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Most people tend to ignore the arteries that feed their home on a daily basis. Plumbing pipes and drains are an integral part of our lives and we’re here to educate and help protect your Vancouver, Burnaby, and Coquitlam homes from floods.

Preventative plumbing - 5 ways to prevent a major plumbing problems

Most people tend to ignore the arteries that feed their home on a daily basis. Plumbing pipes and drains are an integral part of our lives and we’re here to educate and help protect your Vancouver, Burnaby, and Coquitlam homes from floods.

You must be willing to give your water distribution and drainage piping some attention from time to time to ensure the longevity of your home. Ignoring the network of pipes inside their walls that feed your showers, tubs, bathroom and kitchen sinks as well as the piping that carries the waste away can be costly and nevertheless a painful process. 

 

Follow these 5 suggestions to help protect your lower mainland home: 
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1. Address leaks immediately

A simple constant drip from the faucet can result in significantly increased water bills.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that leaky faucets results in the waste of more than three thousand gallons every year. A single leaky faucet can add about $15 to the bill. Multiple leaks inside the house can increase the bills considerably.
In addition, the environmental cost of the wastage of precious water can be great. That’s why it’s important that you address leaky issues immediately by calling in the professional plumber’s at Moe’s. We’ll have your Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, and port moody home inspected and under control right away!
 

2. Replace rubber hoses with stainless steel braided hoses

Your washing machine’s rubber hoses are at risk of unexpected bursting. This can happen when no one is around the house, resulting in massive water leakage—about five gallons per minute. To avoid this problem, it’s important that you replace the rubber hose of the washing machine with a stainless steel braided hose. This will help you prevent unexpected plumbing emergencies.
 

3. Don’t pour grease down your drains 

Clogged kitchen sink account for 40% of our Coquitlam and Tri-city service calls. The primary reason for all of this is grease. In a restaurant , there is a grease trap where all of the excess grease is collected by the sinks and stored in a container ready for clean up. Living in a Coquitlam or Tri-city home, you don’t have that option. 
Grease buildup inside your drains is a major problem. Over time, accumulated grease can clog your sink or, worse, your sewer, causing a sewer backup. For this reason, you should avoid pouring grease down the drain.
Instead, you should consider discarding grease in a plastic container or jar. This will not only prevent plumbing issues, but also help out the environment.
Have a clogged sink or think you have a sewer backup issue? Stop running water and contact the plumber’s at Moe’s right away. 


4. Prevent clogs, whenever possible 

Another one of the major plumbing issues you’ll face as a homeowner is clogged drains. This is usually caused by the hairs that accumulate inside the drains.
The best way to avoid this issue is to place a drain screen. This will prevent buildup of hair inside the drain. The finer the screen, the better it will be able to prevent hair from clogging the drain.
 

5. Minor or major plumbing issues? Schedule a site visit 

Don’t procrastinate when you have minor plumbing issues, or you risk them turning into major plumbing issues. Instead, contact us at 604 398 4478. We have a team of highly experienced plumbers who can perform all kinds of repairs at an affordable cost.
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