Monthly Archives: March 2015

Are You Properly Scheduling Sump Pump Maintenance


Sump pumps are a great way to protect your Winnipeg home from all the rainfall we receive over the summer. Sometimes the rainfall turns into flooding leaving your home ruined yet a simple sump pump and backwater valve can help ensure this issue remains a relatively minor one. However, if you don’t maintain your sump pump properly, it too can turn into one more expense you didn’t budget for.

Sump pump cleaning in Winnipeg should happen on a short and long term schedule. Continue reading

Spring Cleaning Tips from Derksen Plumbing & Heating


Are you finding that water does not drain as quickly as it once did? Finding this occurring in your sink and shower drains then Winnipeg homeowners it’s time to take action.

By overhauling your entire drainage system, there are significant future savings to be made. With the proper equipment, a plumber can clean out the drains, ensure they are working correctly, and are free from damage.

Replacing damaged or substandard pipes will also keep your drains free flowing and help prevent further breakages. The natural enemies of our sewer pipes are tree roots. They will break pipes. They cause blockages and access points. Often the blockages lead to your drains backing up.

The amount of work needed to repair broken sewage pipes, not to mention cleaning up the mess made in your home, will put untold strain on both your bank account and sanity. By preventing damage from occurring, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your drains and budget are safe.

Some quick proactive tips are applying grease and root destroyer, at least twice a year, to ensure roots never play havoc with your sewer pipes again. What’s more, the chemical does not harm the actual tree; it only stunts the growth of the roots.

In general, it is advisable to keep a close eye on all aspects of your drainage system. A little maintenance now will save a lot of stress later. Don’t leave cleaning until it is too late.

Call us today for more information about preventative maintenance. (204) 944-3444.

Splashing Good Times!

Spring is here! That means summer is right around the corner and wading pools and sprinklers across Winnipeg will reacquaint themselves with young children. Plumbing issues on the other hand, are no fun at all.

Here are the top five tips from Derksen Plumbing and Heating about getting your plumbing ready for a carefree summer. Continue reading