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

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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Common Drain and Sewer Problems We Can Take Care Of

Monday, March 20th, 2023

When you think of plumbing needs, you probably think about the pipes and fixtures inside the walls of your home. But there can also be drain and sewer problems outside of your home that have negative consequences for your home and family. The good news is, our team handles all of the above–and then some!

So, if you need drain cleaning in Calgary, give us a call. We can help with all of your plumbing needs, big or small. If you think that you’re having a drain or sewer problem at your house, keep reading to learn more about common issues that we see in the area.

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Skip Drain Cleaning Chemicals, Because This is What They Really Cost You

Monday, February 20th, 2023

When you have a tough drain clog, you may be tempted to make a quick trip to your local hardware store to pick up an over-the-counter drain cleaner and take care of the problem yourself. Why involve a professional plumber, when you have resources at your fingertips?

Some clogs are DIY jobs, and others need the help of a professional. No matter what the case, you want to skip the drain cleaning chemicals at all costs. There are other methods for cleaning out your drains, and getting rid of clogs. And if you need plumbers in Calgary, our team is always here to help. 

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What Is Hard Water and Why Is It a Problem?

Monday, February 6th, 2023

If your home has hard water, it means that your water has high mineral content. Your water may have higher or lower mineral content. The more minerals that are present, the worse the water is for your home. In Canada, the highest concentration of hard water is in Ontario, but that doesn’t mean our area is not affected to some degree as well. 

Keep in mind that many people don’t think hard water has a taste, and it is not necessarily bad for your health. But hard water can stain your faucets and sinks, and damage your plumbing. If you suspect that you have hard water, you may need help from expert Okotoks plumbers – and that’s us! Keep reading to learn how you can address hard water and protect your home’s plumbing. 

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What Are The Qualities of a Great Plumber?

Monday, January 9th, 2023
Technician servicing an hot-water heater

If your home has a plumbing problem, you want an expert to fix it. But doing a search online is not enough to find a plumbing expert. You can easily find dozens of results with plumbers in your area who claim to be experts. 

How do you choose the right person for the job? Well, if you need a plumber in Calgary, you could start by calling us. But if you’re wondering what the qualities of a great plumber are, you can keep reading and do your own research to learn more.

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Call an Emergency Plumber If…

Monday, November 28th, 2022

You’ve faced plumbing problems before, and you may prefer to try DIY fixes before making the call to a plumber. But do you know when a plumbing problem is bad enough to qualify as an emergency? You don’t have to be standing in a puddle of water for your leak or another issue to be an emergency situation.

In fact, there are quite a few reasons that you’d want to call an emergency plumber to come to take a look at your home. Whether your plumbing problem is big or small, when you need an emergency plumber in Calgary, our team is here to help. If you’re not sure what requires a call to an emergency plumber, just keep reading to learn more.

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The Power of Professional Drain Cleaning

Monday, November 14th, 2022

The plumbing in your home is designed to last for nearly an entire lifetime, but that doesn’t exempt it from problems here and there. And drain clogs are perhaps the most common plumbing problem that our technicians run into. If you’ve ever had a drain clog, you may have attempted to fix it yourself. But have you ever considered scheduling a professional drain cleaning? 

If you have persistent drain clogs, they may require more than just your hardware store solutions. Especially when you consider that there may be a bigger problem that needs to be addressed. If you have a stubborn drain clog and need 24-hour plumbing in Calgary, AB, our team can help. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of professional drain cleaning. 

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When Is a Plumbing Problem an Emergency?

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Unfortunately there isn’t a way to predict exactly when you’ll have a plumbing emergency. That’s why it’s called an emergency! Even when you pay close attention to how your plumbing is working, surprises can still pop up. This is because so much of your plumbing – pipes and other fixtures – aren’t visible in your walls, attic, or under your home.

And we all know that plumbing emergencies don’t happen when it’s convenient. They happen when you’re getting in the shower before going to work for the day, or after you come home from work and don’t realize something has been leaking all day long. If you need services for emergency plumbing in Calgary, AB, our team can help. In the meantime, you can learn what constitutes a true plumbing emergency and what isn’t a true emergency.

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