3 Things to Do on World Toilet Day

By |November 18th, 2014|Plumbing|

Some subjects are hard to discuss - like when a friend wants to explain their latest medical procedure in graphic detail. Toilets can be the same way, what with all that bodily waste. World Toilet Day – which takes place on Nov. 19 – is designed to break the taboos surrounding toilets towards a better

You Won’t Believe What We Pull Out of Toilets!

By |April 25th, 2014|Plumbing|

You flushed what?? Remember those old Bugs Bunny-Roadrunner cartoons when the Coyote would be so starving for food he’d look at a cactus and see a steaming turkey? We can only surmise that when people look at their toilets, they see something that we don’t – that the toilet is just a giant trashcan begging

Don’t rely on others for your drinking water

By |April 24th, 2014|Plumbing|

We noticed an interesting tidbit in the news recently that affects your drinking water. The provincial government appointed B.C.’s first-ever Auditor General for Local Government. This position is basically a watchdog for how cities spend tax dollars – always a good thing. In the AG’s first big announcement, it was made clear there would be

Garburator Don’ts

By |April 24th, 2014|Plumbing|

Having a garburator in your kitchen cuts down on cooking preparation and waste, but the device has its limits. When you have Lewis MacLean install your new garburator, make sure to follow the list of things you SHOULD NOT do with it. Don’t grind glass, plastic, metal, cigarette butts, paper or anything combustible. Don’t pour

Don’t be a drip

By |April 24th, 2014|Plumbing|

The only drip you should hear in your home is the drip of your coffee maker in the morning. Any other drips from a leak in a pipe or a faucet can drain anywhere from 3 to 15 gallons of water per day, and lead to mold or mildew in your home. If you don’t

Do people really value mobile apps before drinking water?

By |April 17th, 2014|Plumbing|

Perhaps we should include this in the “take it with a grain of salt” file, but a recent survey caught our attention from a company called Apigee about mobile app dependence. The survey of smartphone users in Europe and the U.S. found that 85% of them would rather give up drinking water than delete their

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