Oshawa Drain Repair Service

Is a drain in your home acting odd? Is it backing up, or making noise? Back-ups and strange noises coming from your sink, bathtub, shower, and toilet are a clear sign that your plumbing system is calling out for help, and you need professional Oshawa drain repair.

It’s important that you act fast when you see Oshawa drain repair warning signs. Oshawa homeowners who are aware of the symptoms of plumbing trouble will be able to identify problems early on and get help before those seemingly minor issues spiral into major plumbing disasters.

You need to use your plumbing system frequently throughout each and every day, which is why it can be so stressful and aggravating when it doesn't do what it should. If you’ve been struggling with daily plumbing issues, it’s time to stop battling your system, lay down your plunger, and call in the Oshawa drain repair professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Whitby-Oshawa to settle this conflict once and for all.

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What's Wrong with My Plumbing?

You know there is something wrong with the pipes that carry wastewater away from your house, but what? There are a number of possibilities for what could be causing a plumbing issue that requires Oshawa drain repair service. Oshawa homes that are experiencing plumbing trouble could be dealing with anything from a relatively small plumbing problem such as a clogged sink to a nasty, unsanitary nightmare like a sewer backup.

When you notice the telltale signs that something is not right with your sewer lines, it's important to call a professional plumber with the right tools, equipment, and expertise to figure out what is happening and complete repairs before your property suffers thousands of dollars in water damage — or even worse, your system creates a hazard that puts the health of your family at risk.

Warning Signs You Need Oshawa Drain Repair Service

  • Slow drains, or standing water that isn't moving out of fixtures at all
  • A clogged toilet that won't unclog no matter how much you try
  • Gurgling toilets
  • Foul odors from drains, such as sewage and musty smells in your bathroom or rotting food smells near your kitchen sink
  • Sewage smells outside or in the basement
  • Strange noises such as gurgling, bubbling, sucking, grinding, or squealing coming from pipes
  • Water leaks underneath a plumbing fixture, or mysterious puddles of water forming on the floor
  • Soggy patches of grass
  • Sudden lush spots on the lawn

How Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Whitby-Oshawa Completes Drain Repairs

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Whitby-Oshawa, our experienced plumbers have an arsenal of tools that make short work of Oshawa drain repair. Local homeowners want to know that their plumbers are using advanced technology to minimize the impact of plumbing services on their homes and lawn, and you can trust our team to do exactly that.

Our Oshawa drain repair, cleaning, pipe replacement, and diagnostic services involve using non-invasive, state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to handle drain repair efficiently and effectively.

HydroScrub® Jetting

Generally speaking, hydro jetting is the most effective tool we use for Oshawa drain cleaning service, even more so than augers. With hydro jetting, high-pressure jets of water are used to blast away clog-causing build-ups like fat, oil, and grease inside your pipes, so wastewater can flow freely away from your house and into the city sanitary sewer.

Hydro jetting also scours the interior walls of the pipes, so there is nothing left for debris to cling to and your pipes will remain clear for longer. This has the welcome effect of extending the lifespan of your pipes by keeping them in great condition, so you don't have to worry about pipe replacement or repair as often.

Trenchless Drain Pipe Repair

If you get the news that you need sewer line repairs or a pipe replacement, you may be dreading the thought of having your walls and floors ripped open and a huge, ugly trench dug across your yard in order for plumbers to access the damaged lines. While plumbing repair and replacement did often cause a lot of damage to property in the past, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Whitby-Oshawa now uses trenchless techniques that, as the name suggests, eliminate the need to open up walls or dig a trench.

Trenchless sewer line repairs are non-invasive, efficient, and long-lasting. Depending on the extent of the damage and the type of pipes that are installed on your property, it may involve bursting the old pipe apart and threading a new one into the space left behind or lining the existing pipe with a sleeve that hardens and cures in place to form an impervious seal. Both methods only require a small hole to be dug at either end of the line and can usually be completed within one day.

Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Whitby-Oshawa for Oshawa Drain Repair?

When you call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Whitby-Oshawa, you have peace of mind knowing that you will have a capable, licensed plumber at your door as soon as possible. Our dedicated team has the experience and training to provide high-quality workmanship and world-class service to every homeowner and property owner in Oshawa. We don't just apply a quick fix that will break down in a few weeks or months, costing you time, money, and stress. Instead, our plumbers have the skill to find in-depth solutions that are long lasting and safe to increase the comfort, livability, and function of your property.

24/7 Emergency Plumbing Service

Have you ever had the misfortune to be hit by a plumbing emergency at the worst possible time, like the middle of the night or the start of a holiday weekend? It is incredibly stress-inducing to struggle with a plumbing disaster after hours when you're not sure if you can get help. Luckily you don't have to struggle alone! Our Oshawa emergency service crew is standing by 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Give us a call any time of the day or night, and we will send an emergency plumber to your home right away to get your system back under control and prevent further damage.

