Plumbing System Troubleshooting Tips as Re-Open Saskatchewan Kicks Off
The City of Regina is offering plumbing system troubleshooting tips for the May 4 kick-off of Phase One of Re-Open Saskatchewan with public access to medical services reinstated.
When water is left stagnant in building pipes the water quality can change. As services including dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, opticians, podiatry, occupational therapy and chiropractic treatment reopen, the City encourages taking the following steps:
Flush Internal Pipes
- Run water through all outlets and flushing your toilets for 10 to 30 minutes.
- Flush the cold-water lines first and then the hot water lines.
- Flushing process will vary depending on each plumbing system.
Check P-Traps (Drains)
- A dried-out or empty P-trap can cause sewer gas odours. An easy fix is to fill the P-trap with water again.
- Walk around your business with a pitcher of water and pour water down every drain you can find. Items that have had regular use (sink, toilets) probably have water in the P-trap already.
- Flush any unused toilets.
- Pour water down floor drains.
If plumbing issues continue, contact a licensed plumber for assistance.
The above tips are also important for businesses opening on May 19 in Phase Two and as restaurants re-open when the time comes for Phase Three.
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