KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GETTING INTO WITH JETTED TUBS

Jetted tubs may give you the feeling of a spa-like experience with the warm water and massaging jets. Before you install a jetted tub, you should consider all factors. Jetted tubs come with a lot of responsibility and a few trade-offs. In this article we will share the pros and cons of having a jetted tub.jetted tub

Pros:

Soaking in a warm, jetted bath whenever your want is a great way to relax and get rid of stress. For some people upgrading to a jetted bathtub could be one of the best purchases ever made.  Jetted tubs can contribute to your health or apart of physical therapy (if recommended by a physician). The tubs are also good for those with poor circulation, flexibility, and joint and muscle pain.

Cons:

Jetted tubs can be quite pricey starting around $1,000 and can even exceed $5,000 for higher end models. The tub price does not include installation. Since jetted tubs tend to be large deep and heavy the installation process can be quite complicated, you will need to have a large bathroom to comfortably accommodate the bath tub. In most cases it might be necessary to build an above-floor platform to support the tub. Considering installing a jetted tub? Its best you consult with an experienced plumber to discuss what needs to be done in order to install the tub where you want it.

Another thing to consider is that jetted tubs are larger than standard tubs, meaning they will use a lot more water – hot water. Expect an increase in your water bill as well as the possibility of your water heater being completely emptied due to filling up a large jetted tub. The cost of heating all that water and powering those air jets will add to your other utility bills, so the overall costs of the jetted tub lifestyle are important to take into consideration.

Cleaning Process:

Not only is there a bathtub surface to clean you also have a whole network of air tubes to consider. The cleaning process varies among models, as well as higher end models may have a self-cleaning cycle. Regular cleaning cannot be ignored if you neglect to clean your tub jets they can become a breading ground for mold, algae, and mildew.

Jetted tubs are all about relaxation, but you might find the noise they make to not be relaxing. Some tubs are louder than others, but none are completely silent. It can be a lot to consider and isn’t a decision you will want to do on a whim.

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Accl Plumbing offers repair and replacement services. We would be pleased to develop a guaranteed unique solution to keep your cleanouts, sewer blockages, clogged drains, burst pipes, broken water heater or over flowing toilets, free of any obstructions. We can help. Call 1(905) 448-5909 or visit our contact page to drop us a message http://acclplumbing.com/contact-us/

 

SHOULD YOU ADJUST YOUR WATER HEATER TEMPERATURE?

 Your water heater can be one of the biggest energy consuming appliances in your home.  If you’re looking to cut back on energy costs adjusting your water heater temperature could be a good place to start.  If you set your water heater temperature too low, you could be turning your water heater into a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria. But by setting it too high you could end up with a third-degree burn. In this article we will discuss a few things you need to think about before adjusting your water temperature.

How Low can you adjust your heater to?

It is highly recommended that you don’t set your water heater to anything below 120 degrees. Any temperature below 120 degrees can cause harmful pathogens that can cause diseases to develop in the stagnant water inside the water heater, particularly Legionella, which is quite dangerous. The higher your water temperature is pathogens die off quicker.

120 degrees is the minimum temperature your water heater should be at, if everyone in your home has a strong immune system. Homes with occupants that have a suppressed immune system or respiratory disease should keep the hot water set to 140 degrees.You might also need to set the temperature higher if you have a dishwasher that does not pre-heat the water. water heater

What About Scalding- Third Degree Burns?

At 140 degrees, water can cause a third degree burn in five seconds. And because it takes several seconds for hot water to travel through your pipes and reach your faucet or shower-head, you’ll never know exactly when the scalding water will suddenly arrive.

Children and elderly can be more susceptible to water burns because their skin is thinner. A solution to avoid third-degree burns would be to install an anti-scald valve. By installing a anti-scald valve you can keep your water heater set to 140 degrees while also insuring it never gets hotter than 120 degrees.

What’s Your Current Temperature Setting?

If you look at the dial on your water heater or by taking a temperature reading from a faucet you can find your current temperature setting.

