Pipe Shield’s Quick Tips To Avoid Bursting Pipes This Winter

The long hot summer is a distant memory and many buildings have already turned on their heating systems.  As winter approaches, condo owners and tenants need to be mindful that radiator piping can easily freeze and burst. A burst heating pipe will cause major flood damage and leave the building without heat while repairs are being made.

In order to prevent frozen and burst piping when the outside air temperature is below zero, please make sure you follow our quick tips:

  • Do not close your radiator valve;
  • Do not leave your patio door open, even a slightly open door can lead to a frozen pipe; and
  • Do not leave your windows open.

You can avoid frozen and burst piping that seems to haunt many buildings every winter.



The largest building show in Canada begins tomorrow and runs until Friday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (Nov. 29 – Dec. 2). We are very excited to be featured at the event.

Please visit us in Booth #1206. We look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new professionals in the industry.

Exhibit Hours:
Wednesday, November 30th – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, December 1st – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, December 2nd – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Pipe Shield Featured At The 20th Annual Condominium Conference – Booth #806

The Premier Conference for the Ontario Condominium Industry is back for its 20th year and we are very excited to be featured at the event. The event is taking place at the Toronto Congress Centre – North Building On November 11 – 12, 2016.

Please visit us in Booth #806. We look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new professionals in the industry.

Exhibit Hours are Friday, November 11th 10:00 am – 4:45 pm & Saturday, November 12th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Pipe Shield Featured In FRPO’s Fair Exchange Magazine: Pipe Rehabilitation Technologies

Brad Arnold contributed an article titled “Pipe Rehabilitation Technologies” in the September/October 2016 issue of FE – FRPO’s Fair Exchange Of Rental Industry News.

To view the full article, please click here.


The Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario is the largest association in Ontario representing those who own, manage, build and finance, service and supply residential rental homes. FRPO has led the rental housing industry in Ontario for over 30 years, offering public advocacy, representation and promotion, industry research, standards and best practices, education and training along with marquee industry events and awards.

FRPO’s membership includes a diverse group of rental property owners and managers, from those with one small building or a single rental unit, up to the largest property management firms and institutional owners. Today, FRPO represents more than 2,200 members who own or manage over 350,000 households in every area of Ontario. Find out more at www.frpo.org or call 416.385.1100.



Did You Know That Pipe Shield Offers Free No Obligation Quotations?

Whether you have a problem with domestic water leaks or issues with drainage, we have cost-effective solutions to correct these issues and provide your property with many years of trouble-free service.

So if you require a cost estimate for budgetary purposes or if you have a more immediate need, we are here to help!

Email: info@pipe-shield.com Phone: 905-670-7481 or toll free at: 1-800-463-0251


Pipe Shield Receives ContractorCheck Accreditation

Pipe Shield has been working hard over the past 6 months updating our health and safety program to insure the safety of our staff and that we work within the framework of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

To assist us in assuring our compliance we enlisted the aid of a third party health and safety accreditation program for contractors, ContractorCheck.

We are proud to announce that after a rigorous assessment program Pipe Shield has received our certificate of accreditation from ContractorCheck.

This certificate of accreditation provides our clients with the knowledge that through a third party verification process that Pipe Shield’s health an safety program meets the requirement’s of the OHSA.

For further details, you can review our profile on ContractorCheck’s website at www.contractorcheck.ca


Dancutter To The Rescue!!!

Pipe Shield is able to clear any pipe blockages from debris, roots and other materials using our multitude of cutting systems and high pressure water jetters. We have specialty cutter heads and cables, snakes and robotic cutters to clean any pipe to its original diameter from pipes 1 1/4″ and up.

Pipe Shield recently removed significant debris from a 6″ pipe utilizing our Dancutter Robotic Cutting System in downtown Toronto. Please click on the image below to view the video.

Dan Cutter

Pipe Shield’s Monthly Featured Project – Ontario Science Centre


Site Location: 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, ON


This month’s featured project proves that no matter the size of pipe, Pipe Shield has got you covered. We recently completed a project at the Ontario Science Centre. The project involved the installation of a new 8 inch backflow preventer on the building’s water main and all valves, associated piping and splitting of the domestic water main and the building fire main.

The project was coordinated with personnel from CBRE Limited, Ontario Science Centre and the local fire department. We ensured that there were no service disruptions to the facility during working hours.




Stay tuned for next month’s featured project…Installation of a new booster pumping system for Hilton Hotels.