You might not think of your drain much until it clogs or backs up. When your drain slows or stops draining, your first thought should be to contact your local Mr. Rooter® Plumbing. For the last 50 years, we’ve been repairing and replacing all kinds of drains across North America.
Signs You Might Need Drain Repair
Drain clogs happen all the time. So how can you tell when it’s time for professional drain repair? Here are a few common signs to look for that could indicate that your drain needs to be repaired.
- Bad smells: One common indicator that drain service is needed is the presence of bad smells. This often means that your pipes are clogged with a material that has stimulated bacterial growth.
- Frequent clogs and slow drainage: With clogs, you’ll soon discover that your drain isn’t doing what it’s supposed to. Expert clogged drain repair will resolve the issue right away.
- Pests: Rodents can damage drainpipes, and insects can colonize in damaged pipes. If you notice bugs crawling up from a drain, it’s time to schedule a repair.
- Gurgling noises: Gurgling is caused by water not being able to freely move through your drain or the pipes. This could be as simple as blockage, or it could be a more serious issue with the pipes restricting the flow of water.
- Waste backup: Your drain not functioning properly will often result in water or waste backing up as it can’t drain out like it’s supposed to. This can result in damage to your home if it goes unrepaired.
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Drain Replacement Services
Sadly, drains can’t always be repaired. Sometimes clogs and other problems go untreated for too long and you need a new drain to solve the problem. Furthermore, older homes will eventually require drain upgrades. Even without an active problem, replacing drains can help prevent many of the issues that come with an aging drain. You’ll be able to schedule an appointment with your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing for any type of drain replacement.
Our Process for Repairing and Replacing Your Drains
One of the biggest reasons we’ve earned a reputation for providing outstanding service is because of our standard procedures to make sure that the job is completed right the first time.
- Thorough inspection: Before we do anything else, we’ll perform a thorough inspection to make sure that we understand what is going on with your drain and pipes. Then we can diagnose the root of the problem to recommend the proper repair or replacement and provide you with an accurate quote. With our upfront pricing, you’ll know what you’re paying before we begin our work.
- Getting to work: Once we know what needs to be done, we’ll get on it. Our plumbing experts have all the training and skills needed to fix your drain. In addition, our technicians are backed by The Neighbourly Done Right Promise™ which means that if you’re not satisfied with the job, we’ll return to make it right.
Drain Repair Services Near Me
With the option of scheduled appointments and even 24/7 emergency drain service, Mr. Rooter Plumbing has what it takes to repair your drains. And with more than 50 locations in Canada, there is a Mr. Rooter Plumbing near you. For effective floor, sink, and shower drain repairs and replacements, request an estimate online from your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing or call today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does boiling water help a clogged drain?
Boiling water, by itself, probably won’t do much to help your clogged drains. If you add baking soda and vinegar to the drain before rinsing with hot water, you might be able to bust up some minor clogs. However, the more serious your clog is, the more likely it is you’ll need a trained professional’s assistance.
What causes bad smells from drains?
In most cases, drain smells result from bacterial growth in drains or pipes. Other possible causes include rotting food chunks in kitchen sink drains, dry p-traps, and dirty garbage disposals.
Can hard water cause slow draining and pipe damage?
Hard water minerals build up in waste pipes and will eventually lead to clogging and even damage your pipes to the point where they will have to be replaced. The minerals also mix with substances like soap scum and other materials to further clog pipes.