Monday, 16 February 2015

Prep your Saskatoon Water Heaters: Saskatchewan Chill to Last Further

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.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Saskatoon Drain Cleaning Pros Warn Against Flushing “Flushable” Wipes

London isn’t the only city being invaded by these monstrosities—even cities throughout the U.S. and Canada are dealing with “fatbergs” on a regular basis. These “flushable” wipes aren’t only the scourge of city sewer management teams, but also of Saskatoon drain cleaning pros from firms like Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Ltd. Unlike toilet paper which quickly breaks down in water, wet wipes tend to stay intact and accumulate inside sewer systems; causing blockages on sewer lines and hazards to the environment.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Saskatoon Plumbers Ensure Hot Water Systems are Good Through Winter

Icicles are often the result, or precursors, of ice dams on the eaves of roofs. Roofers have ways of dealing with them, one of which is to spray them slowly with hot water. The hot water softens the ice enough for careful ice-picking to finish the job. This method often works with other techniques, such as raking snow off the roof and using melt socks. An outdoor hot water delivery system can conveniently provide the needed water hot water supply, using a garden hose. Outdoor hot water delivery systems, which can be installed by Saskatoon plumbing services like Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, also have other uses in warmer months, such as washing the car or the dog, among others.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Saskatoon Plumbing Companies Give You Tasty Sparkling Water at Home

For this, the quality of drinking water must be nothing short of acceptable under existing quality guidelines. To put it simply, it is advisable that every household must have filtration systems like reverse osmosis (RO) in place. Using a filter with the diameter smaller than a hair strand, RO systems installed by professional Saskatoon plumbers are effective in removing most water-borne pathogens. Saskatoon plumbing companies like Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning offer topnotch water treatment systems from local and global brands. Everpure, for instance, offers up to three-stage RO systems that have a larger sphere of protection, notably filtering out particles that give water a bad smell.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Get Saskatoon Hot Water Tanks or Go Tankless? Make the Right Decision

Traditional water heaters require the installation of hot water tanks in Saskatoon homes. This is best installed by experts like Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd. The tank may also take up a lot of space in a room. The average home requires a 30 to 50 gallon tank of water; this usually often ends up in your garage or basement. If you don’t have the space, maybe a tankless heater is a better option. The other thing to remember is that traditional water heaters can be slow to heat or to replace when the water in the tank has been used up. Once the tank has been emptied, it is refilled and the heating process begins again. The problem is that warming up 30 to 50 gallons of water will take time, leaving you without hot water in the meanwhile. Take note, however, that established plumbers have had many years of experience installing and maintaining traditional heaters; you can expect lower costs for setting things up and keeping the tank working.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Avoid Serious Clogs by Regular Drain Cleaning in Saskatoon Households

You can purchase mesh screens and place them on your drains so they can catch larger dregs before they get through the drain. Mesh screens are inexpensive and simple, yet are effective in preventing future drain clogs. Also, get yourself a plunger as a solution for minor clogs. If you run into severe clogs, however, you can call on professional Saskatoon drain cleaners or licensed plumbers, such as the experts from Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd, to help you out. Established sales and service plumbing companies often have someone available on call to address any emergency drain problems they may be called upon to fix.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Versatility is Key When Installing Saskatoon Plumbing on Small Homes

Today, modern society is reliving the nomadic culture that defined many early civilizations, only under more convenient conditions. For instance, mini dwellings host their own electrical wiring and plumbing, much like an ordinary house. However, its size means a Saskatoon plumber can install working plumbing with fewer materials, and make repairs or find leaks and other faults more easily. Nevertheless, there are several challenges in plumbing a tiny home. Among the most prominent is the choice of toilet, normal flush versus compost. Normal flush systems are your conventional toilets hooked up to a septic system, while compost toilets simply bury the waste. A normal flush requires permits and inspections, but a compost toilet will reek of fecal matter for miles.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Saskatoon Plumbing and Other Home Preparations during Winter Season

After properly preparing your home to keep you and your loved ones safe and comfortable throughout winter, you should still regularly check possible problem areas during the season. Saskatoon winters usually span five months, starting from mid-November all the way to March. With really low temperatures and heavy snowfall, you have to make sure that your Saskatoon plumbing, roofing system and other elements of the house stay in tip-top condition all winter long.