Blockages in water pipes and other sections of a domestic plumbing system are some of the key reasons why people call out Edmonton plumbers. These blockages can be very destructive and can result in burst pipes, flooding, and damage to beams and furnishings in the home. To help you to avoid these issues, read on to find some handy ideas on how to keep your home’s plumbing system healthy.

Think Before You Pour

First of all, be careful about what you pour down the sink. Oil poured down the faucet is one of the key causes of blockages in home plumbing systems. Cooking oils may look like liquids when you pour them away as they are still hot, but they will congeal once they get cold and cause major problems.

In addition, once these oils reach the municipal plumbing systems, they can cause problems for other homeowners too. Plumbers and construction workers are regularly asked to open up Canadian sewers to remove large (i.e. vehicle-sized) lumps of congealed cooking oil.

Invest In Filters

Another top tip is to install a filter over every plug in your home. This will catch solids like hair in the shower or bath, and those odd bits of pasta and veggies as you pour away cooking water in the kitchen sink. These simple and inexpensive filters will help to stop your pipes from getting clogged with solid material.

If you notice a blockage yourself, you can usually do something to remove it with plumbing fluids and/ or sink plungers. Just be careful when handling pipe cleaning fluids as these can be irritating to the skin and even corrosive.
In the event of a large blockage that you cannot shift, however, the best thing to do is to call in an expert Edmonton plumber like Capital Plumbing & Heating, Ltd. right away.

It is best to get these problems sorted out as soon as possible because if they are left for too long, they can get worse and worse and before you know it you are standing in a flooded kitchen! So, have your plumber’s number ready – you never know when you might need it.