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 …

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 …

Drip, Drip, Got A Leak In Your Ceiling?

Have you ever come across a wet spot on your ceiling, directly under your tub or shower upstairs, which kept on getting worse by the day? And what was the next thing you did? Did you call a plumber to have it checked and repaired? Was the plumber sure that he diagnosed the cause of the problem correctly before he …

How to Get Rid of Roots in the Main Drain

Did you know your sewer drain can get backed up by roots? If all drains seem to be working fine and the toilet still doesn’t flush, the issue could be with the main sewer outside of the home. Although temporary drain repairs can be carried out with the help of a plumbers tape (a 50-100 feet long steel strip around …

Guide: How to Unclog a Sink Drain

To unclog a sink with a plunger, fill the sink halfway with hot water. Position the plunger over the drain, then work the plunger up and down until the water starts to drain. If you don’t have a plunger on hand, you can also unclog your sink with vinegar and baking soda. To do so, bail out any water that’s …

Save Up To $500 On Drain Water Heat Recovery (DWHR)

Turn the waste heat going down the drain into valuable energy savings. Drain Water Heat Recovery (DWHR) devices are silent, maintenance-free energy savers that capture heat otherwise destined for the sewer, and transfer it to cold water coming into your hot water heating device. This results in less energy being required to heat your water to the desired temperature. Rebates …

How to Lower Your Water Usage & Save Money This Summer

Calgary may not be known for its hot summer heat, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to take full advantage of the sunny months ahead. Tending to the garden, washing the car, and giving the exterior of the house a thorough cleaning all require gallons of water. This summer, lower your water usage and save money by following these …