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Drain line cleaning

A drain can start clogging for a variety of reasons. Perhaps a section of the pipe collapsed. Residents in older Toronto neighborhoods deal with tree roots clogging drains and breaking pipes. Drainage issues may vary, but the solution is typically the same: a quality drain line cleaning service.

What Are The Signs Your Drain Needs Cleaning?

Is your tub draining more slowly than usual? Does your sink frequently clog, even if you only run the water for a few seconds? These are just a couple of signs that your drain line needs cleaning. The good news is there are preventive measures to keep your drains from becoming completely clogged. We at Dr. Pipe recommend getting your drain pipes cleaned regularly.

You don’t want to hold off on taking care of your drainage issue once you know there’s a problem. Doing so can only make it worse, and more costly to fix in the long-run.

What About Single and Multiple Clogs?

A single clogged drain could be the result of objects or hairs being caught in the drain. If you have a number of different clogged drains, chances are that you have an issue with the branch drain line or the fixture and main line.

One example of a multiple drain clog might be the fact that while doing laundry, you notice that water appears on your bathroom floor. If there are multiple drains that need to be repaired or if there are issues with the main line, you should expect the overall costs to rise a bit.

Drain Cleaning Cost

Toronto-area residents can expect to spend between $180 and $350 for drain cleaning services. Prices can vary depending on the type of drainage problem. For instance, it usually costs more to unclog a laundry room drain than a sink. It’s important to note that some plumbers do charge by the hour, meaning that the more difficult the clog is, the more it is likely to cost. If the pipes below your sink need to be taken apart or your toilet needs to be removed, chances are that your clogged drain repair is going to be more expensive. The high cost is often attributed to a more complicated clog.

Why “DIY” Isn’t The Best Approach

When searching the Internet for the cheapest options to unclog a drain, you’ll often get told the do-it-yourself approach is best. What these articles likely won’t’ tell you is that the risk of a DIY job. Imagine trying to save a $100, only to end up having to spend $1,000 to fix an issue you caused! Here are common misconceptions about DIY “hacks.”

– “DIY” Drain Cleaner

One of the most widely touted fixes online for clogged drains is combining vinegar and hot water. In reality, this method hardly works. Unfortunately, the damage caused by this “free” solution can cost a small fortune to repair. Vinegar is very damaging to your pipes. It can be especially disastrous if it mixes with the chemicals already in your drainage system. The more affordable will always be getting a professional to clean your pipes.

– Don’t Do Your Own Drain Snaking!

Thinking about doing your own drain snaking approach? Please reconsider. Should you snake the drain(s) yourself, you could severely damage your pipes. It’s best to leave this type of work to someone who works with drain snaking equipment daily, knows how to control it, and won’t cause damage to your pipes.

– No Chemicals

Using a chemical solution to deal with clogged drains might seem like a quick fix, but it’s rarely an effective one. Pouring chemicals down a pipe that’s not clogged entirely will likely not yield any results. At best, this approach will solve the problem for about a day or two. Chemical solutions will not fix the underlying problem.

What to Do to Keep Your Drains Clog Free?

  • Take Care When Disposing of Waste at Home

The probability of some debris from your dishes remaining within your plumbing system is rather high. The sink in your kitchen is not meant for viscous liquids such as the oil you use in cooking. Rather, dispose of these liquids using any disposable container into your refuse bin.

  • Take Care With What You Throw Down the Toilet

The only things which can be disposed of through your toilet are biological wastes and toilet paper.

Note – Diapers and sanitary pads should not be flushed down your toilet. Enlighten those close to you on the only things disposable through the toilet with the aid of our recommended manual on toilet etiquette

A “DIY” approach can’t replace quality drain line cleaning. If you’re in the Toronto area, call Dr. Pipe. We’re licensed, and we’ll use the camera first to avoid damage to your pipes. Whether you need us to unclog your drain or remove tree roots from your pipe, we can get it done!

You can see the drain before and after. We provide such digital videos to all our customers. See a drain snaking in one of Toronto’s homes:

Comprehensive Drain Cleaning Services in Toronto and the GTA

Dr. Pipe offers professional draining cleaning services for all of your plumbing needs:

  • Video Drain Inspection: We use state-of-the-art video technology to inspect drain issues for an accurate diagnosis.
  • Drain Snaking: Our drain snaking techniques effectively clear clogs to ensure proper flow.
  • Flex Shaft K-9 204 Drain Cleaning: We remove all debris with our specialized K-9 204 drain cleaning equipment.
  • Dry Shaft Drain Cleaning: Our efficient dry shaft cleaning works on all drains.
  • Flex Shaft Roots Cleaning: Roots and obstructions are no match for our effective flex shaft removal tools.
  • Flex Shaft Roots Cutting: We maintain your drain lines with our precision cutting and clearing of roots.
  • Hydro Jetting Sewer Pipes: We remove debris from your sewer pipes with our high-pressure hydro jetting system.
  • Hydro Jetting Weeping Tiles: We keep your weeping tiles clear and functional with our hydro jetting service.
  • Power Wash Sewer Lines: We power wash your sewer lines to keep them in excellent condition.
  • Power Wash Weeping Tiles: We power wash your weeping tiles to prevent blockages and ensure maximum drainage

Let Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Solve Your Drain and Plumbing Problems

Dr. Pipe is fully insured and licensed. With many years of experience serving our clients in Ontario, we’ve built a clean reputation. Our workers are also both certified and experienced. Therefore, you can trust us to do it right the first time.

Give us a call today: 416 663 4777 for a free upfront estimate!