Entries Tagged as 'General Interest'

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

5 Important Plumbing Tips for Everyone

November 29th, 2013 · No Comments · by

The more you know about how to take care of your plumbing system, the more money you can save by conserving water and minimizing repair needs. Of course, we love to serve you whenever you have a need, but we also believe in saving you money when you can. Plus, it will help your plumbing […]

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

Make sure you hire a certified plumber for your next job!

November 1st, 2013 · No Comments · by

A recent survey from the UK revealed that a quarter of homeowners have had a botched plumbing job performed due to hiring unskilled and unqualified contractors. The UK has a national database where certified plumbers can register and make themselves easy to find for potential customers. Because we do not have such a tool in […]

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Tags: General Interest · Plumbing · Toronto Plumbers · Why DrainWorks?

Fall is The Season For Clogged Shower Drains

October 25th, 2013 · No Comments · by

According to scientists in Sweden there is such a thing as seasonal hair loss. And the heaviest hair loss occurs during the Fall, from October onwards. Humans tend to shed between 50 and 100 hairs everyday and this mostly happens when you’re brushing your hair or while shampooing in the shower. So this leads us […]

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Tags: Drains · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing · Showers

Which Plumbing Jobs Should You DIY vs. Leave To The Experts?

June 24th, 2013 · No Comments · by

These days many people turn to the internet for help on DIY projects. While that can save you some money, it may not save you time or peace of mind – and perhaps not even money in the long run! We are not discouraging you from undertaking any DIY projects, on the contrary, it’s good […]

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Tags: General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing

Tips for a Clean & Green Bathroom

June 6th, 2013 · No Comments · by

Especially in the plumbing industry, chemical products are used quite often. Here at DrainWorks, all of our Toronto plumbing staff  likes to make what efforts we can to be conscious of the environment and especially in our business – water. That’s why we wrote a previous blog post on Tips for Conserving Water at Home. […]

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

7 Things You Should Never Put in the Garbage Disposal

May 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · by

It’s important to know what you should not put in your garbage disposal unit, as just knowing what these 11 things are might save you a call to a Toronto plumber one day. As much as we want your call, we don’t want you to have to call us for something that could have been easily avoided. […]

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Tags: General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing · Toronto Plumbers

Tips On How to Keep Your Sink Sparkling Clean!

October 24th, 2012 · No Comments · by

In our last post, we provided some tips on how to keep your garbage disposal clear and smelling fresh. This time we’re looking at how to keep your sink basin clean and sparkling! You have probably noticed that after a while, the sides and bottom of your sink start to become dull and blotchy with […]

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Tags: General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Showers Faucets Sinks