Sunday, 29 November 2015
Effective plumbing solutions in Richmond Hill need to consider the means by which all pipes within a home can be protected against the freezing conditions present outside. Housing prices within Richmond Hill (and indeed throughout many areas of the York region) are once again on the rise. It is important to protect such valuable investments against the ravages of time. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to be prepared for what could prove to be a long and cold winter. Preventative plumbing maintenance is an important area to consider. What are some tips and tricks that can save a great deal of money?
Saturday, 28 November 2015
As the value of homes within Richmond Hill continues to increase, what are some important issues to address when selecting a plumber who will provide superior work? As of 2015, the average price of a detached home in Richmond Hill now exceeds $1 million Canadian dollars. To make certain that these massive investments are protected, it is always critical to choose the most professional plumbing services. What are a handful of hints that signify the most respectable company and what questions should be asked ahead of time?
Friday, 27 November 2015
Although Aurora enjoys truly wonderful summers, we are all aware that temperatures during the winter can dip as low as -14ºC. This is problematic in terms of plumbing, for many problems will occur at the most unexpected of times due to the frigid temperatures. It is therefore critical to employ a trusted firm to provide regular maintenance services. What are some of the benefits that preventative examinations will offer? Hard Water Issues There are many homes within Newmarket and Aurora that suffer from hard water. This is a condition defined by the presence of minerals (commonly calcium and magnesium) within the mains supply. Such deposits can dramatically alter the natural taste and over time, excess deposits may lead to the narrowing and corrosion of pipes. In some cases, the pipes become so narrow that it increases the amount of pressure within the pipes. When the winter season rolls in, such pipes are more prone to bursting.
Thursday, 26 November 2015
Plumbers serving Barrie, Aurora, and other surrounding areas do more than fix leaking taps and install new toilets. While typical repairs and installations are some of the key services offered by experienced companies, some plumbing companies offer a wide range of services to ensure your entire plumbing system works safely, efficiently, and conveniently. Many times, these extra services include: Complete Drain Cleaning Many plumbers will make use of what is known colloquially as a “pipe snake”. This is a mechanical device intended to scrape away excess material from the interior lining. However, there are also occasions when high-pressure jets of water will be used to more thoroughly address any materials that may otherwise be tough to remove.
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
One of the most interesting facts in regards to Barrie is that no less than 25 per cent of the entire Canadian population lives within 100 miles of the city centre. This means locating a plumber shouldn’t an overly difficult task. Finding the right one, on the other hand is a different thing altogether. If you are new to Barrie, Newmarket, or any of the surrounding areas, you’ll likely want to have the number of a reliable plumber in your back pocket before anything goes wrong.
Monday, 23 November 2015
In an affluent Canadian town such as Newmarket, Ontario (population: 80,000), a boom in growth is often associated with a number of modern challenges. One issue that inevitably arises from time to time is the need for an emergency plumber. As many problems cannot be solved with resourcefulness and intuition alone, the use of a highly skilled plumbing service is essential for a number of reasons. What are some of the concerns that can be allayed through such a company? From the Common to the Extraordinary One of the hallmarks of any reputable plumbing service is the ability to address numerous needs as they occur as opposed to a “one size fits all” approach that is not always optimal. Every property will have its own unique requirements and challenges. Some common issues include burst pipes during the winter, a clogged drain, or a sudden leak that is not easily accessible. Many of these problems require the precision of a surgeon and the skills of a master craftsman (or woman).
Sunday, 22 November 2015
The plumbing systems in a home or a business establishment are delicate mechanisms that will inevitably suffer faults from time to time. From clogged drains and sudden leaks to more costly issues such as replacing a water heater, it is often wise to hire the services of a leading plumbing company like Harris Plumbing Inc. Still, how would you know which ones stand out from the rest? Take a quick look at some of the hallmarks below that serve to define a reputable Richmond Hill or York Region plumber Reputation What are others saying about the company you’re considering? Does it supply testimonials from previous customers? In this sense, an objective opinion is worth far more than a fancy sales pitch. Their claims should always be backed by previous clients and note that a number of years in the business is another signal that the enterprise is worth a closer look.
