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  • 5 COMMON SEPTIC TANK PROBLEMS YOU NEED TO KNOW

    If you live in a rural area or small community in Canada or have a cottage, you likely have a septic system. Septic systems comprise a tank, a network of pipes, and billions of microorganisms that process your toilet waste. Even though your septic tank can work for many years without any issues, septic tank problems do arise, and they usually have to do with certain fixable issues. Read on to see what 5 of these septic tank issues are. Tree Roots Tree roots are always seeking out water, and a septic tank is an abundant source of water for them. You might get leaks in your septic tank when or if these tree roots try to get inside your septic tank. Of course, you should avoid planting trees near your tank, but if you already have trees, then you can notice any leakages caused due to them, by looking for patches of oddly healthy grass, sewage on your lawn, and odours. Clogs If your guests ended up throwing non-biodegradable materials into your septic tank, because they were not aware, then this could cause a clog in your septic tank. Sludge can also cause this. Common non-biodegradable substances in septic tanks are diapers, paper towels, and tampons. You will notice that if this is the case, your showers and sinks will take longer to drain, a clear sign that there's a need for septic tank troubleshooting. Line Leaks One of the main ways to ensure you avoid septic tank issues is by regularly maintaining and cleaning your pipes. These pipes carry sewage into the septic tank or effluent out of it. It can get clogged up due to the non-biodegradable substances mentioned above or due to heavy rainfall. Excess Water Avoid overfilling your septic tank system, because the excess water will cause your drainfield (which releases effluent or liquid waste to the soil so the soil can naturally absorb it) to be overfilled and overwhelmed. As always, keeping your septic system maintained properly, especially during the rainy season, is crucial. Hazardous Chemicals The way your septic tank works is that it uses bacteria to break down the solid waste. If you are pouring down hazardous chemicals that will kill these bacteria, your septic tank issues will compound. Avoid pouring anything down into your septic tank that is not meant for it. Only use items that are safe for use with septic tanks - your manufacturer or supplier will be able to provide you with a list. Septic Tank Problems Solved A septic tank needs regular maintenance, more so than a regular toilet. But it's well worth the effort, considering how environmentally friendly it is. If you are having septic tank problems, then you need to contact the experts at Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating to get them repaired. We provide reliable septic tank maintenance and servicing in Cochrane and the surrounding area.

  • 5 TELLTALE SIGNS IT'S TIME TO REPLACE YOUR WATER HEATER

    There are few things worse than hopping into a shower, only to find that your water is as cold as the freezing winter air outside. Unfortunately, that’s the nightmare you may end up living with if your water heater fails, especially if you’ve neglected proper maintenance and repair. Whether you have a newer unit or an older model, it’s important to understand when to replace your water heater to avoid dreaded cold showers, high utility bills, and emergency repair. Here’s when a replacement is a good idea. Your Water Heater Is Aging This, of course, is one of the telltale signs a water heater replacement may be needed. On average, most water heaters will last you around ten years. You can check your water heater’s age based on the serial number on the tank if you aren’t sure when it was purchased. If your unit is creeping closer to ten years old, you may want to evaluate its performance and decide whether it’s better to get a new water heater. Your Heating Bills Are Rising If your water heater seems to be functioning, you may be tempted to keep it running until it breaks down, sparing yourself the expense of a replacement. However, older or broken water heater units tend to work with less efficiency, meaning they require more energy to heat up the same amount of water. A modern energy-efficient model can often help save you money on heating in the long run, so it’s worth considering a switch! The Heater Is Corroding Steel is an incredibly strong material, but it can’t fight one powerful enemy: rust and corrosion. When your water pipe, valve, or tank starts to rust, it’s a sign that corrosion is starting to eat away at the steel itself—which can cause major problems down the line. One more sign to look out for? Tap water that comes out with a rusty, reddish colour, which can be a clue that the rust has occurred on the inside of the pipes or tank. Your Water Heater Is Noisy All home appliances make subtle noises of their own as they cycle on and off, but you should be wary if your hot water heater makes strange or unusual sounds. Strange noises often happen because of sediment buildup. Residue that has built up on the bottom of your tank can harden and bang against the sides of your heater, which is where the loud noises come from. Sometimes, a simple water heater repair or even DIY flushing can solve this problem, but sometimes, you’ll need to replace it entirely. Your Water Heater Leaks Leaking pipes are a common reason people call emergency plumbing services. However, when your water heater’s leak is slow and constant, requiring multiple ongoing repairs, it may be a sign that your heater has outlived its usefulness. Water leaks often happen due to the metal’s expansion and contraction with temperature changes. At times, the endless heating cycles can cause irreparable damage that requires a total upgrade, not a quick fix. Let Us Replace Your Water Heater If you’re experiencing one or more of these issues, you’ll need to replace your water heater as soon as possible to ensure the comfort of your household. At Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating, we offer 24/7 service throughout Cochrane and the surrounding area for a huge range of plumbing issues, including water tank and heater replacements and repairs. Get in touch with our plumbers today for quick and professional service!

