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  • 12/09/2022 0 Comments
    Essential Plumbing Tips for Industrial Properties


    Industries like manufacturing and agriculture use more than 20 percent of Canada's water supply.

    Water is essential to factories and commercial buildings, which have more complex plumbing needs than the home. A simple clogged pipe or water pressure problem can stall production for an extended period.


    Staying on top of your industrial plumbing needs is vital to keep your business running smoothly. For that reason, having a licensed commercial plumber on hand is essential, whether you are just starting a business or have been around for decades.

    Keep reading for plumbing tips in industrial properties and learn more about the benefits of working with a reliable commercial plumber for your business.


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  • 27/07/2022 0 Comments
    Helpful Plumbing Tips for High-Rise Property Managers


    Did you know that the plumbing industry market size stands at $17 billion in 2022? This number represents an increase in demand for home improvements and maintenance.

    Good property management plumbing involves having all systems in check for your tenants. Property managers in high-rise buildings are aware that plumbing problems may render their property unsafe if not tended to.

    As a property manager, you should have a plumbing company that can regularly inspect, maintain and repair your drainages and sewer lines. It is, however, important to equip yourself with useful tips that may save you from future plumbing problems.

    Below we discuss five essential plumbing tips that property managers can use to manage their property.


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  • 11/05/2022 0 Comments
    Your Guide to Installing a Sewer Line


    There are numerous factors to consider if you need to install a new sewer line. From choosing an appropriate location to considering its impact on neighbouring homes and businesses, working with a professional with experience in this field is crucial.

    Sewer lines are constructed to safely and efficiently carry wastewater to a treatment facility. Designing a sewer line should be among the first projects before construction as that will helps to avoid many plumbing issues in the future.

    Are you planning to install a sewer line on your property? Below we prepared a guide with all the information you need to know before starting the project.


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  • 12/04/2022 0 Comments
    Signs Your House Needs an Emergency Plumbing Repair Service


    Whether you’re a homeowner or a landlord, chances are you have had to deal with a plumbing issue at some point in your life. It’s not an uncommon occurrence. In fact, most homeowners will experience some sort of plumbing problem in their lifetime. The good news is that a lot of these issues are relatively easy to fix. The bad news is that others will require the help of a professional plumber.

    Life is busy, and with a million different things to keep on top of, checking the plumbing system in your home might not be at the top of the list.


    But it could help to know about the signs that you may need an emergency plumbing or repair service before it's too late. Keep reading as we talk about the warning signs you should look out for.


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  • 25/03/2022 0 Comments
    Plumbing Upgrades to Increase Your Home's Value


    In 2021, the average housing price in Canada was $678,091. That is up nearly $100,000 from the previous year. 

    If you’re thinking of selling your house in the next few years, it may be worthwhile to make some plumbing upgrades to boost its value. Not only will these upgrades increase the value of your home, but they could also increase the resale value and reduce your utility bills.

    Here we’ve compiled a list of some of the best plumbing upgrades you can consider for your home. Keep on reading to learn more about them and how hiring a licensed plumber can help you boost your home value!


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  • 08/02/2022 0 Comments
    5 Commercial Plumbing Tips For Property Managers


    Do you own a commercial establishment?

    When managing any type of business, it's crucial to handle all parts of it with care. Keeping your employees happy ensures that the gears you need to grow are well-oiled. Customer satisfaction is also a huge priority so you can establish your brand.

    Delivering satisfaction, however, does not stop at product handling and company policies. Running a successful business also means keeping everyone comfortable. That is why commercial plumbing should be of utmost priority.

    This article covers some crucial commercial plumbing tips. Read on to discover more!


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  • 17/01/2022 0 Comments
    How to Properly Dispose of Cooking Oil and Grease


    You've just cooked a fantastic meal that your whole family has enjoyed. You've done the dishes and disposed of the leftover food, but staring at you from across the counter is a pan full of cooking oil.

    If you're suddenly hit by a moment of panic and confusion about how to get rid of this oil, then this article is for you. You should always make sure to dispose of cooking oil and grease sensibly. Doing it the wrong way can lead to a horrid plumbing emergency

    Here's your guide to what you should and shouldn't do when disposing of oil and grease. 


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  • 06/12/2021 0 Comments
    A Brief Guide To Drain Cleaning


    A clogged drain can cause many problems in your home. If it’s not directly causing you to slip or fall, it’s wasting your money on water and sewerage fees, not to mention the inconvenience of having to do your washing elsewhere. There are a number of reasons why a drain can back up, but there are a few simple steps you can take to minimize the chances of this happening.

    Since household drains are used so often, they need to be cleaned from time to time. Cleaning your drains can go a long way in staving off a visit from your trusted local plumber.


    Overall, knowing how to perform basic drain cleaning can save you tons of time and money in the long run. 

    Keep on reading to learn everything you need about drain cleaning.


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  • 16/11/2021 0 Comments
    5 Signs Your High-Rise Building Needs Plumbing Repair


    High-rise buildings tend to come with their own set of unexpected plumbing issues. 

    Much of this has to do with the extra burden that tall buildings, by their very nature, place on plumbing systems. This is why it's important to recognize the key signs that a high-rise might be in need of plumbing repair. 

    To help you out, we've put together this list of five indicators that will require the services of an experienced plumber

    Keep on reading to learn more.


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  • 11/10/2021 0 Comments
    5 Reasons Why You Should Work With a Plumbing Contractor


    It is all too easy to fall into the DIY pitfall when it comes to repairing your own plumbing problems at home.

    With numerous DIY videos, resources, and educational materials available on the Internet, it can be tempting to try fixing it yourself. After all, it is less expensive than getting a professional plumber, isn't it?

    However, in reality, what appears to be a simple and cost-effective DIY fix, whether it’s a clogged toilet or a leaking tap, can quickly become your worst disaster.


    This is where you will realize the importance of a professional plumbing contractor. Whether you need a hot water tank installed or fix a leaky faucet, a plumber can and should take care of it.

    Are you still doubting whether you need the services of a certified plumber? If so, continue reading to learn the five reasons why you should work with a professional contractor to fix your plumbing issues.


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  • 02/09/2021 0 Comments
    Common Plumbing Problems in High-Rise Buildings


    Managing high-rise buildings comes with some unique plumbing problems due to the way these buildings are designed.

    With all apartments being closely connected, one of the disadvantages of high-rise buildings is that one clogged drain can affect the entire building. Imagine water tipping out of an upright bottle -this is similar to how apartment plumbing systems drain water. 

    If you are new to managing high-rise properties or looking to boost your knowledge on common plumbing issues you may face, keep reading! We are going to look at some of the top plumbing problems that high-rise buildings face.


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  • 17/08/2021 0 Comments
    Common Drain Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid


    Clogged drains can be tough to deal with.

    Having a clogged or slow-moving drain is an issue for most homeowners, and it’s the one that can lead to a lot of frustration. Whether it’s a slow-running faucet or a backed-up bathtub, different maintenance problems need to be addressed differently depending on the issue.

    Sometimes you are able to deal with a clog yourself, but some issues can only be fixed with the help of a professional plumber. Overall, preventing clogged drains should be a priority to avoid further issues in your household.


    Drains can get clogged for a number of reasons. And when they do, it's important to take the right steps to ensure it won’t happen again.

    Here are five of the most common drain cleaning mistakes to avoid.


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  • 30/07/2021 0 Comments
    5 Bad Shower Habits That Can Damage Your Plumbing


    If you want to avoid needing to pay for costly repairs and otherwise dealing with plumbing emergencies, it’s important to take steps to keep your drains and pipes in good condition. Here are five things you might be doing in the shower that are harmful to your plumbing.


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  • 15/06/2021 0 Comments
    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 right away.


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  • 28/05/2021 0 Comments
    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 prepare your property for summer storms.


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  • 09/04/2021 0 Comments
    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 qualified professional. Otherwise, a variety of problems can arise. Here are a few signs that your dishwasher may have been incorrectly installed.


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  • 08/03/2021 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 29/01/2021 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 21/01/2021 0 Comments
    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?


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  • 13/01/2021 0 Comments
    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?


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  • 10/12/2020 0 Comments
    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 be sure to familiarize yourself with the regulations that your city has put in place to keep your community safe.


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  • 30/10/2020 0 Comments
    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 diligent and keep their kitchens forever ready for their customers to return.

    Speaking of staying ready, a vital piece of every kitchen is the grease trap. Is your industrial grease trap (also known as a grease interceptor) dangerously close to failing you? Not sure what to look for? Read on to avoid having to close the kitchen down just as your customers begin to return.


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  • 14/10/2020 0 Comments
    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 pipes.


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  • 01/09/2020 0 Comments
    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 Ontario homes is the plumbing. Here are some of the most common issues.


