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…

6 Steps to Fixing a Dripping Faucet

More than 3,000 gallons of water per year are wasted if a leaky faucet is left to drip at a normal rate of one drip per second. That's more than 180 showers per year! Fixing your leaky faucet is therefore not only good for the environment but could also save you money.   In order to fix a dripping faucet, you must first understand what kind of leak you have. A whistling or screaming/squealing sound when you turn your faucet usually means that you need a new washer, which can be found in most home improvement stores. Whereas if you notice that your water is not flowing freely, spits or leaks when you try and turn your faucet on, then you probably have a clogged aerator. These clogs…

3 Tips For Choosing The Best Professional Plumber Near Calgary

If you are looking for plumbing companies in Calgary or anywhere, don't miss this article.   The reality is that unforeseen plumbing events can have major financial and emotional implications, impacting our day-to-day life. When something does not work for us, like the toilet or sink clogging up, it can affect our mood, productivity and finances It’s important to seek the right professional help at the earliest stage, so that issues can be quickly fixed and we can move on with our lives.   If you want to hire the best professional plumber for any unforeseen plumbing problems, it is essential that you opt for a professional who:  - has years of experience in the field, and  - is qualified for the work you want to get…
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How To Make A DIY Drain Unclogger At Home

The drainpipe is a U-shaped pipe that is located under the sink and works as a trap to prevent sewer gases from moving up and escaping through drains. While your U-shaped pipe acts as a convenient trapping mechanism, it is also often one of the main culprits for your sink jam. Plumber Fitting Sink Pipe In Bathroom And while a plunger may work most times to unclog your pipe, sometimes if the clog is too far inside another method may need to be used. The easiest and most commonly used DIY method is to pour boiling water down the drain,…

7 Easy Steps To Fixing A Leaky Toilet

Water pooling around the bottom of the toilet bowl is a clear indication that the wax seal around it is damaged. If there is a water leak around your toilet base, check to see if the toilet has shifted as this is the most common reason for a leaking toilet. Follow these 7 easy steps to fix your leaky toilet. First, sit on the toilet and twist it back into its original position.  If this doesn’t stop the leak, you may need to replace the wax ring.  Before you replace the ring, you’ll need to turn off the water to your toilet by closing…
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Common Plumbing Issues in Calgary Homes

Anyone can be a DIY plumbing expert, or at best, be equipped to understand common plumbing issues at home. Every year, you could save hundreds of dollars by taking care of leaky faucets or overflowing toilets before they become serious issues. With the help of our expert advice, you can be aware of and take care of minor plumbing issues. Here are some of the most common plumbing problems in homes in Calgary with which you are surely familiar. Dripping faucets There are different types of kitchen and bathroom faucets. Compression taps have washers that can wear down with repeated…
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