To clear out drain clogs and prevent future blockages for years to come, consider professional service from our local experts in plumbing and drain cleaning. Edmonton homeowners know that dirty or clogged drains often cause water to pool in their sinks and tubs and can cause a dingy, rotting smell in their homes. This makes it difficult to host guests, but sewage backup fumes are also harmful to your family’s health. To eliminate the issues arising from problematic pipes, choose our reliable team for “drain cleaning service near me” today.    

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle your simple or complex drain issues. We’ll be able to tell you the root cause of your drainage problem and then guarantee the solution we identify for you. Because our work is guaranteed, you get complete peace of mind.

Our confidence comes from our excellent staff. Every one of our technicians is a licensed, and insured Edmonton plumber. What does this mean for you when you need drain cleaning? Edmonton residents can rely on us. Whatever our skillful plumbers complete in your home will be guaranteed to solve your issue. When our experienced team puts on their uniform and goes out for the day, they represent our company culture in how they treat you and your home—with respect.

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What to Expect From Our Edmonton Drain Cleaning Services

We understand that most phone calls to a plumber occur when you experience stressful situations like drainage issues. It could be a problem with a wastewater line that needs drain cleaning. Because of this, we ensure that our professional service staff are trained to be as helpful and courteous as possible throughout your entire experience, from when you pick up the phone to call us for residential Edmonton drain cleaning service near me right up until the moment we leave your home.

Prompt Arrival, Drain Inspection and Diagnosis

We’ll send a professional plumber to your home in order to assess the situation that is calling for an Edmonton drain cleaning service. Our experienced plumbers always knock on your door in the Mr. Rooter® Plumbing uniform so you know it’s us. Upon inspection of your plumbing issue, we’ll let you know what’s wrong and how we plan on fixing it. Even more importantly, you’ll receive a quote before we start that’s based on a flat rate and will not increase once the job is done—we stick to our word. It’s one way we ensure you feel safe choosing our dependable Edmonton drain cleaning service.

Our Methods of Edmonton Drain Cleaning

Once you’ve agreed on the work to be performed, your Edmonton plumber will get right to it. During sewer drain cleaning, our plumbers typically use one of two methods. Our HydroScrub® Jetting technology is one of our most innovative solutions. We use high-pressure jetting of water that blasts through the drainage line, which needs to be cleaned. The industrial-grade equipment we use for hydro jetting is enough to remove anything that might have been attached to the walls of your pipes. Once all debris has been dislodged, it will simply flow down the sewer line. Although you probably won’t peer into these pipes, you’ll know that your drain lines will be sparkling clean thanks to drain cleaning. Edmonton households can benefit in multiple ways from preventative drain cleaning, including the peace of mind that comes with knowing you won't face a clogged drain any time soon.

Sometimes, however, your lines are already experiencing a clog, and the obstruction must be physically removed from the pipe. If this is the case, we may use a plumbing auger or drain snake. We insert its cable into your drainage line, twist it into the obstruction and pull it back out to get your drains back in working order. We also have various technologies available for video camera inspection to confirm what’s causing your drainage issues.

After the Clog is Eliminated

Once our plumbing work is done, we clean up any mess we’ve made. We know how much your home means to you, and that’s why we treat it the same way we’d treat our own. Before we go, we are happy to stick around and let you know exactly what work was performed during your Edmonton drain cleaning appointment. We believe it’s important for homeowners to understand the plumbing work being done because it factors into proper preventative maintenance in the future.

When we’re off on our way, once your drain cleaning appointment is complete, you’re guaranteed that your drains have been unclogged or cleaned up exactly how you intended. Our parts and workmanship are fully guaranteed for your peace of mind.

Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing for Drain Cleaning, Edmonton Homeowners

Our professional Edmonton drain cleaning services are about more than just solving your immediate plumbing problems. We aim to help our customers maintain functional, comfortable homes for the long term. Whether you have a clogged drain, are dealing with ongoing plumbing issues, need a fixture such as a hot water heater installed or are acting preventatively, our plumbers can check for any water damage and help solve a wide range of plumbing issues. We genuinely care about you and your home, and you’ll feel the effects of our specialized customer service throughout your whole experience with us. Our plumbing services aren’t just for Edmonton—residents in the surrounding area, such as Sherwood Park and St. Albert, can benefit from the same outstanding workmanship and excellent customer service.

Some of the things our clients value most about our expert drain cleaning team are:

  • Upfront prices, always! We will quote you a flat rate price before we begin our work. Our prices are based on flat rates, so you can be sure there won’t be an extra charge on your invoice.
  • Scheduled appointments. We won’t ask you to take the day off work to wait around for us all day in an 8-hour window. We schedule narrow arrival windows to arrive at your home and do our best to stick to it.
  • Courteous, competent staff. We train our Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton family to put the customer first—always. The staff that we take on care of others will see your situation through from start to finish.
  • Guaranteed repairs and parts. We know that our plumbers do fantastic work, and that’s why we confidently guarantee their workmanship. The parts that we use in your home are also of the highest quality, and we confidently guarantee them to perform in your home the way they’re supposed to.
  • Our trustworthy name. We’ve been in business for decades and are proud of our reputation in the Edmonton community. Our years of experience extend far past drain cleaning. Edmonton homeowners can rely on us to take care of all their home’s plumbing needs and provide a guarantee.

