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A pipe that has burst

We all know somebody who has gone through it. A sudden burst pipe, a sewage overflow, some sort of plumbing emergency that leaves you scrambling to find a plumber. Most of these emergencies are actually due to incompetent plumbers. Bad plumbing has a way of always failing when you least expect it to, in the most outrageous way possible. We have assembled some of the most common causes of these emergencies and what steps a plumber can take to prevent or fix these issues.
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Backwater Valve Close Up

There are few plumbing disasters that are as traumatic for a homeowner as having a basement flooded with sewage. It is a smelly, disgusting situation to find yourself in. Not only is the sewage likely to ruin your basement, it is also hazardous to your health. Luckily, most sewage back-up problems can be solved with the installation of a single novel invention: a backwater valve.

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Plumbing Repairs

All plumbers are not created equal; there are many classes of plumber. At one end, you have your common neighborhood handyman. He knows how to fix some things, but you don’t want him building your next bathroom. At the other end of the spectrum is the full-service, professional plumbing contractor. They can build or fix anything you want, and it’s guaranteed to be done right the first time. Read more

Repairing a foundation

Instead of looking at foundation repairs as a cost, you should look at them as an investment. Once a foundation has failed, any attempt to repair it will skyrocket in cost. By confronting foundation problems early on, you can cut the eventual costs down greatly. You could invest the money you save, and that is how a timely foundation repair can make you quite rich! Let’s go over some basics about what could go wrong with your home’s foundation, and when you should spring for repairs.

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stacking sandbags for coming flood

There are few problems that can be as serious or annoying as a leaky basement. Luckily, there are a few tell-tale signs that can indicate waterproofing problems with your basement. In this post, we’ll go over how to spot these signs, and what you can do to make sure that your home is safe from basement flooding. If you encounter any of these signs, you should contact a Toronto waterproofing professional immediately. Read more

woman wondering when to call plumbing service

Many home owners want to know how much plumbing they can do themselves, especially with our tough economic times. Houses are big, complex machines and, if you know what you’re doing, you can hopefully fix some of your problems yourself, or prevent a future disaster. At least this is thought of many home owners. While some areas can be handled by novice hands, there are many that should not. There is a need for plumbers though when it comes even to plumbing maintenance, and there are plenty of plumbing services Toronto residents can depend on to keep their home plumbing operating at peak performance. Read more

burst plumbing pipe in need of repair

Clogged sinks, backed-up toilets, and other plumbing problems around the house can sometimes be fixed by simple methods known to plenty of handymen or even you yourself. Some problems, though, need a professional, and that’s when you should call a plumber. Professional, licensed plumbers have had many years of training both on the job and hitting the books, and they learned some tricks along the way. Tricks that will save you money and keep the worst, most feared plumbing problems from ever happening in the first place. Read more

town flooding leaves homes requiring backwater valves

Backwater valves are an important part of any homeowners plumbing system. A backwater valve ensures floods and sewage does not come back up into your basement, causing flooding and damage to your home. They usually work using gravity so, once installed, the device will work on its own to keep your home dry. If your home does not have one, it may be time to install a backwater valve.

Plenty of reasons exist for backwater valves, but we thought we would share three of the most important reasons to install one in your home.

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leaking faucet requiring emergency plumbing repairs

Every homeowner has that situation a pipe has burst, the sink is kicking back water, or something unspeakable has happened with the toilet. When these situations occur, you need a professional, someone with the proper experience and know-how to get you back up and running. You need someone who offers emergency plumbing services.

While most people have some basic plumbing knowledge and may even be particularly skilled with a plunger, plumbers exist for more than just their willingness to be around sewage. These talented people can fix the problem, but the 24-hour plumber is also very expensive so it’s important to know what sorts of emergencies really require their expertise. Read more

crazy-funny-drain-cleaning-plunger

One of the most common household problems is a clogged drain. While it can be an irritating, intimidating and inconvenient situation to handle, it doesn‘t have to be. Here are a few tips to help you through those moments you dread your drain. Read more

 

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