Fall Plumbing Tips

Fall Plumbing Preparation

As the last day of summer has now passed us by, we need to prepare for fall. It's time to check the snowblower oil levels, get fresh new gas and put it in that accessible spot for the winter. Also it's time to think about how the cold weather affects you home's plumbing. Those of us who are homeowners, most have outside taps that need some ... More

Clogged Toilet

When your toilet breaks the agreement

We all have an agreement with our toilets. We put things in them and they take it away. Sometimes, for seemingly unknown reasons, it breaks that agreement. We often get calls from homeowners that their toilets are getting clogged far too often. There are a number of reasons this could be happening. Remember we live in the low-flush ... More

Sump Pump Maintenace

The Importance of Maintaining Your Sump Pump

We don't often think about maintaining our sump pumps. After all, they aren't used much. Most homeowners feel that since they come on once or twice a year, they should last forever. While this may be partially true, they do operate in a harsh environment. They work hard at pumping water from your home, but they also are exposed to dirt, ... More

Rural Living and Water Safety

Water Safety with Rural Living

If you’re living outside the radius of municipal water systems, you’re likely using a dug or drilled well for your source of water. When bringing untreated water into your home, it’s imperative to pay close attention to the condition of the water. Regular testing is required to ensure you understand the amount of bacteria and contamin... More

Water Softener First Line of Defence

Saving Your Valuable Plumbing With Water Softeners

Water softeners are often the first line of defence for your plumbing fixtures and appliances in the Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo region. The water in this region contains high concentrations of calcium, magnesium and other minerals. When water comes into contact with your fixtures, they will eventually leave behind mineral deposits. ... More

High Quality Plumbing Fixtures

The Importance of Choosing Quality Plumbing Fixtures

Whether you're building a new home, having one built for you, or renovating your current home - it's important to pay close attention to the plumbing fixtures you are installing. Choosing an inexpensive brand may seem like a good place to save money, but we've seen it far too many times - it's often the wrong decision. The cheaper parts in ... More

Gowing Weather Forecast

Saving Money in the Hot Weather

Cambridge has experienced a very hot July. If you have central air conditioning or window units, likely they have been given a good workout this month. One thing we don't often think about when the hot weather arrives is our hot water tanks. Well, why would we? Many homeowners never touch the settings on the hot water tanks - but if you ... More

Cambridge Low Water Pressure

Low Water Pressure in Your Cambridge Home?

Low water pressure in your home may be caused by several things. If you have an older home with older pipes, it’s possible that they may be clogged from years of residue buildup. If you’ve recently shut off your water main or any interior valves, check that they have been fully turned to the ON position. However, in Cambridge, low ... More

Backflow Prevention - Gowing Plumbing

What is Cross Connection Control or Better Known as Backflow Prevention? 

It is a program implemented by Provincial and Municipal Governments to prevent the contamination of our precious drinking water. The program focuses on industries and commercial business and some multi-residential properties. It usually comes to light as a local bylaw and all parties affected are expected to get on board with the program. A ... More

Fall Plumbing Tips

Fall Plumbing Tips

As we move into fall (eventually), it’s time to start thinking about preparing our homes for the colder weather. We need to make sure our eavestroughs, pipes and faucets are in good shape to make it through the harsh temperatures.... More