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Since 2000, Plumbing Now has been Windsor’s go-to plumbing contractor. Our experience has given us knowledge of a wide range of plumbing concerns. Here you can read our blog for plumbing advice and tips. Be sure to check back frequently to see what new blogs have been added. If you have a question about our plumbing services or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

  • 11/06/2018
    Timeline of Toilets

    Did You Know? Plumbing comes from the Latin word for lead, which is plumbum. Plumbing by definition is a utility that we use in our buildings consisting of: the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas, and for the disposal of sewage. The word sewer comes from the French word essouier, meaning “to drain”.

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  • 21/05/2018
    What to Do When Your Toilet is Overflowing

    It happens to everyone sooner or later. An overflowing toilet is one of the most common problems that can happen to a home’s plumbing. Luckily, it’s usually a fairly simple matter to fix and, if you act quickly enough, won’t do any damage to your home. If your toilet is getting blocked frequently, however, or you can’t identify a clear cause for the problem, it’s time to call in a professional plumber. At Plumbing Now in Windsor, we think every homeowner should know the basics of how to handle an overflowing toilet.

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  • 25/04/2018
    The Difference Between ABS & PVC Pipe

    For some time now, plastics have been generally preferable to metals when it comes to materials for pipes. If your home was built in the past few decades, chances are you already have plastic pipes in your home. Older homes that haven’t had their plumbing replaced may still have copper or some other kind of metal pipe.

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  • 23/04/2018
    Summer Plumbing Tips – How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal, Washing Machine & Drain

    How to Clean your Garbage Disposal

    Garbage disposals are gross, wet, and they smell bad over time. However, you can clean them out some lemon and vinegar ice cubes. The cubes only take a few minutes to make. Cut up some lemons and place a piece in each section of an ice cube tray. Fill them up with vinegar (no water) and freeze. Then, whenever you need to clean your garbage disposal, toss a few in and turn it on. The cubes will help clean out the muck-filled disposal as well as mask any odors making their way out of the sink.

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  • 23/04/2018
    Spring Plumbing Tips

    FINALLY IT’S SPRING!!! April showers bring May flowers and the onset of spring, which means it’s

    time for spring cleaning. Perfect timing to give Plumbing Now a call for a Spring Plumbing Inspection!

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  • 27/03/2018
    6 Important Plumbing Tasks to Take Care of Before Leaving on Vacation

    When you’re in the middle of enjoying a well-deserved break, the last thing you want to do is make a long-distance call to a plumber for emergency plumbing services in your Windsor home. Keep reading for six important plumbing tasks to take care of before you leave so that you can enjoy a worry-free vacation.

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PROTECTING YOUR HOME FROM FLOODING

In light of the unusual extreme winter weather we have been experiencing, along with the record setting amounts of snow fall & freezing temperatures Plumbing Now has experienced an increase in frozen pipe calls as well as flooding in the past few months. With spring around the corner, the melting snow and spring showers, all this excess water will need to go somewhere let’s hope it doesn’t end up in your basement! So here are few helpful ideas so that if it does, you’re prepared!

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Question: Which Type of Piping Should You Use for Your Plumbing System?

We seem to get many questions regarding the various types of piping used in plumbing systems. For example, the recent use of “plastic” supply piping in modern homes and renovation work has prompted questions as to whether this type of piping is acceptable or desirable. In order to answer some of the questions we thought we would provide a brief explanation of the various types of residential supply and waste piping.

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Preventing Pipes from Freezing

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of having a water pipe freeze and burst, you know that’s an experience you only want to have once in a lifetime. It’s not just the aggravation and cost of fixing the pipe itself, it’s the damage the burst pipe does to the rest of your home. Walls, ceilings, floors and personal possessions stored in the basement or crawl space can all be ruined. Damages are sometimes covered by insurance, but depending on circumstances, you might just be on your own. Plus, even if your home insurance does cover the damage, you’re still going to be living in a construction zone until the mess gets repaired. Obviously, making sure your pipes don’t freeze is a much better option.

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Prevention & Solutions for Clogged Drain Issues

Drain Cleaning

Every homeowner at some point will inevitably run into issues with their sewer pipes and will no doubt find themselves with a clogged drain on multiple occasions. Opening clogged drains calls for tough equipment.

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Not Good Under Pressure

One of the most common complaints people have with their residential plumbing systems is a lack of water pressure, as water travels from your city or water tower supply down through the vast network of water mains into your home a whole host of factors can contribute to low water pressure.

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Advantages & Disadvantages of Conventional Hot Water & Tankless Heaters

Imagine cutting your water heating cost by 50 to 70 percent and having an endless supply of hot water for lengthy guilt free showers. Sound too good to be true? Not if a tankless water heater is at work in your home. But whether it will work for you depends on how you & your family use hot water.

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10 Reasons to Winterize Your Home

The cold winter months can wreak havoc on your home’s plumbing system if you aren’t prepared for the temperature drop. Frozen water in pipes can be inconvenient at best and destructive at worst. As a good preventive measure get ready for winter with this winterize plumbing checklist.

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BioOne® - Your Secret Weapon against Clogged Drains

Plumbing and pumping professionals have long known the difficulties to drain lines and treatment systems caused by fat, oil and grease. Buildups of these substances obstruct, and eventually clog drainage systems. BioOne is made of naturally occurring cultures that can be introduced directly into plumbing and septic systems.

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Plumbing Now Tips

Tip #1

Learn where your Main Water Shut Off is and how to use it. Make sure you have a quick closing valve installed. It can help in a panic!

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