Alert from Hoerner Heating & PlumbingWith record rainfall warnings all over Southern Ontario, we wanted to get you prepped for how to protect your home during a flood with some useful tips.

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Preparing your heating system for Fall and Winter temperatures

 

hydronic heating in TorontoAs the cooler temperatures of October roll in, time is running out in terms of preparing your hydronic heating system for winter. Whether you plan to head south during the winter, or staying in Toronto, it's now time to prepare your home heating system for the final preparations to winterize your home.

 

The last thing you want is to be caught with a malfunctioning hydronic heating system during a cold snap, or when the roads are icy and technicians are busy with countless call-outs.

 

Rent or Own:  Pros & Cons of Buying vs Renting a Water Heater

In Alberta, most homeowners own their water heaters, while in Ontario, most people rent. When asked why, it comes down to habit. People have always rented water heaters in Ontario, so why change now?

One of the best reasons to buy your own water heaters, is because over time, you end up with a better deal. However, people who rent claim that the hassle-free service and convenience make up for the added cost.

Easter means turkey dinners and family gatherings. For household drains and aging sewers across Toronto, it means a lot of grease going down the pipes - and into the sewers.

For some harried cooks, the simplest way to get rid of fat from turkeys, bacon and roasts is down the kitchen drain. There it congeals, clogging the pipe and trapping food scraps until the only solution is to call the plumber.

Easter is especially stressful for household drains.

Congealed grease can harden into a consistency like candle wax or clay.

When houses are packed with guests, there are more showers and toilet flushes than normal. People chuck disposable wipes, cotton balls or hair down the toilet.

Your house kind of has a heart attack.  All that extra activity is enough to push it over the edge.

Some of that household oil and fat makes its way into the aging sewers.

To avoid home drain problems, experts have some advice:

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