Why You Should Schedule Annual Service of Home Heating

Having an annual service performed on your home heating is the best way to prevent expensive and inconvenient breakdowns as well as saving you money. Here are 5 reasons to have an annual home heating service before the cold sets in.

1. Prevention is always better than a cure. It is almost always less expensive to have preventative care done before you are faced with big bill for repairs. Regular service troubleshoot issues before they become larger issues.

2. Lower fuel costs. When the heating system is clean and running efficiently, it will use less fuel.

3. Reduction of wear and tear. A clean, well lubricated heating system will reduce the wear and tear on the components . This can extend the life of the parts as well as prevent breakdowns.

4. Protecting your investment . Your heating system is one of the most expensive pieces of equipment in your home. Regular maintenance can extend the life of your system.

5. Even heating. When your system becomes dirty and clogged, it can be difficult for it to heat your home evenly. Regular service can improve the comfort level within your home by ensuring that the heat is evenly distributed.

Baker Plumbing can provide you with the expertise to make sure that your system is working at its optimal level. Call us at 403-279-7554 24/7 or at info@bakerplumbing.ca and we would be happy to be of service

Water Sense Toilets

Water Sense labelled toilets include high efficiency toilets with a single flush mechanism as well as dual flush models [which use a higher volume of water for a solid flush and a lower volume for a liquid flush]

High efficiency toilets work effectively in basement settings. Research shows that performance depends upon the quality of the toilet flush design, not the amount of water used per flush or the location of the toilets.

Extensive testing has show that water efficient toilets provide more than enough water to transport waste through your home’s drain pipes to the sewer. If you find that your toilet is frequently plugged, it is more likely a sign that your drain pipes are partially or fully blocked than your toilet is not functioning properly.

New high efficiency toilets are not only practical but stylish as well. You can choose from one piece and two piece models. Baker Plumbing would be happy to guide you through the process selecting a high efficiency toilet. Contact us at 403-279-7554 or at info@bakerplumbing.ca

Should I have My Galvanized Pipes Replaced?

If your home is 50 years or older, there is a good chance that you have some galvanized pipe in your system. These steel pipes were used because they were thought to be resistant to rust due to the zinc coating on the outside of the pipes.

However, they do rust, generally from the inside out, releasing corroded metal and particles into the water supply. These particles wreak havoc on appliances and cause leaks and clogs and even contaminate drinking water.

If your home still has some galvanized pipe there is a good chance that they have outlived their life span. This type of pipe generally lasts about 40 years before it starts to corrode to the point that the pipes start to become clogged with an accumulation of the minerals and rusted pipe particles.

Some signs that you may have a problem are: decreased water pressure, rust colored water, stains on your sinks and tubs.

Baker Plumbing with over 58 years of experience can solve these problems for you. We are available 24/7 at 403-279-7554 or at info@bakerplumbing.ca. Give us a call, we will ensure that your home is in good hands.