  • BOILER REPLACEMENT 101: WHEN DOES MY BOILER NEED TO BE REPLACED?

    Boilers have long been used to heat homes, but as they get older, they become more problem than heating solution. Problem Solved Plumbing and Heating has seen many boilers over the years, and we understand boiler replacement. It’s important to see the signs of troublesome boilers and get it replaced before it becomes an emergency. You don’t want to be without heat in the dead of winter. We’ve put together this guide to help you find the signs of a bad boiler and when it’s time for a replacement. Keep your home warm and safe during the winter season. Is Your Boiler Safe to Use? How a boiler system works is it heats water and the heat from the water is pushed throughout the house to keep it warm. As you can guess, if something should happen such as a pressure increase or water doesn’t feed into it properly, then it can be a major safety hazard. Have one of Problem Solved Plumbing and Heating professionals come to check out your boiler every season. We can find the problem early and make sure it’s within safety protocols. Older Models Need Boiler Replacement The older the boiler model, the more likely it needs to be replaced. Age impacts everything and you might start noticing rust spots and other physical signs that the boiler has lived past its prime. Your average boiler can last 15 years or more, but once it gets past 15 years you should pay extra attention to it. Age impacts boilers, causing many problems and it may end up breaking down at the time you need it most. Noticed Higher Utility Bills? A brand new boiler is at its peak efficiency. As it gets older, the efficiency decreases, and newer more efficient models are created. If you notice your utility bills creeping higher every year, then it may be time to replace your boiler. Older boilers work harder because scale buildup from dissolved minerals in the water can make it more difficult to efficiently heat your home. Increased Number of Repairs It’s not unusual for a boiler to have an occasional repair, but if you need repairs every year or need multiple repairs at one time, then it’s time for a replacement. The problem isn’t going to get better and the increased cost of repairs eventually offsets the cost of a new boiler. Don’t wait until you’re paying hundreds of dollars a year before getting a new boiler. It Can’t Keep Up with Heat Production The purpose of the boiler is to provide heat to the home, but as it gets older and less efficient, it can’t keep up with the demand. If you notice the temperature never reaching where you set it or the boiler doesn’t turn on as it should, then it needs to be replaced. A technician from Problem Solved Plumbing and Heating can come to your house and evaluate your boiler. Get Your Boiler Replaced Now You don’t want your boiler to go out during cold weather, so contact Problem Solved Plumbing and Heat in Cochrane to look at your boiler. Boiler replacement is an eventual necessity for everyone and it’s best to get it done early. If you want to know more about boiler issues or want a technician to inspect your boiler, contact us today.

