The 2016 MarchHy-Pro Plumbing Blog

Why Hire A Licensed Plumber?

Posted by on March 21/2016

It’s easy to fall into the wrong hands when you hire outside plumbing contractors to get your pipes fixed. But when it comes to your home’s plumbing system, you certainly don’t want to cheap out in the event of a sewer backup or pipe burst. If you don’t have a reliable, licensed plumber near me on your speed dial, we highly recommend that you do your research now. At Hy-Pro Plumbing and Drain Cleaning, we only hire certified, licensed service professionals for any job that you need taken care of, from drainage issues to running toilets and leaky water heater…

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Most Common Problems Befalling Sump Pumps

Posted by on March 14/2016

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

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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