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Dec
13
2019

How to Safely Unclog Your Drains

When it comes to bathtub and sink drains, it is easy to take the job they perform for granted. After all, other than us at Priority Plumbing & Drains — who is actively thinking and worrying about drains? For the most part, drains successfully dispose of wastewater from showers and sinks with relative ease, letting it all travel down into the sewers — out of sight, out of mind. However, when a shower or kitchen sink drain is blocked, many homeowners can’t think about much else!  […]

Dec
11
2019

Make Sure Your Pipes are Ready for the Winter Holidays With These Tips

As the weather gets colder and colder, there is an increased risk of frozen pipes. When the temperature falls below 20°F (-7°C), the water in your pipes is susceptible to freezing and causing an ice blockage that builds up too much pressure and can eventually burst through the pipe wall. Burst pipes due to freezing can result in extensive and expensive water damage and temporary relocation for you and your family while the repairs and renovations take place.  […]

Nov
26
2019

4 Plumbing Myths We Should All Stop Believing

Your plumbing system is not the most glamorous aspect of your home, but it plays a necessary role that can prevent disaster. It also has its fair share of myths that seem to rival those of Odysseus and Poseidon for longevity. Also, much like the Ancient Grecian rivalry, the struggle between man and water is only increased when we attempt to fight (or fix) that which we do not understand.  Fortunately, our team has a true understanding of plumbing systems and is committed to squashing the following plumbing myths. […]

Nov
25
2019

Why You Should Invest in an Electric or Battery-Powered Back-Up Sump Pump

A sump pump is a frequently side-lined device that is also one of the most essential disaster prevention appliances in your home. Your sump pump is placed in a sump pit at your home’s lowest elevation, usually in the basement or crawl space, and it pumps out any additional water that collects in the pit. This simple machine is what helps prevents catastrophic flooding, hazardous mold growth, and costly damage to your home due to flash floods, drainage, or high water tables. That is until the power goes out, or the system breaks down! […]

Nov
20
2019

Do I Have a Plumbing Emergency?

Unless you are a skilled plumber or have had significant exposure to plumbing repairs, most plumbing problems may seem like emergencies. And, for most homeowners, they are! Whether it’s a matter of convenience, peace of mind, or safety (or all three!), calling a professional for emergency services could be the best – if not only – option you have. First, you need to determine if the issue is indeed an emergency. If it is, then do not hesitate to call the experts! At Priority Plumbing & Drains, our technicians are standing by to take care of your emergency quickly and efficiently.   […]

Oct
22
2019

Trenchless: The Best Way to Repair Sewer Pipes

If your sewer line is damaged, broken, or irreparably corroded, blocked, or disconnected, you will certainly need a sewer pipe repair that lasts for a long period of time. In the past, sewer line problems precipitated an entire yard excavation to access the sewer line, assess the damage, and formulate a repair or replacement solution. [...]

May
7
2018

Understanding Hard Water

Do your clean dishes have residue when you remove them from the dishwasher? It might not be your appliance that’s at fault. The type of water found in your household has significant effects on cleaning power. Hard water is classified as water that contains a higher degree of minerals, such as lime, chalk, calcium, and [...]

Feb
28
2018

How Do I Tell if Something is in My Drain?

From food to hair to jewellery, your drain catches a lot and clogs up easily as a result. However, forewarned is forearmed. If you can see your drain is acting up, you’ll be able to take preventative measures before calling a plumbing company. The professionals of Priority Plumbing have listed what you should notice when [...]

Jan
12
2018

Tips for Thawing Frozen Water Pipes

Frozen pipes are a reality for most Canadians as temperatures dip in the winter months. If left unattended, they can burst, causing expensive and irreparable damage to your home. In some cases, exploded pipes can even cause flooding. Luckily, the experts at Priority Plumbing can provide some useful tips and tricks on how to thaw frozen pipes. [...]

Nov
28
2017

The Benefits of Waterproofing Your Basement

You may not spend much time down there, but your basement is just as important as any other room in your house. It is one of the most structurally connected parts of your home, and can be subject to harsh weather conditions, structural shifts and changes, and water damage. To keep your house healthy for [...]

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