How Waterproofing Works

How Waterproofing Works – 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…

Winter Plumbing Problems and What You Can Do About Them

Winter Plumbing Problems – 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…

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

Polar Vortex Freeze Your Pipes – 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.…

7 Crucial Ways to Avoid Emergency Plumbing Situations

Avoid Emergency Plumbing Situations – 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.”…

Plumbing Maintenance/ Disaster Prevention Tips

Plumbing Maintenance – 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…

Presenting: Our 2 Featured Services

Backwater Valve Installation – We would like to explain a little more about two featured services of ours which are relatively new. They are torpedoing and backwater valve installation (as part of the City of Toronto Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program). What is torpedoing? Torpedoing consists of sending a long snake-like device horizontally through the ground…