Replacing Lead Pipe or Galvanized Pipe with Copper Pipe in Toronto

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What is a Drain Back Water Valve or Back Up Prevention Valve – and why do you need one?

There is nothing worse than seeing water in your basement. Why is water coming up your floor drains? Where is it coming from? How can you make it stop? When you take a shower, flush the toilet, or run your dishwasher, all that wastewater goes down your drain pipe and into the sewer system. It […]

Everything You Need to Know About Sewer Backwater Valve Installation

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As a homeowner, do you know if your sewer system has a backwater valve installed? Usually, when you flush the toilet or drain the tub, all that water goes down the sewer line that’s connected to your home and eventually out to sea. But there’s always a chance that your system could get backed up. […]

Replacing Old Clay Basement Drain Piping

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Older houses often have clay drain piping installed beneath a concrete slab floor. These systems can go decades without problems, but when problems occur usually the best thing to do is to replace the old clay pipe. Why Replace Clay Drain Pipes? Root Infiltration Clay pipe is usually found in sections ranging from 12 inches […]

Drain and Sewer Preventative Maintenance

The keys to a successful preventative maintenance of sewer and drainage systems are regular attention and, pre-emptive steps to deal with problems, and proper construction. Effective maintenance yields multiple benefits: increased performance of the system, lower costs of operation, and a longer lifespan. A properly maintained system will carry outflows more efficiently, giving it greater […]

Excavating and Replacing Drain and Sewer Pipes

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Problems with drain and sewer pipes can take a number of forms, and be solved in a number of ways, but in some cases the only remaining solution is replacement. Arriving at the need to replace piping is usually a process of ruling out less invasive options. In most cases, the decision to replace piping […]

Battery Backup for Sump Pump Systems

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Sump pumps are often a last line of defence against basement flooding, and for that reason their reliability is key. A sump pump will need to predictably detect rising water levels in the sump well, and start in response. A primary pump, attached to AC mains power will generally be all that is needed, but […]

Preparing Drain and Sewer Systems for House Inspections

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Building up to Code Making sure that a home’s drainage system is ready for and will meet Ontario Building Code standards for its materials and construction is a complex task that requires professional expertise of the sort Master Drain can offer. To meet these Code requirements, numerous construction materials and methods need to be inspected […]

Kitchen and Laundry Snaking

As when dealing with bathroom clogs, clearing clogs in kitchen sinks and laundry tubs is a matter of taking a staged approach: first try the simplest and easiest approaches. If those don’t solve the problem, move on to more complicated and ultimately effective techniques. Snaking is often unnecessary when other methods have been successfully tried […]

Bathroom Snaking: Toilet, Sink, and Tub

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Snaking bathroom plumbing fixtures is a very effective way of clearing blockages that are not far from the fixture itself, and in fact the vast majority of blockages are in this category. Typically, bathrooms have three standard fixtures: a tub/shower, a basin, and a toilet. Each of these three is capable of developing a blockage, […]

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