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  • 27/07/2020 0 Comments
    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 bills. Here are three plumbing upgrades that are not only good for the environment but will increase the value of your home.


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  • 26/06/2020 0 Comments
    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 throwing food waste into the trash.


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  • 29/05/2020 0 Comments
    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 property, how to prevent that damage and how to fix it if it occurs.


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  • 27/05/2020 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 24/04/2020 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 23/04/2020 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 12/03/2020 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 06/03/2020 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 08/01/2020 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 18/12/2019 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 13/12/2019 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 11/12/2019 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 29/10/2019 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 23/10/2019 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 21/06/2019 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 05/06/2019 0 Comments
    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 common is that they require periodic cleaning. Keep reading to learn more about catch basins and how they’re maintained.


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  • 08/05/2019 0 Comments
    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 are a few solutions to try on your own first.


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  • 06/03/2019 0 Comments
    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 you need to follow.


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  • 15/02/2019 0 Comments
    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.


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  • 22/01/2019 0 Comments
    Everything you need to know about sump pumps


    Sump pumps are a common feature in Ontario homes, but do you know what they do or why they’re important? In brief, these machines prevent basements from flooding by redirecting water to an offsite location like a dry well, municipal storm drain or your lawn.


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  • 17/12/2018 0 Comments
    6 Plumbing resolutions for 2019


    This year, resolve to treat your pipes right with these six plumbing resolutions.


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  • 04/12/2018 0 Comments
    5 Ways to prevent sewer backups


    When the line that goes from your home to the sewer is backed up, it can send sewage back into your house through the drainpipes. Not only is this disgusting, but a sewer backup can cause a lot of damage and potentially harm your health.


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  • 15/10/2018 0 Comments
    Avoid burst pipes by winterizing your plumbing


    Winter is almost here, and it’s time to start thinking getting your plumbing ready for the cold months ahead, especially if you’re a snow bird that’s planning on leaving town or you have a summer cottage that needs to be shut down for the season. Failing to do so can cause the water left in the pipes to freeze and burst, which can lead to major water damage.


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  • 19/09/2018 0 Comments
    Why is it important to get your backflow preventer tested?


    In order to keep your drinking water supply clean and safe, buildings need a backflow preventer to guard against contamination from non-potable water. Because residential homes are less likely to have their water supply become contaminated, they aren’t included in municipal bylaws for backflow prevention in Hamilton.


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  • 06/09/2018 0 Comments
    5 Tips for avoiding plumbing emergencies


    You know the feeling: the sheer panic that grips you when, after flushing the toilet, you see the water heading in the wrong direction—towards you! Plumbing issues are never fun and often costly. Here are five things you can do to avoid plumbing emergencies.


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  • 03/08/2018 0 Comments
    3 Common plumbing problems in restaurants


    Owning a restaurant can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be quite hectic. Every restaurant comes with its own challenges, and unfortunately, even the most smoothly run establishment isn’t immune to plumbing issues. Luckily, with some extra care on your part and regular maintenance from your plumber, these problems can be prevented, allowing you to continue to provide your clientele with the fantastic service they’ve come to expect. Here are three of the most common plumbing problems found in restaurants.


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  • 22/06/2018 0 Comments
    Causes of stinky water and drains


    While having stinky water and drains is usually a benign occurrence, occasionally it can indicate that there’s a potential health risk somewhere in your water system. If bad odours persist, it’s important to get your plumbing inspected by a professional. Here are some of the typical causes of that foul smell in your sink or shower.


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  • 22/06/2018 0 Comments
    Common plumbing myths


    There’s a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to plumbing. Because we can’t see most of the waterlines in our homes and businesses, we tend to take them for granted until something goes wrong. It’s important to realize, however, that what appears to be a minor inconvenience can eventually have a disastrous effect on your property. That’s why it’s important to be able to separate fact from fiction. If you experience signs that indicate that something’s wrong with your pipes or drains, contact a plumber right away. No matter where you are in Southwestern Ontario, Pitton Plumbing can provide a skilled plumber in your area, including Burlington, Hamilton and Oakville.


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  • 21/03/2018 0 Comments
    Trusted Plumber for Your Business Premises in Oakville, Hamilton, and Surrounding Areas


    With an eye on cost control, it can be tempting to call a general handyman or try to DIY a plumbing problem at your commercial establishment. When you are running a business, trying to fix all problems by yourself is not only inconvenient, it will also come in the way of your productivity and profitability. Any plumbing problem could potentially be a costly business interruption if not resolved quickly and accurately.


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  • 16/03/2018 0 Comments
    Found A Leak? Should You Fix it or Call A Plumber?


    If you have ever spent a sleepless night with the sound of a continuously dripping faucet or running toilet, you probably woke up feeling frustrated and tired. Perhaps your DIY enthusiasm tempts you to fix the leak right away. Going on a vacation and discovered the water heater is leaking? Considering a quick fix on your own? While a plumbing leak is inconvenient and expensive, don’t give in to temptation and attempt a hurried DIY fix. If a leaking pipe, faucet, dishwasher, washing machine, toilet or any other faulty plumbing in your home is not identified and repaired correctly, you may face mold growth and other long-term structural damage. Your best bet is to call a trained and licensed plumber to get the job done quickly and efficiently.


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  • 01/12/2017 0 Comments
    Innovative Tips from Your Plumber in Oakville on How to Save on Heat


    Every winter, you find yourself cringing at the sight of your heating bill. The rest of the year it stays tolerable, but once the cooler temperatures roll around, it can double or triple in cost which is never easy on the home budget.

    While heating costs go up in the winter and you cannot avoid the increase, you can prevent how much the cost increases. In most cases, there are opportunities throughout your house for reducing your consumption, and lowering your winter heating bills.


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  • 08/11/2017 0 Comments
    What Should I Do in a Plumbing Emergency?


    There are certainly a few services offering an emergency plumber in Oakville, Hamilton, and other surrounding cities, but what can you do while you wait for your plumber to arrive?

    To limit the damage to your home, and possibly mitigate the costs, there are some essential steps you can take while you wait. Troubleshooting and acting accordingly makes the process of repairing your home’s plumbing easier, and saves you plenty of hassles too.


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  • 19/10/2017 0 Comments
    Fall Plumbing Maintenance Tips Every Homeowner Should Know


    Every fall, you prepare your lawn for winter, get the cars ready for snow and ice on the roads, and tackle those fall to-dos. One item that is very likely to be missing from your fall checklist is that of your home’s plumbing.

    Just like the exterior of your home, the plumbing inside and hiding in the walls needs winterizing. By taking the time to maintain your home’s plumbing and prepare it for the cold in and out, you can prevent those costly winter plumbing issues from happening.


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  • 16/08/2017 0 Comments
    Types of Plumbing Pipes: A General Guide


    You might not give much thought to the different kinds of plumbing pipes in your home. However, these pipes are integral to your plumbing system. By familiarizing yourself a bit with the various piping options available, you can explore which ones are being used at your residence. Having this knowledge could help streamline the repair process when you need to call a plumber in Oakville.


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  • 16/08/2017 0 Comments
    How often do I need to have my Septic Tank pumped?


    Like many things in your home, regular maintenance is the key to keeping your plumbing in good working order all year round. That’s why regular, scheduled sump pump pit and septic tank pumping is the best way to keep your Hamilton home’s sewer and drain system operating at peak performance year after year. But how often do you need to have your septic system pumped by a plumber? Find out below.


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  • 16/06/2017 0 Comments
    Plumbing Considerations When Buying a New Home in Oakville


    You have thoroughly inspected every inch of the home you are considering, but what about the plumbing in a new home? If you do not know what the plumbing looks like, you could be missing a costly issue lurking beneath your foundation or inside the walls.

    Regardless of the age of the home, it is in your best interest to always inspect the plumbing or hire a plumber in Oakville to conduct a plumbing inspection and ensure your peace of mind.


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  • 03/05/2017 0 Comments
    Spring Has Sprung: Refresh Your Plumbing with These Tips


    The weather is getting warmer, trees are budding and birds are singing. If you think the winter weather is hard on your skin and hair, consider what it does to your home! Your plumbing in particular, takes a beating with below freezing temperatures coming up against indoor heating. After a chilly winter in Hamilton, spring is the perfect time to clean your home and get a little maintenance work done on your plumbing. Pitton Plumbing offers friendly, reliable and experienced plumbers in Oakville, Hamilton and Burlington to keep your home’s plumbing in top shape for the entire year.


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  • 24/03/2017 0 Comments
    What You Can and Cannot Dump Down Your Sink – Advice from Your Oakville Plumbers


    Your home’s kitchen disposal system is a convenience but it can also very easily become a nuisance. It is installed for the purpose of grinding up food leftovers and helping liquid, soluble waste go down the drain. What many of us do not realize is that it does something else too: it tempts you to put as much as you can into the sink rather than scraping it into the trash.

