Many Mississauga residents wait until there’s a plumbing issue before calling a plumber, but this is the least convenient and most expensive way to deal with plumbing issues. Here are just a few Mississauga plumbing services offered, and how to avoid needing to make that emergency call.
Problem: There is probably nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night to one of the most awful smells in the world, only to discover that your basement has flooded with sewage. This happens to Mississauga homeowners every year and it’s not only disgusting, but extremely expensive. Between finding lodging while the sewage is cleared out, getting everything cleaned up, and throwing out everything ruined by the flood, a single sewage event could set you back tens of thousands of dollars.
Solution: A trained and certified plumber can walk you through the many safeguards you can have installed to protect your home from sewage backup. The primary way to do this is by installing a backwater valve: a simple, mechanical device that stops water from flowing the wrong way through your drainage pipes. That way, if sewage starts to head back into your home, the valve will snap shut and save you from a smelly and expensive event.
Burst Pipe Repair
Problem: Pipes burst for a number of reasons but the result is often the same: your home is doused in water.
Solution: The first thing you need to do to stop burst pipe damage is to learn how to shut off your main water valve. Go find your main water valve and ensure that you can shut off all of the water entering your home. Once you know how to do that, you can immediately turn off the water in the event of a burst pipe.
After a pipe has burst, you’ll need to call in a plumbing professional to replace it and discover the cause. In many instances, burst pipes happen because of cold pockets in your home, which then freeze pipes and cause them to burst. A plumbing professional can discover where your pipes are freezing and recommend solutions to stop the pipes from bursting again. These can include anything from extra insulation to redirecting pipes through a safer, warmer space.
Basement Flooding Prevention
Problem: When Mississauga was hit by the ice storm in 2014, many also experienced basement flooding either immediately or during the following spring. Basements often flood because of the outside weather and, in Mississauga, that means almost anything, from freezing blizzards to humid rainstorms. Whatever the cause, basement flooding repair costs can reach to over $100,000, often far above what your home insurance will pay.
Solution: Preventative maintenance is the most affordable and most effective way to deal with basement flooding because it stops the problem before it starts. Call your local plumbing experts to come in and evaluate your home’s basement waterproofing strategy. They can inspect your home to see how safe it is from flooding and recommend measures to help keep your home dry, no matter the weather.
If you’re in need of Mississauga plumbing services we invite you to give us a call. We can help protect your home from all of the above problems, as well as emergency plumbing service and more.