plumbing prince George British columbia

When Your Plumbing Is On the Fritz

Knowing what you are capable of repairing safely inside your home makes economic sense, just as much as knowing when to call in a professional. Plumbing is one of those things, like if you’re handy with tools – and have the right tools for the job - changing a washer is relatively simple so long as you are aware of all the steps required to prevent flooding your home accidently.


Second guessing yourself, or your abilities, might be one of those times when reaching out for professional experience and expertise might be worthwhile – even for the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) expert.

In Prince George and the surrounding areas, that expert is Canuck Mechanical Ltd., with well-trained certified plumbing, gas fitting and air conditioning technicians, and have the largest stocked trucks in town. Since 1983 Canuck Mechanical Ltd.’s 24 hour emergency service and commitment to doing the job right the first time has kept our community flowing. Here are a few of the top reasons of when to call in a professional plumber.

There are the obvious, larger jobs like a complete piping installation in a new home or renovation; installing new fixtures or more complicated installations like at toilet which also requires a lot of physical strength; and, a plumber can also help you when the sewer line outside your home is having problems. Most would agree that only the most ardent DIYer’s are prepared for such tasks.

Leaks and clogs are often frustrating for homeowners, property managers, and tenants alike. A running toilet or dripping faucet can also be expensive, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a leak of 1 drip per second can waste more than 11,000 litres of water a year. Clogs – in a tub, sink, or toilet - are equally annoying and can be symptomatic of much larger issues like a blocked sewage drain. There are many reasons for a clogged drain depending on where it occurs, however, with an auger or enzymatic cleanser, a plumber can shift the clog in the drainage system so that water flows normally through your pipes again.

Poor or inconsistent water pressure throughout your home is another area where a plumber can diagnose and fix the problem - mineral buildup or a supply line issue - to restore your water pressure to normal.

One of the most serious plumbing concerns occurs in winter, frozen pipes. A frozen pipe can cracks or bursts, leaving you with a big mess and extensive water damage to your home and belongings. If you notice that your pipes are starting to freeze, call a professional plumber right away to minimize your risk.

If you are interested in receiving an estimate, or if you have any plumbing questions for Canuck Mechanical Ltd., call 250-564-4567 or visit our location. Free parking is available at the corner of 18th Ave and Lyon St.

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