Plumbing Matters :: The Plumbing Blog

1
Jun

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 ...
18
Apr

And Our Insignia FLEX 8″ Tablet Winner Is …

Last month, we tested how prepared you were for a plumbing emergency. Everyone who completed the quiz was entered into our contest for a chance to win an Insignia FLEX 8" tablet. Thank you to everyone who entered, we had over 35 participants and we hope you all learned something about being prepared for a plumbing ...
15
Mar

And the FitBit Flex Winner Is …

Last month, we asked you to take our Spring Fitness Quiz. Everyone who completed the quiz and entered into our contest had a chance to win a FitBit Flex. Thank you to everyone who entered, we had over 50 participants and we hope you all enjoyed our fitness quiz. So without further ado, the winner ...
1
Mar

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 ...
10
Jan

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? ...
30
Nov

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 ...
3
Nov

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 ...