Plumbing

Recognize World Plumbing Day with simple tips to save water

On March 11, people around the world will join together to promote World Plumbing Day, an annual event to recognize the role of plumbing in improving health and safeguarding the environment. This year, the event is especially significant as it’s the final year of the UN’s Water for Life Decade, a ten-year initiative encouraging countries […]

Tip of the Week: Pool Heater Maintenance

With pool season in full swing, now is the perfect time to have your gas pool heater serviced (for those of you lucky enough to have a pool!). Like any other fuel-burning equipment, pool heaters need to be maintained regularly to work safely and efficiently. For more home safety tips click here.  

Dave’s Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Home Improvement

Did you know that energy efficiency can increase the value of your home? If you’re thinking about home improvement projects for the new year, remember you can save time, money, and headaches by doing some research on how difficult these jobs can be. So, here are our Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Home Improvement […]

Helpful tips for Frozen Pipes

  We have been receiving many calls about frozen pipes so we pulled together some helpful tips.  

Tips for Using Less Water in the Bathroom

My colleagues at our US plumbing business Benjamin Franklin Plumbing posted these great tips to their website.  I pasted them below for my readers since they are a great way to use less water and reduce your water bill.  Direct Energy offers a wide-range of plumbing services in Ontario. Thanks Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for these […]

Tips to Winterize Your Home’s Plumbing

With temperatures plunging below zero last night I had to stop for a second to think about all the outdoor chores I had done and whether or not I turned off the hose bibs and drained them.  It’s a simple thing to do that will avoid a potential burst pipe, but it’s something that’s easily […]

Avoid getting hosed with costly plumbing bills.

Today I want to talk about what could be the most neglected part of most households, the plumbing. A few minutes spent on a lazy Saturday afternoon doing a little upkeep on your plumbing can save you big money over the long run. Install shutoffs and leak detectors A good place to start your plumbing […]

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