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Avoid Smells in 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

Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors

Inspect Your Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors Carbon monoxide fumes are invisible, odorless, and can lead to serious consequences if you’re exposed. Having a working 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 of an improperly burning gas heater or a blocked chimney. We typically inspect smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors twice a year, but we recommend that you perform a couple inspections on

Furnace Filter Management

Spend Now, Save Later A lot of furnace repairs come as a result of poor filter maintenance. Therefore, taking a few minutes to replace your furnace filter can save you a lot of money on repairs down the road. While your blower is on, your furnace filter is designed to remove dust particles and other allergens from the air. After a few months, these filters can become quite dirty and should be replaced. Failure to do so can result in furnace failure

A Gold Medal for Butler Plumbing!

Butler Plumbing Wins HomeStars Award 2013 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. We’re thrilled to say that we have received a HomeStars Award for being Edmonton’s best plumbing company in 2013. This award was earned because we received the highest reputation based on client reviews. As a result, we wouldn’t have won our second consecutive award

Call Butler Plumbing for Salt-Free Water Softener Deal

Limited Time Offer – Salt Free Water Softener Call Butler Plumbing to purchase and install a Nuvo H2O Water Softener before May 31, 2013. As a result, you will receive a free cartridge, valued at up to $175 value. The innovative nuvoH2O Salt-Free Water Softener is uniquely effective. It softens and conditions your water while removing buildup from your pipes, fixtures, and appliances. Because many modern homes lack the space required for a traditional water softener, changing the plumbing in an older home to

Butler Plumbing Wins HomeStars Award

Butler Plumbing Wins Industry Leading HomeStars Award 2012 Congratulations to all the staff at Butler Plumbing and Heating. We have received a HomeStars Award for being Edmonton’s best plumbing company in 2012. 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. We look forward the helping you in 2013. Also, thanks to HomeStars for recognizing Butler Plumbing

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

Smart phones

Technology including smart phones are changing the way we as contractors interact with you our customers, our suppliers and each other. We can access equipment details on site and arm ourselves with useful information. 20 years ago parts were more generic and easy to stock. Now with a hundred different furnace or toilet brands, it becomes impossible to carry every part. Introduce the Smart phone. You can now snap a photo of the leak, or the control, or anything that would help us