North York Drain Repair

Have you ever pulled the plug in your bathtub, expecting the water to swirl away like usual, only to find that it isn't going anywhere fast? Or worse, by the time you finish your shower, you are standing in dirty, scummy water that leaves a ring around your ankles? Those are signs that you need North York drain repair service.

Plumbing systems frequently experience issues such as clogged drains, but North York drain repair is a broad category that can apply to more serious issues as well, such as burst pipes and messy back-ups. A clogged drain is an annoying plumbing problem that calls for North York drain repair services, but so are standing water, gurgling toilets, and sewage backups.

Whether you are dealing with a relatively small problem with your plumbing system, or a major plumbing disaster is coming down the pipe, you can depend on the trustworthy team of experienced North York plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York ON.

Our Expert North York Drain Repair Services:

You need to use your plumbing every single day — often dozens of times per day — and naturally, you want it to work perfectly every time. That is why it can be so frustrating, stressful, and sometimes downright scary to encounter a plumbing issue that you can't resolve on your own. If neglected, those problems can blow up in huge headaches that cause thousands of dollars worth of water damage in a very short span of time.

Luckily, help is just a phone call away. Our team of experienced plumbers has the skill, training, and advanced plumbing equipment they need to provide any plumbing service you want, including North York drain repair. You can breathe a sigh of relief knowing we are on the job and ready to get the water flowing again.

Inspection & Diagnosis

Have you ever wished you could see inside your pipes and find out exactly what is going on in there? That is actually possible with sewer drain video camera inspections. It involves using a small video camera with a bright LED light that is attached to a flexible cable and lowered into your pipe.

Your plumber maneuvers it through the pipe while it records video footage of everything it sees. Once it is retrieved from the pipe, your plumber can play back the footage and interpret it to discover the exact nature and location of the issue. We also have other advanced diagnostic tools, such as infrared cameras, acoustic listening equipment, and soil probes, so it’s always possible for us to find the cause of a problem during an appointment for North York drain repair service.

HydroScrub® Jetting

When it comes to North York drain cleaning, you can't beat hydro jetting for efficiency and effectiveness. Hydro jetting machines use high-pressure jets of water to blast away clogs and built-up debris that is blocking the flow of water in your pipes. It scours the inside walls of your pipes clean as well, which means clog-causing substances can't build up so fast in the future and you won't experience problems with blockages as often.

Hydro jetting also extends the lifespan of your pipes, so you won't need to worry about early pipe replacement. As an added bonus, this clean, no-mess drain repair technique pushes disgusting clogs through your pipes and into the city sanitary sewer where they belong, instead of pulling them back up into your house to splash all over the room.

What Caused the Problem with My North York Drain?

The most common plumbing problem that requires North York drain repair is a stubborn clog, and the most likely cause of a clogged drain is people flushing fat, oil, and grease in their sinks. In fact, fat, oil, and grease are such a huge problem, plumbers gave them their own acronym: FOG.

While FOG may be liquid when you pour it down the drain, it coats the inside of your pipe and solidifies into a sticky mess that gradually grows and blocks pipes. FOG clogs make it harder for water and other debris to get by, and eventually they cause a huge mess that requires repairs to restore the flow of water.

Other North York Drain Repair Causes Include:

  • Paper towels, “flushable” wipes — which are not actually flushable — tissues, newspaper, feminine hygiene products, and excessive toilet paper.

  • Food scraps blocking the pipe, especially eggshells and coffee grounds.

  • Small items that make their way into sewer lines accidentally, such as toys, bottle caps, razor blades, and even socks.

  • Harsh storms, heavy construction nearby, and earth tremors can cause the soil to shift and damage buried sewer lines.

  • The freeze and thaw cycle during winter causes groundwater to constrict around buried pipes, which can crack them.

  • Far-reaching tree roots can wrap around your sewer lines and squeeze until they crack. Once the tree roots touch water inside the pipe, they begin to grow rapidly and block the flow of water, as well as force the pipe further apart.

Why Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York is the Best Choice for North York Drain Repair

Experiencing a problem with your plumbing system is stressful enough — you don't need the added pressure of wondering if your plumber will be capable and trustworthy. When you call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York, you reach a team of licensed plumbing experts with training, experience, and a firm commitment to customer satisfaction.

You'll have peace of mind knowing your professional plumber will communicate honestly with you, and have the expertise and equipment needed to restore your plumbing system to perfect working order.

Upfront Estimates

One of the worst parts of North York drain repair can be the nerve-wracking wait to find out what the final bill will be. We have eliminated that unnecessary stress by providing an honest, upfront estimate.

After we have had a chance to take a look at the issue with your system, we will explain our recommendations and give you an upfront price for the services you need. That way, you will know exactly what you'll be paying before we begin the work.

