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Do you need plumbing for a tumble dryer?

Most tumble driers such as vented or heat pump driers, do require an outlet hose to expel the water after drying. However, with condensation driers, the machine separates water from the moist air into a container which is emptied after drying. These are a little more expensive than other driers but they offer the freedom of not having a hose.

Do you need plumbing and drainage cover?

Plumbing and drainage cover is recommended as it covers damages in the event of things like burst pipes, blocked drains and even leaking overflow pipes. You should always check what events are covered to avoid the unexpected costs of breakdowns. Users should also check that plumbing and drainage is not covered under other insurance to avoid paying double for it.

Do you need plumbing for a condenser dryer?

Most condenser dryers do not require plumbing. This is because the machine separates water from the moist air into a container which is emptied after drying. In some models, the water removed from the clothes is removed by the plumbing in the washing machine. Other models however require their own drainage using a hose that is fitted during installation.

Do you need plumbing for a fridge?

Regular fridges do not need plumbing. However, most fridges with ice makers and water dispensers might require plumbing. Models that require plumbing however need to be connected to the water supply connection in your kitchen while models that don’t need manual refilling of the dispenser and ice maker.

What is an overflow valve for?

An overflow valve is used to maintain pressure control and protect lines, pumps and/or plant system from an excessive flow of pressure.

Do you need plumber to install dishwasher?

As long as you have the right tools and clever hands, you can certainly install a dishwasher on your own as long as you follow the manufacturer’s instructions. However, if you aren’t confident about your skills or experience a hiccup during the installation, it’s best to call a professional. A dishwasher is an investment. To get the most out of it, and to ensure it’s working properly, contact one of our licensed plumbers to take a look.

Do you need a plumber to change taps?

Replacing a tap is a relatively simple project that does not require a plumber. However, you can still hire a plumber if you are not comfortable handling it yourself. Especially if you are not handy with tools and are worried about any potential leaks. You should also be careful when fitting the tap to prevent any breakages.

How to Detect Smells in The House?

Identifying strange smells in a home is as difficult and unpleasant as you think it is. To correctly detect the smells it is important to identify the type of smell it is and then locate and pinpoint the source. Here are some common smells and their sources:

  • Noxious smell = dead animals
  • Urine or sewage smell = dry drains
  • Fishy smell = burnt electrical component
  • Rotten egg smell = a gas leak or a sewerage leak
  • Musky, musty smells = mold

The best places to check for unpleasant smells in a home are moisture areas like the bathroom or kitchen, HVAC systems, drains and drainage pipes.

Why do water pipes make noise?

There are a number of reasons why water pipes make noise. These noises are often indicative of plumbing issues. The common reasons include:

  • When there is a pipe constriction
  • When water overflows in the tank
  • When the water flow is stopped abruptly in the middle of a rapid run
  • When the water pressure is set too high
  • When the PVC water pipes are poorly constructed

What is an overflow valve for?

An overflow valve is used to maintain pressure control and protect lines, pumps and/or plant system from an excessive flow of pressure.

Do you need plumber to install dishwasher?

As long as you have the right tools and clever hands, you can certainly install a dishwasher on your own as long as you follow the manufacturer’s instructions. However, if you aren’t confident about your skills or experience a hiccup during the installation, it’s best to call a professional. A dishwasher is an investment. To get the most out of it, and to ensure it’s working properly, contact one of our licensed plumbers to take a look.

Do you need a plumber to change taps?

Replacing a tap is a relatively simple project that does not require a plumber. However, you can still hire a plumber if you are not comfortable handling it yourself. Especially if you are not handy with tools and are worried about any potential leaks. You should also be careful when fitting the tap to prevent any breakages.

How to Detect Smells in The House?

