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Plumbing Tips For New Homeowners

Posted by on December 14/2015 | 0 Comments

Plumbing Tips Whether it’s going to be your first home or your seventh, purchasing a new house is an exciting opportunity for you and your family. As one of the biggest investments you’ll make in life, it can also be an overwhelming experience. Too often, when our plumbers answer calls they learn that homeowners didn’t know about pre-existing issues before they bought the house. What should have been caught before they settled on a mortgage got swept up in the excitement of a new home, only to be revealed when their belongings were still packed away in little brown boxes. Comprehensive Inspection It’s important that a comprehensive inspection is completed on the entire house, including its plumbing and drainage system. This assessment should be carried out by a professional that you know to be trustworthy, competent, and methodical in their approach. Don’t entrust the physical check-up of your potential new…

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Plumbing Problems For Those Who Rent

Posted by on November 30/2015 | 0 Comments

Plumbing Problems For Renters There are plenty of benefits to renting over buying your own home, apartment, or condo. You’re only responsible for each month’s (fixed) rent and a damage deposit, instead of amassing a large down payment for a mortgage with a flexible interest rate. You don’t have to pay real estate taxes with the worry that your property will decrease in value. As a renter, you have access to luxuries, like pools and gyms, which you would otherwise have to pay for on your own. Possibly the biggest advantage is when there are issues that require maintenance or repair, you aren’t financially responsible for these repairs. But just because you don’t have to pay for maintenance or repair bills doesn’t mean you can’t do your part to keep your household running well and your landlord happy. Before you even sign the lease, you can prepare for a successful…

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Common Plumbing Issues & Their Solutions

Posted by on November 23/2015 | 0 Comments

Common Plumbing Issues & Their Solutions Your home’s plumbing and drainage system is an intricate structure that allows you the modern convenience of running water throughout your home. Many of us take our plumbing for granted, thinking nothing of flushing a toilet, taking a shower, or washing the dishes. Even fewer of us thank our drainage systems after a particularly bad storm. It’s only when something in this complex system goes wrong that it gets our attention. Sophisticated though it may be it still sees its fair share of troubles. As the GTA’s dependable plumbing service provider, we’ve seen and repaired everything that can go wrong with the average home and business. More often than naught, the same issues make our clients seek out help and schedule an appointment with one of our team. These calls can come after failed attempts at do-it-yourself fixes, or they can come in the…

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Eco-Friendly Drain Treatments On Your Drains

Posted by on October 28/2015 | 0 Comments

Eco-Friendly Drain Treatments Not all of the service calls we respond to are due to middle-of-the-night plumbing emergencies. Most of the time, we receive a lot of calls about the common clog that can stop our clients’ homes’ drainage systems from working properly. Time and time again, when we send out one of our experienced plumbers, they hear the same thing all across Southern Ontario. After weeks of homeowners trying to remove the clog themselves, they finally broke down to let the professionals get the job done. The lengths some people will go to find DIY drain treatments for kitchen and bathroom sink clogs are astounding, and our plumbers have heard it all. The most common and most concerning method, however, is the simple drain cleaner. The average drain cleaner contains caustic chemicals that can do more harm than good to your pipes! It all depends on the type of…

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Commercial Drainage Systems Expert Plumber

Posted by on October 20/2015 | 0 Comments

Commercial Drainage Systems Lately, our blog has focused on plumbing and drainage issues that affect homeowners, but we want to remind our readers that we also service commercial plumbing systems. Office buildings, restaurants, and medical clinics are high-traffic places of business that see a lot more people coming and going than the average home, which means there’s a lot more pressure put upon these drainage systems. That’s why it’s crucial for every business to have the number of your local plumber on hand for preventative maintenance, expert advice, and emergency repairs. As the go-to plumbing service in many communities throughout Southern Ontario, our team of professional plumbers are prepared to tackle any problem your business may encounter. It’s because we only hire the best. All of our plumbers are expertly trained and certified to be qualified for the job – whatever that might be! Along with competence and experience, our…

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How To Answer A Gurgling Sink

Posted by on September 23/2015 | 0 Comments

Have A Gurgling Sink? A healthy home’s drainage system is nearly silent when in use, save for the sound of water flowing through its pipes. If strange sounds are produced whenever you use your sinks, bathtub, or toilet, then it’s an indication that something isn’t quite right. While the most common cause of gurgling drains is due to venting problems, that’s not always the case. There are a few reasons why your drains are gurgling, all of which require local professional assistance to repair. In the average London, ON home, water flowing through the drains fills and seals the pipes to create a vacuum. A sink and main vent alleviate the pressure created by the vacuum, preventing its suction from gathering air into the plumbing. When these vents are damaged or clogged in any way, then the pressure created by the vacuum goes unchecked and the air is sucked in behind…

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Get Ready For Fall & Winter With Our Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips

Posted by on September 16/2015 | 0 Comments

Fall Plumbing Maintenance To Prepare You For Fall And Winter! As much as we don’t want to admit it, the summer season is finally winding down in southern Ontario. While the cooler temperatures start to roll in, we suggest our readers in London to follow a few fall plumbing maintenance tips to get your drains ready for fall. Taking preventative measures now can save you time, money, and heartache once winter arrives, when complications from freezing temperatures can cause real damage to your pipes. To save yourself from a household emergency, follow these helpful pointers compiled by our expert team of plumbing professionals. Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips And Tricks The most common mistake we see homeowners make during the seasonal changeover is forgetting about their garden hose. If left connected to your house, the water in the hose can freeze once the temperatures dip low enough. When water freezes, it…

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