Friday, October 31, 2014
.The shower fixture and the controls must be properly positioned to preserve form with the tiling– and prevent costly readjustments. For example: during the initial design, you can envision the shower’s hot-cold water knob to be parallel/aligned with any vertical/horizontal grout joints. A fixed showerhead will be at a grout joint “crossroads.” Ultimately, new showers may mean better comfort. Let professional Spruce Grove plumbers like those from Capital Plumbing get it done for you.
Friday, October 17, 2014
No ignition – A nice, hot bath provides a welcoming feel during an otherwise freezing day. However, there would be times when the water heater simply won’t do what it’s supposed to do. When this happens, there’s only one probable culprit: the heater’s burner doesn’t ignite when switched on. There might be a problem in the fuses inside the control panel, or a water inlet filter might be clogged or dirty. Internal corrosion – Tankless water heaters would never work if not for the heat exchanger, which is typically made out of metal with high corrosion resistance and should work fine for years – that is, if installed properly. During routine maintenance checks, a technician carefully assesses the condition of the heat exchanger.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Unless you’re intentionally burning a hole in your pocket due to repairs or wish to be regularly reprimanded by professional Edmonton drain cleaners, these are the things that should never go down your drain. Dental floss – Sure, dental floss after using could be a bit gross and deserves to be thrown out (actually it has to be thrown out). However, its final fate should never be a trip down the drain and into the sewers. This is because dental floss isn’t biodegradable, and when they accumulate and get tangled up over time, they could form a ball large enough to block an average sized pipe.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Carbon monoxide gas is tasteless and odorless, yet extremely hazardous. In Canada as a whole, statistics point to this compound for causing about 414 deaths in 7 years; unfortunately, it is a common by-product of combustion—a process utilised by a furnace. Then again, furnaces functioning at optimal levels are no danger to your home as they have vents, filters, sensors, chambers, and fans that work together to safely and efficiently heat your home. This is why regular Edmonton heating maintenance and repairs are vital to keep your furnace in tiptop shape, as well as to keep your family out of harm’s way.
An out-of-order sink or toilet can cause a great deal of inconvenience. Here are some "life hacks" that can help you prevent major clogs.
In case you do not feel confident about using chemical cleaners, hot water can be your staunchest ally. As most dishes leave oily residues, hot water can keep pushing them down, preventing the oil from latching onto the drain pipe. Having a hot water function in the kitchen sink can be really helpful in this case.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
If you live in places like Edmonton, where summers last way until September, having an air conditioner that works and isn’t too costly is essential. So how exactly do you choose the right size air conditioning in Edmonton? Here are some concepts that you need to know about: British Thermal Units or BTUs To understand how big an AC you’ll need, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the concept of British Thermal Units or BTUs. Essentially, this is a unit of measure that represents the amount of energy needed to cool or heat precisely one pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit, and it is equivalent to approximately 1055 joules.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Like any other equipment, furnaces and heating apparatuses also need proper maintenance to remain in peak performance. As such, here are some simple steps that can aid in determining whether one’s furnace or heating system is in need of repair or maintenance.
Most furnaces and heating apparatuses run on gas or fuel. If the heaters and furnaces do not give off the preferred heat levels, chances are their fuel levels are critically low. Refueling the furnace or heating appliance with the proper fuel usually does the trick. Most of the time, adjusting the thermostat is all it takes as well.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
How does a drain get clogged? Drainage systems collect excess rainwater, kitchen wastewater, and toilet wastewater. Unfortunately, these different wastewater types can hold a certain amount of solid matter that can possibly block the drainage pipes. When these solid particles accumulate, clogging occurs. When your drain pipes are clogged, water will stagnate, which can lead to leaks or even worse, wastewater backup. A properly installed drainage system won’t make much difference if you don’t know how to take care of it. Kitchen drainage systems can be blocked by accumulation of oil and fat poured into them; foreign items flushed in the toilet can be trapped in the U-bend or somewhere else in the pipes. The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), a non-profit trade association with more than 60,000 members across North America and Canada, provides some specifics on how your drains can get clogged at different points in time.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Maintaining your air conditioning (AC) system is a delicate, but very important, task. After all, if your AC isn’t clean and well-kept, it will become less efficient at its job and will consume more power as time passes. Of course, given that AC can be rather complicated, you’ll need to find a reliable contractor who can help you out—especially when it comes to cleaning your AC’s evaporator and condensing unit.
What if the water main leak is on your side of the fence? If your water main springs a leak, some signs will be obvious to you. If you see water bubbling or gushing up from your lawn, there’s a huge chance that your water main is already leaking. To confirm, turn off all the plumbing fixtures in your home and check the dial of your water meter for movement. If there is movement, the leak is in your water line. You’ll need to shut the meter off immediately and have an expert Edmonton plumber come over as soon as possible. Minimal or weak water pressure from all the water fixtures in your home is a good sign of a water main leak. Again, turn off all fixtures and check the meter’s dial for movement. If there is none, your water supplier may have shut the water off. Ask your neighbour if they are experiencing the same issue. If they don’t, you likely have a leak or a clog in your water main that requires the expertise of efficient Edmonton plumbers.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
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.