    Even the most high-end disposal system should not be used as a literal “garbage” disposal. When you dump anything and everything into your sink, you are inviting serious plumbing issues. Not to mention, all the grease, fat and solid food debris you send to your local sewer line will affect the ecosystem.


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  • 24/03/2017 0 Comments
    Is It Time to Call a Plumber in Burlington for Your Sump Pump Replacement?


    If any water gets into the basement, a sump pump is in place to prevent backups and flooding. The pump pulls the water away from your foundation, and it is a critical component of your building for maintaining structural integrity.

    While handy, sump pumps do not last forever. Eventually, you will start to see multiple sump pump issues telling you it is time to replace your unit. Typically, you can expect to replace yours about every ten years; even with regular maintenance.


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  • 31/01/2017 0 Comments
    Frozen Pipes: What You Need to Know this Winter


    As we head towards another winter season, it is important to take the right steps and prepare your home for the cold temperatures. Frozen pipes are a common household problem that can be avoided with a little foresight and preparation.


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  • 13/01/2017 0 Comments
    What You Should Know About Your Home’s Plumbing Pipes


    Don’t be surprised or worried if you find that your new home’s plumbing system is fitted with plastic pipes. A common misconception among homeowners is that plastic pipes may be cheap and less durable than other traditional materials like metal or steel. However, you may be surprised to know that certain types of plastic may work well in your home. Read on to learn the differences between lead, cooper and plastic pipes and why plastic may be the safer choice.


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  • 13/01/2017 0 Comments
    Consult an Expert Commercial Plumber in Oakville to Eliminate Bathroom Odours at The Source


    Have you noticed a foul smell coming from your commercial or residential bathroom? Maybe you have scrubbed the room clean from top to bottom but just can’t get the stench to go away. Unfortunately, cleaning the area will not resolve the problem if the smell is coming from your toilet or pipes. The only way to remedy the situation is to locate the source of the problem.


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  • 20/09/2016 0 Comments
    Home Sewer Backup: What to Do


    We all know someone who has had it happen to them: a flooded basement, overflowing toilet, or broken appliance. These issues can lead to a lot of water and damage in the home. If you experience a sewer backup, do you know what to do? You will want to act fast in the event of a flood in your basement, so that the source of the water can be stopped and damage is not left to progress further. Read below to learn more about the steps you should take if you find your basement is waterlogged.


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  • 24/08/2016 0 Comments
    Clogged Drains: Causes, Prevention and Solutions


    We have all been there before: a clogged drain or toilet that just won’t drain! Most often, it is an inconvenient nuisance but if left untreated, it can lead to serious damage to the home. If you have a drain or drains that consistently clog, it may be time to contact the professionals. If you need drain snaking in the Hamilton area or other plumbing services, Pitton Plumbing offers a range of skilled solutions. From fast fixes to new installations, we can get all the plumbing in your home flowing properly.


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  • 15/08/2016 0 Comments
    Under Pressure: Restore Your Water Pressure with Help from a Trusted Plumber


    Low water pressure can make cleaning dishes and showering a lengthy, wasteful and difficult process. There are various causes to this common issue, but luckily there are quick fixes as well. If the plumbing in your Hamilton area home is suffering from low water pressure, the team at Pitton Plumbing can offer a solution. Our friendly staff can diagnose the problem and offer a competitive quote to get the work done quickly and safely. Don’t risk causing further damage with guessing games and DIY attempts. Our team of professional plumbers in Hamilton can get the job done right the first time and ensure your water pressure is restored.


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  • 24/05/2016 0 Comments
    The Importance of Proper Bathroom and Bathtub Installation


    Do-it-yourself projects are a fantastic way to make your home your own. You get full control over the process, can learn new skills and get a sense of accomplishment once the work is completed. Without proper training, however, these forays into DIY work can become disasters that require even more home repairs and remodeling. Especially with tricky trades like electrical and plumbing, it is important to hire professionals who are fully trained and can ensure the work being completed keeps your home in safe, working order that is up to code.


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  • 06/04/2016 0 Comments
    Benefits of Installing a Garburator in your Home


    People invest a lot of money to make their homes as beautiful and efficient as possible. It is easy to think of the aesthetics of your space but focusing on tools to make jobs around the house easier and cleaner are sometimes overlooked. Making your waste easier to get rid of is ideal for both chore efficiency and aesthetics! Sending food waste to a landfill is environmentally damaging, however composting can be time-consuming and have specific space requirements. A garbage disposal system, also known as a garburator, conveniently located in your home is simple to use and maintain.


