Drain Repair Vancouver, BC

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Do you cross your fingers whenever you get in the shower, hoping you won’t end up standing ankle-deep in scummy, dirty water? Suppose you frequently struggle with drain-related problems in your shower or any of the other plumbing fixtures across your Vancouver home. In that case, that clearly indicates that you need professional services for drain repair. Vancouver plumbing systems are built to last, but they can’t keep operating forever without help from a qualified local plumber.

The hand of a plumber holding a red wrench as they use it to tighten the connections on a drain line during an appointment for drain repair in Vancouver, BC.

The hand of a plumber holding a red wrench as they use it to tighten the connections on a drain line during an appointment for drain repair in Vancouver, BC.

Homeowners tend to ignore seemingly minor drain repair problems for as long as possible. If wastewater is still (eventually) making its way down the drain, you may just shrug your shoulders and learn to live with the inconvenience of small plumbing malfunctions. But when it comes to the types of problems that require drain repair, Vancouver residents can save a lot of time, money and stress by getting it dealt with sooner rather than later. What seems like a basic, run-of-the-mill clogged drain can sometimes be a surface symptom of a much more serious problem deeper in your drain lines, and getting it taken care of as soon as possible will reduce the possibility of a major headache like a sewer backup.

Noticed signs of a plumbing system that desperately needs expert drain repair? Vancouver plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Vancouver BC have the skill and experience to deal with everything from a stubborn clogged toilet to a main sewer line that has been ruptured by tree roots. We can take care of your entire plumbing system, from the water supply line to the sewer line and all the fixtures in between.

The Expert Services for Drain Repair Vancouver Deserves

When you call the professional plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Vancouver BC, you are getting a highly skilled team with access to a wide range of advanced equipment to help us deliver efficient, effective drain repair in Vancouver.

The plumbers on our team rely on decades of experience combined with the right tools and know-how to get your wastewater disposal fixtures and sewer pipes back in excellent shape and give you back your peace of mind. When you’re experiencing drainage issues and want drain inspection to get to the bottom of the problem, you can count on our licensed professionals to get the job done right.

Our drain repair services include:

Video Inspection and Diagnosis:

Sometimes when you need to find the issue that is calling for drain repair, all you need is a flashlight and your own eyes to see it lurking a few inches into the pipe. But other times, the cause of all the trouble is hidden far out of sight. In that case, your plumber may opt to use video camera inspection to figure out the location and nature of the problem, whether it’s a clog, damaged pipes or something else.

HydroScrub® Jetting:

Hydro-jetting equipment is a fast, effective, non-destructive way to get soft blockages cleared out. Highly pressurized jets of water blast through your wastewater disposal lines, scouring the inside clean.

This isn’t just a good method of getting rid of clog-causing substances during drain repair. Vancouver households can also get noticeable benefits from regular professional drain cleaning services with hydro jetting to extend the lifespan of your plumbing system, so you can avoid sewer line replacement for longer.

Trenchless Sewer Line Repair:

Most British Columbia homeowners dread hearing that they need sewer line repair or replacement because they don’t want a huge, deep, ugly trench dug through their lawn. Don’t panic—our experienced team uses trenchless repair and replacement techniques that, as you may have guessed from the name, do not require excavation service to dig a trench and destroy your landscaping. Instead, we only need to dig two small holes at either end of the damaged line.

Trenchless methods such as pipe relining and hydraulic bursting are non-invasive ways to get your line fixed or replaced, so you can rest easy knowing you won’t have to deal with sewer backups, sewer cleaning and other drain repair problems. See below to learn more about each of our trenchless repair methods:

  • Pipe Relining: The quickest and least invasive of all drain repair services, pipe relining involves digging one hole at the entrance of your affected pipe. During our video camera inspection, we’ll find out exactly which part of your drain line is causing your problems and can carry out this method with very little destruction to your property. Once we access the pipe, we’ll insert a flexible liner soaked in epoxy along with an inflatable tube that will ensure the liner lies flush against the sides of the pipe. Once cured, we’ll remove the tube, and you will be free to use your plumbing systems again. This trenchless method is completed within a few hours and will not displace you from your home.
  • Pipe Bursting: While still a trenchless form of drain repair, pipe bursting is a little more complex than pipe relining. We will need to dig two holes, one at the start and another at the end of the affected pipe. We’ll use special hydraulic equipment to break apart your old pipe and pull it through the end hole before inserting a new pipe into its place. This method is ideal for pipes with extensive damage. Similar to pipe relining, this method can be completed within a day.

