‘Tis the season for frozen pipes. It’s been a challenge this past week to keep up with all the calls from homeowners and businesses with frozen and/or burst pipes. Next week, we’re back to similar temperatures (-19C).
If you have a burst pipes, you’ll need to shut off your water main right away. You will likely need to call a plumber if you don’t have the tools and supplies to fix it yourself. Continue reading →
Most of us have several taps and shutoffs in our home and businesses. There is one tap however, that is the most important and we should all know exactly where it is.
This tap is the first one in line after the water main comes into your premises. Often it is right beside the water meter. This tap/shutoff is the main line of defence when something goes wrong with your plumbing, faucets and shutoffs. By shutting this off, you effectively prevent any new water coming into your home from the municipality. Continue reading →
We had a great time yesterday at Bingeman’s in Kitchener for Desco’s annual Parade of Products show. Very interesting products we’ll be looking at to better serve our customers. Excited to see new things from Rehau, Fernco, and The Water Closet to name a few.
Watch as we dig up and replace a sewer main from a condo complex in Guelph, Ontario. Here we see that aging transite piping has become partially collapsed and witness a 60-year old repair that eventually failed over time.
Free Question Friday comes from one of our customers who has a problem new toilet that keeps clogging. Listen in to see what we think the issue could be.
Please Remember: Always get professional advice from a licensed plumber before attempting any of your own plumbing work. It’s important to follow regulations for safety purposes and to avoid further repair.
This week’s blog is dedicated to our install of a radiant heating system by Rehau. If you’ve never had in-floor heating, you’ll be surprised how amazing it is. The are relatively easy to install, cost-efficient and keep you toasty warm (feet-to-follicles) during those cold winter days.