Friday, 20 November 2015
Out of all the issues plumbers are called out for, burst pipes are probably the most common. There are many different reasons that lead to a pipe bursting, but the most frequent is that people don't winterize their plumbing or their pipes are simply inadequate for the conditions in winter. Aside from that, pipes also burst due to age, misuse, or damage building up over time. Wherever there's a fault in your plumbing, the effects of water pressure will gradually eat away at weaknesses and may eventually cause a busted pipe. Depending on where the leak is, a burst pipe can cause massive amounts of damage to a house, forcing people to relocate while they wait for plumbers and, in the very worst of cases, to close down an entire street for days on end.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Recently, if you've taken a walk down the aisles of a department store or even a supermarket, you've probably seen dozens of brands of drain cleaning agents and other tools for getting rid of drain blockage. While it's true that certain, smaller clogs can be cleared away using a humble plunger, there are certain occasions that call for professional drain cleaning. Here are a few early warning signs which might mean you'll need to start looking for a professional drain cleaning service.
Monday, 16 November 2015
Today, with all the massive leaps in technology and the miraculous effects of modern medicine, people often forget what they owe their great quality of life to. There are countless different factors contributing to it, which would take several books to fully catalogue and explain, but one particular profession that is often overlooked is plumbing. Therefore, here are a few ways in which modern plumbing in Aurora, Newmarket, and everywhere else have changed the world. To really appreciate the impact that modern plumbing has had on people’s lives, we first have to look at what the world was like before the practices and conventions that have made the trade what it is today. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, a huge majority of European people who had lived under its oppression began spreading a doctrine of hatred for absolutely everything the empire had introduced to their societies, including bathing.
Saturday, 14 November 2015
As much as people would like them to be, no house's plumbing is completely perfect. Once in a while, you’ll have to deal with a busted pipe, backing up drains, or maybe a long and arduous bathroom renovation or installation, and need to call up your trusted plumber in Barrie or Aurora. While these previously mentioned issues are all common and in the long run unavoidable, there are certain silly mistakes that a lot of people make that could also mean calling the plumbers over. Garbage Disposal Abuse To start, there is this most common mistake people make—using the garbage disposal as an industrial-sized trash compactor. Yes, it is called garbage disposal, but not every form of garbage can actually be disposed with these little contraptions in your sink. Despite this, countless people still insist on cramming everything into their garbage disposal until the blades stop turning.
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Barrie and Newmarket in Ontario are beautiful places, bounded by water and not far from the bright lights of Toronto. In fact, the area is among the top five of small towns in best places to live in Canada—but even the ideal community and location cannot prevent the occasional need for an emergency plumber. Emergency plumbers are called out to deal with urgent plumbing issues, from frozen pipes to major blockages and even annoying and worsening drips, which can be a signal that all is not well within the pipework of your home. More often than not, a dripping tap just needs a new washer, but sometimes it can be a sign of something more serious so it is best to get it sorted out quickly.
Friday, 11 September 2015
Access to clean water is a basic human right. At home, you have the freedom to seek methods like high-quality water filtration technology to access clean water. A plumbing service provider such as Harris Plumbing, Inc. in Richmond Hill will help secure that right. Facts on Tap According to Health Canada, the country’s drinking water, as a whole, is of “excellent quality.” A deeper look into the pathways from source to final supply conduit, however, will tell you that water may come into contact with substances such as trace minerals, silt, and microbes that could affect its quality. Your body can only fight so many contaminants before its defenses fail. As such, you need to acquire a copy of your community’s official water report while tasking a professional water testing service to test potability.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Your garage will have its fair share of plumbing issues, particularly in relation to the floor drain. The various liquids and particulate matter that go down the garage floor drain, after all, may contribute to some clogging down the line. When that happens, you will need a team of highly trained plumbers from a company such as Harris Plumbing in Richmond Hill to break the impasse. The Principle Garage floors are not necessarily flat and are built with a slight gradient to aid the flow of water toward the drain grill itself. The grill will have some screws that attach it to the main frame, which has a cleanout plug underneath. The problem is that the garage drain is also connected to the house’s main sewage line, like any other drainage conduit in the house.