Identifying strange smells in a home is as difficult and unpleasant as you think it is. To correctly detect the smells it is important to identify the type of smell it is and then locate and pinpoint the source. Here are some common smells and their sources:

  • Noxious smell = dead animals
  • Urine or sewage smell = dry drains
  • Fishy smell = burnt electrical component
  • Rotten egg smell = a gas leak or a sewerage leak
  • Musky, musty smells = mold

The best places to check for unpleasant smells in a home are moisture areas like the bathroom or kitchen, HVAC systems, drains and drainage pipes.

Why do water pipes make noise?

There are a number of reasons why water pipes make noise. These noises are often indicative of plumbing issues. The common reasons include:

  • When there is a pipe constriction
  • When water overflows in the tank
  • When the water flow is stopped abruptly in the middle of a rapid run
  • When the water pressure is set too high
  • When the PVC water pipes are poorly constructed
Bathroom

Do you need plumbing for a hot tub?

You do not need plumbing for a portable hot tub. However, for more permanent structures whether wooden or acrylic, inbuilt or above ground installations you need electrical and plumbing systems in order to use the hot tub. As these systems tend to be dangerous when installed together, for safety reasons, hot tubs subject to building permit and building code requirements.

Do you need plumbing for a spa?

Spas usually require some type of plumbing and/or electrical connection. For safety reasons due to this interconnection of the two systems, spas (public spas) in Toronto are subject to building permit and building code requirements. The plumbing systems are however usually straight forward and mostly just need to be constantly checked for leaks to prevent wastage.

How to replace a broken bathtub drain stopper?

A broken bathtub drain stopper needs to be removed in order to be replaced. In order to remove it, you have to first identify which type of bathtub drain stopper it is. Amongst all available, the most common bathtub drain stopper is the toe touch, which requires the press of the knob by a toe to lock and stop the water from draining.

To remove the toe touch drain you need to pull the stopper in the ‘open’ position, hold the stopper and then turn it counterclockwise to disengage the shaft cylinder and unscrew it. Once it is unscrewed it can easily be removed and replaced with a new one.

How does a bathtub drain work?

A typical bathtub drain has two legs: one to the main drain opening and the other to the overflow drain opening. To open or close the drain, two different assemblies are available: a plunger-type and a pop-up type.

What is an overflow drain in a bathtub?

Just as the name sounds, an overflow drain in a bathtub prevents water from spilling out; in the event that someone leaves the faucet on or accidently overfills the tub.

How Do I Get A Snake Down a Tub Drain?

Choosing the right of drain snake is very crucial. For most residential sink drain clogs, a drum style auger is an ideal choice. Ensure that the thumbscrew is securely tightened, take the drain apart and insert the snake following a clear horizontal path into the drain. This method is very effective when addressing all and any drain clogs.

Toilet

Why is my toilet leaking from the bottom?

The toilet leaks from the bottom either because the Tee bolts have come loose, or the wax ring that creates a water seal has broken. If the tee bolts have come loosen they need to be tightened properly with a wrench. However, if the wax seal has broken it needs to be replaced.

Can a clogged toilet cause a leak?

A clogged toilet will not cause a leak, especially not from the base. That is because there is a tight wax ring present that seals the toilet’s base to the floor, preventing an overflow of water. If a toilet has become clogged, it will present itself in different ways such as the bowl filling and spilling over.

Sump Pump

What is sump pump?

A sump pump is a pump that is usually found in the basement of houses. It is used to remove water that has accumulated in a water-collecting sump basin. If the basement is below the water table level or because of rain or natural ground water, water may enter through the perimeter drains of a basement waterproofing system, channeling into the sump basin.

What is sump pump in basement?

A sump pump is a small pump that is usually installed in the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace in order to help keep the area under the building dry and to prevent it from flooding. Sump pumps are installed in specially constructed sump pits so they work optimally. This prevents destruction of any property in the basements.

What is sump pump coverage?

