Full-service plumbing and waterproofing in Scarborough

Are you looking for full-service plumbing and waterproofing in Scarborough? WaterWorks should be your one and only choice. We are experienced plumbing professionals who treat all of our customers like family and approach every job with empathy for the homeowner, and a first-hand understanding of the stress that plumbing problems often cause. We proudly and diligently serve households throughout Scarborough and the entire GTA, we are available 24 hours a day, and we insist on always offering expert service at honest, upfront prices with no hidden costs.

Scarborough’s experts in all things plumbing

WaterWorks is Scarborough’s most trusted provider of all services relating to plumbing, waterproofing, water filtration and bathroom renovations.

  • 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 in Scarborough

We know pretty much all there is to know about plumbing in Scarborough and everywhere else in the GTA. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we are asked.

How is water pressure maintained in high-rise apartment buildings?

In high-rise apartment buildings, the water supply has to push upward against gravity, and it must be supplied with sufficient force to reach all floors of the building. The problem with this is that there is often a discrepancy between the pressure on the lower floors and the upper floors. When pressure is sufficient on the lower levels, it may be too weak towards the top of the building. On the other hand, if it is adequate on the top floors, it is often too high on the levels nearer the ground floor. Plumbers and building designers equalize and maintain the pressure throughout the building using pressure-reducing valves (PRVs). These valves enable high pressure to supply water to the upper floors while regulating the pressure closer to the ground.

What do I do when a pipe bursts?

First, turn off the water at the main valve to prevent any further water damage. Then turn off any electrical installations around the affected area. Assess the damage and take photographs for your insurance claim. Call a plumber to deal with the problem as soon as possible. WaterWorks Plumbing and Drains will respond to your emergency plumbing calls 24 hours a day.

Are chemical drain cleaners safe and effective?

While most of the drain cleaners you can buy from your local hardware store or supermarket are effective at clearing blockages from your drains, they may not be the safest option. What makes them so effective is their being made with harsh, toxic chemicals – hence the warning labels on the bottles. Having these products lying around your house is a safety risk if you have children and pets. If you use them often enough, they can also cause corrosion in your pipes, which you will then eventually have to replace. There are several gentler alternatives available, such as those that use enzymes or bacteria to break down blockages. For larger blocks, it is always best to call a plumber, who will use mechanical means – such as rodding or snaking – to clear out your drains.

If you need expert plumbing services in Scarborough, contact WaterWorks and book your service call today.

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