Plumbing Repair Services in Edmonton, AB

Modern plumbing systems are among the very best conveniences available to us, but we tend to take them for granted—right up until they break down. When in need of plumbing repairs, Edmonton homeowners realize how great it is to have fully functioning pipes and fixtures, but they too, need periodic maintenance to stay in shape and perform efficiently.

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Problems such as leaky pipes, clogged toilets and broken or leaky faucets aren't just a nuisance, they can also cause serious damage to your property if you don’t address these problems promptly. But most homeowners don't have the time, equipment, or know-how to cope with every issue that comes down the pipe.

That's not a problem in Edmonton, where homeowners can rely on the professional Edmonton plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton who offer a wide range of maintenance and repair services. Our plumbing experts have the skill and training—not to mention years of experience in the field—necessary to provide quality workmanship and first-rate customer service on every single job. Don’t let a leaky faucet cause you problems, trust our experts for leak repair.

Common Plumbing Problems in Edmonton Homes

Every plumbing system needs repair and maintenance sooner or later, and some types of repairs are needed everywhere—but as any Edmontonian knows, our climate is unique and can cause certain problems with our water and sewer lines to occur more often than they do in warmer places. Read on to learn more about common plumbing issues in Edmonton and the plumbing services Mr. Rooter offers to repair them.

Clogged Drains

It’s inevitable for every property owner to experience clogged drains at some point from normal usage, and they come in one form or the other. The truth is that all drains will clog up over time, and it's often possible to get them running again with some elbow grease and a good plunger. That said, we do not recommend using your plunger or auger excessively because you could potentially damage your drains with too much pressure. Any incorrect cabling device practices could cause the cable to break off in the drain and lead to more complicated plumbing repairs. Edmonton homeowners may notice that augers can only go so deep to dislodge stubborn blockages without realizing that the issue is deeper down the drain line—in other words, you may even have sewer line damage that requires a plumbing expert’s diagnosis.

What Causes Clogged Drains?

They don’t typically happen overnight. In fact, your drains will gradually start to work slower than usual, showing signs like slow draining or bad odors. If you have ever looked into your drain opening, you will surely find some mineral deposits or sludge buildup on the walls. It may be easy to scrub them away with an old household remedy that includes white vinegar and baking soda. It’s still just a temporary fix that won’t eliminate the underlying issue. There are various things you can blame; here are the most common culprits for clogs in Edmonton:

Signs You Have A Clogged Drain:

  • Slow-draining
  • Sewer gas smells
  • Frequent, recurring clogs
  • Repeated plunging despite normal usage

If you notice these signs and suddenly remember your last drain cleaning appointment with a professional was many years ago, you will benefit from a thorough inspection service. The perk that comes with our drain cleaning is that you will receive a detailed plumbing diagnosis and inspection during which we’ll assess your pipes’ age, condition, and performance. That is because we use an advanced cleaning technique called HydroScrub® Jetting which we pair with our Bacterial Drain Care solution to clear out blockages deep down the drain to extend the life of your pipes, blasting away clogs and build-up with a high-pressure water jet. If you have noticed some inefficiencies in your system, periodic maintenance will save you costly plumbing repairs. Edmonton property owners are recommended to schedule plumbing maintenance services at least once every two years.

Whether telltale signs like slow-draining or recurring toilet backups have thrown you off, you can’t ignore these issues. To help you protect your drain lines and sewer line, we recommend that you:

Do Not Flush:

  • Paper towels or tissues
  • Wet wipes (even flushable ones)
  • Q-tips
  • Dental floss
  • Cigarette butts
  • Hygiene products

Of course, this includes not washing down oil, grease, or food scraps in your kitchen sink.

Pro Tip: Not many people are aware of it but checking your p-trap frequently for blockages will help minimize the chances of recurring clogs and the need for plumbing repairs. Edmonton homeowners who take early action are more likely to prevent a future emergency plumbing or plumbing service.

Sewer Backups and Repairs

Is there anything worse than sewer backups? They're disgusting, smelly, messy, damaging, and can even threaten the health of your family. We highly recommend Edmonton homeowners look at the clogged drain signs that we have listed above and pay particular attention to the basement floor drain for signs of backup or standing water. Any issues that lead back to your sewer line require a licensed plumber to identify the root cause which could be a severe clog or even damage inside the pipe itself. You won’t know until you call your local plumbers in Edmonton who will bring expert tools that will get you a diagnosis within an hour and make sure your plumbing pipes are safe.

Video Inspections: This tool enables your plumbing technician to access your drain and sewer line in more detail. The video camera is a long, flexible tube with a camera head that tilts, pans, and rotates, allowing us to examine the pipe in greater detail. The camera is lowered into your cleanout (or sewer trap), during which we will assess your pipe material, and age and locate the affected areas. With the video inspection technique, we can evaluate your lines, inspect potential problems, and even spot leaks with additional tools.

What Are The Types of Trenchless Methods?

Repairs can be almost as bad if you have to have a huge trench dug through your property to access the pipes. Your expert team at Mr. Rooter eliminates the need for a trench with trenchless sewer replacement and repair techniques that are faster, more cost-effective, less damaging, and better quality than conventional methods of plumbing repairs.

Edmonton technicians are always working on fine-tuning this method to suit every situation and facilitate every repair and replacement procedure. In fact, there are many trenchless repair methods to tackle underground or in-wall pipes. The most common ones include:

  • Pipe Lining: Pipe lining is a non-invasive underground piping method for installing, fixing, and rehabilitating damaged sewer pipes. It is done by inserting an inflatable, epoxy-soaked fiberglass tube into the damaged pipe which will cure in place and restore the pipe’s condition.
  • Pipe Bursting: This is another method of repair or rehabilitation where your plumbers use hydraulic power to destroy the existing, damaged pipe and replace it entirely with a slightly larger new section.

