Grohe EasyTouch & FootControl

You probably know about touch activated faucets. They’ve been around for quite a while, yet some customers are a wee bit leery of the concept due to misconceptions about their operation and safety. Take it from us, you have nothing to worry about.   Breaking the Bacterial Chain If you’re working in the kitchen and

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Sewer Backflow Prevention

The fifth anniversary of Calgary’s 2013 flood is coming up, and we’re all reminded of how rainy it can be here in late spring and early summer. Sewer backflow is a damage vector that you can actually do something to prevent, and chances are your insurance company will reward you for doing so.   A

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Garburators vs Green Bins

A garbage disposal unit is an awfully nice thing to have. However, with the advent of Calgary’s Green Bin recycling program for biodegradable waste, many people have come to frown on their use.   It’s A Good Thing The Green Bin program is making a real difference for the better. More than half of what

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Water Softening: Right For You?

It’s a fact that here in Calgary we enjoy one of the world’s safest, cleanest water supplies. It’s also a fact that our water supply has a fairly high mineral content; this is understandable considering our water comes to us via overland drainage from a mountain watershed– namely the Bow and Elbow rivers.   Calgary’s

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Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Systems

Even the finest quality tap water contains things you don’t want. Why not treat yourself to the purest, best tasting water available?   The Universal Solvent Water is known as the universal solvent because given time, it is capable of dissolving more substances than any other liquid. This is the very property that makes water

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Energy-Efficiency Rebates For Alberta Homeowners

Energy Efficiency Alberta has launched a rebate program for Alberta homeowners who upgrade their homes with eligible installations of new insulation, triple-glazed windows or tankless water heating systems.

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Springtime Flood Avoidance

Rapid spring melting often results in saturated or even flooding properties. Prevent the water outside from winding up in your basement by evaluating your drainage, testing the sump pump, and checking for leaks when you turn your lawn service taps back on.

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Soft Water A Must For Baxi Boilers

In our last blog, we discussed water softeners, and this brings us today’s topic. We’ve been getting a lot of service calls lately regarding Baxi boilers. These are wall-hung “combi” boilers, designed and built in the UK, to provide hot water as well as in-floor heating. These units are common in Calgary communities like Hawkwood,

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