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Hamilton Plumbers

Plumbing Professionals Serving Hamilton, Ontario

The plumbing system of your home is fundamental to the daily functioning and overall comfort of you and your family. It is responsible for delivering clean water for drinking, bathing, cooking, and sanitation, as well as efficiently removing wastewater. Despite often being out of sight and mind, the smooth operation of plumbing is crucial to maintaining a hygienic and safe environment. Any malfunction can lead to severe disruptions, causing not only inconvenience but also potential damage to your property. Issues such as leaks, clogged drains, and broken pipes can lead to water damage, mould growth, and even structural problems if not addressed promptly.

When you have plumbing problems or need dependable assistance with installations or maintenance, turn to BOONSTRA. With over 60 years of professional experience, our Hamilton plumbers are prepared to take on just about any plumbing project or challenge. We care about earning your satisfaction and will do everything in our power to deliver a solution you can count on. Plus, with 24/7/365 service, we are here for you whenever you need us!

Common Plumbing Services We Offer

  • Emergency Plumbing Services
  • Frozen Pipe Repair
  • Kitec Plumbing
  • Leak Detection & Repair
  • Plumbing Maintenance
  • Plumbing Repairs
  • Sinks
  • Sump Pumps
  • Taps & Fixtures
  • Toilet Repair & Installation
  • Water Filtration Systems
  • Water Main Repair
  • Water Softeners

There are no charges for our after-hours plumbing services, so do not wait to call (289) 802-6257 or contact us online if you need same-day support!

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The BOONSTRA Difference

Certified Technicians Providing Exceptional Service
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed

    All our installations are guaranteed for 2 years from the date of installation.

  • Decades of Experience

    We have expertise you can trust with over 60 years of experience in the HVAC industry.

  • Locally Based & Operated

    Boonstra has been based in Hamilton since 1961. We’ve had a lot of time to get to know our neighbours.

  • Reliable Service

    Expert service whenever you need it, for no extra charge –24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Plumbing Problems We Handle

If there’s a problem with your pipes or any of your plumbing fixtures, you can rest easy knowing our team has a solution. The sooner you address a potential plumbing issue, the better. We waive diagnostic fees with all completed repairs! 

Our Hamilton plumbers can help you with many common plumbing problems, including:

