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  • What To Do When a Pipe Bursts in Your Home

    One of the most common wintertime plumbing issues faced by homeowners are burst pipes. When pipes freeze, the excess pressure can cause them to burst. This is not only a disruption and a nuisance—it can also cause serious water damage to your home. If you experience a burst pipe in your home this winter, here are a few tips and tricks about what to do from the experienced technicians at ClearView Plumbing.

    Posted at February 1, 2017 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on What To Do When a Pipe Bursts in Your Home
  • What to Consider Before Installing Your New Furnace

    A furnace is the most efficient way to keep your home well-heated in cold weather. Furnace installation is not a one-size-fits-all process—there are a number of different furnace models, each with their own advantages and maintenance needs. Here are some of the things you should consider before buying a new furnace and having it installed in your home. Size One of the most important considerations to remember when purchasing a ...

    Posted at January 13, 2017 | By : | Categories : Furnace Maintenance | Comments Off on What to Consider Before Installing Your New Furnace
  • Boiler Repair: What You Need to Know

    Your boiler helps regulate the temperature of both your central heating and hot water. A sudden boiler breakdown can cause major disruptions, ruining your hot water circulation and lowering the air quality in your home. If you experience issues with your boiler, the professional technicians at ClearView Plumbing can help you properly diagnose the issue and get your unit working back to normal. Here is some more information about what to do if ...

    Posted at January 9, 2017 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Boiler Repair: What You Need to Know
  • How To Conserve Your Water Usage During the Winter

    Water conservation is often discussed during the summer, but our water and energy consumption is still important to consider in the winter. Even though we’re not watering our gardens or turning on the sprinklers this time of year, the average household still goes through an average of 70 gallons of water per day in indoor water use. Not only is water conservation important for the environment—it will also help you to reduce expensive ...

    Posted at December 30, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on How To Conserve Your Water Usage During the Winter
  • Winter Plumbing Tips

    Winter is now officially upon us, and with the cold temperatures come new concerns about your home plumbing system. Dropping temperatures and extreme weather conditions can put your plumbing system under pressure, leading to leaks, floods, and clogs. Fortunately, there are a few simple maintenance procedures you can do that will help to prevent any unexpected winter plumbing damage. Here are a few winter plumbing tips from the professional technicians at ClearView Plumbing. ...

    Posted at December 16, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Winter Plumbing Tips
  • Signs Your Furnace Needs Repairs

    Now that wintertime is upon us again and temperatures are beginning to drop, your household may have started to crank your furnace again. Your furnace may not be able to perform as efficiently after years of sustained use. The average furnace has a lifespan of 15 years, and many homeowners are unaware of just how long their furnaces have been installed in their home. Don’t get left in the cold by ...

    Posted at November 18, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Signs Your Furnace Needs Repairs
  • Furnace Maintenance Tips

    Now that winter is upon us, you may be using your furnace regularly again. After a long summer of inactivity, there’s a chance that your furnace may not be working as well as it once did. The last thing that you want is for your furnace to break down in the middle of winter, leaving you in the cold. Regular maintenance is the best way to ensure that your furnace works efficiently all ...

    Posted at November 8, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Furnace Maintenance Tips
  • Plumbing Tips for New Home Owners

    Owning your first home is an exciting experience. Many first time home owners aren’t prepared for the kind of upkeep and maintenance that a property requires. When faced with a serious plumbing problem, many first time home owners aren’t prepared with how to respond. Here are a few plumbing tips for first time home owners to help make the transition into your new home as smooth as possible. How To ...

    Posted at October 20, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Plumbing Tips for New Home Owners
  • The Biggest Home Water Wasters and How You Can Avoid Them

    We use water for a number of reasons around the house, including cleaning, cooking and bathing. In fact, the overconsumption of water is starting to become a serious environmental crisis. Not only does water conservation help the environment, it also helps you to cut down on expensive utility bills. Here are just a few of the biggest home water wasters and how your household can avoid them. Dishes—Hand Soaked or Dish ...

    Posted at October 12, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on The Biggest Home Water Wasters and How You Can Avoid Them
  • DIY Plumbing Hacks

    Knowing the basic ins and outs of your plumbing system is important for any home owner. Not only will this help you to avoid plumbing disasters, it will also help your to be more prepared should you ever experience a plumbing emergency. Here are just a few DIY plumbing hacks that will make sure your plumbing system is well-maintained and help you be prepared in case of emergency. Know ...

    Posted at September 26, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on DIY Plumbing Hacks
  • Common Toilet Problems and How to Solve Them

    There’s no denying that the toilet is one of the most important fixtures in any home - and a broken toilet can cause a major inconvenience for your entire household. If you’ve been experiencing problems with your toilet, don't despair—there are many simple solutions to get your toilet working as good as new. Here is more information on common toilet problems and what you can do to solve them. Slow Empty

    Posted at September 14, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Common Toilet Problems and How to Solve Them
  • Fall Plumbing Tips

    Now that the summer is drawing to a close, it’s important to start thinking about repairing your plumbing for the fall season. As temperatures drop, your pipes face the risk of freezing, cracking and leaking. The best way to prevent winter damage to your plumbing system is to have your pipes maintained and repaired before it’s too late. Here are some fall plumbing tips to keep your pipes clear and functioning for many ...

    Posted at September 6, 2016 | By : | Categories : Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fall Plumbing Tips
  • Everything You Need to Know About Root Repair

    If multiple drains in your home are backed up at the same time, you may have a problem with tree roots invading your sewer line. Chopping down your tree may seem like the only solution to this problem, but there are ways to prevent roots from destroying your plumbing system without risking your tree’s life. Root repair is a professional plumbing service that fixes sewer backups and salvages your tree. Here is everything you need ...

    Posted at August 11, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Root Repair
  • The Importance of Video Drain Inspection for Home Buyers

    There are a lot of things to keep in mind when buying a new home. Most new home owners overlook having the pipes inspected before committing to the purchase of a new home. A video drain inspection is a quick, simple and inexpensive way for prospective buyers to detect any plumbing issues before buying a new home. Here are some of the reasons why video drain inspections are important for home buyers. Make a Fully-Informed Decision ...

    Posted at August 2, 2016 | By : | Categories : Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair | Comments Off on The Importance of Video Drain Inspection for Home Buyers
  • Plumbing Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

    Plumbing has been causing homeowners headaches since Ancient Romans first introduced it into their homes. The complex systems nowadays function on the same principles as their older ancestors, but come with a lot more spare parts and sophisticated mechanisms that untrained people can’t (and shouldn’t even try) to fix. There are still some tips and tricks that you can do yourself that will help keep your home healthy, though. Here are some plumbing maintenance tips ...

    Posted at July 18, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Plumbing Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Should Know
  • 8 Crucial Plumbing Tips You Need to Know

    If you’re looking for fast, efficient, friendly service with a smile, ClearView Plumbing is your best bet. Not all plumbing woes are avoidable, but there are plenty that are. Here are 8 plumbing tips that every home owner should know about. Don’t throw leftovers down your drain It’s tempting to scrape off your plate haphazardly and throw the rest in the sink before washing, but leftovers in the drain are a major contributor to plumbing house calls. ...

    Posted at July 8, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on 8 Crucial Plumbing Tips You Need to Know
  • Tips on How to Lower Your Water Bill

    Helping our customers save some money any way they can is important to us. That’s why we thought we’d share some tips on how to lower your water bill. Below are some simple everyday tips that can really make a difference! Save water by washing dishes the right way There are a few different ways to wash dishes - the problem is that the most common way is the worst one. Most people run the faucet continuously ...

    Posted at June 30, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Tips on How to Lower Your Water Bill
  • What not to do in a Plumbing Emergency

     Sometimes plumbing situations arise that we didn’t anticipate. In these moments, homeowners often panic and take action that could potentially make our plumbing problems even worse. Plumbing disasters can lead to permanent property damage if not dealt with properly, so it’s important to know what not to do in case of a sudden burst pipe, drain clog or leak. Follow these simple rules for what not to do in a plumbing emergency.  Grab the ...