The sump pump is designed to remove excess water that accumulates in and around your basement. If the system ever failed or the power goes out, water overflow is likely to occur. This is type of damage is not usually covered your homeowners insurance hence a sewer back-up and sump pump overflow coverage gives you that valuable layer of protection.

What is sump pump airlock?

The most common reason for a sump pump to shake and vibrate or for a failure in the pump is due to pump air-lock. When the sump pumps turns off, the water in the discharge line between the pump and the check valve drains back into the sump. If the pipe between the pump and check valve does not have a drain hole, the air will compress when the sump pump is being drained. This prevents water from leaving the pump thus causing problems.

Do you need a plumber to install a sump pump?

Although a lot of labor is required, you can install a sump pump on your own. All you need to do is to pay for any permits and materials needed and you are ready to go. It’ll definitely could save you some money. However, there’s nothing like the peace of mind you have when you have a licensed, insured professional install the sump pump for you.

General

Do you need plumbing for a tumble dryer?

Most tumble driers such as vented or heat pump driers, do require an outlet hose to expel the water after drying. However, with condensation driers, the machine separates water from the moist air into a container which is emptied after drying. These are a little more expensive than other driers but they offer the freedom of not having a hose.

Do you need plumbing and drainage cover?

Plumbing and drainage cover is recommended as it covers damages in the event of things like burst pipes, blocked drains and even leaking overflow pipes. You should always check what events are covered to avoid the unexpected costs of breakdowns. Users should also check that plumbing and drainage is not covered under other insurance to avoid paying double for it.

Do you need plumbing for a condenser dryer?

Most condenser dryers do not require plumbing. This is because the machine separates water from the moist air into a container which is emptied after drying. In some models, the water removed from the clothes is removed by the plumbing in the washing machine. Other models however require their own drainage using a hose that is fitted during installation.

Do you need plumbing for a fridge?

Regular fridges do not need plumbing. However, most fridges with ice makers and water dispensers might require plumbing. Models that require plumbing however need to be connected to the water supply connection in your kitchen while models that don’t need manual refilling of the dispenser and ice maker.

What is an overflow valve for?

An overflow valve is used to maintain pressure control and protect lines, pumps and/or plant system from an excessive flow of pressure.

Do you need plumber to install dishwasher?

As long as you have the right tools and clever hands, you can certainly install a dishwasher on your own as long as you follow the manufacturer’s instructions. However, if you aren’t confident about your skills or experience a hiccup during the installation, it’s best to call a professional. A dishwasher is an investment. To get the most out of it, and to ensure it’s working properly, contact one of our licensed plumbers to take a look.

Do you need a plumber to change taps?

Replacing a tap is a relatively simple project that does not require a plumber. However, you can still hire a plumber if you are not comfortable handling it yourself. Especially if you are not handy with tools and are worried about any potential leaks. You should also be careful when fitting the tap to prevent any breakages.

How to Detect Smells in The House?

Identifying strange smells in a home is as difficult and unpleasant as you think it is. To correctly detect the smells it is important to identify the type of smell it is and then locate and pinpoint the source. Here are some common smells and their sources:

  • Noxious smell = dead animals
  • Urine or sewage smell = dry drains
  • Fishy smell = burnt electrical component
  • Rotten egg smell = a gas leak or a sewerage leak
  • Musky, musty smells = mold

The best places to check for unpleasant smells in a home are moisture areas like the bathroom or kitchen, HVAC systems, drains and drainage pipes.

Why do water pipes make noise?

There are a number of reasons why water pipes make noise. These noises are often indicative of plumbing issues. The common reasons include:

  • When there is a pipe constriction
  • When water overflows in the tank
  • When the water flow is stopped abruptly in the middle of a rapid run
  • When the water pressure is set too high
  • When the PVC water pipes are poorly constructed

What is an overflow valve for?

An overflow valve is used to maintain pressure control and protect lines, pumps and/or plant system from an excessive flow of pressure.

Toilet

Why is my toilet leaking from the bottom?

