Entries Tagged as 'Showers'

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

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

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

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

7 Signs of a Looming Sewer Drain Clog or Backup!

August 29th, 2013 · No Comments · by

A sewer drain backup can be one of the most unpleasant experiences you’ll have as a homeowner. We deal with them all the time, but they are preventable. It’s often easier to wait until there’s a real problem before you decide to call up a Toronto plumber, but trust us when we say, you’ll save […]

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Eco-Friendly Plumbing Tips for at Home

August 15th, 2013 · No Comments · by

Saving on water (and energy) is important, and is something we’re passionate about promoting. Oftentimes just updating some of your equipment around the home can save you a trip from plumbers in Toronto, or fixing a problem can result in saving a lot of water and energy – which is good for us and the […]

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Tags: Conserving Water at Home · Faucets · Home Plumbing Tips · In the Community · Showers · Toilets

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

How To Prevent Bathroom Mould & Mildew

November 28th, 2012 · No Comments · by

No matter where you live, mould and mildew are both very common and frustrating bathroom problems. It’s especially hard to clean off mould once it’s already there, so the key is prevention. Mould develops from moisture, plain and simple. So the more you can prevent moisture from clinging to all the walls of your bathroom, […]

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Tags: Home Plumbing Tips · Showers · Waterproofing

Choosing the Right Plunger – And Tips for Use!

November 7th, 2012 · No Comments · by

Types of Plungers and Their Differences When you think of a toilet plunger, you most likely think of the wooden pole with the red rubber suction cup at the end. But as anyone involved in providing Toronto plumbing services knows, this is the one type of plunger you should not use for a toilet. Allow […]

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Tags: Drains · Plumbing · Showers

A Unique Customer’s Observations of our Plumbers

May 9th, 2012 · No Comments · by

I live in an old house and our basement shower drain backed up when the main floor toilet was flushed. My first experience was with a company endorsed by a television celebrity. Perhaps it was the unprepossessing appearance of my house (or of myself), but the rather brusque technician seemed anxious to leave as soon […]

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