  • SIGNS IT’S TIME FOR A FURNACE REPAIR

    As the winter months slowly edge closer and the nights get colder, homeowners all around are turning up their furnaces to keep warm. There's little worse than waking up in the middle of a cold night to find out your furnace has stopped working. Your furnace can stop working for many reasons. Some are easy to fix, others might not be. In this article, we'll take a look at five common reasons that a furnace stops working and that require furnace repairs. Furnace Not Igniting Sometimes a furnace that won't ignite is simply because there is no gas or propane being fed to it. If you can smell gas when turning the furnace on then it's probably not the issue. If you use liquid propane, you can check the pressure gauge on top of your storage tank. Often times a furnace will not ignite because there isn't proper airflow going into it. Checking the air filter to make sure it's not clogged could solve the problem. Other reasons for your furnace not turning on could be your pilot or ignition switch, or even your thermostat is not working properly. No Heat Coming From Your Furnace If your furnace is set to heat and yet won't produce any, it could be a circuit breaker was tripped, or a fuse was broken. Checking the breaker by turning it off and then on will determine if this is the cause. When checking for a blown fuse, look for a cloudy appearance or broken metal wire within. These are indications that your fuse is blown. Gas Furnace Blower Runs Continuously A blower or furnace that continuously runs without ever shutting down is a sign that your furnace needs repair. If your gas furnaces blower isn't turning on and off properly, there's a chance you have a faulty limit control switch that needs resetting or replacing Water Leaks There are a few reasons why a furnace might leak, condensation being the most common. If there's an accumulation of water occurring at the base of the furnace, then it's most likely a condensation leak. This could mean that tubing in your furnace is either damaged or clogged. When dealing with water leaking, it is best to address this problem as soon as possible. Temperatures are Too Hot or Too Cold If your thermostat settings on your furnace are normal, yet at times it's heating up your house too much or not enough, then take a look at your furnace control board. Open up your control board access panel and see if any red LED warning lights are on. If a furnace control board malfunctions, then all other operations of your furnace can become an issue. Schedule Your Furnace Repair Having a working furnace for the upcoming winter months is crucial. If your furnace is showing signs that it needs repair soon, let Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating give you peace of mind. Give us a call at any time of the day or night for all furnace repair services in Cochrane and Calgary. Our highly qualified technicians are at your service 24/7.

  • FOUR COMMON PLUMBING PROBLEMS

    Plumbing repair and maintenance are an inevitable part of owning a home. Ageing fixtures or normal wear and tear on plumbing equipment are common causes for some problems. Also, certain problems can be a result of how you use and maintain your plumbing systems. Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating offers reliable solutions for plumbing, heating and septic problems. Ignoring plumbing issues might lead to expensive repairs. Trust our emergency plumbing services whenever problems arise. Common plumbing troubles are not only an inconvenience but also cost you in water bills. Have a look at some issues which can affect your home: Slow or Clogged Drains Drains can get clogged over time due to the accumulation of hair, soap and other foreign objects. Routine drain cleaning is the ideal way to deal with this issue. Clear the drain using a plunger, snaking the line or by cleaning the p-trap. Avoid chemical removers as they can cause structural damage. Multiple slow or clogged drains are an indication of sewer line problems. If the problem starts with the lowest areas in your house, you should call professional plumbers and inform them about a sewage backup. Dripping Faucets Continuously dripping water can lead to litres of water loss each year, resulting in unnecessary costs and loss of resources. Water drips can be a result of a worn-out washer or O-ring. Sometimes, corrosion or even improper faucet installation can cause the drip. Call a professional to fix it and replace the faulty parts. Running Toilets A running toilet can waste 750 litres of water every day. Leaks that make a sound and are visible can be identified. Some leaks are intermittent and silent and might go unnoticed. The most common reasons for running toilets are: • Refill tube issues • Worn out flapper seals or flush valves • Corroded toilet handles You can open the toilet’s tank lid, turn off the water and check all parts. Certain parts, such as the flapper can be easily replaced by a plumber. Low Water Pressure Low water pressure can make simple tasks such as washing hands difficult. It is generally a result of mineral deposit build-up in the pipes. There also might be issues such as unidentified leaks, blocked pipes or issues with water valves in the house. A plumbing expert can best investigate the causes to resolve the issue. Let Us Help You Contact Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating for any plumbing-related problems in Cochrane and the surrounding area. Our emergency experts are available all the time. We have a comprehensive list of service options and pricing available to fix plumbing or heating issues accurately.

