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

Do You Have Septic Tank Troubles? We’re Here To Help!

Posted by on February 19/2015 | 0 Comments

Septic Tanks Septic tanks are an important component of the home. Every time we turn on a tap, use a clothes- or dishwasher, take a shower, or flush the toilet, we’re creating wastewater. Since all this water needs to go somewhere, every property needs to have some kind of plumbing system in place. Most of our homes and businesses are connected to a centralized wastewater treatment facility, but for those ‘off the grid’ structures, permanent on-site systems, or septic tanks, are installed. These concrete, fiberglass, and plastic tanks are carefully sized for the volume and type of materials they’ll be receiving, which depends on the sinks, appliances, and activities in your home or business. They are situated a few feet beneath the earth and at least five feet from your home, in a spot where a crew can easily access them when necessary. They’re ideally positioned to drain down and…

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What To Look For In A Quality Plumbing Service

Posted by on January 31/2015 | 0 Comments

Looking For A Quality Plumbing Service? A quality plumbing service has insured and licensed plumbers at your disposal. Say you’ve got a leak, water damage, busted pipes, clogged drains, back flow or tree root problems, and it’s an emergency. Your first instinct is to dial up a local plumber from the phone book or do a quick Google search. You don’t have time to shop around, compare policies, or read reviews — you need help, now! But after long waiting times, poor customer service, lackadaisical workmanship, and unclear pricing, you kick yourself for not preparing for this moment sooner, and actually finding a company that cares about you and your investments. What Should You Look For? During an emergency or simply when between routine repairs, it’s best to find a company that’s dedicated to your satisfaction. The following are the hallmarks of an excellent plumbing service — and qualities that…

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Be Your Home’s Hero And Unblock A Clogged Toilet!

Posted by on December 29/2014 | 0 Comments

Unclog That Clogged Toilet We’ve all been in that situation—equal parts frustrating, frightening, and embarrassing—when we’re faced with a clogged toilet and be the one who caused it. Try as we might, we can’t get the water to flush properly, and time’s running out. It’s bad enough when we’re alone, but all the more dicey when we have guests over or if we live with other people—and even worse when the clogged toilet is caused by us at one of our host’s washroom! So before you panic, start flushing madly (a terrible idea, by the way!), and flood the room, remember HY-PRO Plumbing and Drain Cleaning’s quick (and dirty) tips on unblocking toilets and saving the day: Clogged Toilet Tips We Recommend If you’ve got the time, remember to slap on a pair of rubber gloves and prep the area around the clogged toilet with newspaper or paper towels. You…

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Prepping Pipes For Another Cold Winter Is Essential

Posted by on December 22/2014 | 0 Comments

Prepping Pipes For Winter Prepping pipes for the cold winter is essential in maintaining its health. You’ve enjoyed your cottage, lodge, or cabin as much as humanly possible this year—in fact, you’ve squeezed every last moment out of your cherished holiday house, trying to escape the city or the doldrums of work. But now it’s time to face the facts: once again, winter is upon us, and you’re going to have to wait through another four months of cold wind, snow, and ice before you can enjoy another relaxing getaway. For you, it’s high time you made sure you cottage’s plumbing systems are outfitted for another winter. Here are a few things to remember when winterizing any vacant dwelling. How Can You Begin Prepping Pipes? Obviously, you’re going to want to have some heat flowing through the premises to not turn your property into an ice cube. Some residual heat…

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A Trusted Plumbing And Drain Specialist Is Even Handier Over The Holidays

Posted by on November 17/2014 | 0 Comments

A Handy Dandy Drain Specialist Having a trusted plumbing and drain specialist is handy, especially over the holidays. Have big plans for the holidays? Are you fixing to entertain friends, family members, and other honoured guests, preparing sumptuous and multi-course feasts, stop-overs for out-of-towners, and plenty of fireside cheer for those cold (but very merry) nights? Got a major “ugly Christmas sweater” party planned? How about a comfy evening of wine and cheese for a few close friends? Maybe you’re saving all that energy for New Year’s Eve, when you’ll open your doors to 2015 and to a crowd of countdown revelers! Choose A Local Drain Specialist However you decide to share your home this holiday season, having substantial meals and numerous guests means your plumbing and drainage system will be working overtime to accommodate all that extra flow. Dishwashers, sinks, and garbage disposal units will have their work cut…

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Have A Clogged Bathtub Drain? Avoid That Horrible Disaster!

