We wanted to hear an honest and professional review of the Flo by Moen product – a smart water monitor and shutoff valve. This system says it can track usage, detect leaks and let you know what appliances & fixtures are using the most amount of water.
We often see confusion around the plumbing terms Backwater Valve (or preventer) and Backflow Valve. Homeowners and even insurance companies are muddying the waters on this one.
Last week, a homeowner told us that their insurance company said that they could get a reduction on their insurance premium if they had a backflow value installed in their home. This is not the first time we’ve heard this claim. What they insurance company really meant was a “Backwater” valve. Continue reading
Many of the homes we service contain pipes made of copper, galvanized steel or cast iron. It’s true that these water mains, sewer pipes or the pipes to your fixtures are nearing the end of their lifespan.
Listen to Lee Chasles talk about what happend when your water softener should fail.
Low or dual flush toilets were initially introduced in regions where water was scarce. Australia and the middle east were some of the first places to experiment with the design. We’ve seen them become more popular in Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and around the globe as conservation laws and eco-friendly attitudes have become more pervasive. Continue reading
This is a good example of why drain cleaning products are not a good solution for long term use of cleaning clogs from your pipes. If you have a slow moving drain, it’s clogged – it’s that simple. You’ll need to remove the blockage properly with a snaking device or water jet. Chasles Plumbing is equipped with both tools to better serve our customers.
Living in the Kitchener-Waterloo regions means that we have to accept that our plumbing fixtures are going to start looking like this over time. Mineral buildup! Of course, this can be reduced by using water softeners and/or reverse osmosis systems, but this may be outside the budget of some homeowners. Continue reading