Save Your Plumbing and Your Money 
Metro Plumbing and Drains wants you to keep your money safe in your pocket. So our team of professional plumbers came up with many different tips on how to avoid simple clogged drains. Metro Plumbing and Drains strongly insists that you follow the instructions below to keep both your home and money safe.

Shower and Bathroom Sink Drains
The main enemy of your shower drain is hair and soup. Both these materials can get into the drain and stay there causing a clog. To avoid this happening install a strainer and clean it after every shower you take. However if you do notice that your drain is clogged don’t go out and buy drain cleaner because it will make a bad problem worse. We suggest that you call one of our Metro Plumbing plumbers who will get the job done quickly and affordably.

Toilet Drains
The main reason for toilet clogs is the presents of foreign objects in the toilet. These include paper towel, cotton balls, paper, fabric and other items that are believed to be flushable. If an overflow occurs, shut off the water and call Metro Plumbing and Drains. From there our plumbers will do the rest.

Kitchen Sinks
The most common reason for the clogging of the kitchen sink is cooking oil and food parts that end up in the drain. To prevent food particles and jewelry from falling down the drain get a strainer. When it comes to cooking oil you should put it in a separate bag and throw it out. The kitchen drain can be the biggest plumbing issue so we strongly suggest that you call Metro Plumbing and Drains before it’s too late.

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Keeping Your Pipes Warm  
Metro Plumbing and Drains is prioritized to keep your homes plumbing safe. In this post we will teach you simple tips and tricks to keep you homes pipes from bursting in the middle of Christmas season. The team of plumbers at Metro Plumbing knows those pipe bursts can be a hassle. So we highly insist that you follow the instructions bellow to keep your home safe and dry.
- A valve
Most home owners believe that pipe bursts occur when water freezes inside the plumbing systems and does not allow water to pass. However, our professional plumbers can reassure you that pipes burst because of the pressure that grows when the pipe is blocked with a solid object. So if you call one of our plumbers they would be happy to insert a valve for you to let the pressure out and avoid the problem.
- Insulate Pipes
The group of professional plumbers working at Metro Plumbing and Drains are warning you that keeping you pipes bare will lead to instant freezing on a good Canadian snow fall. Insulating these pipes is easy and is a job that can be done on your own. However we recommend that you hire a professional plumber who will get the job done in no time at all.
- Leave a drip
Many house owners who have a desire to save money might not agree on this tip. However, all our plumbers here at Metro Plumbing consider that leaving the water to drip a bit is a good idea. The reason behind this is that an open tap lets out air pressure which in return keeps the pipes from bursting.
- Plug the gaps
It is not uncommon to have wires and electric boxes running through pipes. This makes the pipes more vulnerable to ice and pressure. Make sure that your homes plumbing is safe, fill the gaps with insulation foam.

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Issues with Your Sump Pump 
The team of plumbers at Metro Plumbing and Drains cares that your homes plumbing systems are always running correctly and are doing their assigned tasks. This post will be dedicated to the Sump Pump System. The objective of this system is to pump all the drain, rain and soil water out of your homes basement. The team of plumbers at Metro Plumbing and Drains has noticed that many customers in Toronto that resident in old homes do not know what a Sump Pump is. This poses a hazard if the Sump Pump turns off and a home owner does not know what or where the problem is. As a result they will end up with a flooded basement and a big repair bill. However if you check your Sump Pump at least once a month to see if it’s working you are safe from an expensive flood.
If your sump pump is starting and stopping over and over again, it is most likely due to a few problems:

- The pressure switch may need to be replaced
- The expansion tank may have no air inside
- There may be a blockage of the opening of the impeller pump

If you notice any of the previously mentioned problems you should immediately call a plumber who will inspect the sump pump and save your basement and your money.

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Ticking Time Bomb 
Our team of plumbers at Metro Plumbing and Drains are dedicated to keeping your home plumbing systems safe and operable. In this post we will be discussing the time bomb in your laundry room. In other words the old and cheap rubber hoses running from your washing machine to your wall faucets. Home owners believe that changing a hose that is working is a waste of 20 dollars. However, there is a 95 percent chance that the old hoses will burst, and make 20 dollars into 2000 dollars. Metro Plumbing and Drains and our team of plumbers can fix the problem but we strongly insist that you take the first step and change your rubber hoses to Braided Stainless Steel hoses. If you do not take our advice and end up needing the help of our professional plumbers we provide 24/7 emergency service in Toronto and many other cities.

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Our Help Before You Need It. 
Our happy Metro Plumbing family is always willing to lend a helping hand with tips and suggestions on many different plumbing related topics. In this post we will give easy to follow tips on how keep the plumbing in your kitchen drain running smoothly.
- Dispose of liquid grease in the trash. If consistently poured down the drain it will eventually cause a plumbing problem.
- Never put dense, stringy or fibrous waste (which would include things like poultry skins or vegetable and fruit peels) down the drain.
- Run cold water down the drain for 15 seconds before and after using the garbage disposal to thoroughly clear out the waste from the line.
These simple measures of precaution will help you keep the plumbing in your kitchen protected and the money in your wallet safe.

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