Sunday, 19 February 2017

Saskatoon Water Heaters: 3 Ways to Extend the Life of Hot Water Tanks

Nobody likes taking cold showers in the winter. To ensure your bathing comfort during the season of freezing temperatures, it’s imperative that you have your hot water tanks inspected and maintained on a regular basis by a competent Saskatoon HVAC professional. This becomes even more necessary with the modern and sophisticated systems of today, because messing with high-tech components could leave you with nothing but cold water until the plumber can drop by. However, there are some basic maintenance steps that you can perform yourself to ensure your water heater serves you well for the long term.
Check around the water tank
Check the exterior of the water heater system for any form of condensation or deterioration including cracks and leaks. If you notice any of these, have a plumber inspect your system immediately and determine if it can be repaired or not. Look at the flame as well. Ideally, it should be blue. If it’s yellow or orange, then a call to an HVAC professional is in order. Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2kAJZiw

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Drain Cleaning Tips: Three Cleaning and Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

For the most part, many homeowners in Saskatoon tend to ignore the condition of their drainage systems until a problem arises. This approach, although common, is a risk one. Failing to clean out your drains properly can lead to massive clogs in the future, putting your home and your health at risk.
In general, you should hire professional drain cleaning services every two years or so to prevent clogs from forming, especially if your family is rather large. Similarly, your regular cleaning routine should be enough to slow down the development of a clog—provided that you avoid making the following mistakes:
Using Harsh Drain Cleaners
This is the most common mistake that homeowners unknowingly make. Many of the most popular drain cleaners contain harsh chemicals. Aside from the risks of nauseating fumes, the chemicals in these cleaners may wear out or erode your drain pipes. If you must use a drain cleaner, talk to a professional plumber regarding effective green drain cleaners you can purchase. Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2kAUqCw

Friday, 17 February 2017

Saskatoon Plumbing Tips: 4 Great Ways to Show Your Dishwasher Some TLC

Doing something that saves both time and money can be extremely rewarding, and thankfully, most home appliances help you achieve that. Take your dishwasher, for example. Aside from cleaning dishes faster than if you did it by hand, the appliance also uses less water and less heat energy than the latter method.
Like all appliances though, your dishwasher’s performance will start to deteriorate over time. You may find your dishes aren’t as clean as they used to, or you may notice a foul smell coming from your dishwasher. A few maintenance steps can help you avoid these problems. Saskatoon plumbing professionals share with you the most important ones to keep in mind.
Check the gasket
Dishwashers have a rubber gasket around the door that forms a seal to prevent water from escaping. Over time, the gasket can deteriorate, potentially leading to water leaking into your cabinets and onto your floor. If this happens, contact your dishwasher’s distributor and have the gasket replaced. You may also call your local Saskatoon plumber for the necessary repairs. Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2lmtJW5

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Essential Plumbing Tips: These 3 Things Don’t Belong in Your Toilet

Many people have experienced the inconvenience of an untimely toilet clog. It can be stressful to have to grab the nearest plunger and try to unclog your toilet yourself—provided that your home even has a plunger in the first place. It’s a nuisance, to say the least.
Take note, however, that toilet clogs are more than just a nuisance. They can be dangerous to both your home and your family as toilet clogs can easily lead to sewage backups if they are aren’t addressed as soon as possible. Fortunately, avoiding a clogged toilet can be relatively easy if you are aware of which items should never be flushed down. With that in mind, here are a few plumbing tips regarding what you should avoid flushing down.
Cigarette Butts
Cigarette butts are non-biodegradable items. In other words, they don’t break down on their own. When you flush butts down the toilet, they can get caught around the U-bend of your toilet and block the way for whatever else you flush down. Furthermore, cigarette butts contain a large amount of dangerous chemicals which can find its way to nearby water sources and water supplies. Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2lmxAmc