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For over 25 years, 1st Rooter Plumbing has been the leading plumbing service provider in Hamilton and the Golden Horseshoe region. We are known for our prompt response and effective plumbing solutions for all your concerns, including clogged drains. If you find yourself dealing with a clogged drain that needs cleaning, we’ve got you covered. Our vast experience and up-to-date equipment can isolate and handle any kind of clog in the quickest, safest, and most effective way.

How to Know if Your Drain Is Clogged

Clogged drains top the list as one of the most common plumbing problems out there. This is partly due to the fact that it can happen to any kind of drain in your home – whether it’s your kitchen sink, shower drain, toilet drain, or basement drain. 

Typically, before a drain is fully clogged, it first slows down the water flow. Most of the time, this progresses into full clogging unless it’s addressed quickly. If the water stops or backs up from the drain, it means the obstruction is fully lodged and the water has nowhere else to go.   

When Should You Call a Plumber to Fix a Clogged Drain?

The moment that you notice that water flows slowly through a drain, it’s best to call a licensed plumber. This way, you won’t be taken by surprise when the drain fully clogs and causes you a host of inconveniences such as a sewer gnat infestation from partially clogged or dirty sinks and shower drains. Please avoid harsh drain cleaners – these products can severely damage or eat up your pipes, resulting in more extensive plumbing repairs!

Our Drain Cleaning Services

Properly functioning drains are crucial to any kind of plumbing system. Over time, however, various materials such as hair, grease, soap, and other non-biodegradables can clog up your drains to a full stop. In such cases, our expert plumbers will be able to dislodge the clog and clean your drains in a safe and effective way using professional tools such as motorized drain snakes or drain augers and/or hydro-jetting machines. We can also use video inspection equipment to know exactly the type of clog we’re dealing with and where it’s located. 

This equipment combined with our refined techniques, we can clear up any kind of clog quickly and safely – whether it’s food matter, grease, plastic toys, or even tree roots in the main drain.  

Regular Drain Cleaning Regular Drain Cleaning

By regularly cleaning your drain, you can keep it hygienic, safe from clogging, and free of sewer gnats. Our experts can thoroughly clean your drains with a safe and effective method called hydro-jetting. Pressurized water is passed through the drain system, ensuring the pipes are fresh and working like new. We can also use video inspection tools to inspect the pipes and make sure that clogs are not forming anywhere else. We suggest having your drains cleaned regularly, especially if you live in an older home.

Clogged Drain Icon Slow or Clogged Sink, Floor Drain, or Toilet

These are the most common types of clogs that most of our customers experience. Food matter, hair, grease, and other solids can form stubborn clogs in these drains, leaving the connected fixture useless until the clog is cleared. These clogs can eventually cause leaks or drips in the drain pipe due to the presence of long-standing water. We are there to fix all types of clogs, whether they are small or serious. Our plumbing services also include small toilet rough-in measurements for toilet replacement services.

Slow or Clogged Basement Drain Slow or Clogged Basement Drain

The basement drain ensures that excess water does not build up in your home’s basement. When this drain is clogged, it can lead to flooding and damage to the home’s foundation. With our tools and techniques, we can quickly identify and clear up the clog in your basement drain. If you don’t have a sump pump for your basement, you should quickly seek assistance for a slow or clogged basement drain. Once the clog is removed, our experts can give you helpful tips and further steps to ensure that the clogging does not happen again.

Tree Root Invasion Tree Root Invasion

Invasive tree roots are a regular problem in Ontario. Roots can work their way into pipes and form a stubborn clog which results in slower draining. Our plumbing experts are equipped with updated tools and techniques that will allow them to quickly locate and clear up the tree roots in the pipes. Once the tree root clog is cleared, we will present you with next steps on how the problem can be avoided.

Why Choose 1st Rooter Plumbing?

Experienced Professional Plumbers

For over 25 years, we’ve been providing top-notch plumbing services to the people of Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and surrounding areas. We’ve been in business for quite some time so it’s no surprise that many of our licensed plumbing professionals have been with us for years, dealing with all kinds of plumbing issues. We’ve seen it all! Rest assured that whenever you call us for plumbing concerns such as repairs, maintenance, or installations, we will send a qualified expert with the specialized skills needed to effectively do the job.

Up-to-Date Techniques and Lasting Plumbing Solutions

Though we have been in the business for a long time, we are always looking for ways to further improve. We are always keeping an eye on up-to-date technologies and techniques that will allow us to give even more effective solutions in a faster and more efficient way. As a result, we are able to ensure customer satisfaction and foster long-term customer relationships. We are confident that whatever your plumbing needs may be, we can give you effective solutions that you will be satisfied with.

Competitive Pricing and Transparency

Along with continued improvements regarding efficiency and speed, we also maintain fair competitive prices for our customers. You can also expect full transparency from us regarding pricing – no hidden fees or surprise charges.

24/7 Availability

We understand that critical plumbing issues can happen at any time of the day or year. This is why we offer emergency services 24/7. You can relax knowing that our expert plumbers are only a call away when you need assistance. 

If you have a plumbing concern that you need help with, feel free to give us a call on our dedicated hotlines for Hamilton, Burlington, and Oakville. For non-urgent questions, you can also choose to fill out our online contact form for non-urgent questions or concerns – we look forward to being in touch with you soon!

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    There are three main tools that plumbers use for dealing with clogged drains: a drain camera, a drain snake or drain auger, and a hydro-jetting machine. The drain camera is used to swiftly locate the clog and identify it so that the right tools will be used to unclog it. The motorized drain snake or drain auger can be guided along the pipe and selectively drills away clogs. Lastly, the hydro-jetting machine is for tougher clogs that the drain snake cannot break apart. This machine uses highly-pressurized and heated streams of water to blast away the clog.

    Store-bought products are not only a health hazard because of their toxic fumes, but are also bad for your pipes. These can erode or eat away at your pipes, leaving you with more costly repairs to pay for.

    If you have a drain that’s running slowly, make sure to contact an expert plumber. Doing DIY solutions can lead to further damage in the pipes. Furthermore, drain cleaners are inefficient, harmful to the pipes, damaging to the environment, and bad for your health.

    A strange smell coming from your drain is a sign that there is a clog or partial clog in the drain. This odour is caused by bacteria feeding on stuck debris in your pipes. It could also mean your pipes have burst and there is a sewage leak – always call an emergency plumber in this case. In order to prevent sewer lines from backing up into your home is to be mindful about what you put down the drain. Avoid putting grease, food matter, hair, or feminine hygiene products down the drain or toilet.