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Important Maintenance Tips to Avoid Expensive Repairs

Everyone seems to have their own ways to avoid expensive repairs. Sometimes, some duct tape and a wish are enough to postpone trouble, but the truth of the matter is—it's going to come back and haunt you sooner or later. Ignoring problems rarely makes them go away, and in most cases, it actually makes things worse! Luckily, there are real ways to avoid expensive repairs on plumbing in Calgary, and they're easy to do. It all comes down to proper, regular maintenance.

When it comes to the bathroom, ventilation is key. Whenever you run water in the bathtub or take a shower, be sure to keep the fan on. If your shower doesn't have a fan, open a window. In the absence of both, it might be time to invest in a good dehumidifier. Excess moisture can gather and cause mildew, which can develop into mold, so it's best to keep things dry.

One of the most common Calgary plumbing complaints is low water pressure in the shower. Before you make the service call, try this tip: clean your shower head. You can detach it and leave it in vinegar overnight, which will dissolve the buildup (this trick works on coffee makers, too!). If you're lucky, then voila! Your water pressure will be back to normal.

In the kitchen, ventilation is still important. It's easy to clean and air out your cabinets if you take everything out beforehand. It's a great opportunity to throw out expired food or medications—two birds with one stone! This will prevent any mold from growing in your cabinets and causing expensive problems later.

Another common complaint about plumbing in Calgary stems from an odorous garbage disposal. To keep your garbage disposal smelling fresh, run cold water and ice cubes through. You can also throw in some lemon or orange peels for a citrus scent.

Remember, if you ever do experience problems with your plumbing in Calgary, NeedAPlumberCanada is standing by 24/7 to take care of you! Call us to address problems before they get bigger—you'll be glad you did.