What does the Baker’s Dozen mean? Well, in baking terms it means you get more than you asked. You some extra delicious treat. Instead of 12 you get 13 or 14 of the item you’ve purchased.
At Baker Plumbing Inc we take that exact same philosophy and apply to our trade. Not only do you get experience, reliable service and years of knowledge and training when you call Baker. You also get dedication, a smile and an attitude towards you project even your Dad would be proud of.
At Baker Plumbing we strive every day to provide our clients with the best products, the best service and of course the best attitude.
We use nothing but the best tools and equipment to get the job done quickly. We take the best training from industry experts that make and distribute the best products.
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They are few things worse than dealing with Grease traps. No matter when or where or how religiously maintained these beasts are always filthy and nasty. And yet they must be maintained on a strict and regular basis. In Calgary, these fixtures MUST be cleaned every month or the business risks facing fines or closure. They must have their record of maintenance completed within 5′ of the appliance. It’s very serious business and one that many restaurants and other such establishments must be aware of.
What can be even worse is when a business takes it responsibility seriously and hires out this work to be done and the company hired fails to perform!! This is exactly what happened in the linked video!!
In the above example the business paid a firm for over a year to clean their traps and never once actually had the service performed!! We discovered the issue on a routine maintenance call on another matter. As a professional business and tradesmen we take our roles very seriously. We want to ensure that both the health of our clients and the operations of their businesses are well cared for. Beware of those that offer deals that seem too good to be true as they often are.
One of our most trusted brands in the grease trap world is Canplas, you learn more about them here! Canplas Grease Traps with technology that is always improving, few companies provide similar innovations and options. Check them out!!
If you have questions or need service right away don’t hesitate to reach out to Baker Plumbing and we’ll make sure the nastiest parts of your business are well cared for!!
If you have a major fix to deal with in your home, shop around for a plumber to do the work. Obtaining at least three bids helps you determine the range of the project, so you can weigh the pros and cons of price and the reputation of the plumbers. Get references and contact them.
Want to avoid frozen pipes? Prevent them easily (and and expensive call to a plumber) by disconnecting your outside hoses in the fall. Make sure to shut off the water from the inside as well. Drain the hoses and store them until the following spring.
If you constantly fuss with a loose toilet handle, it means the flap valve needs to be replaced. Instead of a plumber charging you $100 for the job, you can get the part at a hardware store for a mere $6 and install it very easily yourself. See how to fix that flap.
Plumbers Need a License
No plumber will admit that they don’t have the required license to work for you. So if you know a great plumber, but doesn’t have a license, hire them at your own risk. Licensed plumbers have proven knowledge of the local building codes and regulations, have completed a certain number of hours on the job and are insured.
While their job involves making sure your pipes work like a well-oiled machine, it doesn’t include rebuilding the wall they had to demolish to make that happen. So, while you’re going to get that water problem fixed, you’ll want to discuss in detail what kind of “mess” they might leave behind prior to the start of the project so you can plan accordingly.
Need a quick fix? If a plumber tells you he needs a week to get the part to fix your toilet or sink, don’t be too amenable if you can’t wait. There’s no shame in working with another plumber who can get the part and do the job when you need it.
Plumbers may not go out of their way to let you know that a toilet or sink can be moved. But if you’ve been working with them on a renovation and they tell you something can’t be transferred to a new space, ask them to explain to you in detail why not.
Some parts cost more than others to do the same job. If a plumber doesn’t give you an option, ask—or better yet, do your own research if you have the time. Chances are, you can use PVC pipe instead of copper and save some money. If you’re DIYing, here’s how to connect a PVC pipe to ABS pipe.
Fix a Running Toilet Cheaply by Yourself
Help! The toilet won’t stop running. It’s a bummer, sure, but not something you need to call your plumber about. In fact, DIYers should take note that this quick fix costs you just $5 in parts and materials. For instance, solve a sticking handle by spraying some lubricant where the handle meets the porcelain.
Garbage disposals usually come with an Allen key. Find a good place to store it. When the disposal jams, you can follow the directions in the owner’s manual to fix it yourself. It’s as simple as inserting and twisting.
Doing this yourself saves you the hassle and fees from a service call to the plumber. Speaking of tool storage, check out these clever tool-storage ideas.
Night or day, evenings and weekends are the moments that Baker Plumbing proves itself over and over again! Service is what we do! Service is what we focus on. Service is what matters to our client base.
We’re there when you need us, no matter the time, place or circumstances. Here when you need us!
Need a reliable, professional plumbing company that’s focus is service? Then Baker is here and ready.
Contact us today to be added to our preferred client base and ensure that when you need us, we’ll be there with you guessed it! Service!
Service. For such a simple word it sure can mean a lot of different things to different people. For sports fans, a good service is a critical part of tennis success. For the religious, a service is a ceremony of worship. For the military, it’s their employment, i.e. military service. And in other vocations it’s the length of time that they have stayed with that particular employer.
For lawyers, service is the formal delivery of legal documents such as a summons. For homeowners, it can be a utility such as gas, electricity, or water. For car owners, it’s the annual maintenance of their vehicle. And (you can tell I’m running out of steam here), it could even be a set of matching crockery of all things.
So, service can mean different things to different people. And service in the context of our Plumbing company no different.
