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Sewer and Drain Cleaning in Toronto

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Clogged sewer drains can be a major hassle, causing disruptions to your plumbing system and creating unpleasant odors and potential damage. At Aquatech Waterproofing, we recognize the significance of maintaining clear and free-flowing sewer drains. With our specialized sewer drain cleaning treatments, we provide fast and effective solutions to ensure optimal sewer drain performance.

Sewer Cleaning Toronto

For efficient and reliable sewer cleaning services in Toronto, our team provides comprehensive solutions. We tackle blockages, prevent backups, and maintain the city’s complex sewer infrastructure with cutting-edge technology and thorough expertise. Our proactive cleanings ensure smooth operation and minimize the risk of costly repairs. Don’t let a sewer issue disrupt your day — reach out to our Toronto sewer cleaning professionals for swift, effective service.

Drain Cleaning Toronto

Drainage issues in Toronto? Our drain cleaning services are designed to keep the water flowing smoothly in your home or business. From slow-draining sinks to complete blockages, we use state-of-the-art tools and techniques to clear your pipes and drains efficiently. Routine maintenance or emergency assistance, we have the expertise to resolve drainage problems quickly and prevent future occurrences. Trust Toronto’s go-to drain cleaning specialists to protect your property from water damage.


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Causes of Drain and Sewer Blockages

Here are the main causes of drain and sewer blockages:

  1. Slow drainage: If you notice water draining slowly in your sinks, bathtub, or 
  2. toilet, it could be a sign of a clogged sewer drain.
  3. Gurgling sounds: Unusual gurgling or bubbling noises coming from your drains or toilet when using water fixtures can indicate a clog in the sewer line.
  4. Foul odors: Persistent unpleasant smells, like sewage or rotting food, emanating from your drains or plumbing fixtures may indicate a clogged sewer drain.
  5. Backups or overflows: Sewage backups or water overflows from drains, toilets, or other plumbing fixtures are clear indications of a clogged sewer drain.
  6. Multiple clogs: If you have multiple drains in your home experiencing simultaneous clogs, it suggests a clog in the main sewer line.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s essential to address the issue promptly to prevent further damage and restore proper sewer drain function. Consulting a professional, such as Aquatech Waterproofing, can help diagnose and resolve the clogged sewer drain effectively.

What Are The Dangers of Blocked Sewer Drains?

A clogged sewer drain can lead to a range of problems, including:

  1. Backed-up sewage: A clog in the sewer drain can cause sewage to back up into your home or property, resulting in unsanitary conditions and potential health hazards.
  2. Foul odors: The accumulation of waste and debris in a clogged sewer drain can emit unpleasant odors, permeating your living spaces and causing discomfort.
  3. Water damage: When sewage cannot flow freely through the drains, it can cause water to back up and overflow, leading to water damage in your basement, walls, and other areas of your property.
  4. Pipe damage: Persistent clogs and increased pressure in the sewer drains can put stress on the pipes, leading to cracks, leaks, or even pipe bursts, requiring costly repairs.
  5. Pest infestation: Clogged sewer drains can attract pests, such as insects and rodents, seeking a source of food and shelter, further compromising the cleanliness and hygiene of your home.

Addressing clogged sewer drains promptly is crucial to prevent problems and maintain a functioning plumbing system. Professional sewer drain cleaning services, like Aquatech Waterproofing, can effectively clear clogs and restore optimal wastewater flow, reducing the risks of clogged sewer drains.

Sewer Cleaning VS Drain Cleaning Process

ProcessSewer CleaningDrain Cleaning
Initial AssessmentIdentify main sewer line accessInspect individual drain issue
Blockage LocationUse of video inspection tools to locate blockages within the sewer lineDirect visual inspection or use of hand-held tools to detect blockage
Clog Removal MethodEmploy heavy-duty tools such as power augers or hydro-jettersUse of manual or motorized drain augers, plungers, or chemical treatments
Clog Clearance VerificationPerform another video inspection to ensure the sewer line is clearRun water and possibly repeat visual check to confirm free flow
Clean-up and Final InspectionReplace or repair any damaged sewer line components, tidy work areaTidy workspace, reassemble any removed p-traps or plumbing fixtures
Preventive AdviceProvide recommendations on avoiding future issues and regular maintenanceGive advice on regular drain care and best practices to prevent clogs
Follow-upSchedule routine check-ups for early detection of potential problemsOffer periodic maintenance services for ongoing drain health

Why Report Blocked Sewer Service Lines to 311?

