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Drain Cleaning

Drain Cleaning

Did you know that clogged drains can be prevented with annual maintenance from your local plumbers? Drain blockage builds up naturally over time, but you can effectively remove all that stubborn sludge by calling your local plumber for professional drain cleaning. Calgary homeowners who don’t invest in regular drain cleaning are sure to suffer from poorly performing waste systems down the road.

A blocked kitchen sink or smelly, clogged toilet isn’t something anybody wants to deal with. Luckily, your local Calgary plumbers at Calgary Pro Plumbing are drain cleaning specialists and can significantly reduce the chances of stubborn clogs forming.

All pipes get dirtier over time, increasing the likelihood of plumbing problems as they do. You can eliminate that frustrating fixture grime and leave yourself with lasting protection against future plumbing disasters that a severe drain clog can cause. You should consider scheduling an appointment with a professional plumber if you notice any warning signs linked to built-up debris inside your pipes. Trust our residential drain cleaning service to restore your pipework’s functions.

How Does Calgary Pro Plumbing Handle Drain Cleaning in Calgary?

The methods provided by professional plumbers are more comprehensive and effective than DIY drain cleaning. Calgary plumbers at Calgary Pro Plumbing use advanced tools and techniques to resolve your existing drain issues, but we can also protect you from more serious plumbing issues that might have been caused by blocked sewer pipes or unnoticed damage. Professional solutions provide high-quality results.

Plumbing Inspection

An efficient drain service company starts or ends with this step—especially if you already have blocked waste lines. Finding the source of any clogs, inspecting the current health of waste pipes and looking for any weaknesses or other hidden problems are all important parts of any standard preventative maintenance. It’s crucial to check for pipe leaks, water damage or other issues related to your sewer lines.

Don’t worry; with our process for drain cleaning, Our plumbing professionals don’t typically need to physically access the pipes from the outside. We have non-invasive methods, such as sewer camera inspection, in which a tiny camera with a bright LED light is lowered into your drain on a flexible cable. Your Calgary plumber will then maneuver it through your line while it records footage of everything our sewer camera inspection device “sees.” Once it has been removed from the drain, we will play back the footage and interpret it to discover the nature and location of the issue—or confirm that the treatment worked and your pipes are in great shape.

If you are considering selling your Calgary home soon, a sewer camera inspection is a great tool. It’s a strong selling point if you can show prospective home buyers video evidence that the pipes are clean and in good condition. If you are the one buying, it doesn’t hurt to request a video plumbing inspection as part of the property inspection.

HydroScrub® Jetting

Hydro jet technology is one of the most potent solutions for drain cleaning service. Using high-pressure water jets combined with professional drain cleaners, this equipment blasts away all sludge clinging to pipe walls and eliminates any other stubborn clogs in your sewer lines. Removal of tree roots has also never been more effective. Hydro jetting services leave your pipes clean so they can function properly, but it also scours the pipes inside to remove deposits of fat, oil and grease clinging to the interior walls. That makes it much more difficult for clogs to form again in the future because there’s no sticky mess left to grab and hold substances like hair clumps.

Hydro jetting is also an excellent preventive maintenance tool that provides thorough drain cleaning. This way, homeowners in Calgary can avoid serious damage caused by clogged drain pressure on pipes from the inside that could increase wear and tear damage. Debris accumulates for years without drain repair services. By keeping pipes free and clear of debris and build-up, you can keep them in great shape for much longer and avoid costly pipe replacement. Our HydroScrub® Jetting is also suitable for sewer cleaning in the event of sewer backups.

Cleaning Drains

If you have large obstructions inside your wastewater disposal system, removing them is essential for improving efficiency and preventing permanent damage. The exact process depends on where the clogs are and how substantial they are, but your friendly plumbers have access to a wide variety of effective tools for professional drain cleaning in Calgary. Our plumbers use tools like powered augers that can make short work of clogged drain lines caused by debris that was accidentally flushed or washed down your drain pipe. Regular cleaning will help ensure nothing is left behind to initiate a blockage.

Why Choose Calgary Pro Plumbing for a Professional Calgary Drain Cleaning Service?

All of our licensed plumbers are fully insured. You can depend on them for quality cleaning service that leaves lasting results. They’re all courteous, friendly professionals dedicated to providing outstanding customer service and a safe, worry-free experience for every visit. We have a great deal of experience in clearing blocked drains, and we can get your plumbing system back in perfect working order safely and efficiently.

