Airdrie Chamber of Commerce!

Here at PMC Plumbing we are excited to share a post from the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce welcoming our local Airdrie business to the Chamber!

“Welcome Paul Challen owner of PMC Plumbing & Heating to the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce! We are very excited to continue that have new members join our chamber as we continue to grow and serve our amazing business community! Be sure to contact Paul if you have any plumbing needs.” – Airdrie Chamber of Commerce

We provide a wide range of plumbing services and Paul has over 20 years of experience in the local area. We provide full plumbing and gas fitting services and specialize in boiler trouble shooting! Call or text Paul today at 587-583-5495.


Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. renovation!

This is a slightly different type of post from PMC Plumbing! We had a busy day roughing in new bathrooms and kitchen for the Airdrie P.O.W.E.R building. Airdrie P.O.W.E.R stands for Protecting Our Women with Emergency Resources and their goal is to provide help for women and children to leave their abusive relationships with resources, education and empowerment. One of our suppliers, Bartle and Gibson, is also helping out with all the materials needed for this job. A huge shout out to Bartle and Gibson and especially to Airdrie P.O.W.E.R. for making a difference in our community!

Below are some photos of the rough-in stage for the Shelter in Airdrie!

When the project is done we will update this post with the finished photos!

PMC Plumbing, a local Airdrie business.

Winterizing the Plumbing and Heating in your Home

Well, here in Southern Alberta we have had 2 good snow storms already and it’s not yet the middle of October!  It’s time to start thinking about winterizing your home plumbing and heating systems for the upcoming long Alberta winter.

Winterizing can help you save money by making your home more energy efficient.  For heat loss consider

  • Check the caulk around windows and doors
  • Have your furnace cleaned.  Keep extra furnace filters on-hand 
  • Remove any window A/C units
  • Install certified carbon monoxide alarms (accredited by the Standards Council of Canada) in hallways and near sleeping areas

Your plumbing needs to be ready for extreme cold temperatures and wind!

  • Protect Your Pipes From Freezing – watch the water pressure in your home as reduced water pressure can be an indication of frozen pipes.  Wrap any exposed pipes that may be in your attic, outdoor walkways or crawlspace.  Applying heat tape to these pipes prior to insulating will help prevent freezing.  Point drain pipes away from the home.
  • Particularly Cold Days – leaving any worrisome taps running, even very slowly, will help prevent freezing as moving water won’t freeze
  • Keep Your Indoors Warm – Even while you’re away!  Maintaining a minimum temperature of 13C indoors helps keep exterior walls from freezing.  If you are going away, leave the cabinet doors open under kitchen and bathroom sinks to keep the warm air circulating.
  • Garden Hoses – put these away over the winter.  You can buy an exterior faucet jacket to further protect these outdoor faucets.  Your outdoor faucets should each have shutoffs.  Turn these faucets off and drain any remaining water before it gets cold outside.
  • Check For Leaks – Seal off any air leaks around dryer vents, wall outlets and faucets.
  • Drain Your Sprinkler System 

Many of these things can be done with little or no cost to you!  Being prepared can help prevent much larger problems, damage and cost!

As always, Call Paul at PMC Plumbing if you need help with any of these ideas

Call or Text: 587-583-5495


Clogged Sink or Tub Drain (Nasty but true!)

Do you have a slow draining tub or sink?

Tub: To fix your tub unscrew the knob on top of the drain. Then use a flat head screwdriver to undo the drain.  You may need an allen key to undo the screw below the drain plug. Then pull out the drain and all the hair that gets caught in  the drain assembly.  Clean the drain assembly and then put the plug back in and tighten gently with your screwdriver.   

Sink:  Hair usually gets caught in the stopper of your vanity sink.  Under your sink there is a nut in the back that connects the lifting rod to the stopper. Unscrew that nut, pull the lifting rod out and pull the stopper out of your sink. This typically is where hair will collect.  Remove all the hair and replace the stopper.  Make sure the lifting rod operates  the stopper and then do up the nut. Hand tight is usually best. Check for leaks under your sink.  

With these two easy steps your sink and tub should drain a lot better. If not give Paul at PMC Plumbing a call and we will help you out!

Call or text 587-583-5495