3 Plumbing Tips For Home Owners

There are a lot of extra costs to owning a home, don’t let a plumbing emergency be one of them. Here are three things you need to check every year:

1. Check Your Sump Pump

When melting season comes around and the rain starts to fall, a malfunctioning sump pump could leave your basement underwater. Take necessary precautions to ensure yours is working perfectly by booking annual maintenance, and testing it yourself.

Testing your sump pump is done in 3 easy steps:

  • Take the lid off and slowly pour a bucket of water in.
  • When the water rises high enough, the sump pump should kick in and suck the water out.
  • If this doesn’t happen, call a plumber right away. Your basement is at risk of flooding.

Want an extra line of defense? Talk to a Clean Line representative about adding a Flood Buzz water leak alarm beside your sump pump pit. It will alert you if your basement starts to flood.

2. Check Your Hot Water Tank

Winnipeg’s extreme winters put a lot of stress on a home’s hot water tank. Before the cold snap hits each year, make a habit of looking for any leakage or corrosion on the pipes leading to your tank.


If you spot either of these, Clean Line can take care of it quickly to help you avoid those unwanted cold showers in the middle of January.

3. Get Your Main Line Cleaned

To avoid clogging and backups, make “mainline cleaning service” an alarm on your phone that repeats every year.


Winnipeg has many areas filled with century-old trees, and while beautiful, their roots can cause mainline issues as they continue to grow, often digging into, and wrapping around nearby house pipes. When this happens, you could end up with a messy situation.

To schedule your annual cleaning, call Clean Line at 204-800-7741 or fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you right away.