    Posted at June 21, 2016 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on What not to do in a Plumbing Emergency
  • Emergency Plumbing 101

    Nothing is worse than a sudden plumbing emergency. A surprise plumbing mishap can be messy, inconvenient, and potentially damaging to your property. Having the skills to manage last-minute plumbing fiascos can save you a lot of time, energy and money in the long run. If you’re faced with an emergency plumbing catastrophe, here are a few tips of what you can do to remedy the situation. Know Your Plumbing It’s important that you know the basic configuration ...

    Posted at June 14, 2016 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on Emergency Plumbing 101
  • Easy Plumbing Maintenance Tips

    Maintaining your plumbing is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to keep your bills low, but most people don’t even know where to start – which is understandable. Plumbing certainly isn’t easy. A lot of repairs and inspections should be left to professionals that are properly trained, but there are a few easy plumbing maintenance tips that anyone can do. Learn these, and you will start seeing big savings. Why maintain your plumbing system? Maintaining ...

    Posted at June 7, 2016 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on Easy Plumbing Maintenance Tips
  • The New Home Buyer’s Checklist

    There’s nothing quite like the thrill of buying a new home. Whether you are a young couple purchasing your first home, a single person moving out for the first time, or a seasoned pro buying a new home in a new location, there’s an awful lot on your mind. It might not be the first thing you think of, but the plumbing system in the house is just as important as the other aspects of it, ...

    Posted at May 27, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog,Plumber | Comments Off on The New Home Buyer’s Checklist
  • Valuable Dishwasher Repair Tips

    It’s hard to imagine life without the modern convenience of dishwashers. Dishwashers are so much a part of our lives now that many of us have them running two or three times a day. This kind of extended use can cause your dishwasher to malfunction, which can lead to leakage and serious plumbing problems. Avoid these bigger problems by following this simple guide to dishwasher maintenance and repair. Don’t Overload The most common reason why dishwashers break ...

    Posted at May 19, 2016 | By : | Categories : Dishwasher Maintenance | Comments Off on Valuable Dishwasher Repair Tips
  • 10 Stupid Things that Ruin Plumbing

    Plumbing is an extremely complicated industry full of complex piping systems, machinery made of dozens of moving parts, and lengthy systems that bring clean water in and take dirty water out; that being said, taking care of it in your home really isn’t that hard. A lot of our customers come to us with problems that could have easily been avoided. Here are 10 stupid things that will ruin your home’s ...

    Posted at May 13, 2016 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on 10 Stupid Things that Ruin Plumbing
  • The Benefits of a Sewer Camera Inspection

    The sewer pipes that bring water into your home are one of the most important, but often overlooked, aspects of your home’s health. Major blockages or other issues could render your home unlivable, and fixing any issues is a massive project. Since they are located underground, most people think “out of sight, out of mind.” The problem is that they are far too important to be ignored. So many issues with a home’s plumbing are actually ...

    Posted at May 5, 2016 | By : | Categories : Plumber,Sewer Trench | Comments Off on The Benefits of a Sewer Camera Inspection
  • Own a Restaurant? Then You Need a Good Plumber

        Most restaurateurs won’t pay much attention to their plumbing until something goes wrong. With the rising costs of water come new obstacles to running a profitable eatery. It doesn’t matter if you own a fine-dining establishment, greasy spoon or café - any plumbing problem is a major one in the restaurant business.   You don’t want to find yourself on the wrong side of the health code, or worse, on the wrong side of the ledger. So ...

    Posted at April 28, 2016 | By : | Categories : Bathroom,Plumber | Comments Off on Own a Restaurant? Then You Need a Good Plumber
  • Just How Important is Water Pressure in Your Home?

    Whether it is in your commercial property or residence, water pressure is a major factor in the health of any building. Many of our customers aren’t aware of how important water pressure is in their homes, so we thought we would stress the importance to you. If it is too high, then you are at risk of damage; if it is too low, you won’t be able to use it. Either way, knowing if your ...

    Posted at April 19, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Just How Important is Water Pressure in Your Home?
  • The New Home Buyer’s Plumbing Checklist

    Make sure the plumbing is in good condition before buying a home   After all of the research, driving around, inspecting, and bargaining, you are finally ready to close on your first home. It’s an exciting time in life, isn’t it? Before you sign on that line, though, there are a few things you should keep in mind about the plumbing. Once you sign, that home is yours. The plumbing problems will be included in that too!   We’ve ...

    Posted at April 4, 2016 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on The New Home Buyer’s Plumbing Checklist
  • How to go Eco-Friendly in the Bathroom: and Save Money Doing It!

    Modern homeowners need to find a balance between taking advantage of the amenities that modern life affords them and protecting the environment while doing so. Going green is the trend these days, and it’s possible to do it and save money at the same time. Since the bathroom is the place where you use most of your water, let’s look at how to go eco-friendly in the bathroom and help out the environment. Switch to low-flow ...

    Posted at March 22, 2016 | By : | Categories : Bathroom | Comments Off on How to go Eco-Friendly in the Bathroom: and Save Money Doing It!
  • The Worst Drain Mistakes: 4 Misconceptions about Drain Cleaning

    Anyone who's had a clogged toilet, sink, or shower knows how frustrating and disgusting a drain issue can be. There are a lot of other problems, of course, and these could end up costing you a fortune.   The bad news is that there is a lot of advice on the internet that could lead to more trouble for you, but the good news is that Calgary’s best plumbing company, ClearView Plumbing, is here to help dispel ...

    Posted at March 14, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on The Worst Drain Mistakes: 4 Misconceptions about Drain Cleaning
  • How to save on your water bill each month: fix your leaky pipes

    The average cost of basic utilities in Canada is nearly $150 per month.  That means people are paying nearly $2,000 per year just to have life’s basic necessities in their homes. If you have a big family, then it’s even more. With rising home and utility prices, more and more people in Calgary are looking for ways to cut back and save some money. Did you know that leaky pipes account for 13% of your water ...

    Posted at March 7, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on How to save on your water bill each month: fix your leaky pipes
  • Top 3 Tips to Avoid Common Plumbing Problems

    Plumbing problems are the last thing that you as a homeowner want to go through, but they are a fact of life. The majority of our customers ask us if there is anything that they can do to avoid common plumbing woes like leaks, breaks, or bursts. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to help yourself and your house to avoid these emergencies. Here are the top 3 ...

    Posted at February 26, 2016 | By : | Categories : Bathroom,Blog,Plumber | Comments Off on Top 3 Tips to Avoid Common Plumbing Problems
  • Why Hiring a Professional is Always Better than Doing it Yourself

    Home maintenance is a fact of life. No matter what you do to prevent problems, something is always going to pop up and give you a headache. You might be tempted to try and DIY it. Why not? There are a lot of risks with this, though. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve received calls from people who tried to go it alone and ended up with bigger problems than they had. Here is ...

    Posted at February 18, 2016 | By : | Categories : ClearView,HVAC | Comments Off on Why Hiring a Professional is Always Better than Doing it Yourself
  • Do Your Drains Smell Bad? Here’s Why

    You’ve just finished dinner, washed the dishes, and disinfected the counter tops. But something still stinks, so you give the stove and the sink a good scrub down as well, just for good measure. Something still stinks – and you think it’s the drain. What do you do now? (Hint: don’t reach for a chemical drain cleaner. That stuff is terrible for your pipes and the environment – you will find yourself paying for it ...

    Posted at February 10, 2016 | By : | Categories : Air Conditioner,Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair,Hot Water Heaters | Comments Off on Do Your Drains Smell Bad? Here’s Why
  • How to Save Money on Energy Bills During the Winter

    It’s the same thing every year: when the weather gets cold in Calgary the heating comes on and our energy bills go up. But as a responsible homeowner, there are many things you can do to reduce your heating bills this winter. Here are some simple methods of reducing the cost of keeping your home warm this winter season. The Importance of Heating Maintenance One way of keeping your heating bills down is to ensure that your ...

    Posted at February 3, 2016 | By : | Categories : ClearView,Heating & Air Conditioning | Comments Off on How to Save Money on Energy Bills During the Winter
  • Top Drain Mistakes You Need to Avoid Making

    One of the biggest household inconveniences is having a clogged drain. If the kitchen sink is clogged, you cannot do the dishes, wash your hands, or handle most tasks in the kitchen. If the drain in your bathtub is clogged, it can make taking a shower almost impossible. If your toilet is clogged, things can be very difficult, especially if you only have one bathroom. Because clogged drains are such an inconvenience, you should know ...

    Posted at January 19, 2016 | By : | Categories : Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair,Plumber | Comments Off on Top Drain Mistakes You Need to Avoid Making
  • The Importance of Furnace Tune-Ups and Maintenance

    Until the temperature begins to plunge way below zero in winter, you may not give much thought to your furnace or the need for furnace maintenance. However, ignoring this essential system can lead to a number of costly issues down the road. The good news is there’s a simple way to ensure your furnace continues to operate properly and efficiently – regular turn-ups and maintenance. Some of the reasons this is so important include: Maximizing Airflow ...

    Posted at January 5, 2016 | By : | Categories : Furnace Maintenance,Hot Water Heaters,HVAC | Comments Off on The Importance of Furnace Tune-Ups and Maintenance
  • A Few Must-Know Plumbing Terms

    Keeping up on your home plumbing system is essential to maintaining its health and saving you money down the line. Although we always recommend calling a professional to take care of any repairs or maintenance, it would help to know a thing or two about the business so that you can know what to look out for and be better prepared in case of an emergency. Here are some must-know plumbing terms from Clearview that ...

    Posted at December 17, 2015 | By : | Categories : Air Conditioner,Carbon Monoxide Testing | Comments Off on A Few Must-Know Plumbing Terms
  • The Most Common Winter Plumbing Problems

    Winter will soon be getting into full swing, and we will all be retreating into our homes for warmth and protection from the frozen weather outside. As soon as those temperatures make their way under freezing we will start to notice that they cause a lot more problems than just icy roads and frozen hands. Here are the most common winter plumbing problems that we experience in Calgary. Frozen pipes This is perhaps the most obvious one ...

    Posted at November 30, 2015 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on The Most Common Winter Plumbing Problems
  • Why You Should Attach an Electronic Air Filter to Your Furnace

    It will probably come as no surprise to you that nowadays people spend a great deal of time indoors. Although it might seem like you spend an eternity at work, you probably spend just as much time at home. This means that the air you breathe inside is incredibly important to you and your family’s health. Here is why you should attach an electronic air filter to your furnace. 10% This is the percentage of pollutants that ...

    Posted at November 16, 2015 | By : | Categories : Electronic Air Filter | Comments Off on Why You Should Attach an Electronic Air Filter to Your Furnace
  • How to Extend the Life of Your Furnace

    It is hard to overstate the importance of your furnace. Just spend a few days inside your home without it and you’ll see why. Although we work hard to get the prices as low as possible for you, installations, repairs, and general check-ups will take their toll on your wallet over time if you don’t put some effort in to preserving your heating system. That’s why we want to let you know how to extend ...

    Posted at October 29, 2015 | By : | Categories : ClearView,Furnace Maintenance | Comments Off on How to Extend the Life of Your Furnace
  • Must-Know Plumbing Terms for Homeowners

    Buying a new home is an exciting time in a person’s life, and owning a home of your own is the dream of many people around the world. Having a place to call your own is hard work that requires diligence, maintenance, and care. Your plumbing system is one of the most important factors in your home’s health so here are some must-know plumbing terms for homeowners. You could be a first-time buyer or just ...

    Posted at October 15, 2015 | By : | Categories : ClearView,Plumber | Comments Off on Must-Know Plumbing Terms for Homeowners
  • Common Plumbing Myths and Misconceptions

    From believing that plunging your toilet will effectively clear any blockage to the misconception that home plumbing systems maintain themselves, there are plenty of myths about plumbing. Here’s the truth behind some of the most common plumbing myths: Plunging the toilet gets rid of any type of blockage. This is false, especially in homes with pets and small children, who are prone to flushing toys and other small items. Unfortunately, plunging can make the situation worse by ...

    Posted at October 1, 2015 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on Common Plumbing Myths and Misconceptions
  • Things to Look for In a Home Inspection

    Either when buying a new home, or at the beginning of a new year, it is important for you to have your home’s plumbing properly inspected by professionals. Not only could it help save you a lot of money in the future by catching small issues before they become major ones, but one could also save you a lot of stress by stopping emergencies from happening. Here is what you should get out of a ...

    Posted at September 17, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Things to Look for In a Home Inspection
  • Autumn HVAC prep checklist: how to prepare your unit for Autumn

    The clean crisp air, clear blue skies, chilly wind, and changing colours are just around the corner. Even though we are still in summer, time goes awfully quick when you are having fun. Before you know it Autumn will be upon us, and we are going to trade our bathing suits and sunscreen for sweaters and Halloween decorations. Your HVAC system is going to be going through a difficult transition period, so it is important ...

    Posted at September 1, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog,HVAC | Comments Off on Autumn HVAC prep checklist: how to prepare your unit for Autumn
  • The Biggest Plumbing Myths Debunked

    Most people know a thing or two about plumbing - or at least think they know a thing or two about it. In reality, though, a lot of blatantly false stuff gets kicked around out there about how your pipes work. So it’s no wonder that so many people end up calling us wondering where they went wrong after they took advice from someone who didn’t really know what they were talking about. If you ...

    Posted at August 17, 2015 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on The Biggest Plumbing Myths Debunked
  • The Most Common Plumbing Emergencies and How to Avoid Them

    As a homeowner, you’ll most likely have a plumbing emergency at some point even if you’ve done everything that you can to avoid them. That’s why we are here 24/7 to help with all of your emergency plumbing needs. It’s important not to panic, and to remember that you have pros waiting on the line to come help you in a tight situation. These are some of the most common plumbing emergencies, and how we ...

    Posted at August 3, 2015 | By : | Categories : ClearView,Plumber | Comments Off on The Most Common Plumbing Emergencies and How to Avoid Them
  • Is It a Big Deal If My Shower is Backed Up?

    Plumbing problems such as clogged drains can be a real headache. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to do a simply task like showering, only to see the water not go down. In fact, sometimes it will make a nasty gurgling noise and pop back up. This foul water can smell really bad, and even do some damage if left alone. Many people might not think this is a big deal, but in reality it could ...

    Posted at July 19, 2015 | By : | Categories : Bathroom,Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair,Plumber | Comments Off on Is It a Big Deal If My Shower is Backed Up?
  • Identify Plumbing Issues Before They Turn Into Disasters

    Plumbing is one of the most important systems in your home. It is what brings you your drinking water, cleans your body, and washes the dishes. And all that just to start. Without it, your home won’t be worth very much, and you certainly won’t be living very comfortably. Because it’s a crucial system that is so complex, the thing about plumbing is that little problems can often escalate into disasters. What can you do ...

    Posted at July 2, 2015 | By : | Categories : ClearView,Plumber | Comments Off on Identify Plumbing Issues Before They Turn Into Disasters
  • What You Need To Know About Repairing Your Sewer

    Sewers can usually operate functionally for about fifty years or more. However, if you notice that there’s a vivid green growth above the pipe, a muddy spot in your yard, or sewage backed up into your home it’s necessary that you have it checked out by a professional. Watch for warning signs of problems as your sewer line could cause serious damage to your home if left untreated. Factors such as tree roots, frost, shifting soil, ...

    Posted at June 17, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on What You Need To Know About Repairing Your Sewer
  • The Surprising Dangers of Not Fixing a Leaky Faucet

    Water is a precious resource that shouldn’t be wasted, so there’s nothing more frustrating than a sink with a leaky faucet. Not only will it use up water unnecessarily but, because municipalities charge for it, it’ll end up costing you big time. A single leaking faucet can waste up to twenty-three liters of water -- that's almost one and a half times the amount of water in your office watercooler. There are also some surprising ways ...

    Posted at May 29, 2015 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on The Surprising Dangers of Not Fixing a Leaky Faucet
  • The Advantages of Water Jetting Drain Clearing

    Water jetting (also known as hydro jetting) is a process that uses a large amount of water pressure to clean clogged drains or pipes. This high pressure pipe cleaning has a number of advantages for drain cleaning over using chemicals or a snake. It works to completely strip all the buildup and residue off the pipes sides while flushing out any foreign objects or roots that may be blocking the pipes. Due to the ...

    Posted at May 13, 2015 | By : | Categories : Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair | Comments Off on The Advantages of Water Jetting Drain Clearing
  • How Does Trenchless Sewer Repair Work?

    Is your main sewer line backed up? Having the landscape of your home torn apart by ugly holes due to sewage problems is no longer an issue with trenchless sewer repair. This new technology requires little to no digging in your yard and offers a high-quality, seamless HDPE pipe to replace the old. How does it work? The problem is first identified by a sewer camera. The professionals run a camera through the sewer's main lines where ...

    Posted at April 28, 2015 | By : | Categories : Sewer Trench | Comments Off on How Does Trenchless Sewer Repair Work?
  • Common Air Conditioner Malfunctions

    Most of us take the reliable functioning of our air conditioners for granted. However, the last thing you want during a hot day is for your air conditioner to not be working properly or break down altogether. Proper maintenance is the key of course, and will help ensure dependable cooling while lowering your energy costs. Below are some common air conditioner malfunctions you need to watch out for. If you experience any of these, call us ...

    Posted at April 14, 2015 | By : | Categories : Air Conditioner | Comments Off on Common Air Conditioner Malfunctions
  • The Main Types of Professional Drain Repair Techniques

    There is no question that a blocked or clogged drain is frustrating. However, the good news is that there are a number of methods and techniques that can be used to handle the problem and help prevent it from occurring again. Some of the most popular types of drain repair techniques are highlighted here. As always, tough drain clogs should be handled by the professionals at ClearView, since you can actually do more harm than ...

    Posted at March 31, 2015 | By : | Categories : Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair | Comments Off on The Main Types of Professional Drain Repair Techniques
  • Sewer Gas Might Pose a Risk to Your Health & Home

    If you're in your basement or near a floor drain and detect an odor that doesn't smell like roses, you may be smelling sewer gas. Sewer gas, a by-product of decomposing waste, is a foul-smelling mix of gases. The toxic mix includes ammonia, methane and hydrogen sulfide that creates a rotten egg odor. Sewer gas is dangerous even in small amounts over long periods ...

    Posted at March 16, 2015 | By : | Categories : Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair | Comments Off on Sewer Gas Might Pose a Risk to Your Health & Home
  • When is it Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

    Older water heaters and many lower-priced models are known to waste about 20 percent of the energy they consume. Much of the heat these types of heaters produce is either lost because it sits unused for many hours or it escapes and seeps through the walls of the hot water tank. The average lifetime of a water heating tank is 10 years. Homeowners can increase the life of their water heaters by lowering the temperature ...

    Posted at February 27, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on When is it Time to Replace Your Water Heater?
  • Plumbing 101 – Tackling a Clogged P-Trap

    You’ve probably heard of a P-trap – it’s that P-shaped curl in the drain below the sink (and other plumbing fixtures) that acts as a water odour preventer. The P-traps main purpose is to prevent sewer gasses from escaping into your home. The curved portion of the P-trap holds water and traps sewer gas. Water and waste travel downward through the P-trap with no problem, while ...

    Posted at February 13, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Plumbing 101 – Tackling a Clogged P-Trap
  • Backflow Valves to Keep Sewage Out of Home

    Backflow is the unwanted reversal of water flow – it can be caused by gravity, vacuum or other pressure changes in the plumbing lines. In addition, two other factors that can contribute to the reversal of flow in water lines. Those are back-siphonage and back-pressure. Back-siphonage conditions happen when there is negative pressure in the supply piping so that downstream substances are siphoned into the potable water supply. Conditions that can create a vacuum, which can ...

    Posted at January 30, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Backflow Valves to Keep Sewage Out of Home
  • Popping and Cracking Bathroom Tiles Mean Trouble

    Popping and cracking ceramic tiles are usually the result of some form of water infiltration. If the tiles are popping or started to pop on the wall where the taps and shower head is located, then there is probably a leak in the plumbing. Tiles are sometimes laid on drywall or water-resistant drywall. However, the best material to lay tiles on is a cement backer board because it provides the rigidity necessary for a long ...

    Posted at January 19, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Popping and Cracking Bathroom Tiles Mean Trouble
  • Is Your Home Humid Enough?

    In winter-dry climates, decreased humidity can cause dry and itchy skin, ear aches, sore throats, stuffy noses, or may worsen allergies. A humidifier is a necessary household fixture because it can add moisture to the dry indoor air. By running humidifiers during the cold months, you combat the dryness the heating system and low temperatures create. Tips for using humidifiers and vaporizers: • Place the humidifier in a central area of the house, not in a bedroom • Place ...

    Posted at December 22, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Is Your Home Humid Enough?
  • Properties of an Effective Drainage System

    If your plumbing system is doing its job properly, it should dispose of liquid waste promptly and hygienically. Every fixture, including a wall-mounted tap, should have drainage facilities to prevent the accumulation of wastewater and spillage. Waste should be removed quickly from each fixture by a system of drainpipes that will prevent any further human contact or home damage from occurring. Drainage systems should be of adequate size and easily cleaned – Drains should be ...

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  • Grease in Your Sink Leads to Plumbing Disasters

    For some harried cooks (especially during the holiday season), the simplest way to get rid of fat from cooking is to pour it down the kitchen drain. Fats, oils and grease rinsed down the plumbing system can congeal and block pipes, causing sewer backups, not only in your home, but into the streets, ditches and gutters that flow into area waterways Typically, homeowners are responsible for maintaining the portion of the sanitary sewer pipe that runs ...

    Posted at November 21, 2014 | By : | Categories : Uncategorized | Comments Off on Grease in Your Sink Leads to Plumbing Disasters
  • How to Lower Your Home Energy Consumption

    If you are looking to decrease the energy consumption of your home for the upcoming winter season, this article is just for you! The average household spends over $2,000 on energy costs annually. A simple home energy audit can help identify how much energy you're using and what improvements can make your home more energy efficient. ClearView Plumbing has set up the following guideline to get you started: Check for air leaks. Air leaks occur most often ...

    Posted at November 7, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on How to Lower Your Home Energy Consumption
  • Skipping a Carbon Monoxide Test Can Be Deadly

    Carbon monoxide (chemical symbol CO) is notoriously known as the “silent killer” because you can't see, hear or smell the gas. Initial signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are flulike symptoms including nausea, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, confusion and difficulty breathing. If levels of CO are high enough in a closed and unventilated space, death by suffocation could occur. Carbon monoxide is a by-product of incomplete combustion. Equipment that is not venting properly is the main cause of ...

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  • How to Extend the Life of Your Furnace – Air Cleaner Installation

    A furnace-mounted air cleaner can improve the efficiency of your furnace and/or air conditioner. The air cleaners are mounted on the return air side of the furnace so the air entering your furnace will be cleaner. The air cleaner can keep the heat exchanger and air conditioner evaporator coils cleaner, so they can transfer heat more efficiently. However, you should follow the manufacturer's recommendations for cleaning the air cleaner elements so that the air ...

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  • Blocked, Running & Leaking Toilets

    A home with a clogged toilet cannot be lived in. We recommend you immediately schedule an appointment with us if your toilet remains clogged for more than three hours. Our certified plumbers will arrive at your door shortly and at your convenience. In the meantime, there are a few things you should do in order to minimize the damage of a clogged or leaking toilet until our team arrives. - Stop the water flow by shutting ...

    Posted at September 29, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Blocked, Running & Leaking Toilets
  • Rusty Pipes

    Pipe corrosion leads to structural deterioration in a home’s plumbing system. The corrosion builds up within the inner surface of the pipes and reduces the internal volume of the pipe weakening the flow of water. Often a home owner will only realize that there is a corrosion problem after the pipe is almost entirely blocked with rust. The first sign that your pipes are rusting is when your waterline frequently suffers from a ...

    Posted at September 19, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Rusty Pipes
  • How to Unclog a Bathroom Drain

    The bathroom sink is the most common place for a clog to occur in a home. Unlike kitchen sinks, which are usually clogged by food bits, bathroom sinks tend to be clogged up by a tangle of dirt and hairs, making them a difficult job for the do-it-yourselfers. To unclog a sink, you will require the following tools: - Sink plunger (just like the toilet plunger, only shrunken to fit over the sink drain) - Old rag - Drain snake (a hand ...

    Posted at August 25, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on How to Unclog a Bathroom Drain
  • Trenchless Sewer Relining

    Trenchless sewer relining is a process which literally creates a new pipe inside the old one. This procedure translates into major savings in the cost of rehabilitating sewers and rebuilding a home’s plumbing infrastructure. ClearView plumbers carefully analyze each individual defective pipe in order to select the most suitable pipe rehabilitation method. Factors considered in helping to choose the correct sewer rehabilitation method include its location, depth, existing condition, capacity requirements and cost effectiveness. To line ...

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  • Summer Air-conditioning Checkup Tips

    Weather forecasters say the coming weeks are going to be extremely hot and humid. So how can you help your air-conditioning unit keep up with the heat to keep you comfortable in your home? If your air conditioning unit is under performing, it may not be the equipment's fault. Leaky duct work, poor insulation levels and air leaks in the home's envelope all contribute to comfort issues. Here is a checklist of things you should take ...

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  • How to Tackle a Clogged Sink

    A clogged sink drain is a nuisance, but often quite easy to fix. If water is standing in the sink, start by bailing out as much of it as possible into a bucket. The next step is plunging. (In a twin sink, plug the other drain with a rag or sponge before attacking the clogged one, and hold it in place while plunging.) Place the cup of the plunger over the drain and plunge vertically; hold the ...

    Posted at July 10, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on How to Tackle a Clogged Sink
  • Water Conservation

    Closely monitor your water usage for even one day and you will realize that using water wisely will reduce your water costs, not to mention extend the life of the existing water supply and waste treatment facilities. Water conservation simply means reducing the amount of water we waste. By using the following tips, a typical household can cut water consumption by 35% or more: • Adapt or replace older water-using appliances or fixtures with one of the many ...

    Posted at June 25, 2014 | By : | Categories : Uncategorized | Comments Off on Water Conservation
  • How to Unclog a Sink Drain

    Whether it’s hair or bits of soap bars clogging the bathroom sink or grease and food blocking up the one in the kitchen, clogged drains are one of the most common household plumbing problems. There are a few things you can try out to clear the clogs without having to flush harsh chemicals down the drain: First off, try to clear things with a plunger. Make sure there's enough water in the bottom of the basin to ...

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  • Preventing Clogged Drains Is Easier Than Unplugging Them

    Clogged and slow-running drains are a common nuisance that most of us would rather avoid. Having said that, there are steps you can take to keep your drains "tuned-up" and have them running smoothly. Here are several methods to keep your drain running free and fresh: - The kitchen sink drain is the one most often clogged -stoppages usually occur when liquid fats, carried off in dishwater and other kitchen wastes, hit a cooler pipe and then ...

    Posted at May 27, 2014 | By : | Categories : Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair | Comments Off on Preventing Clogged Drains Is Easier Than Unplugging Them
  • Water Jetting

    Sending a cable down the drain to clear up a soft blockage will only mechanically loosen an area equivalent to the diameter of the cable head or the circumference of the cable arc. Whatever path is cleared in the soft stoppage by the cable machine will immediately close up behind it, leaving the line clogged. Some stoppages are gooey and jelly-like by nature, rendering cabling completely useless. Hydro jetting technology is remarkably superior means of ...

    Posted at May 13, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Water Jetting
  • General Plumbing Checkup Tips

    Homeowners putting their homes up for sale can't afford to have hidden plumbing problems cost them that sale. To ensure that a home passes the home inspection that usually comes with selling, homeowners should examine their plumbing before they put their home on the market. Below is a list of general plumbing checkups that warrant a call to a qualified, licensed plumber. Sinks: • Examine all faucets to make sure none are dripping. • Fill sinks with water and then ...

    Posted at April 25, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on General Plumbing Checkup Tips
  • Air Conditioning Installation

    Spring time is the ideal season to conduct maintenance and test whether your air conditioning system is functioning properly. Although you may think it is too early to run maintenance tests on your cooling units, ClearView argues the opposite and reminds its clients that it is better to notice if the operating system is not working properly before the heat kicks in. According to the experts at ClearView Plumbing, Heating and Cooling here are five reasons ...

    Posted at April 3, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Air Conditioning Installation
  • ClearView Plumbing Advanced Technology Video Camera Inspection Service

    When a drain is blocked, immediate diagnosis with a sewer inspection is imperative. The most frustrating aspects of a blocked drain are the unknowns. Where is the blockage? What is it? How can it be removed? Blockages in a drain or sewer line can be the result of grease build-up, kitchen or bathroom debris, tree roots or even a child’s trapped toy. ClearView Plumbing will be able to show you the exact nature of the ...

    Posted at March 17, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on ClearView Plumbing Advanced Technology Video Camera Inspection Service
  • Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaners

    When the water just sits stubbornly in the sink instead of gurgling away, you should fight the temptation to reach out for the chemical drain remover. Chemical drain cleaners are among the most dangerous household products. Next time your sink backs up, think twice before you reach for a bottle of chemical drain cleaner. Liquid, gel and foam chemical drain cleaners are only moderately effective at best and can be dangerous. Common ingredients in drain cleaners ...

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  • The Importance of Plumbing Maintenance

    Once our team finishes installing a plumbing system in your home or work place, we check it several times to verify that it has been installed properly and to address any final corrections that need to be made. Once we have properly carried out our work, the maintenance of the system will be taken over by you, the owner. The reliability of your plumbing system and your equipment will depend on whether or not you ...

    Posted at February 17, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on The Importance of Plumbing Maintenance
  • Camera Sewer Inspection

    Conducting a yearly cleaning of your sewer line will maintain the functionality and full capacity of your plumbing system. Regular cleaning also has the added benefits of preventing the occurrence of plugged pipes and sewer backups which often lead to costly excavations and the inconvenience of prolonged interruptions of service. Internal video inspection of the sewer and sewer lines is a crucial element of the plumbing maintenance of your home. Using advanced technology, ClearView plumbers ...

    Posted at February 3, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Camera Sewer Inspection
  • Trenchless Sewer Repair

    The development of Trenchless Sewer Repair technology has helped businesses and home owners save thousands of dollars in repair and landscaping restoration costs. Prior to the development of the Trenchless Sewer Repair technology, sewer repair meant having to dig deep into ones pockets to pay for the excavation and replacement of the sewer line in addition to fixing problems occurring in the surrounding plumbing system. Trenchless Sewer Repair is a great budget friendly solution for cases ...

    Posted at January 13, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Trenchless Sewer Repair
  • How to Detect a Leak

    Sometimes leaks in your home or office are obvious while at other times they occur out of sight. Before you know it, a simple leak could lead to worse problems such as mold and mildew growth or other damage. Always keep an eye out for any possible signs of a leak. The following are easy leak detection techniques we advise our clients to follow before they give us as call. An easy but important leak detection ...

    Posted at January 6, 2014 | By : | Categories : Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Detect a Leak
  • Danger of Carbon Monoxide in the Home

    Each winter brings its toll of serious accidents that are caused by deadly carbon monoxide leaks. Newspapers, television and blog articles carry multiple warnings to the public of the dangers of this gas, yet these accidents continue to occur. Carbon monoxide has been a threat to human safety as long as man has used fire to keep himself warm and cook his food. The burning of any fuel that contains carbon may produce carbon monoxide. This ...

