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Essential Plumber Questions You Should Ask Every Plumber!

Posted by on March 14/2014 | 0 Comments

Plumber Questions If you don’t know much about plumbing, that’s okay. You’ll have to hire a plumber eventually, and you’ll want to know which plumber questions to ask. Here are a few of the most important plumber questions you should be asking any plumber you’re considering hiring. Do You Have Insurance? This is one out of the many plumber questions you should ask. If the answer to this question is no, run the other way. Every plumber doing work in your home should be able to provide you with insurance. Any damage that is caused to your home will have to be fixed, and you don’t want to have to foot the bill for someone else’s mistake. Do You Have A License To Do This? If there is a requirement for a plumber to have a license in your area, it’s important to know that they have one. If the…

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Thinking About A Plumbing Career? Here Are 6 Important Considerations

Posted by on March 10/2014 | 0 Comments

Plumbing Career A plumbing career can be a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have running water! And with a continued shortage of workers in the skilled trades across Canada, prospective plumbers could be well-positioned for steady work and a good salary. Here are some considerations to keep in mind. Solid Prospects The most recent job outlook published by the Ontario government predicted good prospects for trained plumbers. That’s good news, considering global economic instability and unemployment in Ontario at nearly 8 percent in December. For young people, that figure tends to be even higher. Demand for plumbers is more solid than other trades linked to construction because there’s always a need for people with the know-how to maintain the existing network of pipes. That means you’re less vulnerable to economic downturns. Work Hours Varied The 2009 Employment Ontario report showed that most plumbers have…

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Becoming HVAC Students And Great Study Tips!

Posted by on March 07/2014 | 0 Comments

Study Tips For HVAC Students Becoming HVAC students mean you will be transitioning into being an HVAC professional. This means being responsible for the comfort and safety of people’s homes and workplaces. It requires knowledge and skill, and the tests aren’t easy. Here are some tips for HVAC  students. Major Topics HVAC installation and maintenance requires solid knowledge of all major areas of the trade. One study guide for HVAC technicians suggests that students have broad knowledge of the following topics. Controls, troubleshooting, repair and mechanical tools Refrigeration, fluid flow and heat transfer theory Filters and charcoal absorbers Electrical theory, motors, instruments and tools Operations and safety Check with your instructor to find out what exactly will be covered on your test. Reading The Material Usually, trades like HVAC involve reading and hands-on practice. When reading, instead of just passively ingesting the material, consider these tips on “Getting the Most…

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HVAC Installation Check! Is It Installed Properly?

Posted by on March 03/2014 | 0 Comments

HVAC Installation Common Problems HVAC Installation is important in having a comfortable home that often depends on the correct functioning of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Or HVAC, especially in regions of Canada where temperatures swing between sweltering hot summers and frozen winter months. HVAC installation mistakes may require costly repairs and could even endanger your life. It’s always advisable to hire a trained technician to take care of this sensitive work. If you are wondering whether your HVAC was installed by a pro, check for these common problems. Leaky Ducts Improperly installed HVACs are often very leaky. This is often an invisible problem that happens in the ducts of your attic. But if your electricity bill is a lot higher than expected, or your rooms are hard to heat or cool, the culprit may be leaky ducts. In some cases, these allow more than 40 per cent of your…

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5 Plumbing Mistakes That Will Lead to a Plumbing Disaster

Posted by on January 29/2014 | 2 Comments

Plumbing Mistakes Before long, everyone will face plumbing mistakes. Whether it’s a clogged drain, a backed-up toilet or any other number of problems, we’re willing to bet you’ve come across one of these problems a number of times in your life. Take these mistakes into consideration when you’re around your plumbing to prevent disaster. Things Down the Drain Your drain just isn’t meant for some things. If you let things wash down the drain that aren’t meant to be, like toys, big chunks of food, and any other large objects, you’re bound for a plumbing problem. If it can fit down a drain, you can bet it’s been flushed by someone at one time or another. The Garbage Disposal Your garbage disposal is not a garbage can. Even though it may be tempting, because it’s easy, if you put everything down the sink thinking it can handle it, it won’t.…

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4 Essential Tips To Know Before You Do A Bathroom Renovation

Posted by on January 16/2014 | 0 Comments

Doing A Bathroom Renovation? So, you’re tired of your bathroom and want to do a bathroom renovation. It’s time to grab the sledgehammer. There are a few considerations to keep in mind before starting. Before you tear everything down, use our tips to ensure that your bathroom functions as well as it looks. Go With Quality When tallying up the entire cost, it may seem financially secure to go with lower quality for a better price. This could cost you down the road, so when you’re thinking about renovating, choose quality parts for pipes and fixtures. Plumbing problems are commonly due to parts that just aren’t up to the task, and your renovation could end up costing you much more than you thought it would. Soak In The Tub When you’re out shopping around for you bath tubs, don’t be afraid to get in and go for a soak. You…

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Perks Of An High Efficient Toilet For Your Home

Posted by on January 08/2014 | 1 Comments

Advantages To An Efficient Toilet An efficient toilet means more than just flushing properly. There are environmental advantages to them as well. Some people look at high-efficiency toilets and wonder whether they can really get the job done. That’s an understandable concern. No one wants a toilet that can’t flush properly. The truth is that high-efficiency toilets are designed to work just as well as regular toilets. In fact, they offer several benefits that might convince you to replace your old toilet. Use Less Water High-efficiency toilets use less water than traditional designs. The amount that you save depends on the specific model that you purchase. Many of the latest models use less than five liters of water per flush. Why should you care how much water your toilet uses? There are a few reasons. using less water means you pay lower utility bills high-efficiency toilets put less stress on…

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