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...
 

When Should I Replace My Old Plumbing?

Posted on 12 April 2022
When Should I Replace My Old Plumbing?
Noticing problems with the plumbing at your home? You may need to replace your plumbing, or you may just need a few simple fixes. Knowing when to replace plumbing is a big decision, and it starts by understanding the condition of your pipes and fixtures. Read on for some of the common signs that indicate when it’s time to call a licensed plumber for pipe replacement. When you notice discolorations in your water Whenever you turn on your water at home, you expect to see crystal-clear w...
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5 Benefits of Installing a Water Softener

Posted on 5 April 2022
5 Benefits of Installing a Water Softener
Living with hard water is a hassle! Not only is hard water hard on your clothes, it also negatively affects your hair and makes it harder for you to clean dishes and fixtures around the house. Softening your water is the only way to get rid of hard water and the headaches that come with it. But, like most plumbing upgrades, it’ll come at a cost. Wondering whether you should invest in a water softener? Here are just five of the benefits you’ll enjoy when you have soft water in you...
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How To Fix An Emergency Leak Until Help Arrives

Posted on 29 March 2022
How To Fix An Emergency Leak Until Help Arrives
If you’re a homeowner, a water leak can be a major headache. And often this occurs at night or on weekends – just what you need. The good news? There are a couple of ways you might be able to temporarily fix the leak yourself. A good patch could hold until a professional can visit your home and fix it permanently. More importantly, it could save significant property damage and inconvenience too. We’ll cover three methods: The first method is to use a gasket and hose clamp...
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Plumbing Things To Check Before You Leave For Vacation

Posted on 22 March 2022
Plumbing Things To Check Before You Leave For Vacation
With things starting to return to a more normal, many of us are starting to plan some vacation time. While we can’t help you with what to see or do, we can offer you some tips about what to remember before heading out – plumbing wise. The PipeMaster Checklist includes: 1. Main Water Shut-off Turn off your water supply to ensure you do not return home to a flood in the event of a broken, frozen pipe. Going hand in hand with this to also shut off your hot water, gas or electric&nb...
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Tank Versus Tankless Hot Water Heaters – How To Decide?

Posted on 15 March 2022
Tank Versus Tankless Hot Water Heaters – How To Decide?
Time for a new water heater? You may be wondering about tankless vs traditional tank heaters and which one is the right one for you. Both have their advantages and disadvantages – it’s all about what’s right for you.  You probably are familiar with that big tank of hot water in your basement, it is always on to keep your tank of 30-60 gallons of water hot and ready. Tankless heaters produce hot water only when you turn on the faucet, start a cycle on the washing machin...
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What To Do When Your Hot Water Tank Is Leaking

Posted on 8 March 2022
What To Do When Your Hot Water Tank Is Leaking
Hot water tanks usually last about 7-10 years. When they do, often it’s leaking that you’ll notice. This can cause flooding and a host of other issues depending on how long before the problem is discovered. Having your tank checked/serviced regularly can help minimize this from happening. Emergency situations are beyond your control, knowing what to do quickly when your tank leaks is the best way to avoid costly damages. 1. Find the leak Determine the source of the leak. Hot wate...
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