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leuty lifegaurd station, just south of homes in the beaches that require backwater valves

The Beaches, or simply just The Beach to the singularly-inclined, is one of Toronto’s oldest and most well-recognized neighbourhoods. Nestled just to the east of downtown, it attracts thousands of visitors each year to its beautiful beaches on the shores of Lake Ontario. The neighbourhood itself is constantly changing, but there’s a cottage feel that many residents love. Unfortunately, the combination of older, heritage-status buildings and the neighbourhood’s uninhibited proximity to a Great Lake has created unique plumbing requirements and problems, including the absolute essential need for backwater valves and other products that protect against sudden influxes of water. Read more


Plumbing can be an exciting profession, one filled with encounters and situations that many people would find unbelievable. Since plumbers interact with the general public on a near-daily basis, some of the stories they encounter can be downright hilarious. These are just a few stories we’ve heard that are almost too crazy to believe. Read more

pouring liquid drain cleaner down the drain

Clogged drains are some of the most inconvenient things that can happen to disrupt our day. Clogs always seem to happen when we need our drains working at their absolute best, and that’s rarely ever the case. Instead, they happen when we least expect it, and they can do anything from ruin our kitchens to completely destroy our bathrooms. Read more

woman frustrated with clogged sink drain

Clogged and blocked drains are a complete pain. They can bring your entire household to a grinding halt, which is why you need to be able to deal with the issue now and into the future. Here are the most common causes of blocked drains in your home, how to deal with them, and how to stop them from causing blockages in the future. Read more

backflow prevention device in the desert

Plumbing inside our homes is complicated and convoluted, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Once you start looking at how a private residence’s water supply is connected to the public water supply, things start to get very complicated. The movement of water between homes and public supplies must be carefully regulated and controlled for a number of reasons, chief among them being the quality of the water entering homes. Read more

dishwasher in a big box retailer showing an energy star logo

Economy settings have become a very popular features of today’s appliances. In a world that’s increasingly aware of energy and resource consumption, especially as it relates to our growing utility bills, these settings are put in place to help us save. While many of the appliances that have economy settings are providing a greener, less expensive way to use them, not all are actually saving you water, electricity, or money. To find an appliance with the best economy settings, you need to do a few things first. Here’s how to find and use an appliance with economy settings to their absolute maximum benefit.  Read more

plumbing pipes located in the basement of a toronto home

Noisy pipes are one of the most annoying things that can happen in your home. The sound can run at almost any time of day, creating a home environment that tests your patience instead of giving you some peace and quiet from the outside world. The good news about fixing noisy pipes is that sometimes it’s very simple. Here is a simple guide to how to solve noisy pipe problems in your home. Read more


There are few things in the world, or at least certainly in your Toronto home, as annoying as a plugged drain. It can bring everything to a halt, from making dinner to shaving to being able to properly clean up. Plugged drains are the absolute worst, but that doesn’t mean there are quite a few ways to get them flowing again. Here are just a few simple and easy solutions for blocked drains in your Toronto home.  Read more

sump pump in a sump pit being measured by a plumber

Sump pumps are a necessary aspect of modern living. Not only do they help get rid of water around or in your home, but they can ensure that your property stays safe during times of extreme weather when flooding is a common occurrence. But waiting until heavy rains to see if your sump pump is working properly can lead to expensive disasters, including flooding, which is why you should occasionally make sure that your sump pump is working correctly. You could hire a professional to take a look for you, or you can read on to discover a few signs to watch out for with your sump pump which may mean it’s time to get a new one. Read more

contractor inspecting home for potential basement flooding hazards

When it comes to basement flooding, the causes can be many. As such, the ways in which we protect our homes from floods are varied, all working together to form a basement flooding protection plan. If you want to make sure that your home has an effective basement flooding strategy, it’s important to understand the different tactics used. Below are some of the most popular ways that you can protect your Toronto home from basement flooding. Read more


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