Frequently Asked Questions
Prevention is the most important strategy to avoid pipes from freezing. Properly winterizing your home is a good place to start. When it begins to get cold overnight in the fall months, make sure that water lines to outside faucets, pools, or water features are turned off and drained. Throughout the winter, ensure that your home does not get colder than 15°C, monitor your home for cold areas that might need more insulation or heating, and open sink cabinet doors that might isolate pipes from the heat. Ensure water is running regularly through your pipes, and if you are going away, arrange for someone to monitor your home for you and continue with preventative measures. It can also be a good idea to turn off your water and open a few faucets if you are going away for a week or more. There are few things you will need to consider before you do this. First, do you have a boiler that is doing any space heating? If you do, make sure it is a CLOSED system. An OPEN system could be tied into your municipal water and turning off the water could put your boiler system at risk. If you are unsure, don’t be afraid to ask. We can help advise you in the best course of action based on your equipment and situation.
First, switch off your main water supply. It’s a good idea to know where your shut-off valve is located in your home for emergencies. It’s typically in your basement near your water heater. If you think the leak might be reaching your fuse box or any electrical sockets, turn off your electricity as a precaution. Then drain your cold faucets, cold water taps, and flush toilets. Then turn off your hot water system and then drain your hot water taps. Once your immediate water situation is under control, call 180 Plumbing and Heating so we can assist you right away. Then you can begin removing valuables, cleaning up, and drying out affected areas of your home.
Aside from any aesthetic factors, you’re considering for your home, keep in mind that the price of a plumbing fixture usually does indicate the level of quality in the materials you can see on the exterior and the functioning components inside as well. Considering a higher-end faucet will typically be a better investment as it will last longer and need fewer repairs throughout its lifetime.
Aside from any aesthetic factors you’re considering for your home, keep in mind that the price of a plumbing fixture usually does indicate the level of quality in the materials you can see on the exterior and the functioning components inside as well. Considering a higher-end faucet will typically be a better investment as it will last longer and need fewer repairs through its lifetime.
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- 180 Plumbing and Heating is proud of the quality work that we do. All of our technicians are experienced plumbers with complete certifications. By hiring a qualified and certified team, you can be sure that you will be making a good investment in your home repairs and renovations.
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- We are proud to have been serving Calgary and the surrounding areas for years. Our business is locally owned and operated, and we know the unique challenges that the Southern Alberta climate brings to plumbing services.
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