Entries Tagged as 'Preventative Maintenance'

How does hard water affect your home?

February 21st, 2014 · No Comments · by

Hard water contains excessive amounts of the minerals calcium and magnesium. It is estimated that 85 percent of households in Canada and the United States use hard water.  Hard water leaves mineral deposits inside plumbing pipes, and may eventually reduce the water flow significantly. The mineral deposits can also shorten the lifespan of household water-using […]

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Tags: Faucets · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing · Preventative Maintenance · Showers

Boo…Pumpkin Pulp Makes for Plumbing Nightmares!

October 18th, 2013 · No Comments · by

Fall is the time for pumpkins! Cooking and baking with pumpkins or carving jack-o’-lanterns. It’s not uncommon for plumbers like us to get a higher number of calls during this season. Pumpkin pulp (guts and seeds) will often find its way to the kitchen sink. Most folks think that because the pulp is soft and mushy […]

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Tags: Drains · Plumbing · Preventative Maintenance

Winter is Coming! Tips to Avoid Frozen Pipes

October 4th, 2013 · No Comments · by

If you are a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones, you are familiar with the phrase above. Winter is just around the corner, are you ready? Even if you’re still longing for those warm summer days, make sure that your house and pipes are ready for this chilly season. Here are some maintenance tips to […]

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Tags: Frozen Pipes · Preventative Maintenance