What Can Damage Your Plumbing System?

How long has it been since you checked your plumbing system? Unless you’ve had an issue, it’s likely that you haven’t paid much attention to it. Having a professional plumbing company inspect your plumbing system and execute regular maintenance will ensure it’s working properly. It will ensure problems are found and dealt with before they become major issues and plumbing emergencies are avoided.

Your plumbing system was built to last, but like any mechanical system in your home, it should be maintained on a regular basis.  Hashtag Plumbing in Vancouver shares some things that can have a negative affect on your plumbing:

Hair in the drain. 

Hair can cause some serious problems in your plumbing system.  When it goes down the drain, it can stick to your pipes becoming a dam of grease, soap matter and other gunk that can cause a clog.  A mass of hair and other material can clog your pipes completely.

Sometimes you can remove the hair with needle nose pliers or another tool. With the bathroom sink, the drain pipe can be easily removed to take out the clog. Otherwise, you should call in professional plumbers like Hashtag Plumbing to unclog the drain for you.

Chemical drain cleaners. 

Cleaners that are used to clean bathroom floors, toilets and, drains are effective, but some heavier chemical cleaners can cause damage. Some cleaning chemicals are acidic and corrosive in natural. These corrosive chemicals, especially heavy-duty drain cleaners, will not only eat through the matter clogging the pipe, but will also eat into your pipe material and damage it.

If you have a slow drain or a clog, avoid using heavy chemical drain cleaners if possible. Instead, contact a plumber to clean the drain for you.

Freezing temperatures.

It doesn’t happen that often in Vancouver, but sometimes pipes can freeze on those colder days! If the temperature drops and pipes along the outside wall are not insulated properly, the water inside of them can freeze up and cause all kinds of problems.  If the swelling of the frozen pipe doesn’t cause a leak or serious damage, the ice inside will at as a blockage impeding the flow of water. This will build up pressure until eventually the water will burst out of the pipe. Even though we have milder winters compared to the rest of the country, you should still make sure your pipes are properly insulated.

Plumbers in Vancouver

Hashtag Plumbing provides 24/7 plumbing and heating services in Greater Vancouver, including Port Coquitlam, Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack and Maple Ridge. Built on strong values of quality, honesty, and professionalism, Hashtag Plumbing is a young family with a ton of experience. They focus these values with each and every customer. Their our team has gained a reputation for friendly, highly reliable plumbing service and repair.

Have issues with your plumbing? Contact Hashtag Plumbing!


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