Guardian Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

The Dos and Don’ts of Drain Plumbing

Monday, August 1st, 2022

From renters to homeowners, plumbing problems happen to us all. Especially when it comes to drains, you’re always going to need to make sure that they’re free of any clogs to use them at all. We don’t need to tell anyone out there what a drain clog is like, we’re sure you’ve experienced at least a few of them in your lifetimes!

However, we’re always surprised by how little is known about drain systems and our plumbing systems as a whole. That’s why we’re always happy to write blog posts with some enlightening information as to how these systems work and why, for instance, you shouldn’t flush anything that’s not water down them.

So, buckle up and take your notepads out! It’s time to talk about the dos and don’ts of plumbing in Lloydminster, SK. And if you need help that’s a bit beyond what you can do, feel free to call our team for expert service.

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3 Ways Technology Can Help Your Drain

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Welcome to the 21st century! If you’re a time traveler, or just a passerby looking for some technological tips for plumbing systems, then we’re glad you could get here. Things have changed a lot in the plumbing industry over the last fifty years, and we’re assuming that things will continue to change as technological advancements are made. We’re always looking for newer, more reliable, and more affordable methods of getting rid of wastewater and bringing freshwater in.

So, in the spirit of being forward-thinking, we’d like to talk about three specific technological advancements that help tremendously with plumbing work. Don’t worry, you can still rely on the tried and tested handiwork of professional plumbing in Vermilion, AB, but our plumbers come with great equipment that’s as high-tech as it gets.

Let’s get to it! Here are three high-tech plumbing solutions that you can only take advantage of by calling a team of professional plumbers with access to them.

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Our New Home Plumbing Tips

Monday, June 20th, 2022

While Canada’s housing market is starting to cool off to pre-pandemic levels, housing prices are still high. Depending on the area, you might still be struggling to purchase a home that’s worth living in with your family. While we can’t really help with this problem specifically, we can help alleviate some of the stress and other problems that might come with purchasing a home.

One trend that’s been occurring recently is the idea that you should skip a home inspection since it costs money and takes time. This is a terrible idea and one we’d like to discuss today from a plumbing perspective. Inspecting the plumbing system of a new home is vital for many important reasons, some of which might save you thousands of dollars in the near future.

Let’s talk about new home purchases, and how our plumbing service in Maidstone, SK can help.

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Don’t Be Nervous, We’re Here to Help!

Monday, 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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5 Reasons to Invest in Your Sump Pump

Monday, 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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Do You Need a Backflow Preventer?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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A Guide to Holiday Drain Care

Monday, November 8th, 2021

It’s November, which means we’re all getting ready to have family over for some feasting and gift-giving in the next few months. For a season that’s all about food and sharing with others, it can be hard for homeowners who have drains that are in rough shape. Many of our customers can get some understandable anxiety when they start worrying about whether or not their kitchen drains can make it through the end of the month.

Well, fear not. We’ll be the team that provides plumbing services in Vermillion, AB throughout the next few months. If you’ve got a precarious situation with your drains, we can help.

However, if you’re not sure as to what can go wrong with your drains and why you might need plumbing services from a professional, then this blog is for you. Here are a few tips and things to avoid when going into this holiday season with your drains at the forefront of your mind!

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Why Your Lead Pipes Should Be Replaced

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Right now there are global initiatives going on in every country and every community to replace lead pipes. It’s not because lead doesn’t work as a pipe material, it works very well, in fact. It turns out that lead can be poisonous when ingested and lead pipes will leech lead into the water of a community, harming the people in it.

However, as thorough as our community might be at removing lead pipes from our water supply lines, we can’t physically go into every older home and replace their lead pipes. All we can do is advise homeowners to do this on their own time and their own budget, and tell them about the risks of lead poisoning.

If you’re certain that you’ve got lead pipes in your home, then we’re going to be frank with you. You might need to get them replaced. Our team provides this valuable plumbing service in Paradise Hill, SK so you can rest easy knowing the pros are on the case.

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Why You Might Need a New Water Heater

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Remember a few years ago when you first moved into your new home? Everything seemed in great shape and the water heater still had a few years left on it. You’ve been pleasantly surprised by how well it’s held up and how hot your home’s water has been.

Well, all good things must come to an end. That tank water heater was bound to cause you trouble eventually. The fact that your 20-year-old water heater has lasted this long is pretty remarkable in its own right. But at this point, you’ll need to invest in professional plumbing installation in Provost, AB. There are likely some pipes that need to be replaced as well to ensure it all run as intended.

Before you get down in the dumps, let’s talk about why this might be an exciting chance to upgrade your home’s water efficiency and the comfort of your hot water!

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