Drain plumbing – 101

Drain plumbing refers to plumbing that is specifically related to drain usage and drainage. The process of drainage occurs when wastewater is taken away from your property. A trap is the component of the drain system that traps water and prevents gas from coming out of pipes. Sometimes problems occur and these traps can malfunction or get damaged, leading to clogged drains and sinks. As a result of this flooding and hazardous waste occurs. Septic tanks also need to be pumped out every few years to prevent blockages. Drain plumbing solves these issues by taking care of all of your drainage repairs and maintenance to prevent future issues from occurring, keeping you and your home safe. So what is a plumbing system anyway? Most homes have a basic plumbing and drainage system. Suburban and urban residential areas obtain water and have their wastewater drained by their municipality. Modern drain pipes are usually made up of copper, plastics polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). When it comes to wastewater removal of the drainage system, each fixture has a drain line and all of the fixtures connect to a mainline. Vents, in particular, are an important component as they allow water to easily pass through frains. In modern homes, the venting occurs through the roof and is led by rubber and metal sheets. There are single drain and multiple drain systems. Public areas such as pools and fountains have multiple drains as this is mandatory for the safety of the public. These are public areas that are more at risk of drain damaged and clogging, hence the need for multiple drain systems for increased protection. The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool And Spa Safety Act of 2008 establishes rules for consumer protection concerning pool and spa drains. However, not every plumber knows drain issues. Not every plumber has the right equipment for drainage issues either. People often confuse a drain plumber with a general plumber. A general plumber deals with basic plumbing issues and plumbing services relating particularly to water on a property, These include dripping taps and faucets, internal pipe leaks, basin, and toilet repairs, etc. Not all plumbers work on drains. Plumbing professionals specializing in drain plumbing are often technicians in their field with expertise relating to drain systems. Sometimes general professional plumbers may also have the expertise but lack the equipment necessary for drainage issues. A drain plumber has the equipment, especially for drain blockages. He/she will use special equipment to fix any drainage problems you have. You may wonder why this is important for you as a homeowner or someone who is having drainage issues. Well, knowing the difference between these experts and plumbing terms will save you time and money when it comes to dealing with any drain issues you have. You’ll know existing issues and you’ll know the right questions to ask if future issues occur. You won’t risk relying on a plumber who is not specifically trained to handle drainage problems. He/she may cause more damage or not fix the existing damage in the first place. When it comes down to drain issues, you need someone skilled enough to fix and diagnose problems the first time. Good plumbing and drains are essential to your everyday life and good well-being so you want to choose someone reliable and quick. This is one of the reasons why drain plumbing is so important. Once you choose a plumber and you realize he cannot solve your drain problems, you may start to panic. Your home might be flooded, your property getting damaged, the smell from the sewage is probably backing up and you are worried about hazardous waste. A clogged drain is often more than just an inconvenience, it’s a major problem that needs immediate attention. You may need to call a company that specifically deals with drain work. These companies will have expert plumbers that are specifically dedicated to drainage issues. A drain company will also have a drain inspection camera to visually diagnose drain issues to solve them fast before waster becomes a major problem for you and your family’s health. WaterWorks Canada can solve all your draining issues speedily, including:

  • Slow draining sinks, toilets, or bathtubs
  • Water bubbling up in your basement floor drain
  • Smelly Kitchen or bathroom or laundry areas
  • Corroded Pipes and or leaks
  • Root overgrowth and Earth movement causing water seepage
  • Pipe shifting and settling over the years
WaterWorks Plumbing & Drains comprises Michael Yuffa - a master drain specialist with over 41 years of drain plumbing experience. Not only is he fast and efficient when it comes to drain plumbing, but he can also cost0effectively solve your drain issues. Some of Michaels expertise include:
  • Drain Inspection
  • Drain Repair
  • Drain Cleaning
  • Clogged Drains
  • Hydro-Jetting Drains
WaterWorks is not a franchised company and rather a small, local company that treats customers like family - meaning you’ll get the best service and understanding of your problems. If you have financing issues, there is a money-down financing option available to help you to get going. Time is crucial and you don’t want to wait on large companies to arrange staff and parts. WaterWorks has trucks that carry 99% of the parts and fixtures you may need with communication open throughout the process to keep you updated every step of the way. If you’re worried about the quality or longevity of the products used, you can trust the company as it always stocks the finest drain products and equipment to clear and service your drain. Being fully licensed and insured is a guarantee of this. WaterWaters has also compiled a handy information guide on drain plumbing to help you learn how everything from drains to toilets works below:

