Archives May 2012

May
31
2012

A Blog About A Clog in Toronto

Clogged drains are a common Toronto home plumbing issue, occurring when hair, waste, or food products-depending on the use of the drain-get stuck in the pipe, stopping water or waste from draining. You can deal with some clogs on your own, but for serious issues, you may need to call in a professional Toronto plumber. […]

May
29
2012

Is Your Sillcock Leaking?

A frost free leaky outdoor faucet, also known as a sillcock or spigot) is not just annoying; it can cost you a small fortune in water bills if left unchecked. In addition, a leaky outdoor faucet can also cause damage to your Toronto home and yard. Fortunately, for even a novice do-it-yourselfer, a leaky outdoor […]

May
23
2012

Tankless in Toronto

You can find a good-sized tank heater for a decent price in many places, but these inexpensive heaters may not always be the bargain they seem to be. These are typically in the 40-50 gallon range, and they will heat water so that you have that many gallons available when you need to wash dishes, […]

May
21
2012

You Are Hereby Appointed Inspector General

To become aware of the damage caused last winter, it’s smart to conduct a Heating And Plumbing check. Below stated are some recommendations on how to carry out a plumbing and heating inspection for your Toronto home. 1. Check if there are any frozen pipes and broken hose bibs Freezing water is a most common […]

May
16
2012

Low-Flow Lowdown

Contrary to popular myth, plumber Thomas Crapper did not invent the flush toilet. One of his contemporaries, though, did create the first toilet that prevented sewer gases from entering the home. Englishman Joseph Adamson’s 1853 design — the siphon flush — eventually made obsolete both the chamber pot and the outhouse. Adamson’s invention, like all […]

May
14
2012

Drain Training in Toronto

While setting up a bathtub in your Toronto home, one of the crucial steps that need to be undertaken is to set up a bathtub drain. There are three types of tubs available in the market and installation of a bathtub drain is common to all of them. These are tubs set on legs, tubs […]

May
9
2012

A Word to the Water-Wise in Toronto

The basic idea behind water-saving devices is to restrict water consumption rates where heaviest use occurs. Indoor Toronto water usage runs at about 40 percent for toilets, 30 percent for baths and showers (more for baths), 15 percent for clothes washers and 15 percent for cooking and kitchen use. TOILET WATER SAVERS The first target […]

May
7
2012

Steamy. Dreamy.

A few decades ago, it you wanted to soak in a hot tub, take a dip in the pool, or sweat it out in a sauna, you had to either join a gym or stay at a luxury hotel. But with new technological advances and more affordable prices, a lot of this equipment can now […]

May
2
2012

Sorting Out Washers in Toronto

There are variations in clothes washers, but all are basically big tubs that fill with water, agitate to scrub clothes, and then spin to wring out the water. Of course, in addition to these basic functions, they may have any number of sophisticated features. Most types also incorporate an electronic timer and controls. Because a […]

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