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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11 September Submersible sump pump in an open sump pit

Eight Essential Sump Pump Maintenance Tips

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There are multiple ways to prevent flooding in your basement. Some of the things you can do include maintaining clean downspouts, repairing foundation cracks, and installing window well covers. In the event that water gets into your basement, despite taking all the above precautions, your last line of defence would be the sump pump. This is why sump pump maintenance is crucial. Read More

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24 August Plumber installing a new sink

Signs It’s Time to Call a Professional Plumber

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Thanks to the explosion of accessible information online, many homeowners are empowered to take on numerous DIY projects and repairs for their homes - like patching the roof, sealing small toilet tank leaks, building a shed, basic landscaping, and so on. Through DIY, homeowners get to learn new skills and even save money. Read More

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