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Universal Design: The New Buzzword in Plumbing & Construction

Posted on 6 September 2022
Universal Design: The New Buzzword in Plumbing & Construction
Universal Design: The New Buzzword in Plumbing & Construction There’s an increasing need to create accessible living spaces that are safe, efficient and comfortable. It’s not just designers and architects that need to adhere to accessible design principles to accommodate everyone’s special needs. Plumbers also play a role in making a home more accessible to occupants. It starts with a concept called “universal design.” This week we’ll cover more about...
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Looking For Dependable Commercial Plumbing Services?

Posted on 30 August 2022
Looking For Dependable Commercial Plumbing Services?
We’ve got you covered from planning to installation to complete maintenance services. Whether you run a large retail chain, a small restaurant or an industrial complex, we know that commercial plumbing issues can be a headache for your operations. Especially when it’s an emergency. The team at Oakridge Plumbing Ontario is available 24/7/365.  We understand what your business needs and offer you the highest responsiveness. Our highly experienced, licensed plumbers ensure your p...
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We Have A Specialized Team For Commercial Plumbing

Posted on 23 August 2022
We Have A Specialized Team For Commercial Plumbing
Some say plumbing is plumbing, it’s all the same. Right? Not so, while many of the principles and skills needed are similar, there is a big difference on the commercial side. Commercial plumbers work with water supply and wastewater drainage systems for a variety of businesses, public spaces, building complexes, and high rises. Plumbing is extensive and sophisticated work and that makes commercial plumbing much more demanding than residential plumbing.  Commercial plumbers are als...
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Floor Drains Need Attention: Here’s How to Give it to Them

Posted on 19 July 2022
Floor Drains Need Attention: Here’s How to Give it to Them
When it comes to plumbing maintenance, keeping an eye on your floor drains is one task you can’t neglect. Floor drains are often located in basements, garages or beneath hot water heaters, and they provide quick drainage and prevent sewer gases from entering your home. Here’s how to maintain these critical plumbing features. 1. Pour water down them regularly Floor drains actually work to keep sewer gases from seeping into your home. They contain a fill trap mechanism that holds ...
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Is An Inspection Worth Doing Before You Purchase a Home

Posted on 12 July 2022
Is An Inspection Worth Doing Before You Purchase a Home
The real estate market is starting to cool off a bit now, and buyers have a bit more leverage than they did over the past couple of years when it comes to buying a house.  The single biggest investment we’re likely to make in our lifetimes. During the red-hot market, it was hard to obtain an inspection amidst the flurry of over asking offers, now it makes sense to protect your investment given the average price is still quite high in most markets. That means performing thorou...
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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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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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Top Plumbing Trends 2022, Part 2

Posted on 15 February 2022
Top Plumbing Trends 2022, Part 2
In this week’s second installment of the top trends in plumbing focuses in how these technologies and features can be installed or retrofitted to your kitchen and bathrooms. Last week we touched on how touchless fixtures have continued to evolve and how you can combine these new technologies to increase your savings. Traditionally the bathrooms and kitchens have not been very efficient. Now that these new technologies are proven to provide the same long-term reliability we look for in ...
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Top Plumbing Trends 2022, Part 1

Posted on 8 February 2022
Top Plumbing Trends 2022, Part 1
Technology continues to factor heavily in fixture design as well as installations to have homes and facilities much more functional, economical and stylish. In this first of two--parts, we’ll cover the latest trends in fixtures. Younger homeowners have been driving the demand for “smart” technology in many areas, including the plumbing systems of where they live. The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to technology and market disruption more than any other recent factor. The...
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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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