Monday, 19 January 2015
For most homeowners, as well as plumbing companies, winter in Calgary invites a multitude of potential plumbing problems. Pipe burst, leak, broken radiator, and flooding are only some of the most common. It also isn’t a good time to be careless when using your drains, as drainpipes can quickly freeze when temperature plummets to zero degrees. Among the plumbing issues you can encounter during this season, clogged drainpipe is the nastiest. Well, that’s because you will be dealing with wastewater (fluids you would not want to come in contact with, which is why you have drainpipes to convey them away from your home). If those fluids back up into your house, your family can be under threat from certain health issues. Cleaning up the mess would provide temporary solution but unclogging your drain with the help of a Calgary plumber will resolve it altogether.
Saturday, 17 January 2015
There are ways for homeowners to tell if their plumbing is at risk of bursting from frozen water. One telltale method is to check the water pressure issuing forth from a faucet; a suspiciously weak pressure or complete absence of one might mean a possible freezing problem. Homeowners and cottage owners should contact experienced Calgary plumbers to help in the detection and resolution of frozen pipes. If the pipes already show signs of damage, the helpful contractors should be able to either repair or replace the pipes affected.
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
It may seem like an obvious item that should be kept out of the toilet, but you’d be surprised at how often disposable diapers clog plumbing systems. The bulk of the diaper alone is enough to clog a toilet as soon as it hits the outgoing pipe. In the event that the thought slips your mind and you flush one of these items down, be vigilant in searching for any signs of a clog. The moment you detect a sign of a potential clog, immediately call a trusted Calgary plumbing service to assess the situation and perform any necessary repairs.
Monday, 12 January 2015
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) means well when it recently proposed that water heaters in Calgary and the rest of the country conform to energy efficiency standards. Easier said than done, as manufacturers and homeowners have raised their concerns, as reported by Simon Blake for plumbingandhvac.com.ca. Canadians don’t really spend a whole lot of time fussing over their water heater. The heater quietly does its job and is easily replaced if it malfunctions. If the proposal of NRCan to reduce the energy consumption (by as much as 30%) comes to light, homeowners may be faced with an expensive upgrade or re-fitting. Only about 5% of the population currently utilize energy-efficient water heaters, such as higher-efficiency condensing units as well as heat pump and tankless models. The technology used in more energy-efficient heaters is, after all, neither free nor inexpensive.