Root Drain from a Mature tree can cause extensive damage to sewer pipes. Roots grow into the pipes because the sewer pipes contain water, nutrients and oxygen-the essential elements for trees to grow. Aside from sewer blockages, tree roots growing inside sewer and drain pipes must be maintained each year to reduce blockage. Roots from trees growing on private property and on parkways throughout the service area are responsible for many of the sanitary sewer service backups and damaged sewer pipes experienced in Montreal and the surrounding areas.
STEP 1 - DRAIN CLEANING
Our drain experts will start by cleaning out the roots our of the drain with our metal drain snake. The Drain Snake will cut out all thr roots from your pipe making a clean flow in your drain. Most roots are located in the main drain from the city sewer to the entrance of your home. We have located roots in drains, sewer lines, storm pipes and septic systems.
STEP 2 - ROOTX PRODUCT
After properly cleaning our the roots in your drain or sewer, we then add the ROOTX product to reduce the growth of the roots.
The patented RootX formula foams on contact with water to reach the top of the pipe where 90% of the roots are. Degreasing agents strip away grime so the RootX herbicide can penetrate the roots, killing them on contact. RootX sticks to the pipe walls, preventing re-growth for up to three years. Dead roots decay over time, restoring pipes to their full capacity.
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.
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.