Drain Replacement Edmonton, AB

If our drains didn’t carry wastewater out of our homes efficiently, we’d all be living in a mess. From disgusting odours to hazardous bacteria, the thought of a house without plumbing is truly a nightmare. Yet, drains are something homeowners don’t often think about maintaining until they find themselves in need of a drain replacement in Edmonton and wish they had sooner.

Whether you’re in need of cleaning, repair, or drain replacement, you can count on our expert Edmonton plumbers for professional service. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton aims to restore your peace of mind so you never have to think about your drains or sewer line because the professionals are on top of it.

Those seeking drain replacement in Edmonton are often in desperate need, which is why we offer our emergency services to take care of your issues quickly before they turn into disasters. To inquire about our services, please contact our friendly office staff.

The Dedicated Drain Replacement Team Edmonton Needs

If you’re dealing with a broken pipe that needs to be replaced now, you might be wondering what caused the drain problem in the first place. Because the inside of our drains isn’t easily seen, it’s hard for Edmonton homeowners to properly identify the issue. That’s where we come in. We use advanced equipment to peek into your main sewer line and identify the problem before choosing the best course of action to solve it.

Some of the most common causes of a broken drain include use of drain cleaning chemicals, grease, and standing water that comes from poor maintenance practices and neglected drain cleaning or even poor installation. The actual cause of your issue might not matter so much to you when you’re dealing with sewer backup or don’t have running water in your home. What does matter is how quickly it can be fixed. When you choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton, the answer to that question is right away. How will we resolve your issue? The first step is to properly identify the issue and confirm that it is indeed a drain replacement you need.

To find out if it is a drain replacement you need, we’ll use video inspection, a non-invasive method that doesn’t involve digging up your backyard just to see what’s going on. We'll slide a video camera on a long push rod down your drain line to take a look around. The footage will reveal the type of damage, its severity, and where it is in your drain line. After we confirm the culprit, we’ll use the best solution to resolve it. If minimal damage has occurred, we can use trenchless methods such as:

  • Pipe relining: This method involves inserting a sturdy sleeve into your sewer pipe. First, we’ll need to clean out your pipes with HydroScrub Jetting to rid them of soap scum, hair, and debris, then we’ll insert the lining, which will harden to create a watertight seal. This easy option is quick and won’t disrupt your life and yard as much as traditional sewer line repair might.
  • Pipe Bursting hydraulic replacement: The evidence from our CCTV drain survey may show that your pipe will simply be too damaged to slide a liner through it. If that’s the case, we’ll need to replace the old one entirely. If you’re worried about us digging up your backyard, don’t be. This non-invasive, trenchless process uses hydraulic equipment to break apart your damaged pipe before sliding a new one into place.

For more serious issues, we will need to go the traditional route to excavate your yard or access the pipe beneath your concrete slab if your pipe issue is located near your basement. Sometimes drain line damage occurs in the pipes underneath your sink or those that run behind the walls in your home, and to employ the appropriate resolution, we'll need to gain access to them by cutting into the drywall. The route we take will depend on where the damage is located, and truth be told, some replacement jobs take much longer than others.

In any case, our qualified plumbers will always arrive on time and work diligently to complete your repair. We know you need your plumbing system in proper working order so you can get back to your daily routines, and always approach drain replacement projects with the utmost urgency.

The Mr. Rooter Plumbing Difference For Edmonton Drain Replacement

When you choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing for drain replacement in Edmonton, you’re getting a team of experts, including licensed plumbers, excavation specialists, and lining specialists. Our team has extensive experience in the trade and brings a high level of professionalism and courtesy to every job. As a locally owned and operated company, we have the feel of a local, small-town business but deliver the service of a national company. It's a balance that allows us to be personal and friendly with our customers and ensures they receive the highest quality of service possible. Residents can look forward to the following with every service we provide:

  • No overtime charges
  • Flat rate, upfront pricing
  • Courteous service
  • Licensed and insured plumbers
  • High-quality materials & supplies
  • Convenient appointment times

Backing our work with a Done Right Promise®, you can rest easy knowing that your drain replacement will be done right the first time. If it’s not, we won’t rest until it is. Give our valued customer care team a call today to learn more about the services we offer and what we can do for your home. From sump pump installations to water line repairs, our team of expert Edmonton plumbers has you covered. While you're here, don't forget to check out our customer reviews and ratings!

FAQs About Drain Replacement Service

What Are the Most Common Causes of a Broken Drain?

If you find yourself with a drain that needs replacing, it's usually because of damage. Neglected maintenance is one of the main causes of drain damage, however, sometimes pipes need replacement because of reasons out of your control. Here's a look at some of the most frequent causes of drain damage.

  • Build up of hair, grease, debris, toilet paper, etc.
  • Corrosion from chemical drain cleaner
  • Tree roots
  • Poor maintenance
  • Frozen pipes
  • Regular wear and tear of aging pipes
  • Backup from the city’s sewer line
  • Improper installation or layout of pipes

Reviewing these causes may help you prevent drain damage from occurring again soon, as many simply come from poor maintenance. Seeking regular drain cleaning services can help keep your drain pipes in great shape and will also ensure you keep an eye on small sites of damage before they turn into larger catastrophes.

