San-Del Plumbing | Drain Services

Drain Cleaning and Plumbing Services

Do you have a blocked drain, toilet, shower, bathtub, or sink? This is not only frustrating but can potentially lead to flooding if you don't address it adequately. San-Del is your trusted plumber in Maple, Ontario and other cities in the Greater Toronto Area, including Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton, North York and the City of Toronto. 

 

If you're looking for clogged drain repair near you, look no further than San-Del Plumbing. Our plumbers use innovative video technology to identify where the clog is so we can address it most quickly and efficiently as possible. Our goal is to get you back to your everyday activities - with access to your sinks and toilets. 

Clogged Main Drain

  • Water coming up from your bathtub or shower 

  • Water coming up from the floor drain 

  • Foul smell in the basement 

  • Toilet or fixtures in the basement don't drain (this may indicate a blocked main drain)

What can cause my drain to be clocked?

  • A buildup of hair, debris, or food that needs to be snaked out

  • Roots have infiltrated the pipes

  • Cast iron pipes may have started corroding 

  • Pipes have shifted irregularly within the ground

  • Grease has built-up in the pipes

What are everyday items that may be harmful to rinse down your sink drain?

There are several items that we recommend not rinsing down your sink drain. These are a few: 

 

  • Coffee grounds - a common cause of clogged pipes 

  • Oils and fats - these will create massive blockages and oily backups. Empty grease and oils into an old can. These should NEVER be washed down your sink. 

  • Paint - this won't hurt your pipes, but it is a public health hazard once they seep into public water supplies

  • Flour - Water and flour makes a sticky, gloppy mess. It's no wonder that it clogs your drain

Why does my drain smell bad?

  • If your sink is irregularly used, you may have a dry P-Trap 

  • You may be having issues within your sewer line 

  • Pipes are improperly ventilated. If there is debris, nests, or snow covering your external pipes, the sewer gases may run back into your home.

Clogged Toilet

How do you know if your drains are blocked?

How do you know when you have a clogged toilet?

A clogged toilet is commonly caused by (but not limited to) something being stuck inside the trap way of the toilet, such as toiletry caps, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, toothbrushes, etc. The indicators below will determine if your toilet is clogged:

 

  • Toilet water rises and overflows

  • Toilet doesn't flush or flushes snow

  • Toilet bubbles or gurgles when flushed

How can the problem be fixed?

We use advanced drain cleaning equipment and innovative video inspection to determine and repair the source of the problem quickly. Depending on the condition of your toilets, sinks and drains, we may have to use different techniques to complete our job effectively. This is why San-Del Plumbing only hires the most highly-trained and professional plumbing technicians to join our team. 

 

Our workmanship is guaranteed with everything that we do. We can get your drains working at optimal capacity.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when to call a professional?

It can be challenging to determine when you can fix something yourself or whether you need an expert to step in and assist. Of course, when you have a flood or if a pipe bursts, you know what to do. But, what about the more subtle concerns, such as wet spots or low water pressure? 

 

There are some plumbing rules of thumb that we recommend getting a professional in to assess. These may seem like minor issues; however, they can lead to an emergency if they aren't addressed on time. 

 

  • Low water pressure - if the water pressure in your shower or faucets has been reduced due to a buildup of mineral deposits, this may require assistance from a professional. Try cleaning the shower head and faucet aerator with white vinegar to achieve an even flow of water. If this does not fix the problem, there may be something more serious going on with your pipes. It's best to book a plumber right away to get this looked at. 

  • Slow draining - If your tub or sink suddenly starts draining slowly, do NOT go and buy a drain cleaner from the store. These products contain harsh, corrosive chemicals that will actually damage your pipes. For plumbers, these products are frustrating and do much more harm than good. Flush the drain with hot water and use a plunger to try to dislodge the clog. If you don't see an improvement, call San-Del Plumbing to address the situation. 

Frozen pipes - With cold Canadian climates, this may happen more frequently than we would like to admit. If it's freezing outside and you have no running water, your pipes may be frozen. Immediately call a plumber to assist in this situation. Attempting to thaw the pipes yourself may cause drain pipes to split or water pipes to burst.

How do I keep my pipes from freezing?

  • Close your garage door. Especially if you have water lines running throughout or around your garage 

  • Open your kitchen cabinets to allow for an open flow of warm air

  • Keep the doors inside your house open for airflow 

  • Keep the temperature in your home consistent during the daytime and nighttime

"I had an issue with a backed-up kitchen sink over the holidays. I called around to a few companies but no one would come out. On a whim, I found San-Del. They came out on NYE and I am forever grateful. CALL THEM NOW. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED."

 

- Marcus Fitzgerald

 

"Positive: Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Very happy with the service they provided. Located the leaky pipe I had in my ceiling quickly and fixed it with ease. I'll definitely use them again for future plumbing issues."

 

- Doug Newton 

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