Plumbing

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Sep
12
2017

Benefits of Installing a Backwater Valve

With climate change on the rise, flash floods throughout the year, particularly in the rainy autumn months, are becoming an increasing problem across the world. Toronto is no exception: with our proximity to Lake Ontario and general low-lying geography, this city can be particularly prone to high water levels. In fact, way back in the [...]

Aug
29
2017

Signs Your Drains Need Cleaning

The last thing anyone wants when they step out of a shower is to worry about how long it will take for the water to empty. Even worse, sometimes your drain seems to be so slow that there is soapy water up to your ankles before you even get a chance to relax. Similarly, in [...]

Aug
25
2017

What to do About a Running Toilet

The most common reasons why people call in a plumber are usually the most dramatic: chronic blockages and overflows, or cracks on the outside or base of the toilet itself. These are all serious issues and while the occasional stuck toilet can usually be remedied with a plunger and some elbow grease, it is always [...]

May
8
2017

Eco-Friendly Plumbing Tips

Having running water in your home requires a tremendous amount of energy. These days, environmental issues are becoming increasingly important. Not only is it important for every homeowner to do their part to protect the environment, the efficiency of eco-friendly plumbing can help you save money on utility bills and repairs. Here are a few [...]

Apr
28
2017

Signs That It’s Time to Get a New Toilet

If you’re having trouble with your toilet, you may conclude that replacing it with an entirely new unit is the only solution. While replacement is the best option in some cases, a simple repair or a new part may be all you need to get your current toilet to flush like new. Here are a [...]

Apr
12
2017

Outdoor Plumbing Tips for Spring

As the old saying goes, April showers bring May flowers and this year is no exception. Weather forecasters are predicting a wet and rainy spring, which could mean an extra strain on your plumbing system. The exterior of your home in particular may be hit hard by spring downpours. The best way to keep your [...]

Mar
24
2017

What Causes Low Water Pressure?

Many homeowners have experienced the frustration of low water pressure from their taps. Low water pressure can make simple household activities such as showering or doing the dishes much more difficult and time consuming. Low water pressure is a common household plumbing problem which is fortunately very easy to solve in most cases. So what [...]

Feb
27
2017

How To Prepare Your Plumbing For Spring

With spring not far on the horizon, now is the time to start thinking about spring plumbing maintenance. Giving your plumbing system a tune-up at the beginning of the new season is the best way to prevent costly and frustrating damages and repairs down the line. Here are some of the small things you can [...]

Jan
13
2017

Winter Water Conservation Tips

Conserving the amount of water you use around the house is important, not only for the environment but also to keep your utility bills from getting too expensive. Limiting your water usage can be difficult, especially in winter when hot showers are a necessity! Here are some winter water conservation tips to help you keep [...]

Dec
5
2016

Plumbing Features To Inspect Before Buying a Home

Before purchasing a new home, it’s important that you have the property professionally inspected. It is especially important that you have the property’s plumbing system inspected before moving in—without a comprehensive inspection, it may be difficult for you to determine the condition of your pipes, which could lead to unanticipated plumbing accidents and breakdowns. Here [...]