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How to Clean a Smelly Drain

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Much to the chagrin of most homeowners in the GTA, smelly drains are hardly uncommon. That’s a fact in every city…but given the age and condition of most plumbing, we may well experience it more than just about anywhere else. That being said, if you’ve been wondering how to get rid of smelly drains, there’s …

What is Rooter Plumbing?

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If you live in the GTA, odds are you’ve seen work trucks advertising “rooter service” more than once. But if you’ve found yourself wondering, “well, what exactly is rooter service, anyway?” you’re hardly alone. Rooter plumbing gets his name from its original purpose: removing the tree roots that commonly clogged early drains and pipes. These …

How to Protect Your Property Against Plumbing Disasters

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Believe it or not, there are things you can do to help prevent plumbing disasters from occurring in your home. Of course, there are still some situations that cannot be avoided, like flooding from heavy downpours. By being proactive, you could potentially be saving yourself time and money. We have put this guide together to …

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

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If you aren’t prepared, winter can bring forth a number of plumbing issues, like ice storms or sudden temperature drops that are common in the GTA. Plan a weekend before the cold months arrive to prepare your plumbing for winter, to avoid costly frozen pipes repair. How to prevent pipes from freezing during the cold …

Water Damage: Signs, Repair & Restoration

Water damage to your home can be avoided with regular maintenance of your plumbing, fixtures, and drains, but in the eventuality of it happening it is best to take immediate action to prevent further damages and complications. This article aims to help you learn what you can do if faced with common water damage signs …

Sump Pump Not Working? Find Out What’s Causing It

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A sump pump is your best guard against moisture if you have a basement that leaks or floods whenever it rains. When functioning well, your sump pump keeps mould and mildew in your basement at bay. It also gives you peace of mind knowing that you don’t have to deal with a flooded basement. Nonetheless, …

How to Clear a Clogged Drain

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Dealing with a clogged drain is never fun. It can be quite a hassle because of the mess it leaves behind and the disruption it causes to your day. In some cases, you can fix the problem on your own. For this reason, it’s good for homeowners to know the basics of unclogging a drain. …

All You Need to Know About Waterproofing Your Basement

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What Causes a Wet Basement? The following are the main reasons that cause a wet or flooded basement: Digging Basement Foundation. If your basement has undergone an excavation procedure, there is a chance of damaging the basement’s structural foundation. Digging your basement might affect the nearby soil in a way that disrupts the natural drainage. …

Protect Your House from Sewer Backups

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Sewer backups are officially the most commonly reported infrastructural problems that affect a property. According to an article from the Globe and Mail, water has become the main cause of home insurance claims in recent years. Because of this, home insurance providers have adjusted their policies accordingly, either by raising insurance deductibles or cutting down …