Monday, 7 September 2015
Clogged drains are perhaps the most common plumbing problems that homeowners inevitably face every now and then. Aside from the kitchen, this can also happen to your bathroom, with the toilet, bathtub, and sink also susceptible to clogging if not used and maintained the right way. Before seeking the help of plumbing professionals, know first the common reasons behind clogs in bathroom fixtures to help you take steps in preventing them. Toilet Clogs Often, clogs in toilets are caused by flushing down multiple ply toilet paper. Single-ply toilet paper is often recommended by plumbing experts, since these dissolve easier than thicker brands. Any multiple ply or strong-as-a-paper-cup paper towels on the other hand, don’t break down as easily, making it possible for them to accumulate and block the toilet trap.
Saturday, 5 September 2015
No one wants to encounter a problem with their plumbing, especially during the wee hours of the morning, yet sometimes it’s inevitable. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night after hearing steady drips coming from your bathroom, and, upon close inspection, seeing your bathroom floor already flooded and your feet soaked in water. Though your immediate response might be to call an emergency plumber right there and then, it wouldn’t do for you to simply wait for their aid and let the water flow freely. Doing so can only do further damage not only to your plumbing, but to other parts of your home as well. Properly manage an emergency plumbing situation yourself through these simple steps while waiting for the emergency plumber to knock on your door and completely deal with the issue.
Thursday, 3 September 2015
There are many simple jobs that a homeowner in Barrie can do on his or her own. Tasks like painting, changing the light bulbs, or maintaining the lawn can easily be handled by the fixer-upper resident. However, when such tasks involve fixing an electrical or plumbing problem that gets to be more than meets the eye, doing it yourself could lead to something much worse than the original issue, necessitating the intervention of a professional. Most times, people pass up on calling for professional service in their bid to save some money. They would rather carry out the small fixes on their own, than call a plumber. Unfortunately, the plumbing system isn’t designed to be tampered with, and any small mistake could aggravate into a bigger problem.
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Living in the modern age has become so relatively comfortable that people often take basic things like running water for granted. You turn the faucet and expect fresh water to flow out, or you push down the flush lever and expect the toilet system to do the rest. These amenities are now so commonplace today that they are no longer regarded as luxuries. So when there is an interruption in the water flow, there is often a resulting interruption in your daily routine. Other times, the water flow is interrupted not because of a water interruption service due to a water mainline repair, but rather, because of a serious clog. There are many issues that could affect your plumbing system and cause these problems. While some issues are quite easy to fix yourself, other problems require the expertise of a professional.
Saturday, 29 August 2015
Homeowners today, more than homeowners in past generations, take the time even with their bustling schedules, to acquaint themselves with how things work and where to get the right products or materials to buckle down on weekend DIY projects. Steady access to the Internet, countless DIY videos, and how-to manuals have all given the average homeowners enough information and know-how on how to accomplish once technical tasks like doing certain plumbing fixes. Unfortunately, this information explosion has an opposite adverse effect; too much available information could get consumers feel even more confused, than enlightened. After all, as they say, too many cooks spoil the broth. So when it’s time to choose an effective plumbing system for your home in Richmond Hill.
Thursday, 27 August 2015
For most folks, one of the basic appeals of owning a home is being able to invite friends and family over for dinner or parties. Whether it’s Canada day or Labor Day, there’s always a reason to have loved ones sit around the family table, enjoy the food, and just have a great time together. However, these parties often mean that you’ll have people helping out with cooking and cleaning your kitchen. This can create problems, sometimes, as when one of your guests would accidentally pour food scraps or excess grease down the drain, thinking it’s a garbage disposal that will automatically pulverize food matter. What happens then when water starts to fill up the sink, and you just can’t get the drain unclogged? At this point, it is a good idea to call on your emergency plumbers in Richmond Hill, and let them salvage the situation.
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Clogged drains are one of the most common and troublesome plumbing problems at home. Concerns with individual fixtures are normally reparable by regular homeowners, but if the source is from the main sewer or drain line, you should never hesitate to call for professional help. The main purpose of your drainage system is to direct waste water from your home into municipal sewers. Knowing basic troubleshooting techniques will help you fix inconveniences with your fixtures, such as frozen pipes, clogged toilet drains and grease buildup in kitchen sinks. Blockage with the main sewer line, meanwhile, takes more than simple home plumbing tools to repair, and signs of damage often go unnoticed until it’s too late.