  • IMPORTANCE OF EMERGENCY PLUMBING SERVICES

    Plumbing issues such as a burst pipe in the kitchen or a malfunctioning water heater must be dealt with immediately. You can carry out maintenance at your house but it is better to hire a professional for plumbing repairs. Professional plumbers are best suited for these tasks as they have the skills and training to take immediate action. Our qualified team at Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating Ltd. provides 24/7 emergency services. We have the necessary tools and equipment to get your job done on time. Some of the major benefits of emergency plumbing services are: • 24/7 Availability – Plumbing disasters can strike anytime, during the holidays or in the middle of the night. Emergency plumbing services are available to help you in such situations. Don’t worry or wait for the plumber’s availability. Just call our emergency plumbing services, and our professional plumber will arrive promptly. • Get the Best Solution with Our Licensed Plumbers – When there is a plumbing emergency, some homeowners panic and don’t arrive at a quick, long-lasting solution. Also, if you contact unqualified handymen, they might only focus on quick fixes rather than solving the plumbing problem. Trying to fix the issue yourself might lead to more damages, resulting in expensive repairs. Professional and licensed plumbers assess the situation and find a permanent solution to any plumbing emergency. • Prevent Related Damages – Plumbing problems such as broken pipes can cause damage to other parts of your home such as walls and floors. Emergency plumbing services ensure that one plumbing problem doesn’t lead to another issue. You get all the advice and help you need to prevent plumbing damages from worsening. • Save Money – Save money by relying on professional plumbers. They are equipped to handle any type of plumbing emergency so that you don’t have to face similar issues in the future. • Safety Guaranteed – Trying to fix a plumbing issue on your own might be dangerous. Dealing with high-pressure water, large water heaters or broken pipes can be hazardous. Professional plumbers are trained in safety techniques. They are knowledgeable and know how to handle potentially dangerous situations. Emergency plumbing services will keep you and your family out of harm’s way. To learn about the potential plumbing problems like a clogged drain, read our blog – ‘Diagnosing and Cleaning a Clogged Drain’. Avoid the hassles of dealing with plumbing issues on your own. Contact us today for 24/7 emergency residential or commercial plumbing services.

  • PLUMBING TIPS FOR A HAPPY WINTER SEASON

    When the temperature falls and the coldest months of the year arrive, the last thing you want to deal with is plumbing issues. Plumbers are in high demand during cold months like January and February, and if you do need one, that'll cost you extra money. A few tips that will help you keep any plumbing disasters at bay and save you a lot of time and money are: 1. Say no to frozen pipes Reduced water pressure during the winter months is the primary indicator of a frozen pipe. If there's significant change in water pressure or the water flow is restricted, you need to immediately call a plumber for help. Pipes that are properly insulated are the least likely to freeze. 2. Do not water your lawn During winter, you do not need to water either the grass or the plants. Make sure that you keep the sprinklers off and disconnect the garden hoses if you want to keep them secure and operable. If you keep the garden hose connected to your house, there is a risk of pressure and ice buildup in the water lines. If there is a buildup, there is a possibility that a water line could leak or break. This can cause severe damage to your house and repairing it would be an expensive affair. 3. Check the thermostat You can keep the pipes in your walls safe from freezing by adjusting your house's temperature to above 12 degrees Celsius. Keep the cabinet doors underneath your sink open to warm your house during the chilly winters. That facilitates the circulation of warm air and keeps the pipes moderately hot. 4. Keep the garage door closed Keep your garage door closed if you keep the water heater in the garage. Even though this may seem like the most obvious thing to do, it is often overlooked. Make sure that the vents near your crawl space are closed so that you can prevent any chilly winds from entering your house. 5. Check your sump pump Sump pumps are installed to keep the basement from flooding. If you have one, keep an eye on the sump pump's discharge line. Freezing or water overflow into the house could occur if the drainage is overflowing or blocked by snow. You should check if your sump pump is in working order to keep that from happening. 6. Drain the water pipes Locate the shut-off valves in your home as they drain all the water from the pipes that lead to the hose bibs outside. The valves are generally located near the water heater, meter box, basement or under sinks. Your access to these valves might be restricted. For assistance, call a licensed plumber. 7. Get jackets for your faucets Start with disconnecting and storing your garden hoses. After that mount an insulated faucet jacket over all exterior faucets you own. This is a simple and effective way to protect your faucets and also the water lines connected to them, from freezing. 8. Timely maintenance checks Get plumbing maintenance done annually. To prevent a plumbing crisis you need to make sure that your plumbing systems are in absolute top shape. Better be safe now than sorry later. Maintenance is a must to take care of your plumbing system if you want it to run smoothly. Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating Ltd is here to take care of all your plumbing needs. Be it frozen pipes, toilets or leakage, we can fix it all for you. We have maintenance services to help keep your pipes in the best condition. Our 24/7 emergency service is just a phone call away. Contact us to know more about the services we offer!

