13 November Exposed pipe and valve with a layer of frost over it, shown against a black background

How to Tell if Your Pipes Are Frozen

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There are many things to love about the winter season, however, from a plumbing perspective, it is a season for taking extra precaution against frozen pipes. Even with just one frozen pipe, this can cause immediate and long-term problems to your home’s plumbing. Read More

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06 November Overhead shot of a sump pump in the basement

Sump Pumps: What They Are and How They Work

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Sump pumps can be considered as the final defence against basement flooding. Once the water has gotten in, sump pumps will promptly expel it before it becomes problematic. You may have encountered this term as you search for ways to deal with water leaking into the basement and you’re probably wondering if this is the solution you’ve been looking for. Read More

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22 October Close up of frozen roof with icicles

How to Turn off Outside Water for Winter

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Winter can be a tough season for your pipes. This is due to the fact that water expands up to 10% more in volume when it freezes. So, if a pipe is full of water and the water inside of it freezes, the pipe can be subjected to pressure of about 3000psi, causing it to break or burst. The joints and valves can also break and overall, it can lead to costly repairs and replacements. Read More

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08 October A clogged sink with a checkered pattern

What Plumbers Use to Unclog Drains

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Clogged drains are one of the most typical reasons why homeowners enlist the help of an expert plumber. Even the most careful homeowners may find themselves faced with this problem from time to time - whether it’s food material clogging the kitchen sink, hair clogging the shower’s drain, or excess tissue paper clogging the toilet drain. Read More

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25 September Close up of handwashing beside a running kitchen faucet

Hard Water vs. Soft Water: Differences, Advantages, Disadvantages

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Every building with a water supply operates with either hard water or soft water; since you’re here, you’re probably wondering what that means. Some questions you might ask regarding hard water vs. soft water are: What kind of water is safe for your plumbing and appliances? What water density is best for your skin? Can you feel the difference in the water types? Read More

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