Frequently Asked Questions

Sewer Squad Plumbing & Drain Services answers some of the most frequently asked plumbing questions. We proudly serve Ajax, ON, and throughout the Durham region. Call now for more inquiries and schedule service!

Most homeowners experience minor clogs that require no more than a plunger or simple DIY remedy. However, others help from a plumber. Hiring a plumber promises the best outcome if you have a stubborn clog or need the clog cleared as soon as possible. Plumbers typically avoid harsh chemicals, instead opting for tried-and-true tools like plungers, augers, snakes, and hydro jetters. These tools do a better job clearing out drain clogs than typical hit-or-miss remedies.
Sewer line cracks have huge implications. Common effects of a cracked sewer line include:
  • Sewage backup
  • Foul odours
  • Mould growth
  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Pest invasion
If you suspect you may have a fractured sewer line, call a plumber to scope your pipes with a sewer camera and recommend a long-term solution.
If you get a burst water line, you want it to work again as soon as possible. The market has plenty of available products such as fiberglass tape, clamps with sleeves, and epoxy putty for temporarily fixing burst pipes.
If you’ve tried to unclog your toilet with a plunger, but that doesn’t work, consider using a combo of baking soda and white vinegar. Mix half a cup of baking soda into 2 or 3 cups of warm water. Once the baking soda dissolves, pour the mixture into the toilet bowl. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, and then pour about 2 cups of vinegar into the toilet. The chemical reaction should quickly break up the clog. Alternative methods involve using:
  • Boiling water and dishwashing detergent
  • A plumbing snake or toilet auger
  • An enzyme product
If the steps above don’t work, call a plumber today!
When dealing with potential root blockage in your drain lines, it’s best to consult a professional plumber who will likely recommend a video inspection. This may sound costly, but in the long run, it will minimize the guesswork and give you peace of mind knowing the best way to remove the tree roots. Once the plumber draws up a plan, they will likely use tools such as hydro jetters and root saws to remove roots that have blocked your pipes. Regular drain cleaning can help you maintain clean drain lines and minimize the risk of further blockage.

Have questions about plumbing and drain services in Ajax, ON, or the surrounding area? Our experts at Sewer Squad Plumbing & Drain Services have answered some FAQs to help you out. Contact us online or call us at 647-492-3944 for more inquiries and to schedule service.