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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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Be Your Home’s Hero And Unblock A Clogged Toilet!

Posted by on December 29/2014 | 0 Comments

Unclog That Clogged Toilet We’ve all been in that situation—equal parts frustrating, frightening, and embarrassing—when we’re faced with a clogged toilet and be the one who caused it. Try as we might, we can’t get the water to flush properly, and time’s running out. It’s bad enough when we’re alone, but all the more dicey when we have guests over or if we live with other people—and even worse when the clogged toilet is caused by us at one of our host’s washroom! So before you panic, start flushing madly (a terrible idea, by the way!), and flood the room, remember HY-PRO Plumbing and Drain Cleaning’s quick (and dirty) tips on unblocking toilets and saving the day: Clogged Toilet Tips We Recommend If you’ve got the time, remember to slap on a pair of rubber gloves and prep the area around the clogged toilet with newspaper or paper towels. You…

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Prepping Pipes For Another Cold Winter Is Essential

Posted by on December 22/2014 | 0 Comments

Prepping Pipes For Winter Prepping pipes for the cold winter is essential in maintaining its health. You’ve enjoyed your cottage, lodge, or cabin as much as humanly possible this year—in fact, you’ve squeezed every last moment out of your cherished holiday house, trying to escape the city or the doldrums of work. But now it’s time to face the facts: once again, winter is upon us, and you’re going to have to wait through another four months of cold wind, snow, and ice before you can enjoy another relaxing getaway. For you, it’s high time you made sure you cottage’s plumbing systems are outfitted for another winter. Here are a few things to remember when winterizing any vacant dwelling. How Can You Begin Prepping Pipes? Obviously, you’re going to want to have some heat flowing through the premises to not turn your property into an ice cube. Some residual heat…

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A Trusted Plumbing And Drain Specialist Is Even Handier Over The Holidays

Posted by on November 17/2014 | 0 Comments

A Handy Dandy Drain Specialist Having a trusted plumbing and drain specialist is handy, especially over the holidays. Have big plans for the holidays? Are you fixing to entertain friends, family members, and other honoured guests, preparing sumptuous and multi-course feasts, stop-overs for out-of-towners, and plenty of fireside cheer for those cold (but very merry) nights? Got a major “ugly Christmas sweater” party planned? How about a comfy evening of wine and cheese for a few close friends? Maybe you’re saving all that energy for New Year’s Eve, when you’ll open your doors to 2015 and to a crowd of countdown revelers! Choose A Local Drain Specialist However you decide to share your home this holiday season, having substantial meals and numerous guests means your plumbing and drainage system will be working overtime to accommodate all that extra flow. Dishwashers, sinks, and garbage disposal units will have their work cut…

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Have A Clogged Bathtub Drain? Avoid That Horrible Disaster!

Posted by on October 21/2014 | 0 Comments

Tips On Handling A Clogged Bathtub Drain If you’re like most people, you probably don’t enjoy taking a shower with a clogged bathtub drain. Having dirty water rising up past your ankles doesn’t exactly scream refreshing. But if you live in an old apartment or house, or your plumbing hasn’t been updated in a long time (or if you’re just particularly hairy!), you may have to endure this somewhat gross phenomenon more often than you’d like. Here are some tips of the trade to ensure that your shower or bathtub drain stays clog-free between major plumbing operations. Regular Maintenance Don’t assume that just because you can’t see it, the dirt and grime isn’t there! First, invest in a screen or mesh for your drain to collect any hair or chunks of soap (soap scum is a major factor in many clogs, so don’t overdo it on the suds and only…

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The Importance of Having Professional Plumbers on Speed Dial

Posted by on September 05/2014 | 0 Comments

The Need For Professional Plumbers Professional plumbers will address any kind of plumbing issue at any hour of the day. Plumbing problems can happen to anyone, at any time of the day, in any kind of house or apartment. In many situations, they can seem to come out of nowhere – one day, you’re using your sink, shower, toilet or laundry with no real problems, and the next, your whole home is in chaos – but the truth is that most plumbing issues are so small that people tend to ignore them until they become massive and require large-scale repairs. You may have grown used to overlooking or ignoring seemingly small issues with your plumbing, but once you’ve experienced the financial pain and general hassle of a large repair, you understand the crucial importance of catching even the smallest leaks or plumbing mishaps before they grow larger. Regular maintenance can…

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Upgrade Plumbing Pipes And Skip The Redecoration To Enhance Your Home’s Value

Posted by on August 25/2014 | 0 Comments

Looking To Upgrade Plumbing Pipes? By upgrading plumbing pipes, you can increase the value of your home. If you’re like many of the property owners we know, there’s a good chance that recently, you’ve found yourself looking around your house and wondering what you should be doing before summer comes to an end. You want to take care of any renovations or repairs before the winter cold sets in and renovations become costly and difficult – but where to begin? What’s the most crucial thing you can do for your home that will serve you all year ‘round? How can you know what the right thing to do for your home is? Now, we understand that we might sound a little biased when it comes to this question, but hear us out: there’s a good chance that the thing your home needs most as this summer comes to a close…

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