Should You insulate Your Water Pipes?

Posted on 18 January 2022
Should You insulate Your Water Pipes?
Canadian winters bring cold temperatures. Having your water pipes freeze or burst is a major inconvenience. It can also be an expensive frustration for home and cottage owners, easily causing property damage that can run into the thousands to fix. It’s pretty cost-effective to insulate your water pipes, so let’s look at the benefits of doing so over the long run. Some like it hot Insulating your water pipes will help keep your hot water hot. It helps save water too as you have ...
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COVID-19 Update 2022

Posted on 11 January 2022
COVID-19 Update 2022
It’s 2022 and we are all still concerned about the new variants of the COVID-19 virus. Our priority at PipeMasters & Oakridge Plumbing continues to be keeping our customers, staff and their families safe. With another round of restrictions underway in Southern Ontario, we continue to be available for critical plumbing services and repairs during these difficult times. Our commercial team is on standby to minimize any disruption in your operations. For more information on our service...
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Seniors Are Special And Receive A 10% Discount

Posted on 4 January 2022
Seniors Are Special And Receive A 10% Discount
Our PipeMasters team takes pride in offering discounts to our seniors as a way to give back to the community. We care about our seniors that have been the builders of the society we live in. Without them, our communities would not have succeeded as they have. It is our own small way to show them how much they are respected and acknowledged by our team. We welcome all our seniors to book our services and fix all their plumbing issues. Plumbing services are an essential part of every household...
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Dishwasher Not Draining - How To Check & Unclog A Dishwasher

Posted on 21 December 2021
Dishwasher Not Draining - How To Check & Unclog A Dishwasher
Dishwasher no longer draining? Is there leftover water at the bottom after a cycle is complete? Though there can be a number of reasons a dishwasher won’t drain, the issue can often be fixed with some quick troubleshooting steps. Learn what steps to take if your dishwasher won’t drain and tips to keep your dishwasher draining properly in the future. Ultimately you may need a plumber or repairman, but first check these simple things: 1. Check for a blockage/clogged filter Make sur...
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How To Fix A Leaking Shower Head

Posted on 14 December 2021
How To Fix A Leaking Shower Head
A leaking shower head wastes water and is often a major annoyance. A shower head that drips every 3 seconds adds up to 700 gallons per year, making your money go down the drain literally. And even more if the leak is on the hot water side.  Leaking is usually one of two things. It may be that it is partially clogged and dribbling, instead of a nice strong stream thru every jet in the head. Or it could be that it is actually leaking which is more likely the control valve than the shower ...
 

Happy Holidays From PipeMasters Team

Posted on 7 December 2021
Happy Holidays From PipeMasters Team
Winter is coming…and it’s been another difficult year for all of us.   Season’s Greetings from the entire team at PipeMasters & Oakridge Plumbing Ontario Limited. We sincerely wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday season, and all the best for 2022! Have a fun-filled Christmas. If you need any assistance, we’re here to help during the holidays including 24/7 emergency services: info@pipemasters.ca or (289) 404-9063. Pipemasters is p...
 

How To Keep Pipes From Freezing

Posted on 30 November 2021
How To Keep Pipes From Freezing
In Canada, winter brings plummeting temperatures. As the leaves fall the countdown to the first snow begins. Frozen and bursting pipes can be a common and expensive frustration for home and cottage owners, causing property damage that can easily be in the thousands to repair and remediate. Let’s look at some easy steps to take to prevent freeze ups and protect your water systems: Frozen pipes aren’t something any homeowner wants to discover in the dead of winter. But, if you tur...
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Avoiding Pressure Loss In Your Shower

Posted on 23 November 2021
Avoiding Pressure Loss In Your Shower
Losing water pressure in your shower can be annoying. Disruptions in the water pressure because of flushed toilets are not as bad as chronic water pressure issues that make it more difficult to rinse off soap and shampoo. Let’s look at a few different ways to fix this issue: 1. Issues with the pressure-balancing valve Some showers have pressure-balancing valves that use a single handle for controlling the water flow and the temperature. An example of this occurs when flushing toilets ...
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Should You Adjust Your Hot Water Temperature?

Posted on 16 November 2021
Should You Adjust Your Hot Water Temperature?
Your water heater may be out of sight but it should not be out of mind as it plays a very important part in the plumbing of your home. A poorly functioning water heater could result in bigger electricity bills as well as water that is either too hot or ice cold. It is important to conduct annual maintenance to ensure that your unit is clean (hard water build-up is damaging to your water heater) and is set to the right temperature. You’ll save more than money, but also prolong the life o...
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How To Clean Your Sump Pump

Posted on 9 November 2021
How To Clean Your Sump Pump
Something not quite right with your sump pump? When was the last time you checked it? Regular checking and cleaning  is one of your most important defensive tools against flooding in your basement, so it’s ready when you need it most. Most sump pumps should be checked and cleaned at least once a year – usually best just before spring thaw. If you’re not comfortable cleaning it yourself, you can always have an expert do it for you. With proper cleaning and maintenan...
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