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.