- 30 Apr 2014
The unfortunate reality of home ownership in Winnipeg is that we're likely going to get hit by flooding at one point or another.Whether it comes up through the drains or in through window wells, there is a likelihood of water damage to your basement or other areas of your home. How you handle the water can make all the difference in the world.The natural reaction, when you first see water in....
- 30 Apr 2014
Plumbing is simple, right? Anyone can do it, especially with new products like PEX tubing and ABS drain pipe that are easy to work with.Well, “I’m glad I did it myself!” isn’t usually the first thing out of anyone’s mouth when confronted with a basement full of sewage or an indoor rainstorm caused by a botched DIY plumbing job.The National Plumbing Code of Canada, as well as municipal...
- 14 Apr 2014
For the last couple months, Manitobans have been watching the flood forecast. It seemed inevitable that tall the good reports coming in wouldn't last, and this past weekend we got our first worrisome news.Over this past weekend, high water warnings were issued for the Assiniboine River, and on Saturday the Portage Diversion was officially put into action, as noted by the Winnipeg Free Press.
- 11 Apr 2014
- Heating and Cooling
In Winnipeg, we had a hard winter, with lots of snow. Spring is finally on the way, and we’re grateful. Take a second, however, to consider the effects of the winter snowfall on your Air Conditioning unit. Every year, many AC condenser units (the part of your Central AC system that’s outside the house) are ruined by flooding. While some parts can withstand a short-term immersion...
- 7 Apr 2014
With the warm weather Winnipeg has experienced over the last couple days, there has been a lot of melt in the River City, which naturally has led to concern about sump pumps.The fear is completely understandable - your sump pump is a major part of water prevention in your basement. Once the casing reaches a certain level of water, it shoots up to the surface and out to your front or back yard....