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Why Is My Toilet Running All The Time?

Nothing is worse than having someone use the toilet and within minutes of them flushing it’s clear that annoying running sound isn’t going to stop. This is a constant source of frustration as it’s a sound that’s hard to ignore. That means someone has to get up and “jiggle the handle” to hopefully get the running to stop. This common …

How To Clean A Gas Furnace

Do you feel the chill of winter creeping into your home? Is cozying up to the fire or wrapping yourself up in a blanket the only way to keep warm? If so, your gas furnace might need some TLC. Keeping your gas furnace working at peak performance requires preventative cleaning and maintenance. This is the best way to get the …

Why Is My Electrical Outlet Warm?

Have you ever noticed when you plug in an electronic device the electrical outlet feels warm? The electrical outlet is the source that provides electricity to all those electrical devices you depend on whether it is an electric mixer in the kitchen, your laptop, or your phone charger. Since you’ve got so many electrical devices throughout the home, as long …

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How to Prevent Burst Pipes

Know the fastest way to go from “peaceful snowy winter morning” to “what in the bleepity bleep bleep is happening”? Discover a burst pipe. You have to: Find the pipe. Try to remember where the heck the water shut-off valve is. Clean up the mess. Figure out how to fix the problem. Explain to your kids why their long-anticipated family …

Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?

Wouldn’t it be great if winter was all about snowflakes and sledding and sipping hot chocolate? Sure it would… but it’s not. It’s also about scraping ice off your windshields, 4:30 PM sunsets, and freezing cold temps. And for some of you, it might also be about making big decisions about a significant expense: repairing or replacing a furnace. Your …

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How to Find a Bad Bulb on Christmas Tree Lights

Detangling your Christmas tree lights is the second worst thing about the holiday season. The first-place winner? When you’ve gone through all that hassle, undone all the knots and kinks, and you plug in your beautiful lights to find them totally dead.  Hours of work for nothing. Plus, you then have to brave the cold weather, crowded stores, and close …

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Can You Really Unclog A Drain with Cola?

Clogged drains can get the best of all of us. Mystery odors, backed-up sinks, and non-functioning disposals are definitely near the top of the Worst Things about Homeownership list. Whether it’s a sink or a toilet, we’re always looking for a quick and inexpensive DIY fix. Today, our DIY might involve one of our favourite beverages. No, not that one; …

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Gas vs. Electric Heat

It’s that time of year again, and we’re in full-blown fall mode. Lots of things are really great about this season: cool mornings, pumpkin-spice everything, sweater weather, beautiful fall leaves. But you know what we don’t love? Coming home from work and it’s already dark outside. Ugh! And it might be time to reevaluate your heating needs. Thinking about turning …

How To Use a Generator Safely

Several cities across the country are already experiencing snowfall. With dropping temperatures, reports of snow, and the winter months quickly approaching, it’s time to talk generators.  Generators are a great, short-term solution to any power outage. Thunder-, ice-, and snowstorms are no match for a good generator that can keep you and your family warm and well-lit. Choosing the right …

10 Awesome Plumbing Hacks

Calling the pros for every plumbing issue in your home is time-consuming and costly. Now, don’t get us wrong: We love helping our Calgary plumbing customers with problems big and small! But if you’re feeling empowered to DIY your simple plumbing issues, we’re here to help you do that, too. From regular maintenance to clogs to leaks, we’ve compiled 10 …