Category Archives: Professional Plumber

4 Steps to Insulate Your Heating Pipes

4 Steps to Insulate Your Heating Pipes   Summary Focus on the different solutions Step 1: Clean the pipes Step 2: Take measurements Step 3: Cut out the sleeves Step 4: Case 1: Install insulation on straight and curved sections Step 4: Case 2: Install insulation on T-fittings Step 4: Case 3: Insulate at wall penetrations Insulating your heating pipes allows you to make significant energy savings. Indeed, the hot water loses up to 20% of its calories between the heater and the radiators. Therefore, insulating heating pipes is necessary, especially in cold rooms (laundry room, cellar, basement). Different techniques exist depending on the configuration of your installation. Focus on the different solutions Different solutions exist to seal your heating pipes. Each more or less adapted to the installation’s constraints and the search for efficiency. The insulating tape: comes in the form of a roll and is easily wrapped around the…

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green

Now more than ever, more and more of us what to adopt more sustainable ways of living, and one way to do this are to upgrade your home’s plumbing system. According to a recent Forbes study, about 77% of Americans want to learn how to live more sustainably, and finally, people are starting to take global warming seriously. Green plumbing might be the plumbing solution of the future as it is a more sustainable way of living your life and makes this a hell of a lot easier. So, without further ado, let’s dive further into this blog and learn some things that everyone should know about green plumbing. What is green plumbing? Also known as ecological plumbing, it is a plumbing system that helps your home conserve water and energy by using a variety of efficient fixtures and plumbing methods. Traditional bathroom fixtures are notorious for being inefficient, and as…

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plumbing

Getting the plumbing right is one of the most essential things in your construction or renovation project. Plumbing is a sector of activity that includes several works. It includes the water supply and heating system. In order to do your plumbing properly, should you do it yourself or hire a plumber? It should be noted the installation of sanitary equipment and bathroom circuits. Moreover, the success of these works depends on a number of strict steps to be respected. So, without further ado, let’s dive further into this blog and learn more about plumbing. 1. Proceed to the establishment of the plan for your installation The first step is to draw up a plan for your installation. This will allow you to overview all the work to be done and make a successful estimate. First, you need to draw the floor plan of the enclosure on paper. If it is a…

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plumb

This article is here to burst your bubble about the world of plumbing, and there are many things you are doing that are counterintuitive. The thing about plumbing is that everyone thinks it’s a simple job, granted something you can DIY yourself, but the more complicated things should be left to the professional if you ask my humble opinion.  Plumbing isn’t something that most of us have much knowledge of, and we should leave it to the professional rather than believing everything we see on the internet. This line is blurred when you start adding myth into the mix. So without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and bust some of the common misconceptions and myths about plumbing. Myth 1- You can flush items that say they are flushable Well, you can, but you aren’t recommended to do this as they will just contaminate the water source and even cause…

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electrician

Electricians come in handy when it comes to electrical work. When getting work done for your home, you can never trust just anybody because they are going to enter the sanctity of your safe space, and you need to hire someone who knows what they are doing. Electricity is not to be played with, and it isn’t something that you can DIY yourself because a lot can go wrong here. Hiring a professional electrician is the way to go whenever you have something to fix in your home, and this is the smartest and safest choice you can make. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you should know before hiring a new electrician. 1. Insurance and license Not everyone can become a licensed professional; a lot of training and study goes behind this. So, hiring a licensed electrician doesn’t mean that there will…

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Bathroom Installation

Safety Standards to Follow in Bathroom Installation Summary Bathroom safety: electricity Bathroom safety: floors and walls Bathroom safety: accessories Bathroom safety: water temperature A bathroom is a place dedicated to relaxation and well-being. To keep it that way, you must respect safety rules for electricity such as humidity, water temperature, or storage. Let’s take a closer look below. Safety in the bathroom: electricity Water and electricity do not mix well. Electrical safety rules are therefore stringent in bathrooms. The (NEC) – NFPA standard defines 4 electrical safety volumes. Volume 0 corresponds to the shower or bathtub itself. Except for those directly integrated into some shower cubicles, no electrical appliance is allowed. Volume 1 corresponds in width to the dimensions of the shower or bathtub up to 2.25 m high. Only waterproof (IPX4) lighting fixtures and extra-low voltage switches (12 V) are allowed. Volume 2 adds 0.6 m to the width of volume…

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plumbing

About a trillion gallons of water are wasted in the United States annually due to plumbing problems; this is the equivalent of 40 million swimming pools. It is crazy how much it is and how it is easy to fix these even without the help of a plumber. However, if you feel that you are not apt for the job, it’s better to contact a plumber as you might cause even more damage. We will teach you the basics of plumbing and guide you to make it easier. Most leaks can be solved with a quick wrench tap and some basics. Some may feel that residential plumbing is tricky, but it can be made easy with the correct guide, and your wallet will thank you. This article will go through different parts that make up your pipe system; you will also know what problems you can solve yourself are and…

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green

There are many things you need to know before hiring a plumber. Just like letting a stranger into your home, you need to be careful in choosing your plumber. I don’t know anything about plumbing, and I’m not necessarily good with my hands. The perfect plumber should meet all of your requirements, and you should hire someone not because they are known in the area but you should hire someone who is experienced but knows what they are doing. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you need to know before hiring a plumber. 1. Call a professional plumber Although it is sometimes tempting to repair, renovate or install the plumbing in your home, the risk involved far outweighs the benefits of doing it yourself. Whether you are a novice or a black belt in DIY, no one is safe from mistakes. Between…

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hard water

Hard water can be an expensive condition to live in. When dissolved minerals in the water react with heat in your home’s pipes, scale and buildup form, causing damage to your pipes, appliances, and fixtures. Rainwater is pure and devoid of minerals or soft water when it falls as rain. As it passes through the ground, calcium and magnesium are gathered. Water that has accumulated many minerals is called hard water. Hard water isn’t bad for your health, but it is bad for your house. A water softener treats hard water by eliminating the minerals that cause it using an ion-exchange process. The resin within the system traps mineral ions that cause hardness and damage to your property and exchanges them for sodium and potassium ions. How To Know If You Have Hard Water A hard water area covers over 85% of the United States. You may have hard water…

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Tips on Choosing Your Flush-Mounted Shower Tray Contents – Why choose an inset shower tray? – How to choose an inset shower tray? – Flush-mounted shower tray: prices and points of sale The flush-mounted shower tray allows access to the shower without climbing over a step. Positioned level with the floor, it is as stylish as practical, but it is more complex to install than a drop-in tray. Find out why and how to choose one. Why choose a flush-mounted shower tray? Features This type of shower tray is embedded in the floor or, more rarely, in a base made of polystyrene to be tiled, bricks, or cinder block. You can choose the recessed shower tray for its aesthetic appeal, the impression of space it gives to the shower, and ease of use. It is ideal for children and people with reduced mobility with no steps to climb. Note: the flush-mounted…

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