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Scope Out The Problem With Pipe And Sewer Cameras

Posted by on June 22/2015 | 0Comments

Pipe And Sewer Cameras?

Every tried to peer down a drain or sewer pipe to find some pesky blockage? Have you ever spent time shining a feeble flashlight into the dark, or rooting around with a snake made from a coat hanger or some other makeshift contraption? The fact is: plumbing lines extend into the walls, beneath the ground, and through the ceilings of buildings—and some are extremely small in diameter, or have joints and crevices that are prone to problematic build-ups. Average drain-cleansing methods or arbitrary flushing attempts sometimes miss the crucial problem, simply because they’re applied at one end with the hope that they somehow make a difference in the dark.

That’s where our amazing pipeline video inspections come in! With our handy tools, any household or commercial sewer lines or connection pipes are easily accessed, investigated, and assessed, eliminating the necessity of a major drain or an expensive delay to your water flow. Even the smallest of passages can be accessed by our tailor-made equipment. We can feed a reinforced video cable and a hardy, durable, and water-resistant camera down into pipes to get to the source of the problem. Our controls allow us to rotate, tilt, and pan to see all angles of the environment, and lighting and zoom features allow make it even easier to pinpoint crucial cracks, fissures, blocks, or whatever the problem may be.

Risks?

There are no risks associated with this high-tech method—otherwise, another plumber might have to dig out and cut their way to the trouble spot. It also takes all the guesswork out of the search, letting us make informed decisions well before we embark on any repairs, cleaning, or replacement jobs. And this isn’t just for a few short feet or metres—our pipe camera inspection systems can extend deep into any plumbing system to find problems far from the light of day. That means we can check out valves, welds, and connections (both legal and illegal), the liner and walls of pipes, corrosion and rust, typical blocks, sludge, and foreign objects (including insect and animal nests and decaying matter), odd water-flow directions or speeds, and much, much more. This is especially helpful as a precautionary measure before hydro flush cleaning techniques are used, since unforeseen damages or vulnerabilities can lead to massive consequences if not handled properly.

That means we can check out valves, welds, and connections (both legal and illegal), the liner and walls of pipes, corrosion and rust, typical blocks, sludge, and foreign objects (including insect and animal nests and decaying matter), odd water-flow directions or speeds, and much, much more. This is especially helpful as a precautionary measure before hydro flush cleaning techniques are used, since unforeseen damages or vulnerabilities can lead to massive consequences if not handled properly.

Call Today!

Not every plumbing company in the GTA has the rigorous training to use pipe and sewer camera equipment effectively, and certainly not every organization has access to the technology. When you call us, you’re getting in touch with a seasoned crew of veterans who can arrive and correct all commercial and residential plumbing issues whenever you need us the most. That means 24 hours a day and seven days per week, because we know blockages in sewer lines or major disruptions to standard flow won’t wait until the optimal time to occur. Invest in the plumbing technicians who can get the job done right and not waste you a dollar or an extra minute of your time. We’ve got your plumbing health in mind!

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Clear Drain Lines With The Future In Mind With Hydro Flush Technology

Posted by on June 11/2015 | 0Comments

Clear Drain Lines

Achieve clear drain lines with HY-PRO’s Hydro flush technology! Hydro flush technology is a form of condensed, focused power washing — an extremely efficient cleaning technique you’ve probably seen used on driveways, vehicles, roofs, and in industrial settings (it’s often relied upon in boating and aviation to get rid of especially difficult grime and build-up). But this same form of technology is one we rely on to get the cleanest, clearest drains and pipes possible — if not to remove scum and natural buildup, but also to dislodge foreign objects and misplaced items, like crayons, toys, coins, jewelry, and other items often forced down the drain.

The key to dislodging tough, stubborn stains, debris, and other blockages that obstruct plumbing lines, tanks, and drains is pressure: certain tools can deliver between 7,000 and 60,000 PSI (pounds per square inch). We’ve been able to harness and blast water at such high-intensity levels that it can even be used to cut through solid materials. Different units can incorporate different water temperatures, detergents, and other agents for superior performance, and coupled with a closed-circuit camera system, blockages (and other problems) can be located and targeted quite effectively.

Our Hydro Flush Service

Our own hydro flush service incorporates a long cable to snake down every twist and turn in your plumbing system. Using tiny nozzles located at the front and sides of the cable, water is shot out at multiple rotating angles to blast away everything in its path. This means an instant alleviation of major problems, but also a great method to implement in your preventative maintenance plan. A regular hydro flush service for a large building’s plumbing network will ensure that no costly and destructive problems arise, saving you scads of money thanks to some forward thinking and wisdom!

