Services for Sewer Backup, Toronto Homeowners Can Trust

Sewer backups…the bane of existence for Toronto homeowners. Whether facing a blocked pipe from the roots of their favorite Maple or having a nefarious toddler with a passion for flushing toys, most don't think about this common home disaster until it's too late. Are you stressed out with sewer backup? Your expert Toronto plumber can help you get to the core of the issue using a blend of innovative technology and expert knowledge.

At the first signs of the problem, our team will swoop in to unclog, fix, and prevent it from ever taking place. If it's too late, you can count on us to professionally handle the situation and pass on preventative tips for the future. Our goal is to prevent homeowners from ever facing this frustration, which is why we offer both seasonal maintenance and 24/7 emergency services. From drain cleaning to trenchless sewer repair services, we handle it all to bring you peace of mind year-round. Our expert technicians at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Toronto are the guys you want in your back pocket for home disasters like this.

Call us to schedule a service, or take our number to use in case of an emergency. Our team is ready to service all your sewer backup service and mitigation needs.

About Our Sewer Backup Service

Toronto residents know the value of salting and shoveling their sidewalks in the winter. Preventative maintenance is required to keep you and your loved ones safe. You can think of preventing a sewer backup in the same way; instead of shoveling yourself, you call your licensed plumber to clean your drains seasonally and perform annual inspections.

Unlike shoveling, performing drain inspections isn't something homeowners can do themselves. Special video cameras are required to identify the real issue to address it properly. To prevent and eliminate sewer backup, our plumbers will use these verified plumbing techniques:

Clogged Drain Repair

Remember those marbles your kid flushed down the toilet last month? They’re likely coming back to haunt you in the form of a clogged drain. Clogged drains are the number one reason households experience sewer line backups, but our professional team can clear them quickly with the right tools. We'll use a mixture of video camera inspection and hydro jetting to blast the clog away, leaving you with completely clear drain pipes. No matter what has caused your drains to clog, this tried and true method will push it through.

HydroScrub® Jetting

We’ve briefly touched on HydroScrub® Jetting already, but what is it exactly, and how does it work? Depending on the issue that has led to a sewer backup, your local plumbing professional will use this technique to push through anything that is blocking your drains. It uses pressurized jets to spray through your home’s sewage water lines and out into the city’s sewer.

To perform a sewer cleaning service, your courteous plumber will use an access point on your drain line and slide the hose with the high-pressure nozzle in. The high pressure from the jets will blast off the debris and pull itself through the pipe. This action also helps the wastewater and debris enter the city sewer like magic.

Trenchless Sewer Line Repair

Hydro jetting will effectively eliminate your clog and prevent a sewer backup from occurring. But sometimes, homeowners will require a different approach. Take a look at your yard: If there are trees, your sewer is at risk of tree root invasion (unless protected by a barrier). If roots happen to make their way into your pipes, we’ll offer our trenchless sewer repair services. How will we know they've made it into your pipes? We use video camera inspection to identify the issue correctly. The thing homeowners love about this service is that we don't actually have to dig up their entire front yard. This non-invasive technique requires very little digging.

Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing For Sewer Backup Service in Toronto?

If you have ever experienced a sewer backup before, you know it's not something you want to wait to address. The smell will take over your home, and the wastewater will turn your kitchen sink, tubs, and basement into vessels for bacteria. The longer you wait, the worse the situation can get, so it's important that as soon as you suspect the first signs of a backup, you call your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing.

Our licensed professionals are trained in exactly what to do to handle backups, and you can count on us to expertly solve the issue, sanitize your home, and ensure it’s safe. If any other services are required to remedy the situation, we will either handle them on the spot or come back at a time that’s convenient for you. With 24/7 emergency service, we'll be there to answer your call no matter the time of day.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sewer Backups

What is a Typical Cause of a Sewer Backup in Toronto?

There are a few different reasons why your sewers back up. When you think about how much we put down our drains, it makes sense why the most common reason households experience them is clogged pipes. However, backups happen for reasons other than clogs; we'll help explain them all here.


Think about it. Day after day of washing soap, food, grease, and waste down your drains takes a toll. Eventually, building up and forming a clog, anything else flushed down that pipe will eventually make its way back up when it's full. It's not something many of us think about regularly, but it's a common occurrence. You can take steps to ensure you do not wash excess grease or food down your drains, but soap scum is inevitable. The only way to ensure you do not experience a sewer backup from a clog is to contact your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing for seasonal drain cleaning.

Tree Roots

We’re called Mr. Rooter Plumbing for a reason. Trees, though lovely in an urban area like Toronto, can wreak havoc on your sewer pipes. Sewer pipes are usually laid just beneath your lawn’s surface, and as you can imagine, as trees begin to grow and their roots spread searching for water, they’ll likely run into your pipes. Once they make contact, they can bust through, clogging it even though you’ve made every effort to prevent blockages in your own home. Our expert crew has all the necessary equipment to perform a video inspection of your pipes. We’ll take a look and get to the root of the issue.

Collapsed Pipes

Your sewer pipes might be older than you think. If you bought or live in an old home, there’s a good chance your sewer pipes could collapse. In this case, our trenchless sewer line repair services can help, but first, we need to deal with your backup quickly and safely so your family can return to living comfortably.

What are the Signs of Sewage Backup?

Is it just a clog or an actual sewage backup? Knowing the difference between the two can help determine the severity of the situation and may prompt you to react quickly. We offer emergency services for severe clogs and are available for seasonal drain cleaning for low-priority issues.

When you're facing a sewage backup, you'll likely know it. Signs of a sewage backup include smelling sulfur dioxide fumes resembling rotten eggs' scent. You might smell this coming out of your drains, sinks, and showers, but you may also encounter gurgling sounds and slow-moving drains. Noticing a drain clog that just won't quit? Something may be up with your main sewer line. Now is a good time to get it checked out.

Can I Stay In My House With a Sewer Backup?

Sewer waste spilling into your home isn’t exactly a pleasant occurrence. It isn’t just the bad smell you have to worry about, though, sewer backups can be a potential health threat if not dealt with properly. That’s why calling a professional right away is critical, but you should also follow these safety tips should it ever find its way into your home:

  1. Ensure your backwater valve is switched on
  2. Keep pets and children out of any affected areas
  3. If there is basement flooding, don’t go down there until the power has been shut off
  4. If possible, open windows in the affected rooms to air them out

Depending on how bad your clogged sewer drain is, you may not want to be inside your home at all. Get in touch with our 24-hour emergency plumber as soon as possible to deal with the sewer backup. Homeowners can rely on our 24/7 emergency plumbing services.

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late! Call On Us To Solve Your Sewer Backup!

Toronto residents know that it pays to be prepared. If you suspect you have sewer backup or would like to prevent it, it’s a good idea to call our experienced team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Toronto. We’ll help you stay ahead of the cause or clear up any of the issues this pesky problem can bring to your home and property.

To learn more about how we can solve your backup or to book a service, give us a call. We’re the experts you can rely on for trenchless sewer line repair, drain cleaning, water heater repair, and emergency service in Toronto, Scarborough, North York, and beyond.

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