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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…(Read More)

One of the most common issues facing any homeowner is a clogged drain. People knowingly put all kinds of things down their drains (hair, grease, fingernails, food, etc), not to mention the objects kids try and stuff down there for fun. Often this can be fixed with a simple plunger or liquid drain cleaner, but…(Read More)

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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. To assist in pipe inspection, specialized cameras are the most effective means of getting inside a pipe and looking around. Pipe inspection cameras themselves run the…(Read More)

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Getting To Know Low Water Pressure and Unhealthy Lead Piping in Toronto We all know that Toronto is one of the greatest cities in the world to live, raise a family or start a business. Home to sporting events, film festivals, nightlife and numerous dining options, Toronto truly has something for everyone. And if you…(Read More)

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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…(Read More)

Toronto City Rebates

What’s Available for Rebates? 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. The Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program The Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program is designed…(Read More)

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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…(Read More)

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Lead has a long tradition in plumbing; in fact, the word “plumber” comes from the Latin word for lead, “plumbum”. The Romans discovered that lead made a excellent plumbing material. Waterproof, malleable, and corrosion-resistant, it was used to line aquaducts and to make pipes. But they were unaware of the drawback of lead: it…(Read More)

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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…(Read More)

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