Test your carbon monoxide detector! Carbon monoxide is invisible and odorless and can lead to serious, even fatal consequences if you’re exposed to its fumes. Proactively inspecting your CO detector will ensure you’re protected should you find yourself dealing with a leak. When functioning properly, a carbon monoxide detector will warn you whenever there is an improperly burning gas heater or a blocked chimney. We typically like to test your carbon monoxide detector twice a year, but we recommend that you perform a
A lot of the time, people forget entirely about their furnace filters. More often than not, people will only change their furnace filters when a technician comes to service their unit. Sometimes, these visits can be years apart! A clean filter prevents dust and other debris from being sucked in by the blower fan, but if it’s severely blocked you are at risk to damage your furnace. So, don’t forget to change your furnace filter! A lot of furnace repairs come
Make Sure Your Vents Are Lint Free Last month we reminded you to always keep you air intake vents clear. Now that the weather is starting to cool down, we will all be switching over to “inside chores”. One thing that is often overlooked is your dryer’s lint filter. Part of keeping any dryer performing efficiently is to check and clean out the built-in lint filter. A stuffed up filter prevents hot air from leaving the dryer, thus affecting its overall performance.
While it seems like we are still in the throes of summer, there is never a better time to plan for the future than the present. Making sure that all of your intake screens are clean and free of debris is a simple task to tack on when you are completing your routine summer yard work. Your home or building has several air intake areas which allow for air flow too freely throughout the structure. Each intake is equipped with a
Have you ever entered your basement, or seldom used bathroom, only to be confronted with a foul smell? You look around the room, but cannot seem to find the source. If you look under your kitchen sink, you will most likely see a p-trap! Well, the foul smell could actually be coming from your floor drains. When the water in your p-trap evaporates, sewer gasses from below can creep up into your home. A p-trap is a curved shaped pipe, often found
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!