We’ve all experienced a slow or clogged sink drain, standing in water while we shower or the frustration of having to plunge the toilet. Of course, these are never pleasant situations and they typically occur at the most inopportune times. While these may be isolated occurrences, often they are symptomatic of more serious problems with your plumbing system.

Water back-ups aren’t the only conditions that can alert you to trouble. Residue build-up from contaminants in your water can collect along the pipe walls and decrease the size of the drain. Over time, water flow becomes restricted, debris and waste become stuck and you’ve got a mess. Warning signs in addition to slow-draining sinks include foul odours from drains, toilets that require plunging often plus standing water in bathtubs or showers. Delivering immediate, professional service 24-hours a day, the experts at Aquamaster Drain, Plumbing & Waterproofing, Inc. are always on call and ready to help with drain cleaning and drain repair services.

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Kitchen drains become blocked from build-up of grease, soaps and detergents. A special sink drain cleaning machine cuts through the clog to remove debris. Hair, toothpaste and soap typically cause washroom sink obstructions and can also be cleared by a machine with a cutting tool. Shower and bathtub drains are also susceptible to soap and hair build-up in both the trap and drainpipe. A shower drain cleaning tool can open up the problem area so it’s running like new. Toilet drains require a snake to maneuver through twists and turns. A spinning cable with spring-loaded blades on the tip is machine-fed into the drain, cuts through the debris and thoroughly cleans the pipe for full drainage. Floor drains in basements, laundry rooms or garages can become filled with dirt and debris and also cleaned with a snake for optimum drainage.


When it is apparent the obstruction goes below the surface level, it’s time to bring in the specialized equipment. Drain and sewer snakes can provide some clog relief by puncturing through the obstruction and allowing water to drain again. However, snakes won’t remove build-up along the walls and you’ll likely have future problems. High-pressure water jetting can handle both the clog and build-up for long-term results. A blast of high-pressure water through a specialized nozzle can remove grease, dirt, oil and sediment and return your pipes to their original size.


When restoring the flow in drains doesn’t fix the problem, there may be more extensive issues buried underground. By utilizing a camera-tipped cable to wind through the maze of drain pipes, an expert can see precisely what is causing your problems. Some issues our professionals look for are: corroded or cracked pipes, bursts or collapses, Orangeburg or cast iron pipes, tree roots or pinhole leaks. Once the true nature of the problem has been discovered, it is possible to restore full service by using a combination drain snake and high water pressure jetting. This helps break down tree roots, pipe wall build-up or other hidden blockages. Unfortunately, issues such as rust, bursts, collapses or pinhole leaks can’t be rectified with a simple drain cleaning. These will require more significant repair work. Luckily, Aquamaster Drain, Plumbing & Waterproofing, Inc. has the experience needed to handle even the most complex jobs. A number of trenchless options are available for sewer repair or excavation as a last resort.