New Canadian Drain & Plumbing serves businesses and homeowners across Toronto and beyond. We provide drain cleaning, sewer line repair, basement waterproofing, and all other major plumbing services. Learn more about plumbing by contacting us and exploring the resources below.
Reducing your water usage will not only ease strain on your finances, it will also help conserve this finite natural resource and increase the lifespan of your pipes and plumbing. Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner, there are many simple steps you can take to use less water. Though it may not seem like these practices conserve much water on their own, collectively they can reduce your water use by dozens of litres per month. Read on for easy water-saving tips.
Install Low-Flow Faucets and Showerheads
Older buildings often have faucets and showerheads that use an unnecessary quantity of water. Modern fixtures have been engineered to provide good water pressure while reducing the rate of flow. In a home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a kitchen sink, replacing three faucets and two showerheads will drastically reduce monthly usage, and in an office building with more fixtures, the savings will be even greater.
Replace Older Toilets with Eco-Friendly Models
In homes, toilets account for about 30% of water usage. An older toilet can use over 20 litres of water per flush, which amounts to tens of thousands of litres of water per year. New low-flow toilets can use as little as six litres of water per flush, about 75% less than conventional models. In a home this savings is already impressive, and if you replace several toilets in a commercial building, the drop in water usage will be even greater.
Don’t Wash Partial Loads
Dishwashers and washing machines use the same amount of water per cycle regardless of how full they are. Even on the “light wash” or “small load” settings, these appliances use a few dozen litres of water each time they are run. By waiting until you have a full load of dishes or clothes to wash, you can run fewer loads and save water.
If you would like to install new toilets or fixtures in your home or office space, call New Canadian Drain & Plumbing today at (416) 651-2990. We offer a full range of plumbing services for both commercial and residential clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Because underground sewer lines carry a large volume of wastewater away from buildings, they may deteriorate more rapidly than other pipes and drains. Several decades ago, homeowners or building owners who needed to replace their sewer lines had no choice but to opt for expensive open-trench pipe replacement. Today, however, trenchless pipe relining is an option in many cases. You may wish to consider sewer relining if:
Your Sewer Lies Under Landscaped Grounds
In order to replace a pipe by digging a trench, an area several meters longer and wider than the pipe must be excavated. This process will tear up and destroy any lawns or gardens above the pipe, and you will have to spend time and money replanting them. Because sewer pipe relining does not require any excavation, you can preserve your landscaping by selecting this repair option.
Your Sewer Runs Under Concrete or Asphalt
Even if you don’t have landscaping in the area above your sewer line, an open-trench excavation could still be disruptive and costly. If, for example, crews need to demolish part of the sidewalk or street to repair your sewer line, then you may be responsible for the costs of repaving the area with asphalt or cement. If you own a commercial property and the sewer line runs beneath your parking lot or parking structure, cleanup and restoration after pipe replacement will be even more expensive.
Your Sewer Is Minimally Damaged
Although most property owners would prefer trenchless pipe replacement to invasive excavation, it is not an option in extreme cases where large sections of the pipe have collapsed. Sewer relining is viable in cases where tree roots or shifting ground have caused cracks in the pipe, but no sections have yet caved in.
If you suspect that your sewer line is damaged, schedule an inspection with New Canadian Drain & Plumbing by calling (416) 651-2990. We are available 24 hours a day for emergency plumbing service throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
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To learn more about the waterproofing and plumbing services available from New Canadian Drain & Plumbing, visit us online or call (416) 651-2990. We use comprehensive measures that encourage natural drainage and keep water from entering your basement.
There are many historic buildings in Toronto and the surrounding towns, including single-family homes and office high rises that are over 100 years old. Many homeowners and tenants enjoy the character and charm of older structures, but because of their age these buildings may have cosmetic or structural issues. Plumbing problems are especially prevalent in older buildings, and when people attempt to fix the problem without the help of a professional, they often encounter the following issues:
Rusted Waste Pipes
The pipes that carry wastewater away from many buildings are often made from cast iron, which is vulnerable to rust. Over several decades, internal corrosion can eat through a pipe and cause leaks, first pinhole sized and then larger. If you notice rust on your pipes, you should call a plumber to assess the extent of the damage and any required repiping. Replacing long lengths of pipe is beyond the skill of even the handiest of do-it-yourselfers.
Hidden Water Damage
If you notice wet spots or mould growth around basement pipes, this is probably a sign of an unseen pinhole leak somewhere in the plumbing. Because these holes are often very difficult to locate, you should contact a plumber to make sure all leaks are properly identified and repaired. The larger your house or office building, the more likely it is that you have multiple hidden leaks.
Homeowners and office workers often attempt to correct clogged drains on their own, but sometimes they end up creating further damage by using harsh chemical drain cleaners. Also, if grease has built up in corroded pipes, especially sewer lines, an inexpert cleaning may cause a sudden pipe collapse. Professional equipment is required to safely and thoroughly clean clogged drainpipes.
New Canadian Drain & Plumbing offers complete plumbing services throughout the Greater Toronto Area. We clean drains, waterproof basements, and answer emergency calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact us by calling (416) 651-2990 any time, day or night.