When To Call The Plumber

9th January 2013 / Author: Dave

Most of us are Mr. and Mrs. Fixits. We like to do our home plumbing on our own – it gives us a sense of pride in our house and it reminds us that we can learn to do anything. Well, almost anything. When it comes to the following plumbing issues, it’s better to call a Toronto plumber than to try to fix it yourself.

 

When Should I Call A Plumber?

 

Pipe Leaks – because pipe leaks can cause massive amounts of damage to the very structures you rely upon to keep you and your home stable, healthy, and happy, when you realize that a pipe is either leaking or broken, call in a professional plumber.

 

Complicated Clogs – most of the clogs in our drains can be easily remedied through clog busters or plungers, but if your clog is big and gross enough, it’s likely that using a plunger to fix the clogged pipe will only push the clog deeper into the pipe. That’s when it’s time to call a Toronto plumber.

 

Renovation – while some items in your house can be easily installed without a professional plumber, if you want the job done and you want it to look amazing, you should call a plumber to make sure that the item is properly installed and working well.

 

Upgrading Current Plumbing – before you go tearing a wall down to insulate your pipes or ripping a toilet out so that you can have a fancier toilet, be sure to call a plumber for a consult. You’ll want a true professional plumber for this because you don’t want to accidentally get the wrong parts and wind up with a leaky toilet or a shower that doesn’t work. Get a consult, have the plumber work up a budget and approximate cost for parts, labor, and installation of your new bathtub, toilet, pipes, or sinks.

 

Good luck with your home improvements and don’t hesitate to try out several drain toronto plumbers before you find one that you really like. That’s an important relationship to foster!

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Sure there are things that you can’t avoid when it comes to problems with your plumbing. When older water services start to corrode under your home, you need experts to come in and make repairs. There are other examples of aspects of your sewers that need to be looked at professionally, but every homeowner should know the first line of defense in avoiding costly problems is something they see everyday.

Many plumbing issues start with something that’s been placed down the drain—something that was better off being put in the garbage and taken outside to the trash. Consider the recent story of a call where a plumber found a ball of pet hair that had been lodged in the trap under the kitchen sink. When he asked the homeowner how it got there, he was told the sink was used to wash the family dog.

The point here is simple. Dog hair, grease and other household waste items are just that—garbage that needs to be treated accordingly. Try imagining your drain as the first line of defense in avoiding costly repairs and imagine how it snakes all the way down to the sewers under your home and out to the municipal system. When you do, you’ll see how what you put down the drain needs to be selected carefully.

 

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Here’s some common problems with Toronto sewers

14th December 2012 / Author: Dave

When you think about the plumbing issues that could cause problems for your family, most people are concerned with how well the water services work. They want to be sure that the taps, showers and tubs have a clean supply of fresh water. They don’t always stop to consider the sewers that run under the home and the unforeseen problems that can happen there.

 

Most people don’t understand when they put something down the drain or flush the toilet that waste needs to travel to the septic tank or the municipal sewer. That’s where there can be problems like clogged lines resulting in nasty sewer backups.

 

The causes are many. Tree roots can actually grow right through older pipes and corrosion is another culprit that can restrict flow. A drain pipe can even just separate from an elbow, but in all these scenarios, you need to get an expert on the job that can tackle tough cleaning and/or replacements.

 

There are even cases where the drain back slopes and the waste flows in the wrong direction. All of these toronto drainage issues can be solved by an innovative service that uses video technology to identify the problem and innovative solutions like trenchless technology to fix it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The ABC’s of you main sewer drain

12th December 2012 / Author: Dave

There are really two different parts to your plumbing that you need to concern yourself with—the parts you can see and the parts that you can’t. The faucets and appliances like the toilets and hot water heaters fall into the category of the things that are readily apparent. The main sewer drain is one of the parts of your water services that work for you without being in the house. Still, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to know about how this critical element of your plumbing works.

 

All the household drains in your home, including the toilet that has the largest one, work their way down to the main drain that carries all the waste water away to the municipal sewer lines or the septic system as the case may be.

 

Storm water systems carry away rain and the sanitary sewers, like the name implies, carry away waste. These sanitary sewers are one of the most important parts of your Toronto plumbers package and when you’ve got a clog that won’t flush out with conventional methods like an auger, you might need the experts to come in and see if the problem is with the pipes under the home.

 

These plumbing professionals can pinpoint the issue with video equipment that can find the exact location where nuisances like tree roots have grown through existing lines.

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Sewers need to be properly maintained

20th November 2012 / Author: Dave

Ask the most homeowners and they’ll tell you that maintenance is one of the most important aspects of their plumbing routine. They know that by cleaning out each of the drain openings in their home, they’ve got the best possibility of making sure the pipes inside the house last for as long as possible.

