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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you have questions about plumbing? Something in your home or business is leaking water or not draining properly. Is it a burst pipe? Overflowing toilet? Clogged drain? Frozen pipe? Failing electric water heater? Pump malfunction? All these problems need to be fixed as quickly as possible! We are happy to offer 24-Hour Emergency service to help you out!

If you are in the middle of a plumbing emergency, call us at 705-722-7209 and your call will be promptly returned by one of our skilled plumbers who can resolve your plumbing emergency.

These are some of the top questions we get asked:

A sewage smell in your house is not something you should hold off getting looked at. It could be a loose seal on your toilet, a clogged sewer vent pipe or something more serious. The solution could be as simple as putting water in a floor drain to fill the trap in sinks, tubs, etc.

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What you are experiencing is most likely water hammer. It occurs when water is quickly shut off. For instance, when your clothes washer is filled and then all of a sudden the valve closes. To solve this issue we can install shock arrestors.

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If your sinks, shower, or toilets are taking longer than usual to drain, have a sour smell or are gurgling when they drain, it could be a sign that your drains are blocked. Read More
The main water shut off is typically located on the inside wall at the front of your house in the basement in older houses or in the mechanical room or furnace room in newer homes. It is always a good idea to find out where it is when you move in.

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A cable fitted with a mini camera and light is funneled down your drain. The camera transmits an image of the inside of the pipes to a monitor. The problem can typically be easily diagnosed without having to dig up your yard, most of the time, or put holes in your floor or walls to find the problem. The video camera can be recorded and a copy can be given to you for your records on request. A drain has to be cleared before a camera can be sent through the pipe.

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There is a whole list of things you can do to check for leaks in your home or business. You can check your water usage by monitoring your meter, and checking your water bill for sudden increases. You can also investigate for signs of dripping water, and a musty smell.

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It varies depending on the job and the location of the issue. It also varies based on where the customer is contacting us from in terms of location.

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Yes. We provide a 30 day labour guarantee. Parts and fixtures depend on the manufacturers individual warranties. Drain calls are not guaranteed, as we do not control what goes down your drains.

If you suspect that your pipes are frozen, the first sign is a lack of water flowing out of your taps. Once you have made sure that your water is on and there are no leaks, you most likely have frozen pipes. Give Plumbtech a call and we’ll fix it for you. Did you know that hot water freezes faster than cold water? Read More

Yes. We are available 24 Hours a day 7 days a week to help you with your urgent plumbing problems and needs.

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Yes. We have certified Journeymen on staff and are fully insured.

Yes. We install and repair only electric water heaters.

Depending on where you live – in the city or the country – we will help you figure out why your water pressure is low or high. If you are in the city, it could be the water system or the main water supply to your home. If you are in the country and have a well, there could be an issue with your well, holding tank, pressure switch, or pump.

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There are many possibilities as to why your toilet continues to fill after you flush. It could be a worn-out flapper, or it may be time to replace your toilet.

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We offer plumbing service to a large area which includes: Alliston, Angus, Barrie, Base Borden, Bracebridge, Collingwood, Craighurst, Elmvale, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Innisfil, Midhurst, Midland, Minesing, Muskoka, and surrounding areas, Orillia, Oro Medonte, Parry Sound, Penetanguishene, Shanty Bay, and Wasaga Beach.
Yes. We work with condominium and apartment building owners and property managers. When you hire us to work at a residential building, you will need to schedule maintenance / repair time with the building manager as the drains, sewer, and water lines are often shared. Read More

Your toilet could be clogging more frequently if you are flushing anything but toilet paper down the toilet. Facial tissue, “flushable wipes”, menstrual products or anything else for that matter, should never be flushed. As a rule of thumb, only toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet.

Usually when you hear popping noises in your water heater, it’s because you have a buildup of mineral deposits – most likely from hard water.

It is best to call the professionals at Plumbtech as we have different sizes of cameras and drain machines for specific sized drains that will get the job done right. Any liquid drain cleaners should be used with caution and only be used in certain situations. Contact Plumbtech Plumbing to find out more.

It is very important to schedule regular plumbing maintenance for your home and business. Maintenance can anticipate and repair problems that could become messy and costly if not looked after sooner rather than later. When problems are ignored and repairs are not made such as a water drip, it can cause mold to appear on construction materials such as carpets and underlay as well as flooring and drywall, etc.

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What is a Plumbing Emergency?

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The water system in your home isn’t working

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You risk damage by flooding if you don’t get help quickly

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There is a sewer backup

When you make an emergency call to Plumbtech Plumbing Inc. you can expect one of our highly skilled plumbers to:

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Arrive on site promptly

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Troubleshoot the problem and judge what repairs need to be made

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Communicate what the issue is to you and provide an estimate of the cost as well as how long it will take

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Fix the problem in a timely manner

Why Choose Us?

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We have been providing area customers with high-quality workmanship and peace of mind for over 30 years.

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We offer service and pumpwork, certified backflow installation and testing, drain services and video drain inspection.

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We can take care of your basic plumbing needs any time you need with our 24-hour emergency service available.

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We have the best customer service with friendly and courteous plumbers who have impeccable product knowledge.

We pride ourselves on being the local plumbers Barrie and area property owners trust.

Contact us for all your plumbing needs.

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