Hiring a professional plumber can be tough if you don’t know what you’re looking for. In Ontario, a certification process is required. This process includes a four year apprenticeship program that includes technical training and theoretical examinations. In addition to this, there is an expectation that 6,000 hours of hands-on work is completed as well, before a license is given. The differential here is that plumbers who have underwent education are mandated to keep up with the newest codes, protocols, and technologies implemented by a governing board, or municipality. This means that you can be assured that quality work is being done, and if your plumbing is up to code – meaning your home is abiding by any city water by-laws.

What can a plumber do for your home?

  • Installation of pipes in new homes as well as newly renovated homes
  • Measuring and marking positions in your home to prepare areas to have pipes fitted and installed
  • Maintenance of pipes to ensure quality of potable water
  • Ensuring proper drainage and flow of sewage
  • Inspection of and installation of a backflow preventer
  • Replacement of backwater valve
  • Welding, testing, and joining pipes together
  • Ensuring pipes are leak free throughout house
  • Cutting open walls to fix unexposed pipe system
  • Opening up floors and/or walls to accommodate for new pipes to be fitted into your home’s plumbing network
  • Installation of sinks, faucets, toilets, and shower systems
  • Replacement of and installation of dishwashers
  • Drafting blueprints of the plumbing system in your home
  • Fix water main bursts, or pipe bursts from being frozen over

Professional plumbers are licensed, knowledgeable, and insured. They have the know how to deal with most major and minor issues that are frequently requested. The difference between a professional and an unlicensed plumber can range from not being equipped with the right tools to do the job, to costing more money over time because the job that was done subpar.

Plumbing work that is done with unskilled labour can lead to future complications with your home’s plumbing system. You may have to hire another plumber in the future to fix any issues that the previous plumber didn’t pay attention to, as well as any damages that may have accrued.

Keep in mind that plumbing doesn’t just include the physical job itself of fixing an issue, but knowing about building regulations, safety and health standards, and the use of testing for quality assurance. If for example, you have an old home, and some of the plumbing is out of date, but you don’t know what to look for to recognize for this issue, you can count on a professional plumber to point this out for you.

If you are looking for work done in regards to redesigning a new space or having an old home overhauled and renovated, consider hiring a professional plumber to draft up a blue print for the plumbing system in your home. Ensuring that skeleton of your home accommodates for the plumbing should not be an afterthought!

A professional plumber can also help you with tasks that are less invasive such as replacement and installation of a new toilet, shower, bathtub, or faucet. It’s important to take a detail oriented approach here so that leaks don’t happen underneath the sink, or behind walls. The danger of causing the growth of black mould will not only cost you a lot more to replace in the future, black mould is also a major health hazard.

  • Installation of pipes in new homes as well as newly renovated homes
  • Measuring and marking positions in your home to prepare areas to have pipes fitted and installed
  • Maintenance of pipes to ensure quality of potable water
  • Ensuring proper drainage and flow of sewage
  • Inspection of and installation of a backflow preventer
  • Replacement of backwater valve
  • Welding, testing, and joining pipes together
  • Ensuring pipes are leak free throughout house
  • Cutting open walls to fix unexposed pipe system
  • Opening up floors and/or walls to accommodate for new pipes to be fitted into your home’s plumbing network
  • Installation of sinks, faucets, toilets, and shower systems
  • Replacement of and installation of dishwashers
  • Drafting blueprints of the plumbing system in your home
  • Fix water main bursts, or pipe bursts from being frozen over

BRILHO Residential Plumbing Services

Are you looking for a skilled plumber, highly technical at their trade and vetted by professionals within the home servicing industry? Perhaps your home is undergoing renovation and you need a plumber on site to install or repair the plumbing system in your home. Is there a leak going on in your home that you haven’t addressed? Know that BRILHO has a network of professional plumbers to be recommended to you at your request! Give us a call to request one of our plumbers, and count on the fact that whatever plumbing job you need done, will be done with the utmost professional integrity.

A backflow preventer is a device that ensures that the potable water in your home is protected from contamination of water outside of the sanitation system. Potable water is water that has undergone the sanitation process. Water can backflow when there is a drop in pressure on the potable drinking water side. There are points in a plumbing system known as cross connectors. These areas will have mechanisms in place, such as a backflow preventer to ensure that water that has been used and contaminated goes straight into the sewage, and not back into potable water side.

It is good to differentiate what plumbers can and cannot do. For the most part, plumbers deal with the installation, maintenance, and drafting of the plumbing system in your home. It may be a bit confusing because when the sump pump stops being operational, the removal of any water that leaks into your home may have you inquiring for a plumber.

Think about sump pumps as a machine that keeps your home water proof. Unfortunately, sump pumps are machines that plumbers do not deal with. While, plumbers work to have your home connected to the water grid, and keep that network operational, they do not work to keep your home water proof.

In the instance that your sump pump has malfunctioned, it may be better to give your local waterproofing contractor a call.

Plumbers are more than equipped with the skills and knowledge to help you with fixing, maintaining and installing your shower head and bath tub! These tasks are not out of the ordinary for a plumber to do. In fact, plumbers are also equipped with the skills and knowledge to help install faucets, and toilets.

Black mould is a type of indoor mould that grows in areas of water damage. Water damage to drywall and wallpaper are common areas where black mould will grow. If your plumbing system has a leak inside of the walls and it goes unchecked. It may lead to mould growth issues in your home.

A licensed professional plumber is somebody who has undergone extensive training with a college or technical institute that has been recognized by a board. Professional plumbers have to study and write their certification examination as well as show proof that they have done 6,000 hours of apprenticeship training. At the end of it all when a plumber receives their certification, they will be recognized by the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA). Plumbers will be acknowledged with the Plumber Red Seal Occupational Standard.

Licensed professionals will abide by safety standards, and operate their jobs along networks of other professionals. Professional plumbers that are recognized may have a skillset beyond just the common reparation of bathroom faucets and toilets. They may have also worked with architects and construction management teams to draft building protocols in terms of the plumbing, air and gas piping, waste vents, sewage and water treatment systems, and work in commercial sectors such as health care, industrial factories, and educational facilities.