Rely on our expert Accl Plumbers:

If you’re worried about pathogens in your hot water, and are worried about scalding water, or if you need  help adjusting your water heater or troubleshooting any problems, Contact us today for your free estimate!

Accl Plumbing offers repair and replacement services. We would be pleased to develop a guaranteed unique solution to keep your cleanouts, sewer blockages, clogged drains, burst pipes, broken water heater or over flowing toilets, free of any obstructions. We can help. Call 1(905) 448-5909 or visit our contact page to drop us a message http://acclplumbing.com/contact-us/

How To Avoid And Fix Water Pressure Loss In Your Shower

Loss of shower water pressure can be a huge annoyance, even if it’s just a short disruption caused by a flushed toilet. Depending on the cause of water pressure loss, there are several ways of preventing and fixing this common problem. See below:

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Broken or Obstructed Pipe:

The worst possible cause of a shower pressure drop is a broken pipe, since the resulting leak could do serious damage to an unseen area of your home. Hearing water running in a place it shouldn’t be or signs of dripping and water stains means you should shut off your water supply at the main valve and call an emergency plumber.

Malfunctioning Diverter Valve:

Most-likely if you have a shower and bathtub combo, you will have a diverter valve (a switch or knob that diverts water from the bathtub faucet up to the shower-head). After many years these valves can break or malfunction resulting in the valve not being able to open enough to end full water pressure to the shower-head. You can somewhat detect if you have a malfunctioning diverter valve if your water is flowing from the bathtub faucet at full pressure and not the shower-head. Accl Plumbing can confirm this diagnosis and complete the repair with a replacement diverter valve.

Water Pressure Reduction Valve Needs Adjustment:

If your water pressure problem is affecting all of the fixtures in your home, the cause could be the water pressure reduction valve. This valve is connected to the main water line near the point where it enters the home. The valve can break, malfunction, or fall out of adjustment – all three jobs are for a professional plumber.

Clogged Pipe or Shower-head:

Having a clogged pipe or shower-head simply means that your shower-head is dirty and clogged. To get a closer look, unscrew your shower-head from the wall if possible and soak it in an appropriate cleaning solution for several minutes before cleaning all the nozzles. We recommend using an old toothbrush. If you live in an area with hard water mineral accumulation might be inside your pipes, causing a noticeable effect on your water pressure. Avoiding this problem can be easy by installing a water softening system, although if your pipes are badly clogged they may need to be professionally cleaned or replaced.

 

Need help finding the source of your water pressure problem? Or have any questions about how to fix it? Rely on our plumbing experts at ACCL Plumbing call us your today!

Accl Plumbing offers repair and replacement services. We would be pleased to develop a guaranteed unique solution to keep your cleanouts, sewer blockages, clogged drains, burst pipes, broken water heater or over flowing toilets, free of any obstructions. We can help. Call 1(905) 448-5909 or visit our contact page to drop us a message http://acclplumbing.com/contact-us/

Is it TIME TO REPLACE YOUR TOILET? make the right CHOICE

You might be thinking your toilet will last forever but as durable as most toilets are, they all must be replaced at some point. Some homeowners choose to replace their toilets that are still in working condition, because there are various new designs and features to choose from. So, if your toilet needs to be replaced or you’re just eager for a change! In this article we will go over the options a homeowner has when choosing a new toilet.

 

High Tech Toilets:  

If you are looking for a smart toilet then technology toilets are your best option. Features of these types of toilets include temperature-controlled seats, automatic flush, led lights and remote controls, self-cleaning technology, bidets and dryers.

Use Less, Save More

Federal standards limit the flush volume of all new toilets to 1.6 gallons, which is a big improvement on older, unregulated toilets that used as many as five gallons of water per flush. But many toilets go even farther than that, and you can be sure that you’re buying a water-saving toilet by looking for the federal WaterSense label at the point of purchase.

