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Stay Informed: DIY Plumbing AND Heating Advice for Fort McMurray Homeowners

If you’re experiencing problems with your drains, boiler system or cooling unit, Call First Plumbing & Heating is your reliable go-to resource for around-the-clock service and advice. Our team takes a proactive approach to property maintenance. Why wait for problems to occur? Here are some tips that will save you money and stress in the long term. If you’re looking to enhance the value of your home, give our team a call.

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Do-It-Yourself Plumbing and Heating Tips

Did you know the 3rd generation Nest thermostat can save you up to 20% on your energy bills? 

Troubles with lime scale on your kitchen faucets, appliances and bathroom fixtures? Try cleaning with white vinegar; it’s highly effective and non-toxic!

Check the temperature setting on your water heater’s thermostat. Set at 120°F for optimum performance. 

Your hot water heater works harder during winter months. Flush it out and remove sediment buildup, which causes corrosion, shortens life span and reduces heating efficiency. Drain from the faucet near the bottom of the tank. Connect a hose to the faucet and direct water into a nearby drain. Check your water heater manufacturer’s website for specific instructions.

Installing a water softener helps with the hard water buildup here in Fort McMurray and prolongs the life of hot water tanks, on-demand systems (like Rinnai®), boiler systems, dishwashers, showers, faucets, taps, hoses, pipes, toilets, drinking systems and anything that has water.

Softer water saves money on showers, soap, laundry, repairs, maintenance and heating your water. Bonus: it also makes tap water taste better!

Don’t run to the neighbour’s bathroom during your renovation. Fill 2 gallon buckets before turning off the water. Dump 1 bucket each time you use.

Are you looking for additional advice? Fill out the provided eform with your questions and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Call First Plumbing & Heating Ltd
PO Box 23082 RPO Thickwood
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5B7


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