The Plumbing Tips & Information for Home Owners & Businesses in Ontario

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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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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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 If you’ve spent years living with outdated, faulty, and inefficient bathroom fixtures, there’s nothing as exciting as the moment before you take on its renovation.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 Noisy Tap And It’s Solutions!

Posted by on March 08/2016 | 0 Comments

Common Tap Problems You May Encounter Tap problems are not costly but also quite annoying. Screaming, gurgling, whistling, and chattering – no this isn’t your child we’re talking about; it’s your tap! If you’re tired of this annoyance wreaking havoc on your eardrums, take an afternoon to assess your taps. Unhappy pipes kick up quite the fuss, and it’s a good idea to listen to what they’re saying. Each sound your faucet produces can reveal the source of the issue, which makes solving it that much easier. But if you’re not fluent in faucet-speak, these noises can leave you scratching your head. Don’t worry if you don’t speak tap; we do, and we’ve broken down each noise and explained their cause. Screaming Taps A screaming tap sounds a lot worse than it is. Typically, a screaming tap is caused by a faulty stem. A stem is a moving mechanism within…

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Should You Or Should You Not DIY Common Plumbing Problems?

Posted by on February 23/2016 | 0 Comments

Common Plumbing Problems Common plumbing problems are the reason why resort to the Internet instead of a professional. Why? Well, because they are common. Because it’s common, there are bound to be effective DIY solutions somewhere. Sometimes what seems like an easy repair can quickly transform into a larger job – one that you’re in no way qualified to handle. Just as you shouldn’t feel embarrassed about deferring to the experts for a small repair, you shouldn’t feel self-conscious about throwing in the towel and admitting defeat.  Don’t struggle through any more of the repair than you have to; the faster we can arrive and take over, the earlier your home can return to normal. Whether a client considers themselves knowledgeable or clueless about their plumbing system, our plumbers are often answering calls about the same issues. The following are some of the most common plumbing problems that require a…

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Keep Your Septic Tank Happy

Posted by on February 17/2016 | 0 Comments

Your Septic Tank Not all of our clients live in a house or apartment that’s connected to a centralized wastewater treatment facility. We know some live in a home that relies on a septic tank, and there are more than you think! For those with a drainage system that involves one of these tanks, we have a few pieces of professional advice to keep it working well. Tips On Keeping Your Septic Tank Happy Be aware of what you’re putting down your drains, taking care to limit the amount of food particles and grease that pass your mesh strainer. We may come across as a broken record for our regular readers, as we offer this piece of advice time and time again. But we mention it so often because it truly makes a difference. Anything that gets past your defense will eventually find its way into your septic tank. Your…

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Stay On Top Of Your Kitchen Sink Maintenance!

Posted by on February 12/2016 | 0 Comments

Your Simple Kitchen Sink Maintenance Plan Having a simple kitchen sink maintenance plan can go a long way for the health of your kitchen sinks. We know you probably don’t spend much of your day thinking about your kitchen sink, but as the GTA’s top plumbing experts, we certainly do. We know it to be an important and hardworking component of your home’s plumbing and drainage system. In order for it to work seamlessly with the rest of this system, it can need a little bit of kitchen sink maintenance. That’s why we recommend following a simple yet effective maintenance routine. Regular upkeep of your sinks will keep your kitchen running as it should. Keep Your Kitchen Sink And Its Vicinity Clean A simple solution in kitchen sink maintenance is simply keeping your kitchen sink clean. This should also be your number one priority. By minding what is able to…

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The Benefits Of Installing A Water Softener

Posted by on January 22/2016 | 0 Comments

Investing In A Water Softener? You may have heard of a water softener or even have one in your own home. If you travel often and sip from the local tap water, you might not be surprised to realize that the composition of water differs from place to place. The presence of minerals in your water supply can do more than alter its taste. Depending on the hardness of your home’s water, it can affect the health of your pipes and the way that you clean. But what does hard water even mean? Your home’s water supply can be categorized as soft or hard depending on the minerals found within it. When your water has a high percentage of minerals, like lime, magnesium, and calcium carbonate, it’s considered hard. While these minerals are what give your drinking water flavor, they can be difficult on your pipes. Moreover, they can make…

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