Thursday, 19 November 2015
Saskatoon is known for its rather chilly temperatures during the autumn and winter months, so possessing an efficient and powerful water heater is a very real concern for any home. As these heaters can break down from time to time, let us quickly address a handful of the indicators that a tank may need to be replaced. Types of Hot Water Tanks in Saskatoon There are a few different categories of water heaters that currently exist. Generally, these can be grouped in to those which have traditional hot water tanks and the "tank-less" varieties that simply heat water as needed as opposed to storing it for longer periods of time. Tank-less varieties can be more efficient and they are often chosen within homes that lack a basement or otherwise have only limited amounts of space.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
A clogged or blocked drain can present a real problem. Water can back up within pipes, an unpleasant odour could emanate throughout the home and in some cases, even unsanitary conditions may be present. Drain cleaning in Saskatoon is therefore a very real priority. This is especially the case when considering that temperatures can drop to as low as -40ºC during the winter. Pipes could freeze much easier and the risk of a burst is dramatically increased. Why should a professional plumbing service always be called in such an event? Skills and Knowledge Clearing a blocked drain is not necessarily an easy task to undertake. It can be difficult to locate the source of the issue. The blockage may have occurred outside of the home or underneath the soil. Without knowing how to address such issues, the property owner risks damaging the pipe even further.
Sunday, 15 November 2015
To encounter a trusted Saskatoon plumber, there is much more to consider than client testimonials or a flashy website alone. Indeed, most authoritative resources highlight such variables as an extensive knowledge base and a quality guarantee as some additional priorities. Here’s a quick look at a handful of other amenities that should always be present before making the final decision.
Thursday, 12 November 2015
Although the median salary (as of 2013) for a family in Saskatoon was approximately $90,000 dollars, most still need to keep a close eye on their budget. Plumbing issues can often raise several concerns, for some tasks are liable to be quite an investment. However, this can be offset should one know what to look for when choosing a local service provider. What are some of the key issues that should always be addressed before committing to one professional over another? Emergency Services? No one expects a drain to clog or a pipe to burst. In fact, these incidents tend to happen when they are least expected. Any modern plumber, such as the ones from Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd., should be able to provide emergency call-out services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Thursday, 29 October 2015
Saskatoon is known for its cold weather conditions. Not surprisingly, hot water tanks are a common fixture in households throughout the city. This appliance, therefore, has to be in optimum condition so it can heat your home as reliably as possible. Hot water tanks are unfortunately not immune to breakdowns. With proper maintenance, however, those performance issues should be far and few in between.
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
While issues such as tile discolouration are outward concerns, we should also keep in mind that these very same substances will cause drains and pipes to narrow if they are not regularly monitored. Additionally, heavy amounts of rain can quickly cause a drain to back up. One solution to mitigate the chances of this from occurring is to employ a service that supplies regular drain cleaning and maintenance. As with many tasks around the home, a bit of preparation can go a long way towards combating drain and pipe blockage. Unfortunately, the property owner will rarely be able to perform such a task without the knowledge that trained drain cleaners, like Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd, have. It is therefore clear to appreciate why the expertise of a third-party provider can come in so very handy.
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Additionally, find out if your plumbing candidates offer the kind of specialized service you need. The best Saskatoon plumbing companies, such as Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd., offer various plumbing-related services, including drain cleaning and water treatments. If you’re ever unsure just by looking at a plumber’s public materials, a quick phone call can be very insightful. It would also be good to work with a plumber who offers 24/7 emergency services. Plumbing problems can happen when you least expect them, and more often than not, would need to be resolved immediately.
