All About Plumbing Rebates in the City of Toronto

The City of Toronto has decided to give support to an assortment of plumbing projects that it considers highly important. In particular, the City offers partial rebates for certain measures that provide protection against basement flooding.

Drain Pipe Locating Tracing Marking


Knowing where to dig When working on drainage systems, it’s important to save time by eliminating random digging. Knowing where to dig has always been a problem, whether is was digging to find water for a well, or to find buried treasure. Dowsing, the pseudoscience of finding underground objects by divination, has a long history. […]

Trenchless Plumbing Using Torpedo Technology


What if a plumber could lay down a drain pipe through your yard without digging a trench? Suddenly the work does not involve tearing up lawns and gardens, pulling up paving stones, and tearing apart decks. Trenchless plumbing (or directional boring is a subsurface technique that limits the number of trenches or eliminates the need […]

Frozen Pipes around the Home


If pipes freeze sufficiently to cause a leak, then things can really get out of control: in addition to the cost of repairing burst pipes or damaged valves, costly and disruptive flooding can result.

What is a catch basin?

A catch basin is a variety of trap that prevents debris, sand, grit, and other contaminants from entering a drainage system. Catch basins can be found along the sides of roadways, in parking lots, along the edges of buildings, and in other low-lying areas. Smaller catch basins can be found as a part of a […]

When your Cup Runneth Over: Part 2


Most toilet problems are fixable with relatively little expense, skill, or tools if you are willing to roll up your sleeves.

Shining a Light in the Dark: Pipe Inspection Cameras


Sewers and pipes eventually need cleaning or repair, and inspection often is the first step. Knowing what best to do is generally first a matter of inspecting the situation.

Drain Pipe Digging

A French drain is typically piped with rigid PVC plastic drain piping with perforations along one side of the pipe. Usually, a 4-inch pipe is used. This pipe is preferable to corrugated drainage pipe, which can be hard to clean with a Roto-Rooter. The older clay or ceramic pipe is no longer used.

When your Cup Runneth Over: Part 1


Most toilet problems are fixable with relatively little expense, skill, or tools if you are willing to roll up your sleeves. For those wanting to bring in a professional, contact Master Drain today for a quick solution.

When You Want Things to Go Down the Drain


A floor drain is an opening in the floor of a basement that connects to a sewer pipe beneath the floor. It makes it possible to divert water from the basement, to prevent water accumulation. A basement floor drain can protect to some degree against water damage.