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Always Hire Licensed And Insured Plumbers, No Matter What!

Posted by on April 22/2015 | 0 Comments

Hire An Insured Plumber! To maintain the health of your plumbing systems, make sure to hire an insured plumber if you are in need of a plumbing service. You might hear of a dirt-cheap local service or a handy friend or neighbour who claims to be able to handle all manner of plumbing issues. It’s always tempting to save money, but hiring unlicensed and uninsured workers can make your problems much, much worse. There’s never an excuse to cut corners when it comes to property maintenance and plumbing and drain cleaning. Remember the old saying: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is … All licensed plumbers in the province of Ontario must first serve as an apprentice. Students earn their license by first completing a year’s worth (or two semesters’ worth) of classes in plumbing techniques, principles, tools, safety, documentation, and mechanics from an accredited college.…

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Essential Bathroom Maintenance As The Winter Finally Warms

Posted by on March 29/2015 | 0 Comments

Bathroom Maintenance With another frigid winter finally coming to an end, it’s only natural to start thinking about making big changes around the house, particularly bathroom maintenance. Spring-cleaning lets us tackle repairs, make some deep cleans, and get around to upgrades we’ve been too tired (or too cold!) to accomplish throughout the winter months. With so much new life blooming outside, it’s the perfect time to invest in a new start in our homes — even if it’s just for one room at a time. This March and April, while you’re scrubbing and mopping the bathroom, don’t forget to go a bit deeper and look to the room’s plumbing health! To start your bathroom maintenance, check your plumbing! A bathroom with faultless plumbing is only a scrub away from perfection, so be sure to follow our brief washroom inspection to get that spring-clean feeling. Steps To Take? First, after cleaning…

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Install A Water Softener To Keep Your Pipes Clean!

Posted by on March 18/2015 | 0 Comments

Install A Water Softener! Installing a water softener will get rid of your hard water problem! Take a minute to read the following to figure out if your water supply is suffering from the presence of too many minerals. If so, we’re certainly able to help! Hard Water Versus Soft Water The difference between hard and soft water is all in the mineral composition. Hard water has a higher percentage of calcium carbonate, magnesium, lime, chalk, sulfates, and other ions. It can be tasty and deliver more nutrients per glass, but isn’t ideal for cleaning or your pipes. That’s why it’s a smart idea to leave your drinking water alone, and focus on softening the water you use to bathe, clean clothes, and do the dishes. One way to know the softness or hardness levels is how your bath and shower feels. Do you have a hard time getting soaps…

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How To Make Bar And Drain Flies Buzz Off — And Stay Gone

Posted by on February 25/2015 | 0 Comments

Having A Drain Flies Problem? Drain flies are a scary thing. The all-too-common drain fly (otherwise known as the Psychodidae) and the fruit fly (or the drosophila melanogaster) can be an occasional nuisance or a major liability. Having flies buzzing around your drains in the home is never a welcome quality, but they’re even more aggravating in a business setting — a cloud of insects circling around fountain lines, beer taps, or in the bathroom might turn customers off in a major way and start eating into your profits. Drain flies live and lay eggs in decomposing organic matter that sometimes accumulates in sinks, basins, toilets, and so forth, and hang out in moist areas nearby (you’ll notice that they’re most active at night). Both drain and barflies go through breeding and life cycles extremely quickly (we’re talking a matter of days and weeks), so trying to kill the adults…

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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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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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