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  • Considerations When Installing a Recirculating Hot Water System

    13 April 2016

    If you would like to ensure a consistent supply of hot water in your home at all times, then you should consider installing a recirculating hot water system. However, being a first time buyer, it is normal to become overwhelmed by the array of models that are available in the market. To make the selection process less daunting for you, it would be a good idea to have some features to look out for.

  • Some Cautions About Trying to Handle Clogged Drains on Your Own

    11 April 2016

    Clogged drains at home can be very inconvenient and unsanitary, if they drag up sludge and sediment and even raw sewage. While you don't want to ignore clogged drains in the tub, sink, or toilet, you also don't want to make the situation worse by trying to address it on your own but with the wrong tools, chemicals, and techniques. Note a few of those common mistakes that homeowners make when trying to handle clogged drains on their own and why it's often better to simply call for emergency drain service.

  • Tips to Prevent Clogging Your Kitchen Drain

    8 March 2016

    While plumbing maintenance is key to preventing blocked drains, many homeowners tend to wait until they have clogged drains to think about maintaining those drains. Clogs can occur in your drains at any time in your home. Blocked or clogged drains can lead to potential health risks and water drainage issues. Calling your plumber each time you have a blocked drain can be time consuming and costly as well. For this reason, it's important to avoid certain activities in your home that can clog your drains.

  • Understanding How Plumbers Use Video Inspection

    18 November 2015

    If you are having a sewer problem, having to go down the drain to look for the damage may not be a pleasant task. Plumbers do not have to use guesswork to try and determine the problem in your plumbing, nor do they have to dig up your backyard to try to identify the source of a clog or leak. There is video technology that can help plumbers pinpoint the problem accurately.

  • Plumbing Jobs, When to Call the Professionals

    14 October 2015

    Home owners have a choice when it comes to plumbing work or any other home improvement endeavours, to hire a professional, like those at Modica Gas & Plumbing, or to take the DIY route. There are certain plumbing jobs such as installing new faucets, sinks and washing machines or dishwashers that many people would opt to do themselves rather than to hire a plumber. If you class yourself as being fairly competent when it comes to DIY remodeling in general, however, then you may well be inclined to go the DIY route for more serious plumbing projects, but could you be biting off more than you can chew?

  • Services a Plumber Can Provide Beyond Leak Repair

    13 October 2015

    You may know to call a plumber to your home when a pipe is leaking or has burst, but plumbers are professionals who can do much more for your home than just fix pipes. There are many services that are best left to a plumber even if you think you're somewhat handy with tools, and which can ensure these jobs get done right. Note a few of these services so you know to call a plumber to your home the next time they're needed, and how a plumber can also prevent problems with your plumbing in the first place and make your water cleaner and safer.

  • Is That Plumbing Problem an Emergency or Can It Wait?

    15 September 2015

    Plumbing emergencies are usually very rare in a home; if you don't mistreat your pipes by dumping things into the toilet that will clog it, and have your plumbing upgraded as needed, it will usually function without issues for years. However, there are times when plumbing problems are important enough to be considered an emergency and shouldn't be put off until you can get an appointment with a plumber. Note a few times when the plumbing problem in your home is an emergency and why it's vital that you don't overlook these issues or put off their repair.