Friday, April 21, 2017

The Ins And Outs Of Clogged Drains, Drain Cleaners, And Plumbing Disasters

There are many things around the house you can put off until tomorrow – the dishes, a broken light bulb, your laundry, – but a clogged drain isn’t one of them. Because if you do, you must be prepared for plumbing disasters of catastrophic poop-portions.

Telltale Signs You Have A Clogged Drain

Probably the only good thing about a plumbing problem is that it won’t take you by surprise. It will let you know it’s there. Which is both a good thing and a bad thing. Good, because now at least you know you have a drainage problem. Bad, well, because you have a clogged drain.

One of the easiest ways to tell if you have a drainage problem is to check how much time it takes for water to go down the drain. If water settles in your sink or bathroom floor before going down the drain at a slower rate than usual, then it’s a clear indication that you might have to call for professional drain cleaners.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Here Is How You Know Your Air Conditioning Unit Needs Repair

Your air conditioning unit is, perhaps, one of the most utilized appliance in your home. After all, you want your entire family to be comfortable, especially during warm months. This is why it is important to take good care of your air conditioner. With proper maintenance, you can be sure that it will easily cool you and your family down in case the outside temperatures rises.

To keep your air conditioner running smoothly, there are certain parts that need to be checked and cleaned out on a regular basis. These include the air conditioner’s filters, coils, coil fins and more. If you fail to do this, your air conditioning unit’s performance will noticeably decline. And as it does, you will also experience an increase in energy use.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Plumbers Explain How Your Bathroom Can Get a Tech Upgrade

The use of technology around the home is expanding. In fact, research has shown that 77 percent of people are looking to include more technology in their homes. The bathroom has historically been an area with limited advancements due to concerns around electricity and water safety, but this is now changing. Many recent advancements aim to make your bathroom routines more comfortable and fun.

If you’re interested in having high-tech features installed in your bathroom, you can speak to your plumber about sourcing, installing and maintaining it.

Smart Showers

Showers have gradually become more than a simple water stream, and many people now choose to have extra jets and wide heads installed for a more enjoyable experience. Technology is now taking things one step further.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Slash Those Bills: Plumbing Upgrades That Can Save You Money

Are your water and electricity bills too high? You don’t have to grin and bear the extra expense. One way to cut down on utilities is by upgrading your plumbing system. Below are just a few recommendations that you can consider.

Install a Pressure Reducing Valve

Many households use more water than they really need because there’s simply too much water pressure in their pipes. In reality, your family probably won’t notice a change if you dropped your home’s water pressure from 70 to 35 psi (pressure per square inch). Luckily, you can install a pressure reducing valve to automatically control the amount of pressure that flows into your pipe system. However, you will need the help of a professional Edmonton plumbing contractor to measure your home’s psi and to install the pressure valve.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Furnace Service Experts Cite the Four Common Causes of Short Cycling

Is your furnace turning on and off unexpectedly? Short cycling, as the pros call it, is a frustrating and all-too-common occurrence. Generally speaking, there are four major causes for this problem that you should know and be able to identify.

Is Your Furnace Filter Clogged?

This is one of the most common causes of HVAC short cycling. As its name suggests, the air filter cleans the forced air that flows into your home from the HVAC system. However, over time, the debris a filter collects can restrict the airflow in your system. When this happens, your HVAC system overheats, which prompts it to shut down prematurely. To prevent this issue, wash or replace your air filters at least every month to ensure that there is no debris buildup.

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