To resolve plumbing issues successfully, you need to have at least the basic plumbing tools, such as an adjustable wrench, basin wrench, hand auger, locking pliers, metal file, needle-nose pliers, pipe wrench, plumber’s putty, plumbers tape and others. Moreover, it is very important for you to have plumbing skills to resolve plumbing problems on your own effectively. You don’t know exactly when you’d have plumbing problems, so if there is an emergency situation, you may not be ready for it. That’s why it would be better for you to choose a reliable plumbing company in Saskatoon in advance. Experienced plumbers have all the necessary tools and equipment and can help you anytime. Add the phone number of a plumbing company to your contact list so you will be able to ask a plumber for help when you need it.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Hot water tanks in Saskatoon homes and elsewhere are one of those modern conveniences you've probably been living with for so long that it barely crosses you're mind that it may break one day. If you've noticed something off about the way your hot water tank has been performing, but you're not sure if it's broken or just being temperamental, there are several things to look for which should let you know if and when you need to change your home’s water heating system. The first and most obvious thing to do is to test the water. Seen as you're reading this, you've probably already noticed a sudden change in your water temperature, but if not, think hard about whether or not anyone in your home has been complaining about this.
Sunday, 13 September 2015
Professional drain cleaning is almost always an inevitable last resort for any tenant or homeowner in Saskatoon and elsewhere. Quite often it happens that the kitchen or toilet drains get too dense with grease, fat, and soap buildups that water can no longer flow through, and the solution requires more than just a plunger. Sometimes, however, the cause of blockage is outside the home. Problems may occur between the house and the exterior environment. Clogged drains may also be caused by winter temperatures dipping as low as -12ºC. A congested drain can cause some unpleasant issues, from interior flooding to foul smells. In such serious cases, it’s best to have plumbing experts, with their technical knowledge and experience, to deal with the challenges.
Friday, 11 September 2015
Here’s a brief look at why regular maintenance can prevent potentially costly plumbing issues for homes in Saskatoon. What are some of the basic services provided? On-The-Fly Services One of the issues with household plumbing is that accidents can happen when they are least expected. When we consider that Saskatoon boasts nearly 225,000 residents and the winters here can be extremely harsh, it is not entirely uncommon to encounter frozen pipes and other potential disasters such as clogged drains. It is therefore critical for emergency services to be offered 24 hours a day. If not, costly damage can occur within a short period of time. Most reputable plumbing agencies will offer this level of responsiveness.
Thursday, 10 September 2015
You may not know it, but the weather in Saskatoon doesn’t only affect your living comfort and daily mood, but your home’s entire structure as well. There’s one component of your house, however, that you don’t always see yet takes quite a beating when outdoor weather conditions are in the extremes—its plumbing system. Saskatchewan in general sits in an area of Canada with a very changeable climate. With summers that can regularly go high up into the 30s and winters that can drop past minus ten, the pipes and other plumbing fixtures in your home can suffer considerable wear and tear.
Thursday, 6 August 2015
Did your water heater bail on you this past winter? Ideally, you should’ve been able to have it repaired by expert plumbers by now and be saved the trouble of encountering the same problems in the near future. If you haven’t encountered any problems at all, then it’s time to make yourself aware of the many things that can go awry with your hot water tank. If you’re using a hot water tank, you’ll find that their set of problems are very much different from tankless water heaters, and the problem often lies in the gas itself. When left unattended for a long time, forgoing repairs on your hot water tank can endanger everyone in the family. Here are some of the common problems with hot water tanks and some precursory tips on handling them before they turn into more serious problems.
Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Time and again, homeowners have been warned to mind what they’re putting down the drain or flushing down their toilets, and time and again some of them simply forget to do so, resulting in said drains and toilets getting clogged. That in mind, what exactly should you not let into them? Professional drain cleaners reveal the biggest banes of a clean and working drain and offer expert tips on some ways you can get rid of them. The Big Four There are a lot of things that can go down your drain aside from water, but there are four things that make clogged drains possible, namely: hair, soap scum, coffee grounds and cooking grease. The latter in particular (which can come from cooking oil, butter or margarine, food scraps or even dairy products) tends to stick to the insides of your pipes, and can cause build up over time and block your home’s pipes.