Guaranteed Workmanship & Parts

We only hire the best North York has to offer. We are confident that our experienced plumber will be able to get your repair job done right the first time, which is why we back them up with a guarantee on all workmanship and parts. You can rely on us to provide outstanding workmanship and high-quality parts, along with long-lasting, effective North York drain repair solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About North York Drain Repair

Have a question about North York drain repair and other residential plumbing repairs? Give us a call to chat with our friendly customer service staff and get all your questions answered quickly and easily.

You can also find our answers to some common drain repair questions below. We’re here to help you make an informed decision about the repair and maintenance of your plumbing system.

What Are the Signs I Need North York Drain Repair Service?

If you come home to the unpleasant sight of your basement flooding, you know you clearly need to make a call for North York drain repair. Trouble isn't always so obvious, though. There are many subtle signs that show you need repairs.

Common signs of trouble include:

  • Slow-moving drains

  • Standing water

  • Your toilet bubbles when you use the bathroom sink

  • Strange noises coming from pipes, such as gurgling, bubbling, sucking, or grinding

  • You smell foul odours — such as sewage or rotting food — near sinks, bathtubs, and showers, in the basement, or outside

  • Toilet clogs appear frequently for seemingly no reason

  • Leaking pipe joints under fixtures, or puddles of water on the floor

  • Frequently dealing with frozen pipes in the winter

  • Visible sewage backing up in low-lying fixtures such as toilets, showers, and bathtubs

  • Soggy patches of grass, or isolated lush spots on your lawn

  • Expensive water bills that are being increased by a hidden leak or leaky faucet

What Is a Stack in Plumbing?

Basically, a stack is a large vertical pipe that spans one or more stories of a building, connected to smaller pipes, or branches, that flow into it. A drain stack is a pipe that transports wastewater, while a vent stack is used to control air pressure in your plumbing system. A problem in either may create an urgent need for North York drain repair service.

What Other Services Do You Offer?

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York provides a wide range of comprehensive plumbing services that cover your water lines, your sewer lines, and all the plumbing fixtures and pipes in between! We handle everything from routine maintenance to sudden repairs.

That includes major tasks such as burst pipe repair and trenchless sewer line replacement, as well as broken fixture services such as leaking toilet and faucet repairs. We can also handle water damage prevention and mitigation devices with services such as sump pump installation, and backwater valve installation. Of course, the foundation of all those services — and a healthy plumbing system — is our North York drain repair service.

What Is the Best Way to Avoid Needing North York Drain Repair?

Never want to need plumbing repairs again, especially North York drain repair? If you are hoping to keep their plumbing system in excellent condition for as long as possible, you need preventative maintenance services.

Regular drain cleaning and other routine maintenance such as video inspections will eliminate annoying clogs before they have a chance to cause trouble for you, and it also gives your licensed plumber the opportunity to spot potential larger issues and save you a lot of time, money, and stress.

That being said, there is something you can get in the habit of doing that will help a lot to keep your plumbing system in great working order. Focus on keeping everything except wastewater, human waste, and toilet paper out of your drains and toilets. There are a few other substances you can't really avoid, like soap scum, and you can get away with a few food scraps if you have an in-sink garbage disposal, but flushing anything else should be avoided — especially fat, oil, and grease.

You can also steer clear of plumbing disasters by keeping a close eye on your system and being responsive to anything that doesn't seem right. There are usually subtle signs of an impending problem that get ignored until something happens that really can't be denied. By getting basic repair service early on, you can keep your overall system in much better shape and avoid bigger, costlier repairs down the road.

Why Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Bad?

Not all chemical drain cleaners are necessarily bad, but we don't recommend them because there are some potential issues with using harsh chemicals to clear blockages. If they are used frequently, they can actually eat away at your pipes from the inside and you'll end up needing a pipe replacement sooner rather than later. Those chemicals can also make their way into groundwater and then into rivers and lakes, where they have a negative impact on our local environment.

What If I Need North York Drain Repair Service After Hours?

A plumbing emergency never limits itself to only occurring during business hours, so our emergency crew doesn't limit themselves to business hours either. You can call us any time of the day or night for North York emergency plumbing service, and we'll have an emergency plumber at your door with a smile as soon as possible to get your plumbing system up and running again. Worried that you can't afford emergency drain repair service? Don't be — we never charge overtime fees, so our services cost the same at midnight as they do at noon.

Time for North York Drain Repair? We Are at Your Service!

When you need reliable North York drain repair and plumbing services, trust the professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York ON to provide excellent service and get the water flowing again.

Pick up the phone and give us a call at 416-742-3137 to request a service appointment, and we will show you why we're considered North York's top choice for drain service.

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