    Posted at December 12, 2013 | By : | Categories : Uncategorized | Comments Off on Danger of Carbon Monoxide in the Home
  • When Tree Roots Find Their Way Into Your Plumbing System

    Street trees are an important component of the ‘green infrastructure’ in Calgary but damage caused by roots to sidewalks, piping and sewers can be an expensive problem. Annual piping and sewer repair costs can be hefty and damage tends to be most severe in the older areas of Calgary with deteriorating infrastructure and large trees. Roots can cause stoppages in plumbing systems, the structural failures are caused by a combination of roots, corrosion, soil movement and ...

    Posted at November 26, 2013 | By : | Categories : Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair,Plumber | Comments Off on When Tree Roots Find Their Way Into Your Plumbing System
  • Calgary Plumbing: The Snake Camera

    A plumbing camera commonly referred to as a “Snake Drain” is one of the most important and useful appliances used in plumbing repair when there is a clogged sink, toilet or bathtub drain. It is called a snake because its movement resembles that of a real snake as it unwinds down into the drain in a turning mechanism. A snake drain is a used if there is hard to reach debris that cannot be cleared immediately. ...

    Posted at November 11, 2013 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: The Snake Camera
  • Calgary Heating: Heat Pump Maintenance

    Heat Pumps are efficient additions to home heating systems that require little maintenance on your part. Maintenance should be carried out by a competent service contractor, who should inspect your unit at least once a year. When it comes to hot water heat pumps, filter and coil maintenance can have a dramatic impact on system performance and service life. A dirty filter, coil or fan can reduce airflow through the system. This will reduce system performance ...

    Posted at October 25, 2013 | By : | Categories : Uncategorized | Comments Off on Calgary Heating: Heat Pump Maintenance
  • Calgary Heating: Finding the Right Contractor to Install your Heat Pump

    Selecting a reputable contractor is a key consideration in any decision to buy or modify a heating system. The following tips by our team at ClearView will guide you in choosing the right service to carry out the installation of your heat pump. The installation process of a heat pump is a complicated and involves complex wiring, pipe connecting and insulation tasks. We highly recommend that you hire a professional to provide you with topnotch ...

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  • Calgary Plumbing – Sump Pumps Prevent Basement Flooding

    Installing a sump pump at your Calgary home or workplace will avert flooding issues and save you a whole lot of renovation expenses in addition to granting you peace of mind. A sump pump is the easiest and least expensive way to tackle the flooding problems you may be facing. Usually sump pumps are positioned in the lower parts of the basement where water first begins to collect when leakage and flooding occur. The installation of ...

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  • Calgary Heating and Cooling: How to Improve Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

    Summers are getting longer and hotter, and electricity is getting more expensive. It makes sense more than ever to reduce the amount of money you spend on air conditioning. Here are some tips to help keep you cool while keeping your costs down: Don’t set the temperature too low on your thermostat. It’s tempting to set the number low to get maximum cooling, but you’ll find that 25 degrees is reasonable and comfortable. Only set it ...

    Posted at August 28, 2013 | By : | Categories : Heating & Air Conditioning | Comments Off on Calgary Heating and Cooling: How to Improve Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency
  • Calgary Plumbing: Always Call the Professionals When it Comes to Your Sewer

    If you own a home in Calgary, you know there are some plumbing jobs that you might be able to handle yourself, like leaky faucets and the like. However, for larger, more complex jobs, it is always best to call the professionals at ClearView. In no other case is that more apparent than when it comes to problems involving your sewer line. A sure sign that there is a clog in your sewer line is when ...

    Posted at August 6, 2013 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: Always Call the Professionals When it Comes to Your Sewer
  • Calgary Air Conditioning: Diagnosing AC Problems

    You may not think about it unless is breaks down or malfunctions, but your air conditioner undergoes a tremendous amount of stress during the summer months. It also has many complex parts which can get damaged or cease to function entirely, causing a disturbance in your air conditioner's efficiency and even potentially cause it to break down. Having your AC system serviced regularly with preventative maintenance will help ensure that you are getting the most life ...

    Posted at July 22, 2013 | By : | Categories : Heating & Air Conditioning | Comments Off on Calgary Air Conditioning: Diagnosing AC Problems
  • Calgary Heating: Don’t Wait to Have Your AC Serviced

    Hot weather is fully here, and it won't let up for a few months. This of course means that Calgary homeowners are going to be cranking up their air conditioning units for the season. If you are looking to minimize future headaches and stress in the sweltering heat, it's best to get your AC unit serviced with preventative maintenance. Preventative maintenance of your air conditioner includes a thorough inspection, and typically involves a cleaning of the ...

    Posted at June 26, 2013 | By : | Categories : Heating & Air Conditioning | Comments Off on Calgary Heating: Don’t Wait to Have Your AC Serviced
  • Calgary Plumbing: Diagnostic Tips

    You should always trust a Calgary plumber like ClearView to solve all your plumbing issues. How do you know when it's time to call us? You need to be able to diagnose a problem before it turns into a major disaster. Here are some tips to help you identify plumbing problems around your home. When your home is at its quietest, such as in the evening, listen for any dripping sounds. Leaky faucets might appear to ...

    Posted at June 12, 2013 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: Diagnostic Tips
  • Calgary Air Conditioning: The Pros and Cons of Ductless AC

    Ductless air conditioning units are wall mounted systems that cool the ambient air inside your home by circulating it indoors. They differ from central air conditioning units in that they do not take outside air and circulate air through your home's duct work, the air is simply circulated and filtered within the unit, which is embedded in a wall. Before you consider buying a ductless air conditioning system, you need to ensure it is the right ...

    Posted at April 30, 2013 | By : | Categories : Heating & Air Conditioning | Comments Off on Calgary Air Conditioning: The Pros and Cons of Ductless AC
  • Calgary HVAC Spring Cleaning Checklist

    Even if it seems like winter is hanging on for just a little while longer, spring is officially here, and warm weather is just around the corner. With spring comes spring cleaning, and part of your spring cleaning checklist should involve your ventilation and air conditioning systems. Here are a few tips to help you get your home’s ventilation system ready for spring: 1. Check your air-conditioning system before the beginning of the summer season, or better ...

    Posted at April 15, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Calgary HVAC Spring Cleaning Checklist
  • Calgary Plumbing: Spring Plumbing Checklist

    After a long, cold winter, your plumbing has most likely taken a beating come spring. Temperatures that are consistently below freezing can put serious strain on your pipes. Here's a list of things to look out for as winter gives way to spring: Check for leaks and drips By the time winter is over, new leaks and drips can appear that weren't there before it started. Addressing these as soon as possible is important. Call ClearView if ...

    Posted at March 8, 2013 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: Spring Plumbing Checklist
  • Calgary Air Conditioning: Cleaning Central Air Evaporator Coils

    It's still technically winter, but before you know it, all the snow will be gone and the sun will be staying out longer. When it comes to Calgary HVAC services, spring usually involves spring cleaning, just like everyone else. In addition to duct cleaning in Calgary, ClearView offers a variety of services related to AC and central air conditioning systems. One of the most basic services is evaporator coil cleaning. This piece of equipment accumulates a ...

    Posted at March 6, 2013 | By : | Categories : Heating & Air Conditioning,HVAC | Comments Off on Calgary Air Conditioning: Cleaning Central Air Evaporator Coils
  • CALGARY TRENCHLESS SEWER CLEANING

    Chances are you don't think about your sewer line very much. Which is understandable, since it's out of sight, and out of mind. But it's doing a very important job, and if it gets prevented from doing that job, you could have serious problems on your hands. If you notice that multiple drains in your home are backed up, your sewer line could be blocked. This most often is due to debris such as tree roots ...

