Whether you’re remodelling a kitchen, renovating your bathroom or creating a basement apartment, sooner, or later, you’ll be needing some help with plumbing. Search Google and you’ll be provided with many options for plumbing companies in Peterborough. So how do you choose which plumbing company to call? Here are some important things to consider when hiring a local plumbing company.

Local Experience.

plumber working on drainSome plumbing challenges can be associated with the geography of the area. Whether that’s in rural and cottage plumbing, or even in town. As neighbourhoods were being developed in Peterborough, often, the same plumbing company did many, if not most, of the homes in the area. The plumbing materials and techniques common at that time are usually present in a number of homes in the neighbourhood.

A good example of this is the use of Poly-B piping and fittings – once widely used, it is now being removed due to unexpected failure and the potential for damage as a result. Certainly, there are neighbourhoods in Peterborough where our team of plumbers have come across Poly B. Many insurance companies now require homeowners to remove it and replace it with Pex plastic pipe.

The point is – At Doyle Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we’ve been serving Peterborough and the Kawartha’s for over 25 years. Our team is made up of licensed plumbers and skilled apprentices. We know the region and its challenges as well as we know the trade. Our plumbers have worked on farms, cottages, residential, and commercial customers plumbing systems through-out Peterborough and the Kawartha’s. Whether it’s a historic west end home, a bungalow in the north end, a cottage on Stoney, Clear, Chemong etc.., a farm in Douro, a restaurant on Lansdowne St., or a cottage in Haliburton, we’ve proudly served your neighbours with affordable, responsive plumbing services.

Creativity and Problem-Solving

You may find it surprising to learn that be able to think creatively is a key skill in the plumbing trade! And while not many companies would list this as an important factor, at Doyle Plumbing, we pride ourselves on the skill of being able to assess the plumbing problem, look beyond the obvious, and provide comprehensive solutions. It’s akin to not focusing only on the symptoms, but to seek out the cause.

We encourage our staff of skilled plumbers to work creatively and assist clients with solutions that make sense from both a budget and a system basis. Your plumbing system is an important component of your home and absolutely vital to your enjoyment.

Things like water pressure and water quality are examples where a creative approach can really make the difference. While lime may clog a deteriorating kitchen and cause of poor water pressure, there are many possible causes. A poor pump installation, leaking pressure tank bladder, or numerous other elements may be contributing to the problem. Recognizing the signals of potential issues can often lead to a proper fix that will ensure the efficient operation of your entire home’s water system, and the many components within.

Our plumbers are trained to think creatively about your plumbing issues. Configuring solutions that fit your needs. Our experience supports creativity in superior plumbing services.

Responsive

married couple on phone with dispatchPossibly one of the most important things to look for in a plumber is how responsive they are. If you have a plumbing issue you want it dealt with quickly. At Doyle Plumbing we answer ALL calls, night and day. Even in the middle of the night, you will get to talk to a real Doyle staff person who will dispatch an expert plumber immediately. Not a call centre – real Doyle staff who understand plumbing.

Many plumbers are quick to charge premiums for after hour service or on the weekends. But why should you pay the price for a poorly timed emergency? You should look for a plumber who can work on your time. At Doyle Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we never charge overtime, nor do we charge extra for weekends. We answer all calls. We want to earn your business.

Parts on hand

One big challenge for plumbers is the diversity of issues a plumber can face on a service call. The problem a customer is experiencing may only be a symptom of a more complicated issue. Any plumber may be able to unclog a toilet or repair a small leak but not all plumbers are adequately equipped if the issue is more serious. Or if the scope of the problem was not fully explained when the plumber was requested.

parts warehouseAt Doyle Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we pride ourselves on being able to tackle any plumbing challenge because our team is not only qualified, but they have an extensive supply of parts and equipment to help them get the job done. We have fully equipped our trucks which means if our plumbers need a part or tool to finish the job, it’s likely they have it on hand. Your plumbing issues can be resolved right there, right then.

Whether you need emergency plumbing or are undertaking a plumbing project you need experts. Plumbers that have the experience, creativity in problem-solving, well-stocked service vehicles and who will respond in a timely fashion.

Contact Doyle Plumbing today for all your plumbing needs at 1-877-706-2621. Our plumbers are available 24/7 and we do not charge any overtime or late call fees.

It’s no secret that when it comes to improving your home’s value, the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house.  According to the Appraisal Institute of Canada, the ROI of a bathroom renovation is between 75% to 100%. However, an entire renovation isn’t always required. Modern updates to your bathroom will not only increase your home’s value, but they can also provide greater comfort, appeal, and lower your energy bills.

We asked a few of the bathroom renovation experts at Doyle Plumbing for their insider tips on how to update and remodel a bathroom.

Stunning Bathroom Renovation by DoyleThink twice about ripping out that bathtub!

A lack of bathing options for small children and babies make a home unappealing to young families. Instead of completely replacing the bathtub, you can update the tub itself or convert it into a bath/shower combo.

Consider using glass doors.

As a building material, glass is relatively cheap, but since it needs to be custom ordered most homeowners skip past it during bathroom renovations. Have a glass door installed on your shower to give your bathroom a higher-end look and feel. Yes, it’ll cost more than a shower curtain, but it’s the smartest way to achieve a spa-like atmosphere and looks great for resale.

Choose long-lasting tile.

If you are considering new tile, here’s how to keep your budget in check while adding some luxury to your bathroom. Consider using porcelain tile for a glass tile mosaic without the high price tag of marble. You can also spend less by using high-end tile for just the shower or bathtub and painting the rest of the room using a soothing colour palette.

Save more with energy-efficient upgrades.

Whether it’s a new toilet, shower, or sink faucet, water-efficient models now have modern designs that offer improved performance. Leading manufacturers have responded to consumer demand for energy-efficient products by offering a wide range of spa-like colours and finishes. According to real estate experts, these improvements will help sell your home faster, too!

If you’ve been thinking about updating or renovating your bathroom, there’s no need to feel overwhelmed – consult with the experts at Doyle Plumbing. As a team of fully licensed plumbers and contractors, they can supply and install a full selection of bathroom products.

Doyle Plumbing also offers complete bathroom remodelling services, right down to the paint colour or tile of your choice. Simply fill in the form below to get the advice and expertise you need to do your project right!