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Feb
3
2016

The Top Drain Clog Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Many homeowners believe that it makes good financial sense to attempt home repairs themselves before calling in a professional. It is extremely important to realize that more often than not, do it yourself (DIY) repairs end up causing far more costly damage. Drain cleaning is a perfect example of this. Here are the top five [...]

Jan
19
2016

Plumbing Problems that You Shouldn’t Ignore

The first sign of a plumbing issue usually makes homeowners a bit anxious, and then they start asking themselves questions: Should we call a plumber right away or leave it until tomorrow? What is true is that waiting and allowing minor problems to turn into plumbing emergencies is much more costly than being proactive. Here [...]

Jan
6
2016

Four Winter Plumbing Safety Tips

The winter months in Toronto can be full of surprises when it comes to the weather. Snow, freezing temperatures and ice can really wreak havoc on our lives in many different ways. In the winter, there are some things you are going to need to do in order to keep your home safe and comfortable [...]

Dec
16
2015

Common Winter Plumbing Problems

Even though this winter might be looking like a milder one so far, the freeze is about to set in all over Toronto and it won’t let up for a while. That’s why we need to be vigilant when it comes to the plumbing in our homes. There are a few common winter plumbing problems [...]

Nov
30
2015

The Most Common Plumbing Issues That You Should Leave to the Professionals

Your home’s plumbing system is more vital to your health and comfort than most people imagine. You rely on it for sanitation, cooking, cleaning and a whole lot more. Problems with your pipes or water flow can lead to a huge list of annoyances and even health problems. Here are the most common plumbing issues [...]

Nov
16
2015

The Benefits of Our Tankless Water Heaters

Having continuous running hot water in your house is vital to preserving the comfort and well-being of those who live inside. It isn’t cheap, though. Out of all of the appliances in the house, the water heater is said to be the second most expensive. Running yours constantly means that you are going to be [...]

Nov
4
2015

Quick and Easy Plumbing Tips from the Professionals

OK, so you think that you’re handy around the house and want to get your hands dirty. You go grab yourself a tool or two, get some cleaner, roll up your sleeves and get down on the ground to start fixing away. Then it hits you - you don’t know anything about plumbing maintenance. Don’t [...]

Oct
19
2015

The Most Common Causes of Drain Clogs

Drain clogs are some of the most common plumbing emergencies, and in our experience there are a few things that routinely cause these clogs. Below are the most common causes of drain clogs that we’ve seen over our years of plumbing service in Toronto. Grease This is probably the most common culprit when it comes [...]

Oct
1
2015

Beat the Freeze: 5 Fool Proof Ways to Insulate Your Pipes This Winter

Toronto plumbers find a lot of cases of frozen pipes all over Canada. It's not uncommon (especially later in the winter) that pipes freeze up and burst, posing a huge convenience and inefficiency issue. Plus, inefficient plumbing wastes energy and puts an unnecessary strain on your appliances and water heating devices. We've found that a [...]

Aug
17
2015

What to Expect from a Plumbing Inspection

Before committing to something as important as buying a new home, you should always have a plumbing inspection performed. The status of the piping in the home is one of the most important aspects of the house’s overall worth. If there are problems that you do not know about, then they can end up costing [...]