Keeping Up with Marco

Minimize Frozen Pipes

We live in Canada! And let’s face it, winters in the Toronto area and in Durham Region are cold. Cold can lead to frozen pipes – but it doesn’t have to. When water freezes in your pipe it expands and can apply enough pressure to the pipe to damage it, causing a leak as the water [ … ]

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Drain Snake Rooter

When you hire a plumber to assist with residential plumbing or commercial plumbing needs, you will quickly become familiar with the terms of the trade. Very often in the case of drain clog or blockage, your plumber will suggest “snaking” the pipe….but what does that mean? A “snake” or plumbing snake or drain auger is generally [ … ]

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Keeping Your Home Clean

Plumbing can be dirty work – between stepping in and out of the house, releasing drain clogs and blockages, or worse, it isn’t hard to imagine that kind of mess that might be left behind. When our plumbers come to your home, we arrive on time and with all the supplies needed to complete your job [ … ]

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Pipe Replacement

Sometimes your pipes just need to be replaced. They be damaged, old, no longer compliant with regulations, or the problem at hand may not be repairable any other way. The Marco Plumbing team will begin by inspecting your pipes with a camera to find the clog or blockage and will first attempt a number of interventions [ … ]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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