5 Plumbing Emergencies That Require Immediate Attention
If there’s a flood in your basement or a toilet is overflowing, it’s pretty clear that you have a plumbing emergency on your hands. However, there are many other situations that require the immediate attention of a professional to prevent extensive or costly damage. Here are five cases when you should call an emergency plumber […]
Is Your Home Prepared to Handle Summer Storms?
Summer storms can hit hard and fast. They often come with little warning, and they can potentially damage your plumbing and home. If you want to ensure water doesn’t get inside your house, it’s important to be proactive and take steps to prevent leaks and flooding. Here are a few things you can do to […]
Incorrect Dishwasher Installation: What Does This Mean for Your Home?
For many homeowners, office managers and restaurateurs, a dishwasher is a crucial tool for keeping the kitchen clean without wasting too much time or energy. However, in order to benefit from the convenience of owning a dishwasher, it first needs to be properly installed. This job is best left to a licensed plumber or other […]
Why We Recommend CCTV Sewer & Drain Inspections in Older Homes
If you live in an older home and are having problems with your sewer lines, a CCTV drain inspection can help you identify the problem. Even if you’re not currently experiencing issues with your sewer lines, regular drain inspections can prevent the need for expensive repairs and help keep your home’s pipes flowing freely. What’s […]
Bathroom Remodeling Tips for First Time Homeowners in Hamilton
For many new homeowners, bathroom renovations are a must. For some, this means adding a second bathroom and for others, it means updating an already existing one. Often, new homeowners don’t know quite what to expect from this type of project. If this applies to you, here’s what you should know about renovating a bathroom. […]
5 Common Water Heater Problems and What to Do About Them
“AHHH!!!” You jump out of the shower and are soaking wet. You almost slip as you clutch onto the curtain. This isn’t how you meant to start your day, is it? A cold shower in the dead of winter in Ontario. Doesn’t sound too pleasant, does it? It’s not something you think about every day, […]
Winter Plumbing Checklist for Local Homeowners
Game of Thrones was right: “winter is coming.” But are your pipes ready for it? Winter is when most homeowners encounter a large number of plumbing issues. You can always call a good plumber when this happens, but why not do your best to prevent the issues from happening? That’s why we put together our […]
Protect Your Drinking Water from Contamination
The reversal of waterflow, referred to as backflow, may cause contaminants, usually from commercial buildings, to seep into the public water supply. This is a potential health risk to people in the community, so it’s essential that commercial and industrial sites take steps to prevent it. Rules regarding preventive measures vary based on location, so […]
Signs That Your Commercial Grease Trap Needs Maintenance or Repairs
It has been and continues to be a difficult year for businesses in Ontario as the government imposes new restrictions on bars and restaurants through October 2020 in an effort to fight rising cases of COVID-19 in the country. Public dining may have lost its appeal for many during the pandemic, but restaurant owners remain […]
Immediate Steps to Prevent Damage After a Burst Pipe
Plumbing problems can wreak havoc on your home, which is why it’s important to know how to prevent and deal with them. Burst pipes can be particularly challenging but by taking action quickly you can save your belongings and avoid seriously damaging your roof, walls, floors and ceilings. Here’s what you should know about burst […]
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 […]