Entries Tagged as 'Plumbing Terminology 101'

How Waterproofing Works

December 30th, 2014 · No Comments · by

If you’ve ever encountered a wet, humid, or odorous basement, you may be in need of basement or foundation waterproofing. Why Waterproof your Basement? As part of our services and something that we do on a daily basis, DrainWorks and our team have become experts in the permanent sealing of your basement, ensuring it stays […]

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Tags: Basement Waterproofing · Drain Excavation · Plumbing Terminology 101 · Preventative Maintenance · Uncategorized · Waterproofing

Why Does My Toilet (or Drain) Smell Like a Sewer?

March 15th, 2013 · No Comments · by

A common complaint we get from customers is that of a foul sewer or sulphur-like smell coming from their toilet – even when it’s not in use (or recently used). Well, it’s not you. As the Toronto drain cleaning experts, it’s something we see quite frequently. This is sewer gas coming up from the drain […]

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Tags: Drains · Plumbing Terminology 101 · Sewer Pipes · Toilets · Toronto Plumbers

Why Your Toilet Sounds Like it’s Flushing

February 20th, 2013 · No Comments · by

Do you ever hear an on and off flushing noise coming from your toilet, even when it’s not in use? If yes, it sounds like the tank might be leaking. This is not good for three reasons. First is that it’s annoying to hear the toilet flush when no one’s using it (as it could […]

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Tags: Conserving Water at Home · Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing Terminology 101 · Toronto Plumbers

Plumber Honesty & Integrity – Do You Need a Back Water Valve?

September 26th, 2012 · No Comments · by

Here are a few reviews we received from customers who were very happy with our plumbing service – specifically, our honesty and integrity. Our Toronto plumbers take pride in the service they offer, which is why we are so appreciate of the reviews we receive. “Great service. Another company said pipes were cracked, Drainworks tech […]

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Plumbing Terminology 101: Waste Stack

August 15th, 2012 · No Comments · by

Plumbing Terminology 101: The Waste Stack The waste stack pipe shown in the sketch refers to any other vertical drain piping in the building that does not carry soil (sewage) from a sanitary fixture (toilet). Typically waste stack piping carries drainage away from sinks, tubs, and showers. Make sure to follow our blog for our […]

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Plumbing Terminology 101: the Accordion Plunger

August 1st, 2012 · No Comments · by

Plumbing Terminology 101: The Accordion Plunger There are numerous types of plungers available for you to clear your clogged drains; be it sink, toilet, tub, or otherwise. All plungers utilize the same principle. A plunger is used to create a positive or negative pressure inside the pipe to loosen the blockage/backup and enable flow to […]

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Plumbing Terminology 101: the Electric Drain Snake

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments · by

Plumbing Terminology 101: The Electric Drain Snake Drain snakes come in various shapes, sizes, and types; be it electric or otherwise. These machines are used to try to clear blocked drains, whether it’s kitchen sinks, toilets, floor drains or otherwise. For these machines, generally you would use a minimum of ⅝” diameter snake cable and […]

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