Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Flushable Wipes: The Scourge of Edmonton Plumbers and Homeowners Alike

Wet wipes are indispensable supplies for most people. They provide handy sanitizing when needed, and can be disposed of just as quickly. Nowadays, people are hooked on using a special kind of wet wipe, the so-called “flushable” wet wipe that’s specifically made for being flushed down the drain after use. Or are they? Are “flushable” wet wipes really as their name claims them to be? If you ask local Edmonton plumbers from firms such as Capital Plumbing & Heating Ltd., chances are they’re not likely to agree. A troubled waste treatment plant in the Durham region should be able to explain why.

Four Ways to Reduce Your AC Costs

Air-conditioning takes up a larger portion of your heating and cooling bills than anything else. The longer it runs, the sooner your savings dry up. How can you balance your home’s comfort yet keep your cooling bills slim? Below are some useful tips.

Use your thermostat efficiently
The closer your indoor temperature to that of the outdoor, the lower your cooling cost will be. Set your thermostat higher when you’re not at home and set it lower only when you actually need cooling. In addition, place your thermostat away from heat as this makes the AC operate longer than necessary.
Take advantage of natural ventilation
At night, turn off your AC and let the cool breeze in. Close the windows and blinds early in the morning to keep the cool air from escaping. This aids cooling while your AC works less.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Commode Concerns: Troubleshooting Toilets

Toilets are some of the most used plumbing fixtures in any home, and that also makes them the most vulnerable to damages and flukes. Daily use can take its toll on a commode, wearing down its parts and decreasing its performance over time. Homeowners need to learn when they can have their toilets fixed or replaced before they end up with a nasty problem on their hands (or all over the bathroom).

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Some Common Plumbing Issues to Look Out For

Your home’s plumbing is one of its most vital systems, providing you with water and the means to clean and wash. With daily use, however, your plumbing can wear down and suffer from the occasional problem. If left unfixed, these small faults can eventually turn into bigger damages, costing you a lot in repairs and the like. It is important to know where to look to find these defects so that you can deal with the issues before they get worse.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Advantages of Hiring Pro Plumbers

It can be tempting to repair your own plumbing problems and save money, but that can be a mistake. There are several advantages in hiring professional plumbing services.

First, you’ll be sure that the plumber knows what he is doing. Plumbing repairs and checks require a lot of experience and knowledge to do properly. Moreover, there are building codes and licensing requirements that professional plumbers must be familiar with and able to meet. Additionally, they have ample knowhow on the tools and materials used, allowing them to pick which ones to use for a particular situation, thereby improving the final result.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Drain Cleaning in Edmonton Keeps a Healthy System

Gurgling sounds in toilets and gradual flooding on the floor are common signs that your drainage system needs immediate fixing. Minor symptoms include strange sounds and accumulated water in sinks, common indications of blocked pipe openings. However, water slowly seeping inside the house is already a sign of a broken or clogged pipeline. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Understanding Stony Plain Heating Systems

The relatively cold climate of Canada, especially in Alberta, makes heating systems indispensable. Understanding how different heating systems work helps determine the right one for your home.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cool off on Costs: Save Money on Air Conditioning

People sure love their air conditioners, especially in hot weather. As summer approaches, air conditioners would be used more than ever, and homeowners should know how to use it wisely so that they can save on costs. Here are some ways to efficiently use the air conditioner: