Backflow in Your Water Supply: Avoiding Risk and Damage

March 21st, 2016 (No Comments)

Backflow is a dangerous issue that can lead to serious problems. It occurs where there is a cross-connection between a potable water system, also referred to as drinking water, and a source of contamination. It most commonly occurs in commercial plumbing and can cause sickness and health problems for people who unwittingly use the contaminated […]

How to Maintain your Catch Basin

March 3rd, 2016 (No Comments)

How to Maintain your Catch Basin Catch basins are part of a sewer system or storm drain that is used to trap debris. They are usually maintained by the public and help to drain water during storms so that residential areas and roads don’t become flooded. Who Needs a Catch Basin? Some property owners may […]

A guide to kitchen remodelling

February 25th, 2016 (No Comments)

A guide to kitchen remodelling Is your kitchen looking a little drab? Spruce up your home with modern fixtures, contemporary appliances and more! An overhaul of a kitchen is no easy feat. It requires planning, budgeting and consulting. There is a lot to consider before remodelling. Don’t get stuck in a bind or end up […]

How to Maintain Your Septic Tank

January 27th, 2016 (No Comments)

Unlike in major cities, more rural areas have septic tanks to contend with. City folk have the city’s sewage system handling their waste, however, in a rural area, this may not be possible. This is where septic tanks come into play. A good septic tank can last a lifetime if it receives regular septic tank […]

How to Maintain Your Eavestrough

December 22nd, 2015 (No Comments)

Eavestroughs: the good, the bad and the ugly Those pesky eavestroughs are full again. Is it time to take out the ladder? What if you can’t reach every part of your gutter? It is time to call for help. Professional eavestrough cleaning plays an important role in the maintenance of your home. Avoid cracks, water […]

Common Household Plumbing Issues and What They Mean

November 25th, 2015 (No Comments)

Common Household Plumbing Issues and What They Mean As great as owning a home is, it has great responsibility attached to it. Your investment could be ruined in one fell swoop – a burst water pipe can take your gorgeous home from money maker to money sucker. Should you call a Plumber? Every home has […]

The 4 Causes of Unclean Bathrooms and Their Solutions

May 12th, 2015 (No Comments)

The 4 Causes of Unclean Bathrooms and Their Solutions Today’s bathroom isn’t hidden away. In fact, it’s a major piece of your home’s design. A pristine looking bathroom will impress visitors and showcase your talent for design. Your bathroom will feel more relaxing and inviting when well taken care of. However, every bathroom faces grime […]

The Fascinating History of Toilets

April 30th, 2015 (No Comments)

The Fascinating History of Toilets Unless you’re a plumber, you probably don’t think much about toilets until you need to use one. However, the convenience of modern toilets is a relatively new development in human history. The toilet as we know it has a long and storied history with many ups and downs. To help […]

How Does A Sump Pump Work?

January 7th, 2015 (No Comments)

How Does a Sump Pump Work? Homes with a foundation that lies below the water table are more prone to flooding, especially for those who live in wet climates. Sump pumps are a solution to prevent basement floods which can lead to significant and costly damages and even compromise the structural soundness of a house. […]

What’s the Best Toilet Choice?

October 13th, 2014 (No Comments)

Which Toilet is the Best Choice for Your Home or Business? When it’s finally time to remodel the bathroom or order plumbing products for your new business, toilets are likely to be one of your most important purchases. But there are lots of models on the market. How do you choose well? Although it’s a […]

Preventing Leaks – Washing Machine

October 6th, 2014 (No Comments)

How to Maintain Your Washing Machine and Prevent Leaks Just like your other appliances, your washing machine needs regular attention to stay fully functional. A broken washer means more than just dirty clothes—you might have to deal with a flooded house. A simple broken hose can spew hundreds of gallons of water from your washer […]

Bacteria Free Kitchen Sink

September 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

How to Keep Your Kitchen Sink Bacteria Free Chances are, if you scanned your kitchen sink right now, you’d probably see a thin layer of mould on the edges. Did you know that the kitchen sink carries more bacteria than any other area in the house? It has even more bacteria than your bathroom. Germs […]

Tightening Your Toilet Seat

September 22nd, 2014 (No Comments)

How to Tighten Your Toilet Seat Is your toilet seat coming loose? You need to tighten it before it makes you “loose” about other things, like the cleanliness of your bathroom after you use it. Don’t let it get the better of you when it shifts unexpectedly, making a mess as you try to keep […]

Convenience of An Outdoor Faucet

September 17th, 2014 (No Comments)

Install an Outdoor Faucet for Summer Convenience With summer ahead, you may want to consider installing an outdoor faucet (sometimes called a hose bib). Not only are outdoor faucets great for yard work cleanup, they also offer a convenient way to get water outside without having to fill buckets inside and carefully make your way to […]

Grease Interceptor Functioning

September 15th, 2014 (No Comments)

How to Keep Your Grease Interceptor Functioning If you are a business or property manager, it is important that you regularly check your grease interceptor. Whether you are running a restaurant, school, hospital, or business, regular maintenance of your grease interceptor is necessary not only to ensure efficiency, but also to stay in accordance with […]

Where is That Odour Coming From and How Do I Get Rid of It?

September 8th, 2014 (No Comments)

Where is That Odour Coming From and How Do I Get Rid of It? Having an unidentified odour in your home or office is never a pleasant experience. It decreases the sale value of your home, makes it difficult to concentrate at work, and generally disrupts your comfort. Besides, a mysterious odour could be a […]

“The Bottom Seven”

August 18th, 2014 (No Comments)

“The Bottom Seven”: Avoid Putting These Seven Things Down Your Garbage Disposal Like most modern conveniences, a garbage disposal can make life a lot more convenient. Still, to keep your disposal working well, you need to be smart in what you put down it! Don’t make your garbage disposal the catch-all for inappropriate items. If […]

Questions About Plumbing

May 9th, 2014 (No Comments)

Your Biggest Questions with Plumbing in Hamilton—Answered! If plumbing issues are causing grief in your Hamilton home, the team at Pitton Plumbing & Heating Inc. is here to answer the most common questions involving your toilet, sink, and shower. Take a look at these solutions: What should I do if my toilet or sink is […]

How to Keep Your Septic System in Check

April 11th, 2014 (No Comments)

Keep Your Septic System in Check Out of sight, out of mind. Such is the life of your septic system. Your septic system is usually pretty self-sustaining, but it needs a little attention occasionally. Here’s what you need to know to keep your septic system at its best. The Basics A septic system is like […]

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