Entries Tagged as 'General Interest'

6 Ways to Save Money on Plumbing & Water Costs in Toronto

September 4th, 2014 · No Comments · by

Owning a home is the largest investment that many of us will make in our lives, and the costs associated with plumbing and water usage can add up quickly – particularly when something goes wrong. Here are some ideas on how you can be proactive to reduce your water bill in the short term, and […]

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Tags: Conserving Water at Home · General Interest · Plumbing · Preventative Maintenance

Why We’re Toronto’s Favourite Plumbing Company

August 19th, 2014 · No Comments · by

We know that there are plenty of options out there when choosing a plumber in Toronto. That’s why at DrainWorks, we do things a little differently than many other plumbing companies, and we’re proud of what sets us apart from the rest. It’s always rewarding to see that our commitment to service is appreciated by […]

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Tags: Customer Service · General Interest · Toronto Plumbers · Why DrainWorks?

5 Reasons to Call in a Professional for Emergency Plumbing

August 14th, 2014 · No Comments · by

If you’re a homeowner, you know how much of a headache an emergency plumbing problem can be. While there are a variety of minor issues and maintenance that are perfectly fine to address on your own, there are some situations that call for specialized knowledge and ability that can only be obtained through years of […]

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Tags: Emergency Response · General Interest

The Common Things You Should Never Put Down Your Drain

July 28th, 2014 · No Comments · by

As your professional Toronto plumbers, we at DrainWorks are often called upon to deal with tough clogs and backups in sinks, tubs and toilets… but also ones that are occurring further down in the plumbing. When homeowners can’t clear a clog, that’s when they call us in — and it’s fair to say that in […]

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Tags: Drains · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing · Sewer Pipes · Toilet Backup · Toilets

DIY or Call the Experts?

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments · by

In the past we have shared with you several blog posts that discuss DIY tips. These are intended to help you keep up with the plumbing maintenance in your home and hopefully avoid any major disasters. However, DIY plumbing can cover only so much and it’s important to know when to call in the experts. […]

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Tags: Customer Service · Emergency Response · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips

Plumbing Maintenance/ Disaster Prevention Tips

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments · by

There are many actions you can take to both prevent minor plumbing annoyances and to avoid a major plumbing disaster. Plumbing is one of those things most people take for granted! Just like a car, some people only think about maintenance when they’re in the shop. You don’t want to leave plumbing up to chance! […]

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Tags: Conserving Water at Home · Drains · Emergency Response · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing · Preventative Maintenance

Get Ready for Spring Plumbing Tips

March 28th, 2014 · No Comments · by

Even though there’s a storm up north dumping 2 feet of snow in Nova Scotia, and here in Ontario we still see plenty of snow on the ground, underneath it all there are signs that spring is on its way. So we thought we’d put together a handy spring checklist for you to follow to […]

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Tags: General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Preventative Maintenance

Presenting: Our 2 Featured Services

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments · by

We would like to explain a little more about two featured services of ours which are relatively new. They are torpedoing and backwater valve installation (as part of the City of Toronto Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program). What is torpedoing? Torpedoing consists of sending a long snake-like device horizontally through the ground to replace drains. The […]

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Tags: Basement Waterproofing · Drains · General Interest · In the Community · Plumbing · Preventative Maintenance · Toronto Plumbers · Torpedoing

How does hard water affect your home?

February 21st, 2014 · No Comments · by

Hard water contains excessive amounts of the minerals calcium and magnesium. It is estimated that 85 percent of households in Canada and the United States use hard water.  Hard water leaves mineral deposits inside plumbing pipes, and may eventually reduce the water flow significantly. The mineral deposits can also shorten the lifespan of household water-using […]

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Tags: Faucets · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing · Preventative Maintenance · Showers

8 Ways to Conserve Water at Home

January 24th, 2014 · No Comments · by

Did you know that the majority of your water usage occurs in the bathroom? In Toronto, plumbing can add up to a lot. It’s not surprising when you think about all the activities that take place in your bathroom: using the sink, bath, shower and flushing the toilet. In fact, the toilet alone can account […]

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Tags: Conserving Water at Home · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Showers Faucets Sinks