    Posted at March 1, 2013 | By : | Categories : Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair,Plumber | Comments Off on CALGARY TRENCHLESS SEWER CLEANING
  • Calgary Plumbing: Leaks Need Immediate Attention

    A leaky faucet might not seem like a serious issue to most Calgary homeowners. But there are a couple of reasons why you should always get a faucet leak fixed as soon as possible. First of all, if left unattended, a leaky faucet wastes a tremendous amount of water over the course of a day, a week or a month. Your water bill will go up significantly in this case if the leak is left alone. Secondly, ...

    Posted at February 27, 2013 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: Leaks Need Immediate Attention
  • Calgary Plumbing: Hot Water Heaters

    Winter is a time when hot water heaters in Calgary are being tested to their limits. You may not notice it, but chances are if you are like most Calgary residents, your showers get longer and hotter during the winter months. That means that your hot water heater, something you don't often think about, is working overtime to keep that supply of hot water coming. There are all kinds of things that can go wrong with ...

    Posted at February 22, 2013 | By : | Categories : Hot Water Heaters,Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: Hot Water Heaters
  • Calgary Furnace Maintenance: Furnace Tune-Ups

    Even though winter is in full swing, it’s never too late for a furnace tune-up in Calgary. If your furnace has been working fine so far this Calgary winter, there is no guarantee that there is some small problem lurking undetected that can cause a serious malfunction or even a breakdown at any moment. Getting your furnace checked out is the smart thing to do to make sure you never get left in the cold. While ...

    Posted at February 20, 2013 | By : | Categories : Heating & Air Conditioning,HVAC | Comments Off on Calgary Furnace Maintenance: Furnace Tune-Ups
  • Calgary Furnace Repair: Time is of the Essence

    It's the dead of winter in Calgary, and temperatures are now falling as low as they are going to get during the course of the year. If you didn't get your furnace and heating system checked out before the worst part of the Calgary winter, you are running the risk of your furnace simply breaking down, let alone functioning inefficiently. There are things that can be done to minimize your inconvenience with respect to a faulty ...

    Posted at February 15, 2013 | By : | Categories : Energy Saving,Heating & Air Conditioning,HVAC | Comments Off on Calgary Furnace Repair: Time is of the Essence
  • Calgary Plumbing: Fix a Leak Week

    The EPA's water saving awareness program, WaterSense, sponsors a campaign called Fix a Leak Week in March of each year. Their goal: to remind people to check their household plumbing fixtures for leaks. Awareness of this issue not only helps save the planet and conserve water, but can also save you money. Leaks may be relatively insignificant on their own, but added up through an entire home's worth of plumbing, across several days, months, or years ...

    Posted at February 14, 2013 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: Fix a Leak Week
  • Calgary Plumbing: Water Jetting Tough Clogged Drains

    When it comes to plumbing problems, all drain clogs are not created equal. Sometimes they are relatively benign and can be dealt with easily. Other drain clogs are tougher, and will simply not go away without professional intervention. Still, other drain clogs in Calgary cause multiple backups in your home, if they occur in your main sewer line. In that case, professional help from ClearView is not only necessary, it will avert disaster. With tough clogs ...

    Posted at February 8, 2013 | By : | Categories : Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair,Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: Water Jetting Tough Clogged Drains
  • Calgary Furnace Maintenance: Troubleshooting Your Heating System

    Calgary winters are extremely demanding on heating systems. At the heart of every home heating system is a furnace, which heats air in various ways before it circulates through your home. No matter what type of furnace you have (gas, electric, etc) it is important to keep it in working order. Furnace maintenance starts with knowing the signs that something might be wrong. Here are a few things to look for that can tell you your ...

    Posted at February 7, 2013 | By : | Categories : Heating & Air Conditioning,HVAC | Comments Off on Calgary Furnace Maintenance: Troubleshooting Your Heating System
  • Calgary Duct Cleaning: What Is It and Why Should You Get It Done?

    The term ‘duct cleaning’ might sound self-explanatory: it’s the cleaning of air ducts in your home. However, duct cleaning service can include more than that. In fact, duct cleaning can refer to the cleaning of the entire heating (or cooling) system, including the various furnace components, vents, and grilles. The cleaning the internal parts of the furnace itself is probably the most important aspect of a duct cleaning. Not only does it ensure the proper functioning ...

    Posted at February 1, 2013 | By : | Categories : Air Cleaner,Heating & Air Conditioning,HVAC | Comments Off on Calgary Duct Cleaning: What Is It and Why Should You Get It Done?
  • Calgary Plumbing: Common Winter Plumbing Issues

    When temperatures drop far enough during Calgary winters, the intense cold can cause plumbing disasters for homeowners. Older homes and buildings are particularly at risk of developing issues with their plumbing systems stemming from cold temperatures. Here are a few common plumbing issues that can arise and cause major trouble during the colder months of the year: Frozen Pipes Frozen pipes are a relatively common winter plumbing issue. This happens most often when pipes are not insulated properly, ...

    Posted at January 25, 2013 | By : | Categories : Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair,Hot Water Heaters,Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: Common Winter Plumbing Issues
  • Calgary Plumbing: Hot Water Heater Service

    With the Canadian winter dropping all of us into a deep freeze, your showers might just be getting a bit hotter and a bit longer. As the winter weather comes with not only cold but dry air, the steam from a hot shower is great for returning a bit of moisture to the air in your home as well. The last thing you want is to be stranded in your home with no hot water when ...

    Posted at January 24, 2013 | By : | Categories : Hot Water Heaters | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: Hot Water Heater Service
  • Calgary Heating: Furnace Cleaning Saves You Money

    In order to ensure that your furnace is working in top form, it’s best to have it cleaned about once a year. Not only will this extend the life of your furnace and help avoid emergencies and repair costs, it will also save you money on heating costs. What to expect during a furnace cleaning In the event of a furnace cleaning, a ClearView heating technician will thoroughly inspect your heating system and diagnose any issues. This ...

    Posted at January 18, 2013 | By : | Categories : Hot Water Heaters | Comments Off on Calgary Heating: Furnace Cleaning Saves You Money
  • Calgary Heating: Home Energy Saving Tips

    If you are a homeowner, keeping your energy costs down is most likely one of your main financial concerns. Depending on the size of your home, just the cost of heating in Calgary climate can quickly get out of hand if you don’t take measures to stay on top of it. Here are some easy tips to help reduce your home energy costs. Furnace related tips: Keep your furnace running smoothly in top shape. Regular maintenance will mean ...

    Posted at January 14, 2013 | By : | Categories : Energy Saving,Heating & Air Conditioning,HVAC | Comments Off on Calgary Heating: Home Energy Saving Tips
  • Calgary Plumbing: Water Jet Drain Unclogging

    Water jet drain cleaners are powerful plumbing tools that are specifically designed to unclog the toughest drain clogs. They feature relatively modern drain cleaning technology involving strong water pressure applied in pulses, which differs from traditional drain cleaners. A standard drain cleaning device uses a cable or pipe that simply bores holes through blockages. Cable drain cleaners have a few disadvantages: 1)      Debris is simply broken apart and can re-clog the pipe further down the line. 2)      ...

    Posted at January 7, 2013 | By : | Categories : Bathroom,Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair,Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: Water Jet Drain Unclogging
  • Calgary Plumbing: How do You Know if Your Sewer is Clogged?

    A clog in your sewer line is one of the most serious plumbing issues you can have. It is basically considered a plumbing emergency that should be addressed as soon as possible. You can tell if your sewer is clogged if multiple drains in your home are backed up. Since the water cannot leave your property, it will come back through your home’s plumbing. If you notice this type of disturbance, it is important that you ...

    Posted at January 4, 2013 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: How do You Know if Your Sewer is Clogged?
  • How Do You Know if Your Furnace Needs Service?

    We can’t stress it enough: a faulty furnace in your home can cause health problems for your family, not to mention waste energy and money. That’s why it’s important to ensure that your furnace is running in top shape as much as possible. Here are some tell-tale signs that mean it’s time to call a ClearView technician to take a look at your furnace: Dusty Smell after Turning on Furnace: This is a normal occurrence that is ...

