Gurgles, Whistles and Hums: Why Your Toilet Is So Noisy

You've long grown accustomed to the usual sounds your toilet makes. After you've completed your business, you expect to hear the faint whoosh of the evidence flushing away and the slight hiss of clean water refilling the tank. Occasionally, you hear a few bubbling sounds if you flushed a little extra toilet paper, but you feel confident in your restroom's ability to properly dispose of the waste.

So when you hear a noise that sounds out of place, you instantly know something doesn't seem right. Check out this blog to see if any of these noises sound familiar.



Fit to Burst: 3 Steps to Take After You Notice a Pipe Has Burst

A burst pipe can seem like a homeowner's worst nightmare: a torrent of water rushes through your home and damages electronics, furniture and other belongings. But burst pipes don't have to ruin your home. As long as you notice a

leak or break early on and react efficiently, you can minimise the damage done.

In this blog, we list characteristics of burst pipes and give you three steps for effective response when a pipe bursts.


Bathrooms come with a host of safety hazards when you have small children. Perhaps your child could slip while taking a bath and bruise his arm. Or maybe you could walk into the bath room to find your daughter's favourite toy stuck in an overflowing toilet.

Because bathrooms can be dangerous for children, you must make sure your house's bath rooms are safe places for even the smallest member of the family. Here are some bath room safety tips that can help keep your children safe. 


You work hard to keep your kitchen and bathroom drains clean. But clogs can strike any where in your plumbing, including in the main sewer line. These hidden,and often difficult-to-detect, obstructions pose even more of a threat to your home since they can affect multiple appliances and even multiple rooms


You know the joys of a hot bath and the absolute necessity of warm water for cooking. But as a homeowner, you also know the frustration of a power that seems to grow exponentially, especially when you host guests or expand your family.

The contents of your power bill depend on many factors, but one of the most significant is your hot water heater usage. In fact, water heater charges can account for 18% of a single household's utility bills.

To reduce your power costs and prolong your heater's lifetime, you have to use the unit as efficiently as possible. In this blog, we give you five strategies to help you meet that goal.


The holidays are coming up, and with it, guests. With all the extra bodies that need washing and all the food that needs cooking, the potential for plumbing emergencies increases. Luckily, you can take some simply key precautions to prepare your house - and your plumbing - for the increased traffic.


As a homeowner, you understand many of the dangers of an unaddressed leak. You know that standing or seeping water can undermine your home's foundation, encourage mould and waste water. But do you know how to identify these leaks early on before they cause problems?

One of your best tools to stop leaks is knowing where to find them. While every home operates slightly differently, many home plumbing systems exhibit similar wear patterns over time.

In this blog, we discuss three of the most common leak locations and how you can identify these issues before your basement floods, your water bill spikes or your wallpaper peels.


As you go about your daily routine each day, you expect your plumbing to work without problems. You expect your toilet to flush and your bathtub and kitchen sink to drain. You don't think about these appliances-until they get clogged. Then, you wonder what went wrong.

You can't think of anything major you did to clog your drains. You didn't flush anything other than toilet paper and waste. You didn't dump large items in the bathtub or sink. You even stopped you child from flushing his toy down the toilet, didn't you?

However, you might not know about some simple daily actions that could harm your drains.

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