The professionals from Royal Rooter Plumbing & Drain Cleaning in Saanich want you to be prepared for any emergency that may strike your home or business. Find helpful emergency and maintenance tips on this page and give us a call today to schedule service at your home or business in Greater Victoria!
Storm Drain Flood
Water Line Break
Hot Water Tank Leak
Storm Drain Tiles
Every homeowner should protect their investment by routinely having a maintenance cleaning of their drain tile done. It is suggested that a routine cleaning be done once every 1 to 3 years, depending on the age of the system and the root growth on the property.
The benefits of maintaining a clean and free flowing drain tile system are:
What happens if your drain tile system is not functioning due to improper maintenance:
If you have ever experienced a sewer back-up, you know how important it is to maintain a clean and functioning sewer line. Most homes have a 4” clean out for their sewer line. If you do not have one, then you should call Royal Rooter Plumbing & Drain Cleaning to have one installed. Having a quick access point such as a clean out is imperative during a sewer back-up and for the purpose of regular maintenance.
Experts recommend scheduling a video inspection of your sewer line in order to determine the current condition and material of your sewer line. Being proactive is very important to prevent an emergency. A video inspection will help determine what kind of a regular maintenance schedule may be required, mainly based on what amount of root infiltration has occurred within the pipe. We also check what material your sewer line is made of. If you have a house built from 1945 to 1965, you are at a high risk of owning a “no-corrode” sewer line. The no-corrode pipe is made of tar paper and is imperative for every homeowner to know if they have a no-corrode sewer line. No-corrode pipe loses its integrity, it ovals in shape, deteriorates at a rapid rate and forms large blisters within the pipe. All of these things lead to a back-up.
Hot Water Tanks
Check your installation date of your existing tank. Tanks generally offer a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty. If your tank is 5 years old or older, call us in order to make an appointment for a tank replacement. After 5 to 8 years, a hot water tank may fail at any time. You’ll risk less damage to your property if your tank is installed on a proper drain pan and connected to your drainage system. Being proactive is crucial in order to protect your home and its investments.