Monday, September 29, 2014

Simple Tips on Dealing with Clogged Drains

The drain plays a major role in your home’s sanitation. After all, cooking and dishwashing are easier when your drain is fully functioning. It is no wonder, then, that a clogged drain is among the most dreaded problems in any household.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Fixed Faucet That Moves

Faucets have been a boon to the human race as early as Roman times. The invention of plumbing also paved the way for water control methods that allow people to use as much water as they need. However, most plumbing fixtures have fixed designs and are built only to allow water to flow in one direction, i.e. wherever the outlet was facing.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Drain Cleaning with Baking Soda

Baking soda, scientifically known as sodium bicarbonate, has natural cleaning properties that can substitute most chemical cleaners. This white crystalline substance can either be solid or powered, is water soluble, and when combined with water churns up a mildly corrosive solution that is alkaline in nature.
Chemical cleaners contain sodium hydroxide, which makes the solution poisonous when swallowed, inhaled, or gets in contact with the skin. Drain cleaning with baking soda is a safer and more eco-friendly way to do kitchen and bathroom chores. This is one of the safest and risk-free DIY drain cleaning methods.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Some Tip to Ensure Proper Heating in Your Home

One of the big problems Canadians face during winter is the fact that their heating bills seem to go through the roof. It’s unavoidable since no one wants to wake up cold as ice, which is a very uncomfortable experience. Cutting down on your heating costs will take a bit of effort. Here’s a few tips on how to do just that:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Edmonton Water Heater Replacement: Tell-tale Signs You Need a New One

Fall is just weeks away, and hot water would soon be an essential commodity in Canadian households. At present, the importance of hot water may not be that high yet in Edmonton because the city is currently enjoying a warm, dry weather. Once fall arrives, though, with cooler temperatures in Edmonton, water heater maintenance efforts become critical. At times, maintaining the equipment is no longer useful and a replacement is in order. How would you know whether or not you should have your heater maintained or replaced? Here are tell-tale signs to watch out for.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Save Your Documents from Heat and Humidity

When Willis Carrier invented his “Apparatus for Treating Air” back in 1902, he did so with a single purpose: to control heat and humidity that’s adversely affecting the paper being manufactured in the paper mill he was working in—but how exactly does heat and humidity affect paper?

Edmonton Drain Cleaning Tips: How to Keep Your Drains Free of Clogs

Clogged drains are one of the most common plumbing emergencies among households. If this problem isn’t corrected quickly via drain cleaning in Edmonton, the clog can force sewage back up your pipes and into your home. The worst part is that most standard home insurance policies do not cover sewage backups. Fortunately, there are several simple measures you can take to help minimize the chances of this problem happening in your home. These include: Throwing Away Oil Just don’t pour it down the kitchen drain! Cooking oil will solidify and clog your pipes. Pour used cooking oil in a plastic container and throw it in the bin instead. If there is a recycling center near your residence, you can bring your cooking oil there.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Get an Edmonton Heating Company to Help You with Furnace Replacement

The danger of a furnace breaking down will soon become real to residents of Edmonton like you, as summer slowly turns into fall. Temperatures in the city usually dip from nearly 12 degrees Celsius in August to half that in September, with the wind chill, on average, pegged at -11.7 C. As the onset of cold weather carries its own set of dangers for you and your loved ones, you must consult an Edmonton heating and air conditioning service like Capital Plumbing & Heating Ltd. on whether your heating system is still in good shape or not. Here are things you can do with the contractor: Examine the label One of the effective ways to determine a replacement for your heating system is to analyse the labelling on the furnace. Vandervort suggests looking for the brand name, manufacturing date, and model number, and showing them to the HVAC contractor for guidance. The contractor would know if your system is obsolete, or if the model has been upgraded to an energy-efficient variant.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Moderate Use of Air Conditioning in Edmonton Advised, to Save Energy

"In an effort to conserve electricity without endangering the health of the residents, the city has announced that public outdoor pool facilities will stay open longer. Besides minimizing air conditioning use, citizens were encouraged to turn off unnecessary lights, draw curtains and blinds, and wait until after 7pm to run washers, dryers, and other major appliances. Edmonton air conditioning repair and installation companies, such as Capital Plumbing & Heating Ltd., recommend having AC units serviced to maximize their efficiency. This would make the appliances perform better while saving energy. Power guzzlers Heating and cooling systems consume the most electricity, followed by water heaters, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators. As mentioned earlier, these appliances are recommended to be used only once temperatures have dropped in the early evening, to conserve energy. Any electric or mechanical device running at peak efficiency, however, will use significantly less power than the