4 Things Home Owners Should Always Check Before Renovating Their Plumbing System

Whether you move into a new house or buy an old one, plumbing is often an area that needs the utmost attention. More often, people tend to skip checking minute details about their plumbing system when a renovation is due and end up with undesirable results. Here are some basic plumbing tips to take care of while renovating your home. Pay attention to perforations in walls Without a doubt, this is one of the main tips to prevent leakage. A good part of the plumbing problems happens precisely because of the lack of care when drilling walls. This usually occurs…
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5 Types Of Valves Used In Plumbing Systems

Plumbing systems use a variety of valves to connect pipes and control the flow of water. Here are some of the common types of valves used by Calgary plumbers. Gate Valve  These are the most used valves in plumbing systems.  Gate valves have an internal gate which is raised or lowered in order to control water flow to the other side. Gate valves have a knob at the top which is used to control the movement of the gate. These types of valves get damaged fast if the gates are not completely opened or closed as the water flow can wear…
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10 Steps To Check Your Plumbing Installations For Potential Problems

Whether you are in a new living space or have noticed a possible problem in the sanitary installation, you can do some simple checks to determine the state of your plumbing installation. If you think there is a problem with your plumbing system, such as leakage or damage to the pipes, you can use a few simple tests before calling plumber. Through these simple methods, you can discover the cause of the problem and prevent more serious failures. Check for water leaks - check for cracks or pipes leaks, either with a dry cloth over the pipes or directly by…

How To Protect Your Home Plumbing & Save Money

Plumbing problems can lead to constant damage and repairs in your house. While periodic maintenance by a professional is highly recommended, there are simple tips to protect your plumbing.  Even when your plumbing seems to be working well, there are a few simple things you can do to help protect your plumbing and save your pocket.  Plus, with the tips below, you can make your plumber's visits periodic to your home, focusing on economy and functionality.    Is your bathroom functioning at its highest potential?  If there are worn or defective parts in your bathroom, replace them immediately. This will help protect your plumbing and…

5 Tips To Avoid Winter Plumbing Problems

With winter approaching, many homeowners worry that the cold weather may cause plumbing problems.   Blocked drainage systems, dysfunctional heating systems, and broke and corroded pipes are a few of the most common plumbing problems that you may experience this winter.  Here are a few tips that you can do at home to prevent a plumbing mishap.   1. Worried about your pipes freezing? Run a small amount of water through your pipes daily. With water flowing through your pipes, it’s less likely to turn to ice.   2.  Wrap internal and external pipes with heat tapes to keep your plumbing system insulated.   Do not forget to check the pipes that are in the cold areas of the house. They need as much attention as outdoor pipes.   3. Keep your heating on, especially if you are leaving…

6 Plumbing Tools You Should Know Even If You Are Not A Plumber

Although plumbing often requires a high degree of expertise, there are some tasks, especially those related to cleaning and maintenance, that you can do yourself!   In this article, we are going to show you some of the tools that Calgary plumbers have in their plumber’s toolbox.   Wrench  A common tool in many professions, including plumbing, a wrench can be used to tighten and loosen nuts and bolts, and its opening can adjust inch by inch to different sizes.    Pipe Wrench   With a function like that of the wrench, a pipe wrench is a tool used only for plumbing. It’s most commonly used to screw pipes and has a serrated and adjustable jaw that can latch tightly to grip around tubes or other cylindrical parts.  Pipe Cutter  An essential tool in plumbing if you…

3 Signs Of A Hot Water Heater Leakage

Are you constantly running out of hot water? There could be some quick fixes you can do before calling a professional plumber for help.  Today’s water heaters typically last between ten and twelve years, although many can last up to fifteen. If you notice that you’re running out of hot water when you take a bath or shower, it may be that oxidation has caused debris to accumulate in your hot water heater. Oxidation occurs in new or older water heaters when air leaks in forming rust in the tubes of your water heater interfering with the heating function. If your water heater is relatively new and you’re finding that you’re running out of hot water, this could be…
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DIY Plumbing – 3 Steps To Remove Trapped Air From Pipes

Airlocks are air pockets that affect the smooth flow of water. More common in hot water pipes because of the added pressure, airlocks often occur as a result of the natural flow of water in your plumbing system.   Although a professional plumber will know how to remove the air from your pipes and can confirm if this is the actual problem, you may want to try to remove these airlocks yourself first.  We know not everyone is a plumbing expert, and have therefore created 3 simple steps to get rid of the annoying air that fills your pipes. And, these steps will take less than half an hour and require no tools or special knowledge!   3 Steps to Remove Airlocks from your Pipes  1. Turn off the water. Even if you hear loud noises on only one part…
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