Friday, August 25, 2017

Are These True? Plumbers Put an End To These Persistent Plumbing Myths

The plumbing is perhaps one of the most important amenities in your home, yet it’s one that’s often overlooked. Some homeowners would even remain placid as long as water still goes down the drain. This is where the trouble might begin, though: by ignoring your plumbing, you’re probably ignoring possible issues as well.

Properly maintaining your plumbing means learning more about how it works. This becomes a challenge, especially since there are numerous myths that people continue to believe in. Plumbers are here to put an end to these plumbing myths once and for all. Read more from this blog:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

These Issues Can Be Avoided With Help from the Best Plumbing Professionals

Your home’s plumbing is a simple yet efficient system ensuring that you can get access to clean water. Each and every pipe, be it the one under the kitchen the sink or running beside the bathtub, is essential for the system to work effectively. That’s why regular maintenance is a must for your plumbing to continue providing optimum performance.

Unfortunately, plumbing isn’t the first concern for some homeowners. For them, their plumbing would warrant attention only when it manifests major problems. This approach, however, can have numerous negative effects. Unbeknownst to them, even the smallest leaks in the plumbing can start an even bigger problem within their home. In fact, these leaks can compromise the structural integrity of homes. Read more from this blog:

Friday, August 18, 2017

Why Plumbers Recommend Installing Water Softener Systems at Home

Hard water has been a long-standing problem in many households across Canada. Traditionally, the Canadian government monitors average hardness levels for different municipalities and provinces as a way to measure water’s capacity to react with soap. High mineral concentration of calcium and magnesium essentially makes the water less effective for rinsing and lathering. As a result, you tend to use up more soap, detergent or shampoo, and therefore, more water as well. This all makes for high water consumption and less efficient water use.

Water hardness, however, doesn’t only affect the home’s water efficiency. Drinking water quality also drops if your water supply has a hardness greater than 200 mg/L. The Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality also considers a hardness level of 500 mg/L unacceptable for more domestic purposes. Using hard water under these conditions for drinking or culinary purposes is not recommended. Read more from this article:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Consider Energy Efficiency Ratings When Looking for Air Conditioner Replacement

How old is your air conditioner at home? If your unit is more than 10-15 years old by now, you might want to consider getting a more suitable air conditioner replacement. Your old AC is most likely no longer compliant to requirements stated on Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations. Before you start shopping for a new unit, however, you must be aware of labelling and ratings that apply to air conditioners. Here’s a handy guide to make sure that your new air conditioning system will perform at optimal levels while consuming less energy.


The ENERGY STAR symbol is perhaps the most recognizable label in most energy-using products. ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program that was established to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants from inefficient energy use. Read more from this blog:

Friday, August 11, 2017

These Signs Indicate that You’re In Need Of a New Water Heater

It’s often easy to take your home’s water heater for granted, but it’s the one thing that enables you to enjoy a relaxing hot bath once in a while. After all, you wouldn’t want to end up dipping your foot on cold water when you’re expecting a warm bath. That’s why you must pay close attention to your water heater and deal with possible problems effectively.

What if your water heater seems to have more problems than usual? Consider having it replaced immediately rather than waiting for it to fail completely. Fortunately, it’s easy enough to spot the signs of a failing water heater. Read more from this blog: