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Clogged drains in Toronto homes are a very common problem. Sometimes they can be resolved by homeowners, most of the times it pays to call a city licensed plumber and clean your drain completely to prevent even more serious problems. In order to clean drains we use something called a drain snake.

What Is The Drain Snake?

The drain snake is a heavy duty drum auger that is motorized with removable blades that may be attached to the end. It is able to cut through or break up tree roots and other stubborn objects.  There are several different kinds of plumbing snakes available for both commercial and residential use with many different types of bits that can be put on the cable. If you’re going to try snaking by yourself you run a very high risk of doing it improperly or using the wrong type of drain snake…the end result will be a broken clay pipe plastic tubes or even the copper plumbing.

Drain Cleaning and Drain Maintenance Tips:

  • The main tip is that there is a lot of urban advice online about how to clean your drains with different types of home solutions ranging from baking soda to commercial cleaners – some of that advice doesn’t make any sense and can actually make your problem worse. It’s really not that expensive to have a professional treat your drains. Save yourself a hassle and call a professional as soon as you have a problem. We will take care of the problem and we will prevent future ones since we guarantee all of our work.
  • Commercial drain cleaners contain lye that can burn your skin–when using a commercial drain cleaner never plunge a drain after pouring drain cleaner down it.
  • Running hot water for 30 seconds once per day can help keep your drains clean.

The Benefits of Drain Snaking in Toronto

When it comes to a basic home maintenance routine, may Torontonians overlook their drainpipes entirely. In fact, most homeowners forget about their drainpipes until they have a problem with them. However, preventative drain snaking with a Toronto plumbing snake company could have a number of benefits for your pipes. These are some of the most noticeable benefits that you can enjoy.

1. Faster, more efficient drainage

With regular drain snaking, you are going to notice that your drains clear faster than before. Water is not going to ‘stand’ for prolonged periods of time, but rather go down right away. This means that sinks and other water fixtures are less likely to develop standing water or overflow.

2. Improve drain life/prevent leaks

Corrosion is often attributed to chemical deposits along the inside of drainpipes. When you routinely have a Toronto plumbing snake company clean your pipes, it prevents the formation of leaks altogether. This means that you can extend the life of your existing pipe.

3. Prevent the buildup of foul odors

Even though many homeowners associate foul odors with their toilet, the buildup of mold and bacteria in your drains can also lead to unpleasant smells in the home. Keep in mind that mold spores love damp, dark environments, the inside of your drains has dampness and darkness to spare.

4. Prevent the formation of clogs

The prevention of clogs in your drain is obviously the largest benefit of regular drain snaking in your home. This means that you have to worry about toilet backflow and stopped-up sinks far less than before, all because of the preventative maintenance.

The Right Time For Snaking

Try getting snaking done around March every year. This is because the weather conditions are perfect at this time of the year. During the winter months, it becomes difficult to snake the pipes. If you can get it done twice every year, it would be even better. It will cost you only about $100 per year. Proper and timely maintenance of your pipes saves you from spending thousands of dollars afterwards.

The snaking process is easy but requires precision and high end instruments. When performed by a certified plumber,the process can be done very quickly and efficiently. It involves attaching blades with a long rope. The so formed “drill” is then inserted into the sewage line. Using scoping, the plumber locates the areas where drilling is needed. Carefully moving the drill further, the plumber ensures that no damage is done to the pipes. Thus, the blades keep chopping off roots or any debris in their path.

As is evident, rootering is a major problem that harms your sewerage system. It does not only damage your pipes but can also harm various appliances installed at home. If the situation gets worse, the procedure gets complicated. In a city like Toronto, it would require deep digging to take care of such an issue. Save yourself from this trauma and get snaking done twice every year without fail. But remember – always get it done in March because of the favorable weather conditions, and hire only a professional for this delicate job.

It’s never a good idea to rooter by yourself, always call a city licensed plumber. We will do the job quickly and right the first time around saving you money in the long run.

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