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Questions to Ask Before You Hire Plumbers in Ontario

Posted by on November 07/2022 | 0 Comments

How To Choose The Right Plumbers in Ontario Nowhere in Canada is safe from issues like clogged drains or burst pipes, certainly not Ontario. Living in Ontario is amazing, but nothing ruins a great day more than leaking water lines and faulty water heaters. It’s hard to enjoy life anywhere when those problems plague your property. Fortunately, Ontario’s property owners are never far from professional solutions for their plumbing systems. Unfortunately, finding a company that has reliable service isn’t easy.  There are many plumbing companies across Metro Vancouver. Not all of them offer the same quality of service — or…

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Don’t Let A Running Toilet Run Away With Your Utility Bill

Posted by on October 16/2020 | 0 Comments

The sound of your toilet constantly running might not give you any cause for concern at first. Though loud, the sound hasn’t led to any major leaks, and the toilet itself continues to work the way it always has. But don’t leave this condition go untreated; you’ll kick yourself the next time you receive your utility bill and see the real effects of a running toilet. Before you’re left wondering how you’ll pay your steep bill, you should administer some TLC to your toilet. The apparatus responsible for the flushing of your toilet is composed of several parts – all of…

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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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Green Plumbing Tips

Posted by on June 22/2016 | 0 Comments

Green Plumbing Green plumbing is a great efficient method to save money and create an eco-friendly household. As global warming becomes an ever-increasing concern in Canada, many homeowners in Southwestern Ontario are investigating ways they can make their homes eco-friendly. While there are certainly large changes you can make to your home to make it greener, things like retrofitting it with solar panels, energy efficient fixtures, and insulation can take a lot of money you don’t necessarily have. We are huge proponents of the idea that every little bit helps, and we appreciate that even small changes to your daily habits can have a huge difference. Running an eco-friendly household doesn’t have to involve an exhaustive list of invasive home renovations, nor does it have to take a huge bite out of your savings. In fact, going green can involve a few minor adjustments to your plumbing habits and you…

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Basement Flooded? Stay Calm!

Posted by on June 16/2016 | 0 Comments

Is your Basement Flooded? April showers bring May flowers, but you know as well as anybody in Southwestern Ontario that it doesn’t stop there. We have a moderate climate, but we’re no stranger to extreme weather. We get a little bit of everything, including rain well into the summer. In June, that means roughly one-third of the month sees precipitation. As such, your home or commercial building may be prone to a flooded basement. For the most part, these rainy days don’t affect much more than the clothes you choose to wear to work or when you plan a picnic. But there are days when excessive rainfall can put extra pressure on your plumbing and drainage system. When combined with crumbling infrastructure, it can result in massive problems for your home. A basement flooded is frustrating and an unwelcomed surprise. So after calling your Ontario home insurance broker, let’s jump into…

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Ask Us! Your Emergency Plumber At Your Service

Posted by on June 10/2016 | 0 Comments

What Should You Ask Your Emergency Plumber? Armed with a basic toolkit and a DIY spirit, most homeowners in the GTA can take on minor plumbing maintenance and repairs. We can appreciate your desire to do this work on your own. Running a household is an expensive task and performing simple upkeep is an easy way to keep your costs low. Unfortunately, unless you’re a trained professional, there will be some jobs that require more than what you can offer. Without an extensive toolkit, experience, or education backing your handiwork, complex and invasive plumbing problems are out of your league. Burst Without an extensive toolkit, experience, or education backing your handiwork, complex and invasive plumbing problems are out of your league. Burst pipes, obstructed sewer lines, and broken water heaters are just a few examples of those tasks that are better left to the professionals. When DIY isn’t an option,…

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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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