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Saskatoon homeowners are often concerned about the water that is piped into their homes. Drinking water should be clean of contaminants to ensure the safety of the residents while hard water should be converted to soft to prolong the life of the pipes and ensure the comfort of the people. Thankfully, plumbing companies like Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd. can install important systems that ensure the water you drink or use is at its best. Here are a few examples: Water Softener In Canada, hard water is a great concern since a lot of the sources of water pass through a lot of mineral deposits. Hard water is called that because it contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium and other minerals. Having that pass through your pipes can wear them down prematurely, plus scale forms at faucets, showerheads and pipes; this can eventually clog your pipes or damage them.
Friday, 31 July 2015
Many Saskatoon homeowners had the misfortune of having to deal with a clogged drain or two. Clogging is an inevitable result of having all the dirt and debris go down the drains for a long period of time. Some of them stick to the walls of the pipe, and build up, especially if not treated properly. Plumbing companies like Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd. can help a lot in ensuring that clogs don’t happen, and in clearing clogs that do. Prevention If you want to avoid the entire mess of clogged drains, you’ll need to be attentive as to how your drains behave. A potential clog can be detected by certain unusual plumbing actions; for example, water coming out of taps a lot slower than it used to. This could be a sign that debris has built up enough to hamper water flow.
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
No one wants to step into his shower and get doused with freezing water just because his heater wasn’t working. If you’re among the people experiencing problems with their Saskatoon water heaters, here are some telltale signs that you might need to say goodbye to your old one. Age of the Unit The most obvious indicator of replacement is the water heater’s age, more particularly if it has been used for more than its expected 10- to 13-year lifespan. This applies to conventional storage-tank water heaters, and you’ll find that there are more types of water heaters available in the market, most of which offer energy efficiency to help you save more in the long run.
Sunday, 14 June 2015
Clogged drains are a nightmare for many homeowners, and it’s possible for them to happen again from time to time. After fixing a clogged drain with the help of professional plumbers, one of the first things you should do is to keep it from happening again by observing proper maintenance. There are several products and chemicals available on the market that offer to keep your drains clean, yet some of them may not only be hazardous to everyone inside your home; they could also cause damage to the environment when you flush them out. To keep this from happening, Saskatoon drain cleaning experts suggest these alternative ways to keep your drains clean while at the same time doing your share in protecting the environment.
Friday, 12 June 2015
When people are thinking of improving their homes, one of the key places that gets focused on is the bathroom. A lot of experts say that you can get back over 80 percent of what you spent on upgrading it when it’s time to sell. However, to get your investment back, you’ll need the help of experienced Saskatoon plumbing services like Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd. Fixture Installation and Proper Plumbing There are a lot of things that need to be fixed to ensure that you have a great bathroom. Great fixtures and functional plumbing are two of the absolutely necessary components. Your bathroom will be a very busy part of your home and will consume a lot of water; baths alone use up gallons of water with every use. Improperly placed plumbing can result in future problems for someone ignoring them, as burst and leaky pipes can do severe damage to a home.
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
One of the more dangerous issues that can develop is for your water heater to start back drafting. Surprisingly enough, it also happens to be one of the common problems encountered by homeowners and is often undetected a lot. “Back drafting” refers to the phenomenon of the exhaust gases from your water heater being released into your home instead of outside. Considering that the main gas emitted by your water heater is carbon monoxide, your family can end up in danger. In addition, the backdraft raises the humidity of your home, making the occupants more uncomfortable and rooms more difficult to heat or cool. Another consequence of backdraft is that the gases can condense on the top of your water heater; these fumes happen to be very corrosive, thus resulting in damage to your heater.
Sunday, 17 May 2015
Water heaters make hot baths and potable hot water possible, making them a godsend in countries with extremely icy weather, such as Canada. Without these invaluable devices, baths would be uncomfortably cold (freezing, even) and hot beverages would be much harder to create. Like other major appliances, however, water heaters need to be carefully maintained or they will be prone to breakdowns and malfunctions. Daily use can cause a lot of problems for water heaters: sediment buildup, rusting, and leaks are but some of the issues that plague these home systems. Damages can also accumulate on heaters over time, so issues such as leaks and rusting could also appear. Homeowners should stay on top of their water heaters’ conditions if they want to continue using the appliances. Even the simplest of maintenance tasks, such as cleaning hot water tanks in Saskatoon, can potentially prolong the useful life of a heater.
