When it comes to the plumbing in your home, you expect it to be flowing smoothly at all times. However, it may seem as though problems arise when you least expect them, often with little or no warning in advance. Here are a few of the most common issues we see and how you can prevent them from happening to you. 

Blocked Drains 

Kitchens and bathrooms are the most common locations for these types of issues. Most likely, it is a build-up of food waste or hair that is causing the problem. To keep this from occurring, spend a few dollars to buy some drain catchers. You can find these items at most hardware and home improvement stores in both plastic and metal varieties. Basically, they sit in the mouth of your drain and catch any debris before it gets caught in your pipes. Be sure to clean your drain catchers out regularly to prevent odors. 

Root Damage 

Roots, especially those from large trees, are notorious for causing damage to pipes under homes. When planting trees in your yard, be sure to avoid any piping underneath and around them. If you do not have the plans for your home, you may be able to obtain a copy from your local government office. Keep in mind that the roots of a tree extend out from the trunk as far as the branches do. Think about how the tree will continue to grow in the future and plan around that as well. 

Burst Pipes 

Here in Canada, it can get incredibly cold in the winter, with temperatures frequently dropping below freezing. As the mercury drops, standing water in your pipes can freeze over. Because water expands as it freezes, the resulting pressure can crack your pipes, leading to leaks and costly repairs. Before the weather starts to cool off, have your pipes insulated or repair the existing insulation. This will keep the water from freezing so it can flow smoothly and won’t cause any damage to your pipes during the winter. 

Keep Your Plumbing in Top Shape 

For all your plumbing needs, contact Speedy Plumbing & Rooter. We are highly experienced in treating and repairing all types of plumbing issues for customers throughout the Lower Mainland. We have many locations, so there is sure to be one that is convenient for you. We stand by our work and offer a complete satisfaction guarantee on anything we do. Get in touch with us today to ask us any questions you may have about what we have to offer and how we can help you. Our associates are always happy to help with whatever you need. 

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