Drain and Sewer Preventative Maintenance
The keys to a successful preventative maintenance of drain and sewer 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
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 […]
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. Laundry snaking is often unnecessary when other methods have been successfully […]
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 usinng trenchless plumbing 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 […]
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.