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Busiest Day of the Year for a Plumber – Brown Friday

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I have noticed a trend in calls for drain cleaning after  holidays or celebrations such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. This year has been no exception. The trend does not surprise me. I was interested to see if this was the case for other plumbers. After a search on the internet I discovered that in fact Black Friday (the day after American Thanksgiving) is not only the biggest shopping day of the year  it is also the single busiest day of the year for residential plumbers. The jump in service is so prominent that the day has been coined Brown Friday amongst the plumbing circle.


Below are some tips on how to protect your plumbing from  holiday horrors !


Not everything goes down the drain

The number one call on Brown Friday are from homeowners using their kitchen sinks as a garbage can. The following items should NEVER go down your drain.

  • fats of ANY kind
  • cooking oils
  • potato and onion peels
  • fibrous vegetables like celery and pumpkin
  • coffee grounds
  • bones
  • skin from poultry
  • egg shells
  • pasta
  • flour

Not everything goes in the toilet

  • The only thing that should go down the toilet (other than what comes from your body) should be toilet paper. That means cotton balls, swabs, cleansing cloths, feminine hygiene products, dental floss and similar items need to go into the trash and not get flushed away.


If your drains are running slow, they are probably already partially clogged, don’t ignore the problem. First, attempt to unclog it as soon as possible, if the problem persists then give me a call and I can help you out. Blair at Superior Plumbing;


The next holiday coming up is Easter. If you decide to cook a ham or turkey use common sense strategies. Whatever you do do not dump the grease from the meat down the drain.


Superior Plumbing is Open for Business !

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As many of you know I was in a motorcycle accident in May of this year; after a couple months to recover I am pleased to announce that Superior Plumbing is back up and accepting work.


Thank you for all your support and well wishes.


I appreciate all my loyal clients and I am grateful for referrals as I build things back up. Check out my website for some up to date information.


Below is a note from a customer that I did work for last week. Superior Plumbing strives for integrity and quality work at a fair price – pleased to have achieved this for Alan.


“Used Superior Plumbing after receiving a crazy quote from a different plumbing company to install the sink. Superior was exceptionally professional; did an amazing job, arrived on time, did the work quickly and left the area in perfect condition. Blair was informative, friendly, professional and we will certainly use Superior Plumbing again in the future. Thank you.” – Alan Crooks


Thank you, Blair Daigle


Don’t be this person – Winterize your outdoor taps.

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Burst pipes and faucet damage are just a couple of the problems that can result from not winterizing your outdoor taps. Prevent damage this winter with these four easy steps:


Step 1: Find the faucets and turn off the shutoff valve for each outdoor faucet.



Step 2: Locate the inside shutoff valves and turn them off, shut off by turning them clockwise (unless they were installed ‘wonky’). You will also need to drain the existing water in the line by removing the small drainage cap and allowing the excess water to drain into a bucket or large pot.



Step 3: Double check your work by going outside to check and see that the water is indeed off and that there is no leftover water in the pipe.



Additional Step 4: Add an insulating cap/cover to the outdoor faucet(s) to protect the pipe against freezing. These can be picked up at any big-box hardware store.



Step 5: Remove the garden hose and store away until spring



*Note: if you have a frost-free hydrant then you will need to ensure that the hose has been removed or it can freeze and cause leaks. Frost-free in Calgary’s harsh winters are not fool proof, it’s better to shut off the valve just to be sure.



If you don’t do this you will most likely be calling Superior Plumbing in the spring !


Superior Plumbing Sponsors Community Event

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Once again Superior Plumbing sponsored the annual CKE Wine and Whiskey fundraiser in our community of Chinook Park, Kelvin Grove and Eagle Ridge. Giving back to the community where we work and play is important for Superior Plumbing. This year’s theme was Construction – to celebrate the upcoming demolition of our old hall and the soon to be constructed new CKE Community Hall.



Superior Plumbing is connected to the CKE Community Association in a few ways. We sponsor the CKE Membership program. Blair has also done some small jobs at the CKE hall to help out. Blair’s wife Robin sits on the CKE board and is involved in other fundraisers for the hall.


Superior Plumbing is a Calgary-based plumbing company that is all about quality workmanship, competitive pricing and trained certified personnel. We employ Master Journeymen plumbers and gas fitters who provide excellent customer service and attention to detail. Our work includes consultations, products, installations, permits and repairs.



Check out some fun pictures of the event. Hip Image Image had their cool Boler at event to capture some fun shots !










