Plumbing and waterproofing services in Toronto
When looking for plumbing and waterproofing services in Toronto, it is obviously important to find licensed experts. However, there is more to a plumbing contractor than that: the ideal service providers understand, from personal experience, what it is like to deal with the hassles and inconvenience of plumbing issues, can empathize with you when you find yourself facing an unexpected plumbing problem, and provide prompt, personalized service. At WaterWorks, we are homeowners ourselves and we approach our work accordingly. We not only know plumbing; we are passionate about it – and we care about providing fast and efficient solutions. To get the job done right, contact us for your requirements in all the following service areas:
- Drain plumbing, including cleaning, repair and hydro-jetting.
- Installation and upgrades, from faucets to dishwashers and water heaters.
- General plumbing: let us fix those bust pipes, frozen pipes, boiler repairs and water pressure issues.
- Renovations: Call us if you have decided it is time to upgrade your bathroom.
- Water filtration: We can install and repair water purification and softening systems, and we will also test the quality and chemical composition of your water.
- Water leak detection: We detect and repair leaks throughout your home.
- Waterproofing: Trust us to install or repair your basement waterproofing and flood protection.
- Sewers and sump pumps.
FAQs about plumbing and waterproofing in Toronto
Here are our answers to some of the most common questions about plumbing:
Are there waterproofing solutions to make a bathroom completely leak-free?
A bathroom usually has four main areas that are most at risk of leaking: the drainage pipes, the floor bed, the fittings and the shower area. WaterWorks uses a variety of comprehensive sealing systems that will make your bathroom 100% leak-free for many years.
My water bill went up – how do I check for leaks?
The most common sources of water leaks are leaking toilets or faucets. Either of these can lose up to 75 litres of water per day. Check for leaks by inspecting all faucets in your bathrooms and kitchen. Remove the lid of your toilet cistern and listen for sounds such as dripping or hissing. If these obvious signs are not present, you will need to check your water line and hose bibs. It is best to call a plumbing expert for help, as we know all the places to look and will quickly locate the leak’s source. Once the leak is found, it is usually pretty quick and easy to repair.
How do I prevent my pipes from freezing?
Frozen pipes are a real and ever-present risk during our winters and homeowners need to take proactive steps to keep the water flowing. There are several steps you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing. Insulate any exposed pipes in your ceilings and crawlspaces. You can also use heat tape to prevent freezing in exposed pipes (follow the instructions carefully or get a professional to do this for you, as improperly installed heat tape can lead to fires. Seek out any possible air leaks in your home in areas around wiring, vents and pipes, and use caulk or some other form of insulation to seal these leaks. If you need help preparing your pipes for winter, or if your pipes have frozen up, contact a plumbing contractor to take care of the problem for you.
Is basement waterproofing necessary?
You could risk not waterproofing your basement and go an entire lifetime without experiencing any problems. On the other hand, if a leak does happen, it can cause major problems. Aside from the risk of flooding, a leaky basement can attract harmful black mould and cause structural damage to your home. It is better not to take the risk: make the investment in waterproofing, and you will protect your home, as well as increasing its market value.
If you need plumbing and waterproofing services in Toronto, contact WaterWorks and book your service call today.