Having hard water in your home can be a serious problem, even if you might not think so at first. That’s why you need to seriously consider installing a water softener in Calgary, as there are numerous benefits to doing so. Here are the top benefits of having a water softener in Calgary.

Saves You Money

Part of the reason that hard water can be such a problem, is that it causes negative effects to your plumbing that can be expensive to fix. Soft water, on the other hand, lacks the mineral ions that are present in hard water which cause buildup to occur within your pipes. Hard water can result in needing higher pump pressure and cause more energy use to heat or cool water. You also might, if you have hard water, have to replace your appliances – such as your dishwasher or washing machine – more often. Soft water can prevent this and extend the lifespan of your appliances.

Cleaner Hair, Softer Skin

Given the mineral ions present in hard water, these can have a negative impact on your hair and skin. With a water softener, these are taken out and you can enjoy having softer, cleaner hair and skin. Your hair and skin will definitely be thanking you (particularly if you have, say, eczema) if you install a water softener in Calgary.

Cleaner Dishes

If you’ve got hard water, than you’re likely familiar with the frustration of opening your dishwasher to find spots and residue on your supposedly “clean” dishes and glasses. These are caused by the minerals that are naturally occurring in hard water. A water softener will guarantee that you won’t be experiencing this frustration again!

Spend Less Time Cleaning

Much like with your dishes, you probably will notice excess mineral buildup if you have hard water, which means that you need to take more time (and energy!) to clean it up. A water softener can save you time when it comes to cleaning up these buildups, which won’t be occurring any longer with soft water!

These are just the main benefits of installing a water softener in Calgary. So you should seriously consider it if you want to save time and money. Give Crowfoot Home Services a call today for your water softener install in Calgary!

Got questions about your electrical system? Then your local Calgary electrician has the answers! Here, we’ve brought together the answers for five of the most frequently asked electrical questions. Read on to find some answers!

Are LED bulbs better than incandescent bulbs?

LED bulbs use less energy than incandescent light bulbs, as diode light is more efficient from a power perspective than filament light is. It’s important to know that LED bulbs use more than 75% less energy than traditional, incandescent bulbs and that, at low power levels, the difference is larger.

What are low voltage fixtures?

Low voltage fixtures are typically used for many types of traditional lighting – including sconces and ceiling lights. In this context, low voltage lighting uses less than 50 volts of power, relying on transformers which are built into the fixtures themselves to reduce the voltage from your electrical system.

What’s meant by “grounding”?

If you’ve ever heard the term “grounding” used before, it has a different meaning when referring to an electrical context. Grounding means that excess electricity is offered the safest route from an appliance or fixture to the ground via an electrical panel. At its core, electrical grounding is a backup system and path that’s only used if a fault occurs in your wiring.

What does GFCI mean?

GFCI in electricity terms is an acronym that stands for ground-fault circuit interrupter. What a GFCI does is that it’s a fast-acting circuit breaker that’s designed to shut off your electricity in the event of a ground-fault. How it works is that it compares the amount of current going into and returning from appliances and fixtures along circuit conductors.

Why do my outlets have a fishy kind of smell?

If you’re noticing a fishy smell coming from your outlets, it’s a sign of a serious problem. That’s because the electrical components and wiring in your walls and outlets are coated in heat resistant plastics and chemicals for insultation purposes. When these heat up to a significant degree, then they emit a burning odour that’s reminiscent of fish. If that’s the case, you’re going to need to call in a Calgary electrician.

Hopefully, you’ve found the answers to some, if not all, of your electrical-related questions. If you have concerns about there being problems with your electrical system, then you need to give your local Calgary electrician a call today. Call Crowfoot Home Services today for all your electricity needs!

If you’ve got questions or concerns about your plumbing, then your first and best resource is going to be a Calgary plumber – particularly if you can’t solve the problem yourself. But there’s a lot of information out there that you might need to know. So, your local Calgary plumber has brought together the answers to a couple of the most commonly asked plumbing questions.

Why do my drains clog frequently?

If you’re experiencing frequent drain clogs, then chances are that there’s a blockage in your drains that isn’t being fully cleared by any of your efforts. If that’s the case, then you’re going to need to call in your local Calgary plumber to fix the issue at its core.

A blockage can be caused by any number of things, depending on where the drain is located in your house. One of the ways that you can help to keep blockages from forming is by fitting your drains with drain catchers, which will collect any large pieces of dirt and debris and keep them from going down your drain. You can also look into professional drain cleaning on, at least, an annual basis to maintain the health and functionality of your drainage system.

Why is my toilet constantly running?

Often, there are three main causes for a constantly running toilet, those being: a dirty or broken flapper, a chain that’s too short or too long between the flush lever and flapper, or an out-of-position float. These are relatively easy-to-fix problems, although they can also be a sign of a deeper problem that requires a Calgary plumber.

Why do my drains have a foul odour?

Over time, bacteria, biological, and/or organic debris can build up within your drains. With time, they begin to decay, which brings about that foul drain odour. To fix it, you’re going to need to call a Calgary plumber to clean out your drainage pipes. There are chemical options for clearing out your drains that are available at your local hardware store, but these can be potentially harmful to your plumbing system and its lifespan.

Why has my water bill increased?

A drastic or sudden increase in your water bill can indicate a couple of things. A constantly running toilet can cause your water bill to increase, but the most common and likely cause is that there’s a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. If that’s the case, look around your home to see if you can spot it and call in a local Calgary plumber to come in and fix the issue before the damage (and cost) becomes astronomical.

If you’ve got questions about your plumbing system, then give your local, reliable Calgary plumber a call today. Hopefully, we’ve answered some of your most commonly asked questions. If you find yourself in need of a Calgary plumber, then give Crowfoot Home Services a call today!