Every home needs water for their day to day use. The water used in your home through your sinks, showers and faucets runs through the plumbing system by way of a labyrinth of pipes in the underbelly of your home.
Most days the plumbing system will run smoothly, but sometimes there will be faults in the system which will require professional assistance.
As homeowners, there will always be cosmetic changes to your home through new fixtures or upgrading your pipe systems. Maintenance checks are important to do around your home to ensure everything is working properly.
However when things go awry and there are leaks or other water related issues, it’s important to have the correct measures in place to tackle these concerns.
At Preferred Plumbing Solutions, we offer many services when it comes to residential plumbing services. Whether it’s doing a bit of maintenance around the home, upgrading a fixture, stopping a leak or fixing a water issue, we’re here to help you!
Some of our full range of services we feel are essential to all homeowners include:
Every home has a plumbing system yet all fixtures either aren’t installed correctly and/or are too old and aren’t compatible with the plumbing system. Our technicians are fully qualified to install any and all fixtures and will ensure no issues will arise from installing them. Our most common bathroom installations can include:
Your kitchen is a key component to your home and having the right fixtures can go a long way into running a smooth plumbing system in your home’s main hub. We can help with all installations, including:
Our most common calls will come from customers complaining about leaks or blocked drain. Our service technicians can help with all issues associated with cleaning out drains and ensuring that the flow of water is moving correctly.
Homeowners fear of drain replacement as they can cause flooding in the basement or a waterlog a bathroom due to leaks.
The damage for a homeowner can be costly as a flood can cause a home can overwhelm and cause panic and is something no home owner wants to deal with.
Drain snaking is our most common ask when it comes to customer issues in the home. When your pipes are clogged up, it’s often due to hair, sediment or food buildup in the system. The most effective way to rid your piping system of this buildup is to snake out the blocked pipe. This process includes inserting a pipe into the affected drain and through a motor, will push the pipe deeper and pull out the culprit of your clogged pipe. Make sure to ask a licensed plumber to make sure this is done correctly.
Clean outs are installed in your water fixtures and pipes to ensure that once your pipes have been treated, they will not be blocked again. A licensed technician will install these with the proper design and material to effectively continue the flow of water without any scum buildup.
This procedure involves removing all or some of a home’s existing copper or galvanized steel water distribution piping and then replacing it with a superior piping system known as PEX piping. There are many advantages attached to this procedure.
Most dwellings that are at least 10 years old have a copper piping water distribution system and, although it may be a functioning system, there are many longevity and health issues with it.
Over time, as copper pipe is exposed to oxygen, a chemical reaction occurs called oxidation. This eventually leads to corrosion and failure of the copper pipe.
The result of this leads to pinhole leaks primarily in the hot water piping, weak joints and the pipe wall thinning in various areas. There is no need to mention the devastating results of ruptured pipes and burst lines in a beautifully finished home–it simply goes without saying.
Pex pipe does not chemically react in the same way as copper and therefore is extremely resilient and is guaranteed by the manufacturer to never wear out or thin.
In fact, Preferred Plumbing Solutions has not had a single incident of leaking on any Pex pipe installation. Plumber near me is needed when you have a case of Residential Plumbing. Our emergency plumber Toronto team is available to help your all plumbing issues.
Any time water travels through a ferrous material, in this case copper, the water picks up some of the content from the pipe. This fine sediment is then transferred out through your kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets etc.
Pex piping barely comes into contact with any metallic substance. The water traveling through the pipe doesn’t pick up any debris or sediment because there isn’t any!
A very common problem with all houses is noisy pipes. The leading cause of this annoying noise is something that we in the plumbing industry call “water hammer”. Water hammer is the shock vibration of the water passing through the piping system when faucets are being turned on and off. This problem occurs because of the rigidity of the pipe, which doesn’t allow for gradual movement and expansion.
The pex pipe system will accommodate water shock due to its incredible malleability. This superior system also expands and contracts to temperature change as needed. The piping doesn’t have to be protected when installed against ductwork or other similar building materials because it will not bang or knock against it the way copper pipe does.
As potable water travels through a copper piping system there are many drawbacks such as, drastic changes in direction which restrict water volume. When water encounters resistance it causes reduced volume and pressure. The joints in a copper piping systems are formed with solder, if too much solder was used on a joint, that will create additional resistance as well.
The pex piping system doesn’t have any of the above concerns. Its extreme flexibility allows for far fewer 90-degree elbows. In fact, because of this superior piping system, 45-degree elbows are not even manufactured. The water volume and pressure exiting this system (through tub faucet, sink faucet or toilet etc.) will increase dramatically.
At Preferred Plumbing, we are always using the latest technology and measures to ensure your home is kept and maintained in the best way. One way is through a drain camera. It’s a high definition camera placed carefully in your drains in order to find out more about what’s really going on in the inside of your home drains and piping.
As one of the only plumbers to combat hard water in Canada, we’ve introduced
Flowtech Water Systems to many of Toronto’s homes. Hard water is caused from magnesium and calcium buildup in your piping system and the water can affect the fixtures and dishes in your home if not treated properly.
Ask us about our water treatment services and how this can help your home!
When it comes to your residential plumbing system, we’re always here to help you! Ask us how we can help you with all your home plumbing needs and we’ll be sure to give you the right solutions!