While the capability to cut through pipes would, of course, be counterproductive in a plumbing and drain cleaning capacity, this demonstrates just how effective properly blasted water can be — and why conventional methods are far less effective. In the past, chemicals or cables were used to clear blocked passageways. While this was often effective for a quick or immediate solution, the offending substances — soap scum, grease, grime, sludge, hair, tissue, and other debris — would quickly amass once again and cause another blockage. With the hydro flush, you can get rid of every last morsel of hair or sludge, creating squeaky-clean pipes and drains that will allow for a smooth flow of water from that point forward.

Don’t Wait!

Remember that burst pipes and drains can cause substantial structural damage to your properties, rotting out and destroying walls, floors, and ceilings. Major property damage restoration efforts will cost you far more than regular preventative maintenance, so don’t allow your plumbing problems to become more than you can handle. If you’ve got a blocked drain or pipe that just won’t budge through conventional clearing methods,

If you’ve got a blocked drain or pipe that just won’t budge through conventional clearing methods, let us know and we’ll bring our technologically advanced equipment to pulverize the obstructions and make your systems look and flush as good as new. In our trained plumbers’ skilled and seasoned hands, there’s no obstacle too big or sticky that they won’t be able to blast their way through!

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Keep Your Commercial Property Plumbing Running Smoothly With HY-PRO!

Posted by on May 27/2015 | 0Comments

Commercial Property

Maintaining your commercial property is essential for great hygiene. When you’ve got a commercial kitchen, you know that plumbing problems aren’t a mere inconvenience, able to be ignored or left alone until repair-time suits you best.

Even seemingly insignificant pipe, drain, valve, water temperature, or other plumbing-related matters can quickly blossom into full-blown disasters that can halt business in its tracks, create unsafe working conditions, and put customers off your establishment. The best thing to remember is that untreated plumbing problems will only cost you more money, time, and aggravation the longer you ignore them, so be proactive! Institute a preventative maintenance program now, and catch those small problems before they become catastrophic.

We’re used to all manner of commercial kitchen issues. We’ve plunged into the oiliest, dirtiest grease traps to prevent mucky build-up. Our grease trap rescue kits have saved kitchens from becoming stinky, off-putting places that only attract drain flies and other insects. We’ve unclogged even the most blocked drains and pipes, whether they’re connected to sinks or they’re floor drains jammed with solid food waste. We’ve dived into dishwashers and garbage disposal units to find offending bits of pipe-stopping grime. We’ve kept sprinkler systems active, efficient, and ready to protect your staff and properties. And we’ve ensured that water temperature for proper cleaning (and cooking) stays as hot or as cold as you need it to be.

Other Commercial Property

But it’s not only commercial kitchens that need our expert service. Washrooms are also part of our routine preventative maintenance rounds and one-off repair gigs. As you no doubt know, customers like to throw all sorts of garbage into toilets (and urinals) meant only for specific uses. Coins, paper towels, women’s products, toys, cigarette butts, and other waste can cause major blockages in every bathroom plumbing system. We’re also adept at helping you repair motion-sensing faucets, flush valves, sinks, basins, and other elements of every working bathroom. The last thing you want is upset or ticked off customers, and you certainly don’t want a health code violation. Stay on top of public washroom issues by calling us today!

No facility is too large or too small for our commercial plumbing service. We’ve worked in major industrial warehouses and processing plants. We’ve worked in school cafeterias and in retirement and elderly care facilities. We’ve seen just about every restaurant and bar kitchen that you can imagine. Medical centers, doctor’s offices, and veterinarians have also benefited from our timely attention. We attend to food prep organizations: supermarkets and food wholesalers need working pipes for washing and rinsing produce, and butcher shops need efficient hot water and clear drains. Hotels, hostels, and other luxury day spas all need a great plumbing team on call whenever the hot tubs and foot baths go awry.

Have Questions?

Whatever your commercial property, think ‘HY-PRO’ whenever you catch the faintest whiff of a plumbing problem. There’s no job too elaborate, and no job too simple for us to fix. We’re available around the clock and every day of the week, because we know that plumbing issues don’t wait for closing time and holidays to strike. Get in touch today and feel confident that a master team of plumbers is behind you from now until retirement.

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