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Tips On Preparing Your Sump Pump For Spring & Potential Flooding

What is a sump pump and why do you need one? A sump pump is a pump that sits at the bottom of your house to prevent any dampness from building up and clear all water from your house in the case of a flooding. It is very common to find sump pumps in basements suites and in houses where the foundation of the house is below the water line. These are the residences that are most at risk of flooding. A sump

10 Tips on Preparing Your Home for a Plumbing Renovation

Renovating your home can be a very rewarding project. There is nothing more fun than seeing all the hard work you put in deciding what color schemes and appliances you want and where you want them each situated. Choosing to renovate anything in your home is both an investment in time and as well as an investment in money so you want to have a good idea of what you are getting into before you jump in feet first! We know

Butler Plumbing Holiday Maintenance Tips

As December rolls in and the holidays are around the corner, from everyone at Butler Plumbing, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The holidays are a great time to put your feet up, relax, and since you have some time on your hands, perform some home maintenance. Here are our top 5 maintenance tips for the holidays: Check Your Hot Water Tank Its is a good idea to every now and then to check your hot water tank for

Tank vs Tankless

Tank vs Tankless What is the Difference and What Should You Choose? As any homeowner knows, water heaters can be a costly, but necessary investment. It is important to consider all of the factors before making your decision as this is the type of purchase you will have to live with for years to come!   What factors should you consider when researching a new water heater? It’s important to consider cost, efficiency, and longevity of your new water heater. In addition to considering the

What To Do When Your Hot Water Tank Is Leaking

We get it, no one wants the stress of a broken hot water tank.  It just always seems to happen at the worst time, right? If you’ve noticed a puddle of water around the bottom of your water tank, don’t fret, we’re here to help get the issue resolved as quickly and headache free as possible. Follow our 3-step plan to get your water heater fixed ASAP.   Step 1 – Find the source of the leak There are two main areas where a hot

7 Tips To Keep Your Heating Costs Down This Winter

With winter fast approaching, the idea of turning your heating on again is becoming very real.  Every year as the colder weather sets in many household’s struggle with the additional cost heating their home brings. However, there are a variety of tactics you can employ around that house that will keep your heating costs down. Read on for our top 7 tips to cut your heating bill this winter! 1.     Wear More Clothes Consider keeping a jumper on whilst lounging around the house, and

Butler Plumbing Wins MSCC ‘Gold Standard’ Contractor Award

We are thrilled to announce that Butler Plumbing recently achieved the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC) ‘Gold Standard’ award.  We really appreciate this recognition from the MSCC and would like to thank our clients for their continued business. The MSCC is a division of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (est. 1895) that is dedicated to the success of mechanical service, repair, and retrofit contractors. From the MSCC website: ‘The MSCC Gold Standard Contractor designation recognizes Canada’s elite level companies and provides building owners and

Gas Barbecues & Heaters

Propane vs Gas Barbecues With an outdoor gas line, you’ll never have to worry about a propane tank again! As the sun comes out more and more often this time of year, you most likely spend more and more time outside.  One of the best ways to soak up the summer atmosphere and enjoy the sun is to BBQ in your garden. Just imagine it, you come home from work on a beautiful Thursday evening, the sun is shining and the sky is

How to Take Care of Solvents

Taking care of solvents Summer is the perfect time to get all your home ‘DIY’ projects underway!  The great sunshine, warm weather, and long nights make it perfect for working on your deck, shed or whatever outdoor project you want to get completed! So, get yourself down to the hardware store and stock up on all the supplies you will need to make this summer a productive one. However, some products from the hardware store can pose a risk to your home, especially

The Difference Between Plumbing & Drainage

Plumbing or Drainage? You flush your toilet, and it makes a horrible sound whilst threatening to flood your entire bathroom.  Plumbing or drainage? High-Quality Fittings are Essential for Plumbing & Drainage to Work Efficiently You turn your faucet on expecting a nice cool, refreshing glass of water but instead are greeted with some form of brown dirty water.  Plumbing or drainage? A funny smell coming from your kitchen sink ruining your dinner parties? Plumbing or drainage? Do you even care? You just want it fixed,