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Let’s face it—drain clogs are the worst. They always happen at the most inopportune moments and we never have the right tools on hand to deal with them. From drain snakes to correctly sized plungers, it always necessitates a drive to the grocery store while you pour down an aisle you never usually go to.
While calling us for drain cleaning in Lloydminster is always a viable option which we recommend, sometimes it’s more important to homeowners that they stop clogs from happening in the first place. Drain clogs are natural to occur every now and then, but if you’re dealing with them on a constant basis that’s starting to borderline on obnoxious, perhaps you’re doing something wrong!
We’re going to talk a bit about our best practices for keeping a drain from clogging in the first place. If you follow this step by step guide, we promise you’ll see a demonstrable difference in the quality of your drains.
As a society we are ever concerned with the increasing cost of the day to day costs in our life. Whether it’s our Mortgage/Rent, groceries, vehicle expenses or utilities, we are always looking for ways to reduce the month to month expenses. Most of us would much rather spend our shrinking pay check on things that mean more to us like experiences with our family and the memories that come.
We are also constantly reminded to do our part in reducing green house gas emissions and whether you believe that as a society we have caused the carbon issues or not, the authorities are making sure that we are penalized if we do not take a pro active approach to do our part.
It seemed hopeless, bins full of wet grain, disaster was certain!
“For the last 2 years, Guardian’s MACHED Mobile Heating unit has been a very useful tool on our farm. 2 years ago, we had 4-5 quarters of wheat that we had to take off wet. We had an abundance of wet grain that we couldn’t sell and needed to find a more cost- effective way to dry our grain, besides taking it to the elevator. We came across Guardian’s MACHED unit and put it to work right away. We were able to dry all of our grain over the winter and by the time the following summer hit all our grain was dried and sold. Another aspect I like about the MACHED mobile unit is that it turns our 8 regular aeration bins into heater bins, which makes our drying much more effective and changes our strategy going into harvest. This year, when we hit a rainy patch later in the season, not wanting to lose days waiting for the grain to dry in the field we took out the MACHED unit and kept combining. Knowing that we have the ability to dry grain much faster than normal has changed the way we look at harvesting wet grain. In the past, we have may have been more inclined to leave it on the field and wait for it to dry, rolling the dice with the weather, but having the MACHED unit put us in a position where we are able to get it into the bin knowing that we are able to dry it. I would rather have the grain in the bin drying than in the field waiting for warm days to dry it. With the MACHED unit I can also control how much heat I put to it. We run 2 bins off our MACHED unit and we set ours to hold 30ºC. If it’s a cold fall morning the bin is 30ºC, if it’s a hot summer day the bin is 30ºC. All in all, the MACHED unit has been very useful to us and is a tool we will be using every year.”
DIRECT HEAT VS INDIRECT HEAT! HOW ABOUT THE BEST OF BOTH!! In this Article the expert affirms that air drying is nearly impossible without heat when temperatures drop below 10ºC. They also mention that they feel using direct heat is better, because they get higher efficiencies, but the down side is it does add some water, which is counterproductive.
With our Grain Drying units we have the best of both systems! As we are an indirect system, meaning “0” water is added to the bins and our burners are 98% efficient as compared to the 80% efficiencies of our competitors. With the added protection of no flame and our ability to set the temperature exactly where you want it and it will maintain regardless of what the outside temperature is. Meaning you can dry day and night and get your aeration fans shut off faster, saving you gas and electricity. There is nothing that compares to the MACHED Grain Dying System! Call us today!!
It’s unfortunate that we get so many calls from people who are unhappy with their hot water heating, it’s important to note that hydronic heating can be the most efficient, comfortable and accurate method of heating, if done correctly. The problem is that there are too many plumbers that do not understand “hydronics” and install equipment incorrectly and in the end the customer suffers. With hydronic heating, the system is just as important as the equipment. You need a professional to design and install your system to provide maximum comfort and efficiency. The best way to get this info is to ask your plumber for 3-4 references of people with a similar system as you! Your specialist should have no problem providing you with glowing reviews of the projects they’ve done! Like our friend Gordon Lamont: It is a treat to have Guardian Plumbing in the Lloydminster area.
After many years of dealing with other companies over boiler issues, Guardian Plumbing offers the full package of knowledge, workmanship and passion. The Boiler Heating System they installed for our home came at a price, but, the products, technology and practices they offer are worth every penny.