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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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Keep Your Septic Tank Happy

Posted by on February 17/2016 | 0 Comments

Your Septic Tank Not all of our clients live in a house or apartment that’s connected to a centralized wastewater treatment facility. We know some live in a home that relies on a septic tank, and there are more than you think! For those with a drainage system that involves one of these tanks, we have a few pieces of professional advice to keep it working well. Tips On Keeping Your Septic Tank Happy Be aware of what you’re putting down your drains, taking care to limit the amount of food particles and grease that pass your mesh strainer. We may come across as a broken record for our regular readers, as we offer this piece of advice time and time again. But we mention it so often because it truly makes a difference. Anything that gets past your defense will eventually find its way into your septic tank. Your…

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Stay On Top Of Your Kitchen Sink Maintenance!

Posted by on February 12/2016 | 0 Comments

Your Simple Kitchen Sink Maintenance Plan Having a simple kitchen sink maintenance plan can go a long way for the health of your kitchen sinks. We know you probably don’t spend much of your day thinking about your kitchen sink, but as the GTA’s top plumbing experts, we certainly do. We know it to be an important and hardworking component of your home’s plumbing and drainage system. In order for it to work seamlessly with the rest of this system, it can need a little bit of kitchen sink maintenance. That’s why we recommend following a simple yet effective maintenance routine. Regular upkeep of your sinks will keep your kitchen running as it should. Keep Your Kitchen Sink And Its Vicinity Clean A simple solution in kitchen sink maintenance is simply keeping your kitchen sink clean. This should also be your number one priority. By minding what is able to…

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Trenchless Technology Replacing The Traditional Methods

Posted by on January 29/2016 | 0 Comments

A New Way To Clean! Trenchless technology is the newest and most efficient method for easier cleaning! We understand that many Canadians dread calling their plumber. When homeowners realize that they need a professional to de-clog, repair, or replace underground pipes, they expect the worst. They assume the work will involve time, money, and mess. While the average plumber will attempt to fix your buried plumbing in an expensive and time-consuming way, we are investing in trenchless technology. As the GTA’s premier plumbing and drainage service, we can offer a quick, affordable, and clean way to access and repair your pipes. Unlike some novice plumbers, we can boast an advanced spot repair system. With trenchless technology, our team of experienced plumbers is equipped with the tools, training, and skills to repair, clean, and replace the pipes running underneath your home, driveway, or beautifully landscaped lawn without disturbing them. Without unearthing…

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The Benefits Of Installing A Water Softener

Posted by on January 22/2016 | 0 Comments

Investing In A Water Softener? You may have heard of a water softener or even have one in your own home. If you travel often and sip from the local tap water, you might not be surprised to realize that the composition of water differs from place to place. The presence of minerals in your water supply can do more than alter its taste. Depending on the hardness of your home’s water, it can affect the health of your pipes and the way that you clean. But what does hard water even mean? Your home’s water supply can be categorized as soft or hard depending on the minerals found within it. When your water has a high percentage of minerals, like lime, magnesium, and calcium carbonate, it’s considered hard. While these minerals are what give your drinking water flavor, they can be difficult on your pipes. Moreover, they can make…

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Wintertime Plumbing Maintenance Advice

Posted by on January 11/2016 | 0 Comments

Winter Plumbing Maintenance As winter is right around the corner, it’s recommended to look into tips and tricks for winter plumbing maintenance. It’s important to be looking over pipes during the warmer weather, but it’s even more so when the chilly season comes along. Jack Frost has officially arrived, and he brought with him snow, ice, and frigid temperatures. As the wind chill starts to dip in the negative double digits, most of us will find refuge in our warm homes where mountains of blankets and hot cocoa are waiting. It’s a good reminder, however, to appreciate that the cooler temperatures affect your home as well – particularly that of your plumbing and drainage system. Here are few of our top tips to keep your plumbing happy, whatever the temperature is outside. Any keen reader of our publication will remember some of the advice we gave to winterize your home…

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Your Plumbing Guide For The Holidays

Posted by on December 22/2015 | 0 Comments

Your Plumbing Guide For The Holidays With the holidays less than a month away, preparation for the holidays is in high gear. The halls have to be decked, the fridge stocked, and the guestrooms settled. Then it’s merely a waiting game until extended family and long-distant friends come calling. If you’re anything like our team, you’ll be entertaining a full house this. From past experience, we know that the extra guests in your house will be testing more than just your patience. Hosting the holidays can put a strain on your home’s plumbing and drainage systems too. When the holidays rely on your home, you can’t let something like a clogged sink or a frozen pipe ruin Christmas or Hanukah. We know you’ve got enough on your mind as it is. That’s why we’ve developed an easy-to-follow guide to ensure your plumbing system can handle your guests, so you only…

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