4 Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

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There’s a lot of information out there about plumbing. Some of it you absolutely need to know, while there’s a lot that you could probably get away without needing to know. Your local Calgary plumber has you covered with the information you want to know, when you need it. Here are the answers to four of the most frequently asked plumbing questions.

What are the differences between hard and soft water?

The biggest difference between hard and soft water is that, in hard water, mineral ions are present which can cause mineral and sediment build-up over time. These mineral ions can have a negative effect on your hair and skin (particularly if you have a skin condition such as eczema), while also causing problems with your pipes and leaving “clean” dishes with a residue. Contrast that with soft water, where those problematic mineral ions have been removed from the water.

Why do I keep having problems with my drains?

 Your drains are like any other part of your home: they require regular maintenance to function optimally. What this means is that you should be scheduling a drain cleaning at least on an annual basis. A drain cleaning can help with eliminating nasty odours, clearing out persistent clogs, and extending the lifespan of your drains. Problems can occur when your drains aren’t properly cared for, which is why drain cleaning is recommended on a regular basis.

Is having noisy pipes normal?

There’s a certain amount of noise to be expected, particularly if you live in an older home with older plumbing. However, if you start noticing any sounds that are out of the ordinary, then you might have a problem. A local Calgary plumber can help diagnose the problem (if there is one) and make recommendations on how to fix it.

How do I keep my pipes from freezing?

Frozen pipes can lead to a burst pipe, which is an expensive and potentially damaging problem to have. That’s why you need to take the time to properly winterize all of your outdoor plumbing fixtures before winter hits. Other steps that you can take are to ensure that all of your pipes are properly insulated to keep them from freezing. For pipes located in cabinets, leave the doors open to ensure that there’s a continuous flow of warm air around them.

If you’ve got questions about plumbing or plumbing-related problems, then you need to give your local Calgary plumber a call. Quicker Rooter is here for you and all your plumbing-related questions and concerns. Give us a call today!

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