Frequently Asked Questions About Oshawa Drain Repair

If you want to know more about Oshawa drain repair services from our plumbing professionals, or just have questions about your system in general, give us a call to chat with our friendly staff and get all your questions answered quickly and easily — or check out our answers to some commonly asked Oshawa drain repair questions below, so you can make an informed decision about the care of your pipes and fixtures.

Do Your Plumbers Fix Drain Pipes?

Of course! Drain repair is one of the most common plumbing needs in Oshawa, so our expert plumbers are very experienced with all the various types of Oshawa drain repair services — especially fixing pipes.

Our Oshawa services also include:

  • Clearing drain blockages
  • Sewer cleaning
  • French drain repair
  • Sump pump installation
  • Fixing a frozen pipe
  • Repairing plumbing fixtures — such as a faucet or hot water tank
  • And much more!

What Caused My Oshawa Drain Repair Problem?

The number-one reason why Oshawa drain repairs become necessary is the improper disposal of grease products in your system. Your pipes are really only equipped to handle water, and in the case of a toilet, human waste and toilet paper. Anything else is a disaster waiting to happen.

Fats, oil, and grease are so notorious for creating problems in wastewater pipes, they even have their own acronym in the plumbing industry: FOG. Though they may be in liquid form when you pour them down your sink, FOG coats the inside walls of your pipes and solidifies, creating a sticky mess that grabs and holds on to any debris that follows it down your pipe.

Other Oshawa drain repair culprits include:

  • Food scraps, especially stuff like eggshells and coffee grounds can turn into a sand-like substance.
  • Tissues, paper towels, "flushable" wipes, newspaper, and excessive toilet paper.
  • Small items accidentally dropped down the drain or flushed down the 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 cause soil to shift, damaging buried sewer lines.
  • Vibrations from earth tremors or heavy construction nearby 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.

What Is the Best Liquid to Unblock Oshawa Drains?

This may not exactly be the answer you are looking for, but the team of experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Whitby-Oshawa believes water is the absolute best thing to get a pipe unclogged — it just has to be pressurized, as it is with HydroScrub® jetting service.

The reason we don't recommend harsh chemical drain cleaners is that they can actually damage your pipes and eat away at them from the inside out, meaning you will require pipe replacement sooner rather than later. Chemical cleaners can also make their way into groundwater in Oshawa, where they have a negative impact on the local flora and fauna.

You may have heard of pipe cleaning remedies that use substances already found in many Oshawa kitchens, such as baking soda and vinegar, or cola. While it is true that baking soda and vinegar create an explosive reaction in a closed environment such as a capped bottle, your pipe is not a closed environment. The mixture will just fizzle away for a few moments while the gas escapes, and you will have added more material to the clog. Cola is even more ineffective, and it is full of sticky sugar that is not good for your pipes and fixtures.

When Should You Call a Plumber for a Clogged Oshawa Drain?

Most common, run-of-the-mill clogs in Oshawa can be fixed with a plunger and some elbow grease. But if you've tried plunging and have not been able to budge a stubborn blockage, or it seemed to be fixed and then clogged right up again the next time you tried to use the drain, you are dealing with a situation that requires advanced professional techniques. Our plumbers will be able to figure out what the problem is and get it resolved, so you can rest easy.

How Do Plumbers Know What Kind of Oshawa Drain Repair Solutions Are Needed?

What happens inside your sewer lines is a mystery — except to plumbers like Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Whitby-Oshawa. We have drain camera inspection systems at our disposal. With this non-invasive technique, a small camera is attached to a flexible cable and lowered into your drain then maneuvered through the pipe. Once it has been retrieved, your plumber will playback the video footage and use it to pinpoint the nature and location of the problem — and choose the best solution.

Do Plumbers Provide Online Estimates for Oshawa Drain Repair?

It is understandable that you want to know right now how much you should expect to budget for the Oshawa drain repair. Our plumbers are good, but even we can't give you an accurate quote until we have had a chance to inspect the problem in person. That's because there are so many variable factors at play, such as the type and extent of the damage. Once we have inspected and diagnosed your system, we will be able to provide an honest, upfront estimate for your repairs.

Do You Need Professional Oshawa Drain Repair? Rely on Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Whitby-Oshawa!

You use your plumbing system every day, so if something is not right, you need dependable, professional help to figure out what is going on and get it resolved with an expert Oshawa drain repair service. Oshawa property owners can rely on the service professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Whitby-Oshawa for reliable, experienced service any time of the night or day.

Pick up the phone today and give us a call to request a service appointment, or to chat with our friendly staff and find out more about why we are considered the best choice for Oshawa drain repair.

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