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10 Reasons to Become a Plumber

From Ancient Roman public baths to modern-day sustainable practices, plumbing technology has evolved a lot over the years. Here is a brief history of how plumbing has affected the way we live.

Plumbing for Health, Safety, and Sustainability

We don’t often give a second thought to plumbing (except when something breaks), but it is actually one of the most important technologies for modern life. Plumbing enables us to have constant access to clean, potable water for drinking and bathing, which is a pretty amazing thing that most people throughout history would never dream of having as part of their daily lives. Plumbing (and regular plumbing maintenance) is an important factor in maintaining the health, safety, and sustainability

Natural Gas or Propane? What to Choose for a Better Barbeque

Summer is coming, and you know what that means–it’s time to bring out the barbeque and get grilling! Whether you are having a quiet backyard barbeque with your family or a big neighbourhood cookout, there is no better way to bring people together than by gathering for a meal outdoors.

Emergency Plumbing Solutions

A Plumbing Emergency Can Occur at Any Time of Day. In this blog we outline a few helpful tips to limit the extent of damage in your emergency plumbing situation:   Frozen Pipes Can occur when the weather drops to freezing cold temperatures and you have uninsulated pipes.  It is essential to insulate your pipes to prevent them from freezing, bursting and filling the surrounding area with cold water which could seriously damage your floors, walls and furniture.  If your pipes are currently frozen,

How Big Should My Hot Water Tank Be?

Where Do I Start? We’ve all been there – you are standing in the shower, relaxing and having a great time when it happens. The water goes cold. The size of your hot water tank might not be something you think about all the time, but when that water starts to run cold nothing seems more important. So, how are you supposed to know exactly how big your hot water tank is supposed to be? The easiest way to find out is to

Repair it vs Replace it

Repairs Can Be Intimidating When it comes to repairs around your home, even the simple, quick fixes can easily become frightening. Not only does it put you in a negative mood, it also triggers the fear of a costly bill. Being able to differentiate when something needs to be replaced, and when you can have it repaired, makes a tremendous difference.  At Butler Plumbing, our technicians are dependable, upfront and honest. We’re here the help guide you through repairs, or replacements

Preparing Outdoor Taps For Winter

Avoid Incurring Costly Winter Repairs There’s a chill in the air, and the temperature has started to drastically drop during the nights. This is when we know winter is right around the corner. Frozen faucets are not only an extremely frustrating mess to deal with, but also very costly and inconvenient. If frozen pipes strike fear in your heart, you’ll want to continue reading so you can winterize your exterior faucets!   Disconnect from your faucets To begin, you will need to start with the

How to Prevent Pipes From Freezing

A Leading Cause of Property Damage When the weather is taking a deep nose dive into the cold dreary days, the risk of your pipes freezing and potentially bursting skyrockets. Unfortunately, during these cold dreary months, burst pipes are the most common denominator for property damage. The pipes that are most at the risk are those that are in areas where it is most cold in your home. For instance, pipes located in interior places such as basements, attics, and your

Fall Home Checklist

A Change of Seasons If only lighting a bunch of pumpkin spice candles were enough to prep your home for fall!  While that is a crucial part of getting ready for the change of seasons, there are more important (and not exactly fun) things to prepare when you are a homeowner. Consider this need to know information before your house transitions from hot summer days to potentially freezing temperatures. A plumbing inspection of your home can help determine if there are problems