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Plumping Tips For Before Your Winter Vacation

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 in Our Blog

Planning a getaway this winter? Don’t let the stress of your empty home be a burden to you or your family during your much needed vacation. Follow these tips to secure your plumbing and you’ll be relaxing without a care in the world on the beaches of paradise. Schedule a thorough plumbing inspection Preventative maintenance is the key to avoiding any unfortunate plumbing surprises. Call in a licensed, reliable local plumber and get a thorough inspection of all your fixtures and pipes to ensure everything is working properly. Through inspection, your plumbing expert will be able to find...

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Plumber Facts – Things You Might Not Know

Posted on Feb 4, 2017 in Our Blog

Plumber Facts – Things You Might Not Know

In a typical household, toilet flushing makes up 38% of all water-use in the home. A low flush toilet can save you up to 18,000 gallons of water per year A slight leak in the toilet (usually the flapper) will waste up to 15 gallons of water a day or 5,475 gallons a year. A trickling faucet or showerhead can waste up to 100 gallons of water or more in a week (depending on the size of the drip). If a drip from your faucet fills an eight-ounce glass in 15 minutes, it will waste 180 gallons per month and 2,160 gallons per year. In a typical home, more than 9,000 gallons of water are wasted...

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The 5 Most Common Winter Plumbing Problems

Posted on Jan 14, 2017 in Our Blog

The 5 Most Common Winter Plumbing Problems

Read these tips and be proactive with your homes plumbing systems. If you live in Simcoe County, then you know that the winter season comes with unique challenges. The weather gets colder, the roads get icier and the snow piles up around your home. Be proactive and help to prevent some of these issues that can happen and watch out for the signs of the most common plumbing problems that we face each winter season. 1. Frozen pipes When the weather gets extremely cold, pipes are at risk of freezing. Prevent this plumbing problem by properly protecting your pipes. Here are a few tips on how...

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Winter’s Coming

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 in Our Blog

Winter’s Coming

Fall is upon us and winter is not that far off. Ensure your home is ready for the plunging temperatures and extreme conditions that can send your homes plumbing into dangerous territory. Follow these simple tips and you may just save yourself some money this winter. 1. Clear out the gutters Having clogged gutters will block the drainage of rain and melting snow. This can result in household leaks and serious damage to your landscape and, more importantly, your foundation. When the trees are close to shedding their last leaves, make some time to clean out your gutters – prepare yourself with...

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Tips for Hiring a Good Contractor

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 in Our Blog

Write a detailed description of the work you want done. Be very specific and detailed, especially if you have a certain look/feel in mind or a particular room/item you want a certain way. Do your homework with your city; ensure the work you want to do is allowed in your zone and if you require any special permits. Talk to friends, family and colleagues for personal recommendations on contractors. Check with your local Home Builders Association for a recommendation or endorsement Narrow your contractor choices to 2 or 3 promising options. With each contractor, as for their business license...

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The Problem With DIY Projects

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 in Our Blog

This day and age, more homeowners seem to be attempting their own fixes at home instead of calling in a licensed professional to do the job properly, and in a timely fashion. Unfortunately, economic struggles and enticing television programs are strong factors in this trend. Don’t be so easily fooled into thinking it’s as easy as it looks on tv – there are many intricacies that go on in the background of these shows in order to make the program that much better. In reality, even a seemingly small project, such as installing a dimmer switch, can result in major home damage, or, even...

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