  • SHOULD I REPAIR OR REPLACE MY FURNACE

    Fall brings with the unpredictability of weather and before you know it, it’s time to get the furnace back in use. Then there’s the pressure you have to get your furnace checked before winter to ensure that it’s at its best working condition before the bitter cold sets in. But, sometimes even furnace repairs aren’t useful and you need to get a replacement. How do you know whether repair or replacement is the best option for you? Well, let’s find out! Here are a few factors that might help you make the right decision: Age of the furnace The average lifespan of a furnace is around 15-20 years. Once that time period is over the furnace ceases to function properly. If your furnace is less than 10 years old, repairs should suffice. If the system is more than 12 years old, consider a replacement. Frequent repairs Frequent furnace repairs suggest a reduction in the furnace’s efficiency. If you stick to an unreliable furnace there might be days where you will have to live through the cold without a reliable source of heat. If your furnace needs regular repairs, the best solution is to replace it with a fully functional furnace. Shift in energy bills If you notice your energy bills going up by the day without an increase in usage, you need to get your furnace checked. Your furnace may be overworked. This is one of the primary signs that you should call a specialist immediately. Find an HVAC expert who can check on the thermostat and the ductwork. If that can solve the problem, you can continue with your old furnace. But, if you continue to face inconsistencies in your bills, it is advisable to replace it. Colder rooms If there is a duct issue at your house, it could create cold zones in certain regions of your home. If your house is not evenly heated, you will not feel comfortable and your furnace will have to work harder to maintain the optimum temperature. There could be many reasons for uneven heating such as lack of insulation, improperly sized furnace and poor ductwork. If you face any such issues, you should consider calling repair technicians. You might have to consider buying a new furnace. Though it has a high initial cost, the living conditions of your house will improve substantially. Unusual noises If you don't know how loud furnaces should be, there are apps available online that can help you. Compare the noise levels with those stated on the app after taking the furnace models into consideration. If your furnace user manual doesn't specify the sound levels in decibels, you should consult with your heating contractor and find out. Generally, old furnaces tend to make a lot of noise. This is a clear indicator of something being wrong with your furnace. Your furnace might not be able to properly moisturize the air, which can result in bad air quality in your house. In this case, getting a replacement would be the best option because no matter how many times you repair it, it'll get back to the same noisy state. Choose a company with good reviews and experience; they can give you good advice. Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating Ltd can help you with all your furnace related needs. From leaking pipes to furnace repairs, replacements, installation, drains and septic tanks, there is a lot we can assist you with. We are there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In case of any emergencies, you can rely on us to help you out. Contact us to know more about the services we offer.

