Archives April 2012

Apr
30
2012

All HET Up

Replace your gravity flush toilet with a high-efficiency model. The newest generation of high-efficiency toilets (HETs) are 20 percent more efficient than current federal standards. HETs not only take water efficiency to higher levels, they are frequently capable of flushing more waste. HETs are currently offered by all major fixture manufacturers. There is very little […]

Apr
25
2012

Tear Down That Wall!

Opening up, modifying, or entirely removing one or more walls is relatively easy but guaranteed to make a mess. In addition, you must patch the floor, walls, and ceiling. Before you remove any wall studs, you must determine whether or not the wall is a bearing wall—part of your Toronto home’s structural system Be aware […]

Apr
23
2012

The Sumpiest Pump in Toronto

Sump Pump Basics ­A sump pump usually stands in a sump pit — a hole with a gravel base about 2 feet (60 centimeters) deep and 18 inches (45 centimeters) wide — dug in the lowest part of your Toronto basement or crawlspace. As the pit fills with water, the pump turns on. It moves […]

Apr
18
2012

Old Greywater, Keep on Rolling!

Are you tired of costly septic system maintenance? Are you looking for ways to economize your Toronto household budget, better protect the environment and reduce septic system load? A greywater system is your answer. This is cutting-edge technology designed to safely recycle water from inside your Toronto home for reuse outside the home, taking pressure […]

Apr
16
2012

Beware the FOG

Families these days are eating healthier diets with less fried foods and fatty meats. Yet many people don’t realize we must remain diligent in preventing fats, oils and grease discharges down our drains. Cooking fats, oil and grease (FOG) are leading causes of clogged drains, back-ups, and sewage spills.   Keeping FOG out of your […]

Apr
11
2012

Look! I Did It Myself!

Are you the type of homeowner who thinks he can fix anything and everything? Do you make it a habit of repairing any plumbing mishaps in your Toronto home? If so, and you don’t know what you are doing, you may end up causing thousands of dollars in damage before you know what hit you. […]

Apr
9
2012

Wasted Water is Money Down the Drain

Conserving water is a fantastic habit to get into to because it saves water and reduces waste-water treatment costs. Conserving hot water can even save you money on your Toronto heating and cooling bills. Let us start by explaining how conserving water can result in potential cost savings. Basically it’s a simple process in which […]

Apr
4
2012

Questions for the Prospective Plumber

Answers to some basic questions will give you a sense of whether or not you could work comfortably with a particular Toronto plumber. Below are some questions to ask: Questions about the Plumber How long have you been a plumber? Were you formally trained or did you learn through an apprenticeship? Do you belong to […]

Apr
2
2012

Conserve H2O, Save $$ With Dual Flush

Dual flush toilets are exactly what they claim to be: toilets that give you the option to choose from two different flushes. Why? Because, to put it plainly, it doesn’t take as much water to send number one packing as it does to get rid of number two. By purchasing a toilet with both a […]

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