If You Have a Question: The Drain Man has the Answer

At The Drain Man, we often encounter similar questions from our clients. To save you time, we’ve take a short selection of the most commonly asked questions and provided answers below. If you don’t see your question here, or you’d like to explore the question more deeply, feel free to give us a call at our Scarborough location.

Q: How can I prevent sink blockages?

A: For sinks, you should use a sink stopper with a strainer. Using a strainer is the most effective thing you can do to prevent blockages. Also, never pour grease or oil down your sink. Oils and greases solidify when cold and quickly build up to create blockages. Not only this, but they can also cause other pieces of smaller debris to get stuck over time and before you know it, your sink stinks and is totally backed up.

Q: Why is my faucet leaking?

A: The most common cause of faucet leakage is due to O-ring deterioration. O-rings are rubber rings that sit in the faucet stem. Over time, the ring can deteriorate and the water-proof seal is broken. While the repair for such a problem can appear straightforward, it is best handled by a professional plumber. It is incredibly easy to damage and strip faucets and to create even bigger problems.

Q: Why won’t my dishwasher drain fully after use?

A: First off—you can relax; this is not a defect. Manufacturers design dishwashers to have water left over at the end of the cycle. The water is necessary to prevent the element (used for dryer the dishes) from burning out.

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440 Brimley Road, Unit 11
Scarborough, ON M1J 1A1


After-hours phone: 416-699-8885


Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM—4:00 PM
Emergency after hours service available seven days a week.

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