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Spring has sprung - it's time to test your sump-pump

Mar 23, 2016

The best drainage system in the world is only as good as it’s sump pump. Your pump should be tested at least twice a year. Make plans to do it as part of your Spring and Fall maintenance of your home. To test the pump, fill the basin with water to the level required to engage the pump (usually just above it). The pump should “kick” on and empty the basin. If it doesn’t, check the power source. If there is power to the pump and it does not turn on with the required water level you may have to replace your pump.

 

Mar 23, 2016

Sherwood Park Chamber of Commerce Great Canadian Trade Fair & Sale April 8-10, 2016

Mar 23, 2016

We are please to again be part of the Great Canadian Trade Fair & Sale in Sherwood Park April 8-10, 2016. The trade fair will be held in Millennium Place and the hours are:

Friday 1 pm – 8 pm
Saturday 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

We will be in the renovation hall, booth 326. For more information please visit www.sherwoodparkchamber.com

Hope to see you there!

 

Mar 23, 2016

Spring rain is here!

Apr 23, 2014

Spring is here and the forecast is calling for rain this week. It is important to take a few minutes around your house to ensure your basement stays dry. Make sure your downspouts are down and directed away from your foundation. Clean out any leaves and other debris that may have collected there over the winter so that the water can easily flow. If your sump pump discharge hose is still off after the winter, now is the time to put is back on and extend it away from your house. Window wells are great places for old newspapers and other winter “treasure” to collect. Time to clear them out. While you are in your yard, take a walk around the full perimeter of your house and look at the grade next to your foundation. Are there any low spots where water is collecting?

Back inside your house, it is time for your spring sump pump check. If the basin is collecting water and your sump pump is “kicking on” great news – just ensure the discharge path is clear. If the basin is dry, fill it with water to ensure the pump turns on when the level of water reaches the trigger point (should be just above the level of the pump). If the basin is full of water and the pump does not turn on, check the float switch to ensure it is not stuck in the down position.  If the float switch is clear and it still will not kick on, check the power source. If the float switch is clear, there is power to the pump and it still will not turn on, you may need to look at replacing the pump.

If you do find water coming into your basement, please give us a call – we would be happy to come out and have a look!

Apr 23, 2014

Spring rain is here – a little home maintenance can go a long way in keeping your basement dry.

2014 Edmonton Home and Garden Show is March 20 - 24

Mar 14, 2014

The 2014 Edmonton Home and Garden Show is fast approaching, opening March 20 at 4:00 pm. We are happy to again be taking part in the show, setting up in Hall C, Booth 1333.

We really enjoy our time at these shows, seeing and chatting with past clients and meeting face-to-face with potential news clients. Hope to see you there!

Hours for the show:

Thursday, March 20 4pm – 9pm
Friday, March 21 12pm – 9pm
Saturday, March 22 10am – 9pm
Sunday, March 23 10am – 5pm

 

Mar 14, 2014

Come see us at the 2013 Edmonton Home and Garden Show!

Mar 1, 2013

We are looking forward to another great weekend at the 2013 Edmonton Home and Garden Show, March 21 – 24. We will be in booth 2348 in Hall E. Stop by to say hi to Wes and enter to win a $500 credit towards your required foundation repair.

Hours for the show are:
Thursday, March 21    4pm to 9 pm
Friday, March 22    Noon to 9 pm
Saturday, March 23    10am to 9 pm
Sunday, March 24    10am – 5pm

Link:  http://www.edmontonhomeshow.com/EHGS/ShowInformation/164.aspx

Mar 1, 2013

We are looking forward to another great weekend at the 2013 Edmonton Home and Garden Show, March 21 – 24. We will be in booth 2348 in Hall E. Stop by to say hi to Wes and enter to win a $500 credit towards your required foundation repair.