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Oct
4
2011

Got a Drain Blockage Problem? What Toronto Homeowners Should Do

What's the situation? Is it something you need to fix immediately or it can wait for few days? Will the small leakage affect other water supply systems or it's alone need to be fixed? Trying to fix a major and interrelated plumbing or drain problem would not be a good idea. People sometimes try to [...]

Sep
28
2011

Water Leaks and Plumbing Repairs in Your Toronto Home

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 11,000 gallons of water are wasted each year from running toilets, dripping faucets and other plumbing leaks in the home. Most of these leaks are easily fixed and could save you hundreds of dollars on your water bill. A certified plumber has the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot [...]

Sep
26
2011

Simple Remedies That Will Help Your Toronto Plumbing Problems

One of the reasons why you need to hire professional Toronto plumbers when installing the plumbing system of your house is because a professionally installed system will rarely experience problems. In most cases, it can take years before you start to see some problems with it. The problem that you need to think of is [...]

Sep
21
2011

Call a Plumber For Low Water Pressure In Toronto

Low water pressure is a problem that can affect many Toronto homes. If a home is out in the country and off the city sewer system, the most common cause is a problem with the pump that brings water into the home. Replacing the pump is the most common solution to this problem. Sometimes the [...]

Sep
19
2011

Household Water Saving Tips From Your Toronto Plumber

For most people, the idea of running out of water seems like a completely foreign concept. Unfortunately, water demand has almost tripled since the early 1950's. While a great deal of an individual country's H2O usage is based on dietary preferences and cultural norms towards H2O usage, there are still a number of things that [...]

Sep
14
2011

Types of Pipes

Plumbing is part of many remodeling projects, whether the plan is to install a small clean-up sink in a garage or the project is a bathroom addition or a complete kitchen or bathroom remodel.  Whether you are doing the remodel yourself or you are hiring a contractor, you will need to make some decisions about [...]

Sep
12
2011

The Dangers of Chemical Drain Cleaners

If you've ever had a slow drain in one of the sinks in your home, you might think it's better to use a chemical drain cleaner than to hire a plumber. After all, using a drain cleaner is easier and many times is all you need to take care of minor drain clogs. However, there [...]

Aug
31
2011

Choosing A Water Heater: The Basics

No one ever thinks about a water heater and all it does for their home until the one they have stops working; then they will have to decide how to go about choosing a water heater, and for many this is a scary proposition. When you need a water heater you need to understand the [...]

Aug
29
2011

9 Steps To Avoid Drain Cleaning Disasters

The fall time is coming, and it is one of the busiest times of years for plumbers and drain cleaning professionals. Sewage systems can become overrun with additional house guests, causing inconvenient backups. In preparing and cleaning up evening meals at home, homeowners can also clog up their sinks, disposals and washing machines. Below are [...]

Aug
24
2011

Water Conservation One Drop At A Time

We hear the term "water conservation" all the time, but what does it actually mean and what can we do to help in the effort? Water conservation simply means that you need to use water wisely. Unfortunately, while we hear it all the time and know we should be careful in how we use water, [...]