Commercial Plumbing FAQ

Caledon Creek Mechanical Ltd. plumbers have been serving local businesses for a number of years helping you resolve complicated and nuisance plumbing issues for good. Here is a list of some of the most common inquiries we receive, and the answers to your questions:

Q1. Why do my pipes make sounds?

A1. Pipes that make sounds are usually caused by expansion or contraction of the piping. Loose piping support is another factor that can cause pipes to be louder than usual.

Q2. Why do I have low pressure?

A2. There are several possible reasons for low water pressure:

  • a) There is a valve that's shut that needs to be re-opened.
  • b) You have a blocked faucet. (Blocked aerators can be the culprit much of the time).
  • c) There is restriction in the supply line.
  • d) If you're on a well, you could have pump or control issues.

Q3. Where can I find the main shut-off water valve in my property?

A3. The main water shut-off, in a building, is usually located in the meter room, at or near the water meter. The valve may be a ball valve with a lever handle. This type of valve is shut when the lever handle is perpendicular to the valve body. The valve may also be a globe or gate type valve with a round (wheel) type handle. Most valves of this type can be shut by turning the handle in a clockwise direction until resistance is felt and the handle no longer turns.

Q4. What should I do during a plumbing emergency?

A4. The first thing you should do during any plumbing emergency is to ensure the safety of those in the building. If it's a flood or drain back-up, try to shut the main water supply. If it's a malfunctioning gas appliance - shut the gas supply. After that - give us a call and explain the issues at hand. We answer our phones 24/7/365 so we can guide you through emergency situations with expert advice as soon as you pick up the phone.

To speak to a registered plumber or to request a no-obligation quote, give our local office a call today.