 

Form Follows Function:

Designer toilets have various unusual shapes, when it comes to finding the right toilet of your choice there are a couple of design elements that all toilet shoppers should think about before they buy. The bowl height and bowl shape play the main role when choosing a designer toilet. The bowl height of a standard toilet is 15 inches ranging from as low as 10 inches to a high of 20. Taller toilers are beneficial for people with limited mobility as it reduces the amount of effort it takes to stand up and sit down.  The bowl shape of a toilet typically only has two main choices: round and elongated. Elongated toilets have an egg-shaped opening and many people claim them to be more conferrable because they’re more spacious. Round bowls might be less comfortable, but they do take up less space.

 

 

 

If choosing the right toilet is proving more difficult than you thought, or if you just need help installing the toilet of your choice, Rely on our plumbing experts at ACCL Plumbing call us your today!

Accl Plumbing offers repair and replacement services. We would be pleased to develop a guaranteed unique solution to keep your cleanouts, sewer blockages, clogged drains, burst pipes, broken water heater or over flowing toilets, free of any obstructions. We can help. Call 1(905) 448-5909 or visit our contact page to drop us a message http://acclplumbing.com/contact-us/

What is a backwater valve?

Do you have a backwater valve in your basement? Have you ever wondered what exactly a backwater valve is? in this article we are going to clarify what a backwater valve is and why you might need one.

The backwater valve is a device that allows water to flow in one direction from your home to the sewer. If any water attempts to flow back towards the backwater valve the device will completely shut down to protect your home allowing no sewage to be able to flow back into your home. In simpler words a backwater valve is a device that lets sewage flow in one direction while not letting it flow backwards. No-one ever expects their sewage water to flow backwards! But it can happen. The most common reason for backflow  is blockages somewhere in the city drain along with surrounding neighbors who continue to use their water systems particularly the ‘out’ pipes to sanitation. The water has nowhere to go and pipes start to fill up due to gravity basements tend to be the first victim when it comes to backflow! Another common occurrence is during and after heavy rain falls making public drainage and sewage systems become over whelmed hence filling and backing up the pipes causing your basement to flood. A backwater valve WILL NOT fix your drains and cannot do their job and save your home from backups if drains have shifted, collapsed, there are tree roots intrusion, or grease deposit in the home drains.

what a backwater valve looks like before installed

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Do you already have a backwater valve in your basement installed?

Majority of our customers are unaware if they have backwater valves installed on their house drains, especially new home owners. Typically backwater valves are installed inside basements as it is much easier to clean, repair, and maintain. Regarding plumbing codes it is the last device on any drain system just before the drain pipe leaves the home. Usually you will find the backwater valve just before the foundation wall in the basement the device should have an access lid but might be covered by hardwoods or tiles. Additionally, backwater valves could be installed outside as well.

If you make the decision to get a backwater valve installed the first thing your plumber should do is a camera drain inspection to locate the pipe and mark the spot where the device should be installed. Then your plumber would apply for city permit, arrange an inspection and once cleared they can proceed with the work. Normally it takes one day, but sometimes due to soil conditions, accessibility of the spot where back water valve is to be installed it may take two days.

A backwater valve will protect your home and won’t let storm waters together with sewage water enter your basement. Now one might understand why installing such a device is a good move, especially with the weather changes over recent years, heavy downpours in short period of time becomes more and more common.

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Accl Plumbing offers repair and replacement services. We would be pleased to develop a guaranteed unique solution to keep your cleanouts, sewer blockages, clogged drains, burst pipes, broken water heater or over flowing toilets, free of any obstructions. We can help. Call 1(905) 448-5909 or visit our contact page to drop us a message http://acclplumbing.com/contact-us/

Thanksgiving is considered one of the busiest holidays apart from Christmas. In the emergency plumbing business, garbage disposals and sink clogs are becoming apart of the thanksgiving and holiday tradition.

During these holiday traditions it can push some household plumbing systems to their limit due to increased kitchen and bathroom activity. By observing a few best practices and by performing some light duty maintenance, you can help keep your kitchen and bathroom in prime plumbing conditions for the holidays.