Reporting blocked sewer service lines to 311 is essential for several reasons:

  1. Prompt Response: Reporting a blockage immediately triggers a response from the city services, ensuring that the issue is addressed as quickly as possible.
  2. Preventing Damage: Blocked sewer service lines can cause significant damage to properties and public infrastructure. Reporting the issue can help prevent such damage and potentially save you and the city a considerable amount of money in repair costs.
  1. Health and Safety: Blocked sewer lines can result in backflows or overflows, which are potential health hazards. Reporting a blockage can help protect the health and safety of you and your community.
  2. Environmental Protection: Untreated sewage can harm the environment, contaminating ground and surface waters. Promptly reporting a sewer service line blockage can prevent such environmental damage.
  3. Data Collection: Each report helps the city identify common problem areas and can contribute to better long-term planning and maintenance of the sewage system.
To report a blocked sewer service line, simply call 311 or visit the city’s online platform, follow the prompts, provide all necessary information, and a city service agent will be assigned to address the issue.

Basement Waterproofing Testimonials

Paul BarnhillPaul Barnhill
19:32 28 Mar 23
Aquatech was wonderful right from the first contact to having Richard come out and give us a very complete and detailed quote to the two man crew who were here exactly on time and completed the day hours ahead of time. All the locates were taken care of and within a week of contacting them the job was completed. The workman did a fabulous job and were very respectful of our property. They reviewed the scope of the work before they started and asked if we had any questions. When the work was complete it was difficult to see where they had worked and dug the trench. Everything was tidier than before they started. We are very impressed and in a world where household repair companies can be less than favourable, Aquatech stands head and shoulders above any of them. We would highly recommend this company. We also have a life time transferable warranty too. Bravo. We will definitely be telling all the people we know about our wonderful experience. Thank you.
Jeremy MJeremy M
01:16 23 Feb 23
We had a flood disaster the day after we got the keys for our new home. Aquatech Waterproofing responded to my request for help quickly and came to access the damages the same day. They gave us several options for repairs as well as prevention that were fairly priced and a quick turnaround time. They executed our chosen plan quickly and did a beautiful job. They have been very responsive, answering questions about the products we chose and we recommend them to anyone that needs quality work done in a timely manner. Very compassionate and empathetic for our situation as well.
Nataliya PavlishynaNataliya Pavlishyna
15:43 08 Feb 23
AquaTech is very professional and reliable. Valentina was very friendly, she scheduled the appointment at a convenient time and Nico came out to look at my problem. He diagnosed it and gave me a reasonable price. We went ahead with the job. The crew that came out to do it was very knowledgeable and professional. I had some questions and Igor explained everything to me with no problem. I highly recommend this company. Thank you AquaTech!
Nadine NasirNadine Nasir
23:47 24 Oct 22
EXCELLENT experience. Andrew was the first one to arrive and was extremely kind and helpful. Igor and Basil joined Andrew a few minutes later and all three of them worked very hard and finished this massive job in one day. These are some of the hardest workers I have ever seen. There were no hassles or surprises and Andrew, Igor and Basil were very skilled and courteous. Also, Nico was VERY flexible with our constant changes of plans and was very accommodating and understanding. An excellent experience all around – could not recommend more highly!
Anne & FrankAnne & Frank
17:09 22 Jul 22
Much thanks & appreciation to Slava & his hardworking crew for their excellent job excavating, installing weeping tiles & pipe, repairing cracks, waterproofing, and backfilling the 7′-deep trench 27′ along the full side of our home. Wow!! On site, Slava, the lead foreman, clearly explained step by step their work including repairing foundation cracks and securing our downspout and other connections better then before. All in all, we are greatly satisfied & highly recommend Aquatech to anyone looking into correcting their leaking basements. Slava — you & your crew brought humor, sincerity & experience — no rush job here, just highly competent work by deserving technicians & company. Thanks also to Andrew and Terry for their super fast service with the gas line locate, the fast return calls, home inspection & estimate. Priced fairly for super work + 25 years warranty that can be passed on to a new homeowner. You guys were great!! Highly recommend! — Anne & Frank – Scarborough

How To Maintain Proper Drainage?

