Tuesday, 22 November 2016

How Does Tough Limescale Deposits Impact Water Heaters in Saskatoon?

Limescale is a common problem within many Saskatoon residences. In fact, one common example can be seen as a white buildup on the inside of cooking pots and pans. Limescale is caused by minerals suspended in water. Some common substances include calcium salts and magnesium. While this can be unsightly, the fact of the matter is that limescale will damage water heaters over time. What impact does this substance have and when is it a good idea to contact a professional plumbing service like Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd.?
 Limescale and Water Heaters: A Bad Combination
 We can think of limescale as the "cancer" of water heaters. There are numerous ways in which it can damage a system. One of the most common impacts is that it can slow heat transfer between different parts of the tank.

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Saskatoon Drain Cleaners Explain the Common Causes of Drain Blockage

A blocked drain is a common household problem, and it can quickly escalate from a minor annoyance to flooding that can damage and destroy property, costing you money. You can prevent many problems by keeping drains clean and clear, but sometimes you will need professional help.
 Signs that it might be time for drain cleaning in your home include a bad smell around drains, difficulty flushing the toilet, or water taking a long time to drain from a bath or basin. Here are some of the problems that Saskatoon drain cleaners see regularly.

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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Getting Ready for the Winter With Tips From Saskatoon Plumbing Experts

If you live in Saskatoon, we don't need to tell you how harsh the Saskatchewan winter can be on every home. Extreme temperatures, strong, chilly winds, and frequent snowfall pose special challenges to the plumbing system of any home exposed to these conditions. Being informed about how you can protect your home's plumbing system is an essential step that will help you winter-proof your property ahead of the cold season.
 The following is a list of common plumbing problems caused by extreme winter weather, as well as some tips from the experts on how to prevent them.

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Friday, 18 November 2016

Reasons Why Many Saskatoon Plumbers Recommend Tankless Water Heaters

In the past, all water heaters required a separate tank to store and subsequently heat water. Modern technology now provides Saskatoon residents with the possibility to do away with such tanks. Why might a plumber prefer this option and what benefits can a tankless unit provide?

Energy Efficiency

It can be argued that the most important advantage of a tankless water heater revolves around its efficiency. Water can be heated up faster and less energy is wasted during the process. This is not possible with more traditional models. In fact, many studies have found that these heaters can save a family as much as $100 dollars per year. In other words, the unit will pay for itself over time and any up-front costs will be offset.

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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.