Entries Tagged as 'Home Plumbing Tips'

Don’t Let the Polar Vortex Freeze Your Pipes This Winter!

November 12th, 2014 · No Comments · by

Last winter was a cold one in the Greater Toronto Area, and according to meteorologists, the upcoming winter months could be just as bad. With a polar vortex predicted to once again sweep across vast parts of North America, Toronto could be in for another year of below-average temperatures. That frigid weather can wreak havoc […]

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Tags: Frozen Pipes · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Preventative Maintenance

Do I Have Tree Roots Growing in My Pipes?

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments · by

If you live in, or have walked through one of Toronto’s lovely old neighbourhoods, like East York, North Toronto or High Park, you know that the old trees that line the residential streets can provide a beautiful canopy of shade during the warmer months. Unfortunately, beneath the surface, those trees’ roots can cause major issues […]

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Tags: Camera Inspection · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Tree Roots in Drains Toronto

9 Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid This Winter

October 14th, 2014 · No Comments · by

We are big believers that if you don’t know what you’re doing with your plumbing, you should leave it to the professional Toronto Plumbers at DrainWorks. Having said that, while not everyone can be experts on plumbing systems, everyone can arm themselves with some basic knowledge. With that information in mind, you can reduce the […]

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

Fall Plumbing Tips for Autumn in Toronto

September 25th, 2014 · No Comments · by

The weather is cooling off, the kids are back to school, and many folks are getting ready for the winter. Is your plumbing ready? Autumn temperatures in the Greater Toronto Area can vary widely, so the best bet in terms of preparing your plumbing and getting your water systems in good working shape for Autumn […]

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

7 Crucial Ways to Avoid an Emergency Plumbing Situation

September 9th, 2014 · No Comments · by

Murphy’s Law states that “anything that can go wrong will go wrong,” but maybe there should be a closely-related offshoot called the “Emergency Plumbing Law.” If there was, it would probably go something like this: “Your emergency plumbing situation will always happen at the time it’s least convenient for you.” Okay, that might be a […]

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Tags: Emergency Response · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Preventative Maintenance

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

How to clear clogged drains in your bathroom

July 15th, 2014 · No Comments · by

A great deal of the water we use in our day-to-day lives is consumed in our washrooms. Toilets account for around 25% of total water use in a home, while showerheads are responsible for around 15% of the water use in a typical home. Add that to water used in the bathroom sink, or drawing […]

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Tags: Drains · Home Plumbing Tips · Showers Faucets Sinks · Toilet Backup · Toilets

How Much Water Can New Appliances & Fixtures Save?

June 30th, 2014 · No Comments · by

It seems that everyone is looking to save some water around the house these days. There are two main reasons why this is the case. First, increased awareness in recent decades means that people are more conscious of their personal water use from an environmental perspective. The second factor is a little more personal – […]

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Tags: Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing · Showers · Toilets

Know the Signs of Basement Water Damage

June 25th, 2014 · No Comments · by

Homeowners in Toronto are all too familiar with water damage in their basements, as it’s a very common problem in homes throughout the Greater Toronto Area. In recent summers, the city’s been hit with a number of storms that caused serious problems. Remember last year’s flash flooding on July 8th? That storm caused nearly $1 […]

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Tags: Basement Waterproofing · Home Plumbing Tips

A Plumbing Inspection Now Can Save a Lot of Headaches Later

June 20th, 2014 · No Comments · by

A plumbing inspection is one of those things where a little diligence now can save you a lot of problems later. This is particularly true with older homes. Old houses often have character to them, but sometimes come with their fair share of unwelcome surprises, as well. That can be in the form of electrical […]

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