It doesn’t matter whether drain problems occur in a commercial setting or in your own home, they can be majorly inconvenient and affect your normal activities significantly. Drains just aren’t given the level of recognition they deserve given the vital role that they perform in any type of building. In fact, they barely get noticed at all until something goes wrong. But things can and do go wrong with drain lines and while a call to a drain repair service may sometimes be unavoidable, being aware of the most common causes of these problems can often help you to avoid a repeat episode in the future. We’ve been operating in Mississauga and Etobicoke for many years now and below we’ve listed some of the most common reasons why the need for drain repair arises in our experience.
Issues that Could Cause You to Need the Assistance of a Drain Repair Team
Many homeowners will try to remedy a dysfunctional drain on their own in the belief that drains are simple systems and that they can save themselves some money by handling the drain repair on their own. However, often they make it worse and at best only treat the symptom rather than resolve the underlying issue. Save yourself the bother and call a professional in straight away, as one of the following issues could be to blame:
- Foreign Object or Debris Causing a Blockage – This is by far the most common reason why our drain repair contractors get called out to homes and commercial premises in Mississauga and Etobicoke and just by being a little bit more prudent about what you allow to go down the drains in your building, you might be able to prevent the need for drain repair in the future. You’ll often notice that water starts to drain slower before the drains stops functioning altogether as the debris accumulates in the pipe.
- Broken or Damaged Pipe – Every building contains a vast network of pipes that transport water and waste products in and out of the property. These pipes, just like anything else, can develop faults over time and it’s not overly unusual for a collapsed pipe to be the cause of a blocked drain. After the pipe collapses, water can no longer flow freely through the network and so it backs up. You’ll need the help of a drain repair expert to get it up and running again.
- Poor Installation – If a pipe was swapped out or a new drain was installed and certain minimum standards were not met, this can lead to problems further down the line. Pipes and drains that are not properly aligned, not fastened into place securely or that are just the wrong type, may make it difficult for water to drain effectively or may collapse altogether. Either way, poor installation can lead to the need for drain repair. So the next time you think about doing some DIY work on your plumbing system or hiring an under qualified “handyman” to do the work, you should think twice.
Flash floods can also cause problems that lead to the need for drain repair, as leaves and dirt may be funnelled into outside drains and cause blockages. If you’re experiencing a problem with your drains and need our help, get in touch today on 647-339-3121. We also handle new construction plumbing work, backwater valve installation and plumbing retrofit work.