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Are ‘Flushable’ Wipes Really Flushable???

Are ‘Flushable’ Wipes Really Flushable???

Many of our customers believe anything that says 'flushable' can be flushed - and that's true - the toilet will flush it down. However, the question is what happens to it after that?? Well, 980 CFPL Reports on this exact topic. Click the link to see for yourself. If...

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Is your Sump Pump Working??

Is your Sump Pump Working??

London, Ontario and area are under a rainfall warning. Iron Horse Plumbing advises you to keep an eye on your sump pump - especially during this rainfall warning.   Two simple tips: - Lift the float to make sure the water is running out... - Make sure your floor drain...

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Smelly Drains DIY

Smelly Drains DIY

Smelly drains are typically caused by a combination of hair and soap scum. A couple of simple DIY tricks to eliminate these odours. Pour boiling water down the drain, wait minutes and pour an equal amount of cold water.  Repeat. Remove sink pop up, pour ½ cup baking...

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Plumbing Tips When Buying a Home

Plumbing Tips When Buying a Home

Water Pressure and Leaks: - Flush all toilets – make sure they drain and refill properly with no leaks - Turn on all showers, make sure they all have good water pressure - Test all taps for drips/visible leaks   Hot Water Heater: - Be sure the hot water tank is...

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Home Owner Rain Proofing

Home Owner Rain Proofing

üClear eaves troughs of all leaves and other debris that prevents drainage üMake sure your downspouts are draining at least 2 meters from your foundation üConsider installing rain buckets under the downspout. Not only is this great for conserving water, but it also...

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Plumbing DOS and DON’TS

Plumbing DOS and DON’TS

  üDO put ice in your garbage disposal – it keeps the blades sharp X DON’Tgrind corn husks, potato skins, bones, fruit pits     üDO keep your sink strainer covering the drain to prevent unwanted items from falling in X  DON’Tput waste basket under your...

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Daily Shower Spray

Daily Shower Spray

Spray on shower doors, glass, and tile every day and you should have to clean your shower a lot less often. To make: * 2 cups of water * 2 tbsp of unscented Castile soap * 15 drops of Melaleuca (tea tree) Essential oil * 10 drops of lemon essential oil

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Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum Tip:

Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum Tip:

If you have kids, one…two…or all of these have been in your toilet before. Use your wet/dry shop vacuum at home it to suck the water and toys out all at the same time.     More Iron Horse Plumbing Tips

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Do you have low water pressure??

Do you have low water pressure??

Things to check Turn off all water, check your water meter reading, Let a couple of hours pass and you check your meter again.  If the reading increased, you have a leak.   Your pipes may be restricted by mineral build up from hard water.  Heat vinegar (not to a...

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