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Phil Laprairie, manager of Arpi’s residential division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 34 years. He raises funds for various organizations including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and enjoys spending quality time with his two grandchildren...

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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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Troubleshooting the Toilet FlapperIf the toilet in your Calgary home isn't flushing properly, is running continuously or making whining or dribbling sounds, a flapper issue is most likely to blame.

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How to Know When it’s Time to Replace a ToiletYour toilet, just like all other home appliances, doesn't have an unlimited lifespan. Besides compelling cosmetic reasons, there are a number of instances where replacing your toilet will be your best option. We've gathered some common signs that indicate it may be time to get a new toilet.

Leaks

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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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7 Ways to Reduce Your Home’s Monthly Water BillThere's room in almost any household for effective ways to reduce water bills. On average each Canadian citizen consumes about 340 litres per person every day. That’s about twice the per capita water consumption of industrialized countries in Europe.

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Toilet Problems Have You Frustrated? How to Troubleshoot Common IssuesWhile troubleshooting toilet problems is definitely doable yourself, making the necessary repairs may require the skilled services of a plumber. However, it never hurts to take a look so you’ll know what you’re talking about when you describe the problem.

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Got a Noisy Toilet? Find Out How to Make a RepairDoes your toilet seem to run constantly, or can you hear a steady trickle of water coming from inside your tank? Maybe you hear a high-pitched whine when your toilet is filling up?

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A Royal Flush -- Tips on Shopping for a Water Conserving ToiletThe next time you’re in the market for a new toilet, it is to your advantage to shop for a new high-efficiency toilet (HET), because it requires so much less water to do its job.

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