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Common Older-Home Plumbing Problems

There are a number of potential plumbing issues that are common in older homes. Certain materials and techniques that used to be par for the course in plumbing are no longer up to code, general wear and tear needs to be checked on, and past repair jobs may not have been as effective as you would hope. Here are a few of the most commonly occurring older-home plumbing problems that you may need to be aware of in your house

10 Reasons to Become a Plumber

We love being plumbers so much that we just can’t stop talking about it. If you’re looking to begin a career in an industry that provides job stability, personal fulfilment, and growth, plumbing can offer all of those things and more. Here are our top 10 reasons to become a plumber.

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