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