Drain cleaning

Drain cleaning refers to the extraction of blocked or slow-running drains. If the water is your drain stands or if there are unpleasant odors, this is a good indication that you need to get your drains cleaned ASAP. Backed-up drains can eventually lead to leakage in pipes, flooding, and lots of waste issues. It is also both unhygienic and inconvenient as you will have to use another sink, bath, or resort to using another person’s home. WaterWorks Canada has a drain cleaning service that begins with a drain inspection using the latest CCTV camera to pinpoint the exact location of the blockage. Drain cleaning is accomplished with an expert plumbing tool called a “Drain Auger '' or more commonly referred to as a drain snake cleaning can be messy if you don’t use the proper plumber for the job.

Drain repairs

If you have collapsed or blocked drains, repairs are going to be needed fast before it leads to further damage and costs. You may not need drastic drain repairs but you need to contact an expert to see if you require thorough drain cleaning. Depending on the situation of your home, you need an actual full drain repair. If that’s the case, remedying your home’s low water pressure/flow is a great thing to do at the same time. Remedying your low water pressure at the time of a drain repair is the most cost-effective, and efficient solution for our customers. Our plumbing team uses CCTV drain inspection cameras and Cleaning Root cutting snaking technology, to properly assess and locate any problem. If any drain repair is needed then precise excavation will take place to fix the broken or shifted drain.

Clogged drains and sinks

Clogged drains and sinks can be unpredictable and lead to emergency repairs. If there’s a total blockage of the drain, then the sink, toilet, shower, or tub is filled with water and the blockage has to be removed through that and the chances of the homeowner being able to clear it themselves using household remedies diminish and the need for a plumber increases. The more stubborn the blockage, the more likely it is that your plumbing expense is going to be bigger. It is better to avoid a clogged drain altogether to save you time and money in the long term.

Pipe repairs and replacements

If a drain is thoroughly blocked, replacement of parts may be your only solution. At that point, the expense of clearing the drain will depend on the cause. drain pipe where the roots have grown and become entrenched may have to be dug up and replaced altogether. Depending on the situation of your home, the best option might be a basement or underground drain repair. Our experts will do a thorough assessment before deciding on the best solution and if beyond repair, all replacements will be done promptly and with the least cost involved. Our philosophy is not to hard-sell our customers, but to find the most cost-efficient and effective solution.


Hydro-jet machines use a stream of high-pressure water to blow out any debris, grime, and grease. The result is a drain that is restored to like-new condition. A video camera is used to check the inside of the pipe after this service is complete. This is done to check a pipe for problems and to verify that it is fully clean. Our state-of-the-art technology will ensure your home’s drains and sewer lines are pressured-cleaned and free from grime build-up and tree root debris so they are as good as new.

Drain inspections

We use CCTV Cameras Inspection as a non-invasive method to see where exactly the problem is. Once we’ve detected the location of the drain clog, a professional plumbing tool called a drain auger, or drain snake, is used to safely and easily unclog the drain and return your peace of mind. We specialize in residential drain inspection and drain clearing in Toronto. While others focus on commercial and industrial settings, we take pride in focusing on fixing our customer’s homes and restoring your drains so you can get back to enjoying your home to its fullest.

Bad Odors

Burst pipes can lead to bad odors and this can be hazardous to your health and your loved one’s health. Bad odors indicate a burst pipe or clogged drain. This needs to be taken care of ASAP before it leads to further problems down the line and more smelly odors. When pipes burst, that is an emergency and you want to know that the people you call will get it taken care of quickly and efficiently. We have two goals, get you back up and running quickly and also make sure that you are a happy client. We do both of those things then we have done our job

What to Do If You Need Sewer Repair

We will not only repair your pipes but we will also help you to make sure it doesn’t happen again. We may upgrade your pipes to copper or stainless steel to prevent that type of incident again. We will even offer you a 20-year warranty on your new pipe. We also give you up-front pricing so there is no surprise to you the customer. Stop now and call WaterWorks Plumbing & Drains at 647-692-2511 for fast, reliable, and efficient burst pipe repair in Toronto from one of our Toronto plumbers so you can get back to your routine with the least disruption possible.

Call for Rapid Response 24/7 Live Answer

Same price during or after business hours, weekday or weekends.

That's right - We don’t charge extra for “after hours” work. Count on us for standard rates no matter when you schedule our service.
Need a Toronto plumber?


    Related Posts

    Call Now Button