To maintain proper drainage and keep your plumbing system operating effectively, here are five essential tips for drain maintenance:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Periodically clean your drains to prevent debris buildup and clogs. You can use drain cleaners or natural solutions like baking soda and vinegar to maintain a smooth flow.
  2. Use Drain Screens: Install drain screens or strainers to catch hair, soap residue, and other debris before they enter the drain. Remember to empty the screens regularly to prevent clogs.
  1. Mindful Waste Disposal: Dispose of waste materials such as food scraps and cooking grease properly. Avoid flushing non-biodegradable items or pouring grease down the sink, as they can lead to clogs and blockages.
  2. Outdoor Drain Maintenance: Keep outdoor drains clear of leaves, dirt, and debris. Regularly clean the surrounding area to prevent blockages caused by natural debris or vegetation.
  3. Professional Maintenance: Schedule regular inspections and drain cleaning with a professional plumbing company. They have the expertise to identify potential issues, check for leaks, and provide necessary repairs to keep your drainage system in optimal condition.

By following these maintenance practices, you can prevent clogs, maintain a smooth water flow, and ensure the longevity of your drainage system. Regular attention and care will help you avoid plumbing disruptions and keep your drains functioning efficiently.

Rough Cost Estimates

ServiceRough Cost Estimate
Sewer Cleaning$150 to $450 for basic cleaning; $1000 to $2500 for extensive repair work
Drain Cleaning$100 to $250 for standard drain cleaning; up to $550 for more complex blockages or repairs
These estimates are rough averages and can vary based on the severity of the blockage, the length of the pipes, geographical location, and the service provider. Additional costs may apply for emergency call-outs or extensive system repairs.

Our Sewer Drain Cleaning Process

At Aquatech Waterproofing, we utilize advanced techniques for cleaning sewer drains, ensuring effective and thorough results. Here are the techniques we use:

  1. Drainage Snaking: Our highly skilled technicians at Aquatech Waterproofing utilize the power of drainage snaking to effectively unblock clogged sewer drains. This technique involves the use of a long pipe equipped with metal-tipped cutters and rotary blades. These cutters bore into the clogging materials within the pipe, breaking them apart and clearing the passage for proper flow. By employing this method, we can efficiently resolve sewer drain blockages and restore optimal drainage.
  1. CCTV Camera Inspection: In situations where the source of the clog is not easily identifiable, we rely on the precision of CCTV camera inspection. We insert a small camera into the sewer pipe to visually examine the interior and accurately locate the exact position of the clogs, blocks, or tree roots. This thorough inspection allows us to identify the underlying issue with precision, enabling us to determine the most appropriate course of action. With CCTV camera inspection, we can diagnose sewer drain problems more effectively and provide targeted solutions for our clients.

By combining these techniques, we can effectively clean and restore sewer drains, ensuring optimal performance and preventing future clogs. Our experienced team at Aquatech Waterproofing is trained to handle a wide range of sewer drain cleaning scenarios, providing reliable and efficient solutions for our clients.

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FAQs About Sewer And Drain Cleaning

Using chemical drain cleaners to clear a clogged drain is not recommended. They can damage pipes, pose safety risks, and provide only temporary relief. Mechanical methods like plungers or drain snakes, or professional plumbing assistance, are safer and more effective options.
It is recommended to have a professional drain cleaning service every 1-2 years to prevent major clogs and maintain optimal drain performance. The frequency of professional drain cleaning also depends on various factors, such as the age of your plumbing system, the number of occupants in your home, and any recurring drainage issues.
If you experience a recurring drain clog, it is recommended to contact a professional plumber. Recurring drain clogs could indicate a more significant underlying issue with your plumbing system that requires expert assessment and repair. A professional plumber can identify the root cause of the recurring clogs and provide a long-lasting solution to prevent future blockages.
Tree roots infiltrating sewer lines is a common cause of clogged drains. As they grow, the roots can block the flow of wastewater, leading to clogs and potential pipe damage. Professional drain cleaning services can address tree root intrusion through root cutting or pipe repairs to restore proper drainage.
Sewer line cleaning typically involves using professional-grade augers or high-pressure water jetting tools to clear obstructions and accumulated debris in the sewer pipes. A camera inspection might precede the cleaning to identify the location and nature of the blockage.
Regular maintenance, including professional inspections and clean-outs, can keep a sewer line clean. Avoid flushing anything other than waste and toilet paper, and consider adding enzyme-based cleaners to break down potential clogs from fats, oils, and grease.
Unclogging a sewer main often requires a plumber to use a motorized drain auger (also known as a sewer snake) that cuts through and removes the blockage. For more severe clogs, hydro jetting might be used, which is a process that uses high-pressure water streams to flush out blockages.