Friday, 15 May 2015
Of the various plumbing issues a household would run into, clogging remains a perennial problem, no matter the number of fixes or upgrades made to a plumbing system. Clogging is caused by the buildup of soap scum, hair, and other debris that find their way into drains, so it is not the fault of the plumbing hardware, but of the user. Homeowners can try to be careful with their drains to prevent clogs, but over long periods of time, clogs eventually form regardless of the precautions taken. It is easy to spot a developing clog; if a sink, tub, or shower noticeably takes longer to drain than usual, it might have some buildup somewhere down the pipe. Homeowners need to act upon clogged drains fast, because letting a drain run while clogged could lead to a nasty overflow, or worse, a burst pipe. There are two ways to approach a clogged drain: either use a liquid plumbing solution, or actually call an expert in drain cleaning in Saskatoon, such as Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Commonly referred to as the “Porcelain Throne”, your toilet is one of the most convenient plumbing fixtures in your home. There really is no need to expand on why having a functional toilet is important in a home. Despite how important having a functional toilet is, many homeowners only think of their toilets when it’s time to have them replaced. Fortunately, your toilet will exhibit several signs before it fails. If you notice any of the following signs, do not wait for your toilet to fail before having plumbers in Saskatoon replace it.
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
The drains in your kitchen are an integral part of your home’s entire plumbing system, which is why you should do your best to ensure they are always in working order. Otherwise, you can easily cause a leak or clog to develop, leading to even more headaches later on. Although most people do their best to treat their kitchen drains right, many people inadvertently do things that actually end up ruining their drains.
Saturday, 18 April 2015
Canada’s relatively cooler climate requires its residents to equip their houses with effective water heating systems to provide running warm water in the showers and faucets. A typical Canadian home consumes an average of 75 liters of hot water each day, mostly used when temperatures drop to an extreme -25 degrees Celsius. Among water heating systems, storage hot water tanks are still among the most preferred as they are durable and can hold a good amount of hot water for a household’s daily use. Other than hot water tanks in Saskatoon, however, Canadians may also prefer the on-demand tankless design or a combined structure. With their extensive need for warm water, Canadians regulate their hot water costs by improving the efficiency of their current systems or installing a drain water heat recovery (DWHR) device to lower the volume of heated water.
Thursday, 16 April 2015
The toilet is one plumbing fixture in the house that is frequently used. It is flushed several times in a single day and at times, it can get to a point where it could get clogged and overflow. Nothing is more alarming than an overflowing toilet because it can ruin the floor and the toilet itself, not to mention it could leave a bad odour in the bathroom. More often than not, toilet blockages are due to certain items getting stuck in the pipes, making drain cleaning in Saskatoon difficult. A rule of thumb when using the toilet is to flush only once per use. More times than that and more water will be added to the tank, which can’t go anywhere and could lead to the overflow. If the water isn’t going down, attempts to flush the toilet can lead to more problems. The solution to this is to first turn off the water supply to the toilet before flushing it until needed. Putting newspapers or towels around the base of the toilet can absorb water from the overflow.
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Plumbing leaks can happen any time. Sometimes the plumbing system is overlooked and left unchecked, and the homeowner isn’t aware that there is corrosion, rust, or other damages on the various plumbing fixtures and pipes around the house. It doesn’t take much time to inspect the plumbing system, but busy homeowners can hire a plumber in Saskatoon to do the job for them. It’s important to keep in mind that plumbing leaks are responsible for a large portion of water wastage and property damage in the country. Failing to identify or fix a leak can lead to serious consequences to the structural integrity of the house, making wood and drywall rot, and encouraging moulds to develop. The worst part is that it can harm the home’s foundation. This is why it is vital to pay attention to the condition of the home’s plumbing system.
