Residential Common Repairs Services in Winnipeg, MB

Here at Mr. Rooter we see many of the same homeowners dealing with common plumbing repairs. Sometimes it may be easy to ignore plumbing system problems until something goes wrong, but can be easily avoidable with proper maintenance. The following four plumbing issues are the most notable plumbing repairs in Winnipeg, and with our help and regular care can be avoided.

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Garburators are a fantastic addition to your kitchen, but they require a lot of maintenance to keep running well. It can be easy to forgetfully place something in the garburator that shouldn’t be in there and that accidentally breaks the system. To make the most out of your garburator, give it a monthly cleaning with a solution of equal parts vinegar and baking soda; this mixture should sit in the tank until foaming and fizzing subsides and will help keep the pipes clean. Similarly, grinding pieces of lemon peel and ice cubes down the system will help to keep it fresh and avoid damage.

Hydronic Heating

If your home has a hydronic heating system, the hot water that circulates under your flooring system makes the house increasingly more susceptible to damage. The home’s boiler plays an important role in hydronic heating systems and keeps water heated and in constant motion. But if there is a boiler issue this becomes a whole home issue, as still water poses a threat to the pipes. Small leaks and cracks become significantly more dangerous in a hydronic heating system, as floor joints and foundations are exposed to the water.

If you have a hydronic heating system, it is important to have a Mr. Rooter plumber regularly inspect the system. Plumbing repairs in Winnipeg homes because of hydronic heating systems that have been ignored is an easily avoidable issues with proper care.

Sump Pumps

Sump pumps re-route water away from your home and protect your home and basement from water damage. In modern homes, sump pumps have been installed while the home was built, but mature and century homes lack this feature. Ideally, your sump pump has a backup generator to ensure that during periods of heavy rainfall and power outages, it continues to run. However this is not the case for many homes, and what you consider your source of flooding protection can fail. Testing your sump pump regularly, especially during rainy spring and autumn seasons, can help to avoid any emergencies. Additionally, having a Mr. Rooter plumber inspect the system annually and do a professional check of the system will bring to light any issues that may be underground and not noticeable.

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Ventilation is a necessity for every home, but its importance is easily ignored. In high-impact areas of the home where excess moisture is easily created, like in the kitchen or bathroom, vents help to keep air moving and remove humidity from the air. In the laundry room, regular usage of appliances can create carbon monoxide and other PICs; this isn’t an issue with regular ventilation, but when the vents fail this is an immediate issue. By having regular inspections of your ventilation system, a plumbing professional will be able to let you know if issues are occurring, and how repairing your ventilation can save you money in energy bills.

If you notice any of these common plumbing issues in your home, it’s time to contact Mr. Rooter. For all plumbing repairs in Winnipeg, we can help to ensure they don’t harm your house or your family.

Give us a call and schedule your appointment today for a full plumbing inspection.

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