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Winter is coming. For many homeowners, this means getting everything ready for winter. This is no small task, everything from exterior painting, window inspections, and basement inspections should be on your list, but so should calling a plumber. Just about everyone in Toronto should be familiar with how hard our winters can be. Winter is hard on your pipes, especially since water expands when it freezes and melts everywhere come spring. Calling a plumber for a pre-winter inspection is the best way to ensure your home is absolutely ready for whatever winter has in store, here are just 3 reasons why. Read more

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Leak detection is one of the more fascinating aspects of plumbing that uses all sorts of technological innovations to detect and locate leaky pipes. These methods are diverse and come with their own pros and cons, so we’re offering a two-part guide to the general types of leak detection methods out there (see part one). Read more

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Leak detection is one of the more fascinating aspects of plumbing that uses all sorts of technological innovations to detect and locate leaky pipes. These methods are diverse and come with their own pros and cons, so we’re offering a two-part guide to the general types of leak detection methods out there.

In part one, we’re focusing on internally-based leak detection systems, methods that use field instruments to analyze the inside of pipes and plumbing systems. Read more

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Plumbing is like most other elements of your home, it’s much better to be proactive than reactive. A burst pipe, for example, is much more expensive overall than a pipe inspection because one involves water damage and then other does not. There are many inspections and measures you can take to be proactive with your own Toronto home. Drain cleaning is just one of these services, one that will keep your pipes clear and working at maximum efficiency. Today, we’re going through just a few of the services available, and a few quick things you can do on your own to make sure your plumbing system is working at its best. Read more

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Many people think plumbing is an old trade, one that hasn’t really evolved over the years. The image of a man with a wrench and a plan still dominates the popular imagination of the humble plumber, but they are now more likely to be holding all sorts of new technology. Pipe cams attached to tablets that live-stream the inside of your plumbing systems, for example, are just as useful as a wrench for the modern plumber. But one of the latest and most interesting technologies available to the men who work on the waterworks is acoustic emission leak detection. Read more

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Plumbing inspections are a necessary aspect of any regular home maintenance routine and a great idea for keeping costs low. Acting proactively is especially important with plumbing, not only because of the cost of dramatic plumbing repairs if things are left too long, but also because of the prevalence and totality of water damage, which can affect your home in many ways for literally years after you think the issue has been addressed. Read more

man unclogging sink drain in kitchen

Unlike many plumbing issues, unclogged sinks are often something you can do yourself without too much know how, or really any wrenches or tools. A sink clog is often the result of built up gunk in the plumbing, so there are a couple of ways you can unclog the sink on your own. Here are two major DIY drain clearing methods that require little to no know how of plumbing. Read more

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Your home’s foundation is one of the most important parts of the entire structure. It’s literally the foundation of your home and that means it needs extra special attention. Unlike a leaky faucet, a poorly maintained or broken foundation can take your home from a lovely place to live to a condemned building. When dealing with any sort of foundation problems, be sure to call a professional and get an inspection. Here are some signs that you’ve got a cracked foundation in need of repair: Read more

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Plumbing is complicated work but also something that every person should understand to some extent. After all, you don’t need to call a plumber every single time your toilet is clogged. Some things are best left to the professionals, but other, smaller plumbing jobs should be something you can totally handle yourself. Here are 3 common plumbing problems everyone should know how to fix. Read more

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The GTA has been struggling this year with flooding despite having a beautiful summer. Homes all over the city have experienced severe flooding that have damaged their precious belongings, ruined their homes, and cost them thousands of dollars. Thankfully, Toronto has a number of flood control specialists who can provide you with options to preventing flooding in your home for this year and well into the future. Read more

 

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