Regardless of where you are in the GTA, if you own a home, plumbing services are essential. Basic things like having clean water, a dry basement and a working sewage system all require plumbing maintenance, and if you neglect those areas, you could be looking at a plumbing emergency. Before you start entertaining guests or letting family stay over, make sure you cross your t’s and dot your i’s. Professional plumbers can offer a variety of services including flood protection, drain maintenance, and sewer line repairs so you can avoid experiencing any types of holiday plumbing emergencies.

The problem is, you can’t just use any plumber. It’s vital for Toronto homeowners to form a relationship with a professional and reliable plumber for emergency situations and to correctly and permanently address any issues that need attention. The use of unprofessional and unreliable plumbers may make the problem worse than it was and cause all types of holiday plumbing emergencies, which are unnecessary. In other words, if your friend Gary “knows a guy”… don’t trust him – better to be safe than sorry.

Emergencies can be costly, which is why, if at all possible, you should be proactive about plumbing maintenance. Toronto homeowners can save a lot of money and time by hiring professionals before something goes wrong. In these cases, look for professional plumbers that are insured and offer warranties, as this is an indication of security and an affirmation that the services are of high quality. Professional plumbers offer a vast variety of services, both preventative and remedial, and knowing what they are can help you decide whether your home may need them. With that in mind, here are some services offered by a 24/7 plumber.

Flood Protection
It is essential for Toronto homesteads to ensure flood protection in their homes, to reduce incidences of foul odour, mud, soil erosion, and increased mosquito presence around the house. Plumbers usually address such problems by directing the water away from the homestead. Examples of drains that plumbers use in ensuring flood protection include absorption drains, footer, and gutter drains.

Drain Maintenance
Drains are one of the most ignored areas in most homes, probably because their problems aren’t usually visible. Allow professional plumbers to run maintenance checks on your drains to ensure that they are in good condition, as materials like food and hair, especially in kitchen and bathroom sinks, can accumulate in the drains and cause clogging. If you’re at all unsure about the state of your drains, again, it’s better to be safe than sorry, especially around this time of year.

Round The Clock Availability for Urgent Cases
Timely response by a professionals can ensure that the problem is fixed on time and saves on costs that may havearisen, had the problem worsened due to late reply. If you’re awoken in the middle of the night to a flooding house, the last thing you’re going to want to do is go back to bed and deal with it in the morning. Having the number of a 24/7 plumber in your phone is always a safe bet.

Don’t get caught out in the cold because your plumbing is out of control. Be proactive, maintain those drains, and have the number of a professional, round-the-clock plumber in your phone!