Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Hot Water Tanks: Is It Time to Invest in a New One for Your Home?

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: When Plungers, Snakes Don’t Work on Clogs

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 -12ÂșC. 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

The Importance of Regular Plumbing Maintenance Services in Saskatoon

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

Plumbing Issues to Look For and When to Call a Plumber in Saskatoon

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.