Monday, 16 March 2015
Another part of maintenance is regular checks on the condition of your plumbing. There are skilled plumbers in Calgary who can skillfully check for hidden leaks, inspecting fixtures and pipes if they are dripping and need replacements. Leaks in the walls, your basement, and other secluded locations in your home can develop into serious problems; an annual check of your plumbing can give you an idea of trouble areas and where pipes need to be replaced. - Regular Drain Cleaning - Drains are an important part of your plumbing, allowing the dirty water to leave your home and directing it to the sewers; however, dirt and debris can accumulate in your drains. This eventually leads to clogs, which are bad for your home. Cleaning your kitchen drains and other parts of your drainage system is a good start, but an annual check by experienced plumbers on your drains and septic system ensure that they are working in top form and are in no need of repairs.
Saturday, 14 March 2015
Plumbing leaks range from minor dripping faucets to severe ones (i.e. burst pipes) that can do widespread damage. Depending on how bad the leak is you can try to repair it yourself or call in a skilled Calgary plumber like those from Son-Rise Plumbing to do the work for you. Here are several common plumbing leak issues and how to determine whether you can do the job yourself or whether you need outside help. Many people are familiar with a continually dripping faucet. The constant dripping may seem like a minor inconvenience, but those drops can build up into gallons of water lost if it goes on for months or even years. Thankfully, it can be easy to repair; most of the time the problem is with the seals or washers inside the faucet itself.
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Leaky faucets can be fixed by replacing worn-out washers. Similarly, leaking toilets can be patched up by purchasing and installing a new flush or flapper valve. Again, hire the services of Calgary plumbing companies if you don’t feel your plumbing skills are up to par. Water is essential to man’s survival, that’s why it’s important to make water conservation a big part of your daily life. Hopefully, you’ll find the tips above extremely useful to your efforts.
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
According to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), water heaters account for an average of 17 percent of the energy that an average Canadian home uses up. Depending on factors such as house type, number of family members, and lifestyle habits, that number can drop to 15 percent or rise to as high as 25 percent. To save time, money, and to comply with Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations, Canadian homeowners are advised to replace their old water heaters with modern and energy-efficient ones. The implementation of Energy Efficiency Regulations is part of NRCan’s continuing efforts to protect the environment and address climate change. The installation of high-efficiency water heaters in Calgary homes and elsewhere can lower energy costs by as much as 50 percent, and this plays into the achievement of NRCan’s goals. Granted, the amount that can be saved can still be affected by other factors like house size and heat loss.
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Bathroom Wipes Popularly known as “moist towelettes” or “adult baby wipes”, these are becoming an increasingly popular bathroom accessory. Despite the fact that they’re marketed to be flushed like toilet paper, these wipes are largely responsible for creating clogs and back-ups in sewer systems. Cotton Balls & Swabs It might seem like these tiny harmless bathroom tools would just get soggy and eventually break down in the watery pipeline, but they don’t. They eventually accumulate in pipe bends, causing rigid obstructions.
Monday, 2 March 2015
During a plumbing emergency, all hell breaks loose and life at home comes to a standstill. When the situation requires professional assistance, you can put your trust in an experienced plumber in Calgary, like a professional working with Son-Rise Plumbing. Don’t just hire the first plumbing professional you find in the local directory—there are important qualifications to consider before hiring one. Here are several indicators to look for when hiring a professional plumber.