Drain And Sewer Cleaning
M.A.C. Stewart Plumbing
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M.A.C. Stewart Plumbing has an extremely affordable price. Call us now at (705)7335154 to have your sewer cleared today.
Our expert plumbers have the proper equipment and expertise to solve any other clogged drain issue you may have. We’ll do it fast, we’ll do it efficiently and leave the work area as clean as he found it!
Some other drain cleaning, drain repair and replacement services we provide include:
- Clogged toilets
- clogged sinks
- clogged bathtubs
- clogged sewer
- clogged floor drains
What are signs you need professional drain cleaning or rooter services?
The clearest sign that you need our professional drain cleaning or rooter services is if your tubs, sinks, or toilets are running slow. This means the water is pooling and not draining out at the normal rate. A second and more serious sign that you need a cleaning immediately is if the drains stop working completely. This indicates that there is a clog somewhere in your plumbing system that needs our attention. Low water pressure is a third sign you need drain cleaning or rooter services. Low water pressure will cause less water to come out of your faucets. It could also cause your toilet to stop filling up normally after flushing. A final sign that your home needs the attention of one of our skilled technicians is if you detect a foul odour similar to that of sewage or rotten eggs coming from your drain.
Why is it important to deal with your Clogged Drains right away?
The drains in your home are responsible for maintaining a sanitary, comfortable, and efficient home. Debris, such as hair, food, and unwanted minerals can start to accumulate inside of your drains and plumbing system, which can cause clogs. Clogs are very serious and can lead to problems like waste water backups and burst pipes. Our drain cleaning and rooter services can help to keep your sinks, tubs, and toilets flowing normally. This is especially true if you schedule regular cleanings with us at least once every year. You should understand the advantages of regular drain cleaning, and be knowledgeable on common ways to prevent clogs.
What are some benefits of timely service?
The main benefit of regular drain cleaning or rooter services is that it will extend the life of your plumbing system. The cleaning removes harmful materials that could eventually corrode or damage your pipes and drains. A second benefit is that our services will ensure that your fixtures and appliances are performing optimally. A clean drain has a higher capacity than a dirty or partially clogged drain. Another benefit of regular service visits is that you will save money, because serious problems will be avoided. Regular cleanings will prevent many issues over the years. Regular drain cleaning and rooter services will also keep your bathroom, kitchen, and home free from unpleasant odours caused by wastewater and dirty plumbing.
What are some simple ways to avoid clogs?
One very easy way to avoid clogs is to have drain screens installed in sinks and tubs. These fine screens can capture hair and other debris before it makes its way into your plumbing and causes a clog. Just remember that the screen needs to be washed regularly. Another way to avoid clogs is to carefully monitor anything that goes into your drain. Avoid putting grease, coffee grinds, small pieces of food, and anything solid into your drains, even small solids can accumulate and clog your plumbing. A final way to prevent clogs is to occasionally pour hot or boiling water into drains. This will not fix clogs, although it will help to wash away soap scum and other debris. You can perform this simple clog prevention technique every few weeks.
Typically, sewer drain cleaning on an “as-needed” basis will work for most homeowners, assuming the cleaning is done before a clog causes a drain backup that spills raw sewage into the home and creates costly cleanup and repair.
A clogged sewer line will usually offer clues before it backs up completely. The most common signs of a clogged line are gurgling sounds that come from drains and toilets; water backing up out of, or pooling around, drains or toilets; or the smell of raw sewage coming from drains. Most plumbing companies can clear a clogged line quickly and for less than $250 before it becomes a major issue.
What You Need To Know About Your Sewer Line
If your sewer line if more than 40 years old, it's a good idea to have it inspected.
However, if you’ve had a history of your plumbing lines draining slowly, tree roots penetrating the lines, or you live in an older home, then having the main line cleaned out by a professional using high-pressure water techniques might be worth that investment.
High-pressure water jetters when used by properly trained plumbing professionals can effectively remove residue that builds in your lines,
Is a clogged shower drain getting you down?or slowing you down as you get ready for your busy day? End your frustration by calling M.A.C. Stewart Plumbing. We’ll be right over! Our plumbing professionals respond quickly to accommodate your schedule when you have a bathroom issue like a tub or shower clog. Call at the first signs of a slow drain to prevent a complete clog or backup from happening.
we think like a small business. Your local plumbing service technician will get to your home on time. We'll diagnose and explain the cause of your clogged shower drain and recommend the best solution. We carry all specialized plumbing tools and commonly needed parts right in our service vans. M.A.C. Stewart Plumbing will get your home back up to speed quickly! Our courteous plumbing professionals always respect your home—and we always clean up after ourselves. You can call on us anytime, 24/7, in an emergency.