While most types of drain repair in Vancouver can be trenchless, in the off chance that your pipes have completely collapsed or have been subject to tree root invasion, we may need to excavate to resolve the problem. Whichever course of action is necessary, you can trust our expert team to complete it quickly without compromising quality.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing is the Best Choice for Drain Repair in Vancouver, BC

The licensed plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Vancouver BC are drain specialists with the correct equipment to address all the issues that call for drain repair. Our Vancouver clients can trust our team to care for their entire plumbing system, providing services like shower repair, hot water heater replacement, backwater valve repair, and sump pump installation.

Check out our local customer reviews to see why people choose our services! Additionally, we have a lot more perks to offer:

Locally Owned & Operated Plumbing Company

Locally owned companies do business differently. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Vancouver BC, we’re committed to building up our community and providing friendly, courteous service. Our experts know North Vancouver just as well as they know West Side. And no matter where you’re situated, you can count on us for professional, respectful service. Hiring locally doesn’t just mean you’re helping provide employment opportunities for skilled plumbers, though; it also means you’re investing in your community.

Workmanship & Parts Guaranteed

Why take a chance on a company and risk poor workmanship and property damage if you don’t have to? When hiring our professional, highly skilled team, not only are you choosing a plumber with extensive experience, you’re choosing one that’s backed by the promise of a national franchise. Neighborly’s Done Right Promise supports each and every one of our professional services, giving you total peace of mind over the quality of the parts and workmanship utilized during your repair or installation for a full 12 months.

Upfront Pricing

Normally when you hire a plumber, you won’t know what you pay for the service until it’s complete. They may tell you what their fees are, but they charge by the hour, not the job. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Vancouver BC, we charge by the job, not the hour. With our transparent pricing, even if the repair takes longer than we thought, you will never see an additional charge on your final bill. Need emergency plumbing service? Call us on nights, weekends, and holidays; our fee will always remain the same.

24/7 Emergency Plumbing Services

It can feel really daunting to suddenly realize you have a plumbing emergency on your hands, especially when it’s outside business hours, and you’re not sure where to turn for help. Your system isn’t going to wait until business hours to develop a problem that needs emergency repairs, which is why our plumbing team is ready to spring into action 24 hours per day and seven days per week.

Call us for emergency service at literally any time, and we will get a qualified emergency plumber on your doorstep as soon as possible to resolve the issue, so you can get back to your daily routines.

Comprehensive Service Offering

We aim to take care of all the plumbing issues in your home, offering drain repair in Vancouver as well as tankless water heater services, help with sewer system backups, and more, whether you’d like a thorough inspection or suspect there is something seriously wrong with your pipes, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Frequently Asked Questions About Drain Repair in Vancouver, BC

What Causes the Problems that Lead to Needing Drain Repair in Vancouver, BC?

Clogged drains are an incredibly common plumbing issue, but knowing that doesn’t make them any less unsanitary and unappealing to cope with. If you’re struggling with a drainage problem, you may be wondering how the issue occurred in the first place—and what you can do to stop it from happening again in the near future.

For problems related to drain repair in Vancouver, the cause varies depending on where in a house the issue is occurring—because, naturally, a kitchen drain is used for different purposes than a bathroom or floor drain.

Kitchen Drain Repair

Most drain repair problems are the result of people letting items and substances into their wastewater lines that really shouldn’t be there. Clogged kitchen drains are no exception. Your wastewater lines are really only made to accommodate wastewater. If you have an in-sink garbage disposal or garburator, you can get away with some—not all—types of food scraps.

But with or without garbage disposal, our team of experienced plumbers reports that the biggest problem for kitchen drain repair Vancouver households face is clogs caused by food waste debris and solidified fat, oil or grease.

Many people think pouring liquified grease into wastewater lines is fine as long as they chase it with a bit of hot water. That only rinses it out of the sink. It coats pipe walls and cools, solidifying into a sticky snare that holds on to other debris that follows it into the pipe and creates a disgusting, inconvenient, rotting kitchen drain blockage that can only be completely dislodged with drain repair techniques.