Read more about the sponsors of this event on the  CKE Website


5 Star Reviews Keep Rolling In

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The reviews keep rolling in for Superior Plumbing – 5 stars all around.


Superior Plumbing is where it is today primarily through trusted referrals and recommendations. We have built our business through integrity and the continued support and referrals of customers and clients.


This is what customers have shared this week: 


I needed a gas line run for a new stove so I called five different companies. One was charging too much for a call-out. One didn’t show for the quote appointment. One guy had no clue how to do the work properly. One company wanted more than three times what Superior Plumbing quoted. Then there was Blair from Superior – knowledgeable, professional, fair pricing, and impressive quality of work. I couldn’t be happier with the service that Superior Plumbing provided. They are the only plumber I plan to use in the future and the only one I would recommend. Google review – January 2017


Blair was excellent! Very professional and did a great job. I will definitely call him again next time I need a plumber. Yelp – January 2017


Blair was great. We had a toilet that was old and needed to be replaced. He sourced the new toilet, did the replacement and hauled away the old one. Very satisfied with the experience. Home Stars – February 2017


Thank you ! for your continued support and we look forward to serving you in 2017.


Superior Plumbing receives Top Scores !

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It has been a good year for Superior Plumbing.


Last year Superior Plumbing was in the top 20 of plumbers in Calgary – this year Superior Plumbing in the top FIVE, coming in as the THIRD best plumbing company in Calgary.


Best Plumbers rated SUPERIOR PLUMBING as one of the top 5 plumbing companies in Calgary. “They rank in at number three on’s scoring system which evaluates and ranks plumbers across Canada using over 20 factors. The rating system analyzes all information available online for every plumbing company in the Calgary area – and across Canada – and scores every company on three categories: Accountability and Trust, Online Reviews, and Warranties and Satisfaction Guarantees.”  Check out Best Plumbers in Calgary.



We didn’t stop there, we also hit the TOP 10 list of plumbing companies on YELP – Top 10 Plumbers.


Superior Plumbing prides itself on being trustworthy, honest and SUPERIOR. We consistently receive positive feedback and referrals from our clients. We are proud of our accomplishments and look forward to continuing to provide superior service to Calgarians.

Recent Reviews: Superior Plumbing = Satisfied Customers

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Take a look at what our clients are saying about us…….

Highly Recommend Blair – 10/10 


I had a water heater that spewed water all over my basement. I tried calling a couple of people including the major company who services my furnace annually. Either they never got back to me as in the case of the major company or they were unable to come quickly enough. Blair was excellent. He promised to try to get over as quickly as he could, in between jobs. When he arrived, he was very easing going and pleasant to deal with. He took out the defective tank and rerouted the piping. He was fast and did an excellent job. The job site was left clean and I was happy with the price for the work done. I now know who I will call for any plumbing issues in the future. Great guy. Great job.


Another 10/10


Blair was very knowledgeable and straight forward. He was prompt, friendly, and honest. Blair not only changed the faucets, he educated me in what he had to do an why. I appreciated this as it made me feel confident in his ability and judgement. I would most definitely recommend his services!


Complete re-plumbing of 1911 home 10/10


Blair’s expertise and his willingness to share it enabled us to quickly and cost effectively resolve issues with the services and plumbing in our new/old 1911 home. He completely re-plumbed our home; he did it on a tight schedule and at a very reasonable cost. He’s tied in new services (sewer and water), installed both new and vintage fixtures, and this year he completed the plumbing work required for a new basement laundry. City inspectors commended the quality of his work. We consider Blair a trusted advisor for all things plumbing, and highly recommend Superior Plumbing’s services to family, friends and anyone in need.


Check out more reviews on Home Stars: Home Stars – Superior Plumbing


Superior Plumbing Sponsors CKE Community Event

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We are proud to once again be a sponsor to this great event. This year the Wine and Whisky committee at CKE is hosting The CKE Social. Check out all the great sponsors that support this community event.

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Toilet rebate program ending – take advantage now !

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The City of Calgary’s Toilet Replacement Rebate Program is ending. Apply by August 15, 2016 to get your $50 rebate from purchasing your high efficiency (low flow) toilet. To see if you are eligible visit Calgary Toilet Rebate.

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Superior Plumbing is ranked in the Top 20 plumbers in Calgary and Area

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Superior Plumbing is rated as one of the top 20 plumbing companies in Calgary. We rank in at number seventeen on  BestPlumber‘s scoring system which evaluates and ranks plumbers across Canada using over 20 factors.

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