 

Ask the same homeowners what they can do to look after the plumbing under the home and the same group might not know about hydro jetting. That’s one area professional plumbers usually look after since they have the right equipment that blasts water through the pipes to get rid of any accumulated debris.

 

Sewers need to be properly maintained too and the right plumbing expert can also use their video inspection equipment to get to the places where pipes have sagged or tree roots have grown through. Having the right contact information for one of these plumbers toronto experts is critical in emergency situations too since the best companies generally have a emergency department with a 20 to 30 minute response time.

 

The whole plumbing system needs to be looked after and not just parts that you can see inside the home.

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The ABC’s of the Storm Drain

29th October 2012 / Author: Dave

There’s more to the average storm drain than first meets the eye. You’ve probably seen them handling the rain the flows down the street and maybe you’ve even taken a moment to clear away some debris from the grates, but not everyone understands how much work goes into making sure this important part of your water services works properly.

 

For example, there’s lots going on under those big steel grates as far as the design is concerned. It’s not just rainwater these storm drains deal with. Often there are other runoffs that need to be filtered away from the pipes that carry the rainwater back to lakes and streams.

 

One of the more popular designs has a series of trays that capture layers of sediment. The top layer filters out the larger particles and subsequent layers get the finer debris. One of the other steps you can take is retrofitting this essential part of your Drain Torontoservices. A hooded outlet or a 90º elbow are just two of the options to consider.

 

The idea is to have a system in place that separates the rainwater from the debris that needs to be disposed of. It’s always a good idea to have a proper maintenance schedule to ensure everything is working properly.

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Whether you need to work on a drain with an auger or you need to get Toronto plumbing experts to come in and fix the sewers under your home, it’s a great idea to be aware of some simple safety procedures.

 

First off, you need to follow the local codes in your area. Remember that no matter what aspect of your water services need to be repaired, there’s a proper way that it should look and work when finished that’s described in the codes. Don’t know what they are? That’s not a problem since you can get them from a building inspector.

 

When handling any chemicals, you need to wear the right protective equipment that includes work gloves and safety glasses. When the job you’re working on requires sawing or sanding, you’ll need to wear the appropriate disposable facemask to protect your breathing.

 

Remember that you need to be especially careful before you light the pilot on a gas fired hot water heater. Call the gas company or your local plumbers toronto right away when you smell gas and don’t use any electrical switches in the same building. Finally, always make sure that you can see what you’re doing and that you’re working with adequate lighting,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are several areas that you need to pay attention to when you’ve got a gas-fired water heater. This is an essential part of the water services for many modern homes and one of the primary areas that need special attention is the air flow.

 

As part of the Toronto plumbing that keeps you and your family supplied with hot water, it’s essential that the unit gets enough air to operate properly. If the hot water heater ‘puffs’ near the burner, you need to be sure it gets more air. Cutting a new vent for it will usually solve the issue.

 

There are other vent pipe problems that need to be solved. Remember a gas fired water heater creates a thermal draft where air is drawn into the flue from the room. It’s important that you test for carbon monoxide or have a professional look after that important aspect for you.

 

Getting an experienced plumber in toronto expert will help in a variety of different circumstances and you can start shopping for the right one by reading all they have on their website about gas fired water heaters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A bathroom plumbing renovation is a great way to increase the value of your home or just the enjoyment that you get from that high traffic room. TheTorontoplumbing in your home, apartment or condo can be older or newer depending on where you are in the GTA, but there are some common grounds for taking on this type of project.

 

For an older home, it all might come down to water services that are too small or otherwise poorly designed. That goes for the fixtures as well. They might be cracked, hard to clean, or even inefficient. There are other scenarios too.

 

Excessive moisture can have an affect on more than just the surfaces in the bathroom. The indoor air quality can be ruined as well and the structure of the whole house jeopardized in extreme cases.

 

The drain cleaning toronto & electrical work might even be outdated. If the house you live in is built before 1950 and there’s not been any work done before, you could very well have lead pipes that need to be changed out. Finally, there’s energy efficiency to take into account. The newer materials cut down on future replacement and energy costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s how to get complete water services.

25th June 2012 / Author: Dave

People who need Toronto plumber services also want to be sure that they can get the complete water services treatment that includes some proactive measures. Finding the right experts in the field here is all about making sure they know how to look after maintenance features that might otherwise go undone.

 

When you’re looking for plumbing experts it’s important whether you need the drain or sewer looked after that you feel comfortable with the company you finally select.

Take a look at their website generally and their customer testimonials specifically to see what kind of reputation they have in their market. Remember that complete water services also means finding the right company that can do things for you like hydro jetting. It’s a great way to clean out the pipes and sewers under you home.

 

Make sure the people you’re considering also have the ability and know how to look after the smaller jobs as well and that they can in fact help you with the smaller problems you might encounter like frozen pipes.

Getting the right Toronto Plumberexperts on your side is all about getting the ones that understand how to look after all of your plumbing issues.

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