    Posted at December 28, 2012 | By : | Categories : Heating & Air Conditioning | Comments Off on How Do You Know if Your Furnace Needs Service?
  • Calgary Heating: Can Your Furnace Handle the Winter?

    Winter has finally arrived in full force, and it’s only going to get worse in the next few months.  Normally, it’s best to have your furnace checked before the weather turns cold enough for you to need it, but it’s still not too late to make sure that it’s running properly for the Calgary heating season. By now you should know if your furnace is working or not, but the question is: Is your furnace working safely ...

    Posted at December 26, 2012 | By : | Categories : Heating & Air Conditioning | Comments Off on Calgary Heating: Can Your Furnace Handle the Winter?
  • Calgary Heating: How Plants Can Help Keep Your Home Cooler This Summer

    Calgary Heating: How Plants Can Help Keep Your Home Cooler This Summer Not everyone can afford to crank on several air conditioners or one big central air conditioner whenever the heat wave rolls in here in Calgary. Even if you can ...

    Posted at August 8, 2012 | By : | Categories : ClearView,Heating & Air Conditioning | Comments Off on Calgary Heating: How Plants Can Help Keep Your Home Cooler This Summer
  • Calgary Heating: Insulating Your Attic

    Calgary Heating: Insulating Your Attic Did you know that just like our heads lose humans a lot of heat, attics can cause homes to lose a lot of heat! (er, that’s an odd analogy, but bear with me). Attics lose about 30% of your heat because the hot air rises to the ceiling and then the attic and roof beyond. Many attics ...

    Posted at August 6, 2012 | By : | Categories : ClearView,Heating & Air Conditioning | Comments Off on Calgary Heating: Insulating Your Attic
  • Calgary Plumbing: How to carry out the Installation of a Shower Faucet

    Calgary Plumbing: How to carry out the Installation of a Shower Faucet In this particular article, I will take you through the process of installation of a shower faucet. To put it briefly, few sections of a copper pipe will be connected to the shower valve and the whole assembly will then be connected with the supply ...

    Posted at August 3, 2012 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: How to carry out the Installation of a Shower Faucet
  • Calgary Heating: Installing a Wood Burning Stove

    Calgary Heating: Installing a Wood Burning Stove When we think of wood burning stoves, we may think of something very rustic or old fashioned and many people simply don’t think it’s possible to have one anymore (unless you have a cottage somewhere). But there are around 3 million Canadians-ten percent of the current population) who use wood burning stoves regularly! ...

    Posted at August 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : ClearView,heating & air conditioning | Comments Off on Calgary Heating: Installing a Wood Burning Stove
  • Calgary Plumbing: Glossary of Plumbing Terms

    Calgary Plumbing: Glossary of Plumbing Terms ABS or Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene - A rigid type of black plastic pipe employed only in case of the drain lines Access Panel - An available opening in the ceiling or wall close to the fixture which facilitates easy access for servicing of the electrical and / or plumbing system Adapter - A kind of fitting which ...

    Posted at July 30, 2012 | By : | Categories : ClearView,Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: Glossary of Plumbing Terms
  • Calgary Heating: Biomass Heating Units

    Calgary Heating: Biomass Heating Units   Hello all, Kyle here from Clearview Plumbing and Heating and today we’re going to take a look at biomass heating units. What the heck are biomass heating units? It’s a fancy way of saying ‘wood burning’ or ‘organic material fuels’ ie, the humble wood stove, the pellet furnace and the wood waste furnace. Though when you ...

    Posted at July 27, 2012 | By : | Categories : ClearView,Energy Saving,Heating & Air Conditioning | Comments Off on Calgary Heating: Biomass Heating Units
  • Calgary Plumbing: How to Install a Bathroom Sink and Faucet: Part 2

    Calgary Plumbing: How to Install a Bathroom Sink and Faucet: Part 2 Hi all, Kyle here in the DIYer corner. Last time, we looked at how to install a bathroom sink, but I also pointed out that if you’re going to do the sink, you might as well do the faucet too. After all, the ...

    Posted at July 25, 2012 | By : | Categories : Bathroom,ClearView | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: How to Install a Bathroom Sink and Faucet: Part 2
  • Calgary Plumbing: How to Install a Bathroom Sink and Faucet: Part One

    Calgary Plumbing: How to Install a Bathroom Sink and Faucet: Part One We’re back for the last major segment of bathroom renovations-the bathroom faucet! Now, of course you could have gone in any order you like for a bathtub, toilet and faucet, but our last one will be the sink (and the faucet in part ...

    Posted at July 23, 2012 | By : | Categories : Bathroom,Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: How to Install a Bathroom Sink and Faucet: Part One
  • Calgary Heating & Air Conditioning: Ductless Mini Split-System Air Conditioners

    Calgary Heating & Air Conditioning: Ductless Mini Split-System Air Conditioners In the last post, we talked about Split-system air conditioners and how cool they are (heh); however, they have one huge disadvantage and that is that unless you have a forced air or heat pump furnace, these split-system air conditioners cannot be hooked into your furnace. They ...

    Posted at July 20, 2012 | By : | Categories : ClearView,Heating & Air Conditioning | Comments Off on Calgary Heating & Air Conditioning: Ductless Mini Split-System Air Conditioners
  • Calgary Plumbing: Leaks in your home

    Calgary Plumbing: Leaks in your home  Last week was Fix a Leak Week—at least in the States. Fix a Leak Week is a week in around the middle of March (this year March 12-18) where Americans are reminded of the amount of water wasted through leaks in the home and how easy it is to conserve this water so that ...

    Posted at July 18, 2012 | By : | Categories : Bathroom,ClearView,Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair,Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing: Leaks in your home
  • Calgary Plumbing:Types of Plumbers in Calgary

    Calgary Plumbing:Types of Plumbers in Calgary Plumbers in Calgary all do a few broad things: we maintain and install piping systems necessary for drinking, drainage and sewage for domestic and commercial use. (There are also plumbers who work in remodelling and construction, but they are considered part of a different line of professionals). Within our range of plumbers, there are two ...

    Posted at July 16, 2012 | By : | Categories : Bathroom,ClearView,Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing:Types of Plumbers in Calgary
  • Calgary Heating: History of Heating Systems in Homes

    Calgary Heating: History of Heating Systems in Homes Hello everyone, Kyle here from Clearview Plumbing and Heating. Did you know that there are several things around your home which were originally intended to act as heating or cooling systems? The invention of the air conditioner and the forced air furnace are relatively recent phenomena, but of course humans still ...

    Posted at July 13, 2012 | By : | Categories : Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Heating: History of Heating Systems in Homes
  • Calgary Plumbing:Taking Care of your Faucets

    Calgary Plumbing:Taking Care of your Faucets Some people find the dripping of a faucet soothing. Other people think of them as an annoying expense! Dripping faucets are probably the most common plumbing problem in homes; there are so many small things that can go wrong and cause a leaky faucet. Fortunately, this most common of problems is also easily dealt with ...

    Posted at July 11, 2012 | By : | Categories : Bathroom,Drain Cleaning | Drain Repair,Plumber | Comments Off on Calgary Plumbing:Taking Care of your Faucets
  • Going Green is the New Black

    There are many reasons for making the conscious shift toward an eco-friendly way of life, whether it’s financial or environmental. Whatever the case may be, going green offers a multitude of benefits for your wallet and for the ecosystem. Migrating toward eco-friendly living one room at a time is a great way to approach a more sustainable (and affordable) way of life without being overwhelmed. Here are some eco-friendly must haves for your new green ...

    Posted at March 21, 2017 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Going Green is the New Black
  • Common Shower Problems and How To Avoid Them

    The shower is a fundamental part of any bathroom, especially during the winter when you may be taking multiple hot showers a day. Nothing is more frustrating that a malfunctioning shower. A malfunctioning shower is not only inconvenient—it can also cause water damage to your bathroom. Here are just a few of the most common problems homeowners experience with their showers as well as some preventative tips from the plumbing experts at ClearView ...

    Posted at January 20, 2017 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Common Shower Problems and How To Avoid Them
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