Guardian Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Lloydminster’

Where Plumbing and Heating Coalesce

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Sometimes we get caught in the weeds with how we categorize our home comfort or utility systems. We’ve got our heaters, our air conditioners, our plumbing systems, and even our indoor air quality machines, but we rarely ever think of them together. But that’s not how they work in reality!

These systems are similar to the different systems that make up the human body. You’ve got the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, the digestive system, and all of them are responsible for a healthy human being. It would be silly to think of these as completely separate from one another, right?

Let’s look at how your heating and plumbing systems are intricately connected. This is why our team provides Lloydminster plumbing and heating services because we know how a trained professional can improve many of your home systems at once.

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Bathroom Drains Vs. Kitchen Drains

Monday, January 30th, 2023

In many ways, drains are practically identical. They function in the same way no matter what room they’re in, and they’re always responsible for bringing wastewater to the sewer system where it can be processed at a water treatment plant. If your drains don’t do those basic functions, then something is definitely wrong!

However, the way we use our drains differs depending on the room they’re in. Shower drains, for instance, work a lot differently than sink drains. And bathroom sink drains are treated much differently than kitchen sink drains. And let’s be honest, we all know the difference between a toilet and a sink, and a toilet still counts as a drain!

So, what can you do to be a more responsible drain owner in your home? You can invest in drain cleaning by a team of professionals, but you can also utilize the following tips to ensure your bathroom drains are treated just as well as your kitchen ones.

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One Neat Trick to Avoid a Frozen Furnace

Monday, December 19th, 2022

When temperatures drop very low, sometimes it can be a wonder that our furnace systems are working down in our basements or crawlspaces. Especially when temperatures drop to record lows, it almost feels like a miracle that this box in the basement is working hard to keep your home comfortable and efficient.

But what if it stops working? Is that something you should be worried about? A furnace breakdown is indeed a possibility, but there are a lot of things that have to go wrong before it gets to that point. Even when your furnace breaks down or freezes up, you can rely on us for furnace repair in Lloydminster to get it up and running again.

In the case of an extremely cold basement, how do we make sure that your furnace doesn’t get caught in the cold and freeze up, causing the rest of your home to get too cold? We’ve got one surprising solution that only a professional would know how to implement.

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The Five Rules of Holiday Plumbing Prevention

Monday, December 5th, 2022

A lot of homeowners do their fair share of cooking during the holiday season. It’s a great way to warm up your house and make everyone hungry and ready to eat at the table. Homemade soup, a bowl of pasta, or a roast chicken will go a long way in giving fond memories of togetherness and a great meal well shared. However, that’s going to go from a cozy memory to one of frustration if your pipes aren’t well protected.

We don’t want to get in the way of anyone’s holiday plans this year. In fact, we want to make whatever holiday plans you do have easier by helping to protect your plumbing in Lloydminster from drain clogs, leaks, and other issues that can otherwise ruin the holidays.

Let’s go over five rules of plumbing prevention to protect your drains and keep your plumbing system in ideal shape.

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What Spray Foam Insulation Can Do for You

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Insulation is a word that’s tossed around in the HVAC industry a lot, but homeowners might have a different idea of what it is. We insulate a lot of things, from pipes to walls, and it’s important to know the difference between them. We even use insulation to keep ourselves warm during chilly days, hence why you might put on a thick jacket instead of just wearing a t-shirt when you go outside.

The truth is that insulation comes in many different forms, and it’s up to a professional to know which is going to be best suited for certain situations. For many homes in Lloydminster, spray foam insulation is going to do a better job of keeping heat inside than other types of insulation. Down below, we’re going to cover why spray foam insulation is so good at what it does, and why time and time again we choose it to help keep our customers’ homes energy efficient and comfortable.

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5 Spooky Sounds Coming From Your Furnace

Monday, October 24th, 2022

It’s spooky season! Time to bring out the pumpkins, the scary costumes, and the decorations, and have a blast watching those horror movies on the big screen.

Though, one of the most spooky things that could happen to you this season, is waking up in the middle of the night to a strange sound. If you follow the sound and find out that the source is the big metal box in your basement, then you might have an issue with your furnace. These sounds are (likely) not ghosts haunting your home, but instead the sound of a malfunction taking place inside of your furnace.

What do you do? Do you try to ignore the problem? Do you look up a DIY solution online? Or perhaps you call our team for furnace repairs in Lloydminster, SK? Well, you should always call our team for help, but here are a few explanations as to what might be happening.

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October Is the Month for Heater Maintenance!

Monday, October 10th, 2022

Temperatures are finally starting to cool down, and we’re in for some chilly nights this October! This is usually good news, since most of us are used to snuggling up with warm blankets and hot drinks, while letting our heating systems take good care of us. However, if you think that your system is going to be perfectly fine without a maintenance tune-up, then we’d like you to reconsider.

Heating maintenance in Lloydminster, SK is one of the most important services you can get done for your home comfort. We’re going to talk about specifics below, but it’s a great way to keep efficiency levels high, your home warm and cozy, and minimize potential problems down the line. Our heating systems, from furnaces to boilers, are designed to be maintained, and that maintenance can go a long way.

Keep reading, we promise you’ll understand how important maintenance is by the end of this blog!

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A Whole House Generator Can Make a Major Difference

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Did you know that our team also provides installation and repairs for generators in Lloydminster, SK? While you might have heard of our renown in the plumbing industry, we also provide serious upgrades in protecting your home from power outages with generator services. But we’re not just talking about portable generators, which are just one of many types of generators. We’re talking about whole-house generators that run on natural gas and are specifically sized for your home.

This blog post is going to be devoted to informing our potential customers about the benefits of generator systems like these. We want people to be aware of how efficient and effective they can be at making your life a lot easier and preventing problems during a blackout.

If you’re interested in a whole-house generator, but you’re not sure where to start, make sure you call our team for a consultation.

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A Guide to Fall Plumbing

Monday, September 12th, 2022

A lot of things change during the fall. The kids go back to school, the leaves change color, and our plumbing systems still work as hard as ever, as long as they’re in good shape! Sometimes a plumbing system can run into serious problems as the weather and seasons change. This is less to do with the temperature and more to do with changes in our daily lives.

Autumn is busy, which means you might have less time to pay close attention to your plumbing system, or get that quick plumbing fix done. This is why we offer fast and reliable services for homeowners that are just too busy to take on these projects themselves. From drain cleaning to pipe replacement, we’ve got your back.

Not convinced? Don’t worry. This whole blog post is dedicated to talking about a few things in relation to your plumbing in Lloydminster, SK, and why it can get complicated and stressful, fast.

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The Truth About Your Toilet Components

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Look, we’ll be the first company to tell you that you need to hire a professional plumber for toilet repairs and replacements. There are just too many things that can go wrong if you attempt to fix anything yourself, and toilets are such an integral part of our lives that it can be almost mind-bogglingly bad to have to use a different bathroom for a few weeks while you get the tools and experience to get the job done.

So, right off the bat, if your toilet is broken, you should always call our team for toilet repairs in Lloydminster, SK. We can get the job done quickly, and effectively, and depending on how long it takes, we really don’t charge all that much.

But this blog post isn’t just about getting toilet repairs. It’s about an important distinction we want to make between the toilet’s inner components and the tank/bowl system you’re so used to seeing every day.

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