Sewer Cleaning Services in Toronto & GTA

The sewer is a major part of every plumbing system — it’s where waste items collect after being flushed down the drains. But just like a garbage bin or any receptacle, sewers need to be cleaned out to prevent waste items from piling up. Without regular sewer cleaning and maintenance and weather events like heavy rainfall or snow melting, it won’t be long before you come home to sewage backup.

Sewage backup causes waste to back up into your home after being disposed of — and there’s nothing pleasant about the experience. A sewage backup is unsanitary and unsafe as it spreads hazardous bacteria, resulting in both expensive emergency plumbing repair and cleaning or replacement of contaminated furniture, appliances, and even entire rooms.

Professional Sewer Cleaning

Sewage backup may sound scary and disgusting, but it doesn’t have to be a large disaster. With regular sewer cleaning, it’s completely preventable.

Drain King Plumbers offers sewer cleaning services to keep sewers clean and functional to prevent backups from occurring, no matter how much flooding is projected as the seasons change. Our certified plumbers use professional tools to clean and maintain sewers, keeping them clear of waste materials and hazardous bacteria that can easily be released back into your plumbing system as they build up over time. Don’t wait for a messy and highly unsafe disaster to strike — book an annual sewer cleaning to keep your plumbing system in good condition.

Does My Sewer Need Cleaning?

Many property owners don’t know that their sewers are in trouble until they’re knee-deep in sewage backup and emergency plumbing repair bills. But it’s time to change that with these warning signs for booking a sewer cleaning:

  • Changing water level: the toilet is a good indicator of water level, as this should be standard. But if the water level rises above or falls below normal, it’s a sign of clogging that can result in sewage backup.
  • Foul odour: is there a lingering bad smell in your home? Waste items often smell bad, but this odour shouldn’t linger once the waste is disposed of. If you’re picking up a foul odour that you can’t quite place across rooms, this points to wastewater filling up the pipes, which can cause sewage backup and flooding through drains, toilets, and the shower, since waste items are not flushed completely out of the plumbing system.
  • Recurring clogging: regular drain cleaning and good housekeeping habits keep drains clear and free of blockage. Still, if you find that clogging and slow draining are recurring, there might be a larger drainage system issue, like a sewer backup. When this happens, you’ll need a sewer cleaning to resolve issues in the main system instead of just in individual drains.

Sewer Inspection and Cleaning

Even without a massive sewage backup, a clogged sewer can still cause sloping and leaking, resulting in long-term damage to your plumbing system and expensive repairs. Sewer cleaning is your best bet for preventative maintenance and protection against unsanitary and damaging backups. It’s a fast and simple process for getting rid of grease, tree roots growing into the plumbing system, and hazardous bacteria from waste items.

  • Sewer inspection: before cleaning, our professional plumbers inspect the sewer and assess its function using specialized drain cameras, imaging equipment, and probes for reaching deep into the plumbing system. For ageing plumbing systems, we’ll also recommend necessary upgrades to prevent further damage and ensure that your pipes, drains, and the sewer system itself can expel the waste you produce and support your water supply needs.
  • Sewer cleaning: this full-service process removes sediment buildup in the pipes, obstructions that cause clogging in the drains, and waste materials in the sewer lines to prevent large, messy backups during flood season.
  • Sewer line servicing: other necessary fixes that prevent sewage backup include sealing off cracks in old sewer lines to prevent leakage and plumbing disasters that can damage furniture, electronics, and the building’s structural integrity, as well as cause infections through hazardous materials.

To learn more about the benefits of annual sewer cleaning and thousands of dollars you can save by preventing a plumbing emergency, call us today at 833-983-5301 or contact us here to learn more.

Sewer Cleaning: Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use to clean my sewer lines?

Hydro Jetting is one of the most common ways to thoroughly clean out your sewer lines! Traditional Snaking will clear through a blockage while Hydro Jetting will actually "clean" the lines scrubbing the interior pipe walls getting rid of scale and debris!

How do sewers get cleaned?

Sewers are generally cleaned using purpose built machines operated by licensed professionals who are trained and knowledgable on plumbing and drainage systems!

How often should you clean out your sewer line?

As a general rule, sewer systems should be inspected on a yearly basis. However you may want to inspect them every 6 months or sooner if the pipes are older.

How many years does a sewer line last?

Most Sewer lines should last atleast 50 years! However, life expentacy on your sewer lines can vary based on quality of installation, parts, and environmental conditions.

How do you know if your sewer is backed up?

Signs of a sewer backup can include: Sewer Odours, Sewage Back up, Slow Draining or No Draining Fixtures, Gurgling or Bubbling from toilets, showers, tubs, sinks etc. If you experience any of these symptoms call a plumber right away!

Will Drano unclog main sewer line?

Draino is not a solution reccomended by plumbing professionals! Dangerous chemicals can potentially cause damage to your pipes and/or fixtures. It also makes proper cleaning of your sewer line more difficult!