Category Archives: Preventative Maintenance

Prevent Home Heating Problems in Winnipeg

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Winter might be a long way away but now is the time to take note of the important preventative maintenance tips to ensure our furnace / boilers are working as efficiently as possible.

Prevent any unforeseen inconveniences and ensure you and your family remain warm throughout the winter. Here are our preventative home heating maintenance tips from Derksen Plumbing and Heating: Continue reading

Clogged Drain? Here are some spring cleaning tips

Is your plumbing system clogged? Well you have come to the right place as Derksen Plumbing and Heating has serviced Winnipeg for over 50 years.

First we need to figure out what is causing the blockage.  We have listed several of the more common factors that clog a drain.  Once we determine the cause then we will have a better understanding of what we can do to fix it ourselves or if we need to seek professional assistance. Continue reading

Cut Your Energy Costs this Summer

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Summers officially arrives June 21, 2015 and in Winnipeg we try to soak it up as much as we can. In most Winnipeg households and businesses the air conditioner is operating 24/7 and  during peak hours there’s an even higher level of energy usage. If you would like to reduce your energy consumption during the summer, and also reduce  your energy costs, here are some tips to help you do that. Continue reading

Are You Properly Scheduling Sump Pump Maintenance

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Sump pumps are a great way to protect your Winnipeg home from all the rainfall we receive over the summer. Sometimes the rainfall turns into flooding leaving your home ruined yet a simple sump pump and backwater valve can help ensure this issue remains a relatively minor one. However, if you don’t maintain your sump pump properly, it too can turn into one more expense you didn’t budget for.

Sump pump cleaning in Winnipeg should happen on a short and long term schedule. Continue reading

Spring Cleaning Tips from Derksen Plumbing & Heating

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Are you finding that water does not drain as quickly as it once did? Finding this occurring in your sink and shower drains then Winnipeg homeowners it’s time to take action.

By overhauling your entire drainage system, there are significant future savings to be made. With the proper equipment, a plumber can clean out the drains, ensure they are working correctly, and are free from damage.

Replacing damaged or substandard pipes will also keep your drains free flowing and help prevent further breakages. The natural enemies of our sewer pipes are tree roots. They will break pipes. They cause blockages and access points. Often the blockages lead to your drains backing up.

The amount of work needed to repair broken sewage pipes, not to mention cleaning up the mess made in your home, will put untold strain on both your bank account and sanity. By preventing damage from occurring, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your drains and budget are safe.

Some quick proactive tips are applying grease and root destroyer, at least twice a year, to ensure roots never play havoc with your sewer pipes again. What’s more, the chemical does not harm the actual tree; it only stunts the growth of the roots.

In general, it is advisable to keep a close eye on all aspects of your drainage system. A little maintenance now will save a lot of stress later. Don’t leave cleaning until it is too late.

Call us today for more information about preventative maintenance. (204) 944-3444.

Clean Furnace/Boiler. Warm Home.

We are halfway through the long Winnipeg winter so here are few tips to ensure our furnace / boilers are working as efficiently as possible.  Let’s prevent any unforeseen inconveniences so we can remain warm throughout the remaining months of winter. Continue reading

Preventative Maintenance

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Your Winnipeg business depends on a complicated anatomy of pipes and wiring to keep you comfortable. Everything from your heating to A/C to plumbing and sump pumps are made up of countless components. Ideally, everything works in concert, as designed. However, as you probably already know, heating, cooling and plumbing in Winnipeg can be full of surprises. That’s why a maintenance contract with Derksen Plumbing and Heating for your business can be one of the best investments you ever make. Continue reading

Ready Your Furnace

While Jack Frost isn’t quite nipping at your nose, the early warning signs of winter are starting to hit Winnipeg.

We’re not going to focus on what has been happening in the River City over the past few months, which has seen us had too few days in the 30s and more rain than we’d like to have fallen to a freefalling thermometer that is threatening frost already.

The effect of this sudden turn, of course, is that you’re turning your thermostat up a little sooner than expected, translating into a new concern about the health of your furnace.

If you’re concerned about your furnace’s status, then it’s definitely time to give us a call.

Derksen’s team is ready to mobilize for you. Preventative maintenance, including annual checks on your furnace, will help ensure you stay toasty warm throughout the cold months.

To learn more, give us a call today at 204 944 3444 or book your service call online.

Let Derksen Plumbing & Heating Provide a Maintenance Contract for Your Business

Your Winnipeg business depends on a complicated anatomy of pipes and wiring to keep you comfortable. Everything from your heating to A/C to plumbing and sump pumps are made up of countless components. Ideally, everything works in concert, as designed. However, as you probably already know, heating, cooling and plumbing in Winnipeg can be full of surprises. That’s why a maintenance contract with Derksen Plumbing and Heating for your business can be one of the best investments you ever make. Continue reading