24/7 Emergency Plumbing Service

As a locally-owned business, we provide uninterrupted support to everyone in Calgary—including emergency drain service. While there are plenty of inconvenient times to encounter a plumbing emergency, there are no inconvenient times for our emergency plumbers to assist you with emergency repairs. Our help is available 24/7 for scheduled appointments and emergency services. Call us any time of the day or night when you’re dealing with a lack of drainage emergency or another plumbing issue.

Upfront, Flat Rate Pricing

One of the most stressful parts of any home service is the wait to find out what the final bill will come to. We’ve eliminated that stress by only charging upfront, honest pricing with no hidden fees or additional charges. You’ll know exactly how much you’ll pay before we even start the work. That includes overtime fees, so you can get plumbing services whenever you need them at no extra charge.

Frequently Asked Questions About Drain Cleaning in Calgary

If you know the essentials of a drain line blockage or other drain emergencies, you may want to know more about our dependable plumbing services. That, of course, includes drain cleaning in Calgary. Get the answers you need quickly and easily by contacting our friendly customer service staff. Or keep reading to find the answers to some of the questions our Calgary plumbers are most commonly asked.

What Are the Signs You Need Calgary Drain Cleaning Services?

Any recent reductions in your waste system’s efficiency are a good reason to seek out quality plumbing services. Many people in Calgary notice new changes in their fixtures and disregard them, either because they’re only mildly inconvenient or because they don’t know that those minor issues might indicate major problems. You can get prompt preventative maintenance—if you know the signs that you need it.

Warning signs that indicate you need drain cleaning service include:

      • Frequent drain clogs
      • Water backups
      • Standing water
      • Slow bathroom drains
      • Floor drain backups
      • Unpleasant odours
      • Gurgling toilets and other unusual noises
      • Toilet bubbles
      • Sink flies
      • Wastewater backups

What Causes a Blocked Drain Line in Calgary?

When it comes to a slow drain or a completely blocked pipe, the most common cause by far is that something—or multiple somethings—that doesn’t belong in your plumbing system were flushed or rinsed down a drain. Usually, it’s a combination of various substances and items that have banded together to make your life more difficult. It can also make your house less sanitary until it’s removed with drain cleaning. Our Calgary plumbers are experts at breaking through the toughest blockages. Fats, oils and grease are the biggest culprits out there. In fact, they’re so notorious they even have their own acronym in the plumbing industry: FOG.

While that fat, oil or grease may be in liquid form when you pour it down the drain, it coats the inside of your pipe walls and quickly solidifies, turning into a sticky coating that grabs and holds on to anything that follows it down the pipe. It’s really important for the health of your plumbing system to keep FOG out of your pipes. The best way to dispose of it is in the trash if possible. Other items our team members have discovered in Calgary lines include:

      • Clumps of hair
      • Paper towels, tissues and excessive toilet paper
      • Wet wipes, including “flushable” wipes
      • Coffee grounds, egg shells and other food debris
      • Cotton balls and dental floss
      • Personal hygiene products
      • Tree root intrusion
      • Earth shifting under buried pipes

Mineral deposits from hard water can pose a big problem that requires professional drain cleaning. Calgary’s water supply is considered hard due to the tap water’s high levels of calcium and magnesium. It’s worth noting that the water is actually significantly harder in south Calgary than it is in the north part of the city, but overall the entire city has hard to very hard water. While calcium and magnesium are safe to drink, they can wreak havoc on your plumbing system by forming calcified mineral deposits inside your pipes that can partially or completely block the flow of water through your system. For that reason, routine cleaning is recommended.

What Do the Terms “Soft Blockage” and “Hard Blockage” Mean?

Blockage has two common causes in Calgary: large debris and natural build-up. Sometimes, kitchen and bathroom sinks get blocked by hard blockages like toys, large rocks, and even cell phones. Those objects can get lodged inside pipes and prevent anything else from getting by. Retrieving them is simple for your expert Calgary plumber.

Soft blockage increases naturally over time. Everything you flush down your sinks leaves something behind inside your drain pipes. Soap scum, mineral deposits from Calgary’s hard water, and other sources of debris all join together as soft blockage, which keeps growing until it eventually blocks anything else from getting by—that’s why preventative drain maintenance is so important.

Why Is Regular Drain Cleaning So Important?

