Drain and Sewer Cleaning
Prevention is the best cure.
Our drains and sewers deal with a lot of waste. While our drain and sewer pipes are designed to handle most of this waste matter, some things should not go down the drains.
Grease, fats, food particles, and other matter can get stuck in the pipes and accumulate. Over time, this gunk begins to harden and form blockages. As more time passes, this matter reduces the flow rate in your pipe and shrinks the diameter that water can flow through.
At first, you may notice slower drains. Eventually, you’ll be stuck with a serious blockage or worse.
Routine drain cleaning and maintenance is advised. Every couple of years, you may want to consider hiring a professional Hamilton drain cleaning company, like John The Plumber, to clean your drains so that you never have to deal with a plumbing emergency.
A clogged toilet or an overflowing toilet is nothing to be ashamed of. It happens to all of us.
When you’re toilet clogs, it may successfully flush later if you give it some time. That’s because the matter forming the blockage begins to soften and break apart.
If your toilet blockage isn’t cooperating, a plumber will usually use a Toilet Auger to remove the blockage and get your throne flushing.
A toilet auger works by navigating the curves of the toilet and into the drain, pushing and pulling matter out from where it’s stuck.
If this doesn’t work, a plumber will need to remove the toilet and inspect the toilet drain. This can take a bit more time, but it will allow us to see further into the pipe and learn what we’re dealing with.
Sewage Backup and Sewer Rooting
A sewage backup is when sewage is rising up from your drains. Sewage will usually rise up through your floor drains during these experiences. It’s unpleasant, to say the least.
While it can be caused by a public sewer overflowing and releasing into your home, it’s often caused by a blocked sewer lateral.
The good news during a sewer lateral blockage is that it’s usually your family’s waste, which is a little less gross than your neighbour’s sewage.
Regardless, nobody wants to deal with that.
John The Plumber has remedies for public sewer overflows and sewer line blockages. Whatever the case, we’ve got what it takes to fix your sewer and restore flow.
Tree Root Removal
One of the most common causes of sewer issues and backups is our beloved trees.
It’s not their fault… A sewer lateral contains all the essential nutrients for a tree to become healthy and mighty. It’s an all-you-can-eat buffet, for your beloved maple. They just can’t help themselves.
But, once a tree gets a taste for that sweet, sweet sewage… It’s addicted. And, it can’t help itself.
These tree roots will claw and fight into your sewer line, extending their reach further and further into your main drain. It won’t stop, until your flow stops.
There’s only one solution: cut the tree down.
I’m just kidding!
We have the technology to blast away the roots and buy you several years of proper flow in your sewers. Eventually, you may want to consider replacing your sewer so that the tree roots can no longer invade, but you’ll be safe for some time to come.
Sewer and Drain Replacement
Unfortunately, some blockages and pipe issues can’t be fixed with drain cleaning equipment.
Sometimes, a pipe needs to be replaced.
The good news, is the same guys can help you! That is, if you’ve hired John The Plumber.
John The Plumber employs licensed plumbers who will help you out throughout the entire process of your sewer or drain pipe replacement. We’ll explain what we recommend doing, how we intend to do it, and what it will cost.
We believe that the details should be discussed clearly so there are no surprises when it comes to invoice time.
If you need a serious sewer repair, it’s important to find a plumbing company you can trust… It’s important to call John The Plumber!