PLUMBING RENOVATIONS

Bathroom Renovation
Kitchen Renovation

Small bathroom and kitchen renovations have been the life blood of our company. The small jobs can be the most rewarding and the most challenging. Adapting an old plumbing system to the new fixtures and piping systems can be tricky. But with our decades of experience and expertise there isn’t a plumbing job out there that can’t be done the right way and on time.

Francis Plumbing Before and After Bathroom Renovation

We work with you or your contractor walking you through each step for completing your home improvement plumbing project.

For example we tell you exactly what needs to be completed by you (or your contractor) before we can prepare the rough-in. The rough-in is the part of the job that absolutely has to meet Ontario building code standards and the part that has a long term effect on your sewage and fresh water coming into your home – get the venting wrong and drains stop flowing and you could end up with a house that smells like a sewer, get the drainage wrong and things can back up and flood (water and raw sewage) causing thousands in smelly damage… in other words, don’t take chances on your most expensive investment – your home. We are here to make sure that the job gets done right the first time.

Once we complete the rough in then it is up to you or your contractor to complete the walls, floors, ceilings, electrical, air circulation/heating, etc. then we come back back at the end to complete the finishing (installation of fixtures) for you to assure a professional finish and attention to detail.

When you have our licensed plumbers work in your home you are assured that we use only the best materials available and we never violate any plumbing or building code requirements. We also keep our job-sites clean & tidy and remove all debris upon completion leaving you with a professionally finished renovation.

Every job we do has been installed and tested to Ontario Building Code standards and we guaranty it. All home renovation projects that we complete are covered by a full two years parts and labour guarantee.

If you are considering renovating your bathroom, kitchen or adding an addition to your home we can help.

Don’t have a contractor? We can give you referrals to some of the best contractors in the city depending on the size and scope of the work you are looking to get done.

Want to do the contracting yourself? Provided you follow all building codes we can certainly work with you to complete the job although it is always best to use a highly qualified contractor when in doubt.

If you have plans we can accept them via email. Once we review the plans we will personally call you to discuss the details of what you want done. After all, a thorough estimate requires us to completely understand your needs. Or if you don’t have plans simply call our office and we will arrange for one of our licensed plumbers to come out and personally see you in order to give you a written estimate.

Please note that many people shop for estimates years before they actually plan on doing the work – our estimates are based on current materials and labour costs and thus are only valid for 30 days. Although we will try to honour quoted prices past our 30 day expiration date prices are subject to change depending on changes in material or operation costs. If a quote is beyond its expiration date we will provide you with a revised quote.

RENOVATION WARNING:

After taking a trip to a local hardware store it was discovered that many of the items on sale for home renovations actually don’t meet the strict plumbing codes in Ontario.

Before buying parts, you should check to see if they are even up to code before installing them (plumbing parts must have the CSA emblem on them which means it is approved for use in Canada). There is nothing worse than spending hundreds of dollars on a renovation only to find out that it doesn’t pass a home inspection and you end up having to rip it all out and re-do it again at much higher prices.

You can cut your losses drastically (saving up to 80%) by doing it right the first time. This is your most expensive investment, why pay more than you have to when you can have the peace of mind by hiring a professionally licensed and insured plumber.

Handymen are NOT licensed plumbers and do not come with any industry standard knowledge nor are they insurable. They may also negate your home owner’s insurance policy if they do any modifications to your home that aren’t up to the Ontario Building Code standard that cause damage to your home.

Handymen are great for the little things (like drywall or painting), but when it comes to licensed trades such as plumbing, electrical or gas it is always a wise investment get it done right the first time so you don’t negate your homeowner’s insurance policy and risk your family’s health and livelihood.