Friday, 31 October 2014
June 5 was World Environment Day and some cities in Canada took this as an opportunity to celebrate their latest contributions to creating a greener and cleaner future for the country. Dakshan Rangan, digital reporter for The Weather Network, wrote about the ‘Solar City’ pilot program of Halifax, Nova Scotia, which was approved in 2012. As of this year, more than 250 homes in the city have been refitted with solar water heaters, establishing the city as a leader in solar thermal use. The Solar City program is serving to inspire the rest of the country, including Calgary, Alberta, in adopting solar powered heaters in their homes. Companies like Son-Rise Plumbing can be relied on to install solar-powered water heaters in Calgary, in addition to traditional heaters like tankless systems and electric heaters.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Plumbers that offer Calgary drain cleaning services will assess the extent of clogging in drainage pipes and will make the necessary adjustments to clean and clear the clogs out. More than that, they’ll also advice homeowners on the proper maintenance of their drain systems, like the basics of proper waste disposal. Drain cleaning takes time depending on the extent of damage any clogging has done. Professional plumbers, however, can assure customers that they’ll employ the best methods and latest technology available just to clean their drains and give excellent customer service. Companies like Son-Rise Plumbing and Gasfitting make sure that their plumbers know exactly what to do in any drainage problem situation.
Monday, 27 October 2014
Plumbers in Calgary, Alberta and in the other provinces of Canada have been rather ingenious in whipping up solutions to help prevent backflow from flooding homes. Extensive training programs, apprenticeship, and continuing professional education for the plumbing and pipe fitting industry can all contribute towards producing easy remedies to trivial day-to-day problems. Backwater-caused flooding should never be experienced by any family; it is, after all, the duty of public works to make sure that the sewage system can handle the amount of water that rain and home wastewater bring. However, given that the government will need some time to upgrade the necessary infrastructure to cope with rising levels of water, it is best for the general public to be pro-active and take precautionary measures. For instance, people are advised to install valves to help prevent backwater from flowing indoors and causing floods in homes.
Saturday, 25 October 2014
According to Calgary plumbing contractor Son Rise Plumbing and Gasfitting, a sump pump proves invaluable in many cases. For instance, flooding often occurs when the ground is supersaturated by excessive rain or snowmelt. In these cases, there is little you can do but rely on a sump pump to keep your basement dry. Sump pumps are also life savers when a home is built on low terrain. Usually, homes are constructed on higher ground so water drains away from them. However, there are only so many high-elevation areas to build houses on, which is why some homes or even subdivisions can’t help but be constructed on lower areas. For these homes, a sump pump becomes a must.
Thursday, 23 October 2014
There’s a reason why athletes take warm showers after a game. The heat of the water loosens their muscles, tissues, joints and tendons, relieving aches and pains in the process. Furthermore, warm showers stimulate healing and reduces inflammation, which is why doctors often recommend warm compresses when you sprain an ankle. A stuffy nose will make breathing an ordeal. While there are over-the-counter drugs for nasal congestion, a warm shower can provide the same relief by relieving sinus pressure and moisturizing the nasal passages.