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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Phil Laprairie

Here's What to Do About Low Water PressureThe last thing you want when you jump in the shower is to be greeted by a trickle of water. Low water pressure is annoying, but there are often simple solutions to fix the problem.

If you just have low pressure in one faucet or shower...

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Does Your Home Have Hard Water? Find OutHard water has high mineral content that includes dissolved calcium and magnesium. These absorbed minerals can do some damage to your home. You can mistake their effects for a poor performing appliance or ineffective cleaners and detergents. Here are the signs you should check for to know if your home has hard water.

Spots on Glassware

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Water Softener
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Phil Laprairie

Save Money and Conserve WaterIn Calgary's dry climate, fresh water is a particularly valuable natural resource. Taking some simple steps to conserve water protects this resource while also keeping your water bills down.

In the Kitchen and Bath

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Energy Saving Tips
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Phil Laprairie

Use These Helpful Plumbing Tips for New HomeownersWhen you own your home, the responsibility for keeping the plumbing running smoothly is on your shoulders. By following a few simple plumbing tips, you can make that job a lot easier.

Keep Up on Maintenance

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Phil Laprairie

These are the Warning Signs of Poorly-Vented Drain LinesPoorly-vented drain lines in your home can mimic other plumbing problems and even lead to futile attempts to clear blockages that aren’t there. Your plumbing drain system requires air to operate properly. As drain water flows through the pipes, pressure imbalances occur.

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Phil Laprairie

How Can You Lower Your Water Bill with Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures?With so many ways to use water at home, it can be hard to keep your usage under control. Water-efficient plumbing fixtures are one way to do just that without even having to change your daily habits.

Target Big Water Users

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Phil Laprairie

Telling Signs It's Time to Consider Installing a Water SoftenerCalgary's water supply is hard, which means it contains significant amounts of minerals like calcium carbonate and magnesium. While high mineral content doesn't affect water's taste, it can wreak havoc on the human body and a home's plumbing system.

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Water Softener
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Phil Laprairie

Troubleshooting Issues Caused by the Toilet FlapperPlumbing leaks, faucets left dripping and toilets that won't stop flushing can all add up to a major water drain in your Calgary home. In the case of a toilet, endless water cycling is usually caused by a fault in the toilet flapper. These issues are often simple to fix, but can be expensive if left unaddressed, so it pays to know a bit about toilet flapper troubleshooting.

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Phil Laprairie

Upgrade Shower Heads to Reduce Water Consumption Without Affecting Your RoutineDid you know the average family uses nearly 40 gallons of water every day just for showering? You can lower this amount and save money in the process when you upgrade shower heads in every bathroom. Here’s how to choose the right replacement to reduce water consumption without affecting your routine.

Look for the WaterSense Label

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Plumbing
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Phil Laprairie

Take Control During a Plumbing Emergency With These Professional PointersWhen a plumbing emergency strikes, will you be ready? The consequences of a pipe rupture or a major drain backup can be severe water damage and every minute will count.

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