Sewer Replacement in Toronto & GTA

From bodily waste and hygiene products to kitchen taps washing away grease and food scraps, your home’s plumbing system cycles through clean water supply and flushing out wastewater from showering, cooking, and cleaning. All these waste items need to be safely directed outside your house for proper disposal through the sewer lines.

The sewer drain works like a catch basin for wastewater flowing outside your home. This entire system needs to function correctly and remain clear 24/7. But just as with any plumbing fixture — and due to certain lifestyle habits — sewer drains suffer wear-and-tear and ageing. This can result in harmful blockages or a complete breakdown that threatens to release wastewater back inside your home. That’s a considerable plumbing nightmare — and a filthy, highly unsanitary mess to clean up, not to mention the damage that floods do to furniture and appliances.

Sewer Replacement Service

The sewers work overtime to flush wastewater out of your home. Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy to tell when they’re due for a replacement until it’s too late. This also happens because a lot of homeowners don’t opt for regular drain and sewer inspection, and preventative maintenance.

In case of a large sewer emergency, a full replacement is required to restore your home’s plumbing and waste disposal system. A certified plumbing and sewer line expert locates and assesses the extent of cracks and damages, especially in plumbing fixtures made out of clay, PVC, and cast iron sewer pipes. A sewer replacement is often performed along with other common repairs to keep the entire plumbing system working properly and ensure proper flow of wastewater outside your home:

  • Pipe relining: a new sewer requires optimally functioning fixtures to accompany the line. Existing pipes are thoroughly cleaned and fitted with a new protective lining or sleeve to prevent cracks and ensure a fast and unobstructed flow of water and waste.
  • Pipe replacement: for severely damaged pipes, a fast and effective replacement is done through a new, trenchless technique. Using a bursting pipe head, the old, damaged fixture is broken up and removed, and the replacement is threaded in its place.
  • Preventative maintenance: this ongoing process involves regular sewer line inspection and cleaning of debris and build-up to prevent cracks, clogs, or bursts, and ensure optimal flow.

Trust Our Sewer Replacement Experts

At Drain King Plumbers, our certified plumbing and sewer experts work with homeowners to avoid major plumbing emergencies and minimize their impact when they occur. From preventative maintenance to a regular pipe and sewer relining, to a full sewer replacement, our team guarantees to restore your home’s plumbing and waste disposal system.

Our certified plumbing and sewer technicians use high-quality materials and equipment to repair and replace damaged sewer lines. These include hassle-free trenchless methods, specialized fibre-optic cameras, and metal cables to navigate ageing, backed up, and damaged sewer lines, ensuring a smooth and successful replacement. You can count on our team to provide expert assistance as we assess the condition of your home’s sewer lines and recommend the best replacement method based on the structure of your home and budget.

How Are Sewer Lines Replaced?

At Drain King Plumbers, we ensure that your sewer replacement proceeds as smoothly as possible, eliminating the mess of digging trenches and ruining your lawn, yard, or even surrounding roads and sidewalks. Our new and improved sewer replacement method is trenchless and hassle-free, ensuring a fast and effective repair so that you can resume your routine as soon as possible.

Trenchless sewer replacement is hassle-free — this no-dig technique uses the most advanced tools to remove burst pipes connected to sewer lines and resume normal flow of wastewater for proper disposal outside your home. The steps to a trenchless sewer replacement include:

  1. Inserting a bursting pipe head into the damaged pipe to break it up for fast removal.
  2. Threading the new pipe into position.
  3. Removing the old, damaged pipe and turning the plumbing system back on for testing and normal use.

Do I Need a Sewer Replacement?

It’s time to break the habit of never calling a plumber until it’s too late. Many homeowners don’t know what to look out for before a plumbing emergency occurs. Keep in mind that many homes in the GTA are old, with some even retaining their original plumbing. With the amount of household waste they handle, most sewer lines are equipped to last 25 years.

With these warning signs, you can avoid unexpected and costly repairs. If it’s been a while since you last had a full plumbing inspection, there’s no better time to book a preventative maintenance service or an early sewer replacement, including signs like:

  • Inconsistent flow and water level in the toilets
  • A persistent foul odour indoors, no matter how clean the surroundings are, indicating a sewer backup
  • Soggy, marshy, or unusually muddy yard despite normal precipitation levels, often a sign of a sewer leak
  • Standing or slowly draining water, indicating clogged drains that result in sewer backups
  • Odd noises coming from the pipes
  • More animals are attracted to the yard than usual
  • Increasing water bills.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sewer Replacement

What damages sewer pipes?

From ageing and wear-and-tear to lack of maintenance, there’s a lot that sewer pipes endure, resulting in damage:

  • Poor upkeep and lack of preventative maintenance, such as sewer and drain cleaning
  • The build-up of waste items like loose hair, debris, grease, sludge, oil, toilet paper, and other everyday waste
  • Tree roots growing inside drains and pipes
  • Seasonal lows, such as regular freezing and thawing cycle, depending on the amount of precipitation
  • Earthquakes and other ground movements, such as those caused by heavy construction nearby
  • Poor initial sewer pipe layout and installation
  • Waste backup from the city’s sewer lines connected to your home.

Traditional vs. trenchless sewer replacement — which is better?

Previously, plumbing repairs were performed by digging trenches to access underground pipes. But the trenchless method is quickly changing that, providing homeowners with a hassle-free replacement that’s just as effective. Trenchless sewer replacement uses a bursting pipe head to break up and remove the damaged sewer pipe, then threads the replacement unit in its place. This entire process doesn’t tear up your lawn and takes little to no downtime out of your daily routine.

For more information about sewer replacement and restoring proper wastewater disposal, contact Drain King Plumbers here, or give us a call at 833-983-5301.