Category: Plumbing

The things you learn when your house breaks down…

When I moved into our newly constructed house there was a naive side of me that expected everything to work perfectly for at least the first five years. In hindsight, it seems to me that the best house to move into is a four to six year old home, after all the kinks have been...

/ January 20, 2009
A before shot of the basement renovation by The Home Improvement People

What To Do With a Flooded Basement.

If your basement floods: Sometimes a flooded basement is unavoidable. Below are some points from the city of Toronto’s document on what to do in case your basement floods. Call the city to make sure it’s not a city tree root issue or a blocked sewer line as this will...

/ April 3, 2008
Finished basement by Remodel Construction Company

Basement Flooding and The City’s Responsibility.

It’s “April showers” time! Just what we need after a record breaking snow filled winter… more water! Sure we’ll get those flowers in May, but we may also be stuck with the not so pleasant flooded basement before that happens. The city provides information on how to avoid flooding in...

/ April 1, 2008

Contractor a no-show?

I received a call from Stanley Funes at the City of Toronto Licensing Department the other day. He’d come across our site and told me it was great and long overdue (hey, we think so too!). It turns out, there is a complaints department at the city for delinquent contractors...

/ February 7, 2008