Frequently Asked Questions About Plumbing

At Service Plus Plumbing & Heating, we’ve been taking care of the plumbing needs of customers in Kamloops since 2001. We’re proud to solve any plumbing problem we meet, and we’ve met a lot of them over the years. When you’ve been in business as long as we have, you come across similar questions again and again. Here are just four of the most common plumbing questions a Kamloops professional might hear:


How Much Is This Going to Cost?
This is a reasonable question. The plumbing in your home is a complicated system and a lot of different things might be wrong. Since different issues will require different materials and kinds of labour to fix them, quoting a price without enough information to assess the problem would be inappropriate. That’s why Service Plus Plumbing & Heating offers free estimates for all bigger plumbing jobs such as those normally taken when renovating or when pipes need to be dug up. That way, we can give you a much more accurate estimate of the cost.

My Drain Is Running Slowly and None of the Cleaning Products I’ve Used Have Worked. Is There Another Option?
Chemical agents should never be used to break up clogs in your plumbing. They are extremely corrosive and, if used on an ongoing basis, they will eat away at your pipes. Instead, you can try a solution of vinegar and baking soda, and then pour boiling water down the drain. If your clog is tougher than that, however, you may need to resort to good, old-fashioned elbow grease. A plunger or drain snake is often the better solution for tougher clogs. If that doesn’t work, it’s time to call your friendly neighbourhood plumber.

The Water Pressure of My Shower or Faucet Has Dropped Significantly. Does That Mean Something Is Wrong with It?
If you experience an unusual drop in your home’s water pressure, it almost certainly means that something has gone wrong. When water enters our homes from the main water system, it’s already pressurized. If you have lost pressure in your system, it means that it’s escaping your pipes somewhere between the main water system and your faucet. That can happen for a lot of different reasons, so it’s best to consult a professional plumber in these circumstances.

Can I Do This Job Myself?
Saving a little money by handling home repairs yourself can be a great option if the problem is small and you know what you’re doing. However, if the problem is big or you’re not sure exactly what you’re doing, it can be very risky. Faulty installation can cause a lot of problems if something goes wrong, and a flooded house can cost thousands of dollars to repair.

If something goes wrong with your plumbing, the easiest option is always to get in touch with a professional plumber. Contact us at Service Plus Plumbing & Heating in Kamloops to arrange for a visit or learn more about our services.

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