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  • 21/03/2016 0 Comments
    Backflow in Your Water Supply: Avoiding Risk and Damage


    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 water. If you suspect a backflow problem or face a sewer and drain issue in Hamilton, do not delay in contacting professional plumbers.


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  • 03/03/2016 0 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.


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  • 25/02/2016 0 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 with a safety issue. Your kitchen renovation project should be fun, not a hassle! Tackle your renovations with the help of professional contractors and plumbers in Oakville, Hamilton and Burlington.

    At Pitton Plumbing and Heating, our team has seen its fair share of plumbing issues with kitchens. Follow our guidelines for a safe, happy and beautiful kitchen renovation!


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  • 27/01/2016 0 Comments
    How to Maintain Your Septic Tank


    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 maintenance. Following a few golden rules of septic systems will ensure your septic tank and all its pipes will last for years to come.


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  • 22/12/2015 0 Comments
    How to Maintain Your Eavestrough


    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 damage and flooding by cleaning out your gutters regularly.

    Our team at Pitton Plumbing and Heating is proud to offer services to clean and fight eavestrough damage. Don’t let your gutters ruin your home!


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  • 25/11/2015 0 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.


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  • 12/05/2015 0 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 and muck that makes them seem more about filth then fashion. Lots of different bathroom cleaning challenges will arise like mold, mildew, and bacterial. They can form stubborn deposits that take time and effort to eradicate.

    Fortunately, correct cleaning techniques make keeping your bathroom looking great relatively easy. We will go over the main causes of bathroom gunk and how to deal with each of them. You can use our guide to keep your bathroom sparkling and inviting to everyone who uses it.


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  • 30/04/2015 0 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 you appreciate just how good you have it, here is a quick look into how the toilets we use and take for granted came to be:


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  • 07/01/2015 0 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. Sump pumps work to remove water from the home by re-routing it to on offsite location, like a municipal storm drain or dry well.

    If you are considering installing a sump pump in your home, you probably want to know more about how they work. Read below to learn how sump pumps operate and how to maintain them so you can keep them working for many years to come.


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  • 13/10/2014 0 Comments
    What’s the Best Toilet Choice?


    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 generalization to say so, most homeowners first notice brand and style when they choose a toilet for their bathroom. By contrast, most business owners choose models that are most cost-effective and durable. Of course, everyone wants a toilet that works well.

    But there’s a lot more to choosing a toilet.

    Although your own preferences matter most, it also helps to pay attention to your plumber’s suggestions. A plumber knows the advantages and disadvantages of various toilet models on the market—just the kind of knowledge you need to save money and frustrations later.


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  • 06/10/2014 0 Comments
    Preventing Leaks – Washing Machine


    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 in a short period of time. Lots of water can cause instant damage to your belongings and prove difficult to clean up.

    Save yourself the stress of flood repair and an inoperable appliance. Here’s how to keep your machine washing well.


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  • 29/09/2014 0 Comments
    Bacteria Free Kitchen Sink


    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 thrive in kitchen sinks. And some of these bacteria can be extremely harmful to your family’s health.


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  • 22/09/2014 0 Comments
    Tightening Your Toilet Seat


    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 yourself from falling. Show that toilet seat who’s boss by following the steps below:


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  • 17/09/2014 0 Comments
    Convenience of An Outdoor Faucet


    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 the great, faucet-less outdoors.

    Although outdoor faucets provide plenty of benefits, here are just a few that make an installation well worth your time and money.


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  • 15/09/2014 0 Comments
    Grease Interceptor Functioning


    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 the law.

    Here are some tips to make sure that you’re keeping the environment clean while ensuring your sewage pipes don’t back up on you.


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  • 08/09/2014 0 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 dangerous sign that something is wrong, whether it’s with your plumbing, ventilation, or another cause. There are many possibilities, which is why it takes an expert to identify and correct the problem.

    Here are some of the most common causes of strange household smells and how Pitton Plumbing can fix them.


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  • 18/08/2014 0 Comments
    “The Bottom Seven”


    “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 you do, you’ll be one step closer to a leak, a big clog you can’t fix, or a completely non-functional disposal.


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  • 09/05/2014 0 Comments
    Questions About Plumbing


    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:


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  • 11/04/2014 0 Comments
    How to Keep Your Septic System in Check


    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.


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