Mississauga Sewer System Backup
A clogged, broken, or backed-up sewer system is not something you want to deal with for very long! These issues can be unpleasant to be around and inconvenient to deal with as they disrupt your regular life and schedule. In some cases, a build-up of oils, fats, and other materials in your system can be causing the issue and can be cleaned up quickly. In other cases, a tree root intrusion can be the problem, which may require adjustments to your pipes. It can be difficult to find the cause of the issue without experience and proper equipment, and even harder to fix. The specialists at Mr. Rooter of Mississauga are well-equipped to handle any of your sewer issues.
We pride ourselves on our customer service. Because of this, we will take the time to explain the issue and what the solution involves in a simple way, ensuring that you understand and are completely informed about the situation. We provide a quote on-site and will answer any questions you have before starting the project. We’re available 24/7 to provide emergency plumbing service, so you can have your emergency solved promptly and to make sure there is as little disruption to your life as possible.
Unsure if you’re experiencing a sewer system backup? Read the guide below, or call us at (905) 817-0210 to talk to an expert.
It can be pretty easy to spot a sewer system backup - especially once you know what you’re looking for. While water in your basement isn’t always a sign of a sewer issue, visible water paired with a very strong smell typically is. As a homeowner, it’s important to know the main warning signs of a sewer backup:
- A strong odour coming from your pipes
- Gurgling sounds originating from your toilet or drains
- Pooling water in your basement and ground-floor drains
- Slow-draining showers and sinks
- Water backing up through the basement toilet or shower, or
- Wet carpets in your basement
Being proactive and catching a sewer issue quickly is important, as an ignored issue can swiftly result in costly damages, raised insurance premiums, repairs, and not to mention the inconvenience of restoring your basement back to its original look.
A very common cause of a Mississauga Sewer System Backup is an obstruction or clog. If you have only experienced a backup in your toilet, shower, or sink, without additional water in your basement, or a foul smell, you likely have a clog in that sewer line. If you have backups in multiple drains, you may have a clog in your main sewer line. Flushing non-sewer approved items (such as facial tissues, diapers, baby wipes, feminine products, and or makeup remover wipes) can cause a blockage in your system over time. The location of the obstruction can require different types of repairs, so it is best to call a professional plumber to complete a thorough Diagnosis & Inspection. Using a Plumbing Video Camera Inspection, our Mississauga sewer service technicians can accurately assess the location of the clog, without causing any damage to walls or flooring. The low-impact assessment will allow the plumber to determine the best solution to remove the issue and prevent a recurrence in the future.
One of the most serious causes of Mississauga sewer system backups are tree root intrusions. When the old pipe cracks, sewage water starts to seep into the ground, the leaking water becomes attractive to nearby tree roots. The trees begin to grow their roots in the direction of the leak, and will even grow into the pipe. Causing the pipe to misalign, crack and in some cases, even collapse. The closer the tree gets to the source of the water, the more roots it will send in that direction. While Tree Root Intrusions are more common in older homes that have older pipes, it is also a concern for newer homes.
Your Mississauga sewer system can also be under stress from several environmental factors. On top of regular wear and tear, the changing seasons and the regular freezing and thawing patterns that come with it can cause your pipes to become more vulnerable. Additionally, heavy construction, poor design and installation, and issues with the city’s sewer can also be major threats. Without proper and regular maintenance, these issues can build up over time and lead to major problems down the line for your sewer system. Mississauga can be especially vulnerable as the city frequently has a combination of these factors.
Fixing a clogged system, or repairing a tree root intrusion in Mississauga can be done through a variety of methods, depending on the severity and location of the issue. Mr Rooter Plumbing of Mississauga, ON will find the best method to solve the problem, while limiting the amount of upset to your property, ensuring you can go back to your everyday life as quickly as possible.
HydroScrub®Jetting is the perfect solution if your drains are continuously backing up. Excess fats, grease, hair, and oils can cling to your pipes, and will eventually cause blockages. While you can buy chemical cleaning solutions at your local store, excessive chemical use can deteriorate your pipes, causing bursts and leaks in the future. Unlike pipe snaking, or other traditional methods that simply clear a hole within your pipes, HydroScrub® uses a powerful, high-pressure hose to force buildups out of your pipes, reducing the risk of future buildups. HydroScrub® is perfect for emergency clog situations or returning your pipes to high-performance conditions with routine maintenance.
Gone are the days when your entire front yard would need to be dug up to fix a sewer issue. Thanks to advancements in Mississauga sewer system repair, our sewer service technicians are proud to offer our trenchless sewer line repair service to homeowners. This means that your cracked sewer system can be fixed with minimum intrusion and without having to also redo your landscaping!
Trenchless sewer line repairs use a no-dig technique to retrofit your sewer lines without turning your front yard into a construction zone. The technique allows for a quicker repair and cuts overall costs of the project.
Pipe relining permanently rehabilitates your cracked sewer system from the inside. The process includes cleaning your existing pipes and then re-lining them with an impenetrable, epoxy coated fiberglass sleeve that will help protect your system from future cracks. The relining solution will harden in just a few hours, giving you a relatively quick fix.
If your pipe is too damaged for cleaning or relining services, a trenchless hydraulic replacement may be the best solution for your burst pipe. This technique uses a specialized hydraulic system to further burst your pipe in a controlled manner, and seamlessly replace it with a new one.
A septic system backup typically requires immediate attention. An unchecked issue with your Mississauga septic system could lead to further property damages, extensive repair, and expensive environmental cleanups. Septic systems experience unique issues. Being aware of these major signs of a septic system issue can prevent the need for emergency servicing.
If your sink or shower is having trouble draining and/or makes a gurgling sound, this could be a sign that your tank is full, and requires a pump. The typical recommendation is that your tank is serviced every 3-5 years to prevent this, though different factors can change this timeline. Speaking with an expert can help to better understand your system, and predict when regular maintenance should be performed.
Septic systems can also be subject to tree root intrusions, and other plant root damage. If your system is having trouble draining, and water is appearing in the ground near the system, this could be a result of a damaged pipe.
In some cases, rainwater can enter your system and cause an overflow. If your system seems to fill up much quicker than expected, on a regular basis, it’s possible that there is a leak or flaw in the design, allowing rainwater to enter the system.
Leaving even the smallest sewer system issue unchecked can lead to major problems down the line. If you experience any of the problems listed above, it’s time to find and fix the issue. No one wants to live in a home with a leak or hazardous waste. As discovered above, there can be many causes for the issue. Changes in weather, a blockage on the drain of the tank, overgrown trees. Over time, all of these can contribute to major issues within your home. In some cases the issues can be predicted. Getting the sewer issues fixed means getting back to your regular habits as quickly as possible.
If you’ve experienced any of the issues listed above, it’s time to call a Mississauga sewer system backup expert. If you’re experiencing water in your basement, a shower or sink drain that’s having difficulty draining, or a foul odour coming from any of your drains, it’s best to get these issues looked at quickly. Issues with your sewer system can be dangerous to deal with. Preventative maintenance can also help to ensure the problem doesn’t get big enough to need emergency repairs. Ask about our affordable maintenance plans to ensure your home continues to function properly.
If you found us because you are experiencing a sewer system emergency, call Mr Rooter Plumbing of Mississauga, ON at (905) 817-0210 to be connected with an experienced “plumber near me”. We pride ourselves in offering fair flat-rate pricing, no matter what time of day. Call us anytime and take comfort knowing that you won’t be paying emergency fees.