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Nova Scotia Plumbing & Heating Safety Hacks

Discover expert tips from Dalton Jodrey Plumbing & Heating Ltd to maintain your systems with ease. From unclogging drains to efficient water heating, we've got you covered. Explore our linked blog articles for more insights


Unlock Home Efficiency: Nova Scotia's Plumbing & Heating Safety Hacks

Are you looking for practical ways to care for your plumbing and heating systems in Nova Scotia? At Dalton Jodrey Plumbing & Heating Ltd, we've got you covered with some valuable hacks to keep your systems running smoothly and efficiently.

Clogged Drains?
No Problem!

Clogged drains can be a common issue in your home. Here are a few simple solutions to help you tackle this problem:


Bent Wire Hanger:

If your shower drain is filling up due to hair and soap scum, straighten out a metal wire coat hanger and use the bent end to grab and clear the clog.


Hair Snare:

Invest in a bath and sink hair snare with sharp teeth to catch and prevent surface clogs caused by hair and soap residue.


Baking Soda and Vinegar:

This classic combo can help unclog drains. Pour about five tablespoons of baking soda down the drain, followed by vinegar. Wait for a while, then flush with warm water.


Wet Vacuum:

If you have a wet vacuum, create a seal around the drain opening with the plunger head and use the vacuum to remove the blockage.

*Remember to cover the exhaust opening with a cloth to avoid a mess.

Efficient Water Heating Tips

Looking to save on water heating costs? Try these tricks:


Insulate Pipes:

Insulate the first few feet of your hot and cold water lines to reduce heat loss and save energy.


Use Cold Water for Laundry:

Opt for the cold setting when doing your laundry to save on water heating costs.


Upgrade Appliances:

Consider upgrading to an energy-efficient washing machine and water heater for long-term savings.


Opt for an Economical Water Heater:

Invest in a water heater that is designed for energy efficiency to reduce your utility bills.

Prevent Faucet Freezing

Protect your outdoor faucets from freezing and splitting by following these steps:

Detach Garden Hoses

Remove garden hoses in the fall before the temperature drops below freezing.

Use Frost-Free Faucets

Install frost-free outdoor faucets designed to drain water when the valve is closed.

Drain Maintenance

To avoid clogs and protect the environment, follow these practices:

Reduce Grease

Before washing dishes or pans in the kitchen sink, scrape off as much grease as possible and dispose of it in a compost bin.

Avoid Harsh Drain Cleaners

Refrain from using corrosive drain cleaners, as they can damage your pipes, septic systems, and the environment.

Maintain Your Garburator

Remember to run cold water while it's in use to prevent clogs and keep your home drainage system clear.

For more detailed information and expert insights, explore our linked blog articles.

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