Sump Pump Basics and Why You Need One

In case you stay in an area of the country that is very flat in nature and has low elevation, or in a region with a very high water table, you run a high risk of flooding (like it often does in Calgary). There is a valid reason that these places are known as floodplains. Moreover, you must have already …

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Which is Better – Low-Velocity or High-Velocity Air Conditioners?

You might be under the impression that the air conditioner in your homes is ‘pretty cool’, but you might get shocked to hear that many of those so-called ‘pretty cool’ air conditioning units are actually low-velocity systems. We have a better idea – why not trade them for high-velocity systems that, although have been around in the marketplace for quite some …

Good Reasons For Installing Another Toilet

If you’re considering installing an additional toilet in your home, you had better do your homework before you get started. There is a lot of work that goes into the job, most of which has to conform to your local building codes. This is because a toilet has to tie directly into a sewage or septic system, which is something …

Sump Pump Basics – Part 1

What is meant by a sump system? A sump system comprises of four major parts – a pump, a sump tank, an outlet drain and a groundwater collection system. Let us now look into how it works. The groundwater gets collected by the drain tile and drain rock buried along with the foundation (and in certain cases underneath the floor). …

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 than 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 …

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The Pros & Cons of Radiant Heating

Hello all, Kyle here from ClearView Plumbing and Heating in Calgary. You know, we’ve talked a bit about radiant heat and personally; I think it’s pretty cool. It’s nice to have even heating and warm feet. But I wouldn’t want you to go away with the notion that it is the absolute best form of heating ever invented. Like anything else, …