Entries Tagged as 'Home Plumbing Tips'

How Much Water Can New Appliances & Fixtures Save?

June 30th, 2014 · No Comments · by

It seems that everyone is looking to save some water around the house these days. There are two main reasons why this is the case. First, increased awareness in recent decades means that people are more conscious of their personal water use from an environmental perspective. The second factor is a little more personal – […]

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Tags: Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing · Showers · Toilets

Know the Signs of Basement Water Damage

June 25th, 2014 · No Comments · by

Homeowners in Toronto are all too familiar with water damage in their basements, as it’s a very common problem in homes throughout the Greater Toronto Area. In recent summers, the city’s been hit with a number of storms that caused serious problems. Remember last year’s flash flooding on July 8th? That storm caused nearly $1 […]

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Tags: Basement Waterproofing · Home Plumbing Tips

A Plumbing Inspection Now Can Save a Lot of Headaches Later

June 20th, 2014 · No Comments · by

A plumbing inspection is one of those things where a little diligence now can save you a lot of problems later. This is particularly true with older homes. Old houses often have character to them, but sometimes come with their fair share of unwelcome surprises, as well. That can be in the form of electrical […]

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Tags: Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing · Why DrainWorks?

Spring Plumbing & Summer Water Tips at the Cottage

May 14th, 2014 · No Comments · by

The Victoria Day long weekend is just around the corner. As your plumbers in Toronto, we know that means for many of you lucky folks in the Greater Toronto Area: it’s time to flock out of the city to open up the family cottage in Muskoka, the Kawarthas, or wherever else you might have your […]

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Tags: Conserving Water at Home · Frozen Pipes · Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing

DIY or Call the Experts?

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments · by

In the past we have shared with you several blog posts that discuss DIY tips. These are intended to help you keep up with the plumbing maintenance in your home and hopefully avoid any major disasters. However, DIY plumbing can cover only so much and it’s important to know when to call in the experts. […]

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Tags: Customer Service · Emergency Response · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips

Plumbing Maintenance/ Disaster Prevention Tips

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments · by

There are many actions you can take to both prevent minor plumbing annoyances and to avoid a major plumbing disaster. Plumbing is one of those things most people take for granted! Just like a car, some people only think about maintenance when they’re in the shop. You don’t want to leave plumbing up to chance! […]

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Tags: Conserving Water at Home · Drains · Emergency Response · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing · Preventative Maintenance

Get Ready for Spring Plumbing Tips

March 28th, 2014 · No Comments · by

Even though there’s a storm up north dumping 2 feet of snow in Nova Scotia, and here in Ontario we still see plenty of snow on the ground, underneath it all there are signs that spring is on its way. So we thought we’d put together a handy spring checklist for you to follow to […]

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Tags: General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Preventative Maintenance

World Plumbing Day 2014

March 14th, 2014 · No Comments · by

March 11th was World Plumbing Day, it marks a day to celebrate the vital role plumbers play in keeping us healthy and safe in today’s modern society.  Can you imagine how drastically different our lives would be without indoor plumbing? You don’t have to look very far, countries like India and Haiti suffer from poor […]

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Tags: Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing

How does hard water affect your home?

February 21st, 2014 · No Comments · by

Hard water contains excessive amounts of the minerals calcium and magnesium. It is estimated that 85 percent of households in Canada and the United States use hard water.  Hard water leaves mineral deposits inside plumbing pipes, and may eventually reduce the water flow significantly. The mineral deposits can also shorten the lifespan of household water-using […]

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Tags: Faucets · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing · Preventative Maintenance · Showers

8 Ways to Conserve Water at Home

January 24th, 2014 · No Comments · by

Did you know that the majority of your water usage occurs in the bathroom? In Toronto, plumbing can add up to a lot. It’s not surprising when you think about all the activities that take place in your bathroom: using the sink, bath, shower and flushing the toilet. In fact, the toilet alone can account […]

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Tags: Conserving Water at Home · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Showers Faucets Sinks