Plumbing Tips & Resources
Helping Regina and area with tips and resources related to plumbing, heating and air conditioning services.
If you don’t see a particular topic below and you would like an explanation, please contact us and we will provide an explanation here.
How does a sump pump work?
A sump pump is a small pump installed in the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace. The sump pumps job is to help keep the area under the house dry and to prevent it from flooding. Usually, sump pumps are installed in specially constructed sump pits.
Water flows into the sump pit through drains or by natural water migration through the soil. The sump pumps job is to pump the water out of the pit and away from the building so the basement or crawlspace stays dry.
Be careful to make sure the hose attached to the sump pump moves the water away from your foundation.
Sump pumps have been a common fixture in some homes for years, primarily in low-lying areas or places where
rapid melting of heavy snow can lead to flooded basements. This small investment can help save your home and possessions.
Commercial Drain Cleaners
How do Commercial Drain Cleaners work?
Commercial drain-cleaning products are one option that can be effective in certain circumstances. Some of these products are heavily advertised and their brand names are household words, so you may be tempted to pour them down a clogged drain before trying anything else. However, this may not be the best strategy. In many cases, there are alternatives to drain cleaners that will be more effective and less risky to your health and the environment — and they may even cost less.
Be careful using drain cleaners as they may affect your plumbing/pipes and can be very harmful, dangerous if splashed on the skin or in your eyes. Wear protective gloves and eye protection.
Contact Revolution Plumbing if you need help with your drains and if commercial drain cleaners are not working.
The backwater valve has revolutionized sewer protection across North America with its patented ‘normally open’ gate design. This valve is typically installed in homes or buildings that have basements, cellars, crawl spaces or area that are accessible for servicing. The normally open gate allows the sewer system to ‘vent’ any gases that may be caused by positive or negative pressures in the sewer line.