North York Drain Snaking

Your sink didn’t always have problems draining, but one day, the water just stopped going down. Perhaps you used a plunger to force the clog with pressure, but that only led to disgusting black sludge being sucked up into your basin—and the water level didn’t budge. Faced with a pool of murky water with a foul smell, you frantically searched for how to make it go away. DIY solutions may be somewhat effective, but if your clog is deep in the pipe, you’ll need professional drain snaking to dislodge it. Plus, hiring a North York plumber means your drains will have the best cleaning of their lifetime.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York, ON, is the professional plumbing company you want inside your drains. With our roster of skilled, licensed experts, we know the best ways to effectively treat clogs to ensure they don’t come back. Our upfront pricing means you’ll know exactly what you’ll pay before we ever get started, and our warranties on parts and workmanship will give you peace of mind knowing our services are guaranteed.

Are you looking for a fast-responding team to take care of that pesky clog in your sink, tub, or toilet? Let our qualified team handle it. You can learn more about our North York drain snaking service here, but if you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our knowledgeable customer service team.

About Our Drain Snaking Service

When it comes to clogs, seeing the water go down the drain isn’t enough. You want to make sure that the problem doesn’t return—and that’s something no home drain snake, drain cleaner, or baking soda and vinegar mixture can do. While we’ve all appreciated fast, DIY fixes from time to time, wouldn’t it be better if we actually resolved the clog instead of just waiting for it to come back?

That’s one of the benefits of hiring Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York. We’re the professional plumber you can count on to get rid of your clog fast and make sure it’s gone from your property for good. After your initial service, we highly recommend scheduling annual drain cleaning services to keep your pipes free from clogs altogether. But that’s getting ahead of ourselves—how can we help your clog today?

When you call us for drain snaking service, you’re calling us for a three-part process: inspection, clog removal, and cleaning. While homeowners such as yourself may be able to perform the clog removal if you have the right equipment, inspection, and cleaning are just as important and must be conducted by a professional plumber. Read on to learn more about our process as we break it down step by step.

Drain Camera Inspection

The first part of getting your drains back in working order is looking inside of them. It can be difficult to see what’s clogging your drains just by peering down them, so we’ll use a special drain camera to check out your pipes. Sometimes, we’ll see that the blockage is at the start of your drain line, but other times, we may need to go deeper to find it. Once we do, one of our master plumbers will identify what’s causing the clog and will know how to dislodge it. Knowing the cause of the drain blockage also means you’ll know what went wrong so you can prevent it from happening again.

During the video camera inspection of your pipes, we will also be able to see if there is any damage to your pipes. Issues such as cracks, holes, and corrosion will call for drain repair or sewer line repair, while burst pipes, tree roots, and collapsed pipes will call for a total replacement.

Drain Snaking

If we deem that drain snaking is the right solution for your blockage instead of pipe repair or replacement, we will insert the auger into your drain line to break it up. Our professional auger has a razor-sharp edge that spins inside your drain to cut through serious build-up. Whether it’s grease, food, hair, or soap that’s created the issue, it’s no match for our snake. In the event that a solid, hard object, such as a large marble or tree root, has made its way into your pipes, snaking may not be the best way forward. But that’s precisely why we perform an inspection first.

HydroScrub® Jetting

After we snake your drains and remove the clog, there’s a good chance that the pipes will still be full of build-up caked onto the pipe walls. Over time, this build-up grows and grows, making it harder for water and waste to pass through, leading to slow drains and clogs. To prevent this from happening, we’ll use HydroScrub Jetting, a powerful blast of water that essentially scrubs the interior of your drain.

Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing For Drain Snaking?

When you’re experiencing a clogged drain or slow drainage, you want it dealt with quickly. You also want it to be dealt with properly. When choosing Mr. Rooter Plumbing for your drain snaking, you can have both. Our expert team of plumbers is highly skilled in the industry, bringing our extensive knowledge and professionalism to every job. Arriving on time and in uniform, we’ll get working on your drain clog right away to help you get back to your daily routines. Why else are we the top choice for drain snaking in North York?

  • Upfront pricing: We know how important it is to know the price of a service before you agree to it. That’s why we offer upfront, flat-rate pricing on all of our services. There will never be any surprises on your final bill, nor will we ever charge you an overtime fee for nights, weekends, holidays, or if the service takes longer than we initially thought.
  • Warranties on parts & workmanship: There are many benefits to hiring a professional plumber, and having total peace of mind over the condition of your plumbing system is one of them. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we warranty both our parts and workmanship for an entire year. This means you can rest assured knowing your drains are in excellent condition, and if you experience any issues related to your service, we will always make it right.
  • Locally owned & operated: As a locally owned and operated plumbing company, we care about building up our community. By choosing a local team, you’re helping to make that happen.