Sunday, 23 August 2015
The main drain line removes all waste water and sewer gases out of your home in Aurora or Newmarket and into the municipal sewer line. Given all the intricate pipework involved, it makes sense to call on a professional plumber when something prevents the drain line from functioning properly. How Drainage Works Residential drainage systems consist of two networks: one for the ventilation pipes that go up the roof, and another for the drain pipes that are buried under your house. Ventilation pipes prevent sewer gases from wafting into indoor spaces, while drain pipes convey waste water away from your home. All plumbing fixtures in the house, such as toilets and sinks, are connected to the drains, which crawl toward the main drain to carry waste water into your local sewer/septic system.
Friday, 21 August 2015
Most people who enjoy the benefits of a septic system in their homes don’t realise how fragile the system itself really is. Septic systems operate on a simple-enough principle (simple enough to not even need moving parts), though they still require adequate maintenance for optimal performance. Those who choose to forego the latter are in for a smelly, messy time. Note that various signs both inside and outside the home can herald a septic system failure. Here are a few of them that you must watch out for: Foul Odour – Perhaps the most obvious sign of a failing septic system on this list, unpleasant smells are extremely noticeable when they seep out of the tank. The odours can manifest not only outdoors, but also indoors if not taken care of by a qualified plumber in Barrie or nearby areas.
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
A backed-up toilet is more than just a simple inconvenience: it’s highly unsanitary, and the filth it spews forth may even make the bathroom itself unusable for an amount of time. If you ever experience a backed-up toilet at home, prompt action is critical in putting the situation under control. Backed-up toilets can be caused by a lot of different factors. Here are some probable toilet backup causes that a local emergency plumber from Newmarket usually has to face: • Blocked Vents Drainage systems need air in special plumbing vents in order to facilitate continuous water flow. If these vents are blocked, they can effectively put water flow in a stranglehold—just think of yourself holding a finger over one end of a straw filled with water, and notice how the fluid wouldn’t budge.
Monday, 20 July 2015
Water backflow is a serious issue that must be prevented at any and all costs. It is caused by poor cross-connections in the piping of tap/drinking water and plumbing fixtures. Backflow draws dirty water back towards the house and potentially contaminates the drinking water source. If left unchecked, the bacteria in the water can seriously harm those who will drink from it. Common Sources of Backflow Cross-connections are common in many households, including those in York Region. These connections, however, must be properly monitored by licensed plumbers who specialize in backflow prevention. Remember that not all plumbers are allowed to tamper with your cross connections because a single mistake can easily contaminate the entire city’s water system.
Sunday, 19 July 2015
Have you noticed yourself having allergic reactions like sore throat, runny nose, itchy eyes, and breathing difficulties, and you know outdoor allergies are not the reason? What you have may be an allergic reaction to mold. Molds usually grow due to moisture in your bathroom, kitchen, or any other part of the home where water is present in large amounts. When you have a mold problem at home even without excessive exposure to the elements, the root of the problem may be clogged drainage. Drain clogs are not just inconvenient, they are also unsafe. Water build-up in your drains can cause moisture buildup, which can then attract mold and other organisms. Amongst all the mold types, the most dangerous is toxic black mold, also known as Stachybotrys Chartarum. Toxic black mold is harmful to humans and can cause serious health conditions on someone who is constantly exposed to it.
Thursday, 16 July 2015
Is your bathroom floor always wet? Do you smell any strange odors every time you enter your bathroom? In all likelihood, the reason for the smell is stagnant water in your clogged drains. What you need to do is to immediately call up drain cleaning experts in your area and have them de-clog that problematic drain. Other than overwhelming the home with an unpleasant smell, stagnant water can be very dangerous. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), stagnant water can become the breeding ground of many insects like mosquitos. After the female mosquito lays her eggs (over a hundred at a time), it only takes 10 days for the larvae to become pupae, and shortly after that they will become fully grown mosquitos. In just a matter of 10 days your bathroom can literally be the hub of an army of disease-carrying mosquitos.
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Sump pumps are normally never given a second look, but when your house has a basement, these components will be critical in keeping the water away. This is especially true when the house is in a place with rather frequent occurrences of flooding, as every succeeding flood will drain the pumps’ effectiveness little by little. Writing for BobVila.com, Joe Provey said that installing and maintaining sump pumps can keep your downstairs as dry as you can make it. While Aurora, ON is relatively north of several danger zones in the Greater Toronto Area, changes in weather patterns during the summer can bring in a deluge when you least expect it. When you feel that your existing sump pump is not enough to firmly channel the water away from your house, a trusted plumbing company such as Harris Plumbing is prepared to aid you with a viable solution.
