Common Home Plumbing Repairs in Mississauga

If you’re like many homeowners, little plumbing issues tend to go ignored until they become a significant issue. If your bathroom ventilation isn’t that great, or kitchen pipes leak on occasion, you may end up adapting to it. But there are many common plumbing issues that can easily be avoided, or quickly fixed by your Mr. Rooter plumber. If you notice issues with any of the four following plumbing areas, contact Mr. Rooter as soon as possible to book your Mississauga plumbing repair.

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Plumbing Repair Checklist

Garburators are easily damaged, but also easily repaired. Because there is waste and compost being sent through them regularly, clogs and backups are a regular issue. By simply running lemon peels and ice cubes down the garburator, many common issues can be avoided; a mixture of vinegar and baking soda left in the garburators tank without being flushed will also help to keep it clean. If you notice that the motor is too loud or too quiet, these are clear signs that there is an issue with the system. Similarly, if you have water standing in the sink after its use, or leaking from the pipes underneath, it’s time to call a plumbing repair specialist.

Hydronic Heating

If you have a hydronic heating system, or intend on installing one into your home, you should be aware of the plumbing repairs in Mississauga that’s available. Given that the floor heating system uses an intricate design of pipes and hot water to heat the flooring, issues can occur. The beginning and end of the hydronic heating system is located in the home’s boiler, where cold water is heated and circulated; this is also where many of the issues can occur. When the boiler over or under heats the water, the pipes can burst and heating can fail. Likewise if the boiler begins to calcify water with long term use, calcium chunks can begin to clog piping. It is important to regularly maintain your hydronic heating system by calling a Mississauga plumbing repair specialist if you notice any issues with it. Leaks in hydronic heating can lead to structural and property damage with little effort.

Sump Pumps

Sump pumps are an important addition to every home, and their failure can have serious consequences. Sump pumps work to reroute water away from the home, and prevent damage occurring in the basement, crawl space, or to the foundation. Ideally sump pumps are equipped with a backup battery so power outages don’t disturb their functioning, but some older models do not. Homes build prior to the 1980’s did not have an embedded sump pump, so it is important to ensure your home has one and that it is working properly. If you notice basement leakage, drainage overflows, or excessively moist earth alongside your home, it is important to contact a Mr. Rooter plumber to inspect your sump pump.

Sump Pump


Ventilation is one of the most important things your home does, and can cause damage and daily disruptions when it is not working correctly. Particularly in the kitchen and bathroom, vents work to remove excess moisture from the air. When functioning properly this moisture has no effect on the state of the home, but when ventilation fails humidity can lead to mold and mildew growth, as well as expanding wood fixtures. Appliances like dishwashers, dryers and furnaces can also create moist air that needs to escape the walls of your home, or similar consequences take place.

With all common plumbing issues, repairs are typically quick and simple. By ignoring these issues however, they can become larger and more serious offenses which can bring catastrophic results. Keep your home safe and dry with Mr. Rooter’s Mississauga plumbing repairs. We’re proud to be dedicated to your satisfaction, and offer a variety of additional benefits unlike other plumbing companies.

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