Inspection and Diagnosis
While it's very obvious that something is wrong when a property experiences a sewer backup, North York ON home and business owners usually don't know what caused the problem, exactly. We need to know more about the nature of the issue and where exactly it is in your drain lines, so the first step is an inspection process to find out more. That way, we can come up with a diagnosis and develop a good plan for getting it resolved. Inspection methods may involve video camera inspection to locate the clogged drain or using dyes to help us determine where the dirty water is originating.
When determining the right course of action for a sewer backup, North York, ON professionals will look at what their inspection results and go from there. In many cases, hydro jetting is the best solution. A hydro jetting machine can blast away clogs with highly-pressurized jets of water, pushing the blockage through your wastewater lines and into the city sewer. Since it removes solid debris that is clinging to interior pipe walls, it makes it more difficult for clogs to form again in the near future and extends the lifespan of your wastewater disposal lines.
Trenchless Sewer Line Repair or Replacement
In some situations, hydro jetting just isn't going to get the job done to resolve a sewer backup. North York, ON properties can suffer from issues such as tree roots intruding into buried lines, or lines that have been broken by soil movement and other factors. In those types of scenarios, the line needs to be replaced. However, we can probably get the replacement done without digging a trench by either lining the existing pipe or breaking it apart and threading a new one into the space left behind using trenchless sewer repair technology.
Mr. Rooter is Your Best Choice During a Sewer Backup in North York, ON
When they call the experienced plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing to deal with a sewer backup, in North York, ON residents can expect help from a plumber with extensive training and the ability to provide the best possible solution to get their plumbing system functioning again. That includes 24-hour emergency service—call us any time of the day or night and we'll send out a qualified plumber as soon as possible to provide emergency repairs and excellent service so you can get your peace of mind back.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sewage Backups in North York, ON
There's a Sewer Backup in My Basement Right Now, What Should I Do?
First, don't panic. Take a deep breath (or maybe not, depending on the odor) and follow these steps:
- Shut off your electrical devices and natural gas main—if it's safe to do so. If you would have to wade through water or stand in water to reach your circuit breaker box or gas main, don't approach them. Leave the house and call the utility companies to shut them off remotely.
- Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York and let us know you've got an emergency so we can send a certified plumber immediately.
- Shut off your main water supply—while it's not connected directly to your drainage pipes, it's a good precaution to take.
- If possible, take photos of the damage and save receipts from services so you have the evidence to back up a claim with your insurance company.
- Follow your plumber's recommendations for getting your system under control. It may be necessary to contact a water damage restoration company to resolve flooding damage.
Can I Get a Rebate for Backwater Valve or Sump Pump Installation?
Possibly, yes. Homeowners who want to install flood prevention devices such as a backwater prevention valve or sump pump may be eligible for rebates or subsidies depending on whether they meet the qualifications. For example, homeowners with a single-family, duplex, or triplex residence may be eligible to receive a subsidy of up to $3,400 from the City of Toronto's basement flooding protection subsidy program, which applies to backwater valve installation, sump pump installation, severance and capping of a storm sewer or external weeping tile connection. It's well worth looking into if you are interested in avoiding future plumbing disasters and saving some money at the same time.
What Other Protective Plumbing Solutions Are There?
Besides the protective devices mentioned above, we highly recommend that residents of North York schedule routine drain cleaning and drain repair services keep their pipework in shape. Our HydroScrub® Jetting technology is not only designed for emergency situations but also for regular maintenance of drain lines. The major perk is that you’ll get a professional sewer and drain inspection prior to the cleaning. This way, your professional plumbers can ensure that you’re protected should there be a heavy rainstorm, for example.
Need Help With a Sewer Backup in North York, ON? Mr. Rooter Plumbing is Here for You!
If you live in North York or a nearby part of the greater Toronto area, rely on the experienced professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North York, ON. Don’t let nasty images of raw sewage ruin your day. Instead, plan ahead with our North York sewer backup professionals.
Call us today to find out more about our reliable plumbing services, or to book an appointment.