  • Running toilet. A running toilet occurs when water continues to flow from the tank to the bowl without stopping. Several factors can cause a running toilet. One common culprit is a faulty flapper that may not seal properly, allowing water to continuously flow from the tank into the bowl. Over time, flappers can warp, crack, or mineral deposits can build up, preventing a tight seal. Another frequent cause is an improperly adjusted float, which can result in the water level being too high and causing overflow into the overflow tube. Additionally, a worn-out fill valve can fail to regulate the water correctly, leading to a constant running sound. To address these issues, it's often necessary to replace the faulty component.
  • Blocked or clogged toilet. A blocked or clogged toilet is a common household issue that can quickly escalate into a major inconvenience. Several factors can contribute to this problem, often stemming from what is flushed down the toilet or the condition of the plumbing system. One frequent cause is the accumulation of non-flushable items like sanitary products, wipes, or excessive amounts of toilet paper. These materials can create blockages that prevent water and waste from flowing correctly. Another potential cause is the build-up of minerals and sediments in the pipes over time, leading to reduced water flow and increased chances of clogging. Additionally, older plumbing systems with narrower pipes are more susceptible to blockages. You can try using a plunger or toilet auger to resolve the clog yourself. For recurring or severe blockages, however, you should reach out to our plumbing professionals. We have the expertise and tools to diagnose the root cause of toilet clogs and can implement a lasting solution.
  • Gurgling or “burping” toilet. Gurgling sounds are typically caused by air being trapped in the plumbing pipes, which can occur for several reasons. One common cause is a partial or full blockage in the sewer line, which can prevent proper water flow and create a build-up of air pressure. As water tries to force its way through the blockage, it can release trapped air back up into the toilet, causing the gurgling noise. Tree roots infiltrating the sewer line, large quantities of grease accumulation, or other debris within the pipes can also contribute to this issue. Additionally, a clogged vent stack – an essential component that allows air to circulate within the plumbing system – can lead to negative pressure and gurgling sounds as it disrupts the natural flow of water and air. We can use use specialized tools and techniques, such as a plumbing snake or hydro jetting, to clear out the obstruction and restore normal flow.
  • Dripping faucets or showerheads. Dripping faucets and showerheads are a common plumbing issue that, while often seeming minor, can lead to significant water wastage and increased utility bills if left unaddressed. One common cause of a dripping faucet is a worn-out washer or seal. The washers, seals, and O-rings within a faucet can deteriorate over time due to constant friction, leading to leaks around the spout. Similarly, mineral deposits from hard water can build up, preventing components from sealing correctly and causing water to drip. In cartridge faucets, the cartridge itself may become damaged or clogged, necessitating replacement to stop the leak. Showerheads, on the other hand, can suffer from different types of wear. Rubber washers and seals inside the showerhead can harden or crack over time, leading to drips. Additionally, mineral build-up can clog the showerhead nozzles, causing water to leak from other parts of the fixture.
  • Damp or stained walls and ceilings. Damp or stained walls and ceilings are common issues that can signal underlying problems within your home’s plumbing or structural integrity. These unsightly and potentially hazardous occurrences are typically caused by several factors, ranging from hidden plumbing leaks to inadequate ventilation. Pipes running through walls and ceilings can develop leaks due to corrosion, high water pressure, or poor installation. Over time, even a small leak can saturate drywall, causing discoloration and damp patches. Additionally, leaks from upper-floor bathrooms, such as a leaking shower pan or a dripping appliance, can lead to stained ceilings on the floors below. Another prevalent cause is roof leaks, especially during heavy rainfall. Damaged or missing shingles, improper flashing, or clogged gutters can allow water to seep into the home, resulting in damp areas on ceilings and upper walls. Similarly, poor insulation or a compromised building envelope can lead to condensation build-up, further contributing to dampness. Our Hamilton plumbers can perform a thorough inspection to pinpoint the exact cause of the damp or stained patches. If a plumbing leak is suspected, we can isolate the affected pipe and repair or replace it to prevent further damage.
  • Indoor puddles. Indoor puddles are an alarming sign of potential water damage and can originate from various sources within a home. One common cause is leaking pipes. Leaks can occur in plumbing joints, pipe fittings, or directly from the pipes themselves due to corrosion, wear and tear, or high water pressure. Even minor leaks can eventually accumulate into significant puddles. Another frequent source is appliance malfunctions. Washing machines, dishwashers, and refrigerators with water dispensers or ice makers can develop leaks due to faulty hoses, loose connections, or internal damage. Condensation from poor ventilation can also be a culprit behind indoor puddles. Inadequately ventilated bathrooms and kitchens can accumulate moisture, leading to condensation drops that collect into puddles.
  • Leaky pipes. Corrosion is to blame for many pipe leaks. Metal pipes, such as those made from copper or galvanized steel, can corrode due to chemical reactions with the water running through them. This corrosion weakens the pipes, eventually leading to leaks. Preventing this problem in the future might require replacing old, corroded pipes with modern materials like PEX or PVC, which are more resistant to corrosion. High water pressure is another possible cause. While high water pressure might result in a satisfying shower, it can sometimes put undue stress on your plumbing system. Constant pressure can loosen joints, erode pipe materials, and create micro-fissures, all of which can culminate in leaks. Poor installation and repairs are also potential causes. Improperly installed pipes or substandard repairs can cause joints to misalign or become loose. Even a slight misalignment can create gaps that lead to leaks over time. Even temperature fluctuations can cause pipes to expand and contract, which might lead to fractures.
  • Low water pressure. Low water pressure is a frustrating issue that can impact various household activities, including showering, washing dishes, and using appliances. Clogged, corroded, or leaky pipes can all contribute to this problem. Additionally, faulty pressure regulators can result in fluctuating or consistently low water pressure. These devices, installed on the main water line, control the pressure of water entering the home. If a pressure regulator malfunctions, it may need adjustment or replacement to restore proper pressure levels. Water valve issues are another potential cause. The main shut-off valve or the water meter valve may not be fully open, restricting the flow of water into the home.
  • Water heater leaks. The internal tank of a water heater can sometimes corrode, especially if the anode rod is not replaced regularly. The anode rod is designed to attract corrosive elements, preventing them from damaging the tank. Pressure build-up is another frequent cause of this issue. Water heaters are equipped with temperature and pressure relief valves to prevent excessive pressure build-up. If these valves malfunction or if the pressure inside the tank becomes too high due to overheating or a faulty thermostat, it can lead to leaks. Loose connections and fittings can also cause water heater leaks. Over time, the inlet and outlet connections, as well as other fittings, may loosen due to vibrations and thermal expansion.

Local Plumbers Serving Your Neighborhood

At BOONSTRA, we aim to make plumbing easy. When you request our plumbing services, you can expect a friendly, knowledgeable, and solutions-oriented technician who respects your space and time. Let us help take care of all your piping and plumbing fixtures! 

Our team can assist you with:

