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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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Damien McCusker

Common Water Pressure ProblemsAre you living with water pressure problems in your Calgary home? If so, you should know that you don't have to just make do because most water pressure issues can be solved. And, you might even be able to correct the problem yourself. Here are some common underlying causes of low pressure in home water supplies and helpful advice on what you can do to get your problem resolved.

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Damien McCusker

Discolored Water in Your HomeIt can be worrisome when you experience a problem with discoloured hot water in your home. This can occur for several reasons, and some aren't a major concern such as:

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Damien McCusker

Most Common Plumbing Problems and How to Fix ThemWhen you have a serious plumbing problem in your Alberta home, you need to call a plumber for help. However, there are some common plumbing problems that may not need the help of a pro. Here are some of these common problems, and the fix for them.

1. Dripping Faucet

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Phil Laprairie

Shopping for a New Toilet? Use These TipsPurchasing a new toilet shouldn't be a stressful endeavor, but the truth is, there are a lot of different models to choose from these days. To help you find the best one for your needs, here are a few tips:

Research Before You Buy

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Phil Laprairie

Most people realize that the less water they use in their household, the more money they'll save when the water bill arrives at the end of the month. But that's not the only benefit of conserving water; it prevents a precious natural resource from being wasted. That's why it's reassuring to know that a government program is available, WaterSense, that provides guidelines for conserving water.

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Phil Laprairie

Save Water With These Plumbing Fixtures in Your HomeAny reduction in your monthly water usage will reduce the amount of money you spend for your residential water supply. At the same time, using less water will help your local community by conserving what is becoming an increasingly precious natural resource.

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Phil Laprairie

If you're having issues with your water quality such as scale accumulation due to hardness, sediment buildup, rust stains on laundry and plumbing fixtures, or you're simply tired of the taste and smell of added chemicals, you should consider having a whole-home filtration system installed.

How a Whole-Home Water Filtration System Works

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Phil Laprairie

Do you know as much about your water shutoff valves as you might need to know in a plumbing emergency? Knowing where the valves are located and what they do could help prevent water damage in your home. Here's a basic primer to familiarize you with shutoff valves.

Main Water Shutoff Valve

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Phil Laprairie

Even the most handy homeowners can find themselves frustrated by plumbing. Not only is there a lot to know, but there are a wide variety of materials to choose from when making repairs.

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Phil Laprairie

Plumbing 101: Cloudy Tap WaterWhat's going on when the water from your tap comes out cloudy? Also described as "milky" or "murky," cloudy tap water can be unnerving if you don't know the reason for it.

Most frequently the cloudiness is caused by tiny air bubbles. Usually once the bubbles rise up and dissipate, the water should clear. If it doesn't, you may have a problem that bears looking into.

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