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Check back frequently to see what’s new at EZ Plumbing’s blog. We offer tips, debunk myths, and offer sound advice on your plumbing, drain cleaning, heating, and gas fitting needs. If you have any questions about what you find on our blog or would like to hire EZ Plumbing, contact us! We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Recent Blog Entries

  • Signs of hot water tank replacement in edmonton
    25/10/2016
    8 Signs Your Hot Water Tank Needs to Be Replaced

    A nice, hot morning shower. It’s how Canada wakes up and starts the day. But if you’re having problems with your hot water tank, you may end up having more cold showers than you’d like. Keep reading for eight signs that your tank is on its way out.


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  • 11/10/2016
    Sanitation SOS: How to Maintain Safe Sanitation in Emergencies

    Your health depends on proper sanitation. During natural disasters and intense emergencies, people lack proper waste disposal methods and infectious diseases quickly spread. The microorganisms contained in human waste can easily enter—and damage—the body through contaminated water and food.


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  • 11/10/2016
    The Downsides of Drain Cleaner

    Your morning shower helps wake you up and get ready for the day, but that daily hygiene habit becomes annoying and dangerous when you do it in standing water. If the shower's drain is clogged, the water backs up and covers your feet. In those conditions, you could easily slip or fall. And even if you don't, it's unpleasant to have dirty water sloshing around your feet.


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  • 11/10/2016
    Furnace Features That Combat Health Issues

    Alberta residents cannot live comfortably through the winter without a furnace. For example, Edmonton's coldest month is January when average temperatures range from lows of -19 to highs of -8 degrees Celsius (-2 to 17.6 degrees Fahrenheit). With those frigid temperatures outside, Albertans need a well-functioning furnace to create a cozy home where they can escape the cold.


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  • 11/10/2016
    12 Tips to Conserve Water at Home

    Many people think that conserving water requires a significant investment. They might think about installing new ENERGY STAR–rated appliances, using rain barrels, or buying new on-demand tankless water heaters. While all these options represent great ways to reduce water consumption (and they often save you a lot of money over time), you can also employ small, simple strategies to conserve your water usage.


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  • 11/10/2016
    Prepare Your Plumbing for Guests, Part 2: Bathroom

    Your sister, her husband, and their kids will arrive next week. As excited as you feel to host their growing family, you worry about how your plumbing will handle washing more hands, flushing more waste, and draining more bathwater.


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  • 11/10/2016
    Prepare Your Plumbing for Guests, Part 1: Kitchen

    Your sister and brother-in-law plan to come to town for a visit, along with their small army of children. Of course you offer up your guest bedroom and camp cots for their stay. As the date approaches though, you notice how slowly your sinks drain, how quickly the hot water runs out in the kitchen, and how particularly your garbage disposal behaves.


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  • 11/10/2016
    What You Should Know About Radiant Boiler Systems

    How much do you know about your current heating system? If you live in an older or historic home, maybe you rely on your radiator each winter. Or, perhaps you live in a newer home with a traditional forced-air furnace.


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  • 11/10/2016
    3 Steps to Dealing with Ceiling Leaks

    As a homeowner, you're familiar with the feeling of dread that settles in your stomach when you look up to see a leaky, yellow patch in the ceiling. Your mind immediately leaps to the cost of the damage and repairs. You probably also wonder how you'll locate the source of the leak, and how to stop the leaking once you've found it.


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  • Woman calling for emergency plumbing
    11/10/2016
    24 Hr Emergency Plumbing Services in Edmonton

    Water supply, heat and sanitation are crucial components to any residential or commercial property. These little drains, fixtures, pipes and fittings may not seem like a big deal but they make all the difference when they go awry.


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  • 11/10/2016
    How High-Tech Thermostats Can Save You Money

    Your home's heating and cooling systems may be behind the scenes, but they influence your happiness at home as much or more than a cozy couch and well-painted walls. Like Goldilocks and the three bears, you don't want to be too cold or too hot.


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  • 11/10/2016
    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before a Bathroom Remodel

    At home, you spend most of your time somewhere other than your bathroom. Bathrooms are functional spaces, so most people don't linger in them longer than the time it takes to brush their teeth or wash their hands.


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  • 11/10/2016
    Winter Wonderland Grilling

    You shake the snow from your gloves, kick the built-up ice off your boots, and head inside after your daily snow shoveling routine. Your stomach rumbles and your mind concocts images of a warm gourmet meal you hope is waiting on your dinner plate. You round the corner and sit down at the kitchen table. Soup again.


