Common Plumbing Problems Found in Old Ontario Homes
From the Victorian buildings of Toronto, to the legacy farmhouses of Southwestern Ontario, the Heartland Province has no shortage of old homes. With their stunning architecture and old-world appeal, it’s no wonder these houses are so attractive to homebuyers. Unfortunately, older houses come with some challenges. Indeed, one of the biggest problem areas in older […]
3 Environmentally-Friendly Plumbing Upgrades
If you want your home to be more eco-friendly, odds are your plumbing could use an update. Fortunately, there are several ways you can modify your home’s plumbing to make it better for the environment. And since you’ll use less water and energy, investing in your plumbing will also save you money on your utility […]
How to Take Proper Care Of Your Garbage Disposal System
A garbage disposal system, also referred to as a garburator or food waste disposer, is a device that can be installed under your kitchen sink, between the drain and the trap. It shreds food that goes down the drain so that waste can easily pass through your plumbing system. Garburators are an alternate solution to […]
The Impact of Tree Roots on Your Property
Tree roots can cause serious structural damage to your home and plumbing. Often, root systems extend much further than the tree’s immediate surroundings, and they can grow great distances in search of water dripping from a ruptured pipe or a weakened foundation. Here’s what you need to know about how tree roots can damage your […]
Spot These Signs of Sewer Line Damage
Left unattended, sewer line problems can cause serious damage to your property and leave you with an expensive repair bill. However, this can be avoided if the problem is dealt with quickly. Here are seven signs of sewer line issues that should prompt a call to your plumber. Frequent backups. Not every backup is the […]
Update from Pitton Plumbing Regarding COVID-19
Update from Pitton Plumbing Regarding COVID-19 Since emergency repairs and plumbing services are considered an essential service by the Ontario government, we want to assure our loyal customers and any new customers that we are still operational and providing you with support during this time. Our licensed plumbers are taking the utmost safety precautions as […]
5 Types Of Strange Plumbing Noises And What Can Cause Them!
An unusual sound coming from a drain or plumbing fixture can range from a minor annoyance to a major concern. It’s important to identify the source of the noise as quickly as possible to reduce the risk of having a plumbing emergency. Here’s an overview of some common plumbing sounds and what causes them. 1. […]
Is My Water Pressure Too High?
While low water pressure can be frustrating, high water pressure can cause leaks, pipe damage and wasted water. Here’s an overview of the issue and how to address it. Why is it a problem? High water pressure means more water is flowing out of your faucets faster. In addition to inflating your water bill, it […]
Help! I’ve Dropped My Ring Down the Drain!
It’s not uncommon for a ring to get swept down the drain while you’re washing your hands or the dishes. To save you some frustration and panic, here are three ways to troubleshoot the recovery of your lost jewelry. 1.) Remove The J-Bend Most items that fall down the drain will get stuck in the […]
The Truth About Chemical Drain Cleaners
Are you struggling to clear a tough clog? Before you reach for a bottle of drain cleaner, here are five things you should know about these harsh chemical products. Chemical drain cleaners contain corrosive substancesThere are two main types of household drain cleaners, and they both use strong chemicals to dislodge clogs. The bleach and […]
9 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet
Your toilet was designed to do one thing: dispose of human waste and toilet paper. While you may be tempted to use yours as a garbage can, you shouldn’t. Doing so will only clog your pipes and cause you plumbing-related headaches. Here are nine of the absolute worst things to flush. Feminine hygiene products. Even […]
Help! My Hot Water Tank Is Leaking
Water heaters will typically last for many years as long as you take care of them. However, there’s always a chance that they may leak. When this happens, it’s crucial that you call a plumber right away to repair the damage. While You Wait – Initial Steps To Take While you wait for help to […]
How To Avoid Common Plumbing Issues In High-Rise Buildings
A simple plumbing problem can be disastrous in a high-rise apartment or condo complex and set off a domino effect of emergency repairs and plumbing updates. This is why it’s a good idea for property managers to be aware of the most common plumbing issues that can occur and how to avoid them. Here’s what […]
What’s the Difference Between Drain Augering & High-pressure Flushing?
If you ever have to deal with roots infiltrating your plumbing or even soft clogs, you’ll need to decide which method to use to solve your issues. Here’s a quick look at two common pipe-clearing methods. Drain Augering Augering relies on the use of a long, flexible cable with a tightly coiled tip which is […]
5 Reasons to Call a Plumber for Drain Cleaning Services
When faced with slow or clogged drains, many homeowners reach for a bottle of chemical drain cleaner. However, these products can actually damage the pipes they’re meant to clean. A better solution is to call a professional. Here are five reasons to call a residential plumber for drain cleaning services. To get rid of foul […]
Plumbing Ventilation: what is it and how do I know if it’s working?
Most homeowners know that every toilet, sink, shower, dishwasher and washing machine has a drain to carry dirty water away. However, what many don’t know is that ventilation is also an integral part of their plumbing system. Here’s the lowdown on plumbing ventilation and how to tell if yours isn’t working. What is plumbing ventilation? […]
Our Guide to Catch Basin Cleaning
Catch basins can literally be found on every street corner. These traps for debris, sand, grit and contaminants are used in the storm drains on the sides of roadways. They’re also used as drainage systems in yards, parking lots, along the sides of building and various other places. One thing all catch basins have in […]
How to unclog your kitchen sink
No matter how diligently you care for your plumbing, a clogged kitchen drain can happen to anyone. Food, grease and gunk slowly build inside the pipes and next thing you know you’re stuck with a pile of dirty dishes and a sink full of standing water. Don’t panic and call an emergency plumber yet. Here […]
How to dewinterize your house
If you’re leaving your home vacant for more than a few days during the winter, it’s a good idea to winterize your house. This means draining water from the plumbing system to prevent your pipes from cracking or bursting due to water freezing within them. Dewinterizing involves reversing that process, and here are the steps […]
Preventing and thawing frozen pipes
Winter can bring a lot of inconveniences your way, and while you can’t prevent horrible road conditions or poor visibility, there are some things you do have the power to control. Fortunately, frozen pipes fall into the second category. With a few preventive measures, they’re easily avoided. Quick fixes to prevent frozen pipes Some of […]