It seems as though summer has come to Edmonton early this year! With the onset of the warmer weather, you and your family are sure to be spending more time outside. Do you have a propane barbecue or a gas barbecue? Grill all summer long without skipping a beat when you have an outdoor gas line and gas barbecue! With this warmer weather come BBQ season! If you BBQ a lot, and are continually going through propane tanks, installing a gas line to
With the arrival of beautiful, spring-like weather it is time to start all of those home projects you have been putting off all winter! Properly store solvents away from any gas appliances.Whether you are planning on refinishing your deck, finally changing the colour of your siding, or working on your car – it is important to properly store all products used that have solvents in them. What Are Solvents? They are liquids or gasses that can dissolve or extract other substances. They are
As the weather gets warmer, you will be using your gas fireplace less and less. We recommend that you turn off your gas fireplace pilot light seasonally. Turning off your gas fireplace’s pilot light can save a substantial amount of energy and money. Butler Plumbing vans come with all of the gas-fitting essentials.It is important to remember that not all gas fireplaces have “standing” pilot light, or, a pilot light that is “always on”. The best way to determine if you
Did you know that you should be testing your toilet for water leakage? Most toilet leaks are silent and slow. These tiny toilet leaks can reduce your toilet’s efficiency and waste a lot of water if left untreated. If you are not sure how to test for water leakage – our plumbers can help! We recommend testing your toilet for leaks twice a year. It is also important to note that time-released toilet bowl cleaners that sit in your tank can deteriorate
Imagine dirty sewage filling up your basement – seeping into all of your belongings and causing lots of damage. Fortunately, there is way to prevent this from happening. You can prevent sewage from backing up into your home by routinely testing your mainline backwater valve. The Backwater Valve may not look pretty, but it does a great job of protecting your home. A backwater valve is designed to allow water or sewage to flow only one way – out of your house!
From all of us at Butler Plumbing, have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Whether you’re staying at home during this Christmas season or traveling abroad, here are five important tips from Butler Plumbing on home maintenance jobs to perform before you put your feet up for the holidays. Remove Outside Hoses from Faucets Even if you’ve shut off your outside faucets, an attached hose can still damage both the hose and pipe. In order to prevent damage, disconnect and drain all
Here’s a great tip to keep your furnace in working order: check your furnace filter. A clean filter prevents dust and other debris from being sucked in by the blower fan, but if it’s severely blocked you risk damage to your furnace.
As the evening temperatures get closer to zero, any hoses with water in them will freeze and rupture if not properly stored. Not only that, but if it’s still attached to an outside faucet, the forming ice could come in direct contact with your faucet.
A great way to fight against our harsh dry-air winters is with a humidifier. Beyond its ability to soften the biting winter air, and alleviate the pain of dry hair/skin, the moisture they vent out helps to hold heat in the air.
Sometimes plumbing emergencies happen. When they happen, the first thing you’ll likely need to do, before calling an expert, is to stop the flow of water. Knowing where your main shutoff valve is located is the first step in accomplishing that.