Surrey Drain Repair
Has the water slowly backing up in your sink become something you factor into your morning routine? Have your showers begun resembling baths for your feet? No, these aren’t a sign of your house aging, but a sign you may need Surrey drain repair service. Most people tend to ignore their pipes as long as the water is coming out, often not seeking drain repair services until an emergency has happened. Waiting until the worst has happened leads to a more expensive repair than if you had taken action at the first warning sign.
Drainage issues are oftentimes the tip of the iceberg for plumbing issues. While a clogged drain may not seem like an emergency issue, it can lead to more serious plumbing problems. What would you do if a slow draining sink started to turn into a messy plumbing backup? Luckily, a Surrey plumber from Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Surrey BC can help fix those drain issues while also taking preventative measures for future plumbing problems, saving you money and a headache down the road.
How Can You Tell it Might be Time for Surrey Drain Repair Service?
When you see water rising from the water drain in your basement, you know it’s a plumbing issue. But what about those problems where you aren’t sure if it’s something that needs to be dealt with, like slow-moving drains?
Common Signs You Need Surrey Drain Repair Include:
A slow drain, or standing water where it shouldn’t be
Clogged toilets that are unexpectedly challenging to unclog or toilets that make strange bubbling or gurgling noises
The smell of foul odours such as sewage or rotting food around your bathroom or kitchen sinks
Wet spots under fixtures or dripping pipes
Soggy spots on your lawn when it hasn’t rained
These problems are symptoms of pipes needing professional service. Ignoring these warning signs can often lead to bigger problems down the road.
What You Can Expect from Surrey Drain Repair Services:
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Surrey BC offers a variety of services, ranging from emergency repairs to routine maintenance and preventative repairs. Not only can we fix that annoying drain that won’t work properly, but we can take a look for things that might turn into a bigger problem along the road.
Hydro jetting is the safest and most effective method for unblocking a clogged pipe and completing routine drain cleaning. The high-powered pressurized jets rip through blockages while also removing any potential future problems such as oil, fat, or grease build-ups up along the walls of the pipe.
Hydro jetting also removes harmful bacteria that eats away at the pipes from the inside out. This will extend the lifespan of your pipes, giving you peace of mind knowing you won’t need to be calling for future Surrey drain repair emergencies because of faulty pipes.
Trenchless Drain Repair in Surrey, BC
Scared a sewer line repair or pipe replacement will lead to holes in your walls or a trench dug in your lawn? Fear no more, as Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Surrey BC uses a new trenchless technique for underground work that keeps your home looking nice and your lawn free from holes.
How’s this possible? Depending on the severity of the repair, two different methods can be used for fixing sewer pipes: removing old pipes and threading a new one through the same hole or lining the existing pipe with a sleeve that hardens in place to form an impervious seal. And the best part, most repairs can be finished within the day.
Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Surrey BC for Drain Repair?
When looking for a plumbing company, you don’t want to be worried about the bill you’re going to get at the end or if they’ll even be able to fix it. You want to be able to depend on the company and know they’ll give you the best quality service. That’s exactly what you can expect when you choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing.
24/7 Emergency Plumbing Service
When you see water backing up from the sewer or a pipe burst in the winter, you want it fixed ASAP. Whether it’s the middle of the night or a holiday, we have an emergency plumber available for you. 24 hours per day, seven days a week, you can count on getting emergency service when you need it most.
Uniformed Plumbing Professionals
When you call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Surrey BC for drain repairs, you’re not just getting a plumber. You’re getting a skilled, licensed plumber at your door, in uniform, whose first priority is giving you the best service possible. You can count on both you and your property being treated with respect.
Our diagnostic services and upfront prices keep you out of the dark about costs and what services need to be done. Mr. Rooter doesn’t use quick fixes but instead focuses on providing you with quality, lasting solutions for your plumbing problems.
Frequently Asked Questions About Surrey Drain Repair
Have any questions about us or drain repair services in general? Give us a call and have one of our expert plumbers answer your questions. Here are a few common questions we receive that our experts have already answered.
Why Am I Having This Surrey Drain Repair Issue?
The biggest culprit in plumbing problems is fat, oil, or grease. These three problem creators have their own acronym named after them: FOG.
Despite FOG being liquid when you pour it away, it will coat the inside of your pipes. It then solidifies and acts as a magnet, adding hair, food scraps, and anything else floating by to its blockage.
The only things made to go through your sewer lines are wastewater, human waste, and toilet paper. Some food scraps are okay if you have an in-sink garbage disposal, however, anything else can cause blockages and should be avoided for your pipe’s sake.
Common Surrey Drain Repair Causes Include:
Food scraps, especially stuff like eggshells and coffee grounds that can turn into a sand-like substance.
Tissues, paper towels, "flushable" wipes, newspaper, and excessive toilet paper.
Small items accidentally dropped down your sink or flushed down your toilet, such as small toys, bottle caps, razor blades, and fabric items such as socks.
Feminine hygiene products that were flushed down the toilet.
