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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 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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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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