Drain cleaning & regular maintenance of the home’s new or old sewer line and water line pipe system is key to preventing major plumbing problems like blocked sewer or toilets, clogged drains ,frozen pipes, tree root damage, grease build-up, belly in pipes (meaning that a portion of the pipe has sunk to a lower level than the rest of the line), and clogged sewers.
The water service line brings water into your house. Sewer line carry wastewater from the home’s toilets, sinks, shower, and laundry. Wastewater flows to a treatment plant. A break or clog in the water service lines and sewer running to and from the house can cause a flood if not taken care of properly.
That can cost the homeowner thousands of dollars in plumbing & drain repair – sewer pipe can run you anywhere from $1,800 to $15,000, sometimes more, where water line repairs can cost between $2,000-$4,000.
The pipe system around the house is interconnected and intricate. Maintenance involves water and sewer line video camera inspections. It involves the snaking of the system to avoid any drainage plumbing system issues.
Drain snakes & video camera inspections are a great tool to clear up drains caused by hair, soap accumulation and other waste from your plumbing system. There are different kinds of snakes for different kinds of situations – such as the tighter turns around the internal traps of toilet piping as opposed to the smaller diameter in kitchen sinks and showers. There are more powerful cable snakes used for denser drain cleaning in the pipe like tree roots.
Snaking & drain cleaning need to be handled by pros if you have a drain – the electrical ones, for example, can damage the pipes if used incorrectly.
Like a personal health check-up, it’s best to have an annual check done, to make sure the water flow into the house from the water main and waste water flowing out via the sewer pipe are all working properly.
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This is not a job for the homeowner. It’s best to have a licensed professional plumber come in to fix it.
That’s especially true if there are a lot of trees on the property. A common cause of breaks in the sewer lines are tree roots that get in through cracks or joints in the pipe, that cause clogged drains , creating the need of video camera inspections, drain cleaning & plumbing system repairs.
In the bathroom or kitchen sink, it’s popular to buy chemical drain cleaners but these products can eat away at the drain if not used the right away. Plus there is no guarantee they will clean out the clog. A licensed plumber has the tools necessary to clean out the drain that run to and from the home.
Other things you can do include unscrewing hoses and insulating exposed culvert as soon as the first frost hits. Never flush anything other than toilet paper.
If you see water at the top of the drain, or your basement smells like a sewer, call us. Those are signs of you having clogged drains. Our plumber’s response time is fast. Scheduling a regular maintenance checkup of all the lines will ensure you never get to the point where there is a sewage back-up or flood in the home.
It’s easy to assume the water and waste water system in the home is operating smoothly largely because you can’t see the culvert at all – they are located underground or behind walls. It’s easy to forget about and assume all is well.
When there is a flood, though, homeowners get a fast education of how important the sewer and drain system is, and how important it is to keep it properly maintained.
Canada Waterproofers has been helping our fellow citizens for over 25 years with high quality drain repair for clogged drains and plumbing services in Toronto. No matter what the obstacle or the challenge: Contact Canada Waterproofers. Our plumbers are here to help!