All drain systems age, clog-up, collapse, or get blocked by tree roots at some point. The key is - diagnosing the problem accurately and solving it properly.
That's where we come in. Having snaked, repaired and installaed 1000's of drains over the last 10 years, we’re committed to be the Drain Contractor of choice for the GTA. Our mission is to solve any drain problem you may have – effectively, affordably and with top quality!
A clogged drain slows down or blocks waste water drainage. If left unattended, it may cause serious flooding, corrosion, and in extreme situations a drain backup.
In most cases drain clogs develop as food, soap, hair, and other waste buildup in the pipes, hindering the flow. Other common culprits in a clogged drain are feminine hygiene products, pre-moistened diaper wipes, and cotton-tipped swabs, among others.
While most drain clogs can be prevented, some are caused by other factors such us tree roots or negative slope, we explain each of these below.
Roots may cause mayhem to your home drainage system in various ways. Growing roots, in particular, can get their way into cracked underground pipes, become larger over time, and cause obstruction and pipe damage. Eventually this causes pipe blockage and drain backup.
If you have mature trees on your property chances are that some of the roots are already in the lines. Tree root intrusion is more common in older homes where pipe integrity has suffered due to age.
Roots are attracted to the waster water that seeps through the cracks and other openings, and once they're "in" they begin growing inside the drain pipe.
Drain pipes are meant to ensure your home's waste water flows out to the city sewer. However, due to old age, poor installation, or shifting soil during seasonal temprature changes the drain pipes can collapse, causing major blockages.
Signs that show you have a collapsed pipe may include a sudden backup from the basement drain or any of the basement washrooms. You may also observe an unfamiliar smell in the house and subsidence of the ground around the front of your home.
Collapsed pipes are often impossible to detect until it's too late. Once the backup happens a drain camera inspection needs to be performed to identify what is causing it - an actualy collapsed pip or some other obstrucion.
Anything greasy like cooking fat, lotions, or used car products like engine oil can cause serious problems in your home’s sewer line. In fact, most homes experience grease-caused clogging multiple times without knowing it is the actual reason.
What happens is after you’ve washed out the remaining cooking fat down the sink, the fats in the grease ferment over time. They then become fatty acids, which bind with readily available calcium in the sewer to form an ever-growing clog, in form of a soap-like compound.
In plumbing, a negative slope refers to a bent pipe, which causes wastewater to collect on the curve rather than drain away. The bend often takes a downward sunken shape that immensely slows the speed of water in the drainage.
Dirt and other particles might also end up stuck inside the defective pipe. The reason this happens is because of wrong pipe installation. As in, a proper slant needs to be maintained throughout the drainage system to always allow a decent flow and delivery of wastewater into the public sewer line.
Armed with the most recent tools, including electric drain augers, or “snakes”, our technicians are best equipped to handle, clear, and remove any blockages in sewers and drain pipes.
Sometimes sewer pipes can be extremely clogged by grease, debris or even root systems that have invaded your lines. In such circumstances, we use hydro jetting to get your plumbing free of blockages that traditional techniques can not clear.
In an unfortunate event of a collapsed pipe, a pipe that has been torn apart by roots, or one that has been blocked solid by years of calcium build up - a drain replacement may be necessary. We provide high quality, reasonably priced drain replacement and repairs and can help you properly solve you drain problem.
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