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drain excavation at toronto home

Drain problems can run from the relatively minor issue that can be addressed by the homeowner to serious repairs that require the immediate attention of a professional plumber. When you start to notice problems with the drains in your home and find that nothing seems to solve the issue, it is time to call in a professional for a full inspection of the drain line.

If you are having significant problems with your drain, it might mean that it is time to get the sewer line replaced or repaired. In most situations, a plumber might be able to handle the issue with one of a few different trenchless drain repair methods. However, there are still some situations where the repair or replacement may require drain excavation. Read more

severely damaged foundation of toronto home

Foundation problems can be among the most serious issues that a Toronto home can face. When the foundation of a home is compromised, it can lead to all sorts of other types of problems with the home, and it can even render the structure unsafe.

If your home has foundation problems, they need to get fixed right away. With many foundation problems, the homeowner might not even be aware that repairs are needed. Many issues with the foundation start out small, and get worse over time. In the early stages, foundation trouble might not even have a noticeable effect on the home. It is only as the problem gets progressively worse that you will start to notice its effects. However, by this time, it may have caused additional damage to the home. This is the case in quite a number of older homes in Toronto. Read more

plumbing inspection occurring beneath kitchen sink

Most people realize the importance of getting a Toronto plumbing inspection before they buy a home. The condition of the plumbing system can seriously impact the value of the property, and nobody wants to buy a home that is going to require costly repairs.

In the situation of a homebuyer in Toronto, the need is obvious, but for some reason, people fail to grasp the importance of regular plumbing inspections for the home they currently live in. Inspections are an important part of maintaining the plumbing system. Many of the most common problems with a home’s plumbing system will start out small and be almost unnoticeable. As time goes by, the problem gets worse, and eventually it is a major problem. Read more

french drain in a ditch before being installed

As much as we may need water, it sure can cause us a lot of problems. This is especially true when it comes to the structures that we build and the management of land. Through the centuries, humans have developed all sorts of ingenious ways to get water where we want it, and to move it away from places where we don’t want it. Read more

man holding buckets to catch water that is overflowing from his clogged drain in the floor above, a phone is visible in the crook of his neck as he called a plumber to help

In many situations, issues with drains can wait a reasonable amount of time to be fixed. With some of the simpler problems, you might even be able to resolve the issue on your own. But what happens when a malfunctioning drain has the potential to damage the home or it is causing a significant disruption to your life?

When serious drainage issues occur, you need to call for emergency drain service right away. You need to be able to use things like your toilets and your showers, and you certainly cannot wait for a regular service call while a leaking or backed up drain floods your basement. Read more

a view of workers excavating with a 'do not' symbol in front, promoting use of trenchless drain repair services in toronto

Whether it is a home or a business, broken or failing underground pipes can be a real problem. When a property owner realizes that an underground sewer or water line needs to be replaced or repaired, it can cause a lot of stress. They think about how extensive the work is going to be, and they wonder about how much of the ground is going to need to be disturbed in the process.

As a property owner in Toronto, what you may not realize is that many underground pipe repairs can be done without having to dig up the pipe. With a plumber that specialises in trenchless drain repair, the work can be done with a limited impact on the ground around the area of the repair. In this post, we are going to look at two of the most popular methods for trenchless drain repair in Toronto.
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mississauga street completely flooded after major rainfall

Floods are a common hazard in many parts of Canada, and Mississauga is no exception. While flooding has been a concern for some time, this threat has increased as regional rainfalls have continually increased. This has led to more flooding events, and more property that is damaged as the result of floods.

With the risks increasing, it is important for every homeowner to consider what they can do to protect their homes and families against flooding. In this post, we are going to cover some of the common flood risks that exist in the city, and we are going to provide some tips for protecting against the possibility of flooding.
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Business man and woman confused about Toronto's Backflow Prevention Program.

People tend to take the water supply for granted. You turn on a faucet, and clean, drinkable water comes out. You find no reason to be concerned. Of course, if the water made you sick or had a strange look, smell or taste, then you might want some answers.

The reason that we have this good supply of clean water is because the City of Toronto goes to great lengths to ensure that the water is clean and safe. In guaranteeing this supply of clean water, the city has to protect the water supply from contaminants. In its efforts to protect the water supply, the local government has to ensure that the water supply is protected from backflow.

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kitec plumbing pipe before replacement

The standards for the material used in building and renovating homes are always changing. In many cases, it is because a better product has been developed, but in others, it could be that a type of material turned out to not be as good as everyone thought it was.

One such product that turned out to not be as good as it first appeared is Kitec plumbing. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at Kitec plumbing, the issues surrounding this product and whether it is something you need to worry about. Read more

If you are planning a home renovation you probably already have a few ideas of what you want. It might be a smaller project where you are just concerned with renovating the bathroom or kitchen or it could be a large-scale project where you are renovating the entire home.

A home renovation is a good opportunity to get a range of different upgrades. If you already have the work going on in the home, adding a few additional tasks could help you to get more value from the project.

Today, we are going to take a look at a few ideas that any homeowner should consider when they are doing a renovation. Some of these might already be on the list, and others might not apply to the type of renovation that you are doing. However, if you can fit any of these in with your current home renovation plans, it could make for a better value in the long run. Read more