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Water is essential in daily life, and almost every consumable item you know of will have water as part of its production process. However, the water you see at several locations is not as crystal clear as you see in the ads due to the presence of certain substances that murk the fluid to a degree. If you’re living in a multi-family apartment complex, for example, the problem of contamination may prove to be complicated, thus requiring an adequate water softening solution. Hardened or soft water is already a big problem for residents of Barrie, ON. Some studies have revealed that the hardness of the water in the southern areas are pegged from eight to 9.5 grains per gallon (GPG) while the northern sectors’ water hardness is estimated at a dangerous 21 GPG. When you consider that such contamination can affect your health in the future, prevent that with the help of a plumber who can hook up your place with a water-softening system, such as a product available from Harris Plumbing.
Drip, drip, drip… those are among the sounds you ought not to hear at home, especially when you know you’ve shut everything down for the day. Unfortunately, a leaking faucet is a common household problem that any homeowner can encounter at any time. Compounding to this fact, About.com Home writer Bob Formisano says that certain faucet designs like a two-handle cartridge faucet may be complicated to fix. These situations require the immediate services of an emergency plumber. Leaky taps and their effects on water consumption can be a serious issue among Canadians. An Environment Canada study of water rates in ten developed countries identified Canada with the cheapest rates at $0.31 per cubic metre (as opposed to Germany’s at $2.16). At the same time, however, leaking water is tagged as a problem for energy wastage, considering that 40% of Ontario’s natural gas consumption is geared towards the processing and pipe delivery of water to utility subscribers.
Saturday, 13 June 2015
The importance of properly opening your cottage for the summer lies in the fact that the winter months can take their toll on piping. If you fire up your water system and there is damage to it, it can be a headache to clean up the mess and prevent further damage, particularly with septic tanks. With top York Region plumbing companies, these concerns will be a thing of the past. A professional plumbing company will check all over for damage before turning a system on and know, from experience, the important precautions to take, such as removing aerators from taps.
Thursday, 11 June 2015
As the summer months approach, you may be thinking of long hours spent at the lake. Many Richmond Hill plumbing companies offer opening and closing services, as well as week-by-week services throughout cottage country. Seasonal opening services can include renovation and cleaning services, as well as cleaning and repairing pipes that have frozen over due to winter weather, and installing water filtration and septic systems to make your cottage a safe and healthy place to enjoy your summer! Leading plumbing companies such as Harris Plumbing stick to biodegradable and other environmentally safe materials. Throughout the year, and into the summer, it is also advisable to schedule regular plumbing and maintenance. This will avoid any badly-timed clogs, leaks, or other upsets over particularly busy long weekends.
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Not a fan of strong chemicals like bleach? Experts also advise letting hot water run through the sink after each use, which is effective in keeping oil found in food products from building up in the interior surface of the pipes. To do away with odours, you may opt to throw baking soda down the drain before pouring hot water. Vinegar is also an effective ingredient for keeping drains clean, since it contains acetic acid, an organic solvent that’s efficient in removing organic buildup in your pipes. When all DIY efforts fail, don’t hesitate to contact companies that offer drain cleaning in Aurora, such as Harris Plumbing. Leave the job to them and they’ll keep your home free of all drain and plumbing problems.
Sunday, 7 June 2015
The good news is that Aurora plumbing experts, such as Harris Plumbing, can help you deal with this by offering a variety of services aimed at preventing and remedying these issues. These professionals can ensure that you and your family’s health is kept secure through methods that adhere to Health Canada’s prescription of “a multi-barrier approach, including … optimized treatment barriers, and a well-maintained distribution system”. Of course, it’s not just about water quality. After all this, you’d probably like to make sure your washroom facilities are in good condition when you arrive, too. Plumbing systems, after all, do tend to be connected to each other, so you should make sure that everything remains in tiptop shape.
Friday, 5 June 2015
There are different services a homeowner can acquire from a plumber in Barrie or Aurora, one of which is repair. An article on WiseGeek lists three major categories of plumbing repair, namely leak repair, mechanical parts repair and drainage system clearing. Water Leaks Leaks lead to substantial property damage, expensive water bills due to wasted water and even health issues. There are many causes for leaks such as corrosion, cracks, excessive pressure, leaky pipe joints, rust, wear and tear of faucets, worn down pipes, problems with the toilet, washing machine fixtures and malfunctioning dishwasher seals. Whichever the cause, water leaks should be acted on as soon as they’re discovered.
