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What You Need to Know About Your Circuit Breaker

It’s April-showers-brings-May-flowers time again, and if you’re anything like us, rainy days slooooow you down a bit. When it’s drizzly, maybe you turn on the TV, get your electric blanket ready, start a pot of coffee… … and then *click*. Everything stops working. It’s probably the circuit breaker. What is a circuit breaker? A circuit breaker is a built-in safety …

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How to Determine if a GFCI Outlet is Defective

As with most of our modern conveniences, we rarely think about our electrical outlets. In fact, they generally come to mind under only two circumstances:  When our paint roller slips and our partner “sweetly” reminds us we should’ve taped over the outlets like they told us to. When we try to turn on our hair dryer, shop vac, or blender …

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10 Expert Ways to Take Care of Pipes and Drains

Of all our modern conveniences, indoor plumbing might be the one we most take for granted. Although we use our sinks and sewer system multiple times a day, they simply don’t require a ton of attention. And because plumbing lasts for decades, it’s rarely top of mind. When it is, it’s because there’s a problem: the nuisance of a clogged …

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12 Common Furnace Problems (and How to Fix Them)

“Is it chilly in here, or is just me?” If that’s the question that brought you to this post, we’d like to say this first: That stinks. No one needs a quitter furnace in the dead of winter, and we’re so sorry it’s happened to you. And now for the good news: Many furnace issues can be resolved simply, quickly, …

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Homeowners’ Go-To Guide on Sewer Pipes

1. Orangeburg Sewer Pipes2. Cast Iron Sewer Pipes3. Clay Sewer Pipes4. Concrete Sewer Pipes5. PVC & ABS Sewer Pipes6. Types of Sewer Piping: The Bottom Line Do you know what type of sewer piping your home has? If you’re like most homeowners, you only think about your sewer pipes when something goes wrong—like when you have a sewage backup or …

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An Accurate Guide to Sewer Back Up Troubleshooting

1. How Does a Main Line Work?2. Why do Sewer Backup?3. What to Check When Your Main Line Backs Up4. Preventative Maintenance That Could Save You Thousands5. What Can a Plumber Do? Picture this lovely situation. You invited all your friends over for a Vegas themed casino game night at your house. Everyone is having a blast, winning money, and …

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Plumbing Troubleshooting Guide

1. Dripping Faucet 2. Running Toilet – Flapper 3. Leaking Toilet – Red Dye Test 4. Differences in Plungers 5. Retrieving Jewelry from a Drain 6. How to Locate the Water Shut-off Valve 7. Prevent Plumbing Problems8. Avoid A Plumbing Disaster Dripping Faucet The slow drip of a leaky faucet is not only annoying, it’s expensive and can easily become …

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HVAC Troubleshooting Guide

Why your Furnace/AC Isn’t Turning OnChoosing the Right Furnace FilterHow to Locate the Gas Shut-off ValveA/C Isn’t Cooling – FreonCarbon Monoxide – FurnaceA/C Maintenance Tips Why Your Furnace/ AC Isn’t Turning On Outside A/C unit not running?  Furnace won’t kick in on a cold morning? Here are a few things to check before calling ABC Company. Step 1 – Getting …

Calgary electrical troubleshooting guide

Electrical Troubleshooting Guide

1. Do I Need an Electrician?2. Knob & Tube Wiring3. Signs of Faulty Switches and Outlets 4. Warning Signs of Faulty Wiring 5. Smoke Detectors 6. Carbon Monoxide Detectors 7. Electrical Problems – Flickering Lights8. Which Switch Is Which? Do I Need an Electrician? Many of us love do it yourself (DIY) projects. We can save some money and we …

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How to Avoid Frozen Pipes This Winter

Ten thousand dollars. That’s the average insurance claim related to “water damage and freezing,” according to the Insurance Information Institute. Each year, one in 50 homeowners will file such a claim—and we’re guessing that you, like all Calgary plumbing customers, would rather not be that “lucky” one. In fact, you’d rather not endure the hassle of any sort of insurance claim, …