Frequently Asked Questions About Drain Cleaning: Edmonton and Area

What Causes Damage and Obstruction to Drain Pipes?

It’s usually hard to say exactly what caused a blocked drain problem until a reliable plumber looks at what’s happening in your drains. There are various ways to do this, and the source of the problem can also vary. It’s not something that can be diagnosed without the proper equipment, training and technology.

Although it’s clogs that we often tackle with drain cleaning, Edmonton residents may encounter other potential problems in their drain lines. These can range from tree roots growing into your drains to experiencing the effects of improperly installed pipes or other environmental obstructions. It’s important to note that these obstructions are unrelated to how well you maintain the plumbing inside your home. Although proper maintenance is essential on the homeowner’s part, sometimes drains experience problems from the other end that must be solved with Edmonton drain cleaning service.

That being said, the most common cause of clogged sinks or clogged toilets is that something was washed or flushed that really doesn’t belong in your drain lines. The number one culprits that cause the need for drain cleaning are fat, oil and grease because they coat pipe walls and solidify into a sticky mess that grabs and holds anything that follows them down the pipe. Debris like flushable wipes (they’re not really flushable!), excessive toilet paper, soap scum buildup and clumps of hair are other common problem-causers.

How Do I Know When It’s Time for Drain Cleaning?

Over time, your pipes and drainage system can become clogged with all sorts of damaging buildup. Plenty of myths exist about what does or does not cause clogs. Some of these things may even surprise you. Did you know that grease buildup might be the top enemy of your home’s plumbing that requires drain cleaning? That’s why even something as common as washing your dishes could cause problems for your plumbing system. You can think of the pipes leading from your sink as arteries. As the grease goes down them, it builds up on the sides of your pipes! This happens because the grease cools and hardens as it goes, forcing it to stop in its tracks and never escape from the other end. The same thing can happen when you flush any leftovers down the toilet—especially foods that continue expanding when they come into contact with water (quinoa, rice, pasta, etc.). If you’re learning about these things for the first time, your home may urgently need the professional drain cleaning Edmonton deserves.

Here’s a list of some common scenarios that tend to result in a need for drain cleaning service:

  • You sometimes flush food down the toilet. This food (especially the grease) inevitably hardens due to the cooler temperatures in disposal lines and layers itself onto the walls of your pipes.
  • You pour grease into your kitchen sink. Although this liquid may seem harmless, it can be very damaging even in small amounts because it builds up and clogs your drainage lines very quickly. It’s important to avoid grease entering your plumbing system as often as possible, but if you’ve already done this in your home, we recommend Edmonton drain cleaning service to get things flowing as they should again.
  • You have young children in your home. It’s incredible what Edmonton drain cleaning can reveal—we often find small toys and other items flushed down the toilet without the parents’ knowledge.
  • You host guests often. It’s hard to be certain whether your guests know plumbing maintenance rules.
  • You’ve recently moved in and aren’t sure about the previous owners’ degree of care for the home’s plumbing.
  • Your toilet has been taking longer than usual to flush. This is most likely indicative of a clog forming, and it’s best to catch it before you end up in a pickle.
  • Water stands in your sink before eventually entering drainage lines. If this is the case, it is highly probable that you’re already beginning to experience a clog and should call in a professional.
  • You hear gurgling noises in your walls. Nope, it’s not monsters. Gurgling happens when wastewater has a tight passage to get through, meaning that your pipes have accumulated a buildup.
  • Unpleasant odours coming from rooms with plumbing fixtures and floor drains. A clog can lock in wastewater and send these fumes up the pipes and into your home. Not only is this an annoyance for your family and guests, but it’s also a health concern and should be looked after right away.

Can I Do DIY Drain Cleaning With Vinegar and Baking Soda?

Suppose you’ve been searching online for a homemade drain cleaner. In that case, you’ve probably come across several sites suggesting that you can get the job done easily by combining white vinegar and baking soda in your drain. This is actually not a bad idea for routine cleaning of the first few inches of the drain pipe, but it’s not likely to have any impact on tough clogs. We all learned in elementary school that baking soda and vinegar create an explosive reaction in a closed environment, but your drain is not a closed environment. The cleaning solution will just fizzle away for a few minutes and, if anything, add more material to the clog.

We don’t recommend dumping a pot of boiling water down your drain either because it’s just too easy to stumble or trip while you’re carrying a big pot of boiling hot water and end up scalding yourself. The minimal returns on drain clearing just aren’t worth the risk of injury. It’s also important to avoid using harsh, acid-based chemical drain cleaners. If used too often, the harmful chemicals will eat away at the inside of the lines, leading to pinhole leaks and other serious problems. That’s why we really believe water is the best possible liquid to clean your drains, as long as a hydro jetting machine pressurizes it.

