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Sewer Backup Causes

Posted on 8 February 2021
Backed up sewers can cause thousands of dollars in damage to floors, electrical systems, walls, furniture and other belongings. Today we'll cover causes of sewer backups, what you as a homeowner are responsible for maintaining and steps you can take to protect your home against sewer problems. One sign of problems might be when you notice foul smells coming from your drains. In most areas you, the homeowner, are responsible for the maintenance and repair of the pipe from your house to...
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Top Problems a Plumber Can Fix

Posted on 25 January 2021
Plumbing issues come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from minor, such as a dripping faucet or running toilet, to a sewer system backup or a major pipe leak capable of causing severe structural damage to property, as well as destroying the contents of a home or business or no hot water troubles. Today we'll focus on the most common issues that need some sort of plumbing work. Prevention is better than cure, of course, and you can minimize problems from occurring, or getting much wors...
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What You Need to Know About Frozen Pipes in an Emergency

Posted on 18 January 2021
Frozen pipes aren't something any homeowner wants to discover in the dead of winter. But, if you turn on the tap during subzero weather and nothing happens or you get a slow, sad trickle, that's probably what you're dealing with. You need to know how to act quickly before this inconvenience becomes a costly problem. Most homeowners assume that if they simply wait and do nothing, the problem will eventually resolve itself. This is often not the case. Frozen pipes are a ticking ...
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4 Ways Water Conditioners Improve Your Everyday Life

Posted on 11 January 2021
If you've lived with hard water everyday for most of your life, you probably don't notice it anymore. It's not until someone else drinks from your tap and makes a face at the metallic taste that you remember you live in an area with an excess of magnesium or calcium in the water. Even if it doesn't bother you, hard water is still important to correct. Unchecked, it'll take a toll on your plumbing, your home and your quality of lifeall without you realizing it. Thankful...
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COVID-19 Update

Posted on 4 January 2021
At PipeMasters & Oakridge Plumbing, our priority is to keep our customers, staff and their families safe. With another lockdown underway in Southern Ontario, we've taken additional steps to safely continue serving you. 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 services, please visit our website A...
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Happy Holidays From The Team At PipeMasters

Posted on 21 December 2020
Happy Holidays From The Team At PipeMasters
Winter is comingand it's been a difficult time for us all this year. Season's Greetings from the entire team at PipeMasters & Oakridge Plumbing Ontario Limited. We sincerely wish you a happy and safe holiday season, and all the best for 2021! If you need any assistance, we're here to help during the holidays including 24/7 emergency services: or (289) 404-9063. PipeMasters is part of Oakridge Plumbing Ontario Ltd. All Rights Reserved. ...
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5 Common Water Heater Problems & What To Look For

Posted on 14 December 2020
The hot water heater is the unsung hero of your home's plumbing system. Whether you're taking a shower or washing dishes, your water heater is the one thing responsible for providing you with hot water on-demand. You use it every day, multiple times each day. When it stops working, you'll notice right away. Water heater problems can take all forms. Sometimes it's a general lack of hot wateryou run out just a few minutes into your shower. Other times, it's inconsistency...
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Is Your Water Pressure Too Low? Here's How to Fix it!

Posted on 7 December 2020
Is there anything as disappointing as stepping into what should be a refreshingly hot shower and instead, getting low water pressure that makes it feel like you're just standing in the rain? Water pressure problems are something many homeowners deal with in varying degrees of severity. Whether your water pressure changes depending on who's using the plumbing or it's always low, you deserve better. If your water pressure is low, there are some simple things you can do to try an...
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How to Keep Your Drains Clog-Free

Posted on 23 November 2020
A splinter. A rust spot on your car. A crack in your foundation. Sometimes, the smallest problems can bring about the biggest headaches. Nothing exemplifies this more than a simple clog in your plumbing. When your shower won't drain or the water won't go down in your sink basin, you could find yourself trying everything and anything to resolve the issue. And often, nothing seems to work. Most people end up calling a plumber to snake their drain, which produces all sorts of unholy ...
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Not all PEX is Created Equal

Posted on 16 November 2020
PEX tubing is a staple in any residential home these days, used not only because it's a proven and reliable plumbing material, but because it's also cost-efficient. PEX is also easily accessible, found at any hardware or plumbing supply store. But before you run out and buy PEX tubing to work on your own plumbing DIY project, realize that not all PEX is created equal! Different PEX standards are used for different types of plumbing, and it's important to know which is suited for...
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