Disposals:

Remembering that disposals aren’t for everything is key to helping you maintain healthy plumbing. Used properly your garbage disposal can save you from some of the messiest kitchen tasks. Disposals are ideal for disposing of leftovers that are to liquid or smelly for the trash can. Knowing what type of substances to avoid putting in your disposal is key.

Listed below is kitchen waste that belongs in the trash, never in the disposal.kitchen disposal

Celery and asparagus: vegetables like these are so fibrous that they can actually wrap around the disposal blade and grind it to a halt.

Potato peels: this is a rookie Thanksgiving mistake — if you peel your potatoes into the disposal, you run the risk of creating a starchy paste that can gum up the works.

Fat, grease and oil: These can solidify around the blade and in your drain pipe, restricting movement and water flow.

Pasta and rice: These foods expand in water, even after they’ve been fully cooked. Stuffing your disposal with leftover noodles can overfill the chamber before you know it.

Bones: Fine fish bones are generally okay, but turkey bones and anything larger belongs in the garbage or compost.

How To safely clear a clog in your garbage disposal:

The best source for this information is your disposal’s manual which you can likely find online with a quick search for your disposal’s manufacturer name and model number.

Most models have a manual crank at the bottom that allows you to turn the blade when it’s stuck. It’s never truly safe to reach into a garbage disposal, even when it’s completely disconnected from power, so the manual crank is the preferred method for loosening clogs.

Your disposal may also be able to shut itself down to prevent damage to the motor in the event of a clog. If your disposal has this feature, you’ll need to press a reset button to restore power once you’ve manually cleared the clog.

 

 

Increased Bathroom Activity:

 

Whether you’re just entertaining for the evening or you’re putting up a house full of guests for several days, your bathrooms are going to get busy when you’re playing host. Before your guests arrive, peek inside your toilet’s tank just to make sure your flapper is in good condition and everything is in its place. It’s also a good idea to stick a plunger in the bathroom just so that it’s at the ready in the event of a potential overflow.

As for furnishing hot showers for everyone, you may find that you need to stagger showers at different times to avoid outrunning your water heater. If your water heater’s thermostat is set lower than 120 degrees (the highest safe setting) you’ll get a helpful boost by temporarily increasing the setting to that level.

And if you tend to play host to a big crowd year after year, you might consider making your next water heater a tankless model. They come at a higher upfront cost, but they’re more energy efficient than standard water heaters and you’ll never run out of hot water with their on-demand heating.

 

Accl Plumbing offers repair and replacement services. We would be pleased to develop a guaranteed unique solution to keep your overstuffed disposals, water heater installations, sewer blockages, clogged drains, burst pipes, broken water heater or over flowing toilets, free of any obstructions. We can help. Call 1(905) 448-5909 or visit our contact page to drop us a message http://acclplumbing.com/contact-us/

 

SIMPLE CARE FOR YOUR DISHWASHER

Having a dishwasher can save you time and money simultaneously. not only do you get your dishes clean in a fraction of the time, dishwashers generally use less water. Over the course of time, you may notice that your dishwasher doesn’t deliver the performance you’re used to, or it might start to develop an odor. A little TLC from time to time can help you avoid these issues.

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To keep up with your dishwasher we have added these maintenance steps to follow below:

Inspect the seals: Your dishwasher may well outlive the rubber gasket that forms a watertight seal around the door. If this happens, the gasket can crack and leak water onto your floor or into your cabinets. Contact your dishwasher’s manufacturer for a suitable replacement, or just call your local plumbing professional for repairs.

 

Clean the screen: Usually at the bottom of your dishwasher there is a screen designed to catch large chunks of food or fallen silverware. This screen should be removed and cleaned regularly to avoid unpleasant orders and to ensure proper water flow.

 

Clear the spray arm nozzles: Your dishwasher typically has two removable, rotating arms lined with spray nozzles. Its good practice to remove these arms in accordance with your manufacturer’s instructions by soaking them in warm water.

