Plumbing Repair and All That Jazz

Plumbing Repair and All That Jazz

This year you can do a lot to raise the value of your home. Like any investment, it is important to not only maintain, but to build and grow equity. In your attempts to do this, taking on DIY projects and performing regular maintenance where you are able will force you to learn new skills, balance your time, and prioritize needs. With all of this going on, you might forget to check up on your plumbing until it is too late, making a small problem turn into a big one. That's why Roto-Rooter is around, though. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience that have made us the industry standard for plumbing. Whether you using our outstanding people or products to get the job done, your plumbing will be in better shape than ever, with our help. As plumbing repair in Calgary can become quite expensive, we are excited to spread a little love through helpful tips and tricks for DIY plumbing care. Consider the following:

  • Clogged drains. They happen to the best of us. Bathroom drains clog quickly because of the amount of hair a normal person sheds during each shower. Add all the hair together after a week, mix it with dirt and soap scum and you have a pretty gnarly clog. In kitchen drains, food, grease, dirt, and soap scum will do the same thing, too. To get these drains clean again, pull out the gunk that can be reached with a screwdriver. After pulling out all you can, use pipe cleaner to strip away anything else lingering. As pipe cleaner is acidic, make sure to moderate your use of the product so that the drainpipes don't become weakened from heavy use. To maintain this cleanliness, a few cups of boiling water down the drain every week will do the job just fine.
  • Leaky faucets are a pain. They drip, make noise, and waste a lot of water. In fact, they can waste upward of $20 worth of water a month, each. Multiply that by however many drippy faucets you have in your house and you are looking at a pretty beefy expense you can avoid fairly easily. When you first notice the leak, shut off the water to that faucet. Next, use a wrench to loosen the nut holding the faucet head in place. Once it is loosened, remove the head completely and take a look inside. You will notice a washer sitting against the seat. This holds back water and can get warped. Replace it with a new washer and you will get rid of that drippy faucet for good.

For more information about plumbing repair in Calgary, give Roto-Rooter a call today.

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