Posted by on October 21/2014 | 0 Comments

Tips On Handling A Clogged Bathtub Drain If you’re like most people, you probably don’t enjoy taking a shower with a clogged bathtub drain. Having dirty water rising up past your ankles doesn’t exactly scream refreshing. But if you live in an old apartment or house, or your plumbing hasn’t been updated in a long time (or if you’re just particularly hairy!), you may have to endure this somewhat gross phenomenon more often than you’d like. Here are some tips of the trade to ensure that your shower or bathtub drain stays clog-free between major plumbing operations. Regular Maintenance Don’t assume that just because you can’t see it, the dirt and grime isn’t there! First, invest in a screen or mesh for your drain to collect any hair or chunks of soap (soap scum is a major factor in many clogs, so don’t overdo it on the suds and only…

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Upgrade Plumbing Pipes And Skip The Redecoration To Enhance Your Home’s Value

Posted by on August 25/2014 | 0 Comments

Looking To Upgrade Plumbing Pipes? By upgrading plumbing pipes, you can increase the value of your home. If you’re like many of the property owners we know, there’s a good chance that recently, you’ve found yourself looking around your house and wondering what you should be doing before summer comes to an end. You want to take care of any renovations or repairs before the winter cold sets in and renovations become costly and difficult – but where to begin? What’s the most crucial thing you can do for your home that will serve you all year ‘round? How can you know what the right thing to do for your home is? Now, we understand that we might sound a little biased when it comes to this question, but hear us out: there’s a good chance that the thing your home needs most as this summer comes to a close…

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Important Plumbing Issues In Southern Ontario Can Be Tricky

Posted by on July 22/2014 | 0 Comments

What Are Some Important Plumbing Issues? Important plumbing issues have to be addressed in a timely manner. When you need a plumbing job done quickly and well, it can seem like a life-or-death situation – and in many cases, a well-timed visit from a reliable and skilled plumber really can be the difference between damage to your property or belongings and the relief of knowing that everything in your home is as it should be. However, when you don’t know who to call, finding a reliable local plumber who won’t take advantage of you, overcharge you or do shoddy work in the name of speed can seem like a daunting task – but it doesn’t have to be. At HY-PRO Plumbing and Drain Cleaning, we pride ourselves on offering plumbing services to homes and commercial properties all across Ontario, with an emphasis on high-quality work as well as reducing the…

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Why You Should Choose a Local Plumber

Posted by on June 27/2014 | 0 Comments

Hiring A Local Plumber? Hiring a local plumber can be hard work, especially when it comes to hiring a local plumber to help with plumbing repairs when you have an emergency situation in the house. DIY tricks are always discouraged because plumbing, as a profession, requires a high level of skill and training. Plumbers have to go through rigorous apprenticeship training before they can perform full time jobs, and this is the biggest reason why you have to hire a professional plumber. You can’t afford to take chances, so get the benefits of professional services that will be carried out to the fullest degree. Common Problems That Require A Local Plumber Common problems in which you need to hire a local plumber could include blocked taps, leaking faucets, clogged sinks, and drains, stopped up toilets, erratic water pressure in the shower, smelly drains, regurgitating drains and many more unpleasant circumstances…

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Why You Should Always Keep A Licensed Insured Plumber On Hand

Posted by on June 19/2014 | 0 Comments

A Licensed Insured Plumber At Your Fingertips Having a licensed insured plumber at your fingertips will prevent emergencies from getting worse. The reality of life is that a plumbing emergency can happen anytime, day or night. When such an occurrence happens and water damage occurs in your house, you need to have a reliable company available 24/7 to attend to your needs. It’s always more convenient to choose a local company who can be at the job site quickly and provide local references for past jobs. Whether you are a business or homeowner, emergencies like this never happen at a convenient time and having a reliable company, such as HY-PRO Plumbing and Drain Cleaning available to assist helps ease the stress of such a problem. Customers can rest assured that they are calling upon a company which keeps fully a licensed insured plumber and only sends out trained professionals to…

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