Sunday, 2 October 2016

Time for a Change: A Primer on Replacing Water Heaters in Saskatoon

Nothing beats a warm shower after a long day—especially during the winter season here in Saskatoon. Warm showers are known to relax tense muscles, as well as provide a variety of other health benefits. This is why homeowners should make sure that their hot water tanks or water heaters are always in prime condition.

Unfortunately, even well-maintained water heaters will eventually succumb to everyday wear and tear. Although repairing a broken water heater is a viable option, there are also issues that may necessitate replacing your water heater with a brand new one.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Your Kitchen Sink Strainer: Drain Cleaning’s Day-to-Day Essential

Calling the plumbers shouldn’t be your main tactic for maintaining efficient drains. As a responsible homeowner, you can do day-to-day drain cleaning yourself, while leaving emergencies and extraordinary issues to Saskatoon drain cleaning pros.

Oftentimes, this simply means knowing how to properly use, install, and replace a very simple tool: the sink strainer.

Know your type

The sink strainer is the basket-like, catch-all apparatus plugged into a sink’s hole. It helps keep food particles, other waste, and even utensils and jewelry from going down the drain, preventing clogging, back-ups, and other problems. The proper use of strainers starts with recognizing which type you have – if you do have one installed (and you should!).

Monday, 26 September 2016

Should I Hire a Pro? Three Plumbing Problems You Should Never Ignore

A leaking faucet may not seem like much, but it can actually cost you thousands of dollars in your utility bills over the course of a year! This is why any plumbing issues should be resolved by a professional plumber as soon as possible.

Although there are certain plumbing issues that can wait until a more convenient day opens up in your schedule, there are certain issues that you should never ignore:

Reoccurring Toilet Clogs

In some cases, a toilet clog is more of a nuisance than a plumbing emergency. When clogs occur often, however, the problem may be your toilet rather than your pipes. This is especially true if your current toilet is an old low flush model. When toilets clog occur too often, you may be at risk of an unwanted sewage backup.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Saskatoon Plumbers Reveal the Best Ways to Conserve Water at Home

Whenever or wherever you use water, you can always do something to conserve it. At home, there are three areas where water conservation measures can make the most impact: the kitchen, bathroom, and garden. Even a few small changes to your water usage can amount to hundreds of gallons of savings in water so each year. If you want to know what you can do to help the environment, your friendly Saskatoon plumbers recommend that you put these tips into practice.

In the bathroom

Turn on the faucet only when using it. This means turning off the faucet when you’re soaping your body, shampooing your hair, brushing your teeth, etc. If you have to wash your razor, do so in standing and not running water. Use a bowl or put a stopper in the sink when you shave.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

21st Century Hot Water Systems: Technology Behind New Hot Water Tanks

Saskatoon is known for some gorgeous summers and yet, the winters here can be quite difficult to endure. With temperatures known to drop into the -30ºC, heating a home or an office is always a major priority. There is simply no room for a second-best water heater and yet, many home and business owners are unaware of some of the latest technologies employed and how these advancements can impact their quality of life. So, what do modern hot water tanks in Saskatoon have “in store” for the modern day consumer?

“Smart” Systems

One of the most notable benefits of modern water heaters in Saskatoon is that many of these units contain what is known as “smart” technology. While there are several prototypes that will be out in a number of years, this computerized advantage is available here today. Some of the windfalls here include the ability to control the unit in a way to reduce energy usage through more efficient heating elements.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Drain Cleaning Equipment: Some of the Basics and What You Need to Know

Although most of us strive to keep our drains free from dirt and debris, it is virtually inevitable that they will need to be cleaned from time to time. Some of the most common reasons that a drain could become clogged include the presence of food particles, foreign objects, hair, soap scum and even hardened deposits of grease. In the most serious cases, do-it-yourself products will hardly be sufficient. These are the scenarios when professional Saskatoon drain cleaners can be required. What type of equipment do they use and why has it proven to be so very effective?


The principle behind the average rod is actually very simple. It is a semi-rigid device made of metal (normally) that can be inserted into a drain and follow any curves of the underlying pipes. Most of these will have either a ball or a plug on their end. These are meant to mechanically clear any clogs that chemicals cannot treat.

Friday, 2 September 2016

The Saskatoon Consumer’s Guide to Hard Water Treatment and Plumbing

Much like other regions within Canada, there can be times when a Saskatoon residence suffers from hard water. Hard water is a term used to describe water that is characterized by the presence of dissolved mineral deposits. Some common chemicals include magnesium, aluminium, copper and calcium. Not only can these cause drinking water to taste unpleasant, but hard water can damage pipes over time. How can hard water be treated and what are some of the signs that it may be present?

Signs that a Home May Suffer from Hard Water

One of the easiest ways to tell whether or not hard water is present can be to closely examine dishes, glasses and utensils. Over time, these can all become discoloured and it is not uncommon for drinking glasses to exhibit a “foggy” appearance. Another method is to observe the condition of taps and surrounding tiles. These can likewise become stained. Some areas to examine can also be sink basins and tubs.