Welcome to A.R. Wright

Plumbing and Heating

Welcome to A.R. Wright - Plumbing and Heating

Prevent water contamination with a backflow test!

AR Wright performs backflow testing for residential and commercial clients. Call us today for more information! 403-243-7010

What is backflow?
Backflow takes place when water flow reverses due to back siphonage or back pressure.

Back-siphonage may be caused by reduction of supply pressure or when water supply is interrupted. Here are a few examples:

  • When a watermain is shut off for repairs
  • When internal plumbing is shut off for on-site repairs
  • When there is high water demand (i.e., fire fighting, high home water use)
  • When there are different elevations (i.e., elevated piping, hilly landscape)

Back-pressure can arises from any water system that operates at a higher pressure than the supply pressure such as booster pumps, high-rise buildings, thermal expansion, or high pressure boilers.

Read more about water contamination prevention in Calgary at the link below!

http://www.calgary.ca/UEP/Water/Pages/Drinking-water/Prevent-water-contamination/Prevent-Water-Contamination.aspx

Follow these tips to keep your A/C unit running efficiently all summer and save money on energy bills.

The hottest days of summer make your air conditioning unit work the hardest. Here are ways to lower utility bills, save energy, increase comfort and maximize efficiency when your A/C needs the most help to keep you cool.

Follow these tips to keep your A/C unit running efficiently all summer and save money on energy bills.

The hottest days of summer make your air conditioning unit work the hardest. Here are ways to lower utility bills, save energy, increase comfort and maximize efficiency when your A/C needs the most help to keep you cool.

1. Call an HVAC professional

Each central air conditioning unit should be inspected, cleaned and tuned by a licensed, bonded and insured HVAC professional before the…

It’s that time of year again!

Summer is on it’s way and so is the heat! Stay cool with a new air conditioner, or make sure yours continues to run smoothly for the summer months by ordering a scheduled maintenance. AR Wright handles most makes and models of air conditioners call us today! 403-243-7010
http://arwright.ca/plumbing-heating-services-calgary/air-conditioning-repair-installation/

Tip #1

Drain Cleaning 101
If you are cleaning sink drains, you can help speed the job along by remembering a few simple things:

  • Foreign objects need to be manually removed. Flushing them out usually isn’t an option, otherwise they wouldn’t be clogging up your drain.
  • Never pour a chemical or biological drain cleaners into the drain first. If you need to snake out a pipe or otherwise manually clear it, do that first instead. Always pour your cleaning agent last.
  •  Wear face protection when snaking out a drain to avoid getting bacteria near your eyes, nose, and mouth

When pouring any cleaning agent, check the packaging to learn proper rinse timing. Some drain cleaning productions need to sit inside the pipes for a period of time to be effective. Don’t let anyone run the water until the cleaning period is over and you have completely rinsed the drain cleaning products away.