The toilet leaks from the bottom either because the Tee bolts have come loose, or the wax ring that creates a water seal has broken. If the tee bolts have come loosen they need to be tightened properly with a wrench. However, if the wax seal has broken it needs to be replaced.

Can a clogged toilet cause a leak?

A clogged toilet will not cause a leak, especially not from the base. That is because there is a tight wax ring present that seals the toilet’s base to the floor, preventing an overflow of water. If a toilet has become clogged, it will present itself in different ways such as the bowl filling and spilling over.

Bathroom

Do you need plumbing for a hot tub?

You do not need plumbing for a portable hot tub. However, for more permanent structures whether wooden or acrylic, inbuilt or above ground installations you need electrical and plumbing systems in order to use the hot tub. As these systems tend to be dangerous when installed together, for safety reasons, hot tubs subject to building permit and building code requirements.

Do you need plumbing for a spa?

Spas usually require some type of plumbing and/or electrical connection. For safety reasons due to this interconnection of the two systems, spas (public spas) in Toronto are subject to building permit and building code requirements. The plumbing systems are however usually straight forward and mostly just need to be constantly checked for leaks to prevent wastage.

How to replace a broken bathtub drain stopper?

A broken bathtub drain stopper needs to be removed in order to be replaced. In order to remove it, you have to first identify which type of bathtub drain stopper it is. Amongst all available, the most common bathtub drain stopper is the toe touch, which requires the press of the knob by a toe to lock and stop the water from draining.

To remove the toe touch drain you need to pull the stopper in the ‘open’ position, hold the stopper and then turn it counterclockwise to disengage the shaft cylinder and unscrew it. Once it is unscrewed it can easily be removed and replaced with a new one.

How does a bathtub drain work?

A typical bathtub drain has two legs: one to the main drain opening and the other to the overflow drain opening. To open or close the drain, two different assemblies are available: a plunger-type and a pop-up type.

What is an overflow drain in a bathtub?

Just as the name sounds, an overflow drain in a bathtub prevents water from spilling out; in the event that someone leaves the faucet on or accidently overfills the tub.

How do I get a snake down a tub drain?

Choosing the right of drain snake is very crucial. For most residential sink drain clogs, a drum style auger is an ideal choice. Ensure that the thumbscrew is securely tightened, take the drain apart and insert the snake following a clear horizontal path into the drain. This method is very effective when addressing all and any drain clogs.

Sump Pump

What is sump pump?

A sump pump is a pump that is usually found in the basement of houses. It is used to remove water that has accumulated in a water-collecting sump basin. If the basement is below the water table level or because of rain or natural ground water, water may enter through the perimeter drains of a basement waterproofing system, channeling into the sump basin.

What is sump pump in basement?

A sump pump is a small pump that is usually installed in the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace in order to help keep the area under the building dry and to prevent it from flooding. Sump pumps are installed in specially constructed sump pits so they work optimally. This prevents destruction of any property in the basements.

What is sump pump coverage?

The sump pump is designed to remove excess water that accumulates in and around your basement. If the system ever failed or the power goes out, water overflow is likely to occur. This is type of damage is not usually covered your homeowners insurance hence a sewer back-up and sump pump overflow coverage gives you that valuable layer of protection.

What is sump pump airlock?

The most common reason for a sump pump to shake and vibrate or for a failure in the pump is due to pump air-lock. When the sump pumps turns off, the water in the discharge line between the pump and the check valve drains back into the sump. If the pipe between the pump and check valve does not have a drain hole, the air will compress when the sump pump is being drained. This prevents water from leaving the pump thus causing problems.

Do you need a plumber to install a sump pump?

Although a lot of labor is required, you can install a sump pump on your own. All you need to do is to pay for any permits and materials needed and you are ready to go. It’ll definitely could save you some money. However, there’s nothing like the peace of mind you have when you have a licensed, insured professional install the sump pump for you.