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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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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 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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Save The Number Of A Licensed Plumber!

Posted by on March 21/2016 | 0 Comments

Why A Licensed Plumber? A licensed plumber is a valid plumber. When it comes to running a household in this economy, we can understand the desire to cut a few corners in order to save a few bucks. But when it comes to the plumber you hire, resist the temptation to call local services or jack-of-all-trades that offer dirt-cheap rates. There’s always a reason why they charge such reduced rates, and it never works in your favor. Without a license or insurance, these so-called plumbers can create an even bigger problem than what prompted you to call them in the first place. The Certification Licensed Plumbers Need In Ontario, plumbers-to-be must go through a lengthy certification process in order to gain their license. It all starts with a year (or 2 semester’s worth) of classes at a college of trades where they’ll learn the principles, techniques, tools, and safety of…

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Most Common Problems Befalling Sump Pumps

Posted by on March 14/2016 | 0 Comments

Problems With Your Sump Pump? Your sump pump is a unique part of your drainage system, in that, in the best-case scenario, you’ll never need to use it. Nevertheless, in the case of emergencies, it can be an indispensable tool that prevents costly water damage. It does this by removing flood waters from your basement and rerouting them to a drain pipe or dry well via a discharge pipe. This, of course, only occurs when your sump pump has been well maintained and kept free of mechanical errors. In our mission to maintain the sump pumps across the GTA, we’ve seen our fair share of issues afflicting this particular machine. We’ve seen and repaired old, new, good and bad sump pumps during our many years of operation. Below are some of the four most common problems that our plumbers have encountered. Power Failure Like any other appliance in your home,…

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Trenchless Technology Replacing The Traditional Methods

Posted by on January 29/2016 | 0 Comments

A New Way To Clean! Trenchless technology is the newest and most efficient method for easier cleaning! We understand that many Canadians dread calling their plumber. When homeowners realize that they need a professional to de-clog, repair, or replace underground pipes, they expect the worst. They assume the work will involve time, money, and mess. While the average plumber will attempt to fix your buried plumbing in an expensive and time-consuming way, we are investing in trenchless technology. As the GTA’s premier plumbing and drainage service, we can offer a quick, affordable, and clean way to access and repair your pipes. Unlike some novice plumbers, we can boast an advanced spot repair system. With trenchless technology, our team of experienced plumbers is equipped with the tools, training, and skills to repair, clean, and replace the pipes running underneath your home, driveway, or beautifully landscaped lawn without disturbing them. Without unearthing…

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

Posted by on June 11/2015 | 0 Comments

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…

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The Top Five Most Common Household Plumbing Problems

Posted by on January 26/2015 | 0 Comments

HouseHold Plumbing Problems It’s no good having a local plumber on speed dial if they can’t attend to the most common household plumbing problems that afflict homeowners across southwestern Ontario. Some jobs are naturally bigger, more expensive, demanding, and invasive than others, but there are another set of tasks that shouldn’t take a qualified plumber much time or effort to complete. While there are a host of small plumbing repairs you can make yourself, sometimes the problem goes just beyond the realm of common expertise or knowledge, or requires tools and capabilities that not everyone possesses. Remember that no problem — large or small — can’t be tackled by our trained, insured, certified, and friendly staff, so never feel embarrassed by giving us a call to handle some small (but certainly aggravating) repair! The Top Five Household Plumbing Problems The following are possibly the five most common household plumbing issues,…

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