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Happy World Plumbing Day 2016 | A Royal Flush Is Better Than A Full House

“A Royal Flush Is Better Than A Full House!”

Did you know its World Plumbing Day!?

WPC mission statement is: “To promote the role of plumbing in improving public health and safeguarding the environment, by uniting the World Plumbing Industry, for the benefit of all.”

Join us in saying a great big THANK YOU to everyone (especially our hard working plumbers and technician’s) who work hard everyday to ensure we have clean, safe water and that our sewage continues to flow! It can be a tough and sometimes very tiring job!

As a part of World Plumbing Day and our appreciation for indoor plumbing, clean healthy water and safe sewage systems we must also remember the importance of water conservation in our daily use and taking care of our home and business plumbing systems.

A few things to remember to help conserve our water and plumbing systems!

  • Shut the water off when not in use.
  • Upgrade to a low water consumption use toilet.
  • Install a new shower head.
  • Ensure all plumbing leaks are promptly repaired.
  • Upgrade old water lines to ensure clean, proper and efficient water flow.
  • Only run your dishwasher when it is full.
  • Replace old appliances with new energy star appliances (dishwasher and washing machine).
  • Install a water softener which will clean your clothes better and rinse soap off your body, dishes and clothes easier.
  • If you notice your drains are slow or not draining properly, have this investigated before it causes a back up into your basement.
  • Space out your water usage rather than doing large amounts of laundry in one day (which can flood your septic system) space it out over the evenings of the week and only do a couple loads on the weekends.
  • Use a rain barrel to catch rain water for use in gardens.
  • Ensure you have a proper septic system – septic tank and weeping bed.
  • Know the location of your septic system and weeping bed. When your home was built there would have been a septic plan.
  • Ensure the septic tank lids are always accessible – this is especially important during the winter if you have a back up. There are risers and plastic lids that can be installed which are easier accessible at anytime of the year.
  • Check your septic tank yearly to ensure it is draining properly and pump when the sludge build up is lessening the capacity of your tank. (Approx 3-5 yrs) When in doubt always call a professional.
  • If you have a garborator in your home ensure your septic tank is pumped yearly – or if you are on a septic put your food scraps in a composter.
  • Never put any kind of grease down your drains or into your septic system.
  • If you have a septic system be careful what cleaners you use in the toilet – heavy bleach cleaners can kill micro-organisms important in breaking down and treating waste water.
  • Do not flush paper towels, baby wipes, feminine products, kitty litter, condoms or anything other than toilet paper down the toilet. Even if the product says “flushable” ! We’ve flushed out many blockages due to these “flushable wipes”!
  • Do not pour any chemicals into the septic tank – the system is designed to work with the natural biological’s which enter the tank to break down.
  • Never drive over, park on or build over top of your weeping bed. In the winter it is important to never plow the snow above your weeping bed, this will help insulate and prevent freezing in colder winters.

How does your Plumbing System Work???

Here are a few pictures to give you visual of the system!

This is a typical home septic system.

A colour coded diagram of a home’s basic plumbing system.


A home’s plumbing system coming out to the main sewer.


For those of you connected to town water and sewer,

Is your home or workplace ready for Spring! | Spring Plumbing & Heating Tips

The Home Comfort People

We will heat you up and cool you down!

12 Spring Home & HVAC Tips and Hints!
  • Clear any brush or debris away from your vents and air conditioner condenser outside.
  • Remove any debris from your eavestrough and roof. Repair any leaks in the eaves to ensure proper drainage.
  • Examine your roof to determine if any shingles were damaged or fallen off during the winter.
  • Check all exterior taps to ensure once turned on there is no leak inside or out.
  • Walk around your home and check the grading to ensure all landscaping, decking, patio stones or paving is properly slowing away from your home and safe with no cracks or broken deck boards.
  • Check all exterior electrical plugs for proper operation – if there is any damage or a plug is not working be sure to call a qualified and licensed electrician to repair.
  • Pull the lids off your septic tank (if you have one) and check to ensure the tank is properly draining. If you notice your tank has a lot of sludge in it or that your drains are gurgling or slow its time to book a septic tank pumping.
  • Pull out all furniture from walls and thoroughly vacuum and clean behind and under them.
  • Change your furnace filter and vacuum all registers and cold air returns by removing the grates and vacuuming into the duct openings.
  • Check all windows and doors (inside and out) for any cracked caulking or wood damage.
  • Check all indoor plumbing for any leaks and repair or call a professional as required. Ensure if you have a sump pump it is working properly so it is ready for the Spring thaw.
  • Check for dampness in your basement to prevent any mould or mildue growth and ensure your rooms have proper air flow.

    Arrange your Spring Cleaning and Service for your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) Equipment including your Furnace, Boiler, Water Heater, Air Conditioner, HRV, Unit Heater, Tube Heater etc…