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May 19, 2015

Edmonton Plumbing Fixes Flooded Bathrooms: Know the Different Causes

One of the absolute last things you’d want to hear is the sound of water sloshing on your bathroom floor, or worse, see a stream of it pouring from the direction of your bathroom door. Once you do, the only thing you can do to make it stop at once is temporarily shut off your entire home’s water supply to not aggravate the situation further. However, putting a definite stop to the problem is possible with the services of local Edmonton plumbing pros, who can churn out a proper fix for you—if you help them.

The best assistance you can offer is to try and identify the possible causes of the flooding, which is not that hard for virtually anyone. The faster the source is found, the faster the problem can be fixed. Here are a few possible explanations for why your bathroom is filling to the brim.

Clogging – Perhaps the most likely explanation of all, clogs that lie deep in your home’s plumbing can easily force water back up and out of your sink, tub, and toilet. Try recalling if you’ve been shoving tissue paper or even ‘flushable’ wipes down the drain. If you have, then there’s a bit of bad news—you should never have done so. Too much toilet tissue can easily clog pipes if you’ve been frequent enough.

Sinks with a partial clog can also pose a problem. Careless guests or members of the family can leave the tap open unknowingly, causing your sink to overflow even if the partial clog still allows for slow draining. You know what comes next, and to save yourself the hassle of dealing with it, you must have that partial clog taken out immediately.

Burst Pipes – Think that burst pipes only occur during a freeze? Think again. Pipes can be subject to a huge amount of water pressure because of a simple clog—either a plugged toilet or a clogged water pump entirely. Whatever comes, the stoppage can cause water pressure to build up inside the pipes, which then burst open when they can’t handle the extra pressure. This is a repair that would almost always warrant a professional solution from local Edmonton plumbing firms like Capital Plumbing and Heating.

Carelessness – Sometimes, it’s the most basic mistake of all that can wreak havoc. If you unknowingly leave the water running in a plugged sink, expect to wade through a puddle of water from your bathroom moments later—not to mention clean everything up and hope that nothing suffered major damage.

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