What are the signs of clogged drains?
- Water backs up out of a sink drain.
- Water pools around a shower drain, then drains out slowly.
- Toilet bowl water bubbles when you run the sink.
- Slow draining of water from your bathtub, sink or other fixture can indicate a clog, even if there's been no backup yet.
- Gurgling sounds from drains, especially after running a washing machine or dishwasher.
- A mysterious puddle of water on the floor near tub or sink.
- Rotting food smell from the kitchen sink drain or disposal.
Before calling in an expert, you can try these clogged drain tips:
- Fill your sink part way with water.
- In a double kitchen sink, plug one drain with a wet rag while plunging the other side.
- For bath sinks, plug the overflow hole with the rag.
- Work the plunger up and down many times, then quickly pull it off the drain. Repeat this a few times.
- For your toilet, use a flange plunger rather than a cup plunger.
- Don’t resort to chemical drain cleaners as they can corrode your pipes.
Clogged Showers and Bathtubs
What are the signs of a clogged shower or tub?
- Water rising slowly toward your ankles as you shower or overflowing as you bathe.
- Flood conditions in your bathroom.
- A slow-to-drain tub or shower.
- Strange gurgling or noises coming from the tub or shower drain.
- An unpleasant odor coming from the drains.
- A pool of water around the drain when it hasn’t been used in hours.
What you can do to fix a clogged shower drain or tub before you call us:
- You might have a simple, easy-to-reach hair and soap scum clog in the bath or shower. You can check by removing the drain screen, if you have one.
- For pop-up drains, raise the lever to open, then grab the stopper and pull (or unscrew) from the drain hole.
- Use a bent wire to grab and pull out the clog.
- Clean the stopper of hair and soap and replace.
- No luck? Try plunging, with about an inch or two of water in the bottom of the tub or shower.
- Cover the holes of the overflow plate using a wet rag or duct tape.
- Plunge the drain. You can try a series of 3 or 4 plunging attempts if the first doesn't produce results.
What are the signs of a clogged toilet?
- Toilet clogs and overflows
- A constantly running toilet that may spontaneously refill
- Poor flushing or no flush at all
- Leaks around your toilet
- A hissing sound or water trickling inside the toilet tank
What might be going on with your toilet:
- Clogs and overflows: Clogs are a common toilet repair issue, which, after a flush, result in the dreaded overflow. Clogs can often be addressed with a plunger.
- Toilet runs constantly or spontaneously refills Toilets that run constantly or spontaneously flush can add up to a lot of money in wasted water, and typically indicate a worn or damaged flapper. Flappers are relatively simple to replace and a leak can be verified with a simple dye test.
- Poor flushing or no flush at all: A poor flush is usually the result of the holes under the rim of the bowl or the siphon jet becoming clogged. You may be able to loosen the debris with a wire coat hanger, using a small mirror to see under the rim. Be careful not to scratch the toilet bowl.
- Leaks: Leaks around the toilet may result from a leaky supply line, a cracked bowl or tank in need of replacement, or leaks from one of the five seals on your toilet. Identify the seals and see if their bolts and nuts can be tightened or if the seals will require replacement. You will find seals:
- Between the tank and the bowl.
- At the mounting bolts at the base of the ballcock assembly (the water supply valve inside your toilet tank.)
- On the plastic flange underneath the base of the toilet. Please note: If you discover a broken flange is the source of your leak, toilet repair performed by a professional plumber is recommended.
- Hissing or water trickling in the tank: Water trickling into the tank from the supply line may be a result of a stuck float, the refill tube being inserted too far into the overflow tube or the need to replace the entire ballcock assembly (fill valve).
When to call us for toilet repair:
- Severe leaks and overflows with structure damaging potential.
- Raw sewage backups and overflows that could present a health hazard.
- Complete loss of water supply to your toilet that cannot be restored.
- You can't find the source of a leak or find a solution to your toilet issues.
Prevent a Clogged Drain from Ever Ruining your Day Again
Preventive maintenance is the key to keeping your home’s plumbing system healthy. We offer an economical maintenance plan to clean and maintain your pipes, drains and your entire plumbing system. Neglected pipes are often lined with years of buildup (including hair, sand, rust, grease and minerals from hard water) and they may begin to corrode. maintenance is a great way to save money and help prevent future repairs, burst pipe emergencies or inconvenience.
Be Prepared in Case of an Emergency
Locate the shutoff valves throughout your home and familiarize yourself with the components of your plumbing they control, including the main water shutoff valve for your home. Familiarizing yourself with these valves can be the difference between mopping up a small leak or major water damage effecting the structure and contents of your home. If you are having problems addressing toilet repair issues in your home, contact us. Our licensed, professional plumbers can quickly and correctly address your home’s toilet repair needs.
