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Avoid Ruptured Pipes before Winter Hits

Now is a great time to start preparing your outside faucets and hoses for winter. While it’s still September and relatively warm it’s a great time to start preparing your outside faucets and hoses for the cold weather to come. As temperatures drop below zero any water still left in a hose will freeze. As the water expands it can bust a hose wide open, or worse the faucet or pipe behind your wall. The best thing you can do to

Avoid Sewer Smells by Filling Your Floor Drains

When the water in the p-trap has evaporated, sewer gases from below can creep into your house. Filling your floor drains and unused showers or tubs with water is a great way to avoid this from ever happening. Make sure that you take care to fill all drains with a good amount of water. This will ensure that all p-traps are filled. Keep an eye out for drains that you don’t often use. Not only will the water in the

Testing Your Sump Pump What You Should Know

When water collects in a low-lying area of your house it’s commonly known as a sump. Your sump pump removes this ground water and directs it towards a more appropriate location, such as a storm drain or other drainage system. Getting rid of this water is important as if left to fester it will cause untold damage. That’s why a good quality sump pump is important and a working one even more so. Testing Your Sump Pump In order to make

Keeping your Eavestrough Piping Clear

It’s always a good idea to set aside some time to inspect your eavestrough piping whenever we enter a new season. Your eavestrough piping retrieves rain water from your gutter and leads it away from your property, keeping your home safe from flooding damage. Don’t let neglected clutter turn into an expensive plumbing bill! Your gutter can gather a lot of unwanted debris, whether that’s an excess of fallen leaves, dirt, or other particles. If you neglect inspecting it for too

The Importance of Testing your Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector

Make sure to inspect your smoke detector at least twice a year! 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 inspect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors twice a

Furnace Filter Management

A lot of furnace repairs come from a result of poor filter maintenance. Replacing your furnace filter only takes a couple of minutes to do, and it can save you a lot of money on significant repairs later on down the road. Your furnace filter is designed to remove dust particles and other allergens from the air while your blower is on. After a few months, these filters can become quite dirty and should be replaced. Failure to do so could

A Gold Medal for Butler Plumbing!

As the Winter Olympics nears its finale and new story lines are written for all the competing athletes, we can’t help but reflect on our own accomplishments here at Butler Plumbing. Last year was milestone year for us, and we’re thrilled to share with you that we have won the HomeStars “Best of 2013” Award. This award gets merited to the company who has received the highest reputation based on client reviews. It’s our second year we’ve earned this prestigious

Salt-Free Water Softener Deal – Call now 780-432-3947

Butler will supply you with free cartridge up to a $175 value with the purchase of an installed Nuvo H2O Water Softener before May 31st/13 The innovative nuvoH2O Salt-Free Water Softener is uniquely effective in softening and conditioning your water while removing existing scale buildup from your pipes, fixtures, and appliances. Some call it evolution. We call it innovation. The days of giant, salt-based water softeners roaming the earth are over. Many modern homes lack the space required for a traditional water

Best of 2012 Award Winner

Congratulations to all the staff at Butler Plumbing and Heating. We have received an award for the Best of 2012 Edmonton in the category of Plumbing. The award is based on the ratings and reviews from the homeowners who hire us. Thank you to our customers for their kind reviews. We have great loyal customers who we have been serving for years. And we look forward the helping you in 2013. Also thanks to Homestars for recognizing Butler Plumbing and Heating for our exemplar

Furnace Room Tips

It’s the room that as a kid was always a little scary. And to most adults it can still cause anxiety to think about it. Not whether there is a monster lurking, but more so if my furnace and boiler are working. Here are some tips you can do to help make service on your appliances go smoothly. First make sure you have enough light in the furnace room. If needed change burnt light bulbs and add extra lights if possible. Monsters