Cost For Unclogging Main Drains through Accessible Cleanouts: From $295

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Clogs in your sewage systems seem to sneak up on your home from out of nowhere.  One minute, everything is fine.  The next minute, the toilet or sink is draining too slow or backing up, or you have a mystery puddle on the floor.  Fortunately, when it comes to drain backups in Ottawa, you can always call us at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services for help.

When your toilet drain pipe gets clogged, it’s concerning for most homeowners. The last thing you want is water filling the bowl instead of flushing away, and you might be wondering. Is snaking a toilet or plunging a toilet yourself the only option for a badly blocked toilet?

We are Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing, your reliable toilet repair experts in Ottawa and the surrounding areas. Our business involves far more than just plunging toilets and snaking toilets in Ottawa, and when you need the best solution, our plumbing professionals know what to do. 

Contact Us for Your Free Estimate for Drain Cleaning to Clean Toilet Pipes or a Clogged Plumbing Vent!

Our rates are affordable, and we guarantee upfront pricing. Our service area includes Ottawa, Old Ottawa South, Vanier, Barrhaven, Nepean, Kanata, Orleans, Carlington, Gloucester, and Emburn.

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Are both toilets clogged in your two-bathroom home?

No matter how many bathrooms you have, a plumbing system often requires more than toilet snaking or plunging a toilet, especially in Ottawa during the colder months when pipes can freeze.

Day or night, any time of year, our friendly, reliable, and quick plumbers help you avoid a plumbing emergency.

Toilet Clogged? Here Are Your Warning Signs

We all know we have a problem when the toilet backs up and overflows.  You may also have a problem if the toilet doesn’t empty completely, or partially drains, or leaks.  Hearing a hissing or trickling sound is a strong indicator that something is clogging the plumbing.

We recommend calling a reputable plumbing service when you notice these warning signs.

  • Strange gurgling sounds 
  • The toilet doesn’t flush and continues backing up
  • No flushing, even after plunging a toilet

What Causes Clogged Drains?

Clogs generally don’t occur immediately, which is why we usually don’t notice them until the symptoms are obvious.  Our normal, everyday activities can send grease, hair, dirt, food waste, and other things into our plumbing system over time.  What we wash down the drain accumulates in the pipes and restricts water flow.

Toilets are especially vulnerable. We tend to think that toilets are robust enough to handle anything.  They are the favorite dumping ground of toddlers for various household items, like keys.  We tend to flush several items down the toilet that should be disposed in other ways.  Personal care tissues and baby wipes (even the ones advertised as flushable) tend to be the most common culprits.  These clogs are difficult to resolve with a plunger.  If you’re suffering with a clog, especially if you use such items, it’s best to call a licensed plumber like Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services.  We’ll perform a no-obligation inspection to identify the problem and come up with the best solution to correct it.

Unclogging a Blocked Toilet The Right Way

There are plenty of DIY remedies for unclogging a blocked toilet. Some homeowners try plunging a toilet in Ottawa or snaking a toilet, but is that the right way?

  • YOU CAN TRY PLUNGING THE TOILET, but that plunger may not be as handy as you think. Plunging a badly blocked toilet can make the clog worse because low manual pressure only pushes the clog further out of reach.
  • BAKING SODA & VINEGAR OR OTHER DRAIN CLEANERS may partially break down a clog, but studies show that baking soda and vinegar do not break down greasy clogs. The abrasiveness in baking soda can also damage your drain pipes over time, and Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing doesn’t recommend this mixture for DIY drain cleaning. 
  • CALL A PLUMBER. We’re fully experienced in repairing a plumbing disaster, especially after a DIY attempt is made. Our best recommendation is to call a professional plumber and avoid a costly mistake!

What you should do when you have a drain backup in Ottawa is call Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services.  Our team of expert plumbers will schedule a mutually convenient time to perform an inspection and assess the problem.  Then we’ll review the results of our findings, what our recommended solutions are, and what the next steps should be.  You’ll receive a quote that is fair and honest.  We won’t try to up-sell you with unnecessary add-ons, because our team is not paid by commission.  We work quickly and efficiently to restore your home and minimize disruptions to your life.

What Can You Expect Choosing Us for the Repairs?

When you call Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services, we will give you our best service.  Qualified and licensed professionals will professionally perform your sewer drain replacement quickly.  We also give our customers

  • A fair and honest quote up front
  • A thorough video assessment of your drain system
  • Products and installations that are efficiently designed to reduce maintenance and other risks
  • A team of bonded and insured professional tradesmen, with all of our licenses and certifications up to date
  • Clean and restored workspaces so that you and your family can resume living in your home.

Dr. Pipe always inspects your plumbing system before making the right recommendation. 

Our plumbing service methods include an auger to unclog toilet drain pipe. A fully blocked toilet or drain also benefits from high-pressure tools like the hydro-jetting tools we use in addition to snaking a toilet.

We may even recommend a new toilet installation for older toilets that keep clogging.

Check out our customer reviews, and call us when you’re ready — we’re here for you!

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Tips How to Prevent Clogged Toilet

These are just some ways that you can avoid clogged pipes of your toilet.

Do Not: Do Your Own Repairs

Doing your own repairs can save you some money, but it could also cause many problems down the road. If you are working with something that you do not understand, chances are that you will make the issue much worse rather than making it better. You can try clearing basic clogs yourself, but anything more complicated is going to require the professional service of a plumber. A skilled plumber can diagnose and fix your problem much faster than you are able to do yourself.

Do Not: Dump Non-Organic Materials Down The Drain

If you use your toilet as a waste receptacle, chances are that you are going to run into trouble. If you pour paint down the toilet for example, it could lead to a serious clog that you cannot get rid of yourself. If you are pouring chemicals, motor oil, paint thinner, and spackle down the pipes, it will pollute the local water supply and might destroy your pipes.

Do Not: Overfeed The Garbage Disposal

Some people make the mistake of assuming that their garbage disposal is a replacement for their garbage can. Some things are just not ‘garbage disposal friendly’. Some fibrous items such as cornhusks and cobs, celery, and artichokes are just not meant to be. You should never pour fats, oil, or grease down the drain. If you are going to run the garbage disposal, make sure that you allow for plenty of water and soap as well.

Do Not: Flush Things That You Should Not

You should not flush certain things down the toilet, even if they are flushable according to the label. Band-Aids, dental floss, cigarette butts, cotton swabs, cotton balls, condoms, and moist towelettes, these all find their way into the toilet when they really do not belong there. If you want to make sure that you avoid putting additional strain on your plumbing, do not flush these down the drain.

Why Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services?

Many companies offer licensed plumbers, but Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services also offers respect for your home and your time as our standard. This means from the time you call us, we are committed to making your entire experience as customer efficient as possible.  We coordinate times that work with your schedule, and call when we’re on our way. Our plumbers keep our areas neat and covered while working.  In our projects, we use the most appropriate solutions to work quickly and professionally.

Our strengths do not only lie in plumbing. We can also help navigating the insurance companies and bureaucratic red tape. You will receive all the necessary permits for our jobs. We will guide you through the City of Ottawa rebates for which you qualify.

Our customers love us, and our work is the best quality. Stop by our testimonials page, and then give us a call. We’ll set up your free, no-obligation inspection for drain backup and sewer backup in Ottawa.

Cost For Unclogging Main Drains through Accessible Cleanouts: From $295

Give us a call today: 613 791 5777 for a free upfront estimate!