Sunday, 30 November 2014
Your drains play an integral part in keeping your home safe and clean. It is imperative that they function well all the way down to the sewer line. Not maintaining your drains and sewage system regularly, with the help of an experienced Aurora drain cleaning service like Harris Plumbing Inc., may result in health risks and home threats stemming from sewage backups and overflows. E. Coli infection One of the diseases you can catch from sewage backup is E. coli infection, as contributor China Zmuida describes, in an article for eHow:
Friday, 28 November 2014
When you live in Canada’s York region, hard water is a reality that needs to be taken into account in plumbing for Aurora and Newmarket homes. Considering the 17 grains per gallon (gpg) of water in Aurora and the 10.5 gpg in Newmarket, the water in both towns are considered hard water. With that level of hardness, you’ll need to take some special measures to soften the water entering your home. Why the need for water softening? Hard water can affect a lot of aspects in your life negatively. For example, your clothing would have a shorter lifespan, as a Wisegeek article points out:
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Each year, over thousands of tonnes of pumpkins are produced in Canada, many of which are carved into jack-o’-lanterns during the Halloween season. That’s a lot of leftover pulp! As you can imagine, most homeowners get rid of their excess pulp through their kitchen sinks, and that’s why many Aurora plumbers spend several autumn days removing pumpkin pulp from clogged household drains long after the Halloween season has ended. Is your drain clogged yet? If pumpkin pulp is now coursing through your plumbing pipes, no need to panic yet—there are steps you can take to prevent clogs from happening. One very effective tip is to pour ½ cup of baking soda down your sink, followed by ½ cup of white vinegar. The two will produce an acidic reaction that would eat away at the pumpkin pulp that may have accumulated down in the pipes. After a few minutes, follow this up with a cup of lemon juice to eliminate any foul odor from the drain.
Monday, 24 November 2014
Canadian residents should be well aware that their home’s pipeline is subject to the wear and tear not only brought about by external factors such as the elements, but also by the type of water that courses through it. Indeed, there is one particular type of water that is harmful to plumbing systems anywhere: hard water. What is Hard Water? Hard water has a high concentration of various minerals. This type of water usually comes from rain that has accumulated and dissolved different minerals such as calcium, manganese, and magnesium carbonate as it drops from the air and into the drains. Generally, hard water is drinkable, but it can cause a multitude of problems to the piping system of one’s house, as described by a WiseGeek.com article: