Drain Cleaning

MAIN DRAIN AND SEWER LINE CLEANING

Sometimes, your sink, toilet, and bathtub are clogged all at once. If you have more than one fixture clogged at the same time you may have to your main drain. Most signs of main drain blockage starts from the basement drain such as back up water coming out of a bathtub or a sewer. These are signs that you water is not exiting to the city lines meaning your main drain is blocked.

What Causes a Main Drain to block?

Public or Private
There are two types of sewer blockages:

- Blockages in the main sewer line
- Blockages in the private line that goes from your home to the main line

If other people in your area complain of sewer backup, then the cause is public and it is up to the city to take care of the issue. If the sewage backs up through a single sink, toilet, or other drain, the cause is somewhere in your sewage line and you'll need to contact us at 514-316-1043.

Foreign Objects
The most common reason for sewage backing up are items being flushed down the toilet. Whether you don't realize the consequences of doing so, or you don't think it will happen to you, the truth is that sewer backup can happen at any time, regardless of how careful you are. Common objects found are:

- Baby diapers
- Tampons
- Cat litter
- Oil & Grease

As with any backup issue, prevention is key. Throw these items in the trash.

Grease
Grease backups happen when the grease and fats from your cooking get rinsed down the sink. This clog typically happens about 25 feet into your sewage line, where the hot water that goes down the drains is cooled off. With no hot water to cut through the grease, it starts to harden and build up over time and then before you know it.

Roots
If the roots get big enough, they can get inside the pipes and form root balls that clog the lines. You can prevent this problem by planting trees away from the sewer line, but once it has happened, our drain specialists can remove all roots within your sewer line.

DRAIN CLEANING SERVICES

At 5 Star Drain we specialize in clogged drains, drain cleaning and sewers camera inspections. We provide 24/7 emergency service across the island of Montreal, Laval and the Shore Shore.

POPULAR PLUMBING QUESTIONS

  • MY KITCHEN SINK IS CLOGGED, CAN I USE DRANO?

    Kitchen sinks tend to block due to food or residue that are placed down the drain. Homes with garbage disposals increase the risk of a blocked drains. Drano is good for most of the PVC pipe, when they are not used often. We recommend that if your kitchen sink is completely blocked, without any signs of the water level dropping, DO NOT to use Drano. In most cases, if Drano is placed within a clogged pipe, the chemicals will burn the seals of your pipe causeing water damages.

  • WATER RISES IN MY BATHTUB

    The most common sign of a clogged main drain or stack will be water rising in the garage drain, basement shower drain or toilet.

    In most of the cases, you will start to hear a gurgling sound coming from the drains.

    If you notice that when you use the washing machine, the water starts to get in the shower or in the garage drain - This is the first clue that your main drain is blocked. A blocked main drain can cause major damage to your home. We can help you contact us and make an appointment.

  • MY MAIN DRAIN IS BLOCKED, CAN WE INSPECT THE DRAIN WITH A CAMERA?

    When a homeowner noticed a drain is blocked, the first reaction is passing a camera to see what is causing the blockage. Before inspecting your drains, we must first unclogged the drain, to release any water within the pipe, afterwards we pass our vidoe camera to see what may have caused the blockage.

    We also offer our video camera inspections for home owers looking to purchase a new home and inspecting the main drain.

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  • Montreal - Laval - South Shore

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