Category Archives: Pipes and Wrenches

The Environmental Code and the departmental sanitation regulations require food industry professionals (restaurant owners, producers, caterers, etc.) to install a grease trap in their sewer system. This is a tank installed before the sewage system that allows grease to be separated from wastewater. Is it advisable to empty the grease trap yourself, or should you ask a professional to do it? The answer is in the article! What is a Grease Trap? The grease trap or grease trap is sanitation equipment that retains grease from domestic water (kitchen water, washing machine water). Manufacturers offer two types of grease traps: – The inert grease trap: the equipment is installed just before the sewerage system. It comprises two elements: the grease trap and the sludge trap. This type of tank must be emptied regularly (every month). The inert grease trap gives way more and more to the self-cleaning model of old conception.…

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clog

Unclogging a drain is often necessary when a mass of hair and food debris, often agglomerated with a little soap, blocks the free passage of water. The evacuation of the water becomes difficult or impossible. Here are some tips and advice from our professional plumbers to unclog your pipes. Your bathtub, shower, sink, or washbasin can become blocked and therefore almost unusable. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn about some of our best tips to unclog your drains. Different techniques can be used to get rid of this annoying clog Remove the trap The first solution is to remove the trap and clean it of the impurities that have accumulated over time. Don’t forget to place a container, ideally a basin, underneath so that the waste doesn’t fall directly onto the floor or into your furniture. Using hot water A lot of gunk accumulates down your…

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Sanitation is the treatment of waste and feces to improve the general health of the environment. There are two main types of sanitation: collective and individual. If you opt for individual sanitation, you must treat the wastewater from your home. About to start? This article will answer the most frequently asked questions regarding the realization of a sanitation project. Is It Possible to Freely Choose Individual Sanitation? It is essential to know if your municipality authorizes individual sanitation, because you must be located in a non-collective sanitation zone to benefit from it. In other words, you may not have a choice. To know your situation, please consult the document concerning the sanitation zoning at the town hall. What About Authorizations? The agreement of the public service of non collective sanitation (SPANC) must be requested before starting the work. Its role is to validate and control the chosen system, monitor the…

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pipes

Do you know all the existing types of plumbing pipes? Learning about the different kinds of lines and their advantages and disadvantages is good. Please read on to find out the truth about the various materials used to make plumbing pipes! You will certainly find this information useful if you’re looking to install or renew your pipes at home. PVC Pipes PVC, which stands for Poly Vinyl Chloride, is known for its versatility, lightweight, and good blockage resistance. Moreover, PVC piping is part of a sink, toilet, or shower drain line and your home’s main water supply pipe. Pros Affordable: The lightweight properties of PVC decrease the labour necessary for installation and the material’s transportation cost. Resistant to high water pressure: PVC doesn’t easily bend, but the pipe does have some elastic properties that allow it to withstand the constant influx of high water pressure. Resistant to blockages: The smooth…

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Is the water in your shower, sink, or lavatory dripping? Are whistling sounds coming from your pipes? Are there foul odors in your bathroom? These are signs that your drains or pipes are clogged. To unclog them, here are some simple tips for applying. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our tips to unclog your drain. 1. Clean the pipes First, place an empty bucket under the sink trap to catch the water. Unscrew the trap at the end of the pipe with a wrench. Once the trap is free, remove it and turn it upside down. As you empty the contents into the bucket, some debris will surely find its way into the pipe. As for hard dirt, loosen it with an old toothbrush. You can now rinse with clear water by turning on the faucet. You must screw the trap back on,…

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The annoying drip from a leaky faucet can lead to higher water bills and irritation. Fortunately, it’s easy to fix yourself if you can identify the type of faucet and get the tools needed for the job. You don’t need to know everything about the plumber to fix your faucet. Don’t ignore that leaky faucet in your kitchen or bathroom. All those wasted water drops add up, and the solution can be simple, even for the casual do-it-yourselfer. In some situations, calling in a professional plumber will be necessary. Whether it’s water pooling under your sink or the annoying sound of drips keeping you up at night, a leaky faucet is a nuisance that could turn into a full-blown problem if not handled properly. Fortunately, putting a stop to a leaky faucet, like the compression faucet in your kitchen, can be surprisingly simple and inexpensive. So, without further ado, let’s…

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4 Steps to Insulate Your Heating Pipes

4 Steps to Insulate Your Heating Pipes   Summary Focus on the different solutions Step 1: Clean the pipes Step 2: Take measurements Step 3: Cut out the sleeves Step 4: Case 1: Install insulation on straight and curved sections Step 4: Case 2: Install insulation on T-fittings Step 4: Case 3: Insulate at wall penetrations Insulating your heating pipes allows you to make significant energy savings. Indeed, the hot water loses up to 20% of its calories between the heater and the radiators. Therefore, insulating heating pipes is necessary, especially in cold rooms (laundry room, cellar, basement). Different techniques exist depending on the configuration of your installation. Focus on the different solutions Different solutions exist to seal your heating pipes. Each more or less adapted to the installation’s constraints and the search for efficiency. The insulating tape: comes in the form of a roll and is easily wrapped around the…

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Having a house is good! To take full advantage of it is even better. When you live in a home, it is essential to consider managing the most used element in it: water. For water management, several ways are available to occupants. It will be a matter of choosing among the different wastewater disposal systems. Here’s how to organize your home’s sewage disposal. Sewage Disposal: Understanding the Principle To ensure a long life for your home, it is essential to have a fairly functional wastewater disposal system. A good sewage disposal system will protect your home from mold and mildew. Poor drainage can also lead to poor indoor air quality. There are several types of wastewater: grey or domestic water ; black water ; rainwater Therefore, your domestic water management system must be quick enough to reject all these types of water to protect you from any infection. Indeed, when…

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toilet

It is often difficult to arrange properly the little space we have at home, especially if we have only a few square meters of living space. However, with the right ingenuity, we could free up a maximum amount of space in the most unexpected places. In this article, we’ll prove it with the design of an under-stairs toilet area! Why opt for the space under the stairs? In some homes, the space under the stairs is large. It is thus perfectly exploitable that it is in a storage room, in a dressing room, or why not in toilets? Indeed, being easily accessible by everyone, this place must be arranged correctly. To arrange the toilets on the first floor is, indeed, a very practical idea for the old people and those with reduced mobility. However, we must keep in mind that a minimum size for the room dedicated to the toilet space must…

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Now more than ever, more and more of us what to adopt more sustainable ways of living, and one way to do this are to upgrade your home’s plumbing system. According to a recent Forbes study, about 77% of Americans want to learn how to live more sustainably, and finally, people are starting to take global warming seriously. Green plumbing might be the plumbing solution of the future as it is a more sustainable way of living your life and makes this a hell of a lot easier. So, without further ado, let’s dive further into this blog and learn some things that everyone should know about green plumbing. What is green plumbing? Also known as ecological plumbing, it is a plumbing system that helps your home conserve water and energy by using a variety of efficient fixtures and plumbing methods. Traditional bathroom fixtures are notorious for being inefficient, and as…

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