May 23, 2019

How to install a kitchen sink

Installing a new kitchen sink is a big project, but if you’re handy and want to do it yourself it can be do-able. You can always call in a professional if you are unsure about the installation process, but here are the basic steps you need in order to replace or install a new kitchen sink. First Part: Removing the Old Sink Step 1: The first step is to measure your existing sink. Take in the dimensions and even draw out your sink on a piece of paper and label...

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May 16, 2019

How to drain your plumbing system

While it’s not common to drain your plumbing pipes, there are a number of reasons why you might need to on certain occasions. Usually plumbing systems are drained when there is a need to fix problems related to water hammer, do major repairs on plumbing systems (such as replacing or extending plumbing lines) or shut down the property in preparation for the new season.   Water hammer problems, also known as hydraulic shock is when your pipes make loud banging sounds every time faucets are turned on or off. It...

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May 9, 2019

Preparing your hot water system for winter

It is common for hot water systems to fail during winter. These systems work harder during winter due to much colder temperatures and having to heat colder water. Common reasons why hot water systems fail is usually due to the heating element and thermostat failure.   Signs that your hot water system is damaged or needs replacing   Rust spots around the tank, such as along the seams Splits at the seams of the tank or signs of the tank expanding outward Luke-warm water Hot water runs out quickly Brown...

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May 2, 2019

Winter Plumbing Maintenance Tips

[et_pb_section fb_built="1" admin_label="section" _builder_version="3.22" _i="0" _address="0"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" _builder_version="3.25" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" _i="0" _address="0.0"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.25" custom_padding="|||" _i="0" _address="0.0.0" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" _builder_version="3.0.74" background_size="initial" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" _i="0" _address="0.0.0.0"]The cold weather has crept in and to prepare for the winter season ahead, here are some essential plumbing maintenance tasks you need to do to ensure you have problem-free plumbing this winter.   Check for leaks Winter is the worst time to experience pipe leaks as the weather gets much colder and pipes are more prone to freezing up and bursting. Make it a...

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April 24, 2019

How to Unfreeze Pipes

Frozen pipes pose a huge risk to the state of your home or business and has the potential to cause a lot of water wastage. When water in pipes freeze, they exert pressure on the pipes of up to 2,000 pounds per square inch. The risk here is that pipes are subject to rupturing. If a pipe is ruptured, it can release hundreds of gallons of water per hour. If you find that you have a frozen pipe that hasn’t ruptured yet, there are several ways you can unfreeze it...

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April 17, 2019

How to Fix a Slow Draining Sink

Do you find that water is taking longer than usual to clear out of your sink? It’s a common plumbing problem that can be fixed easily in a number of ways. Bathroom and kitchen sinks are usually the major victims of this issue. Many things could be causing your slow draining sink such as, the use of a pop-up, soap build-up, build-up that naturally occurs over time, etc. The problem is easily fixed though, and here are a few ways to do it. Pop-up sinks Pop-up drains are very popular...

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April 10, 2019

How to Find and Fix a Roof Leak

The weather is starting to cool down, and before winter comes upon us, we should start thinking about how to winter-proof our plumbing system so that we can avoid any plumbing issues. While winter is still 2 months away, you have a lot to prepare before the cold weather hits, so let’s get started. Check your gutters Before all the rain comes, make sure that your gutters are clear of dirt, debris and anything that might cause blockages. Check your downpipes Make sure your downpipes are working and draining water...

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April 3, 2019

Preparing Your Plumbing System for Winter

The weather is starting to cool down, and before winter comes upon us, we should start thinking about how to winter-proof our plumbing system so that we can avoid any plumbing issues. While winter is still 2 months away, you have a lot to prepare before the cold weather hits, so let’s get started. Check your gutters Before all the rain comes, make sure that your gutters are clear of dirt, debris and anything that might cause blockages. Check your downpipes Make sure your downpipes are working and draining water...

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March 23, 2019

How to avoid DIY plumbing disasters

Most of us feel that we can tackle a lot of plumbing jobs on our own. In the plumbing world, this is highly discouraged due to the likeness of a DIY home disaster. For the most part, larger construction jobs require a permit or license to undergo major scopes of work. That is why it is always recommended that if the job is one that is considered to be a "major plumbing job", we recommend that you always consult a professional.   Tackling small minor plumbing jobs, however, can not...

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March 16, 2019

Things to Consider for Commercial Plumbing Service

It’s not just every day homes that have plumbing issues, but businesses too. It’s safe to say that, as a business, plumbing is most likely not your area of expertise and is something you’d rather not have to deal with. There are a couple of crucial things you need to keep in mind when considering which plumbing service to hire for your commercial job. License and Insurance Firstly, you want to make sure that the company you are hiring is fully licensed and insured. It is crucial that you ask...

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