Not Planning to Hire Toronto Plumbers? Plan on Costly Repairs

Cliché it may sound, but it has been proven that “prevention is always better than cure”. This expression may not just be applicable in a person’s health or well-being but in all areas of daily living. And the household is not an exemption to that. Often times we tend to overlook these little details in our home, ignoring them, not knowing that it will give us a lot more trouble in the future. One of the mostly overlooked household concerns is plumbing. It is of utmost importance to have our home’s plumbing system checked regularly to avoid major inconveniences in the future.


Hiring Toronto plumbers will not just spare us from stress caused by a malfunctioning toilet or an overflowing lavatory but we can save money and time. Though we can usually manage these little plumbing issues, say for example a clogged sink or a minor leaking faucet. Since we do not have the expertise to do it and was not trained well to work on this job effectively, all we can do is basic trouble shooting. Yes, we can do a little fixing but the question is are we doing a good enough job of addressing the underlying cause of the problem?  

When you a hire a plumber, these well-equipped professionals will be able to dig in the main culprit of your plumbing concerns. Doing so will extend the life of your plumbing system and relieve you from unnecessary spending on costly repairs. Having it maintained also conserves the water from dripping pipelines which means lower utility bill. Usually these small issues go unnoticed until such time that we see the problems manifest thru a cracked paint in our walls and ceilings. The small amount of water coming out from the small pipe hole  dilapidates its surrounding area causing us not just to spend for the emergency repair  but as well as for the reconstruction of the secondary problem . Getting a plumber will also get your hands off the dirty job of septic system and toilet repair and the foul-smelling materials that got stuck up in the drains.

In addition to that, bacteria also that could accumulate in the clogged water ways poses a threat to our health so hiring a plumber who technically has the “know how” to handle these kind of problems will save us from being exposed to these unlikely health hazards.       

Keeping our plumbing system always in check by an experienced plumber will save us from a lot of potential problems in the future that will affect our maintenance of the whole household. Preventive maintenance places emphasis on the value of money saving as the number of major repairs will be reduced. You will be able to conserve your asset and condition of your plumbing system sparing you from unexpected money shedding.

Remember that you yourself can make a check list of what should be fixed up but hiring a plumber could make a lot of money leaking difference.


Call A Toronto Plumber for Plumbing and Drain Services

A bathroom contains lots of plumbing hook-ups. Between the toilet, the sink, and the shower or bathtub, there are multiple cold & hot water lines, as well as multiple drain lines. It’s always a good idea to have a real Toronto plumber (like the pros from work on your bathroom plumbing. You don’t want back-flow issues causing waste from the toilet to come up through your shower’s drain. A blocked drain in any of these areas could quickly become an emergency situation.

Whether or not you decide to do it yourself or go the safer router of hiring a professional, you should read a bit more to discover some basics of drain pipes. The curved bottom part of the pipe is the “trap”. This section traps water in the line, forming a seal that keeps sewer gases from invading your home. These lines can get blocked up with foreign objects such as hair, grease, or tissue.  In these cases, you may need professional help from a plumbing service. They can snake out the drains, clearing blockages, and then use a hydro-jetting system to blast out the pipes with pressurized water. A service like this ensures that your pipes won’t just clog again a couple weeks down the road, and work like new.

Another thing a professional Toronto plumber can offer you is a CCTV drain inspection. Utilizing a specialized “snake” with a camera on the end, they can get deep into your pipes to analyze your draining situation first-hand. They can even save the footage to a disc to be analyzed later. CCTV inspections can show you clogged or weak pipes, as well as intrusions. Depending on the size of the system, permanent CCTV cameras can be installed into the pipes for constant monitoring. Many industrial systems that process lots of water employ such devices.

Most contractors offer many different plumbing services, not just drain services. They can help you install a new hot water heater, hook-up your refrigerator’s ice-maker, run pipes, set-up drains to keep your basement from flooding, or even install a toilet. Nowadays the plumbing field is a technically rich field, with many tools at their disposal. No longer can a guy with a pipe wrench get away with running a business. Technology is changing, and plumbing is changing right along with it.

