48 Plumbing Tips for Avoiding Plumbing Repairs

There are a number of plumbing problems that homeowners face. The good news is that there are many tips that are cost effective and possible for all to follow. Our specialized plumbers have compiled a full list of 48 tips to reduce your water bills and avoid plumbing repair costs. Feel free to share this list to all your family members and friends so they benefit too.

Washing Machines, Dishwashers and Ice Makers

Conserve water pressure and temperature by running the washing machine and dishwasher during off times and at night. Look for weaknesses, leaks and bulges in the supply… continue reading

6 Simple plumbing Checks to Save Money

Perhaps U.S. Historian Ben Franklin was talking about a home plumbing inspection when he uttered his famous “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” line. What Big Ben was trying to so aristocratically say is that the best way to avoid an emergency plumbing call is by performing regular inspections and maintenance on the pipes and appliances in your home. In much of the same way that individuals avoid the doctor because they’re scared of the results, there may be some discoveries that you make during the inspection that could cause sleepless nights. Remember though that finding … continue reading

Is it Wise to Replace Furnace at the Same Time as Installing a New Central Air Conditioner?

When a person gets up enough nerve to finally see the doctor it represents a perfect time to clear up all the issues that have been ailing them, a sort of “while you’re in there, doc”. To be honest there’s not really that many differences between the trip to the physician and getting repairs done to a home. Most homeowners put off much-needed repairs to plumbing, roof shingles, and HVAC systems only to have the contractor or service technician fix up a bunch of defunct items all at once.

There will come a time in the life of a house … continue reading

Plumbing Contractors: Why You Need Them for Large Plumbing Jobs

On large jobs, many of us hire plumbing contractors to complete the job. Plumbing contractors have the knowledge and experience that it takes to see a large plumbing job through from start to finish. It takes years of learning and on the job experience just to become a plumbing contractor; so people who need that big job done know they are putting it in good hands. Here are some of the main functions that a plumbing contractor performs on a big plumbing job.

1. Provide Estimates – a plumbing contractor knows what it will take to get a big plumbing … continue reading

Helpful Suggestions and Reminders for Improving the Air Quality in your Home

If you asked most people if the air is worse in their home or outside an overwhelming number of people would say the latter. In truth we get a false sense of security in our homes and the air that we breathe inside them is usually much worse than that outside the home. Part of the problem is the very things that were designed to help and that is homes are so well insulated these days that they are sealed airtight. Whatever is present in the air in your home stays there until you do something about it. Here are … continue reading

Do You Know How to Find Your Filter?

By now every homeowner has probably been preached upon about the importance of changing their furnace filters. If that notion hasn’t been made abundantly clear that could be the reason why many guests in the house go into coughing fits and the origin point of that black smoke and particles emitting from your vents. Even so, new homeowners and those who have always had outside entities replace their furnace filters should try and get familiar with where everything on the unit is located, most notably for emergency situations and to ensure clear air is flowing freely throughout the house.

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Furnace Company Tips − How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck When Installing a New Furnace

One of the main reasons people put off going to the doctor’s office is a fear of what the physician will find once he or she has the person opened up. In a strange way a similar occurrence happens in the home when a repair is scheduled only to have the contractor open up a box of worms once they start tearing things apart. Most commonly this happens when a new roof is scheduled only to find rotted plywood underneath or ripping up an old carpet to find a damaged sub-floor. Since similar issues are noticed installing furnaces, we these … continue reading

Avoid Frustrating and Inferior Air Conditioning Repair Services

Dealing with an incompetent air conditioning contractor is not a high point in anyone’s day. Adding to your frustration is the fact that it’s 95 degrees in your home and your clothes are drenched.

Normally, when you’re A/C breaks down, the best option is to call the company who installed it. However, there are exceptions:

Poor installation is the number one reason for frequent air conditioning repair. If you are experiencing frequent repairs and the air conditioner is not that old, you may want to find someone else.

The company may be out of business. The labour warranty may have … continue reading