28 January A man applying finishing touches on a newly-installed sump pump

How to Install a Sump Pump in Your Basement

Posted by

Basement flooding is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. The average cost of a basement flood can set a homeowner back $2,000 (for minor floods) to around $25,000 (for more substantial floods). Taking into account that flood-prone basements could possibly flood multiple times a year, expenses can easily tally up. Read More

0
22 December Close up of a reduced pressure zone device backflow preventer

Types of Backflow Preventers

Posted by

Backflow preventers are devices installed in the pipes of your home or building to ensure that water flows in one direction and never the opposite. These kinds of devices protect potable water supplies against contamination from various kinds of cross-connections, thereby keeping drinking water safe and clean for everyone. Read More

0
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

Posted by

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

0
06 November Overhead shot of a sump pump in the basement

Sump Pumps: What They Are and How They Work

Posted by

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

0
22 October Close up of frozen roof with icicles

How to Turn off Outside Water for Winter

Posted by

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

0