Entries Tagged as 'Preventative Maintenance'

Holiday Plumbing Headaches and How You Can Avoid Them

December 15th, 2017 · No Comments · by

The holiday season is a busy time with lots of preparation happening including decorating, cooking and baking, and cleaning so you’re ready for all the events the season throws your way. One event you don’t want to happen during the holidays is a plumbing issue which can bring your event to a screeching halt if […]

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

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

Winter Plumbing Problems and What You Can Do About Them

November 25th, 2014 · No Comments · by

Over the last 19 years that we’ve provided expert service to Toronto for their plumbing and drain needs we’ve encountered our fair share of winter plumbing woes caused by cold weather. A few weeks ago we described the issue of freezing pipes brought on by the polar vortex’s approach to Toronto, but these aren’t the only plumbing […]

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Tags: Emergency Response · Faucets · Frozen Pipes · General Interest · Home Plumbing Tips · Plumbing · Preventative Maintenance · Showers · Toronto Plumbers

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

4 Signs That It Might Be Time to Replace Your Toilet

October 1st, 2014 · No Comments · by

It’s been a part of your home and family for many years. Reliable, dependable, and always there for you. We’re not talking about your loyal dog, or your trusted friend – we’re talking about your toilet. The average person flushes a toilet about 2000 times per year, so it’s pretty amazing how long some toilets […]

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Tags: Plumbing · Preventative Maintenance · Toilets

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

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

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