  • Backwater valves. Backwater valves work to prevent sewage from backing up into your home during heavy rainfalls or sewer blockages. Proper installation and maintenance of these valves are crucial to safeguarding your property from costly and disruptive water damage. Our professional plumbers are equipped with the expertise and tools necessary to assist with all your backwater valve needs. Our team can conduct a comprehensive assessment of your current plumbing system to determine the ideal placement for a backwater valve, with the aim of maximizing protection. We can handle the entirety of the installation process, adhering to local codes and regulations to ensure compliance and safety. Moreover, our technicians can provide regular maintenance and inspections of the valve to confirm it continues to function correctly.
  • Faucets. Faucets are vital components in any household, and ensuring they function correctly is essential for daily convenience and water conservation. Our skilled plumbers are proficient in addressing all faucet-related issues, from minor leaks and drips to complete replacements and installations. Whether it's repairing a worn-out washer, fixing faulty cartridges, or installing new fixtures, our team can use top-quality parts and proven techniques to restore optimal performance and efficiency in your faucets.
  • Drain cleaning. Debris, such as hair, grease, soap scum, and food particles, can accumulate in the drains, leading to clogs and slow drainage. These blockages can cause unpleasant odours, increase the risk of leaks, and potentially result in costly damage to your pipes. We offer services like hydro jetting, which uses high-pressure water to remove stubborn clogs and clean the interior walls of the pipes. Our team can also provide routine maintenance to prevent build-up and address any minor issues before they escalate.
  • Sewer backups. Sewer backups can cause significant disruption and damage to your home, leading to foul smells, contaminated water, and costly repairs. Our technicians are highly experienced in swiftly addressing sewer backup issues with minimal inconvenience to you. We begin with a complete assessment using advanced diagnostic tools, such as sewer cameras, to accurately identify the source of the problem, whether it’s tree root intrusion, grease build-up, or a broken pipe. Our team then employs appropriate solutions, ranging from high-pressure hydro jetting to clear blockages to trenchless repair methods to fix damaged lines with minimal excavation.
  • Sinks. Our Hamilton plumbers are ready to handle a wide range of sink-related issues, including leaks, clogs, and faulty components. We can diagnose the root cause of any problem and offer effective solutions, whether it involves repairing a minor leak, unclogging a stubborn drain, or replacing outdated fixtures. With our expertise and use of high-quality materials, we can work to get your sink operating smoothly and efficiently. 
  • Sump pumps. Sump pumps help prevent basement flooding and water damage, especially in areas prone to heavy rainfall or high water tables. Our plumbers are well-versed in all aspects of sump pump installation, maintenance, and repair. We start with an evaluation of your basement’s requirements to recommend the best sump pump system for your needs. Our installation process ensures that the sump pump is correctly placed and fully operational. We offer regular maintenance services to keep your sump pump in peak condition. This includes checking the pump’s functionality, cleaning the sump pit, and inspecting the discharge line for any obstructions. Should any issues arise, our team is equipped to provide prompt and effective repairs.
  • Toilets. Whether it's replacing worn-out flappers, fixing fill valves, or unclogging stubborn blockages, our team uses high-quality parts and proven methods to deliver reliable toilet repairs. For more extensive issues, we can also handle the complete installation of new toilets.
  • Water purification systems. Everyone should care about their home’s water quality. A water purification system can help keep the water you use and consume is clean, safe, and free from harmful contaminants. We are experts in the installation, maintenance, and repair of a wide range of water purification systems, including reverse osmosis units, UV purifiers, and carbon filters.  

Need a trusted plumber? Call (289) 802-6257 or book an appointment online today!

Hear From Our Happy Customers

At BOONSTRA, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    “Excellent service by Boonstra personnel!”
    “Excellent service by Boonstra personnel in our recent installation of our new furnace and heat pump. As customers of Boonstra for the past 15 years, we have never been surprised or let down by their workmanship and service!”
    - Al & MaryAnn B.
    “Boonstra, you are a blessing for our city, thank you so, so much!”
    “I love punctuality, I love cleanness, honesty and knowledge, I love all the Boonstra employees! My furnace stopped working, and I called Boonstra in the middle of night. Their response was immediate.”
    - Željana B.
    “Quick, reliable and honest service.”
    “Our Technician was polite, respectful and knowledgeable. Thank you Chris S for fixing our A/C problem quickly and at a fraction of the cost others quoted!”
    - Madison V.
    “We had an excellent experience using Boonstra.”
    “They worked diligently to get the job done as quickly as possible. They protected all our surfaces and left the site perfectly clean. If you want the job done properly, fast, and efficient, call Boonstra.”
    - Kristin K.
    “Thank you for your great work.”
    “Great service and skilled tradesmen NH & helper, had our high-efficiency furnace/ac/humidifier combo (amazing prices!) installed quickly & last minute on a Sunday! Most importantly left the unit and work area looking amazing.”
    - Stephanie H.
    “Love Boonstra. They’re always speedy and professional.”
    “Our furnace died and they had someone out that night to see what they could do and a brand new one in the morning. Professional, friendly. Made my experience painless! Never going with another company.”
    - Gillian O.
    “I will definitely call Boonstra next time around.”
    “Very friendly. Awesome service. Great experience. Plus, we aren’t melting any more. I couldn’t be happier.”
    - Michael C.
    “Thank you to the entire team and I would highly recommend Boonstra!”
    “Wonderful experience with Boonstra. Our old furnace died and Boonstra was very quick to respond in what could have been emergency conditions. Very cold weather.”
    - John M.
ENERGY STAR® for Your Home

We’re proud to offer ENERGY STAR® certified products, the gold standard for measuring energy efficiency in North America. Whether you’re looking for a furnace, air conditioner, water heater, or heat pump, all products with the ENERGY STAR® label have undergone rigorous testing for energy efficiency. For you, this means lower emissions and a lower energy bill.