Frequently Asked Plumbing Question

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More than likely, you’re not plumbing expert, so there is a good chance you’ve got questions.

No matter what your plumbing issue is, Archie & Son Ltd. Plumbing can help you. The most asked questions are noted here.

  • How can I avoid water damage?

You can do this by regularly checking the tiles that surround your bathtub and shower for cracks and damage. While you’re at it, have a look at the grout. If you have discovered something amiss, water may have seeped in behind the tiles and caused damage to the wall. If any caulking is in disrepair, fix it or replace it. You don’t want water to seep through. The general rule of thumb is to try your best to keep the bathroom dry so that water can’t travel where it doesn’t belong. Wipe the floors dry and use the bathroom’s exhaust fan after use. Make sure the faucets in the bathroom aren’t leaking and deal with any abnormalities with the toilet. If you hear the toilet tank running for no reason, there is probably a leak to be repaired. A call to Archie & Son Ltd. Plumbing is certainly in order when you suspect a leak so that you can avoid future water damage.

  • A pipe has burst! What do I do?

After you take a deep breath, turn off the water to prevent further water damage from occurring. After you have called Archie & Son Ltd. Plumbing, it’s a good idea to turn off the electricity to be safe. It’s also a good idea to open the windows where there is water damage. Your insurance company and plumbing professional will offer advice on dealing with the aftermath of a burst pipe.

  • Toilet is overflowing.

When you first notice the toilet overflowing. Lay towels down if there is water on the floor. Next, remove the lid from the toilet tank and set it aside. Call Archie & Son Ltd. right away to help you. Turn off the water supply to the toilet until the toilet is repaired.

  • Clogged pipes.

There are quick fixes you can do. With a toilet, grab the plunger and plunge away. If it doesn’t resolve using a plunger, try a plumber’s snake. Your plumber can also help break the clog. If the kitchen sink gets clogged regularly, chances are cooking grease is being poured down the drain. Your best bet is to call a plumber to resolve the kitchen clog then make sure not to drain grease and use a trap-type plug on a regular basis. The bathtub and sinks may get clogged from hair. Use a trap and if it’s a clog you can’t resolve, reach out to your trusted plumber.

These are just a few of the questions that are asked about plumbing issues. A plumber from Archie Horn & Son Ltd. will take of all your plumbing and HVAC needs. When possible, perform a check and maintenance of your home, that includes your furnace, and take care of any small issues before they become large ones that are costly. An Archie & Son Ltd. technician will identify and take care of any problems you may discover. Also, you should consider a professional furnace for your peace of mind. When you’re ready for your furnace inspection and help with your plumbing repairs, call the professionals at Archie Horn & Son Ltd.

Call Archie Horn & Son Ltd. for all your plumbing and HVAC needs. They offer a one-year warranty on all their parts and labour for your peace of mind. They can be reached at (905) 318-5020 or simply complete their online form.