What Should I Not Put Down The Drain?

There are very few things that should actually go down the drain inside your home. These include water, biological waste, toilet paper, and soap. The last two items on that list can still lead to a clogged drain and damage over time, which is why regular drain cleaning is always recommended for Edmonton homes. Still curious about what shouldn’t go down your drain? The most common household items that should not include:

  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Baby wipes (even flushable ones!)
  • Cotton swabs
  • Food & grease
  • Chemical drain cleaning products
  • Diapers
  • Paper towels

How Often Do Drains Need To Be Replaced?

How often drains are replaced depends on the damage they have sustained over time. Pipes are made from a range of materials with different lifespans but can last up to 100 years if made from cast iron or more if your home has PVC. Sewer lines break for different reasons, so while your pipes may last that long when in perfect condition, they might encounter damage that leads to the search for “drain replacement near me”.

Another important factor to keep in mind is that how well you take care of your drain line will determine how long it lasts. Those who seek regular maintenance will enjoy smoother operation and fewer issues, though we do recognize that some types of drain damage are beyond your control. For example, tree roots and corrosion from hard water. Regular maintenance also involves regular inspection, so though these factors may be beyond your control, getting your drain line inspected means that you could turn the need for a full drain replacement in Edmonton into a simple, non-invasive drain line repair.

Do I Need Drain Replacement or Repair Services?

It depends. Often, it won’t be completely up to you as to whether your sink, toilet, or floor drains are repaired or replaced. Plumbing is one of the most important systems in Edmonton homes, which means that when facing a broken sewer line or pipe, it needs to be remedied right away. Now, depending on the severity of the issue, we’ll either recommend a pipe repair or replacement.

Sometimes, you’ll have the choice of doing a complete replacement rather than a repair, but it likely won’t be the other way around. Repairs are suggested for smaller plumbing issues, such as tiny cracks and pinholes in an isolated part of your pipe. Sewer lines with multiple issues or those facing excessive corrosion will need to be replaced.

When is a repair the appropriate solution? When your pipes are in good condition but have minimal damage. Some examples include hairline cracks and slight corrosion damage. We offer trenchless drain line repair services for issues such as these that will be completed in a single day.

How Do I Know If I Need Drain Replacement?

We hate to say this, but often, when you need drain replacement, you’ll know. The symptoms of a broken drain aren’t pretty, especially when you consider what our drains carry away from our homes. With that said, not all symptoms of a broken drain can be seen by the untrained eye. In case you need confirmation of what the warning signs you need drain replacement are, check out the list below:

  • Slow drains / slow water flow
  • Unpleasant odours and sewer gas coming from your kitchen sinks, bathtub, and toilet
  • Gurgling, bubbling, or sucking noises around your plumbing fixtures
  • Frequent toilet clogs
  • Sewage backup
  • Extra green grass in your yard (excess water pooling)
  • No water in your toilet

If you notice any of these signs, call your local plumber right away. We offer 24/7 emergency services should you experience a sewer backup, a clog that won’t quit, or any other issues that require immediate attention. Whether you need commercial plumbing or residential plumbing, we're here to answer your call.

How Can I Keep My System in Good Shape So I Don't Need Drain Replacement Services?

Replacement is usually the last course of action we’ll take if your plumbing system really cannot be repaired or if we suspect you will encounter larger issues in the future. For whatever reason, we decide it’s best to get your drains replaced, we’ll always recommend ways that you can keep them in excellent condition to prevent frequent replacements. What is the best way to stave off drain replacement for as long as possible? Preventative maintenance. Hiring a professional plumber for drain cleaning services and repairs can help keep your drain in excellent shape for longer.

How Much Does Drain Replacement Cost in Edmonton?

The actual cost of your drain replacement in Edmonton really depends on your plumbing system. Costs can vary depending on the type of pipes you have, the severity of the issue, and how much of your plumbing needs to be replaced. Once we come to inspect your plumbing, we will provide you with upfront, fixed pricing that won’t change when it comes time to pay the bill. What’s more, we’ll never charge you any overtime or weekend fees should the job take a little longer than expected.

Generally speaking, drains that are above ground are much easier to work on than those buried beneath your basement floor or 8 feet deep in your yard. When digging and breaking concrete are involved in the work it generally gets much more expensive. 

Is It Time For Drain Replacement, Edmonton? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today

The moment you find out that you need a drain replacement can be a tough one. It’s usually a larger job than the repair process, but don’t stress out, our expert team makes the entire thing as painless as possible. Since drain replacement involves extensive knowledge and expertise, it’s one plumbing service you’ll certainly want to choose a reputable company for. The last thing you want is the process to drag on over several days and interrupt your life, or worse, cause more issues to your plumbing system than there were before.

Our licensed and certified plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton are fully insured and have the know-how to correctly replace drains in the surrounding area, including Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and Mill Woods. Backing our work with a Done Right Promise®, you’ll have total peace of mind going forward.

To get started with your drain replacement service or to find more answers about drain repair, drain cleaning, sewer line installation, or water heater repair, call our customer service team. We handle a wide range of plumbing jobs to help prevent serious issues from happening in the future.

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