Monday, 13 April 2015
If you’re unfamiliar with a sump pump, consider yourself lucky: basically, sump pumps are only needed if your basement is prone to flooding or wetness. This means that you would not much use for one if your basement is relatively dry all throughout the year. Additionally, sump pumps are not always the ideal solution to a water problem at home. Certain things, such as an outdoor curtain drain, or proper gutter installation, could be more effective. Sump pumps are the last resort if the flooding problem in your property is extensive. A Saskatoon plumbing expert like one from Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Ltd. can help you determine if you need a sump pump.
Sunday, 15 March 2015
Water heaters are one of the many lifesavers that people are greatly thankful for, especially during the winter season. Just like any other home equipment, however, these are also susceptible to wear and tear. Once it gets damaged, that’s when the serious inconveniences occur for the homeowners. Here are some of the frequent problems as summarized by HomeTips.com, alongside their possible DIY troubleshooting techniques. Since the temperature is the most crucial aspect of Saskatoon water heaters, inefficient heating has been the prevailing complaint among its users, such that either its temperature is not enough or it gives off a very high temperature. Examine your heater’s setting prior to proceeding to other techniques—if it is not consistent in temperature, the thermostat dial might require few adjustments.
Friday, 13 March 2015
The kitchen and the bathroom are the two most important parts of homes, yet the drainage system does not receive that much attention from its residents. Carelessness with flushing various objects down the sink and the toilet poses several plumbing issues like clogging of the drainage system, as well as health hazards to the users. For occurrence of these unfortunate events, having knowledge on how to unclog such may aid in prevention, alongside professional Saskatoon drain cleaning services. Causes of Clogging Many objects can cause clogging as outlined on Care2.com, starting with the usual bathroom accessories like cleaning wipes, paper towels, and cotton balls and swabs. Dental floss, although this is just a string, can get stuck in the pipeline once flushed down, and could eventually pose bigger problems. Non-biodegradable items like Band-Aids are hazardous, too, not only to the drainage system but also the environment.
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Although it might seem awkward for some people to talk about toilets, this fixture is undeniably one of the most used at home. However, if your toilet doesn’t work as it supposed to, particularly when it’s experiencing regurgitating or clogging problems, it’s high time to seek the help of Saskatoon plumbing experts. This is especially true if you feel the need to replace your old toilet. In considering a replacement for your toilet, you must first determine whether it’s really a must to spend money on a new one or if you simply need repairs. Here are a few indicators that it’s time to bid adieu to your toilet seat and begin looking for a replacement.
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Minerals on water, particularly magnesium and calcium, might be beneficial for your health, but the same cannot be said for your plumbing; in fact, water containing these two minerals, more known as hard water, leads to some of the most common plumbing woes at home. The effects of hard water are not only difficult to clean off your plumbing fixtures, but can also cause clogs in your pipes. In these cases, a simple do-it-yourself drain cleaning wouldn’t help, which is why seeking a reliable Saskatoon plumber is recommended. How to Identify Hard Water Water becomes “hard” when it contains a high concentration of multivalent cations from common sources such as calcium and magnesium. Water collects these two minerals as it flows through the ground; at times, even boiling cannot remove the water’s hardness, a condition known as permanent hardness. Usually, hardness is measured in grains of mineral per gallon (GPG), and hard water comes with a reading of 3.5 GPG or above.
Monday, 16 February 2015
In February of last year, Saskatchewan experienced near record low temperatures. While this is not expected to be repeated this year, residents of both Regina and Saskatoon can still expect extremely cold weather, with forecasters saying temperatures can drop to as low as -28 degrees in February. The freezing climate means families should fire up their furnaces and trusty hot water tanks in Saskatoon in order to live through the chill. Various perils exist in winter time, but one stands out of the rest: hypothermia. It happens when the body’s core temperature drops below 96 degrees Fahrenheit.
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