Why You Should Hire a Plumber, Not a Handyman

Why You Should Hire a Plumber, Not a Handyman

Posted by:   In: Residential Plumber, Toronto Plumber  Tags: , , ,
 On: 25, Jul, 2017

If you’re planning on having plumbing work done that requires more than simply changing a faucet or installing a toilet, you should hire a plumber, not a handyman. The reason is that a handyman, while he/she can handle many different types of jobs, like patching a hole in the wall, painting a room or changing a hard-to-reach light bulb, they have no formal plumbing qualifications, licenses or certificates. Indeed, none are needed to be a handyman.

When to Replace Your Plumbing

Posted by:   In: Pipe Maintenance, Plumbing Advice, Plumbing Tips  Tags: , ,
 On: 21, Apr, 2017

Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever and that includes the pipes inside your house. Over the years, they gradually corrode rust and decay. When that happens, you’re going to eventually get leaks, maybe even a flood of water or raw sewage that can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home and belongings. It’s far better to replace the pipes before a plumbing disaster happens.

How to Clear Debris from Your Plumbing Vents

Posted by:   In: Plumbing Advice, Plumbing Maintenance, Plumbing Tips  Tags: ,
 On: 18, Apr, 2017

The black plumbing pipes that stick up out of your roof are parts of the plumbing vent system. They can be made of cast iron, copper or plastic, depending on local code requirements. A plumbing vent is where you may need to look when a sink isn’t draining properly and the drain isn’t clogged.

How to Fix a Leaky Kitchen Faucet by Yourself

Posted by:   In: Home Plumbing, Plumbing Advice, Plumbing Tips  Tags: , , ,
 On: 7, Apr, 2017

You may have been putting off fixing a drippy faucet because you think it’s too hard, but the repair of a single-lever kitchen faucet is easy and can be accomplished in about an hour. Usually, the hardest step is finding the right replacement parts.

5 Plumbing Projects That Are Actually Fun (And Won’t Be Hidden Behind a Wall!)

Posted by:   In: Plumbing, Water Fun  Tags: , ,
 On: 3, Jun, 2015

When you think of plumbing projects, “fun” probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind. Usually, these jobs are just a lot of work that will never actually be seen. But for you crafty folks, there is no shortage of enjoyable projects that use common plumbing supplies to create unique and functional household items….

Signs You Need Garburator Repair

Posted by:   In: Garbage Disposal, Home Plumbing  Tags: , ,
 On: 24, Feb, 2015

A garburator, known in other parts of the world as a garbage disposal, is a convenient appliance that grinds up food waste into particles that are small enough to safely pass through your home’s plumbing system. They are extremely useful, and they’re generally pretty durable, but from time to time, problems do pop up. So,…

Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

Posted by:   In: Water Heater  Tags: , ,
 On: 16, Jan, 2015

­­­Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters If you’re in the market for a new water heater, one the biggest decisions you’ll likely face is whether to choose a traditional water heater or a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters provide homeowners with numerous benefits, but there are also some drawbacks that make them a…

Sewer Smells

Posted by:   In: Drain Cleaning, Drain Maintenance, Home Plumbing, Plumbing  Tags: , ,
 On: 12, Dec, 2014

If your basement smells like a sewer, I’m sure you want to take care of it as quickly as possible. The good news is that, unlike many other plumbing projects, eliminating unpleasant odors in the basement is usually pretty simple. The odor has typically has one of five causes, most of which can be corrected…

Signs Your Sump Pump Needs Maintenance

Posted by:   In: Residential Plumber, Sump Pumps, Toronto Plumber  Tags: , ,
 On: 25, Apr, 2013

Sump pump maintenance?   Many homes have sump pumps installed to prevent rainwater flooding in basements. When ground water starts to accumulate in a basement the sump pump will kick in and pump water out and away from your foundation. If you want to prevent flooding in your basement, you need to make sure your…

How to Clean the Sump Pit

Posted by:   In: Plumbing Advice, Plumbing Tips, Sump Pumps  Tags: , , ,
 On: 1, Apr, 2013

While sump pumps receive a lot of attention, sump pits don’t. The sump pit has to be given the same importance you would give to your sump pump. It is critical if you want the sump pump to do its duty optimally. You should clean the sump pit once a year at least. Here are…