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Follow These Tips to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

Posted by on February 06/2017 | 0 Comments

Are Preparing Your Home Plumbing for Winter? Winter’s freezing temperatures can cause serious damage to your home’s plumbing. Before it gets too cold, make sure you follow these tips for preparing your plumbing for winter. They could save you a lot of time and money… not to mention the inconvenience of living in a house with busted pipes! Plumbing for Winter Tip 1: Insulate Your Pipes This is one of the easiest steps you can take to prevent frozen pipes. Start by searching your home for exposed pipes. They could be in your attic, basement, or even under your floor. If you find pipes in areas that don’t receive adequate heat, then you should insulate them. Wrap the pipes with insulation that will protect them from the bitter cold. Insulating foam doesn’t cost much. It’s also very easy to install. Note that you should also insulate any outdoor spigots and…

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Green Plumbing Tips

Posted by on June 22/2016 | 0 Comments

Green Plumbing Green plumbing is a great efficient method to save money and create an eco-friendly household. As global warming becomes an ever-increasing concern in Canada, many homeowners in Southwestern Ontario are investigating ways they can make their homes eco-friendly. While there are certainly large changes you can make to your home to make it greener, things like retrofitting it with solar panels, energy efficient fixtures, and insulation can take a lot of money you don’t necessarily have. We are huge proponents of the idea that every little bit helps, and we appreciate that even small changes to your daily habits can have a huge difference. Running an eco-friendly household doesn’t have to involve an exhaustive list of invasive home renovations, nor does it have to take a huge bite out of your savings. In fact, going green can involve a few minor adjustments to your plumbing habits and you…

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Basement Flooded? Stay Calm!

Posted by on June 16/2016 | 0 Comments

Is your Basement Flooded? April showers bring May flowers, but you know as well as anybody in Southwestern Ontario that it doesn’t stop there. We have a moderate climate, but we’re no stranger to extreme weather. We get a little bit of everything, including rain well into the summer. In June, that means roughly one-third of the month sees precipitation. As such, your home or commercial building may be prone to a flooded basement. For the most part, these rainy days don’t affect much more than the clothes you choose to wear to work or when you plan a picnic. But there are days when excessive rainfall can put extra pressure on your plumbing and drainage system. When combined with crumbling infrastructure, it can result in massive problems for your home. A basement flooded is frustrating and an unwelcomed surprise. Overland Flooding When your city sees excess rainfall, something called overland…

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Ask Us! Your Emergency Plumber At Your Service

Posted by on June 10/2016 | 0 Comments

What Should You Ask Your Emergency Plumber? Armed with a basic toolkit and a DIY spirit, most homeowners in the GTA can take on minor plumbing maintenance and repairs. We can appreciate your desire to do this work on your own. Running a household is an expensive task and performing simple upkeep is an easy way to keep your costs low. Unfortunately, unless you’re a trained professional, there will be some jobs that require more than what you can offer. Without an extensive toolkit, experience, or education backing your handiwork, complex and invasive plumbing problems are out of your league. Burst Without an extensive toolkit, experience, or education backing your handiwork, complex and invasive plumbing problems are out of your league. Burst pipes, obstructed sewer lines, and broken water heaters are just a few examples of those tasks that are better left to the professionals. When DIY isn’t an option,…

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Prevent Having A Plumbing Emergency!

Posted by on May 18/2016 | 0 Comments

Ever Had An Unexpected Plumbing Emergency? A plumbing emergency can happen, but they’re never appreciated. Having your ‘normal’ turned upside down can be a stressful and frustrating thing. As such, our emergency plumbers are always here to help. Nobody likes calling their plumber. Though we take pride in our ability to help when a toilet clogs or a pipe bursts, we prefer providing you with the tools to help prevent these things from ever happening. How Can You Prevent A Plumbing Emergency? A regular maintenance routine is a great and simple way to prevent disaster from striking. In the past, we’ve supplemented useful advice with helpful tips on how to inspect and clean your plumbing and drainage system. No plumbing license required – novice and expert DIY-ers alike can do most of what we suggest. Sometimes, however, it isn’t what you do but what you don’t do to your plumbing…

