Clogged Drain Services in Whitby & Oshawa

When was the last time your home had a drain service? Are you frustrated by the constant clogs and plunging of your plumbing fixtures? Then it's time to contact your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing for plumbing repair and service today! Our reliable plumbers can diagnose and fix any clogged drain issues. No drain blockage is too challenging for our team! Call us today to schedule a headache-free consultation at an affordable price!

What Causes Clogged Drains?

From your kitchen sink drain to your toilet drain to your floor drain, many things can cause drain blockages. Any foreign object, except toilet paper designed to break down in pipes, can cause a bathroom sink or toilet clog. Here are some common household items that cause clogged drains (and we advise never to put down your pipes):

  • Flushable Wipes
  • Baby Wipes
  • Clumps of Hair
  • Food Scraps & Cooking Grease
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Motor Oil & Antifreeze
  • Produce Stickers
  • Paper Towels
  • Melted Candle Wax

A pro tip we like to give our clients to help prevent clogged drains is to use a drain screen or mesh. This creates a type of drain trap that protects your drains from too much debris, especially hair, from entering your plumbing system and creating blockages.

Our Tried & True Clogged Drain Solutions

You don't necessarily need to go through the hassle of plunging and disassembling your plumbing lines and making a mess to get rid of a clogged drain. A professional drain cleaning service by our plumbers can do the job without the pain of taking everything apart. We have specialized tools and equipment that can unblock the nastiest clogs, leaving your plumbing system squeaky clean and fully functioning again. Our plumbing service can even detect and fix any sewer line repairs in case the problem is deeper than just a clogged drain. Let us tell you how we eliminate even the toughest clogs!

Initial Inspection and Diagnosis

First, our licensed plumbers will look at your plumbing on the outside, inspecting your drains and pipes by checking their seals, testing how the water drains from each fixture, and listening for unusual gurgling noises. Our technicians like to be thorough, so they may look at all your drains just to be sure it's only one tough clog and not an underlying plumbing issue.

Plumbing Camera Inspection

Once our plumbers decide where the clogged drain is located, they will use a drain camera inspection. Our experienced technicians have advanced equipment to inspect, diagnose, and find the blockage of any drain pipe. Our video camera inspection is a high-definition video camera on the end of a flexible cable and a LED light that can fit down drains and sewer pipes to find the exact location of a clog and what is causing the blockage. This plumbing camera inspection method allows our experienced plumbers to see through your piping system, giving you the best plumbing service. Our drain cameras can see everything within your pipes, from tree roots to soap scum buildup. They can even detect a water leak from your drains and provide you with recommendations for future repairs if they see anything concerning.

Plumbing Snake

A plumbing snake, also known as a drain auger or drain snake, is one way we can clear a clogged toilet or other stubborn clogs fast. It is a motorized, flexible cable with hooks to grab debris and gunk from inside the drains. They are bendable but also powerful due to the motor and can penetrate deep into plumbing fixtures for a complete clogged drain repair. Once it penetrates the drain blockage, it hooks and pulls it out, clearing the clog. Sometimes plumbers must repeat this process a few times if the snake can only break off chunks or if your pipes are older and more fragile. A drain auger is the more traditional method of clearing clogged drains, but there are other methods our plumbers have up their sleeves.


Hydro jetting is a popular method we use for preventative maintenance, like drain cleaning, and also for clogged drains. Our plumbers have advanced equipment called HydroScrub® Jetting technology that flushes your pipes with high-pressure water that blasts away all the dirt and grime. This non-invasive method doesn't require any toxic chemicals since it only uses highly pressurized hot water at 3,500 PSI. It can clean your drains, leaving them like new again, and get into smaller, tighter areas where dish soap scum and other buildups can form. Whether you have clogged drains or simply slow drains, high-pressure water jetting can be a valuable asset to any routine maintenance list.

Non-Chemical Drain Care

We know the temptation of grabbing a chemical drain cleaner off your store's shelf and using that for clogged drains in Whitby and Oshawa homes. But we highly caution you against using harsh chemicals like that. Not only can the chemical drain opener damage your plumbing, but it is terrible for the environment. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Whitby-Oshawa takes pride in using biodegradable drain cleaners, not chemical drain cleaners, made up of a natural-based solution of BioChoiceES. This solution is an eco-friendly drain cleaner that scours the inside of your drains, clearing clogged drains with natural enzymes. Besides hydro-jetting, this is the only other organic method free of harsh chemicals.

Trust Mr. Rooter Plumbing’s Expert Plumbers for Your Clogged Drains

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Whitby-Oshawa offers professional plumbing services for residential and commercial property owners in and around Whitby, Ontario. We are proud to be your local Whitby plumbing service, ensuring your home and property are up-to-date on all your plumbing maintenance.

Our professional plumbers are licensed, insured, and trained to work with even the most stubborn clogs. We only hire the very best experienced plumbers, backed by our excellent customer service and years of combined experience. Not only that, but our Whitby plumbers guarantee their workmanship and get the job done quickly and efficiently, giving you peace of mind that we will only finish a project once it's completely done. That's our Done Right Promise® as a Neighbourly company.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Whitby-Oshawa offers upfront, flat-rate pricing with no hidden charges, giving you the power of affordability and determining your own budget. We offer flexible schedules with 24/7 emergency plumbing services, too, so you don't have to deal with a Whitby clogged drain longer than you have to.

FAQs About Clogged Drains

What are Common Drain Issues?

The most common drain pipe repairs and issues that plumbers see are:

  • Blocked drain, which causes slow or clogged drains
  • Backed-up drains and water overflowing
  • Root Intrusions
  • Broken pipes, including cracked or segments of the line collapsing
  • Frozen pipes
  • Broken or dissolved seals

These issues need plumbing services such as drain pipe repair, replacement, or a drain cleaning service to eliminate any clogged drains in Whitby & Oshawa homes.

Can I Use Chemical Drain Cleaners?

We highly recommend you don't use any harsh chemical cleaners on your plumbing system because they can corrode the inside of your drains, damage them permanently, and only offer a temporary solution to your clogged drains. Harsh liquid drain cleaners can also leave behind buildup, residue, and scum, aggravating clogged kitchen sinks or other drains with frequent clogs. We also caution against using a pot of boiling water unless you are one hundred percent sure what type of indoor plumbing runs through your house because boiling water can damage certain types, making your home more susceptible to burst pipes.

Instead, you can mix white vinegar and baking soda as a DIY method to create a safe chemical reaction down your drains. This usually only works with minor clogs, so if your problem persists, contact an expert plumber today.

What Other Services Can a Plumber Provide?

We offer residential and commercial plumbing services in the North Yorkshire area, including sump pump repairs and replacement, dishwasher drain services, basement waterproofing, hot water heater installation, trenchless sewer line replacement, and more! Give us a call to ask about all the services we offer!

Don't Rely on a Plunger; Instead, Get Clogged Drain Services from Mr. Rooter Plumbing!

The experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Whitby-Oshawa are ready and waiting to help you with all your plumbing services! And that includes annual maintenance and checkups. We want your house running to its full potential and eliminate any potential disaster so you can live in your home knowing your plumbing system is working as it should.

For all your clogged drain issues, we're here for you, serving the homeowners of Whitby, Oshawa, Orono, and beyond. Call our customer service team today for an estimate and to schedule an appointment.

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