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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Posted by MPD Oakville Plumber, in Oakville Plumber

 Here are some guidelines with which you will be able to do plumbing yourself and you can reduce the cost of a professional Oakville plumber. However, it is highly recommended to leave plumbing problems to a licensed plumber and not attempt yourself. Most plumbing problems which you may face in your home are:
  1. Leaks from toilets

  2. Clogs in drainage and toilet clogs

  3. Water dripping from faucets


These are common problems which every homeowner may face. When you see any of these problems you get annoyed and want to fix it by calling any plumber. Plumbing cost varies depending where you live, so it can be worth it to learn how to do some minor plumbing yourself. However, if you are uncomfortable doing your own plumbing maintenance, it is best to call your local licensed plumber for assistance. Let’s learn how to get rid of some of the more common household plumbing problems. .

There may be three kinds of leaks hidden leaks, patching leaks and toilet leaks. You can easily trace the hidden leak by hearing sound or you can also use an amplifying device or you also use a flash light to locate the leaks. When it starts leakage there are some signs which tell you that there is some leakage or going to be leak in near future. Symptoms involve soft wallboard, water on floors or discoloured areas. Tightening the joints can easily stop leakage or you this problem may be solved by using PVC. Patching leaks are visible so you can fix it by using patch kit, by replacing section pipe or by using hard rubber patch or special tape.

Toilet leaks occur due to misplacement of wax ring so it’s easy to fix by placing it at right place.

Usually you may face two types of clogs, drain clogs and toilet clogs. First you must find out the reason of clog. It takes place, is it hair in the pipes? is it a large obstruction? hair in pipe? or an unknown blockage?. Fix it by using a chemical cleaner, if not working then try to open clog by using hooked wire. Toilet bowl over flow tells you that there is clog. Do not take panic. It can be easy to fix. Most times a plunger can fix the problem. If plunger does not work then rapidly introducing fresh water can sort out problem by forcing a blockage to pass through. Often times too much toliet paper plus waste per flush can cause a flooded toilet. Avoid an overflow by lifting the float ball inside the tank to stop the incoming water or quickly shut off the toilet shut off valve. If the toilet is still clogged, there may be a bigger problem at hand, then call Mayfield Plumbing & Drains.

How to fix Drips

Drips are annoying because water drips waste litres of water some time tightening handle but it’s temporarily. Drips take place inside the spigot or faucet. You will find Ball Type, Ceramic Disk, Compression and Cartridge faucets after opening the tap with screw. Check out which part needs to be replaced. Buy it from hardware store then carefully arrange parts in order and yes drip is fixed. The best and most efficient way to fix leaks and drips is to call an experienced local plumbing company, or if you live in the Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Milton area, call Mayfield Plumbing and Drains (647) 229-3166(647) 229-3166.

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Find The Best Kitchen Faucet

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - Posted by MPD Oakville Plumber, in Oakville Plumber

  Faucets are really an indispensable part of any kitchen. With it you are able to use your water supply for cooking and washing the dishes among other things. While function is a major standard that you have to look for when shopping for and purchasing a new kitchen faucet to use, it is also necessary to look at the aesthetic side. You have to try to go with faucet styles that will go well with the feel and design of your kitchen. If you are not sure where to look? or what to get? One particular style of faucets to look into is the antique kitchen faucets that will always serve you well. They are now the latest trend in kitchen design as it exudes elegance and versatility at the same time. Here are some particular antique kitchen faucet brands that are recommended to be researched and considered from Mayfield Plumbing & Drains Oakville.

The Moen Ascent Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Out Spout in Classic Stainless is among the bestsellers in the line of antique kitchen faucets. This faucet has a new age look, with a classic feel. Manufactured by Moen, a company that has made a good name in terms of manufacturing quality faucets and other accessories, this one is of a design so intricate and detailed, yet vert simply,  you wouldn’t believe it works just as well until you use it. The pull out spout makes it convenient for you to control the amount of water spray in your hand, while being able to pull-out the sprayer to go to any part of the sink(s). The single cartridge is also top of the line as it long lasting and often limited warranty is offered by Moen for cartridge replacements. This faucet could be exactly what your kitchen is missing. It's worth a look.

Another one to be considered is the Delta Linden Kitchen Faucet in Venetian Bronze. One thing that you will immediately notice from this Delta Faucet product is its elegant finish. It looks like a million bucks, but a fraction of the cost! It is classy yet not overly classy, it's not that difficult to match with the other kitchen fixtures and furniture that you may have. The material for which it is made is solid brass so you don’t have to worry about replacement anytime soon like on some inexpensive plastic cased faucets. This faucet can serve you for many years. With a quality cartridge, you can also be assured that you won’t have any difficulty operating it.

Finally there is the Moen Bridgestone Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in Bronze finish. The design is so classical, yet modern that it will look really beautiful in a kitchen with that traditional, yet elegant overall feel. Although filled with intricate details, this type of antique looking faucet is really very easy to use what with its single handle lever. Made of solid brass, it is also equipped with a lever handle and a quality single Moen cartridge which insures both durability and efficiency.

There really is no way going wrong with any of these three listed antique, classical looking kitchen faucets. You only want to make sure that you get not only the most beautiful looking but one which at the same time is reliable for years to come in terms of function and performance.

Do you require an Oakville plumber for a new kitchen faucet installation? Call Mayfield Plumbing & Drains 647.229.3766

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