Broken Water Heater

Have you ever looked forward to a long, hot shower only to have the hot water run out halfway through? If your hot water heater isn't producing the same volume of hot water that it used to, that's one sign that it's crying out for attention. Depending on the problem, your plumbing professionals in Edmonton may be able to repair your old water heater, whether you have a traditional tank-based or tankless water heater, they have a lifespan of about 11 to 20 years. If yours has made it past this age, it will be a good opportunity to consider a hot water tank replacement that can save you as much as 60 percent of your water heating costs.

Signs You Need Water Heater Repair:

  • Low water pressure
  • Running out of heated water fast
  • Strange, rumbling noises
  • Rust on and inside the unit
  • Puddles around tank
  • Faulty drain valve
  • Faulty pilot light
  • Old age

Even water heaters need annual maintenance such as flushing or exchange of the sacrificial anode. It helps to know that in your Edmonton home, these tanks rank number two as the highest energy user right after your HVAC system. If you experience a sudden increase in your energy bill and consumption, you may require plumbing repairs. Edmonton homes will, therefore, benefit from annual inspections, even if it involves minor water heater repair. Exchanging a rusty drain valve will immediately restore your unit’s efficiency.

Malfunctioning Boiler

If your home is heated by a boiler, it needs to be working efficiently all winter long—living in an unheated or poorly heated home simply isn't an option in Alberta. Regardless of what is causing your boiler to malfunction, our team of experts has seen and repaired the problem before, and we'll know what to do to get your heat back up to full power. The signs that call for a repair job are similar to that of a water heater because it can also leak, have pilot light issues or become rusty. Some standard maintenance services will keep it in shape:

  • Air traps
  • Pressure gauges
  • Insulation
  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Safety limits, sensors, and controls
  • Electrical systems
  • Carbon monoxide

Plumbing Mysteries

Most of your water system is hidden underground and behind the walls of your home, so when something goes wrong it can be difficult (and very frustrating) to figure out what exactly the problem is. Our residential plumbing team in Edmonton will get to the bottom of it with a video camera inspection. The small camera attached to a flexible cable is pushed through the pipe where it records a video that will reveal your system's secrets and help your plumber come up with reliable service solutions to get it working smoothly again. Uncovering these mysteries can be time-consuming but the time required does pay off and even allows us to efficiently plan our plumbing repairs. Edmonton homeowners usually won’t have to deal with any messy digging but just leave the detective role to their plumbing experts.

Plumbing Fixtures

Whether you have a leaky shower head or a clogged toilet, these fixtures can show signs of issues on their own, unrelated to the drains. Shower heads collect minerals over time, causing the cartridge to corrode. Your experienced plumber will take an additional step to inspect your water lines, ensuring that you’re not experiencing a leak behind the walls.

Toilet repair is common when you need a flapper replacement or have an outdated low-flow that keeps backing up. Inefficient toilets can lose you gallons of water. Our bathroom plumbing services can help unclog any fixture for you and relieve any plumbing issues from a leaking toilet to shower repair.

Other Plumbing Repair Services:

  • Sump pump repair
  • Frozen pipes
  • Backwater valve installation services
  • Outdoor hose bibs/outdoor faucets leaking, raising your water bills
  • Septic tank
  • Water softeners and other filtration systems
  • Kitchen faucets
  • And much more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Have some questions about our plumbing repairs? Edmonton homeowners are invited to reach out with all the questions they may have about our service. Here are some that we receive on a regular basis!

What if I have a plumbing emergency after hours or during the weekend?

No problem! We have a crew of skilled plumbers standing by for 24-hour emergency service. You can call us any time of the day or night (including weekends and holidays) and we'll be at your door as soon as we can for any emergency plumbing issues.

Do you charge for overtime or have hidden fees?

Absolutely not. We always charge an upfront, flat rate with no overtime fees or hidden charges, so you know exactly what you'll be paying for the repair cost before we begin your plumbing problem, and won’t be scared to book emergency plumbing service.

Are your plumbers licensed and insured?

All our plumbers are licensed and fully insured, so you can rest easy knowing that they have the professional expertise to deliver superior results and worry-free plumbing. Look no further for the best plumber you’ll experience.

If the work is done incorrectly, will you fix it?

We're confident that we can get the job done right the first time, and that's why we stand behind our workmanship and parts with a full guarantee to give you peace of mind that your plumbing problem will stay fixed.

Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton for Repairs?

We know it can be stressful to have someone come into your home and tinker with your plumbing system, so our qualified technicians always take care to treat you and your property with the utmost respect and courtesy. We'll arrive on time in a marked van, assess the problem thoroughly, and then explain our findings clearly and answer any questions you may have before we get started so there are no surprises when we're finished.

Our fully insured and licensed plumbers are the best choice for plumbing repairs. Edmonton property owners will benefit from the highest standards of honesty, efficiency, and professionalism. We'll get your plumbing working perfectly again in no time, so you won’t have to worry. We take our customers' satisfaction very seriously and will solve all your plumbing needs. We also offer commercial plumbing services for any plumbing job you may experience.

Need Plumbing Repairs? Edmonton Homes are in Safe Hands!

You don't have to struggle alone with a plumbing system that's not working the way it should. Pick up the phone and call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton, and we'll show you why your neighbors consider us their top choice for a wide array of plumbing repair services! We can help with everything from bathroom faucet repair and kitchen sink repair to stopping a running toilet and completing major repairs for sewer pipes.

Give us a call to chat with our friendly customer service staff. Whether your needs are related to drain clogs, plumbing inspections, or major repairs, we'd love the opportunity to let you know what we can do for you!

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