Heavy rains causing soil to shift, damaging buried sewer lines.
Vibrations from earth tremors or heavy construction nearby that causes shifting soil.
Tree root intrusion, which is when far-reaching tree roots wrap themselves around buried pipes, constricting them until they crack open. Once the roots touch water inside the pipe, they begin to grow rapidly, blocking the flow of water and forcing the pipe apart.
Will Baking Soda and Vinegar or Drano Unclog my Drain?
Home remedies such as baking soda and vinegar or cola aren’t very effective at unblocking clogged drains. While baking soda and vinegar might make a nice volcano in an enclosed space, your pipes aren’t enclosed and the mixture will fizzle harmlessly for a few moments while the gas escapes. Cola is even worse as the sticky sugar will just add to your clog.
While harsh chemical cleaners may be your go-to for clogs, we don’t recommend them for two main reasons. Firstly, if you overuse them, they can actually damage your pipes by eating them away from the inside and the lines will eventually need to be replaced. Secondly, chemical cleaners eventually make their way into groundwater, rivers, and lakes near Surrey, where they cause environmental harm with their toxicity.
Luckily, our HydroScrub® jetting service solves both these problems. Our pressurized water is the most effective substance at removing blockages, while also being 100% environmentally friendly. This gives you peace of mind knowing your pipes will be blasted clean, unlike some home remedies, while also not polluting the environment with toxic chemicals.
How Do Plumbers Know What Kind of Surrey Drain Repair Solutions are Needed?
What happens inside your sewer lines is a mystery to most people. Luckily, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Surrey BC can use our plumbing camera inspection systems to diagnose the problem. This non-invasive technique uses a small camera that is attached to a flexible cable and lowered into your drain, then maneuvered through the pipe. This will allow your plumber to pinpoint the nature and location of the problem and choose the best solution.
Some other diagnostic tools we use are infrared cameras, acoustic listening equipment, and soil probes. This wide variety of high-tech equipment helps us make the best diagnostic possible, making sure we fix the problem the proper way.
When is a Professional Plumber Needed to Fix a Clogged Drain?
Most standard clogs can be fixed with a plunger and some elbow grease. However, if you’ve been plunging for some time with no success or it feels like immediately clogged right back up after, it might be time to seek professional help for this abnormal clog. Your plumber will be able to identify the problem and create a solution that will keep that drain unclogged.
An important question to ask yourself prior to calling a plumber for Surrey Drain Repair might be: How do I plunge a drain? Plunging a sink or toilet may be something that’s required of someone at some point in their life. Therefore, it’s important to know the correct steps.
Here’s the steps to follow:
Make sure you have the right kind of plunger for the task at hand. If you're plunging a flat drain like the ones in a sink, shower, or bathtub, you need a cup-shaped plunger. If you're plunging a toilet, you need a plunger with a bell or ball-shaped end that can form a tight seal in the toilet bowl.
If there isn't any water in the fixture, pour a couple of inches of water in to help the plunger create a seal. When plunging a fixture with an overflow, or one side of a double sink, use an old rag to plug up the overflow or the side of the sink you aren't plunging.
Place your plunger over the opening and push down slowly at first to avoid splashing, then start pushing down and pulling up sharply. It may take some time, so don't get discouraged.
Once you hear a sucking or squelching noise, pull your plunger up — if water starts to move down the pipe, congratulations, you did it!
Run some hot water in the fixture to make sure everything is clear.
If the steps above don’t work for you, or the drain seemed to immediately reclog, it might be time to call in a professional for Surrey drain repair.
What Is the Best Way to Avoid Needing Surrey Drain Repair?
Tired of having plumbing emergencies in Surrey? While some problems are inevitable over time, there are certain things you can do to minimize the number of problems you have with your plumbing.
Good habits for keeping problematic materials out of your drain will help keep your drains and pipes as healthy as possible. Avoid putting substances that aren’t wastewater, human waste, or toilet paper in your sinks or toilets. Fats, oil, and grease should never go down pipes as well, because they will harden in the pipes and create a blockage that will attach to other materials over time, growing it.
Regular maintenance and routine drain cleaning service will help you stop annoying clogs before they get the chance to become a problem. Regular maintenance can prevent plumbing disasters by keeping an eye on your system and showing any issues that may grow into problems down the road. This will save you money as these problems can lead to costly repairs down the road. An added bonus is that having a plumber around can identify any subtle signs of impending problems.
Time for Surrey Drain Repair? We’re at Your Service!
From a blocked toilet to a ruptured main, when you need reliable drain repair in Surrey, you can depend on Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Surrey BC to provide excellent service in your time of need and get your water flowing again. Trust the professionals with years of experience solving plumbing problems.
Give us a call at (604) 543-4061 or visit our website to request a service appointment for Surrey drain repair, or to find out more about our other plumbing repair and maintenance services, such as burst pipe and hot water tank repair. We proudly serve Surrey and many nearby areas, such as White Rock, Richmond and Delta