Ace Plumbing and Heating Blog: Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

Regular Drain Cleaning Benefits

Monday, February 19th, 2024

Drain clogs don’t just pop up overnight. They develop very slowly over time. First, a few particles cling to the insides of your pipes. Then these particles attract more and more until a clog is big enough to block water flow in your drains. 

Regular drain cleaning is the best way to stay ahead of tough clogs and prevent them from ever happening in the first place. You can give our team a call to schedule your drain cleaning service today. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of investing in regular drain cleaning.

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Scary Water Shortage! Save The Snowpack! Action Needed Now!

Monday, January 29th, 2024
Image of Jack De Vetten the professer of plumbing talking about the coming scary water shortage

Scary Water Shortage!

Today, Jack Devetten, The Professor of Plumbing, is addressing three issues that are showing up in the media daily. He is going give insights about the coming scary water shortage and explain the consequences unless we all do our part to help save the snowpack and glaciers.

This has been made clear on the news, on social media, and in government agencies. All talking climate change, drought, and a looming water shortage crisis. Those of us who have lived in the Calgary area for a long time can agree that the amount of snow accumulation in the higher elevations of the mountains is significantly less. And that the snow seems to disappear more quickly and much sooner than before.

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Tips on Winterizing Your Pipes for Winter

Monday, December 25th, 2023

One of the best things you can do for your home ahead of winter is winterizing your plumbing system. Frozen pipes are a problem you never want to deal with. Aside from the inconvenience of not being able to access water, you also risk pipes bursting as the frozen water expands. Luckily, it’s something you can prevent entirely.

You just need the help of an expert plumber in Okotoks, AB. No matter what your plumbing needs, from help winterizing your home to addressing frozen pipes if they do happen, we are here to help. You can keep reading for tips on winterizing your home’s plumbing system to prevent frozen pipes as temperatures drop.

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Avoid a Clogged Drain on Christmas and New Year’s

Monday, December 11th, 2023

Plumbing problems are never fun to deal with, but during the holiday season it’s even worse. You already have more going on than usual, and a clogged drain can really put a damper on your holiday spirit. While you may be frustrated, clogged drains are actually very common at this time of the year.

Our team is always here to help, even during the holiday season. We know that plumbing problems don’t sleep and can happen at the most inconvenient times. You can keep reading to learn our tips for preventing dream clogs now and all year long. Then give our team a call if you have a clogged drain in Okotoks, AB.

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Avoid A Plumbing Nightmare this Halloween

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Plumbing problems can sneak up on you and cause surprise. Plumbing problems are not always super obvious until they absolutely have to be addressed. However, there are usually some early signs that you can identify if you pay close attention to the plumbing in your home.

Noticing any of the signs outlined below means that you need to schedule drain cleaning in Calgary, AB. You can keep reading to learn more about common drain problems we see and the early signs of each one. If you have concerns about your plumbing, give us a call sooner rather than later to avoid a plumbing nightmare.

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Plumbers Do That? 3 Services A Plumber Can Do

Monday, September 18th, 2023

When you think about plumbers, you probably think about having someone make repairs to the pipes and faucets in your home. But professional plumbers can do a lot more than that. In fact, you might just be surprised about some of the times that you need to call a plumbing professional.

If you’ve been searching for plumbers in Calgary, AB, you’ve reached the right place. You can keep reading to learn more about the many services that our plumbers offer. Then give us a call to schedule your appointment for any of these needs.

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Strangest Things Found in Drains & Plumbing

Monday, August 7th, 2023

While you never want to face a drain clog, most of them are easy to break down and get your plumbing working again the way it should. But there are some times that we face very unusual clogs that are caused by less obvious objects. Thing that will make you wonder how such an object ever got into your drains. 

If you have been searching for plumbers in Okotoks because of a tough clog in your drain, you’ve reached the right team. You can keep reading to learn more about some of the unusual causes for drain clogs, and how our technicians can help get to the root of the problem and find a solution.

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Polybutylene (Poly B) Piping and Homeowners’ Insurance

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

Some Calgary homeowners have received notification from their homeowner’s insurance companies about Poly B or polybutylene pipes. The information generally conveys that repairs or damage caused by Poly B pipes may not be covered by the insurance company.

Many houses in this area that were built from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s utilized Poly B piping. Due to flaws in the manufacturing, they are likely to leak. If you’ve ever had one repair because of Poly B piping, you’re likely to have more issues. 

The pipes in your home have a big job, bringing fresh water to appliances and fixtures throughout the house and carrying wastewater out to the sewer lines and municipal sewer system. If a leak or a broken pipe were to develop, it has the potential to cause major damage that can be expensive to repair. If it’s possible your homeowner’s insurance won’t cover this, that’s a major risk.

That’s why we recommend whole home repiping for homes that have Poly B pipes. Although repiping is a big job, it’s an investment in your property. You’ll also get peace of mind knowing that your home and belongings won’t suffer from major water damage in the event of a burst pipe. 

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Signs it’s Time for Professional Drain Cleaning Services

Monday, April 17th, 2023

No matter how well you take care of your plumbing, eventually you’ll have to schedule a professional service. It may be for a plumbing repair or some other need. But there is a plumbing service that you can invest in that is preventative and that’s professional drain cleaning services.

You can even consider us the all-in-one solution in Okotoks for plumbing and heating. No matter what the problem is, we can help. But ideally, you want to stay ahead of problems. Keep reading to learn more about the warning signs that can indicate you need to schedule a professional drain cleaning now before your plumbing problems get worse. 

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Most Common Bathroom Sink Clogs and How to Fix Them

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

If your bathroom sink is persistently getting clogged, you may be tired of using things such as drain cleaners or plumbing snakes that seem to only help temporarily. Instead, you want to solve the bigger problem. The good news is, we have a team who are experts at plumbing and heating in Calgary, and we’re always here to help your family.

First, you want to find the reason for the persistent clogs and solve it. Then, you want to be more careful of what you’re washing down your drains. You can keep reading to learn more about bathroom sink clogs as well as ways to fix and prevent them from happening again.

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