Regular maintenance of the home’s sewer and water line pipe system is key to preventing major problems like blocked drains or toilets, collapsed 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 home. Sewer pipes carry wastewater from the home’s toilets, sinks, shower, floor drain, and laundry. Wastewater flows to a treatment plant. A break, clog, or leak in the water service lines and sewer pipes running to and from the home can cause a flood if not taken care of properly.
That can cost the homeowner thousands of dollars in repairs – sewer pipe repair can run you anywhere from $1,800 to $15,000, sometimes more, where water line repairs can cost between $2,000-$4,000.
DRAIN SNAKING TORONTO
The drain pipe system around the home is interconnected and intricate. Maintenance involves sewer and water line camera inspections. It involves the snaking of the system to avoid any drainage issues.
Drain snakes are a great tool to clear up blockages caused by hair, soap accumulation and other waste. 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 drain pipes in kitchen sinks and showers. There are more powerful cable snakes used to clear up denser blockages in the pipe like tree roots.
Drain snakes need to be handled by pros – 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 home from the water main and waste water flowing out via the sewer pipe are all working properly.
GET A LICENSED PLUMBER TORONTO
This is not a job for the homeowner. It’s best to have a licensed professional plumber come in to handle it.
That’s especially true if there are a lot of trees on the property. A common cause of breaks in the lines are tree roots that get in through cracks or joints in the pipe, that cause leaks or clogs in the sewer pipe.
In the bathroom or kitchen, it’s popular to buy chemical drain cleaners but these products can eat away at the pipes 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 pipes that run to and from the home.
Other things you can do include unscrewing hoses and insulating exposed pipes 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 your pipes are clogged. Our 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 pipes 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 and plumbing service. No matter what the obstacle or the challenge: Canada Waterproofers is here to help.