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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

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Frozen pipes is a problem, but even more serious is what happens if they burst and then thaw. The resulting water damage can cost thousands. Learn how to prevent this problem using our handy guide. […]

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Water Saving Plumbing Fixtures are In Demand

Plumbing fixtures that use less water are more popular than ever. It’s not hard to see why – they help save water, they help us save on our water bill, and they’re also better designed than ever. With a lot of the new fixtures, you can barely tell you’re using less water.
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Furnace Tune-Ups Can Save You Money and Could Save Your Life

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There’s no question that getting your furnace tuned up annually is a good idea. In fact, furnace manufacturers recommend it as a part of keeping their furnaces running smoothly. In many cases, manufacturers’ warranties may even require it. However, annual furnace maintenance is more than a box to tick on a warranty form. When done […]

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March 11 is World Plumbing Day

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Did you know that your plumbing prevents you from getting serious illnesses? On World Plumbing Day, March 11, we’ll reflect on the importance of safe drinking water and proper sanitation and how it keeps us healthy. […]

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Ask Sir Fix-A-Lot: Sump Pumps

This week, I’ll be answering your questions about one of my favourite spring topics: sump pumps. You know it’s spring when you hear that chugging sound from the basement! Nothing makes me happier (except, of course, a large tankard of mead). I’ll be taking your sump pump questions all week! Tweet your questions to my […]

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How To Stop Basement Flooding Before it Starts With Backwater Valves

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Hi everyone! Sir Fix-A-Lot here. As a plumber, sometimes I imagine myself cast as the hero in an action movie. One of my favourite movies is The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring. You know that part where Gandalf yells “you shall not pass!” at that big fire demon thing? Well, that’s […]

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Dealing with Frozen Pipes

Though they may seem like a minor annoyance, frozen pipes are a serious plumbing problem that should be prevented if possible. A frozen pipe can quickly become a broken and leaky pipe, and can lead to flooding. We’ll give you all the tools you need to prevent and cure frozen pipes. Read on! […]

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