Frozen Pipes

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Oct
8
2013

Preventing Frozen Pipes During Toronto Winters

With extreme Toronto weather come extreme plumbing problems. Frozen pipes are just one of the many winter related plumbing issues that Priority Plumbing is called for on a regular basis. When pipes freeze during the winter time, the water pressure inside them builds up and causes blockages and cracks to occur. Prevention is the first [...]

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 [...]

Nov
28
2011

Thawing Frozen Pipes In Your Toronto Home

If you live in a cold climate like Toronto where you experience freezing temperatures in the winter, especially temperatures below freezing, you may have experienced or one day have to deal with the problem of frozen pipes. Frozen pipes, if they should break, can cause significant water damage to your home and your property inside [...]

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