Saturday, 30 August 2014
Grease and oil- While it may be tempting at times to pour down all the used oil from the frying pan down the drain, this practice should be abandoned fast. Greases, oils, and fats from cooking can cause huge problems in the long run, as they’re known to solidify over time. Once the solidified grease accumulates, they can clog pipes entirely and even disrupt natural waterway balances and interfere with plants and wildlife. Medicines- Old and unwanted medicines of any type— be they tablet, pill, or syrup— should never be flushed down the toilet. While tablets and pills will simply melt and syrups will wash off, the chemicals in them can cause toxic contamination of natural waterways. Throwing out expired medicines as solid trash is much more ideal for environmental safety.
Thursday, 28 August 2014
To prevent the formation of limescale, mineral-rich tap water must be softened. Water softening involves the use of an ion exchange resin device, where the resin is negatively charged and is bonded to positively charged sodium. As water flows through the device, an ion exchange occurs and leaves behind mainly sodium ions that do not form harmful deposits unlike limescale. Salt, however, poses a different problem as the sodium content of softened water is not naturally occurring. Consequently, excessive intake of high-sodium tap water can damage internal organs and cause irreversible medical conditions. To remedy this, you may want to enlist the services of a trusted Saskatoon plumber from a company like Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd. Such a plumbing professional may suggest installing a reverse osmosis system.
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Many of the new provisions are now enacted, while others won’t take effect until April 1, 2015. As such, those looking to sell or rent their condos in the near future might want to consult a Saskatoon plumbing company-such as Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning-before they strike a deal with potential buyers or tenants. Professional plumbers can inspect, repair, and/or improve a property’s plumbing system to make it more appealing to consumers. Such services will prove useful, considering that residential properties, particularly condos, are bound to develop plumbing problems over time even if people aren’t around to use them. One of the most common plumbing problems in condos are leaks related to physical damage (i.e. cracks due to frozen water) and metal corrosion. The latter is even more apparent in properties that are more than 20 years old, especially those with plumbing pipes made from cast iron or galvanized steel.
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
The project is a long way from being finished, and concluding reports aren’t expected to be available until early 2015. Despite the wait, however, this certainly provides something to look forward to, especially for those who are consciously trying to improve their ecological footprint. In the meantime, though, there are various other options for greener options when it comes to hot water tanks in Saskatoon. Homeowners can have their fill of choices from among various models of gas condensing water heaters or tankless water heaters, for example.
Sunday, 10 August 2014
With these telltale signs identified, steps can already be taken to conduct effective drain cleaning in Saskatoon homes. Understandably, some folks would prefer to try out some DIY methods in order to cut back on cost. Among the more famous home solutions would be the baking soda-vinegar solution, which is said to clear up the clog in about three hours. Another simple method, which specifically targets grease-caused clogs, is the salt-baking soda solution. This one requires an overnight waiting period before water could be run again. Then, there’s also the homemade noncorrosive drain cleaner, which is made up of a combination of baking soda, table salt, and tartar. Supposedly, a weekly administration of this solution to the drains should keep the clog at bay.
Friday, 8 August 2014
Indeed, the trend in the modern plumbing industry is towards less production costs for water companies as well as greater utility savings for end users. Saskatoon plumbers, for instance, aim towards increased longevity and durability of residential plumbing systems through regular maintenance and replacement of components, which translates to larger savings in the long term since energy-consuming problems like leaks are avoided. Among the most active areas of research highlighted in Huff’s column are in the realms of photovoltaics, solar thermal systems, solar air conditioning, and heat pump water heaters. Further refinement of these innovations can lead to the pinnacle of plumbing technology: a self-contained unit, independent from the power grid, that is installed on the roof of a structure and provides all of the building’s hot and chilled water needs.
Thursday, 7 August 2014
Tapping the services of an experienced professional who specializes in plumbing for Saskatoon households can prove to be the most efficient way of addressing common plumbing concerns, since the (likely) significant amount of time that homeowners would be spending on DIY work could instead be directed to attending to other pressing concerns. Among the most persistent plumbing complaints that can be found anywhere is the leaking faucet. Since a faucet is designed with multiple moving parts that facilitate water flow and stoppage, the unit would eventually grind down to unusability because of sheer wear and tear. While tightening bolts will usually be enough for most leaks, some cases might require the replacement of the O-ring or even the entire faucet.