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Trusted Saskatoon Plumber at Perfection Plumbing Verifies Plumbing Rumours

Perfection Plumbing was founded in 1996 and is locally owned and operated. They are different than any other plumbing company in the area. In 2001 they became affiliated with a national plumbing association called Plumbers Success International. Through this affiliation, they are able to bring valuable products and services to clients that they cannot obtain from any other plumbing service company in the area.

Perfection Plumbing are Trusted Saskatoon Plumbers on the Saskatoon Directory

The Plumbing Experts at Perfection Plumbing Describe Which Plumbing Rumours Are to Be Believed!


Not all rumours and myths contain a fragment of truth. Sadly, a lot of people put too much faith in hearsay, even though much of it is unsubstantiated. As a result, homeowners everywhere have come to fear events that won’t even materialize. Luckily, you can find out which myths contain some truth and which one’s lack factual basis.


#1: A Plunger is the Answer to ALL Clogged Plumbing


All earnest homeowners keep a plunger at home. These are fine to deal with minor blockage in drains and pipes. However, using a plunger is a skill that you need to learn. Too often, people inadvertently complicate the clog because they don’t properly apply the plunger, which creates an overflow. Therefore, it’s wiser to call a trusted Trusted Saskatoon plumber to deal with this issue.




#2: It's OK to Flush Anything Down the Toilet


Your toilet is not a garbage disposal. Irregularly shaped objects from the trash can get caught and cause a major blockage in the plumbing system. Similarly, the rumour that insists it’s perfectly okay to flush cat litter down the toilet is simply bilge. Animal feces may contain bacteria and parasites proving harmful to humans and the marine life via the sewage system.


#3: Clean the Bowl with Bleach Tablets


There is some truth to this myth. Putting bleach tablets in the toilet bowl does cleanse and add sparkle to your toilet. However, do not let the tablet linger in the bowl for more than 10 minutes. Prolonged exposure to bleach can destroy the plumbing system of a toilet within six months. Flush the tablet promptly and thoroughly, and remember to use only those tablets specifically designed for toilets.


#4: A Little Drip is of No Concern



According to a recent analysis performed by the Saskatchewan Watershed Authorities, Canadian households lose 1,200 litres of water every year due to a leaky faucet. That amount of water can fill as much as seven bathtubs. Aside from their drain on water supplies and the ecosystem, leaky faucets also affect your water bill. Don’t hesitate to call a trusted plumber to fix this problem right away.

Many other myths flourish undisputed, such as freshening the toilet bowl with lemon peels. Can it work? Yes, your bathroom will smell lovely. Soon after, however, you will likely be dealing with a clogged toilet. Before doing anything, rash based on myths, it’s wise to ask a plumbing service for a genuine and verifiable answer.


Plumbing Experts at Perfection Plumbing Give Advice on How to Maintain a Clean and Functional Toilet

Perfection Plumbing was founded in 1996 and is locally owned and operated. They are different than any other plumbing company in the area. In 2001 they became affiliated with a national plumbing association called Plumbers Success International. Through this affiliation, they are able to bring valuable products and services to clients that they cannot obtain from any other plumbing service company in the area.

Perfection Plumbing are Trusted Saskatoon Plumbers on the Saskatoon Directory

Here is some pro advice from the very best plumbers at Perfection Plumbing:


Pro Advice on How to Maintain a Clean, Functional Toilet From Plumbing Experts at Perfection Plumbing


A toilet might not constantly be on a homeowner’s mind, but once it becomes inoperable, it preoccupies everyone in the household and protests will be heard. Since going to the toilet is such a big part of our everyday lives, it’s only natural to miss it when trouble arises. To avoid this uncomfortable situation, you need to stay on top of things in terms of toilet maintenance.

Clean Your Toilet Daily


Any system in the world tends to experience fewer problems when kept clean. As everyone knows, toilets are the place to flush away the body’s excrement. Urine and other bodily waste are naturally filled with bacteria and, in some cases, diseases. Did you know that bacteria can be propelled as high as 1.5 metres into the air when flushed? It will then stick to the surrounding surface. The simplest way to deal with this problem is to close the toilet lid before you flush.

Dispersed bacteria may be colonizing everywhere in the bathroom, including all the toilet components: the handle, the base, and toilet seat. Bathrooms are naturally humid places, a perfect environment for bacterial growth. Using disinfectants such as bleach or vinegar to thoroughly clean all surfaces. Be careful, experts say common toilet cleaning products can cause damage that leads to leakage.



Only Flush What is Meant to be Flushed

Is it wise to flush toilet paper? In Canada, the answer is grey. You can flush toilet paper down the drain, but only in limited amounts between flushes. Otherwise, be prepared to suffer the consequences! It’s possible to suffer damages or blockages within your plumbing system because of excess toilet paper, which can eventually lead to flooding of your floor.

The Canadian government is also advocating that citizens not flush down baby wipes, even when the manufacturer insists they are flushable. In 2013, these wipes clogged the sewer system across the country to cause damages up to $250 million.