Bathroom Drain Repair

The bathroom features the biggest variety of drains out of all the rooms in a house, so it’s not surprising that it’s the site of many of the issues that require drain repair. Vancouver homes with a clogged shower drain, for example, are typically the victims of big clumps of hair that have become tangled up inside the line along with soap scum, exfoliant beads, shaving foam and other substances and are partially or completely obstructing the flow of wastewater.

The easiest way to prevent hair-clogged drains is with simple drain guards that prevent the majority of strands from escaping your shower or bathtub, so you don’t need bathroom drain cleaning services as frequently.

Toilets are a different matter. They are made to handle toilet paper and human waste along with wastewater, but everything else can and should be kept away from your toilet bowl. Some of the items our plumbers have found while carrying out toilet drain repair include:

  • Paper towels and tissues
  • Baby wipes or “flushable” wipes (they’re not flushable!)
  • Diapers
  • Cotton swabs and cotton balls
  • Newspaper
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small toys
  • Items such as razor blades and shampoo bottle caps
  • Food and medication
  • Dental floss
  • Beauty products
  • Cat litter
  • Cigarette butts

Main Sewer Line Blockages

We’ve mentioned the importance of not putting the wrong types of substances or items into your sewer lines, but in all fairness, sometimes the problem seems like it’s a common clog, and it actually has nothing to do with your fixtures.

If you’ve got a blockage in your main line or buried sewer line, that’s a serious problem that needs immediate services for drain repair. Vancouver is full of beautiful, tree-lined streets—but all those trees can cause a huge issue for your buried lines. Even if you don’t have a single tree on your property, trees that are surprisingly far away can wrap their roots around your underground pipes and put pressure on them until they crack open. As they grow, they apply a tremendous amount of pressure that is enough to crack the pipe open.

It could also be that the main drain stack inside your house has become clogged. That can result in nasty sewer backups that can result in thousands of dollars worth of water damage, including structural damage caused by excess water, such as wood rot and mildew. Anyone who has ever had to undergo moisture damage mitigation will tell you it’s a lot more cost-effective to get drain repair before the worst happens.

What Are the Warning Signs That Drain Repair is Necessary?

When you get home from vacation and find two inches of water covering your entire basement floor, it’s clear that you’ve got a major problem and need drain repair. Some Vancouver residents are unaware that there are many more subtle warning signs of impending drainage issues. If you know what to look for, you can call an experienced plumber for help before it gets out of hand.

Here are some warning signs to be aware of:

  • Water pressure issues
  • Slow drains
  • Strange odours or unusual noises from drains
  • Standing water in fixtures
  • Multiple fixtures clogged simultaneously
  • Sewage backing up in fixtures close to the floor
  • Water backing up through drain tile systems
  • Frequent problems with frozen pipes in winter
  • Water leaks / leaking pipes or connections
  • Mysterious puddles or signs of interior water damage

How Much Does Drain Repair Cost?

There’s simply no way to give an accurate cost estimate or quote without knowing more about what your drain repair will entail, along with additional cost factors such as the condition of your overall system.

Once we have had the chance to take a look and diagnose the problem, we can offer you an upfront cost and explain our recommendations clearly, so you’re able to make an educated decision about the best course of action for your system and your budget.

How Can I Avoid Needing Drain Repair in the Future?

Routine maintenance and regular drain cleaning service are the best way to avoid needing drain repair. Keeping your lines clear and in great condition will help you avoid any unpleasant issues and extend the longevity of your wastewater disposal system, so you don’t have to worry about needing a sewer pipe replacement any time soon.

That being said, you can also do a lot to help by simply keeping everything out of your sewer lines aside from wastewater. Think twice before you purposely or accidentally let anything get rinsed or flushed down, and you can save a lot of the wear and tear that leads to needing drain repair.

Need Drain Repair in Vancouver? Call Your Local Plumber at Mr. Rooter Plumbing And Get the Wastewater Flowing!

Need drain repair near me? Homeowners and business owners throughout Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver rely on the team of professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Vancouver BC, for trustworthy, experienced plumbing service and complete customer satisfaction.

If you have questions about drain repair or other plumbing services, or you’d like to request an appointment for a plumbing repair, maintenance or installation, contact us today. We’d love the opportunity to show you why homeowners in Vancouver recommend our friendly drainage experts by name.

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