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
A concern for many – especially during winter – is the reliable supply of hot water. The boiler is what heats incoming water, but it can often malfunction for various reasons, such as broken components, loose connections or an unreliable pilot light. As one of the most common plumbing problems for residents, a Newmarket emergency plumber, such as one from Harris Plumbing, Inc., will have plenty of experience dealing with this issue. Toilet Leaks When dealing with a leaky toilet, it’s important to call a professional plumber to fix the problem. A plumbing issue such as this is often among the most expensive, as it will add considerably to your water bill. If this frustrating plumbing annoyance can’t be fixed by simply shaking the handle or using other quick-fix methods, call a professional.
Tuesday, 2 June 2015
The plumbing in Richmond Hill homes will, admittedly, not always be in good condition. A lot of homeowners seek to repair their plumbing problems on their own. However, this can only lead to problems, especially when done by amateurs with no plumbing experience or know how altogether. Furthermore, professional plumbing services can help save you a lot of money in the long run.
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Once repaired, you’ll want to avoid future difficulties with your plumbing system. This is where services offering drain cleaning for Richmond Hill homes comes in. Regular drain cleaning and inspections ensure that no clogging can build up in your drains. Once again, avoid the temptation of doing it on your own. Off-the-shelf drain cleaners make use of strong chemicals that can damage your plumbing and the environment. The best professional services in Richmond Hill, like Harris Plumbing, Inc., offer “green” solutions that are good for your pipes and won’t contaminate the water.
Sunday, 24 May 2015
If your house has a basement, the sump pump is often a required solution to keep flood water away and redirect it from the house. However, given the amount of water being processed through the pump, there’s the off chance that the piping will be chock-full of matter that’s hard to push out. This emphasizes the importance of drain cleaning operations, writer Renee Miller stated in an article for SFGate.com. Ontario residents have enough reasons to be wary of potential flooding. Springtime in the province is often accompanied by bad weather and sporadic alerts of potential flash floods, some of which may have touched your house before. If your home cannot afford to have even a slight flood hit again, you will need effective drain cleaning through Aurora companies such as Harris Plumbing, Inc. to clear the channels for redirecting water.
Friday, 22 May 2015
The kitchen sink is one of the crucial parts to watch out for in a home plumbing replacement operation. Your options for general dish cleaning or even cooking are limited when the sink’s all ruined to slag and you’re wary of dropping something onto the large basin. This often calls for a new sink altogether, but some precautions are never far behind, as an article in the Family Handyman magazine points out. Home improvement experts emphasize that replacing the sink altogether requires ample preparations and can even involve the adjacent sections of the kitchen. When you need to replace a sink that has seen better days and get things quickly back to normal, professionals at plumbing in Aurora like the team from Harris Plumbing are prepared to come to your aid.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
If you’re pretty handy with your toilet, then you probably know a thing or two to get rid of a clog. But when multiple fixtures in your home are clogged up, this might indicate a problem with your sewer line and that’s something you don’t want to take on yourself. It might include shutting off the entire water flow of your house to get to the root of the problem, something that only a qualified plumber in Newmarket should do. Call for a professional immediately to avoid any big plumbing emergencies.
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
A professional Newmarket emergency plumber would tell you that some of the most troubling plumbing emergencies result from common mistakes and bad practices. Normally, your entire plumbing could take care of itself just fine, but the way you maintain your pipes really has a huge impact. You can easily avoid throwing your money down the drain with unnecessary repairs and replacements by stopping these bad plumbing habits.
Friday, 17 April 2015
Public works and private contractors faced a tough repair job when a water main broke in Ontario. Simcoe Reformer reported that it took almost 24 hours to repair the break while the traffic was rerouted for the repair duration. The urgency of the repair meant the workers continue overnight even as temperatures dropped as low as 25 degrees below zero. Pipes at home may be of smaller scale but a break in them also entails similar urgency. While the repairs may not be as tough as the repair job described above, it would still need the hands of a professional. Some homeowners try to take plumbing in their own hands in an attempt to save money. However, they usually take measures that, despite appearing to have solved the problem, only makes matters worse in the long run. It can lead to even bigger problems which costs a larger sum of money.