What Do I Do If the Obstruction Is Visible in My Drain?

Sometimes you accidentally let something slip down the drain that really shouldn't be in there, and when you peer into the drain, you can actually see it sitting there a few inches below the drain surface. Or, you may have a buildup of hair, soap scum and other materials that is only a short distance into the pipe. In this type of situation, you may not need to call for drain cleaning. Edmonton homeowners can often solve this problem on their own within a couple of minutes.

Take off the drain cover if you have one, put on a pair of rubber gloves and see if you can reach the item with your fingers—but try not to push it any deeper into the pipe. If that doesn't work, get a wire coat hanger and straighten it out, then make a narrow U-shaped hook at one end. Shine a flashlight down the drain so you can see what you're doing, and carefully try to insert your hook into the pipe past the obstruction. Then, pull up slowly and try to hook the item so you can pull it back up to the surface. If you can't get it out or it slips even deeper into the line, it's likely time to call your local plumber.

Why Does the Drain in My Unused Bathroom Smell Bad?

If you have a spare bathroom that never gets used, it can be surprising to wander in there one day and realize there's a foul odour coming from the sink or bathtub drain. Why would it smell bad when it hasn't even been used in ages? This can happen because bathroom drains have something called a P-trap, which is essentially a bend in the pipe just below the drain surface that is filled with standing water. The water blocks the smell of sewer odours so they can't waft up your drains. If you use your drains regularly, the water is constantly being replaced. But if you haven't used them in quite a while, especially in the dry climate we have here in Edmonton, the water in the P-trap can evaporate. There's a simple solution: just run some water in that fixture or pour it into the drain manually.  

Do You Use Eco-Friendly Edmonton Drain Cleaning Methods?

We value your family’s safety as well as our environment. Because of this, we choose not to use harmful drain cleaners in your home. Our plumbing experts use only the safest, most effective methods for drain cleaning service. We use various methods to clean them, none of which contain toxic or damaging chemicals that could corrode your pipes or harm your health. Instead, we use HydroScrub® Jetting to clear your drain pipes with high-pressure water. Sometimes, the situation calls for one of our cable machine augers, which is our other chemical-free drain clearing mechanism.

If we ever choose to include a liquid drain maintenance product for drain cleaning, Edmonton plumbers on our team rely on Mr Rooter Total Drain, a biodegradable bacteria culture product, to provide environmentally friendly and safe drain maintenance to restore the condition of your plumbing system. This treatment uses bacteria to consume the organic contents often found in clogged pipes, such as organic material, fats, oils and grease. While Total Drain is not to be used to clear a blockage, it is an amazing product to prevent future drainage issues. We recommend that you refrain from using chemical drain cleaning products to prolong the life of your plumbing.  

How Often Should I Schedule Drain Cleaning in Edmonton?

The most effective way to avoid clogs and other frustrating plumbing problems is to call your plumber for regular drain cleaning. Edmonton property owners aren't always sure exactly how long to wait between drain cleaning appointments, though. If you are looking for the benefits of preventative maintenance, it can be difficult to determine an exact timeline because it varies based on a few key factors, and different households use their plumbing systems in different ways.

That being said, annual drain cleaning is likely going to be sufficient to keep pipes clear and wastewater flowing for a typical single-family home. If you have a very large family or you live in a multi-family building, it could be necessary as often as every six months because there's increased usage and, therefore, more strain on the lines and more opportunities for clogs. It's also worth noting that some commercial businesses, especially restaurants and other hospitality businesses that rely heavily on commercial plumbing systems, will likely need drain cleaning more than once per year.

How Do I Maintain My Wastewater Lines Between Drain Cleaning Appointments?

Aside from professional drain cleaning, Edmonton homeowners can also take care of a few tasks that will help quite a bit to avoid issues such as clogged drains and slow down the effects of wear and tear damage.

Here are a few preventive maintenance tips for your wastewater disposal lines:

  • Avoid pouring liquid grease, oil and fat into your kitchen sink drain, and keep greasy or fatty foods out of your garburator.
  • If you don’t have a garbage disposal, and even if you do, always use your kitchen sink strainer to keep food scraps from slipping into your wastewater lines.
  • Don’t flush anything other than toilet paper and human waste in your toilet—most notably, keep in mind that “flushable” wipes are really not flushable.
  • Add drain screens to your bathtub and shower drains and your bathroom sink if you brush your hair over the sink. These basic mesh covers fit over drain openings and stop most hair strands from getting into your sewer lines.

Got a Stubborn Clog Or Want to Prevent Plumbing Emergencies?? Call Your Local Plumber for Drain Cleaning, Edmonton!

If you’re experiencing issues with tough clogs, turn to the experts for help with drain cleaning in Edmonton. It’s important to keep in mind that only a licensed plumber will be able to guarantee the work performed in your home. We care about customer satisfaction and, most importantly, their safety and well-being.

If you seek superior quality work combined with friendly customer service, the choice is obvious—contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton today to request a job estimate from our certified plumbers. From drain cleaning to sewer cleaning services, we look forward to exceeding your expectations.

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