How to leave a review about our business on Google

Here at Tornado Plumbing we are confident in the quality of our work and that’s why we encourage our clients to leave review about us on Google. Since not everyone knows how to do it, here is a quick step-by-step guide:

On Desktop or Laptop

    1. You need to have an email registered with Google (i.e. JohnDow@gmail.com). If you don’t, please register one here
    2. Then in your browser (Firefox, Safari, Chrome etc.) you need to open Google Maps and make sure you’re signed in to your Gmail account.
    3. On Google Maps search for “Tornado Plumbing” in the search-box.
    4. In the left column, scroll down and click “Write a review”

Google Maps

  1. Next, in the pop-up window click the number of stars you’d like to give to Tornado Plumbing (5 stars is the highest score) and write the text of the review. Also, you can attached photos of the job that was done.
  2. After your review is reviewed by Google and published, it will be visible to everyone on Google Maps. If you decide to make any changes (edit or remove) to a review or add more photos, you can always do that.

On Android devices (phones or tablets)

  1. Go to Google Maps app on your phone or tablet
  2. Search for “Tornado Plumbing” in the search-box or tap on it, if already have it on the map
  3. Next, tap on the name “Tornado Plumbing” or the address of our company
  4. Then tap “Reviews” at the top
  5. Scroll all the way down to 5 empty stars and click the number of stars you want to give as a score (5 stars is the highest score)
  6. Also, you can write a review in the text box and upload photos of the job

On iPhones and iPads

  1. Go to Google Maps app on your iPhone or iPad (you may need to install it from Apple Store, if it’s not installed)
  2. Search for “Tornado Plumbing” in the search-box or tap on it, if already have it on the map
  3. Next, tap on the name “Tornado Plumbing” or the address of our company
  4. Then tap “Reviews” at the top
  5. Scroll all the way down to 5 empty stars and click the number of stars you want to give as a score (5 stars is the highest score)
  6. Also, you can write a review in the text box and upload photos of the job

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Backwater Valve Installation Rebate from City – How to Get it?

Every inhabitant of Toronto is eligible to receive a rebate for backwater valve installation in their basement from City of Toronto if the procedure met all of the conditions of Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program.
This program is developed to protect home owners form basement flooding and any single-family, duplex or triplex residential homes can receive up to $3,400 in rebates for installing flood protection devices, like sump pump, backwater valve, external weeping tile connection or capping of the home’s storm sewer.

One of the most important conditions is that the contractor which does the job has to have a valid City of Toronto business license of one of the following categories:

  • Plumbing Contractor (T94)
  • Plumbing and Heating Contractor (T92)
  • Drain Contractor (T87)
  • Building Renovator (T85) – is not valid for Backwater valve installation

Tornado Plumbing has Drain Contractor (T87) license, which qualifies our company to do all of the job that City of Toronto provides rebates for. This includes backwater valve installation, sump pump installation and pipe severance and capping.

The rest of the conditions for getting a subsidy are:

  • You must own the building (i.e. be a registered owner with City of Toronto)
  • For each eligible installation your property must not have excided lifetime maximum of subsidy amount
  • It’s only available to homes that exist and are finished, so if your house is in the planning stage or still being constructed, you can’t get rebate
  • Downspouts from your property’s eavestrough must be disconnected from the City’s sewer system or you must have applied to the City for an exemption
  • Parking pads and the rest of the paved areas on the front yard must comply with Toronto’s Zoning By-laws
  • The application has to be submitted within one year after flood protection devices (backwater valve or sump pump) were installed
  • For installing backwater valve you need to get a building permit from the City of Toronto and have the inspector from City before making an application for subsidy
  • You have to give a permission for the City of Toronto to make an inspection of installed devices and allow them to take photographs and make videos
  • Contractor that does the installation has to have a proper licence(s) – Tornado Plumbing got you covered here
  • You need to keep original invoices from us to provide them to City for rebate
  • Officially City of Toronto does not guarantee you that you’ll be given a subsidy and you may need to wait, as they provide rebates on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. So far all of our clients who applied – received the rebate
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DIY Drain Cleaning

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Этот парень – смелый человек, который решил самостоятельно почистить слив в душе, к счастью, для него не было ничего серьезного, и ему не нужно было делать змею или осматривать трубы. Однако у него были проблемы с дыханием, когда он открыл крышку сливного отверстия для душа, и это была самая забавная часть процесса!

