About Damien

Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

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Low-Flow Fixtures: Will They Help You Save?Low-flow fixtures are essentially water-saving technology incorporated into faucets, showers and toilets for residential use, and toilets, urinals and service sinks for commercial use.

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10.04.13The sound of a dripping faucet can drive just about anyone up the wall. But constant dripping isn’t the only issue you could face with a problem faucet. Any number of plumbing maladies could pop up when you least expect them.

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After the Flood: Cleaning UpThe excess water in your home is not the only problem you are facing when cleaning up after a flood. The first thing you should do when you return home after the disaster is to avoid any downed power lines and turn the power off to your home to avoid electrocution.

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Clogged Sewer Could Be Cause of Backups After FloodingGood flushing habits and periodic professional plumbing maintenance are necessary to keep your home’s plumbing system in shipshape condition.

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Plumbing Emergencies You Can Live WithoutThe worst plumbing emergencies are the ones you have no idea how to handle.The next time you’ re faced with one of the following dilemmas, call an experienced plumber right away.

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For homeowners who live in an area with hard water, the virtues of using a water softener are unparalleled. Not only is hard water a nuisance, spotting dishes and cookware, but it can eventually lead to serious damage for home equipment that uses water, such as a water heater. If you don’t yet have a water softener, or you’re in need of an upgrade, consider how such a system could help you avoid a multitude of problems.

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Recently, the city of Calgary approved a measure that requires all new toilet installations to comply with water-saving requirements for low-flow toilets, set at a maximum flushing capability of six litres. While most consumers agree that saving water and energy is good in principle, if the performance of a toilet doesn’t measure up they’re more likely to balk.

While the first low-flow toilets on the market didn’t perform well, technology is catching up to demand. Ultimately, performance is the deciding factor that makes low-flow toilets green and user-friendly.

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