Tips on Giving Your Dog a Plumbing-Friendly Bath

Posted on 5 July 2022
Tips on Giving Your Dog a Plumbing-Friendly Bath
One of the main reasons people take their dogs to the groomers is because bathing a pet can be hard on plumbing. When you bathe your dog in your bath at home, dog hair inevitably makes its way into the drain, causing clogs that prevent the proper flow of water. Luckily, there are ways to bathe your pet at home and minimize the impact on your drains. Here’s how: Brush before you wash Not only does brushing your dog’s hair regularly keep its coat looking clean and shiny, it also k...
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Why is My Toilet Leaking at the Base?

Posted on 21 June 2022
Why is My Toilet Leaking at the Base?
A leaky toilet is more than a minor annoyance—it can lead to major structural damage if the problem isn’t quickly addressed. While toilets can function well for decades with only a minimal amount of care, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to see water leaking from under the toilet and spreading all over the floor. Luckily, this type of leak is easy to diagnose and fix. Here’s what you need to do if you’re dealing with a toilet that’s leaking at the base. I...
 

ABS vs. PVC: What You Should Know

Posted on 14 June 2022
ABS vs. PVC: What You Should Know
Building a new home or replacing some of the plumbing in your existing home? It’s important to understand the differences in pipes before you attempt doing any plumbing projects. Two of the most common types of pipe used for plumbing systems are Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). While ABS and PVC share some common uses, they also have some key differences. ABS is always black and PVC is white is the easiest way to tell which piping it is. ABS ABS ...
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Common Reasons Why Your Toilet Won't Flush Properly

Posted on 7 June 2022
Common Reasons Why Your Toilet Won't Flush Properly
Having problems with your toilet? Whether it’s not emptying properly, overflowing, leaking or struggling with low water levels, a toilet that won’t flush is often simple to repair. Here are some of the most common reasons why your toilet won’t flush the right way—along with some simple solutions to solve this annoying problem: It’s clogged. In many cases, a clog inside the toilet is the reason why it won’t flush properly. Toilets can only handle cer...
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What Temperature Should Your Hot Water Be Set At?

Posted on 31 May 2022
What Temperature Should Your Hot Water Be Set At?
How often do you think about your hot water heater? Probably not too often, but this essential appliance plays an important role in your home’s plumbing system. Not only can a poorly functioning water heater cost you money in terms of your electricity bills, it can also affect your everyday comfort. The simple step of setting your water heater to the right temperature saves you money and prolongs the lifespan of your appliance. Read on to learn what temperature setting is best for your...
 

What You Need to Know About Sprinkler Systems

Posted on 24 May 2022
What You Need to Know About Sprinkler Systems
Looking for the ultimate time saver when it comes to watering your garden? Manually watering your green space with a hose not only takes tons of time, it can also waste water. If you’re looking to keep your lawn and garden in the best possible shape, without worrying about watering at the right time during the day, a home irrigation or sprinkler system is a smart idea. There are many choices available when it comes to home sprinkler systems. Picking the right one for your needs is a ma...
 

How to Install and Care for Exterior Connections for a Pool or Hot Tub

Posted on 17 May 2022
How to Install and Care for Exterior Connections for a Pool or Hot Tub
Are you getting ready to introduce the comfort and relaxation of a hot tub into your life? Installing a hot tub at home can be a big undertaking. While some hot tubs are “plug and play” models that don’t require much in the way of plumbing, others are a bit more complicated. Whether you’ve built a hot tub yourself or you want to enjoy the ease and convenience that comes with linking your hot tub up to your home’s plumbing, here are the steps you should take. Col...
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Getting the Cottage Ready for Another Season

Posted on 10 May 2022
Getting the Cottage Ready for Another Season
If you own a cottage, lake house or other vacation home, you’re likely looking forward to warmer weather and relaxing summer days. First, however, you have to de-winterize your property if you’ve been away for the winter. Often, this is only a matter of reversing the actions you took to winterize the property before the cold weather seasons arrived. Here are all the steps you need to take to de-winterize your cottage correctly. Turn electrical circuits back on When it comes to w...
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Pull Permits Before You Renovate, Save Time & Stress!

Posted on 3 May 2022
Pull Permits Before You Renovate, Save Time & Stress!
Interested in renovating the plumbing in your bathroom, kitchen or any other part of your home? Before you can begin any work towards improving your property, you need the right permits to ensure compliance with Ontario’s Building Code Act. Failing to pull permits could cause a wide range of problems down the line—from voiding your homeowners’ insurance to making it more difficult to sell your home later on. Read on to learn what you need to know about municipal requirement...
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There's More to a Bathroom Reno Than Getting the Latest Fixtures

Posted on 26 April 2022
There's More to a Bathroom Reno Than Getting the Latest Fixtures
Getting ready to renovate your bathroom? While it’s fun to pick out paint, fixtures, lighting and the cosmetic aspects of the space, you shouldn’t neglect to update the plumbing. Bathroom remodels are ideal for upgrading plumbing systems, and a well-planned renovation can include modifications that go together with the new design.  Here are some of the most important plumbing considerations to keep in mind as you plan your project, and why you should work with a licensed plu...
 
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