Repairs and Retrofits

Repairs and retrofits can lower your water usage, and should be considered by any homeowner. Employing simple devices such as toilet dams and tank bags, the total water usage of each flush cycle can be reduced by as much as 50 percent! Installing ultra-low-volume toilets and shower-heads can reduce your water usage even further, saving you a ton of money each year. Repairing simple leaks can save over a thousand litres of water per year.

Preventive maintenance can solve most problems before they even occur. You can schedule such maintenance with your service to be done monthly, bi-monthly, or annually. A complete inspection will catch issues before they escalate into full-blown emergencies and save you a lot of repair money and frustration in the future. If you’ve ever had a pressure valve on a water heater fail, or a simple leak turn into flooding, you’ll understand the importance of regular inspections. It’s always better to take a pro-active approach in these hard economic times.

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An Overview of Drain Camera Inspection and Its Benefits

Even though drainage systems are hidden from view under the ground they should not be ignored. A drainage problem as simple as a leaking drain can impact an entire home. Degrading drainage systems can lead to various structural and other greater problems. So, are you having drainage problems and you have no clue what the problem is or where to dig? This is usually the case.

Fortunately, thanks to modern technology, you can now call for a video drain inspection in order to diagnose the drainage issue and discover exactly where the problem lies, whether it is a clogged drain, slow draining sewer pipe, or any other problem that is accessible via the drain camera technology. There are a wide variety of companies that provide this service but if you are located in the Toronto area I suggest hiring ADP Toronto Plumbing to perform a video camera inspection of your drain system, I know them personally and can vouch for their skill and expertise in quickly locating drain and sewer pipe problems as well as their accuracy of diagnosis.

What is Drain Inspection?

cctv drain inspection equipmentA drain video inspection is carried out either by a plumbing company or by a qualified specialist. During the inspection they run a line or scope with a video camera at its end, down the house’s sewer line or the branch lines, the pipes leading from the faucets and bathtubs to the sewer line. The video camera will display in high-quality imagery for the plumber the inside of the pipes on a nearby monitor.

The drain video inspection systems of today offer a wider variety of inspection functions that can improve the performance of your household piping-system. This includes self-righting camera technology and a wide variety of camera sizes.

Video Drain Inspection Technology

There are a variety of important inspection details which take place during the drain camera inspection and they include:

  • Diagnosing the extent of the issue within the pipe
  • Locating the exact problems
  • Determining which steps to take and the best approach to solve the problem

During the cleaning of the drain the full extent of the problem can be better assessed. This will ensure that a pipeline is back to its free-flowing condition after cleaning, or what other repair work must be performed.

When Would You Need a Camera Inspection?

Typically, if you are having problems with your drainage system and using and auger has not yet fixed it and any other methods you’ve tried haven’t fixed it either, then you will certainly have to call for a pro plumber to come and take a look at it. However, if you are adding or remodeling a bathroom or kitchen in your house, you might need an inspection then as well. Since the quantities of waste water involved will increase, it is better to get the drainage system inspected to ensure the increased needs can be handled by it.

DIY Drain Inspection Is Not Enough!

DIY-level drain inspection scopes are available on the market but they are not long enough so you will not able to inspect more than the first few feet of your drainage system. Moreover, they do not have self-righting or auto-focus features. On the other hand, drain video scopes used by plumbing companies and specialists have high-resolution cameras, powerful lights, recording and self-righting capabilities. They also have transmitters that help in locating blockage points in the pipeline. These video inspection scopes will let you see up to 300 feet within your home’s branch and drainage lines.

At one time when people faced problems with their drainage systems, they would just guess where to dig and hope they dug up at the right spot. If not, they would just keep digging until they found the spot where the drainage issue was located. However, now that technology has come such a long way. You can find more information on camera  inspection at this website. Traditionally, people opt for an inspection when they want to pinpoint the exact problem and have it fixed with little to no delay.

A word to the wise

Hello and thanks for visiting. This blog will cover a variety of topics pertaining to plumbing, construction, and the trades in general. I have an interest in  these topics and have found the most ideal way to learn and expand my knowledge is to simply research and write. This seems to form the ideas I have yet to conquer fairly strongly in my mind. So this is by no means a professional blog, but I will do my best to provide some decent posts for those who may stumble across it.


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