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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The arrival of fall means that Thanksgiving and the holiday party season are right around the corner. Whether you'll be hosting an annual family get-together or multiple parties this season, it's vital to make sure that your home's plumbing system is in top condition. Here are some plumbing considerations to tackle while your festivities are still in the planning stage:

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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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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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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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How to Manage a Clogged Drain Before the Plumber ArrivesWhen you have a clogged drain in your bathroom or kitchen, your first and most urgent priority is getting the drain cleared before there's a mess or water overflow.

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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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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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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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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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Is Your Home Plumbing Ready for an Upgrade?You may not give much thought to your home plumbing system until it starts to show its age and problems begin to develop. By learning how to spot the signs of aging plumbing and weighing your upgrade options now, you could avoid the headaches of extensive water damage and expensive repairs in the near future.

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