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 …

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4 Main Causes of Sewer Damage

There’s no delicate way to talk about sewage. Sewage problems are just… gross. Ever smelled backed-up sewer pipes? Ugh. Worse yet: Ever had sewer water actually back up into your shower or spill out onto the floor? Barf.  Without a proper waste disposal system, you can experience a whole host of issues: spreading diseases, mold outbreaks, and breathing problems. As …

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Why Does My Garburator Keep Backing Up?

Let’s be honest: A clogged garburator is just ewwww. First, there’s the mystery smell. Then there’s the inconvenience of a slow-draining sink, complete with bits and pieces of yesterday’s breakfast floating around in there. Gross. Garburators back up for plenty of reasons—including these top three. Disposal Clogging Culprit #1: Incorrect Use File this problem under “things they should have taught …

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Tankless Water Heater Not Working? Here’s What to Check

Tankless water heaters are energy-efficient, have low maintenance costs, and are reasonably durable. But just like any appliance, they’re not completely  immune to issues.  If your tankless water heater isn’t performing up to par here’s what you should check.  Scenario 1: There’s no hot water! This is the most common problem you can expect with a tankless water heater. To …

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Flooded Basement? Steps Before Calling a Plumber

Flooded Basement? Do these eight things before calling a plumber Few things are worse than walking into your basement and finding standing water. Dealing with a flooded basement is time-consuming, exhausting, and—you won’t be surprised to hear this—expensive. Fortunately, you can save yourself some big bucks by following this step-by-step guide before you call in a professional Calgary plumber for …

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What the Crap is a Bidet?

We’ll try not to get too personal… We’ve all been there. You’re doing our business, and you realize there’s no toilet paper. You start to panic, frantically searching your bathroom cabinets hoping to find even half a roll. With a national TP shortage, this is a reality we’ll likely be dealing with for quite some time. But whether you’re thinking …

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How to Hire a Plumber During the Coronavirus Crisis

Here’s the thing about your plumbing: It doesn’t care, at all, about what’s happening in the world. So the reality that you’re dealing with a global health crisis? It simply doesn’t care. But at ClearView Services, we do. We get that many of you are trying to navigate working from home while also trying to figure out why your kids …

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Why the Thaw Might Not End Your Plumbing Problems

The days are getting longer, and the temperatures are slowly warming—and although winter isn’t officially over for a few weeks, we’re already looking forward to more sunshine and less “blah.” We’re guessing you feel the same way—especially if you’re one of the unlucky Calgary plumbing customers who got to experience the “joy” of frozen pipes this winter! We hate to …

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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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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 …