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

Tips for Installing New Bathroom Fixtures

Posted by on April 16/2014 | 0 Comments

Replacing Bathroom Fixtures? Replacing bathroom fixtures can be costly and frustrating but it doesn’t have to be. Depending on how hard you hunt for the right bathroom fixture, you can find something affordable, appropriate, and gorgeous that suits your décor. The first step is to decide how much you are willing to spend. Once you have this ballpark figure, it will be easier to start shopping. Next, you will need to determine the size and shape of sink that you will need in order to fit the dimensions and placement of various features in your bathroom or kitchen. Tips On Installing Bathroom Fixtures In order to replace a faucet, check first to see how many openings there are in your sink and how far apart they are. Bathroom faucets in particular can have a variety of faucet styles which will need to be matched for ease of replacement. Once you…

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How You Can Unclog Sewer Pipes

Posted by on April 07/2014 | 0 Comments

Looking to Unclog Sewer Pipes? To unclog sewer pipes can be a difficult job but with the right tools, it is possible to get it done yourself. The two techniques described below should be enough to unclog most sewer pipes but remember: when in doubt, it is best to call a professional. Plumbing problems can quickly escalate so be sure to stop and call an expert if you run into any complications. How To Tell If Your Main Sewer Pipe Is Clogged The biggest clue that your main sewer pipe is clogged is multiple and simultaneous clogged drains throughout your home. This will usually involve more than one toilet, shower, or sink that is clogged or overflowing in more than one room at the same time. Sometimes a problem can be identified in its early stages if you notice that you frequently have to unclog many drains throughout your home.…

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How to Solve Major Drain Problems

Posted by on March 28/2014 | 1 Comments

Prevent Major Drain Problems There are many major drain problems that can be fixed at home by a confident DIY-er but it is important to keep in mind that it is often best left to those with years of training and experience. For one thing, professionals are more likely to be able to see the big picture and accurately assess the cause of your problems in order to come to the right solution. You may be able to fix a small leak on your own but if that leak was systemic of a larger problem you may inadvertently make the situation worse in the long term. That being said, it is also a good idea to have some idea of what is wrong and how it might be solved so that you know what to expect. Steps in Solving Major Drain Problems The first step is to determine which pipe…

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10 Quick Tips to Keep Your Unclog Those Clogged Drains!

Posted by on March 26/2014 | 0 Comments

Clogged Drains To ensure you have smooth drains, clogged drains will usually require the work of trained professionals as it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to plumbing problems. Bad clogs may require snaking and this is best done by an experienced plumber so that they have to opportunity to make sure the clog is not systemic of a large problem. Very slow drains and stubborn clogs may require professional help but there are many things you can do to prevent your clogged drains from reaching that point. Prevention The best way to deal with clogged drains is to avoid having them by practicing some simple habits around the home. Here are some kitchen, bathroom, and some general tips to help your smooth drains running just as it should. Kitchen Tips Never pour grease or oil down the sink as this can have a serious…

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Essential Plumber Questions You Should Ask Every Plumber!

Posted by on March 14/2014 | 0 Comments

Plumber Questions If you don’t know much about plumbing, that’s okay. You’ll have to hire a plumber eventually, and you’ll want to know which plumber questions to ask. Here are a few of the most important plumber questions you should be asking any plumber you’re considering hiring. Do You Have Insurance? This is one out of the many plumber questions you should ask. If the answer to this question is no, run the other way. Every plumber doing work in your home should be able to provide you with insurance. Any damage that is caused to your home will have to be fixed, and you don’t want to have to foot the bill for someone else’s mistake. Do You Have A License To Do This? If there is a requirement for a plumber to have a license in your area, it’s important to know that they have one. If the…

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Thinking About A Plumbing Career? Here Are 6 Important Considerations

Posted by on March 10/2014 | 0 Comments

Plumbing Career A plumbing career can be a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have running water! And with a continued shortage of workers in the skilled trades across Canada, prospective plumbers could be well-positioned for steady work and a good salary. Here are some considerations to keep in mind. Solid Prospects The most recent job outlook published by the Ontario government predicted good prospects for trained plumbers. That’s good news, considering global economic instability and unemployment in Ontario at nearly 8 percent in December. For young people, that figure tends to be even higher. Demand for plumbers is more solid than other trades linked to construction because there’s always a need for people with the know-how to maintain the existing network of pipes. That means you’re less vulnerable to economic downturns. Work Hours Varied The 2009 Employment Ontario report showed that most plumbers have…

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5 Plumbing Mistakes That Will Lead to a Plumbing Disaster

Posted by on January 29/2014 | 2 Comments

Plumbing Mistakes Before long, everyone will face plumbing mistakes. Whether it’s a clogged drain, a backed-up toilet or any other number of problems, we’re willing to bet you’ve come across one of these problems a number of times in your life. Take these mistakes into consideration when you’re around your plumbing to prevent disaster. Things Down the Drain Your drain just isn’t meant for some things. If you let things wash down the drain that aren’t meant to be, like toys, big chunks of food, and any other large objects, you’re bound for a plumbing problem. If it can fit down a drain, you can bet it’s been flushed by someone at one time or another. The Garbage Disposal Your garbage disposal is not a garbage can. Even though it may be tempting, because it’s easy, if you put everything down the sink thinking it can handle it, it won’t.…

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4 Essential Tips To Know Before You Do A Bathroom Renovation

Posted by on January 16/2014 | 0 Comments

Doing A Bathroom Renovation? So, you’re tired of your bathroom and want to do a bathroom renovation. It’s time to grab the sledgehammer. There are a few considerations to keep in mind before starting. Before you tear everything down, use our tips to ensure that your bathroom functions as well as it looks. Go With Quality When tallying up the entire cost, it may seem financially secure to go with lower quality for a better price. This could cost you down the road, so when you’re thinking about renovating, choose quality parts for pipes and fixtures. Plumbing problems are commonly due to parts that just aren’t up to the task, and your renovation could end up costing you much more than you thought it would. Soak In The Tub When you’re out shopping around for you bath tubs, don’t be afraid to get in and go for a soak. You…

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Perks Of An High Efficient Toilet For Your Home

Posted by on January 08/2014 | 1 Comments

Advantages To An Efficient Toilet An efficient toilet means more than just flushing properly. There are environmental advantages to them as well. Some people look at high-efficiency toilets and wonder whether they can really get the job done. That’s an understandable concern. No one wants a toilet that can’t flush properly. The truth is that high-efficiency toilets are designed to work just as well as regular toilets. In fact, they offer several benefits that might convince you to replace your old toilet. Use Less Water High-efficiency toilets use less water than traditional designs. The amount that you save depends on the specific model that you purchase. Many of the latest models use less than five liters of water per flush. Why should you care how much water your toilet uses? There are a few reasons. using less water means you pay lower utility bills high-efficiency toilets put less stress on…

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Tips for Preparing For Winter Plumbing

Posted by on January 03/2014 | 1 Comments

Winter Plumbing Tips Winter plumbing can get frustrating and tedious. 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! 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 hose bibs.…

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