Entries Tagged as 'Drains'

Chemical Drain Cleaners: bad for drains and your health

July 9th, 2010 · No Comments · by

This tip isn’t so much about preventative maintenance, but can result in the need for a Toronto plumber rather quickly. A lot of people make the mistake of using very harsh chemical drain cleaners to try to clear pesky drain issues. In doing this, over time, the drain line can get corroded and cause a […]

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Sewer Gas Smell Issues

June 21st, 2010 · No Comments · by

Sewer gas issues typically stem from floor drain traps that have dried up and give off fumes. The simplest solution for this is to get a bucket of water and steadily pour it down the drain to keep the trap seal full. Try to check the water level every few weeks or so, and if […]

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High Water Bill? You might have an undetected water leak

June 7th, 2010 · No Comments · by

I can’t tell you how many times our plumbers in Toronto get calls from people with astronomical water bills. One of the simplest and quickest ways to ensure everything is as it should be is through a visual inspection. When no water is being used take a look at the metre reading (make sure to […]

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Keep Washing Machines Plumbing in Good Order

May 25th, 2010 · No Comments · by

It’s safe to say we all use our washing machines on a weekly basis, yet we tend to take them for granted from a plumbing standpoint. As the plumbers Toronto trusts, we’d like to remind you that from time to time, it’s important to take a look at your washing machine hoses to make sure […]

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Just another reason to experience the DrainWorks difference

May 10th, 2010 · No Comments · by

By now, you’ve probably heard our jingle on radio stations around the G.T.A, proclaiming “we will clear it, or you don’t pay!™” or seen the advertisement on our website or elsewhere and you may be wondering, just what that means. Allow me to clarify.: If your main sewer/sanitary line is backed up, meaning a floor […]

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Preventing and thawing frozen water pipes

January 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · by

Living in the Toronto climate we do, the cold weather is certainly a reality that we all must deal with and with the wintry weather comes the possibility of having to contend with frozen pipes in your home. There are several things that can be done to minimize the prospect of having to experience this […]

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Tags: Drains · Frozen Pipes · Toronto Plumbers

Are you taking advantage of the Home reno tax credit? You should be!

June 8th, 2009 · No Comments · by

The Home Renovation Tax Credit lets Canadian homeowners deduct 15% of their home renovations bill, up to $1350 in the form of a tax credit for their Canadian income tax returns until February 10, 2010. You really should be taking advantage of this. Not to sound like too much of a cynic, but when’s the […]

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What causes kitchen clogs and how do I unclog it?

April 14th, 2009 · No Comments · by

As plumbing and drain guys, we meet a lot of people and answer a lot of water and plumbing related questions. Here are some answers and tips you might find valuable We just moved into a home with a very slow kitchen drain. What causes kitchen clogs and how do I unclog it? Fats or […]

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Tags: Drains · General Interest

Kitchen clogs: how to avoid them and how to unclog them

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments · by

Here’s another tip from your plumbers in Toronto  for keeping your drains flowing smoothly. Fats or greases poured or washed down a drain often cause kitchen clogs. Fatty deposits cool and solidify along the walls of your pipes. Over time, these deposits trap other debris and before long, your pipe is clogged shut. The best […]

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Are you doing what you love? Either way, it shows!

June 24th, 2008 · No Comments · by

If you know me or read my posts, you can tell that I’m hung up on accountability. It’s an obsession really, and depending who you speak to, one I may carry too far at times. It’s one of the reasons I encourage every single customer we have to check out more than 200 unfiltered reviews […]

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Tags: Drains · Plumbing · Why DrainWorks?