Does Your Basement Need a Dehumidifier?

May 9th, 2022

The short answer to this question is yes, but there are a lot of details required to get to that answer. You might be familiar with dampness in your basement, especially if you’ve got a concrete slab or a dirt basement floor, but your home’s foundation actually depends a lot on the moisture levels of the basement. Too much moisture could spell disaster in just a few years’ time, as the foundation of your home begins to rot and crumble from erosion.

A dehumidifier in Lloydminster, SK is one of the best purchases you could make for the future of your house and also for your comfort. Not only are dehumidifiers powerful systems to use for the summertime when your air conditioner is struggling to keep things cool and dry, but they can also help protect your basement from moisture.

Let’s talk today about how a dehumidifier can help your home stay safe and secure.

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Don’t Be Nervous, We’re Here to Help!

April 25th, 2022

Plumbing emergencies can be a nerve-wracking experience. Not only is plumbing work often expensive, but it can shift a lot of the important things in your life when you least expect it. That money you were saving for a new car, a wedding, or the downpayment for a new house could end up being used for plumbing work that is necessary to keep living your life. We understand how frustrating and anxiety-inducing this experience can be, and we want to remind you today that we’re here to help.

Our team provides plumbing services in Paradise Hill, SK that go beyond what other companies offer. Our friendly and experienced technicians, accurate estimates, and amazing 24/7 services are part of why homeowners are continuing to choose us for all of their difficult plumbing work.

Do you have a plumbing emergency that’s draining your sanity as well as your budget? Then call our team today and keep reading to learn about ways you can save with us!

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How Much Is a “Reasonable Amount” for Heating Bills?

April 11th, 2022

Now that winter is over and springtime is getting warmer, we can finally write a retrospective blog about our heating systems and the money we were forced to spend on them. It was a pretty harsh winter, and winters aren’t getting any easier around here, so we thought it would be handy to discuss how much a heating system should cost.

Your heating bill usually accounts for 1/3 of your total utility bill according to Energy Star, so it’s important to weigh this ratio heavily when you’re planning for the future or looking at past bills.

If it looks like almost half of your budget went to your heating bills, or you had an excessive need for heating service in Paradise Hill, SK, then there might be some work that needs to be done to prepare for next winter. Your heating system might need to be replaced by a newer, more efficient one!

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5 Reasons to Invest in Your Sump Pump

March 28th, 2022

If your home has a sump pump, then you’re already halfway towards achieving your goal of maximum protection. These systems are great in our area because as soon as spring hits, all of the ice and snow of winter melts and we can be inundated with a huge amount of water. Without a sump pump working diligently, this can be a problem for our basements and areas that lie below the ground.

Many homeowners already know to purchase a sump pump if their home is prone to flooding, but this blog is focused on something a little different. We want to talk to those homeowners who have sump pumps but don’t know the condition they’re in. You might need plumbing repair in Kitscoty, AB, and our team can help.

Here are 5 reasons why it’s absolutely vital to invest in your sump pump before the spring and summer floods begin to hit your home.

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3 Ways to Affordably Replace Your Heater

March 14th, 2022

So, your heater barely made it through this winter and you’re concerned about next winter, right? That’s a viable fear to have. Next winter is going to be just as bad as this one, if not worse, and you need to be prepared. The first step towards better comfort and efficiency is realizing when your heating system is on its way out.

We’ve covered in other blogs ways to tell if your heating system needs to be replaced, so feel free to check those out if you’re on the fence about the condition of your heating system. Today, we’re going to focus on saving money when it comes to replacement, which is one of the most expensive heating services in Kitscoty, AB.

Let’s cover 3 distinct ways that you can save money on your next heating replacement bill, and what you can do today to get ready for this expenditure.

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We’re Honored to Have Received Lloydminster’s “Business of the Year” Award!

March 10th, 2022

When we say that we’re Lloydminster’s plumbing and heating authority, we mean it! This award was presented at the Stockade Convention Centre on October 21st, given by the Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce.

Lloydminster is a close-knit, business-oriented community. This means that in order to win “Business of the Year,” you really need to compete against some high-quality businesses in some intense industries.

We owe this award to our amazing team members who go above and beyond, and also to the leadership and support that Blaine and Stephan provide.

“We love this community, and we’re grateful to have been awarded with that,” Stephan said after receiving the award. Read more about the event here!

We’re excited to keep providing excellent plumbing heating and cooling support to the community of Lloydminster. This award only solidifies the truth that we’re on the right track, and we’ll continue to be your plumbing and heating authority!

Contact Guardian Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Lloydminster’s Plumbing and Heating Authority!

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Your Furnace Needs Repairs If It’s Smoking

February 28th, 2022

People have pretty different reactions when it comes to smelling smoke. Some people think of a late-night out camping and a campfire, and the smell brings with it fond memories. Other people can quickly become alert because smoke can mean fire somewhere it shouldn’t be. We’re not here to make you feel or think a certain way, we just want to make it clear that smoke coming from a furnace is never a good thing.

Yes, a gas furnace is burning materials to heat your home, but it’s a lot more complicated than that. Smoke isn’t as much of a byproduct from the combustion of natural gas, and smoke that comes from your furnace and into your home is a big problem. If you’re detecting smoke anywhere in your home, or even abundantly coming from the exhaust port then we urge you to call our team for furnace repair in Lloydminster, SK.

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Do You Need a Backflow Preventer?

February 14th, 2022

One thing that we don’t mention on this blog enough when it comes to emergency plumbing in Lloydminster, SK is contamination. This is a problem when wastewater, or contaminated water mixes with the freshwater that’s supposed to come into your house through your main water line. Though contamination can happen for a number of reasons, it should never be allowed to happen without quick alleviation from a professional plumber.

One way to stop contamination from happening before it starts is with a backflow preventer. In this blog post, we’ll be going into detail about these nifty little components, how they work, and why your home might be able to use one.

Just remember that contamination should never be taken lightly. It can quickly lead to household or community-wide illnesses and your health should always be treated with a high degree of seriousness. Our team can help if you need emergency plumbing care to alleviate contamination.

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What to Do About Invading Tree Roots

January 17th, 2022

No, we’re not talking about some new horror movie about some tree monsters invading a small rural community (although plenty of our team members would love to see a movie like that), we’re talking about your plumbing system. Tree roots can be especially nasty to drain and sewer systems to the point where it can feel like an all-out war between the two.

Think of it this way, your property is the territory that’s being fought over. The soil and nutrients in the ground are what these trees want and their roots are designed to take in all of those nutrients. Your drainage and sewer pipes are invading that territory and taking up room that these trees would like for themselves. All the sudden you’ve got a battle between pipes and tree roots.

Keep reading to learn more about plumbing services in Vermilion, AB that can help you avoid this situation.

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5 Signs Your Furnace Is Getting Old

January 3rd, 2022

What happens if your furnace konks out suddenly?

What’s more, it seems that problems like this always happen on the coldest day of the year. You’re forced to deal with a furnace that doesn’t work and may be pushed into buying one that doesn’t quite fit your needs. Plus, you can imagine how hard it is to find someone for heater installation in Vermilion, AB in the dead of winter!

Wouldn’t it be nice to take your time?

You can if you get a new furnace before the old one completely dies. But, how do you know your furnace is getting close to the end? Let’s look at 5 surefire signs you can be on the lookout for.

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