Every homeowner may face the inevitable. There’s a point in our lives we’ll face plumbing disasters. Since your plumbing is one of the most vital system in your home, it’s important that you maintain your plumbing to keep plumbing issues to a minimum. However, there’s always a chance that you’ll encounter some sort of plumbing emergency in your home. 

5 Times You Should Call a Plumber

Here are the 5 times you should call a plumber:

1. Burst Pipes

If temperates get too low, especially in the cold, winter months, the water in your pipes can freeze and cause them to burst. Before the cold, winter months, you should cover any above ground pipes with towels to prevent freezing. If you have any exposed pipes, it could burst during the freeze-thaw cycle, which could turn into a complete pipe replacement. If you experience burst pipes during the cold, winter months, you should turn off your home’s main water supply and run cold water until the existing supply runs out. Then, you should contact Aquamaster Drain, Plumbing & Waterproofing Inc. to determine whether or not you need a complete pipe replacement. 

2. Lack of Hot Water

Lack of hot water or a broken water heater are never something to look forward to. Imagine, you wake up in the morning, hop into the shower, when suddenly the water goes ice-cold. You could be facing a plumbing leak or an electrical issue, but no hot water is usually caused by a failed water heater. There are many reasons why you have a failed water heater such as rusty parts, improper installation, fault thermostat, dirty shower head, and a leak in the water tank.

3. Blocked Drains

There is nothing worse than blocked drains. Imagine, you’re taking a shower and you notice the water slowly rising above your ankles. One of the most common cause of blocked drains, especially in the shower is hair buildup or soap scum. One of the best ways to prevent blocked drains, especially in the shower is to ensure your drains have guards to catch falling hair when you’re taking a shower. 

4. Clogged Toilets

If you’re experiencing a clogged toilet, the first thing you should do is to turn off the water flow. You can locate the water valve at the bottom of the water line on the side of the toilet. This will help to prevent more water from entering the flow. Once the water flow into the toilet is stopped, you can begin to address the clogged toilet with DIY tips for unclogging the toilet or or calling Aquamaster Drain, Plumbing & Waterproofing Inc for professional assistance. 

5. Sewer System Backup 

Sewer backups are a disaster as it can damage your property. They are messy, costly, inconvenient, and also threaten your health. There are several signs of a sewer system backup, which include foul odors, gurgling toilets, tree roots intrusion, multiple drain clogs, and water around the basement floor drain. 

About Aquamaster Plumbing

Aquamaster Drain, Plumbing & Waterproofing Inc. is your full-service plumbing and basement waterproofing company assisting the Greater Toronto Area residents. We offer services such as drain cleaning, basement waterproofing, sump pump installation, and more.

Posted by Fedor, Aquamaster Drain, Plumbing & Waterproofing Inc.

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