About Damien

Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 18 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 sharing his passion for soccer with his kids and enjoys watching them at soccer practice and games.

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At first glance, your home’s plumbing system can appear highly complex and something that only an expert can truly understand. A home plumbing diagram is an overview of how your home’s plumbing system is configured, and it can help remove some of the confusion about how your home’s plumbing system works and improve your knowledge about how to care for it

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Regular HVAC and plumbing maintenance are two of the most common home-upkeep issues encountered by homeowners. However, despite being very distinct and essential systems, your home’s plumbing and HVAC systems can be more closely connected than you may think.

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As temperatures drop, the frequency of winter plumbing issues always rises. Household plumbing is often the first victim during the cold season as water flowing through pipes meets frigid temperatures.

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A sudden water leak inside a house is often a cause for panic — and with good reason: A very small crack in an indoor water-supply line can release more than 200 gallons of water into a house in one day. The average cost of repairs due to damage caused by indoor water leaks is $2,500.

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The fall and winter bring with them several enjoyable holidays and outdoor activities to enjoy. However, that same winter weather can be hazardous to your home’s plumbing if you are not adequately prepared.

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HVAC and plumbing links in your home may not be obvious — until something goes wrong, that is. The process of cooling, heating, and dehumidifying a home includes condensing water vapour from the air in substantial amounts. All that water has to be drained away, so fully functional HVAC and plumbing links are critical. If proper drainage doesn’t happen, water damage and other issues like mold growth may result.

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Frozen pipes are one of the most common plumbing issues that occur during the colder parts of the year. Frozen pipes are not only an inconvenience, they can also be a large repair project in worst-case scenarios. The following five frozen-pipe-prevention tips help keep your pipes safe from the cold.

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Water coming into your residence from the mainline is supposed to only flow in one direction. Backflow occurs when the pressure in the main water line changes, which can cause your wastewater to flow back into the mainline.

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Winter brings colder weather and harsher conditions. Your home’s plumbing system is especially vulnerable to the cold and improper preparations can lead to expensive repair and inconvenience. A plumbing checkup every fall keeps your home safe for the winter.

What A Plumbing Checkup Looks For

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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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