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.