Monthly Archives: February 2012

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Feb
29
2012

Repeat After Me: Drain, Waste, Vent

Drainage Systems Whether your Toronto home is on a sewer or septic system, the systems within your home are essentially the same. Drainage systems do not depend on pressure, as supply systems do. Instead, waste matter leaves your house because the drainage pipes all pitch, or angle, downward. Gravity pulls the waste along. The sewer [...]

Feb
27
2012

Plumbing Pratfalls

No one wants to face expensive but avoidable plumbing repairs. There are going to be times when calling your Toronto plumber is inevitable - but to lengthen the time between housecalls, avoid these plumbing errors. Putting grease down the sink -Please don’t put grease down the drain.  Even with hot water and soap, grease can [...]

Feb
23
2012

Flush Up With Upflush

What is an Upflush Toilet? The upflush toilet is a great addition to any Toronto home. It is also more cost effective compared to a standard toilet in terms of the amount of flushing water it uses. When the upflush toilet is flushed, the water level will be pressured so that it rises into the [...]

Feb
21
2012

Some Like It Hot – But Safety Trumps Heat

Feb
15
2012

Hammer Time! (Sorry MC – WATER Hammer)

Water hammer is a specific plumbing noise, not a generic name for pipe clatter. It occurs when you shut off the water suddenly and the fast-moving water rushing through the pipe is brought to a quick halt, creating a sort of shock wave and a hammering noise. Plumbing that's properly installed has air chambers, or [...]

Feb
13
2012

Pipes That Go Bump in the Night

Water flowing in pipes can cause all kinds of weird noises. We all know what water running through a pipe sounds like, but what about some of those other plumbing sounds - like creaks or cracking sounds, rattling, whistling and the most annoying or scary of them all, that loud banging noise? Let's look at [...]

Feb
8
2012

Take the Plunge

There are several different types of plungers available to clear partially or completely clogged drains, but all use basically the same principal. A plunger is used to create a positive or negative pressure inside the pipe to loosen the blockage and allow it to flow down the drain. As a first line of defense against [...]

Feb
6
2012

Stainless Steel at Your Service

Feb
1
2012

Sorry – THIS Toilet Doesn’t Do Windows