Spring Plumbing Tips

April 17, 2015 - Benjamin Dowson

Plumbers in the local area, including Action Auger, note that the vernal equinox has come and gone, and with it, the official first day of spring. What’s the forecast for our area? Continued cold with some sun and MANY chances of precipitation – almost as if there’s been no change of season at all!

However, there are signs of spring everywhere. For example, CBC News reports that the students’ Spring Break is upon us (or just right around the corner) depending where you live because the break dates in Alberta vary by region. CBC says that “students in Calgary are off March 21 to April 4, while Edmonton students are off March 31 to April 4.” (CBC News 1)

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When to Pump Out Septic Tanks

April 07, 2015 - Benjamin Dowson

A septic tank system handles and neutralizes liquid and solid waste from your home. Specifically, it processes the refuse from your home’s sinks, toilets and other plumbing fixtures. Most septic systems have three main sections, which include the tank, drainfield and earth beneath the drainfield.

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Hot Water Tank vs Tankless Heater

April 01, 2015 - Benjamin Dowson

Whether you’re choosing a hot water heater for the first time, or you’re replacing an old model, you’ll likely need to make a choice. Should you go the traditional, tank route, or is it time to go green and buy a tankless water heater? Both choices have their pros and cons, so it pays to absorb as much data as possible before making a decision.

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Installing a Sump Pump

March 03, 2015 - Benjamin Dowson

As you may know, a sump pump is a pump that sits in the basement of your house and is designed to remove water that is collected in a sump barrel. Sump pumps do eventually wear out and fail, which can lead to basement flooding and costly repairs. When the time comes to install a new sump pump or replace an existing one, there are things that you need to keep in mind in order to ensure that everything goes well and your sump pump is up and running as it should be.
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Common problems with toilets

February 25, 2015 - Benjamin Dowson

As plumbers, we see all kinds of problems with people’s toilets on a daily basis. Whether it is a toilet that won’t flush, or a bad clog, most people will have to deal with toilet problems at some time or another. Here are the 2 most common problems that we often see when clearing out toilets.
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