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Avoid A Plumbing Nightmare this Halloween

Plumbing problems can sneak up on you and cause surprise. Plumbing problems are not always super obvious until they absolutely have to be addressed. However, there are usually some early signs that you can identify if you pay close attention to the plumbing in your home.

Noticing any of the signs outlined below means that you need to schedule drain cleaning in Calgary, AB. You can keep reading to learn more about common drain problems we see and the early signs of each one. If you have concerns about your plumbing, give us a call sooner rather than later to avoid a plumbing nightmare.

Slow Drains

If you’re beginning to notice that water backs up into your sinks and tubs and drains more slowly than it usually would, pay attention. It is important to address clogged drains before they get out of hand. If a clog worsens, it could easily cause more problems for your home and family. 

You may be tempted to invest in some drain cleaning chemicals to break up a clog, but they can actually corrode your pipes along with breaking down tough clogs. Instead, give our team a call and let us break down the clog without damaging your plumbing system. We’ll use a snake tool or other options like hydrojetting to ensure that a clog is gone with no residue left behind.

Frequent Clogs

Clogs are one problem, but having persistent clogs that come back again and again can point to deeper issues within your home’s plumbing system. You may have a tree root growing through pipes or corrosion that is allowing a blockage somewhere in the line. 

Frequent clogs can be addressed by using a special tool with a camera attached that allows us to determine exactly where the problem is and what is wrong. This greatly increases the accuracy of repair jobs since we don’t have to dig around to find the source of the problem. Instead, we know exactly where to look. 

Bad Odors

You should also pay attention to bad odors that are coming from any drains in your home. Pipes underneath drains have a design called a p-trap that retains some water to block sewer odors from wafting up into your home. If you’re smelling bad odors coming from your drain, it’s a huge red flag that you have sewer problems backing up far enough into your pipes to affect your home. 

Standing Water

If you have standing water in a sink or tub that will not drain at all, that’s an obvious problem. However, you also want to pay attention to standing water outside of your home. You may notice puddles develop in your yard without any real reason for them being there. For example, you haven’t turned your water hose on lately and it hasn’t rained. Puddles in your yard can mean that you have pipes with significant leaks.

Utility Costs

Your water bill should stay pretty standard each month unless you use significantly more water than you usually would. A water bill that jumps up all at once, or goes up very slowly but persistently over time can indicate a leak somewhere. It’s better to address a leak sooner rather than later to prevent additional costs and potentially even damage to your property. 

Contact Ace Plumbing and Heating today to schedule an appointment for your plumbing and HVAC needs. Happy Today or You Don’t Pay!

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