How to Fix a Clogged Drain

June 1st, 2015 · No Comments · by

Clogged drains are one of the most common issues that a plumber in Toronto comes across in their day-to-day work. Given enough time, almost every drain will clog – especially if the homeowner is not conscious of what they put down the drain. But even the most well-informed homeowner will run into this problem around their house every now and then. So what can you do to put it off, and if your drains clog, what can you do to fix it?

how to fix a clogged drain

What Causes Clogged Drains

In bathroom sinks, showers and bathtubs, hair is a very common culprit of a clogged drain. A piece comes off here or there, and eventually, it gets mixed in with all sorts of other gunk in the drain, causing a clog.

In kitchen sinks, the main offender is various different types of food, as well as grease, oil and fats.

How to Clear a Clogged Drain:

The approach you take to clearing out a clogged drain and get it flowing smoothly again really depends on how stubborn the clog is.

One thing you should not rely on is liquid drain cleaners. These products contain harsh chemicals that can damage your pipes. Any reputable plumber will advise against using this on your home plumbing system.

For mild to moderately clogged sinks, an old home remedy might work well for you. Pour some baking soda into the drain, and then hit it with some vinegar. Give it a bit of time to work its magic. Then clear it out with some hot water. This will sometimes be enough to clear out a drain clog.

For serious clogs, it might be time to call in your friendly neighbourhood Toronto plumber at DrainWorks. One of the more common approaches we take is to use a specialized tool called a drain snake (this is also called a rooter.)

Who to Call for Drain Clogs, Toronto

Is there any question? DrainWorks, of course! Here’s why:

  • Our Toronto plumbing team is extremely knowledgeable, efficient, professional and friendly.
  • We provide a written quote, up front, every time – exact, down to the penny.
  • Our plumbers are commission-free; they’ll never try to upsell you into a service that you don’t really need.
  • Our reputation is as sparkling as a freshly cleared drain – check out our reviews on HomeStars.com, for example.
  • And finally, a promise to you – we will clear it, or you don’t pay.

Call us now to fix your
clogged drain: 416 486 0000.


Drain Clog Reviews in Toronto:

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s a few pieces of feedback from real customers of DrainWorks, left on the HomeStars.com website.

We had our sink clogged up on us and within an hour, Drainworks sent their technician, a friendly, competent guy named Lou. He gave us a quote for service, and within an hour the drain was cleared. It’s not a straightforward service as there isn’t an accessible trap.
Port Credit Homeowner

On May 21, we had called Drainworks to look into our clogged kitchen sink as well as a slow drain in our bathroom sink. I was advised that the technician would be at our place around 6:30 pm. I had called at approx 5:30 pm. The technician, Matt, was prompt and was able to diagnose the problems quickly and efficiently. He provided us with a quote for the work to be done and after approval was given by us, promptly went to work. Matt provided top notch customer service and was able to walk me through the steps of what he was doing. He even put back all the stuff that was taken out from the cupboards. I have to say that Drainworks and Matt were great and the company practices what it preaches. Thank you so much for your assistance.
J.D., Etobicoke

Mom is disabled and the bathroom sink was clogged, we called Drainworks…Matt freed the drain using his snake down 20 feet. After Matt took the time to explain in general terms the problem and what he had done to solve the problem to Mom. We need more service people like Matt. Thanks Drainworks for sending us one of your best!
Dorothy, Mississauga

They came within one hour of my call. Problem diagnosed quickly, fixed with snake and manual cleaning of drains. Cleaned up thoroughly after, offered good advice to avoid problem in future.
– Eric, Toronto

Your Toronto Drain Cleaning Specialists

Hopefully this sums up our services and why we’re the Toronto drain cleaning company that you can trust, time in and time out.

That number again: 416 486 0000.

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Thanks for reading,

The DrainWorks Team.

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