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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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How to Choose the Right Professional Plumber

Posted on 16 August 2022
How to Choose the Right Professional Plumber
Looking have some plumbing work done in your home? Large or small, it’s important you hire a skilled plumber who can be trusted to complete the job efficiently and satisfactorily. Going with an inexperienced handyman you found off Kijiji, could result in low-quality work that might cost you even more in the long run. Here are just a few factors to take into consideration to ensure you select a high-quality plumber. Licensing: You should work exclusively with licensed plumbers. Y...
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Do You Have Low Water Pressure With Your Well System?

Posted on 2 August 2022
Do You Have Low Water Pressure With Your Well System?
If you live in a rural community, chances are you use a well water system to supply fresh water to your home. To get the water out of the ground and into your home, the main component of that system is the well pump. It needs to work reliably each and every day—and for the most part, it’s designed to. However, there are situations when a well pump might struggle to get you the water you need, in the capacity you need it.  One of the most common complaints from people who u...
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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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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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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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