 

 

Fight mold and mildew: It’s not uncommon for mold or mildew to develop in a dishwasher, but fortunately, it’s easy to treat this problem. Simply pour about two cups of white or apple cider vinegar into an empty dishwasher and run it on the heaviest setting to clean things up.

 

The Level of your dishwasherEnsuring that your dishwasher is leveled is a safe way to avoid lacking performance and drainage issues.

 
By taking a few minutes each week to observe these simple steps, you can prolong the life of your dishwasher. If you need any additional help with the dishwasher in your home,

 

Accl Plumbing offers repair and replacement services. We would be pleased to develop a guaranteed unique solution to keep your cleanouts, sewer blockages, clogged drains, burst pipes, broken water heater or over flowing toilets, free of any obstructions. We can help. Call 1(905) 448-5909 or visit our contact page to drop us a message http://acclplumbing.com/contact-us/

What is a cleanout?

Cleanouts are usually located on the side of the house or in the basement where your sewer can be accessed to clear out clogs or scope the line. A cleanout is a piece of sewer line that is set up vertically in your home’s yard extending above the surface of the ground. Cleanouts have a smooth angle to connect with the main sewer lines allowing a drain cleaning machine to run, clearing any blockages. Without a cleanout, the only access to the main sewer line is through a toilet. Cleanouts can be opened and closed, allowing an entrance point into the drainage system for clearing blockagesdrain cleaning, or camera inspections.

what a cleanout looks like before installed

Image of what a cleanout looks like before installed 

 

Why Do You Need A Cleanout?

The pipes inside your home are full of all the water and debris that has been drained through the fixtures of your home and toilet. When the plumbing system inside your house gets backed up, the cleanout in your basement will be full with water and sewage. If you were to remove the plug in your basement cleanout while the sewer is blocked up, it will result in all the water and debris being held in your system to forcefully flow back into your home.

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Image of what a installed cleanout looks like

Where Are Cleanouts Installed?

Cleanouts are installed in certain fixtures for example; bathroom sink, kitchen sink, laundry room. These fixtures need cleanouts installed at the lowest part of the trap while being located close as possible to the wall where the drain can flow outside.

Installation of a sewer cleanout

Installing a sewer cleanout involves coming into contact with the main line by digging down into the sewer line while clearing all the dirt out of the way. If you need to replace a cleanout inside or outside your basement, we would remove a small section from the old sewer line.

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Image of what a cleanout looks like installed 

A cleanout is an extremely important, and convenient to have as a part of your sewer system.

 

Accl Plumbing offers repair and replacement services. We would be pleased to develop a guaranteed unique solution to keep your cleanouts, sewer blockages, clogged drains, burst pipes, broken water heater or over flowing toilets, free of any obstructions. We can help. Call 1(905) 448-5909 or visit our contact page to drop us a message http://acclplumbing.com/contact-us/

 

 

 

 

 

Get the Best Plumbing Services throughout your house!

When you need a plumber, you usually need it fast, but you also want to get the best quality service for the price. Plumbing emergencies such as plugged toilets, blocked drains, leaky taps, cracked pipes, broken sump pumps and loss of water pressure can have a disastrous effect on your entire house in no time. Knowing ahead of time who the right plumber to call can save precious time and expense in the long run.

Look no further than to the professionals at ACCL Plumbing, for all your plumbing needs whether it is for urgent repairs, routine maintenance or planning major renovations and upgrades. ACCL Plumbing has over 25 years experience in a variety of plumbing & Drain projects, for new construction, renovation, and major or minor plumbing repair jobs.

ACCL plumbing is dedicated to providing professional plumbing & drain services. our work is done with utmost care and respect for clients property, Knowing the kinds of problems that often arise during renovation and repair plumbing work.

Having access to the latest plumbing fixtures and designs allows Us to bring you the best solutions to all your plumbing needs.

Fixing a leaking tap or toilet valve might seem like a simple job that anyone can take on. But having the right experience and equipment to do even the simple jobs on a professional level can also ensure that it will last longer and the best possible actions are taken before any further damages can occur. When our experienced plumbing professional do the repair jobs, they often take a look at your overall plumbing situation and provide advice about what needs replacing before any occurrence of  further damages.

And when it is time to plan any home renovations they can recommend possible improvements or upgrades that will add better value from a professional plumber’s perspective.

Even small jobs, like hooking up a new dishwasher in the kitchen or washing machine in the laundry room, will benefit significantly from the help of professional plumbers. It is critical that the right connections are made to automated equipment like dishwashers because they can stress the water supply lines much more than manual taps and faucets do. And if something breaks or starts to leak when you are not watching, the resulting floods can be disastrous. Only with the right tools and skills from the professionals at ACCL Plumbing will these seemingly simple jobs be done right and provide trouble free service for the long term.

Your kitchen and bathrooms are likely some of the busiest rooms in your house, and the plumbing fixtures get the most use of anything there. Don’t let them get to the point of disrepair that will require urgent service calls when something eventually goes wrong. Contact us for a routine plumbing inspection and get preventative maintenance recommendations. Then you will know us and have our contact information handy for any future plumbing emergency or upgrades when they might be required.

If you are buying a new house or selling your current one, having a complete plumbing inspection by a certified professional plumber will provide greater protection and investment security, than a general building inspector can offer to you. At ACCL Plumbing you will get immediate action from the best professionals ready to solve all your Drain and plumbing requirements at any given time.

 

 

When you choose ACCL Plumbing, you have the peace of mind, knowing that you have a trusted name in plumbing working to keep your plugged toilets, blocked drains, leaky taps, cracked pipes, broken sump pumps, and loss of water pressure free of any complications you may encounter.

When you are planning and designing your new kitchen renovations it is important to get the advice and resources that are only available from professional plumbers. The kitchen sink, faucets and drains make up one of the most critical components of a well designed modern kitchen. The importance of reliable hot and cold water delivery and drainage provided by the kitchen plumbing features is critical for everyday food preparation, dish washing and cleaning up functions. This is not an area to take shortcuts.

Kitchen Renovation

Starting your kitchen renovation designs by consulting experienced plumbing professionals can ensure that your kitchen renovation plans include all the latest and best suited pipes, drains and plumbing fixtures that will be required to incorporate into your new layout and functionality. Without adequate foresight you could make a lot of the common mistakes when it comes to the plumbing installations such as missing shutoff valves, adequate drain pipe venting and/or improper drain connections.

Don’t forget about specialty appliances for your upgraded kitchen that will also require some plumbing services. There is normally a new automatic dishwasher, but it may not be located near the existing sink or water supply. Also having an extra cold water supply that is filtered for drinking would need additional installation work around the sink. Even modern combination refrigerators and freezers will often need their own water supply for ice cube makers and integrated water dispensers.

Plumbing professionals will make sure all the hot and cold supply pipes are in the right locations to fit all of the counter-tops, sinks, and appliances that will require them, incorporate adequate shutoff valves in accessible locations, and are connected to the fixtures correctly and securely. They will also install all the necessary drains, traps, vents and back flow elements required to give you years of trouble free service. And they will look at the overall plumbing systems in your house to make sure it can accommodate the new installations seamlessly. It is also a good time to perform a sewer line inspection or video pipe inspection to detect any potential leaks, blockages or damage to the downstream parts of your system.

Finally you can take advantage of the wealth of knowledge and business connections available from ACCL Plumbing to help you, in selecting and installing the most suitable plumbing fixtures for your kitchen renovation. We have access to the best professional quality and reliable water faucets, and kitchen sink packages. These can be integrated with the latest marble, stainless steel or designer counter-tops with the best skilled trades doing the job right the first time. We can also install any new or existing kitchen appliances that need plumbing connections too, such as dishwashers, ice cube makers and water filters.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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