Chances are, you hardly ever think about plumbing maintenance in Calgary. Homeowners often don’t—until that is, something goes wrong. Then, when the toilet won't flush or there's a clog in your kitchen sink, it's all you can think about. Suddenly your world of convenience is turned on its head, and you may be left wondering—how did this happen?
Without regular plumbing maintenance, Calgary’s residential properties are more vulnerable to the possibility of problems with supply and drain lines, or even the hot water tank. While it's natural for clogs and even corrosion to happen over time, any plumbing problem or accident can be prevented with routine check-ups and cleaning.
When it comes to keeping your home's water and waste management system in tip-top shape, trust your team of local Calgary plumbers. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary offers a wide range of expert services 24/7, including extensive repairs and routine plumbing maintenance. Calgary’s residents can rely on our uniformed experts, who are licensed and insured, bringing many years of experience in providing trusted services to our local communities.
Our Solutions for Plumbing Maintenance in Calgary:
Maintenance is essentially another term for prevention that often includes minor repairs. But it also means keeping a system in shape and detecting any faults early before they spiral out of control and cause damage that will lead to complicated repairs or replacement.
Whether you own a newer or an older home, your home's condition, and integrity are important. A great way to take care of it is by scheduling a regular appointment for maintenance. Pipes and fixtures all benefit from routine maintenance. Wondering what our team can do to keep your pipes in excellent condition? Here are a few services we provide to customers throughout Calgary:
HydroScrub® Jetting – Drain Cleaning
Struggling with clogged drains? By far, drain cleaning is the most powerful way to give your pipes a deep clean. HydroScrub® Jetting gets rid of any debris that could lead to clogs and prevents damage that could cause water leaks.
Hydro jetting tools use incredibly high water pressure—up to 3,500 psi—to blast through even the most stubborn blockages and completely clean your pipes. It's essentially like hitting the reset button on your drains! This type of plumbing maintenance in Calgary prevents slow drains and clogs from forming, which could lead to a serious plumbing problem like a burst pipe or flooding.
HydroScrub® Jetting Breaks Down:
- Tree roots in your sewer system
- Human waste
- Food waste, such as food scraps, grease, cooking oil, and coffee grounds
- Hair buildup
- Mineral deposits
- Soap scum
- Toilet paper clogs
- And more!
Video Camera Inspection
Expert plumbers in Calgary used to have to dig up pipes to see what exactly was going on with them, but at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary, our team uses cutting-edge drain camera inspection equipment instead.
Rather than digging or cutting, we'll use a small camera attached to the end of a long cable to take a look at your plumbing system. The camera captures video footage that can be used to diagnose plumbing issues like clogs, cracks, and corrosion. It's also an excellent tool to ensure there are no issues with your main water supply pipe or your main sewer line.
Not all appointments for plumbing maintenance in Calgary include—or need—video camera inspection, but it’s a useful, non-invasive option for homeowners with serious problems deep in their pipes.
General Plumbing Maintenance in Calgary
If you don’t remember when you last had service, but your plumbing system appears to be in working order, except for the occasional toilet backup, clogged sink, or leaky shower head that you fixed by yourself, it’s worth having a service technician do a plumbing diagnosis and inspection to ensure that we’re not missing any underlying issues within your overall drainage system.
Proper maintenance provided by a professional plumber is a key preventative measure to avoid problems with your system. With just one maintenance visit, our team will be able to establish the shape your pipes are in, troubleshoot issues before they worsen, and possibly save you from costly emergency plumbing services and repairs.
General Plumbing Maintenance in Calgary May Include:
- Checking for signs of water damage on the walls or near cupboards
- Inspecting pipes to look for signs of damage or corrosion
- Checking toilets, ensuring they aren’t leaking and that they flush properly
- Confirming that the faucets in your bathroom, kitchen, and other rooms in the house have the correct water pressure
- Checking for potential clogs
- Inspecting your garbage disposal for leaks and clogs
- Checking hose bib for rust and contamination
- Inspecting your hot water heater for sediment buildup, damage, or leaks
- Conducting a pressure test designed to detect hairline cracks and leaks in your plumbing system
- Performing HydroScrub® Jetting drain cleaning
- Inspecting sump pump parts
- Septic tank inspection
Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary
Our Calgary team is passionate about serving the local community. We love this city—from the intertwining rivers running through Downtown Calgary to the close proximity to the mountains. Calgarians love to support the local scene, and in turn, we care about providing the best plumbing services to communities throughout the city.
With every maintenance job we take, you can expect high-quality service and outstanding plumbing maintenance. Calgary homeowners can rest assured that each of our hardworking technicians is highly trained, has years of job experience, and is equipped with the necessary tools to get the job done right the first time.
Not only do we provide excellent service, but our team is also recognized throughout Calgary for our dedication to outstanding customer service. We're available 24/7, so you can trust that we have your back when you're dealing with a sudden plumbing emergency. You can always rely on us! Furthermore, we offer convenient appointments, and our team will always arrive on time—we won't leave you waiting around for hours until a plumber shows up. We respect your time, home, and family.