  • 3 ECO-FRIENDLY WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR UTILITY BILLS

    Most homeowners are on the lookout for ways to lower their monthly bills. And in today’s world, many are also striving to reduce their carbon footprint. While installing new, eco-friendly plumbing and heating systems can be costly, there are many ways homeowners can spend less on their utility bills while also protecting the environment. Here are three of them. 1. Lower your water consumption Using less water is an important part of preserving the Earth’s resources and doing so will save you money on your water bill. There are many ways to do this, from installing low-flow faucets, shower heads and toilets to turning off the tap while you brush your teeth and wash your hands. Another way to conserve water is to install a rain barrel. You can use it to catch rain water and then hose your garden with the captured runoff. 2. Automate your heating and cooling system Being able to heat your home during our cold Alberta winters is essential, and many people rely on their air conditioning to keep them cool in the summer. However, constantly keeping your home at the same temperature can cost you, especially since much of the time you’re not at home. To save on your heating bill, use a programmable thermostat in the winter to automatically lower the heat by a few degrees while you’re out of the house. Do the same when you’re sleeping in the summer, apply the same principle to keeping your house cool. In addition, you can keep the curtains closed during the hottest part of the day to keep your home cooler. 3. Lower the temperature on your water heater Your water accounts for a good portion of your home’s energy bill. Most heaters are set a standard 60° However, not only does it take more power to store water at this but water that’s this hot can scald or burn your skin in a matter of seconds. Lowering the thermostat on your water heater can save you money on your monthly bills and protect members of your household. Don’t lower it too much though. Water that’s cooler than 49° Celsius doesn’t prevent bacteria growth, which is why the government of Canada recommends this as the lowest temperature setting for water heaters.

  • 3 COMMON METHODS FOR HEATING YOUR HOME

    If you live in Alberta, you know firsthand how unforgiving winter temperatures can be. During this chilly time of year, it’s necessary to have a fully functioning heating system to ensure your comfort. To learn about the types of heating systems available, read the following guide by Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating, your local professionals serving Calgary, Cochrane and surrounding areas. 1. Furnace Furnaces create heat by pushing hot air from its ducts and circulating it through the house’s air registers. Furnaces can be powered by electricity, oil or natural gas. Furnace heating is popular in Canadian cities like Calgary and Cochrane because these systems are notoriously reliable, even in subzero temperatures. Of course, to function properly, a furnace must be serviced according to the manufacturer’s specifications. The only downside of using a furnace to generate heat is that operation costs can be exorbitant, especially during the winter's coldest months. To save on your hydro bill, lower your thermostat to 17°C when you leave home. 2. Hot Water Boilers Sometimes referred to as hydronic systems, hot water boilers are often found in older homes and apartment buildings. Rather than distributing hot air like a furnace does, boiler systems pass hot water through radiators that emit heat from the water. Once the water in the radiators cools, it returns to the boiler to begin the process anew. Hot water boilers are thought to distribute air more evenly than furnaces, and they don’t create airflow or noise during operation. However, boiler systems are typically more expensive to install and maintain. 3. Heat Pumps One of the most eco-friendly option on the market, heat pumps source heat from the environment, typically from either the air or the ground, and distribute it as warm air through your home. During the summer, heat pumps reverse their function and extract cool air to lower the house’s internal temperature. While heat pumps are an excellent heating option in milder climates, they don’t perform as well below -5°C, making them far less suited to Alberta’s harsh winters. Homeowners may choose to use heat pumps to warm and cool their home during milder months, and then rely on an alternate heating source when temperatures drop. Heating your home Looking to install a new heating system or to repair an existing one? Contact the qualified technicians at Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating for fast, professional HVAC services in and around Calgary and Cochrane. Learn more today by giving us a call or filling in our online form.

