until there’s a heavy rainfall and water starts backing into your basement. Main drains also get blocked very quickly and can spew sewage, dirt, rocks and all sorts of other debris right into your basement. If your hot water tank is very old and has some leaks and rust around the bottom, it may be a good time to think of changing it before it stops working and you end up having no hot water in your house and then you are now stuck with frantically calling a plumber to try to get hot water again.
These are all emergencies and need to get taken care of by a plumber very quickly, and John the Plumber Calgary can help!
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