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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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Common Plumbing Problems Affecting Older Homes

Posted by on August 20/2015 | 0 Comments

Common Plumbing Problems In many of Canada’s older towns and cities, there are plenty of homes that date back to the turn of the century. And no, we don’t mean the one that just happened 15 years ago. Homes that are 100 years old (or more) have a distinctive and distinguished style that sets them apart from their newer counter-parts. Built by trained contractors or local novices, these historic homes have an individual look and feel that many people prefer over the style found in cookie-cutter subdivisions. If you own a historic house, then you know that they also have a lot of plumbing problems that they don’t share with those houses built after the 1970s. Today, in order to construct or do any major renovation to a home, you have to acquire a permit from the city. Issued according to the Building Code Act, these permits assure that your…

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Replace Underground Pipes And Save Time & Money!

Posted by on July 29/2015 | 0 Comments

Looking To Replace Underground Pipes? If you’re looking to replace underground pipes and are looking to DIY, proceed with great caution. Part of the reason you call a professional residential or commercial plumbing service is because you’re simply not an expert. It’s okay to admit that you don’t have the tools, training, and expert skills needed to conduct complex repairs and removals; that’s what a professional is for, after all! And one of the major obstacles preventing amateur (or would-be) plumbers from de-clogging or replacing buried pipes is the simple fact that it can require so much work — especially when it comes to underground pipelines that run beneath your home, business, parking lot, driveway, lawn, or other expensive investment. Thankfully, our speedy and friendly service also boasts the latest advances in trenchless technology! This system lets our staff repair, replace, or clean out damaged or blocked pipes without disturbing…

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Backflow Prevention With HY-PRO’s Prevention Service

Posted by on July 17/2015 | 0 Comments

Backflow Prevention When you’ve got a properly working plumbing system, the clean water and waste water run in predictable directions — the waste runs down into your city’s sewer system (or into your sump basin), and fresh water flows down to refill your pipes and tanks. If wastewater starts running in the opposite direction — in other words, dangerous or toxic substances find their way back into your toilet bowl or water supply — then you’ve got a serious problem that can result in anything from basic aesthetic issues to extreme (and deadly) health hazards from pesticides and biological waste. You’ve got to ensure that your potable water supply stays clean, so if you suspect (or know) you’re facing a backflow problem, be sure to call us immediately! Problems Related To Backflow You’ll be happy to know that backflow prevention is a part of our regular services. A working system…

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Scope Out The Problem With Pipe And Sewer Cameras

Posted by on June 22/2015 | 0 Comments

Pipe And Sewer Cameras? Every tried to peer down a drain or sewer pipe to find some pesky blockage? Have you ever spent time shining a feeble flashlight into the dark, or rooting around with a snake made from a coat hanger or some other makeshift contraption? The fact is: plumbing lines extend into the walls, beneath the ground, and through the ceilings of buildings—and some are extremely small in diameter, or have joints and crevices that are prone to problematic build-ups. Average drain-cleansing methods or arbitrary flushing attempts sometimes miss the crucial problem, simply because they’re applied at one end with the hope that they somehow make a difference in the dark. That’s where our amazing pipeline video inspections come in! With our handy tools, any household or commercial sewer lines or connection pipes are easily accessed, investigated, and assessed, eliminating the necessity of a major drain or an…

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Clear Drain Lines With The Future In Mind With Hydro Flush Technology

Posted by on June 11/2015 | 0 Comments

Clear Drain Lines Achieve clear drain lines with HY-PRO’s Hydro flush technology! Hydro flush technology is a form of condensed, focused power washing — an extremely efficient cleaning technique you’ve probably seen used on driveways, vehicles, roofs, and in industrial settings (it’s often relied upon in boating and aviation to get rid of especially difficult grime and build-up). But this same form of technology is one we rely on to get the cleanest, clearest drains and pipes possible — if not to remove scum and natural buildup, but also to dislodge foreign objects and misplaced items, like crayons, toys, coins, jewelry, and other items often forced down the drain. The key to dislodging tough, stubborn stains, debris, and other blockages that obstruct plumbing lines, tanks, and drains is pressure: certain tools can deliver between 7,000 and 60,000 PSI (pounds per square inch). We’ve been able to harness and blast water at…

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Keep Your Commercial Property Plumbing Running Smoothly With HY-PRO!

Posted by on May 27/2015 | 0 Comments

Commercial Property Maintaining your commercial property is essential for great hygiene. When you’ve got a commercial kitchen, you know that plumbing problems aren’t a mere inconvenience, able to be ignored or left alone until repair-time suits you best. Even seemingly insignificant pipe, drain, valve, water temperature, or other plumbing-related matters can quickly blossom into full-blown disasters that can halt business in its tracks, create unsafe working conditions, and put customers off your establishment. The best thing to remember is that untreated plumbing problems will only cost you more money, time, and aggravation the longer you ignore them, so be proactive! Institute a preventative maintenance program now, and catch those small problems before they become catastrophic. We’re used to all manner of commercial kitchen issues. We’ve plunged into the oiliest, dirtiest grease traps to prevent mucky build-up. Our grease trap rescue kits have saved kitchens from becoming stinky, off-putting places that…

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