Mission Impossible for Plumbers. Its a common theme here at Baker Plumbing. Another plumbing has come in assessed the situation and given the client all the bad news and a outrageous bill. Baker Plumbing shows up with the knowledge, skills, experience and tools to save the day.
Case in point, client wanted a second opinion and we when showed him where the drain was located he was shocked. The previous company had missed the location by almost 6 feet!!! That’s why it’s Mission Impossible for Plumbers.
It’s hard to know what is going on inside your pipes with-out an inspection. We have some of the best drain camera inspection CCTV equipment in the industry. This allows us to record video of what is happening in your pipes hundreds of feet away and explain to you exactly what is going on. We can show you video footage of the issue and diagnose the pipe problem quickly with our drain cameras. This results in a laser focused solution to the issue at hand. With-out these specialized inspection cameras, many of them developed by Ridgid equipment we would be taking a “best guess” as to where the problem is and that type of guess work is unacceptable at Baker Plumbing.
You can’t fix what you can’t look at;Baker gives you a range of options to find, see and pinpoint exactly where a problem lies with industry-leading precision. Our reels, imaging cameras, monitors, locators and recorders are designed together to work together on locates, we can provide fast and effective information about your job.
If you are experiencing a drain or pipe issue and think you need a camera inspection please give us a call. We offer 24 hours / 7 days a week (24/7) plumbing and heating services, so please call now (403) 800-3007.
In a world full of pretenders with their stock photos, pressed uniforms and canned phrases Baker Plumbing stands apart with the experience, tools and the knowledge that makes the difference. Youtube feature Slaying Drains With 65 years of said experience, we much like John Wick who is highly confident in his abilities and carried a reputation of being greatly respected and feared by many within his field. Baker Plumbing enjoys many of the same associations. John Wick the Movie
Baker Plumbing continues its growth and development as a family owned plumbing service contractor. With the addition of Isaiah and Peter to the ranks, the 4th generation of plumbing in Calgary is well under way. Isaiah is months away from completing his journeyman’s ticket, only delayed by the COVID_19 shutdown. Pete’s freshly back from an LDS service mission the Philippines (and yes, he’s fully fluent in Tagalog) so test him if you’d like! We’re very pleased and excited that our scope of work and our ability to diversify is expanding!
With the ability to service both large and small commercial businesses and with a strong and vibrant residential client list. Baker serves not only Calgary and area but Lethbridge, Airdrie, High River, Okotoks, Bragg Creek, Springbank, Priddis and many others. From drain cleaning, emergency plumbing services, HVAC and furnace repairs to boiler maintenance, back flow or cross connection testing. If you need a 24 hour plumber in Calgary, we can tackle any project.
See what over 65 years of knowledge, experience and skills can bring to your project,
When BC and Alberta plumbers collide. What could go wrong when two head strong and very experienced plumbers meet head to head. One from BC and one from Alberta? Interested in finding out the results? Watch the video above, spoiler alert the results are absolutely fabulous!!
The good and bad of social media can be debated for decades with the merits of each side validated and proven. Yet this week we understood and felt the powerful good that social media can provide with an amazing collaboration between to fantastic plumbers. When BC and Alberta plumber collide
How it happened
We been in contact with Turbo Plumbing and Heating for several years and as he was passing through Calgary to visit some family. He decided to stop in for a visit. After asking if he had work clothes and steel toes, we immediately put him to work!! Watch the video above and watch in real time as Robbie puts Baker’s latest J-man and young apprentice through the paces of a pipe replacement. In the particular job we use 3 of 4 methods of joining pipe. First and my personal favorite, Victaulic, next is the latest tech and the use of Press tech.Finally we use the tired and true, mechanical threading. We could have used solder as well but considering the time we decided to skip it.
Commercial heating systems is one of the many fields that Baker Plumbing prides itself in being an expert in. As a 4th generation company you can watch the latest generation work with Rob. Completing some complex tasks in short order!!
Plumbers are expensive because it is a highly specialized trade requiring thousands of hours to master. Additionally, they make house calls meaning they spend time and money investing in vehicles, tools, equipment and gas to bring to you. They also carry insurance and have other overhead expenses. Labor shortages in the field also contribute to premium pricing.
Finding inexpensive plumbers is often a mistake. If you have a cousin or friend in the trade, they may work cheaply for you. However, it’s a highly specialized skill developed over years of training and experience. Their fees are a reflection of their skill, overhead and demand.
Commercial vs. Residential Pros
Commercial plumbers average $100 per hour. Residential plumbers average $80 per hour. Commercial contractors rarely do residential work and vice versa. Building codes, equipment and skill sets vary between the two types.
Service call fees range from $100 to $350 and usually include the first hour of work. Service calls cover a wide range of common services including clogged drains, leaking pipes and fixture repair.
Trip fees range anywhere from $50 to $300 depending on your location and the distance they need to travel. Unlike a service call, this fee is in addition to labor charges.
Minimum fees and trip charges help offset the time and materials of travelling to and from job sites. Plumbers spend much of their time travelling to a jobsite and a supply house to pick up materials for your project.
Most offer a flat fee within a certain radius of their shop with additional mileage pricing past that. Alternately, some skip the trip charge and simply charge a 1- or 2-hour minimum. So, if they spend only 15 minutes working, you’ll pay the minimum amount of time.