Hydro-mechanical drain cleaners
Hydro-mechanical drain cleans use high-pressure water to break up obstructions and flush these smaller particles down the drain.
Most municipal building codes mandate that drain plumbing increase in diameter as it moves closer to the municipal sewer system. Ie, most kitchen sinks evacuate water with a 1-1/2" drain pipe, which feeds into a larger 4" drain pipe on the main plumbing stack before heading to a septic tank or to the city sewage system. This means that, barring intrusion by tree roots or other debris into buried piping, the vast majority of household drain clogs occur in the smallest diameter piping, usually in the pop-up or drain trap, where they can be reached easily by a hydro-mechanical device's water hose.
Advantages of hydro-mechanical drain cleaners are their eco-friendliness (most use only tap water), their ability to dislodge and remove clogs like sand or cat litter that 'back-fill when using a conventional snake, and their friendliness to plumbing joints. Unlike air-burst cleaners, hyrdo-mechanical drain cleaners do not pressurize plumbing joints. On some models of hydro-mechanical drain cleaner both hot and cold water can be used, providing added cleaning power for fat, protein, or other easily melting drain clogs.
Disadvantages of hydro-mechanical drain cleaners included limited reach into drain plumbing, and the necessity of a water source to act as the motive agent.
Safety considerations for hydro-mechanical drain cleaners include the risk of injury from hi-pressure water coming into contact with skin or delicate areas of the body (i.e., eyes, and face).
Electric drain cleaners
Advantages of electric drain cleaners include the ability to clean long sections of sewer drain, the ability to remove solid objects such as tree roots and jewelry, and ready availability through hardware stores and tool rental counters. Machines using springs can easily negotiate multiple 90 degree bends while maintaining their effectiveness and without damaging the pipe.Electric drain cleaners, also called plumbers snake, use the mechanical force of an electric motor to twist a flexible cable or spring in a clockwise direction and drive it into a pipe. Electric drain cleaners are commonly available with cable lengths of up to 40 metres and can go as far as 80 metres.
Disadvantages of electric drain cleaners include high relative cost and weight, and the considerable physical effort that may be required to control the cable.
Safety considerations for electric drain cleaners include the requirement to wear work gloves and eye protection, to carefully control the cable during operation to avoid overstressing it, to use appropriate caution when working around rotating machinery, and to use properly grounded electrical outlets.
Portable sewer jetters and pressure washer sewer jetter attachments are primarily used by service personnel and homeowners to remove soft obstructions throughout the length of a building's sewer drain and to prevent the recurrence of clogs by cleaning the sides of drain pipes and flushing out residue. Pressure washer sewer jetter attachments are generally lower in cost and weight than electric drain cleaners with an equivalent reach, and can present a lower risk of scratching plumbing fixtures.A sewer jetter is composed of a controlled high-pressure water source such as a pressure washer or reciprocating displacement pump, a flexible high pressure line (called a Jetter Hose which connects the High Pressure Engine to the Mini-Reel) of up to hundreds of metres (several hundred feet) in length, the Mini-Reel (a hose reel which can be taken a distance from the engine) and a nozzle that uses hydraulic force to pull the line into sewer drains, clean the sides of pipes, and flush out residue. High Pressure Sewer Jetters can be mounted on trolleys, inside vans or on trailers. The power of a Sewer Jetter ranges from 1000psi up to 5000psi. Sewer Jetter nozzles come in different sizes and applications, a bullet type nozzle with a streamlined profile can clear a hole for the larger root cutting nozzle, root cutter nozzles are designed to cut roots with a spinning nozzle that shoots a jet stream horizontally inside the pipe. 5000psi Sewer Jetters with a root cutting nozzles can clear a hole through the center of a root infested sewer line and with its rear facing jet streams cut the roots and clean the pipe walls flushing the root debris through the sewer line. The Sewer Jetter has been labeled as a technological advancement of the plumbers snake (also known as an Electric Eel) drain clearing method.
Truck and trailer-mounted sewer jetters used by municipalities and larger service companies benefit from the high hydraulic horsepower delivered by powerful displacement pumps and so can remove tree roots and other solid obstructions.
Disadvantages of pressure washer sewer jetter attachments and many portable jetters include an inability to extract tree roots and other hard obstructions. Disadvantages of truck and trailer mounted sewer jetters include high relative cost and weight, and the requirement for extensive training to comply with manufacturers' safety guidelines.Advantages of sewer jetters include the relative ease of penetrating long sewer lines and the ability to remove residue that accumulates along the sides of sewer pipes, thereby reducing the need for subsequent drain cleaning.