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  • 11/10/2016
    Frozen Pipe Prevention 101

    During the 2013 - 2014 North American cold wave, North America experienced one of the most extreme winters to date. The cold wave was caused by southward shifts of the North Polar Vortex and led to record-low temperatures, road closures, flight cancellations, power outages, frozen pipes, and flooded houses. Some homeowners were trapped inside for days at a time, without functioning heat or plumbing.


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  • 11/10/2016
    How to Avoid These Four Household Disasters

    When you own your own home, you can tailor the space to fit your personality. You can also choose how much you want to spend in upkeep. Many homeowners focus more on making a home look nice than they do making sure it will last for the next generation. They usually wait for a problem to become serious before they make any changes.


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  • 11/10/2016
    No More Cold Showers: How to Fix Your Hot Water Problems for Good

    When you struggle to wake up in the morning, a nice hot shower is a great way to start your day. So when you step in the shower and find freezing water instead of steamy luxury, it can make you want to call the day a loss and crawl right back in bed.


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  • 11/10/2016
    The Beginner’s Guide to Clogged Toilets

    It’s your worst nightmare. As a guest in someone’s home, you try to flush their toilet, only to be met with a rising water level that is now threatening to spill over. You reach behind the horrible thing and shut off the water valve just in time to stop an overflow, but now you’re left with a toilet filled to the brim with dirty water.


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  • 11/10/2016
    7 Ways to Clog Your Garbage Disposal

    A garbage disposal is a must-have in any kitchen. It’s perfect for easy cleanup, and when used properly it can keep your drains clear of food. However, a garbage disposal is not a chainsaw – it doesn’t chop through everything!


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  • 11/10/2016
    The Root of the Problem: Your Trees Are Slowing Your Drains

    Spring and summer are a wonderful time. You don’t have to scrape ice from your windshield before work or shovel snow. It’s prettier too, with flowers and trees in bloom and growing again.


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  • 11/10/2016
    How to Conserve Water This Summer

    Water preservation has become increasingly important in recent decades. As a homeowner, you know you should conserve water as much as possible, especially in the summer. But how do you go about doing so? Many water-saving solutions are inexpensive or free. Follow these tips this summer to save your water and your money.


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  • 11/10/2016
    Energy Myths Exposed: Are You REALLY Saving Money?

    “Ready, set, save!” are the three little words every penny-pinching homeowner hopes to adhere to. In today’s world, nickels and dimes add up fast. This is why our modern mentality revolves around one very important object: cash. We need cash.


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  • 11/10/2016
    How to Know If You Smell Sewer Gas—or Something Worse

    You and your family just returned home from vacation. You're tired, but happy to be home. As you turn the doorknob and go inside, you smell an unpleasant, sulfuric odour. Is it your sewer drain, or some other problem? You feel unsure.


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  • 11/10/2016
    Is a Walk-In Bath Right for You?

    If you already have a hard time getting around, whether from age or disability, you don’t want to worry about bath safety too. But a bathtub’s soothingly warm water is much harder to enjoy when you worry about slipping and falling when you enter or exit the tub...read more.


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  • Clogged Drain
    11/10/2016
    Avoid Drain Clogs By Never Tossing These Common Items in the Sink or Toilet

    Drains are fantastic modern marvels but they do have a number of intolerances. If you insist on forcing stuffs down them that they have a natural aversion towards, eventually you’ll pay the price. Clogged drains stink—sometimes quite literally. However, the majority of blockages our Edmonton plumbers get summoned to fix can easily be prevented. Avoid throwing these items in your sinks and toilets and you may never again require professional drain cleaning or a plumbing contractor in Edmonton.


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  • Clogged Drain
    11/10/2016
    Plumbing Maintenance Guidelines for Summertime Cleaning

    Summer is officially here. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and the days are getting longer. If you haven’t already, it’s time to get cracking on your summer-cleaning. As you’re going about your home scrubbing and scouring, purging and ordering, don’t forget to give your plumbing some attention. Companies in Edmonton like ours will tell you that preventative action can help ensure your pipes, drains, and other plumbing is in good working order for the rest of the year.


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  • Woman on Phone
    11/10/2016
    Simple Solutions to 5 Common Commercial Plumbing Problems

    There’s nothing like a plumbing problem to interrupt the normal flow of business. But don’t let embarrassing drain difficulties ruin your reputation. Keep reading to learn more about five common commercial plumbing problems and the solutions that plumbing contractors in Edmonton recommend.


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