Если вы не хотите иметь дело с отвратительным запахом или веществами внутри вашей канализации, но по-прежнему нуждаетесь в сливе воды из душа, вы можете обратиться к специалистам Tornado Plumbing, которые помогут вам. Мы можем очистить прочистить ваши стоки в любой день недели, и мы предлагаем очень конкурентоспособную цену в Торонто и GTA. Так что не навязывайте себя вещам, для которых ваше тело не создано, будьте умны и звоните в Tornado Plumbing, чтобы очистить свои стоки !

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Pipe burst in Toronto Downtown

Burst pipes in the water system are the most common plumbing problems for property owners and being a serious source of potential damage to your property, they can become an extremely expensive disaster. If you own a home, a single burst pipe can become a beginning of an endless financial horror story, possibly leading to Pipe burst 2-mintens of thousands in water damages, creating ideal conditions for growth of toxic mold, and having a negative impact on your home’s value. For business owners, a burst pipe can lead to a flooding that can cause severe damage to sensitive electronic equipment and machinery, resulting in a major economic loss. A burst pipe repair is a serious job that requires urgent professional attention to minimize potential damage and prevent further costs and it should be performed by experienced licensed and certified plumbers.

Fixing pipe bursts is one of the 24/7 emergency plumbing services provided by Tornado Plumbing for residents of Toronto and GTA. We use the most recent plumbing technologies and high-quality materials to ensure that a burst pipe repair is done quickly and efficiently.

Pipe burst 1-minA business owner from Toronto Downtown contacted Tornado Plumbing team for emergency plumbing services and reported that a pipe burst in his office because of damage and he was afraid that the water could spread quickly across floors and down walls and cause serious damage to the neighboring offices as well.

We arrived at the office immediately and found the source of the issue. We identified the exact location of the damage. It was plastic piping and the crack was in between joints, that’s why we had to replace the damaged section. We used a hacksaw to remove the damaged part of the pipe and created joints to cross the two undamaged sections. We placed the new pipe section and fixed it with plastic pipe sealant. In this way, we fixed the burst pipe and got the plumbing system working again. Tornado Plumbing team got the job done quickly and properly and saved the customer both time and money.

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Building walkout in Etobicoke

Tornado Plumbing offers many services to improve basements, including basements walkouts which are a highly desirable feature among homeowners in Ontario because they help increase the functionality of the basement room. Generally, basement walkouts that are added after original construction are tricky to build and require professional experience.

One of Tornado Plumbing clients in Etobicoke wanted to add an exterior basement entrance to improve the versatility and value of his house. Tornado Plumbing discussed the walkout design and planning during the initial consultation stage and installed the basement walkout using high-quality materials to add aesthetic appeal to the house.

Since the house is not on a slope and the basement is underground, much work had to be done to provide the homeowner with a separate entrance. In this particular case, the complicated process of building walkout basement in Toronto included excavation, underpinning, waterproofing, masonry, and concrete works to build the steps and the walkout area.

Basement Walkout - Toronto

First, we dug a trench down to the footings and saw cut out the doorway for a new walkout in the wall to the basement. Next, we installed the underpinning in the walkout area to protect the foundations from moist and frost which is very important in our freezing climate. Then we arranged a catch basin and connected it to sump pump to protect the basement walls from water. After that, we dealt with concrete works and poured the concrete footing for walkout walls. We installed rigid insulation and did waterproofing around the walls to keep the basement dry. Last we built two walls along the trench and the steps.

Basement Walkout 2 - Toronto

When the work was finished, the owner was pleased with the results because now he has a quality exterior exit and stairs down to the basement level and can have an escape route in case of emergency or even use the basement as an option of expanding his living space.

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