Keeping Up with Marco

When plumbing goes wrong in your home, you usually have to call a plumber to alleviate the situation. The question is whether you should hire a commissioned plumber, an hourly plumber or a flat rate plumber. Often times, a commissioned plumber will use sales tactics to persuade you into purchasing services you do not need, or [ … ]

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How to Deal with a Plumbing Emergency

A plumbing emergency can happen at any moment, causing plenty of damage to your home and valuables. The truth of the matter is that damage can easily be avoided through preparation and some simple tips and tricks. Below is a breakdown of some of our most effective precautionary and mitigation methods.

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What to do When a Child Puts Toys in the Toilet

As a parent, you can often find yourself in the middle of a number of scenarios you would have thought impossible prior to having children. Being faced with the conundrum of what to do when a child puts toys in the toilet would certainly qualify as one of those unlikely scenarios. However, take comfort in knowing [ … ]

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We are delighted to announce that our company, A MARCO PLUMBING LTD has just won a HomeStars ‘Best of 2013’ Award!  This coveted award goes to the one company in each category in our city that earned the highest reputation ranking last year, based on thousands of reviews made by homeowners on the homestars.com website. These [ … ]

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Fixing Common Plumbing Problems

Did you know that some of the most common plumbing issues can be simply and effectively remedied on your own? While it’s good to have the name and contact information of a reliable plumber when emergencies, big jobs, and renovation projects come along, the average homeowner can take care of a few simple jobs around the [ … ]

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5 Reasons Why Your Toilet is Leaking

So, your toilet is leaking and you’ve got a little bit of water pooling around the toilet bowl in your bathroom. No big deal, right? Wrong. While at first glance a bit of excess water doesn’t seem like a serious issue, it could indicate the beginning of a fairly expensive repair project. Leaks trapped beneath the [ … ]

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How to Prevent Basement Flooding

Many homeowners have had the misfortune of having to deal with their basement flooding. With the amount of rain that the GTA has been getting lately (remember when the Don Valley Parkway flooded twice within a month?), a high number of residents have been subject to wet carpets, fried electronics and foundational damage. The good news [ … ]

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes can become a very expensive endeavor, a lesson many unfortunate homeowners have learned the hard way. As water freezes, it expands and puts pressure on the pipes that it is contained in, which can lead to splitting and bursting. Apart from the expense associated with replacing your plumbing, the water that escapes causes significant [ … ]

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