3 Plumbing Challenges Canadian Households Face

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As Canadians, we have to deal with a number of plumbing issues. Some are a result of unpredictable weather and others are just normal wear and tear.

Here are 3 plumbing challenges that Canadians face and how you can avoid the consequences.

1. Proper Drainage

In Canada, we experience the best of the best and worst of the worst when it comes to weather. As a homeowner, it’s important to make sure that your home has proper drainage to prevent flooding. Everything from downspouts, storm drains, eavesdrops and basement waterproofing needs to be taken into consideration. Whether you are buying a new home or looking to improve your own, these are all important elements that are worth thinking about. Being proactive will pay off in the end, there is no such thing as being overly prepared.

2. Clogged Pipes

Clogged pipes can be an absolute nightmare, but a problem that can be prevented. By taking extra care to prevent unwanted materials from entering your drains, you can easily prevent your pipes from clogging and causing hundreds of dollars in repairs. Pipes are designed to dispose of liquids, not medication or your pet’s fur. Be conscious of how you are disposing of waste.

3. Changing Seasons

Scheduling spring cleaning or preparing your plumbing for winter are two ways to help prevent plumbing disasters. Take some time to complete the following checklist in order to alleviate plumbing problems that could harm your household.

Seasonal Checklist

Make sure to keep our contact information close-by in case you find yourself needing a plumber. In the meantime, download our guide to learn about other ways you can protect yourself from emergency plumbing.