Monthly Archives: March 2012

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Mar
28
2012

The Little Sink That Could

One of the latest trends in bathroom design is the bath micro sink. Though it seems a bit odd, this new fixture can be very useful in smaller Toronto bathrooms or in bathrooms where several people need to share the facilities. These sinks are used in kitchens, laundry rooms, and other areas of the home [...]

Mar
26
2012

Get the Lead Out

Lead, the nasty neurotoxin that can cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities to seizures and death, has a way of sneaking into our Toronto homes; it's been found in our kids' toys, paint , and even glassware. And, if you aren't careful, it can be in your water, too. [...]

Mar
21
2012

A French Drain May be the Just the Reme′de

Excess water in your Toronto yard can be a pain. Having your basement flood every time you get a heavy rain can be even worse. Inadequate yard draining can keep you from your chores, from enjoying your lawn, or it can even wear away your Toronto home's foundation, causing structural damage. These problems may seem [...]

Mar
19
2012

Stop. Gate. Ball. May the Best Valve Win

There are three basic valve styles, making this a classic case of good, better and best (described in order as follows). All three can be used for water, oil or airflow control if the casting has "WOG" stamped on it. Your Toronto plumber is well versed in all three of these types of valves and [...]

Mar
14
2012

Nothing Silly About Plumber’s Putty

Plumber’s putty is a substance used to make watertight seals between pipes and countertops. It will remain soft for a long while after it is used. This characteristic makes plumber's putty ideal for seals you will need to reverse. Because it does stay soft for such an extended amount of time, you shouldn't use plumber’s [...]

Mar
12
2012

No More Stinky Sink

Even though the garbage disposal is designed to pulverize and remove kitchen waste from food products, food particles often become trapped in the nooks and crannies of the disposal and drainpipe. This provides the perfect environment for mold and bacteria to grow and create unpleasant odors, as well as unhealthy spores - nothing you want [...]

Mar
7
2012

Why Pick Pex Plastic Plumbing Pipe?

One of the most widely used and cost effective new plumbing solutions to hit the market in decades is pex plumbing. Pex tubing is plastic plumbing pipe that is perfect for residential use. It's easy to install, cheaper than traditional copper plumbing, and has a great track record when it comes to performance. It is [...]

Mar
5
2012

Reverse Osmosis…Didn’t I Learn That in High School?

What exactly is in your Toronto drinking water? Even the most high quality tap water can still harbor bacteria, viruses, and other nasty parasites that can make you and your family ill. Buying bottled water can get expensive and isn't the most environmentally friendly alternative available. Reverse osmosis filtration systems can help keep your water [...]