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How To Maintain The Proper Humidity Level in Your Calgary Home

Have you ever returned from a trip to somewhere humid and then once you get back to Calgary your skin feels noticeably dry and it’s a little harder to breathe?  That’s the low humidity that comes along with the altitude and thin air of having a home just east of the rocky mountains. Here at ClearView Plumbing and Heating, we …

Plumber Tools: 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 …

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 …

Humidity Control in the Bathroom

Hello all, Kyle here from Clearview Plumbing and Heating in Calgary! It gets steamy in my bathroom and not in that way (usually). There is always someone who has a really hot shower at least once and that makes the whole bathroom billow steam. Multiply even a few moderately warm showers by a couple people (assuming your hot water heater …

Calgary Plumbing: Stinky Water!

The title sounds a little ridiculous, doesn’t it? Stinky. Water. But this is a real problem for many homeowners and it’s not one that should just be ignored. Smelly water is usually an indication that there are bacteria in the water which could be hazardous to drink. Plus, it’s just not all that appetizing! You don’t really turn on your …

5 Signs Your AC Is Leaking Freon

One of the most common issues your air conditioning system can experience is a Freon leak. Freon (more commonly referred to as refrigerant) works to cool your home by removing warm air from within your air conditioning system and relocating it outside. But for various reasons, Freon may begin to leak. Not only can a Freon leak cause performance and …