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
The main intake pipe of a water treatment facility in Ontario froze, causing a clog that limited the facility’s water supply, as reported in The Peterborough Examiner. The water supply steadily decreased until it was completely cut off. Fortunately, the problem was resolved quickly. Like the facility’s pipe, the pipes within a home’s plumbing system can also be vulnerable to clogs. The water supply may not be the main problem in the house, though, but instead, it would be clogged drainage systems. To prevent or resolve this, you’ll need the services of Richmond Hill plumbers.
Monday, 13 April 2015
From time to time, you may encounter drain problems in your Aurora home, like clogging of the toilet, or accidentally dropping a ring down the kitchen sink. When major problems happen, it is always best to call on an expert plumber to help get you out of trouble. Knowing a thing or two about plumbing quick fixes, however, can help get you out of a tight bind while waiting for a plumber. One of the basic things to know is the kind of tools you could use for drain cleaning in Aurora. Down the Drain Sometimes, tiny objects accidentally get dropped down the drain. Poking around the sink with your finger is just not the most effective nor the safest way to retrieve them. What you need is a retrieving tool, a cone-shaped spring designed to do the dirty work of exploring the dank insides of your drains to get back your precious belongings. The end of the retrieving tool hooks onto the object so you may pull it out.
Saturday, 11 April 2015
Like most people, you probably dream of one day buying a house, a place that you could call your own. Since buying a real estate property is one huge, life-changing decision, you wouldn’t want your hard earned money to be wasted on a fixer-upper that only looks great at first glance but is actually riddled with many plumbing problems. Unfortunately, that’s a risk you’ll have to face in searching for your dream home. An Aurora plumbing expert can help you determine if that house is a keeper. Home Inspection As a rule of thumb for all homebuyers, you should always have the house inspected before you buy. Otherwise, you might be in for more trouble in the future. Plumbing in Newmarket houses is one of the things that should be thoroughly inspected. There might be some signs of plumbing problems that don’t seem like a big deal but could actually be a disaster in the making.
Thursday, 9 April 2015
Low water pressure in your home can cause serious inconvenience in performing your daily house chores. And as it always is, you can’t find the right solution to your low water pressure problem without knowing its root cause. Below is a list of the common causes of this frustrating issue. Hard water. The water that reaches your home is not pure. As the water moves through the environment, it carries with it tiny sediments that makes it “hard”. Over time, this deposits build up to form scales or the familiar “rings” in the pipes, impeding optimal water flow. Its effect is mostly obvious in shower heads, toilets, and sink where water has to pass through tiny holes. According to Plumbing.about.com, if you notice that the water flow in the sink is regular but not in the shower head, it can be a sign that it’s blocked with scales from mineral deposits.
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
What’s a good way to save money when your drains get clogged? The immediate answer for many would be to fix the problem yourself. Simply search for some tutorial videos online and you’re good to go. The problem, however, is that those tutorials are done by experts or seasoned homeowners who have long been into DIY projects. It’s a risk to take for the unexperienced. There’s a very good chance a DIY mistake could result to an even bigger damage, which would cost even more than what an experienced Newmarket emergency plumber would have charged. One of the most common mistakes Canadian homeowners do when trying to de-clog their drains is pouring caustic chemical cleaners down the pipes. A potent-enough cleaner may clear the pipes, but the clog is never completely gone. The cleaner merely breaks it down into smaller pieces, which travel more smoothly through the pipe, then join the rest of the debris at the bottom. A good example of this is grease clogs which, according to Business I
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Plumbers are essential to keeping your house comfortable to live in. Whether you are renovating a bathroom, preparing your house for the summer or winter, or just need help with a plumbing emergency, it is important that you hire the right people for the job. Working with qualified and licensed York Region plumbers ensures that you get quality work at a reasonable cost in the shortest possible time.
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Clogged drains can be a major nuisance in Richmond Hill homes and offices. Toilets, sinks and showers are necessary fixtures in homes, but a blocked drain would definitely render them unsanitary and unusable. There are a number of factors that can cause drain blockage, and one of the most common culprits Richmond Hill plumbers face is the buildup of foreign objects and debris in the drainage system.