Calgary General Plumbing / Help and Tips

28 Apr

Smartphones in the Washroom

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 505 Views

Do you use your smartphone in the washroom? A lot of people do, and their collective habits make for quite the interesting infographic...

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17 Mar

What to Do About a Burst Water Pipe

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 1820 Views

One of the top reasons why your Calgary home may experience a burst water pipe is because a pipe has frozen and the water pressure inside has nowhere to go.Water from a burst pipe can cause damage to your home very quickly.

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06 Jan

Infographic on Preventing Plumbing Emergencies

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 316 Views

While some plumbing disasters are simply bad luck, many are preventable with regular inspection and proper maintenance. Beacon Plumbing in Seattle prepared this helpful infographic outlining some of the basic things that you can do to extend the life of your home plumbing systems...

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09 Dec

Backflow Prevention Tips

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 2366 Views

If you’re looking to learn something new about plumbing and are unfamiliar with what back-flow is, you’re in the right place. Here you can learn what back-flow is and all about back-flow prevention from your local Calgary plumbing experts.

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11 Nov

How to Control Your Bathroom Remodeling Costs

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 1615 Views

It has been said that the most expensive remodels you will finance in your home are the kitchen and the bathroom. Often this doesn't have to be the case. In fact, if you follow these five steps from our Calgary plumbing experts for bathroom remodeling, you can actually increase your home’s value substantially without breaking the bank.

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28 Oct

A Short History of Mario

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 367 Views

Nintendo’s Mario is perhaps the most iconic, most well-known plumber of all-time, even though its dubious that he ever does any actual plumbing...

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30 Sep

The History of Plumbing

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 1687 Views

Ever wondered what plumbing was like long before the modern plumbing system came along? The history of plumbing begins with the early flourishing civilizations like Rome and China. They had the same needs as we do today: drinkable water and a way to drain waste and dirty water.

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05 Aug

5 Money Saving Plumbing Techniques

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 1665 Views

Ever wonder what kinds of plumbing tips the experts would give you if they could? In this section, we give you the top five money-saving plumbing tips straight from the plumbers themselves.

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08 Jul

Glossary of Commonly Used Plumbing Terms

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 1625 Views

When a tech from a Calgary plumbing and heating company talks to you about your system, you may find yourself feeling like you are at a disadvantage. You are not alone. Just like any other profession, there is a special language that plumbers and HVAC techs use to discuss the plumbing and heating in your home.

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15 Apr

Detecting Invisible Leaks

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 1416 Views

A dripping tap is usually easy to spot. At some point, when the house is quiet, there will be the recurring sound of water falling drop by leaky drop. Yet, how do plumbing professionals such as The Gentlemen Plumbers identify leaky pipes buried in concrete and/or earth which ooze invisibly?

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18 Mar

DIY Plumbing Tips

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 2142 Views

With the invention of Pinterest, everyone with the internet is trying to do more things themselves to save money and learn new skills. Below are a few DIY plumbing tips so that you can be on your way to learning all about home ownership and plumbing.

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19 Feb

Announcing Our First Video Game

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 310 Views

With our proven track record of quality residential plumbing and heating, we at the Gentlemen Plumbers are excited to announce our expansion in a new industry: Video games.

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05 Feb

Summer Plumbing Tips

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 55 Views

There are several things you can do to lower your Calgary plumbing and heating operating costs. From reducing your water usage to opting for more energy efficient products, these are some great ideas you can implement in your own home to save money throughout the year.

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22 Jan

How to Clean the Evaporator Coils on your AC

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 3796 Views

When it comes to your heating or cooling system, proper maintenance is a good way to ensure a long and fully-functioning life for your unit. If you have a Calgary air conditioning unit, it's a good idea to have evaporator coils cleaned at least every three months.

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25 Dec

Smelly Water Solution

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 1560 Views

Smelly water emitting from your pipes can put a damper on your desire to cook, bathe, or do anything else that involves water. Smelly water coming from your pipes is typically a sign that you need to call your plumber in Calgary.

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16 Oct

World Plumbing Day

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 1218 Views

Did you know that March 11, 2014 is World Plumbing Day? As part of their activities, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) is sponsoring...

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02 Oct

How to Install a Shower Faucet

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 1610 Views

As a do-it-yourself-er, you might be ready to take on the job of installing your shower faucet. For some people, the task will be relatively easy. The ease with which the faucet is installed depends highly on your plumbing system and how intricate the faucet is.

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07 Aug

Summer Plumbing Tips

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 1695 Views

One of the biggest fears about the harsh Calgary winters is that the pipes will freeze up in the cold weather and burst.

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15 May

Leaks and Mould

By Brham Trim (Calgary) General Plumbing 1015 Views

The Canadian Lung Association (CAL) says that indoor air quality is an important factor in maintaining good health. In their article entitled, “Pollution & air quality”, CAL reminds us that excess water (in the forms of moisture and humidity) creates a mould-friendly environment. It is also conducive to the growth of dust mites.

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