Frequently Asked Questions About Drain Snaking

Do you have questions about drain snaking? We’ve put together the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions to help. If the question you have isn’t on the list, we welcome you to call our customer service line. An agent will be more than happy to provide the information you need.

What Are The Signs I Need Drain Snaking?

  • Drain flies
  • Unpleasant smells
  • Flooding from a bathroom, kitchen, or basement drain
  • Blocked or backed-up drain
  • Drainage issues such as slow drains

What’s Clogging My Drains?

It depends on the drain. The items and materials that make their way down kitchen sinks are often different from those that go down toilets. Most times, what’s causing your clogged toilet or drain is something someone in your household washed or flushed; however, sometimes clogs are caused by factors beyond your control. A few of the most common culprits of drain clogs include:

  • Grease, coffee grinds, egg shells, and expandable foods in kitchen drains
  • Hair, soap residue, dirt, and debris in bathroom drains
  • Small objects, feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, cotton balls in toilets
  • Hair, soap, small objects in bathtub drains and showers

Further down drain lines, we also see tree roots. Roots are persistent and will infiltrate your sewer pipe, looking for water. They will eventually break through and cause a clog. Now, this particular plumbing issue cannot be resolved by drain snaking, and that’s precisely why it’s so

important to call a professional plumber for an inspection of your drain systems. Once we take a look down your drain pipes, we can tell you exactly what’s causing your clog and recommend the appropriate solution.

How Can I Prevent the Need for Drain Snaking?

Preventing the need for drain snaking is, most of the time, completely possible. Getting regular drain cleaning is the number one surefire way to eliminate the risk of clogs that will cause backups in your home. On top of getting your drain professionally serviced, here are some drain cleaning tips and preventative solutions to keep your drain free from unnecessary blockages.

  • Never flush feminine hygiene products down the toilet
  • Do not pour grease, fats, or oils of any kind down the sink or toilet
  • Use a drain cover to prevent hair and soap from washing down your shower drain
  • Use your garbage disposal appropriately - there are many items that should not go in!
  • Clean out your grease trap regularly

Can I Snake My Drains Myself?

Performing some cleaning activities yourself is possible to help resolve your clogged sinks and toilets, and you can even buy a drain auger at a home improvement store. However, swapping from a plunger to a drain snake and navigating it through your pipes isn’t exactly an easy task. We don’t recommend that anyone without plumbing experience tackle the activity, as it can do more harm than good to your drain line. Using a drain snake can even put your safety at risk if used improperly.

During our drain snaking service, we won’t just snake your drains; we’ll inspect them to make sure that drain snaking is the best course of action for your dirty pipes. If it is, we’ll follow up snaking with a thorough cleaning method that ensures you have clean drains and that you won’t experience another clog anytime soon.

Are DIY Solutions Bad For My Drains?

A search for how to unclog a drain will yield a plethora of DIY solutions. From baking soda and vinegar to hot water—and of course, the inescapable commercial drain cleaner advertisement—it’s clear that homeowners will do everything they can before calling a licensed plumber. However, not every DIY solution is going to work, and not every solution should be poured down your drains.

For example, while the phosphoric acid in Coca-Cola can dissolve food and hair clogs, it will also break down the rubber seals in your pipes—the same goes for baking soda and vinegar. These natural solutions may seem convenient at the time you’re dealing with a clog, but they aren’t a smart idea for your pipes in the long run.

How Does Snaking a Drain Work?

A drain snake is a piece of professional drain equipment that features a long cable with a razor-sharp blade on the end. An electric drain snake is inserted into your drain line and mechanically wound downwards to break up the clog. Drain snaking is just one part of the proper drain cleaning service, and after we’ve removed the clog, we’ll use HydroScrub Jetting to polish the inside of your pipes.

Clogged Drains? No Problem. Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing For North York Drain Snaking Today!

Clogs often happen at the most inconvenient times. If you’ve ever flushed a toilet in the middle of the night only to feel the water at your feet or panicked as the water level rose during your shower, you know the value of seeking drain snaking right away. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York, we provide fast, effective solutions to your clogged drains. From hair and soap residue to grease and food, whatever is blocking up your drains, you can rest assured it will be cleared when you call our team of experts.

Don’t put off the pesky clog for another minute! The longer you wait to get professional plumbing services, the more damage it could be causing your pipes—and the larger the chance of sewer system backup. Since clogs can lead to pipe damage, dealing with the issue now can prevent a costly plumbing repair in the future. Ready to schedule service? Call our valued customer care team right away.

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