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Common Plumbing Issues Affecting Southern Ontario

Posted by on May 11/2016 | 0 Comments

Common Plumbing Issues No home is an island. Well, no home with running water is. If you live in Southern Ontario, your municipality has constructed a complicated system that supplies potable water and removes waste water from your home. It’s an intricate system that relies on your home’s individual, indoor pipes and the city’s outdoors lines. This gives and taken means the quality of your municipality’s infrastructure has a huge impact on the health of your plumbing and drainage system. Since so much of their pipes are located outdoors, the particular climate and geography of Southern Ontario can also affect your plumbing. Today we’re going to address the most common plumbing issues that affect homes in your area. Tree Roots Southern Ontario is home to a large variety of tree species. You probably chose to live in your neighborhood for the towering American Elm, Red Maple, or Black Ash that…

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A Local Plumber For All Of Your Renovation Needs!

Posted by on May 05/2016 | 0 Comments

Are You Planning On Renovating? Before renovations, you should be consulting your local plumber to ensure your bathroom, kitchen, or whichever area you wish to renovate is prepared. If you’ve spent years living with outdated, faulty, and inefficient bathroom fixtures, there’s nothing as exciting as the moment before you take on its renovation. That enthusiasm might override reason, and you may be tempted to slip on a pair of goggles, grab your sledgehammer, and start taking a few swings. But we advise against that. No matter how big or small your plans are it’s important that you take the time to consider your options. It’s the only way to ensure your upgrades don’t turn into new annoyances. For some, renovating the bathroom is as simple as outfitting the sink and shower with new faucets. For others, it’s a total override of the entire room involving changes to the layout, tiling, and…

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Preventative Plumbing Care With Our Experienced Plumbers

Posted by on April 25/2016 | 0 Comments

Plumbing Care With The Pros Keeping up with daily plumbing care should be a priority. Keeping the various components of your plumbing clean is an easy way to keep your system happy and healthy. It’s also a great way to be aware of any changing conditions or developing issues so you can take the appropriate repairs to avoid a disaster. Unfortunately, even the best preventative measures can’t stop your home from becoming a plumbing nightmare should luck be against you. In which case, a well-timed visit from one of our emergency plumbers can help you control the situation and return your home back to normal. No amount of drain cleaning will help you if you’re up against Mother Nature. The fact of the matter is, when it comes to weather and geography, she always wins. One of the most common issues behind the emergency calls that we receive has to…

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A Bathroom Cleaning Check List

Posted by on April 14/2016 | 0 Comments

The Importance Of Bathroom Cleaning Many do weekly bathroom cleaning for hygiene purposes and prevention of stains. As winter comes to a close and spring finally starting to bloom, it’s the perfect time to shake off the winter doldrums and think about the state of your home. Draft up a spring cleaning list, so you can perform a few badly needed deep cleans around the house – and a few repairs too! It’s natural for your bathroom to make its way to the top of your to-do list. It’s a heavily used room that can need a lot of TLC, even if you keep up with cleaning it on a regular basis. As you prepare for an afternoon of scrubbing and mopping, don’t be shy to take a closer look at your plumbing’s health. A quick inspection of your washroom can ensure your plumbing matches your spotless cleaning job. A…

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A Stinky Sink & Its Solution

Posted by on April 08/2016 | 0 Comments

Ever Had A Stinky Sink? A stinky sink is something we never think about until it happens. Every day, you fill the sink, wash your hands, and carry on your day without a second thought for the intricacies behind your bathroom’s drain. It’s a whole different story when something interrupts your usual routine. We’ve talked about the reasons why your sink might not be draining, but a clog isn’t always the source of your problems. A free flowing drain can still cause you headaches if it’s particularly dirty and has an odor throughout your bathroom. You can’t ignore it any more than you could a clog. You need to follow a few simple tips to get your drain back to normal. Your bathroom sink sees a lot more than just water flowing down its drain. Soap, toothpaste, hair, shaving cream and other toiletries make their way down the drain and…

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