Inspect the Inner Toilet System Regularly

Keeping the outer surface of the toilet clean is easy. However, it’s the system inside that presents difficulties you cannot see. Hire a plumber to perform routine maintenance so that you can catch problems early, before they cause even bigger problems.

During maintenance, a plumber will typically check your plumbing’s condition and identify potential leaks. You will also receive personalized tips on how to perform daily cleaning and maintenance of all your toilet components. Always keep your toilet well maintained.



Jeff Bolton Owner of JOB Heating and Air Conditioning Shares why "Good Enough" Usually Isn't!

Saskatoon, if you are looking for a Trusted company to help you with your home or business Heating or Cooling system problems or to find the best and most high efficient air conditioner or furnace for your home, J.O.B Heating and Air Conditioning is who you need to call! If your family suffers from allergies a new furnace that filters and helps to eliminate those unwanted allergens will make a real difference. 

The amazing staff at J.O.B Heating & Air Conditioning will consult with you to get something that fits your exact and specific needs and budget. 



get to spend a good deal of time explaining to customers what you should ask for when choosing a contractor. We have all heard about the usual things. "Check the reviews", yes I agree that reviews are important but how many of the are legitimate? How many reviews are there because the contractor earned them and how many are there because he paid for them. How many are there because he has a disgruntled employee or a ruthless competitor and of course how many are there because they are real? 

Further to the reviews here are a few things to notice when they are in your house. What are they looking at and what questions are they asking? My Dad tells me that I have 2 ears and one mouth so it should be 2/3 listening and 1/3 talking. What that means is the contractor should be asking questions about your home but also how you live in that home? How can he or she offer you a product or service without knowing how you intend on using that product or service? In the case of an air conditioner are they looking to ensure that the unit can be placed where you would like it? Or are they looking for the most direct route that would save them time and money? Are they just automatically going to the "best" option because well its the Mercedes who wouldn't want it? In reality most of us drive  Chevy's or Fords. 



I believe that there are a couple of documents that they should show you. You should see their contractor license. In the case of heating contractors they should show you their gas licence. So many times guys hang their shingle out and say I can put that water heater in for you and the never take out a permit so the inspector never knows to go see the job. They end up making a mistake when installing it that causes you to have no hot water at the most inopportune of times.  Further to that if that contractor doesn't have a gas licence when the gas inspector issues a deficiency he has to issue it to the homeowner and if the homeowner does not correct it they could loose their gas service. 

Another document you should ask to see is their Workman's Compensation Board letter of good standing. This lets you know that they have a commitment to safety and they pay there premiums to the WCB which gives you an indication of their financial status. You should also ask to see their insurance certificate. How much coverage do they have? Is it enough to cover the worst case scenario? Check the dates, is everything you are seeing current?





If you are going to get a job done and you are researching the job and the equipment on the Internet please be careful with where you are getting that information. Is it a trusted source such as a manufacturer or a professional group or is it just some blow hard on a message board. When you are planning on researching equipment or contract work I think the best place to start is the glossary. Learn what the terms used are and mean. In the heating business we use terms such as delta T. Sounds impressive right? All it means the the difference between the supply temperature and return temperature. I've heard many contractors say "if you can't dazzle them with knowledge baffle them with BS". This can't be farther from the truth. If he can't explain what he's doing or selling in terms that you will understand then he doesn't completely get it himself. 

Now having said that sometimes in contracting there isn't absolutes, that is to say you never know what you'll find in a wall or under a cement floor. When dealing with new products the contractor will have to research it and get back to you. Don't be afraid if a contractor tells you this. This shows diligence and a commitment to getting it right the first time. 

Every job isn't going to go perfectly the best contractors are the one's that have a game plan in place to deal with problems when they arise. Having a plan means the problem gets repaired quickly and with as little disruption to the homeowner as possible. Remember even Mike Homes makes mistakes, he just gets to edit them.

- Jeff Bolton

At J.O.B Heating and Air they strive to hold up the values of Trusted Saskatoon! Find them online at www.jobheating.com or check out their listing here in the Saskatoon AIR CONDITIONING & FURNACE Directory of excellence!

J.O.B. Heating and Air Conditioning Trusted Saskatoon plumbing & HVAC pros share a real plumbing story

Saskatoon if you are looking for a Trusted company to help you with your home or business Heating or Cooling system problems or to find the best and most high efficient air conditioner or furnace for your home J.O.B. Heating & Air Conditioning is who you need to call! If your family suffers from allergies a new furnace that filters and helps to eliminate those unwanted allergens will make a real difference.

The amazing staff at J.O.B. Heating & Air Conditioning will consult with you to get something that fits your exact and specific needs and budget. With a new high efficient furnace you should cut your heating bills about 35% on average. We all love saving money!

J.O.B. Heating & Air Conditioning are SASKATOON PLUMBING, AIR CONDITIONING & SASKATOON FURNACE Experts

 

Here they share a tip on acceptable risk:

 

Recently, while doing a renovation in a very old commercial building, we found, as with a good majority of older structures, that the building had been neglected with many items falling into disrepair.  Some repairs were made incorrectly that negatively affected the structural integrity of the building. As we progressed with the reno, one item after another would crop up causing a one step forward and two steps back approach.