  • DIAGNOSING AND CLEANING A CLOGGED DRAIN

    If your sink, bathtub, or toilet begins draining slowly, fails to drain, omits unpleasant odours or starts making odd gurgling noises, you most likely have a clogged drain on your hands. Luckily, it’s usually easy to perform a DIY drain cleaning at home. To learn how to deal with a clogged drain, read the following advice from Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating, your drain cleaning experts serving Cochrane, Calgary and surrounding areas. Bathtub drain If you don’t use a drain catcher in your bathtub, your drain will become progressively clogged with hair, skin flakes and dirt. To remedy this type of clogged drain, remove the stopper and use needle nose pliers to fish out the buildup. If you don’t own pliers, a bent metal coat hanger will sometimes do the trick. We recommend wearing gloves, as this procedure can be messy, and investing in a drain catcher after the clog is cleared. Kitchen sink When a kitchen sink starts draining slowly, it often means there’s a buildup of food particles and cooking grease that’s causing a blockage. There are few different methods for removing these plumbing obstructions. Believe it or not, simply pouring boiling water down your sink is sometimes enough. Boil the water in your kettle or a large pot, and then pour it directly into your drain’s opening. Don’t use this method if you have PVC pipes, and never pour boiling water on a porcelain sink as it may crack. If boiling water isn’t enough, try the baking soda and vinegar method. Mix one-third of a cup of baking soda with one-third of a cup of white vinegar in a small bowl. Once the mixture is bubbling, pour it down your drain. Wait a minimum of an hour, and then flush the drain with more boiling water. Toilet While toilet paper is designed to naturally dissolve after being flushed, many items are not. If you flush feminine hygiene products, cotton-tipped swabs, dental floss or pre moistened diaper wipes — or your kid has decided to send their toy dinosaur for a swim — you could accidentally clog your toilet pipe. Firstly, try to remove the blockage using a rubber plunger with an extension flange. Plunging at the toilet’s drain opening should loosen most simple clogs. However, if this method fails, try using an auger or toilet snake. These devices are slid into the toilet pipe to break down the blockage and remove it. Expert drain cleaning in and around Calgary Have a clogged drain? For stubborn blockages that won’t respond to DIY treatments, call the professional plumbers at Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating. Offering round-the-clock service throughout Calgary, Cochrane and surrounding areas, we’re experts in diagnosing and cleaning clogged drains.

  • PROFESSIONAL TIPS FOR REMODELLING YOUR BATHROOM PLUMBING

    Remodelling your bathroom is an excellent way to enhance your home and property value. However, it’s important that your bathroom does more than look nice. In fact, getting the maximum value for your bathroom remodel means taking its plumbing fixtures and pipe system into careful consideration. Are you wondering how to select the best plumbing for your renovation? Then use this guide from Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating, your professional team serving Calgary, Cochrane and surrounding areas, to get started. Choose Eco-friendly plumbing fixtures Selecting Eco-friendly plumbing fixtures for your bathroom is a sound investment. These fixtures not only help preserve the environment, they also use less water to operate, thus lowering your utility bills every month. To create a sustainable, green bathroom, we recommending choosing the following plumbing fixtures: A low flow toilet A water-efficient shower-head A water-efficient sink faucet. Another great Eco-conscious and money-saving investment is a tankless hot water heater, which requires 20% less energy to heat your water than a traditional tank heater. Invest in a top-quality pipe system Chances are if your bathroom is ready for an update, your pipes are too. Unless you have well-maintained PVC pipes, your bathroom pipes will begin to deteriorate in time. For instance, copper pipes remain functional for around 50 years, but they corrode from the inside out. This means that homeowners often don’t realize there’s a problem until a water leak occurs. To determine the health of your pipe system, ask a professional plumbing company to perform an inspection. Furthermore, if you need advice on pipe maintenance and how to avoid clogs, Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating is always happy to help. Hire a professional to install your plumbing From laying down tiles to installing a new vanity, many bathroom remodels make great DIY (Do It Yourself) projects. However, we strongly recommend asking a professional plumber to perform all plumbing installations, whether you need a new toilet connected or a complete overhaul of your existing pipe system. By hiring a certified plumber, you’re leaving the work up to someone with a full repertoire of knowledge about plumbing, building codes and city requirements. Plus, they already own all the specialized tools to perform these installations. A professional plumber will ensure that your bathroom plumbing is reliable, perfectly installed, and up to code. Need bathroom plumbing help in Calgary? If you’re looking for a top-rated, licensed technician in or near Calgary or Cochrane, hire the plumbing experts at Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating. We specialize in installing plumbing in every room of your home, including the bathroom, and follow City of Calgary requirements and the Alberta Building Code. To learn more, contact us today by phone or fill in our online form.

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