Regular maintenance services are essential for anyone who wants to avoid standing water and all the other inconveniences related to waste obstructions. It’s also important to avoid serious problems caused by blocked mainline sewer systems.

Sewer cleaning services reduce your risk of experiencing plumbing emergencies caused by a serious blockage inside your main sewer pipe. That one pipe takes away all the waste in your entire system, so even minor issues with its performance can have major adverse effects across every other fixture. When avoiding regular drain cleaning, plumbing systems are vulnerable to nasty problems like:

      • Frequent clogged toilets
      • Multiple, reoccurring issues that happen at the same time
      • Sewage backups
      • Disgusting odours and sewer gas wafting up out of waste lines
      • Uneven patches of grass growth
      • Isolated lawn flooding
      • Small sinkholes
      • Foundation cracks

How Often Should You Get a Calgary Drain Cleaning Service from Professionals?

Annual drain cleaning service is the best way to get continued, lasting protection from future plumbing issues. If your daily use is higher than average or your plumbing system is old, you might need more frequent support from plumbing professionals.

How Much Does Calgary Drain Cleaning Service Cost?

While this may seem like a pretty straightforward service, the cost of drain cleaning depends on factors like the type of problem and where it is located in your home’s drainage system. For example, if you don’t currently have any noticeable issues with your drain lines and you just want to avoid them in the future with preventive maintenance, your plumber can get straight to work on drain cleaning. The same applies when your plumbing has a minor issue, like a clogged sink. Because it doesn’t take long to resolve and is a routine service, it’s less costly.

However, while these are less common, it’s possible there could be serious issues that are difficult and time-consuming to deal with, like tree root intrusion. While this requires drain cleaning, our Calgary plumbers need to investigate this situation via a camera inspection first using inspection tools. Thus, homeowners should note that it’s a longer process, and it may be necessary to perform sewer line repair as well, so it will be more time-consuming and costly than routine cleaning in those scenarios.

Do Baking Soda and Vinegar Work for Drain Cleaning?

Calgary’s favourite home remedy includes creating white vinegar and baking soda paste. While it’s a good way to keep your sink opening clean and eliminate nearby blockages, it may only do half the job. While it’s true that they will create an explosive reaction in a closed environment, such as a capped bottle, your pipe is not a closed environment. Therefore, the mixture could fizzle harmlessly for a couple of minutes and add more material to your clog. Cola is also not a good idea—it doesn’t work, and all that sugar isn’t good for your plumbing system either. This may not be the answer you’re looking for, but the best liquid for Calgary drain cleaning is water. It just needs to be pressurized like it is with hydro jetting.

Can I Just Use a Chemical Drain Cleaner?

Our plumbing experts don’t recommend pouring chemical cleaning solutions into your sinks, showers, tubs, or other outlets. Even those marketed for that purpose still damage fixtures with frequent use and make them susceptible to corrosion. They can also cause illness or injury when mishandled.

What Can I Do to Avoid Clogs Between Drain Cleaning Appointments?

The most effective way to avoid clogs and other frustrating plumbing problems is a regular drain cleaning service from a professional plumber. But there are also some steps you can take that will help quite a bit to both avoid clogged drains and decelerate the speed of the system’s deterioration over time. Here are a few preventative maintenance tips to consider:

      • Avoid pouring liquid grease, fat and oil down your kitchen sink drain, and keep greasy or fatty foods out of your garburator.
      • If you don’t have a garburator, or even if you do, make sure to use a strainer plug to keep food scraps out of your drainage lines.
      • Do not flush anything other than toilet paper and human waste in your toilet—“flushable” wipes are not truly flushable.
      • Invest in a hair catcher for your shower and bathtub drains. These are mesh covers that fit over drains and prevent most hair from getting into your drain lines.

Need Someone to Help You Clean Your Drains? Call for a Calgary Drain Cleaning Appointment With Calgary Pro Plumbing!

The plumbing specialists at Calgary Pro Plumbing can help with a wide range of services, from annual preventative maintenance to emergency services for a collapsed sewer line or burst pipe. We also offer commercial drain cleaning and other commercial plumbing services for business owners in Calgary.

If you need a convenient appointment or emergency plumbing assistance, call our friendly customer service staff to find out how we can protect your pipes and enhance your plumbing quality. From water heater services to clogged sewer lines, count on us to get the job done.

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