 

 

Two crucial steps  that affect any job are the deadline and total cost of that job. This one was no different, the deadline was fast approaching and many people’s lives were going to be negatively affected by missing this deadline. Professional contracting companies are legislated to put a high priority on safety no matter what the scenario. We attend safety courses offered by the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association or by retail suppliers to demonstrate our commitment to safety. The information we garner from the classes is very beneficial to our day to day operations. But what happens when push comes to shove and a deadline is looming, you have many hours and much material on a job that you haven't been paid for? Do you accept that there is "acceptable risk" because of the deadline or that you have money owing to you? I believe the answer to this is, no. Receiving a fine from the Government notwithstanding, I'm the person that after an accident happens will have to go and bring the wife, husband, Mother or Father to the hospital or dare I say morgue. To me this would be the hardest thing I would ever have to do in my life and if I was to ignore a safety concern because of a deadline or budget, how could I look my own family in the eye? As business owners we cannot be on every job site all the time. We rely on our supervisors and employees to bring these concerns to our attention and to deal with them promptly. As sub contractors we have an obligation to bring the safety concern to the General or building owner. But what happens when their good judgement is clouded by that looming deadline or budget restraint? Our training tells us that it doesn't matter. Work must stop and corrections must be in place to ensure the safety of all people on that job site, not just your own worker.

 

 

On this job site I mentioned, this was exactly what took place. The instructors in all the classes we have been taking said this would happen but it doesn't really prepare you for the reality when it does. I found myself with my team having an argument about what is considered safe and what measure's should be taken before we continue with work. The irony of this situation was this argument was taking place right beside a broken ladder owned by another trade or the general / owner himself. This was a metaphor for his safety plan on his job site. I had a hard decision to make, forget about the deadline and the financial cost or use "acceptable risk" and hope for the best. That's when I thought " do I want to make that call to a wife, or a new mother?" The answer was emphatically, no.

 

 

Upon reflection the valuable lesson that I learned was that safety has no price. Professional contractors of any kind believe and live this every day. Yes sometimes safety can be taken to the extreme or taken advantage of. It is the professional contractor and his commitment to ongoing learning and behavioural change that will make the correct decision when the time comes.

 

When you choose a contractor you should ask about their commitment to safety and be prepared yourself as the home owner or building owner to make the site safe. Or it could be you having to make the dreaded call to that young mother.

 

 

You can find J.O.B. Heating and Air conditioning online www.jobheating.com. Check out their listing here in the SASKATOON AIR CONDITIONING & FURNACE  and in the Saskatoon Plumbing categories on THE Saskatoon Directory of excellence..they are your Trusted boiler EXPERTS Right here in Saskatoon!

 

 

Trusted Saskatoon Plumbing Pro Perfection Plumbing tip on Myth vs Reality

Perfection Plumbing was founded in 1996 and is locally owned and operated. They are different than any other plumbing company in the area. In 2001 they became affiliated with a national plumbing association called Plumbers Success International. Through this affiliation, they are able to bring valuable products and services to clients that they cannot obtain from any other plumbing service company in the area.

Perfection Plumbing are Trusted Saskatoon Plumbers on the Saskatoon Directory

Here they share Myth vs Reality:

1. MYTH: Lemons and other citrus are perfect for your garbage disposal.
Although they produce a pleasing odor in your kitchen, lemons and citrus can damage your disposal. The citric acid in lemons and oranges corrode the metal components that make up your disposal. Instead of citric fruit, clean your disposal with ice or mild soap and warm water.

2. MYTH: As long as things are going down, my drain has no clogging issue.
Although food waste and debris may be disappearing down ...your drain and your disposal is still operating, you may have a serious clog on your hands. Early warning signs of an impending clog include a slower moving disposal or waste fragments collecting on the discharge pipe. Responding to these telltale signs of an impending clog sooner, rather than later, could save you some serious repair costs. Not sure? Call your friends at Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd. to do what they do best; wash away all of your plumbing fears and anxieties.

3. MYTH: You can use hand soap to clean plumbing fixtures.
Hand soaps contain agents that can actually cause damage to your plumbing fixtures depending on their material makeup. For your brass plumbing fixtures, use a gentle solution such as cut lemons and baking soda. For your toilet bowl, use a a reliable disinfectant to eliminate germs and prevent infection.

4. MYTH: Running water while the garbage disposal is in use will help waste travel smoothly.
There are some things that your disposal simply cannot handle, no matter the water added. Banana peels and eggshells, for example, should never be put down the disposal, as they can cause unrepairable damage to your appliance. If you must put large chunks of debris down your disposal, be sure to break them down into smaller pieces if possible and mix with water before turning on the disposal.

5. MYTH: In-tank cleaners keep your toilet fresh and clean.
No one wants to clean their toilet. In-tank cleaners seem to be the perfect solution and make your bathroom smell better. Unfortunately the easy way is not always the best way. In-tank cleaners bleach smelly build-up to eliminate odors but do not get rid of it. Eventually the build-up can wreck havoc on your plumbing. Instead of in-tank cleaners, try pouring vinegar down the overflow tube. Vinegar will both remove build-up and help eliminate unpleasant odors.

 

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