Sunday, 17 May 2015
Managing plumbing is a lot of hard work, especially when homeowners need to stay on top of numerous plumbing fixtures. Simply checking the fixtures for leaks is already a very demanding task that requires attention to detail and a lot of patience. Once an issue has been singled out, it will require repairs, and not all damages can be fixed with putty and/or a plunger. Fortunately, homeowners always have the option to hire a competent Calgary plumber from a local company such as Son-Rise Plumbing.
Friday, 15 May 2015
A plumber in Calgary can quickly mend or replace pipes that have been damaged and are leaking; the repairs need to be done as soon as possible before the damage spreads.
Although modern pipes are designed to withstand continuous use for a lifetime or two, they are not completely indestructible. Whether it is because of freezing weather, or an outside physical force, pipes can sport cracks and leaks; these problems can lead to even worse developments if not resolved immediately. Homeowners should not hesitate to call a plumber in Calgary if they suspect something wrong with the piping of their homes.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Fortunately, avoiding sewage backups is relatively easy. Sewage backups occur due to clogs preventing sewage from passing through your drains and sewer line, so the solution to the problem is simple. If you can prevent clogs from happening in your home, you also prevent sewage backups from wreaking havoc. Keep your home and family safe by following these tips from trusted Calgary plumbing companies like Son-Rise Plumbing:
Monday, 11 May 2015
"There is no denying that having hot water in your home makes life more convenient. Try imagining showering in the morning, doing the laundry, or washing greasy dishes without hot water, and you’ll see just how important hot water is for many everyday household tasks. Of course, the fact that you have hot water in your home is thanks to the presence of your hot water heater. This is why it is important for you to monitor the condition of water heaters in your Calgary home often to see if a replacement water heater is necessary. After all, the last thing you want is to be caught off guard by a failed water heater in the middle of a shower. With that in mind, be on the lookout for the following warning signs"
Sunday, 10 May 2015
As a full-fledged homeowner, you’re likely familiar with this occurrence: if you’ve ever left a puddle of fat, grease, or oil anywhere for an hour or so, it solidifies into something akin to wax from a candle. The same chemical change applies anywhere—heaps of kitchen grease going down the drain will also solidify once they’ve cooled. Furthermore, the congealed mass of grease can cling stubbornly to your home’s piping, whether or not you pour hot or cold water on them. If you’ve ever heard your local Calgary plumber warn against pouring kitchen grease down the sink, please heed the advice. Such a deed does nothing good to a home’s plumbing, and is easily one of the most common sources of service calls to drain cleaning firms like Son-Rise Plumbing (while also being a preventable one). Well, what is so bad about it in the first place?
Friday, 8 May 2015
With the mild winter and an early onset of spring here in Calgary, it is easy to forget that the mountain snow melt and spring rains are yet to come. It is important to check your home’s sump pump, which is often forgotten for most of the year. However, once the snow melts or rain starts pouring, the sump pump is expected to be working to keep the basement from flooding. A little maintenance check will ensure that it is in good condition. If anything seems to be wrong, then a plumber in Calgary can help out and see what the problem is. One of the first things to check is if the sump pump is plugged into a ground fault interrupter (GFI) outlet. This will turn the sump pump off if it gets wet, so check and see that this hasn’t happened and reset if necessary. The second thing is to check if the pump hasn’t moved. It’s also important to make sure that it is upright, or else it may not work properly and may not activate when the well is full.
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
House plumbing is something that should not be taken for granted. The system works round-the-clock to provide clean water and wash away waste. Various fixtures in the house, including pipes and faucets, that are on the verge of needing repair can usually be detected by the funny noises they make. Most Calgary plumbing companies, such as Son-Rise Plumbing, can look into these and take the necessary action to remedy the problem. Dripping Noise A common noise that is heard in some households is that of a dripping faucet that is supposed to be turned off. The constant dripping sound is annoying and much water is being wasted. In most cases, a new washer is all that’s needed, but if the problem persists or if the faucet is already old, then it may be time for a replacement.
Monday, 4 May 2015
When ThreeThriftyGuys.com moderator Aaron found out that his old water heater seems to be on its way to retirement, he wasted no time. Having never replaced a water heater before, he turned to a variety of sources to learn about when water heaters need replacing (and the signs indicative of such predicament). Like Aaron, you need to run up on your water heater savvy as well—you might not know when your water heater will go bad.