General Plumbing Services in Grande Prairie, AB.
We deal with leaking faucets, burst pipes, clogged drains, and everything in between.
When you call with a problem, we follow a simple 7-step process to resolve it.
- Respond quickly.
- Find the root problem.
- Give a diagnosis in plain language.
- Provide fairly-priced repair options.
- Complete the job promptly.
- Clean the job-site thoroughly.
- Leave you happy.
If you’d like to minimize costs, here are a few things that you can try yourself before calling us:
Clogged Shower Drains
- Check for hair. It’s the main culprit. Removing it manually is unpleasant, but it can often be the only way. Most drain-covers can be removed using a screw-driver. If you see a visible clog, try using a bent coat-hanger to gently remove it (be careful to not push the clog further into the drain). If you can’t see one, try using a plunger. If that doesn’t help, try a hand-snake.
- If you do decide to try drain-cleaner, we recommend that you use a biodegradable product. Always use it as a last resort! You should only use it if there is still water-flow (i.e., not complete blockage). Read the warnings on the packaging carefully, and use appropriate safety precautions.
- If none of these methods work, call us. Make sure to us about any cleaner products that you’ve used, so that we can take appropriate precautions ourselves.
- Always try a plunger first. But DON’T try flushing again. If the plunger works, the toilet will drain automatically. Flushing again will just cause it to over-fill. You should plunge it for about 60 seconds.
- If the plunger doesn’t work, there’s likely a buildup or a foreign object stuck in the pipe (cat litter, feminine products, and Q-tips are all common suspects). The blockage will need to be manually removed using a hand-snake.
- DO NOT use drain-cleaner, as it can cause permanent damage to the toilet.