Maintaining your cottage water, drain systems and septic systems
Aw the cottage. A place of calm, serenity, family events and camaraderie. Rest, relaxation and …. whaaa?!!! “Dad, there’s no water!” or “Mom, the toilet’s backing up again!” There’s never a great time for plumbing issues at the cottage – and cottage plumbing is very different than your home’s plumbing.
Do you have a plumbing issue at your cottage? No need to panic! Our team of plumbing experts can help!
Concerned with water quality at your cottage? Tired of lugging plastic jugs and cases of water up from the city and concerned about creating more plastic waste in our environment? Imagine drinking, cooking and bathing in pure, safe water right from your lake? We can make that happen with the appropriate filtration installation. Ask us about our high quality, Canadian-made UV filtration systems!
Cottage plumbing and drain systems are different from city homes. Most likely from years of uncles, friends and neighbours “fixing” this or “replacing that”. Seasonal opening and closing gets more complicated every year and you may get that scary “wonder if I missed anything” feeling on the way home.
No matter what your challenge is, we can fix it & make your life so much easier! We’re cottage plumbing experts – and have been for a long time. From fixture upgrades like new toilets to save water or replacing that old wobbly kitchen faucet to upgrading the old jet pump to a new submersible pump to make turning on the water system fool-proof. Or maybe a complete re-pipe to make closing down seamless and carefree.
We understand that your cottage is your “happy place” – free of stress and worry. That’s why when troubling cottage plumbing issues spontaneously arise, we respond as quickly as possible – to ensure that your family’s getaway home is safe, mess-free, and functioning the way it should be.
Even better? That means you can spend more time relaxing down by the lake, and less time trying to find an available plumber or trying to fix the problem yourself.
Read our Harris Plumbing Cottage Connection Newsletter ~ the link is in the blue banner near the bottom of this page.Call Us 1-866-786-1801
Emergency Cottage Plumbing Services
Save yourself the hassle and get in touch with us as soon as an issue with your cottage water or drain systems arise. Upon assessing your plumbing situation or project we will fully discuss it with you to ensure you understand completely what is involved and provide you with all costs up-front. If applicable, we will always provide you with more than one repair recommendation so you can decide which is best for you and your budget. No work is done without your written approval on our work order.
Treating Septic Tanks and Restoring Drainage Fields:
For cottage plumbing and homes on septic systems, Harris Plumbing recommends and sells an amazing product, made in Canada too, called BIO-CLEAN. BIO-CLEAN is a special combination of natural bacteria and enzymes that digests dead organic waste found in your plumbing system. Used every couple of months, BIO-CLEAN will safely keep your drains clear and fresh and your septic system working at full efficiency, saving you money, and protecting your fragile lake and cottage eco-system.
Waste often accumulates in your pipes causing slow or clogged pipes. Food particles, hair, grease and soap scum will all stick to each other. (add toilet paper to the drain mix and it’s a worse mess) When this happens, sinks won’t drain, toilets won’t flush and depending on where the clog forms, it can even cause sewer backups and major damage in advanced conditions. Don’t let your cottage plumbing let you down this summer.
To avoid having to call a plumber, we suggest cleaning your drains on a regular basis with BIO-CLEAN. We’ve been recommending it for many years because it works.
Containing billions of natural bacteria and specific enzymes, BIO-CLEAN devours clogs and cleans pipe walls.
NSF Certified, BIO-CLEAN is recognized as safe for use in food prep and production areas globally.
BIO-CLEAN is non-poisonous.
It creates no heat, no fumes, no boiling.
It does not attack live tissue nor inorganic materials, only organic wastes like grease, hair, food particles, paper, cotton & sewage.
This makes BIO-CLEAN safe for people, cottage plumbing and the environment. BIO-CLEAN changes the waste particles into mineral rich water, carbon dioxide and ash which run harmlessly out of your waste system. These elements are then available for plant life.
Our 2 lb container is economical too. We recommend it for both drains and septic systems. We recommend BIO-CLEAN for our cottage plumbing clients who utilize our annual cottage opening service. Our plumber can do an initial treatment and leave the container on your counter to be used by you monthly during the summer and fall as a preventative treatment. It also treats your septic tank by consuming the protein, fiber and grease matter and can restore your septic field. We still recommend pumping your tank every 3-5 years depending on usage.
Please check out this link for more information and call us to get your BIO-CLEAN.
Harris Plumbing has been bringing expert cottage plumbing services to the Muskoka and Simcoe County areas since 1974. Join our family and entrust your beloved family cottage to the pros at Harris Plumbing.
Whatever your plumbing challenges – whether they be inside or outside your cottage, with your water quality, that darn pump that gives your grief every year, or that upgrade you’ve been dreaming about for years – let’s have a conversation about what works, what doesn’t work, and what your perfect plumbing-issue-free summer looks and feels like.
Let’s all take good care of our precious lakes and our environment. Let’s do our part to ensure that they thrive so that our children and our children’s children can enjoy the great outdoors for many years to come.
For us here at Harris Plumbing, we promise to respect your cottage, your property – and your comfort. We promise to provide cottage plumbing services and high quality, efficient products that also consider our lakes, the environment and also the animals and fish that call it home.
We are the COTTAGE Plumbers YOU Can Count On!
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Professional Cottage Plumbing Services by Harris Plumbing
Our full suite of cottage plumbing services include the following:
- Cottage opening and closing plumbing services
- Fixture replacements like toilets, sinks, faucets & bathtubs/showers
- Water purification, sterilization, and filtration systems
- Above ground and underground water pipes
- Water pumps, sewage pumps, hot water tanks and tankless water heaters
- Heated lines to extend your cottage season
- Professional plumbing repairs and re-piping
Cottage Plumbing Testimonials
I have been using Harris Plumbing for a number of years at our Muskoka cottage. The Harris team provides excellent service. Michael, Gravenhurst
In the spring, when water start up at the cottage became a problem, Harris Plumbing and their friendly trained professionals came to the rescue to solve the problem. Doug, Severn