Thursday, 28 January 2016

How to Choose a Hot Water Tanks and Heaters for Your Saskatoon Home

If you are in the market for a new water heater in Saskatoon, you will need to choose one that will provide you with sufficient hot water while operating energy efficiently. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when selecting the right water heater for your home. Types of Water Heaters Three main types of water heaters are available for purchase in Saskatoon: 1. Conventional storage water heaters Conventional storage water heaters are the most popular type of water heaters in Saskatoon. They offer a reservoir of hot water and work by releasing hot water from the top of the tank when you turn on the hot water tap. Cold water then enters the bottom of the tank to replace the water that you have used.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

5 Top Drain Cleaning Tips to Avoid Blockages in Saskatoon Households

Blocked drains can be inconvenient, unpleasant and costly. Fortunately, most blockages are preventable. By following these five proactive maintenance measures, you can keep your drains clean and clear. 1. Flush Your Drains with Hot Water One of the easiest ways to prevent blockages is to pour boiling water down your drains regularly. Doing this at least once a week can help prevent the accumulation of fats, oils and grease that can cause blockages later on.

3 Winter Plumbing Solutions for Common Problems in Saskatoon Homes

Saskatoon is known for variations in temperature as well as rather drastic seasonal changes. It stands to reason that common household maintenance needs such as plumbing should be addressed as soon as a problem arises. This is especially important during the cold winter months which are known to average -22ÂșC temps(1). There are nonetheless common maintenance issues that must always be highlighted. Frozen Pipes Freezing pipes are always a concern when the mercury plummets. As water expands when it freezes, there are always chances that a pipe will burst (2). Adequate insulation can help to avoid this situation and yet there are still times when a Saskatoon plumbing company must be called. This is actually quite a dire situation. Not only can a broken pipe or fitting lead to a great deal of damage, but a family could very well be without water for an extended period of time. Plumbing experts will be able to address this problem quickly.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

How to Stop Your Pipes from Freezing and Bursting in Cold Weather

Temperatures can drop to dangerously low levels during winter in Saskatoon, putting the pipes and plumbing in your home at risk for freezing. When water freezes and expands inside your pipes, it causes pressure to build up between the ice blockage and your closed faucet. Over time, this pressure cause your pipes to burst. Preventing Frozen Pipes Your pipes may freeze for a number of reasons. They may be poorly insulated, exposed to icy drafts or located inside cupboards where they are isolated from the warm air inside your home. To ensure water is able to flow freely throughout your pipes in winter, consider these simple preventive measures.