Our entire team is committed to professionalism and operating with the values of integrity, honesty, and transparency. From our friendly office staff that keeps operations running smoothly to our talented plumbers, we work hard to build lasting relationships with all our customers.
Our team members always arrive wearing the Mr. Rooter Plumbing uniform, drive a company vehicle, and take measures to keep their work areas clean. We'll answer any questions you might have and ensure you're in the know about the maintenance services we provide.
Plumbing Maintenance: Calgary’s Frequently Asked Questions
You may have a few questions about Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary's maintenance services. If so, we invite you to see if we've answered your questions here. If not—or if you would prefer to talk to a person—we'll gladly chat with you about maintenance and more. Simply give us a call to speak with our friendly staff. Otherwise, we have answered many questions about plumbing maintenance; Calgary residents can read about preventative measures and other tips!
How Often Should I Schedule Plumbing Maintenance in Calgary?
As a good rule of thumb, plumbing maintenance in Calgary should be scheduled on an annual basis. However, if you live in a busy household, manage a commercial property, or have multiple tenants, then you might want to consider hiring cleaning services two or even three times a year.
Why is It Important to Schedule Plumbing Maintenance?
Calgary’s homes that can withstand severe heat and cold waves need to be maintained accordingly. A regular inspection is important to ensure your pipe system is in good condition. Your Calgary plumber will remind you of winterization options to avoid frozen pipes or install safety measures to prevent basement floods. This can save you both time, money, and a serious headache if something goes wrong. During an inspection, our plumbers in Calgary can check to see if there is any damage to your system and complete necessary repairs in time. This could include leak repair, confirming the hot water heater is working correctly, and checking for any clogs that could cause problems down the road.
It's much easier and wiser to invest in routine plumbing maintenance. Calgary homeowners should have to wait until their basement has flooded at 4 a.m. because tree roots got into their sewer system and caused a sewage backup. With regular repairs and inspections, you won’t.
How Long Will Maintenance Take?
For our plumbing maintenance in Calgary, the HydroScrub® Jetting drain cleaning will take about one hour. Meanwhile, the inspection will also take up to an hour. Thus, you're looking at two hours minimum—unless an issue is found. If an additional issue is found, your dedicated plumber will coordinate with you to find the best solution and time to fix it.
How Much Does Plumbing Maintenance in Calgary Cost?
It’s difficult to provide an estimate for any kind of maintenance service without first knowing more about your system. As it takes us approximately two hours to conduct plumbing maintenance, Calgary’s residents could gather more detailed information if they contacted us directly to get an estimate for the cost. Once we talk to you about your situation, we'll be able to give you a specific, upfront estimate that you can count on.
Does My Home Insurance Cover Plumbing Maintenance?
Calgary’s homeowners should revisit their insurance documents more closely if they are unsure who is responsible for plumbing services. As far as we know, the homeowner is responsible for any maintenance services, whereas your insurance company will likely cover any unforeseen incidents that require emergency service, including sewer damage or water damage not caused by you.
How Do I Keep My Pipes Healthy?
Aside from routine maintenance, there are a number of ways you can keep your water and waste management system in good condition. For starters, do not flush anything that could cause damage to your pipes or fixtures.
- Wet wipes, including “flushable wipes”
- Paper towel
- Any food scraps, including eggshells, pasta, rice, coffee grounds, and fibrous vegetables
- Grease or oil, including melted butter
- Personal hygiene products
- Tooth floss
How Do I Clean My Plumbing System?
The best way to clean your pipes is by hiring professional drain cleaning services. This is the surest way to blast away stubborn grime and improve the longevity of your drains. We don’t recommend using chemical drain cleaners, as most conventional drain cleaning products are filled with harsh chemicals that could actually do more damage than good—not to mention that you shouldn't put anything toxic into your water supply.
That said, there is some plumbing maintenance Calgary property owners can do on a weekly or monthly basis. With the amount of hard water coming through our supply lines or going down the drains, you may have noticed calcium deposits and other types of mineral buildup around your faucet spout or in your kitchen sink’s drain opening. It’s a good idea to occasionally create a baking soda paste mixed with white vinegar and brush that off (sometimes you need to unscrew the sink stopper to access the drain opening). Any appliance in your home that has a drainage system likely needs attention, such as the dishwasher filter or inside your washing machine’s drum.
Hire the Experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary Today!
Are you ready to give your pipes a tune-up and control your water bills? If it's been a while since you booked your last plumbing service, or if you've never had your drains serviced, get in touch with our licensed plumbers today. We'll provide exceptional service that ensures the health and well-being of your plumbing system for years to come.
We've helped countless homeowners with clogged drain issues, poor water pressure, and all kinds of plumbing repair services over the years—and we serve communities across the city, including Acadia, Forest Lawn, and Glamorgan, to name a few.
To get started today, we invite you to give us a call to speak with our friendly customer service reps.