Category - Condos/Apartments


Is a Slow Draining Toilet Slowly Draining Your Wallet?

Plumbing issues can come in all different shapes and sizes. Emergency plumbing issues are pretty easy to identify: they often include water shooting out of broken valves or pipes, or water soaking through a ceiling from a leak above. But some plumbing issues can go relatively undetected for months or years, costing you hundreds if ...

Understand the New Region of Peel Backflow Bylaw Requirements? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Back on April 1, 2017, the Region of Peel introduced a new back flow bylaw. The new bylaw described which types of buildings are required to test their backflow systems, what the testing requirements are, how long building owners have to address any issues identified during the testing, and what penalties will be levied for ...

Are You Ready for a Plumbing Emergency? These 5 Steps Will Help!

A plumbing emergency can happen at any time and for many different reasons.  They can be caused by any number of things, from frozen pipes that burst to corroding parts to tree roots breaking through and blocking your main drain pipe. So, if you were to encounter a plumbing emergency right now, how prepared would ...

What Is a PRV & Do They Need to be Maintained?

Have you ever wondered how water pressure is the same throughout the different floors of an apartment or condominium building? If you want to have good water pressure on the top floors, wouldn’t that cause much higher pressure on the lower floors? PRV’s (pressure reducing valves) are part of the plumbing system and help control ...

The Difference Between a Backwater Valve and a Backflow Prevention Valve

Many regions and cities have policies regarding backflow prevention valves, or backflow preventers, as they are also commonly known. But what is a backflow preventer and is it different from a backwater valve? Here’s everything you need to know about backflow valves and some helpful information on whether you need them.   What is Backflow? ...

How In-Unit Plumbing Inspections Can Reduce Operating Costs and Increase Resident Satisfaction

As the end of the year approaches, building property managers and owners are setting their budgets for 2017, thinking about how they can reduce operating costs and keep their residents happier. By proactively managing in-unit plumbing you could significantly reduce your operating costs and reduce the number of resident complaints.   What is an In-Unit ...

Did You Play the 2016 ACMO Poop Toss Challenge?

A great big thank you to everyone who came out to our booth at the 2016 ACMO CCI-Toronto Condominium Conference to play the first ever Dacord Plumbing Poop Toss Challenge! We had a great turnout with more than 240 players, at times standing in line to see just how good they were at hitting the ...

Three Areas You Need to Include When Winterizing Your Condo or Apartment Building

Even though we've been having some unseasonably warm temperatures lately, it's no secret that winter is just around the corner. While we might be in the double digits above zero today, it's not a big stretch to imagine that we could hit subzero temperatures within a couple of days. And even though the days are ...