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.