Your plumbing isn’t supposed to be scary. But when something goes wrong with the pipes that lurk behind your walls and weave underneath your feet in the floors of your Calgary area home, it can spook even the toughest homeowner!
Here are some real scary plumbing stories we have heard over the years, and how they could have been avoided with a little maintenance!
Creature from the Pipe Lagoon
Fishermen always talk about “the one that got away.” The Largemouth Bass that was “this big!” Well, the plumbers’ version of swapping fish tales is stories of clogged masses that are pulled from drainage pipes and sewage systems. Whenever non-flushable objects are flushed down the toilet or down the shower drain, they collect in your plumbing. This includes hygiene products, hair, trash, and liquids that can coagulate inside your pipes.
If you can imagine a 30 foot Anaconda snake, you are pretty close to the size of some of the clog masses pulled from residential and municipal drain pipes!
Rodents and Vermin and Pests, Oh My!
Imagine coming home from a night out, and lifting the lid on the toilet seat after a long drive home to find a dead rodent floating in your toilet bowl?
Yes, rats and other rodents and pests can infiltrate your home via your pipes, and give you a frightful surprise when you least expect it. It is a rare occurrence but happens often enough that we still get questions about it. There are many ways you can safeguard your plumbing against these gross surprises, in addition to regular maintenance with the help of a professional.
Drip, Drip, Drip—Here Comes the Mold
The two scariest words a homeowner can hear from a contractor are “black mold.” Even the smallest drip can provide all the moisture needed to promote black mold growth. You may not even hear the drip in the walls of your home, and you may not see signs of mold growth until it has spread. The thought of pulling back the sheetrock in your home to find black mold is scary not only for your pocketbook, but also for your health!
Avoid a Plumbing Fright with Ace Plumbing
They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that rings true all year round when it comes to your plumbing. Ace Plumbing offers around the clock emergency services to Calgary area homes so that you have access to a professional in an emergency, but we mean it when we say we would much rather that you didn’t have to use it. The best way we have found to prevent these kinds of scary stories is with regularly scheduled maintenance. Our 50+ point plumbing checklist will ensure you can catch any issue before it turns to an emergency (or a nightmare.) And when you join our Club Royale, you can reap the benefits all year long with discounts, priority scheduling, and many other perks.