Drain Backup


When your sewer line fails, it can cause quite a lot of hassle including a main drain backup. Apart from the smell that usually accompanies a failed sewer line, there’s the fact that it causes inconvenience of massive proportions: all waste-water operations must stop right away to avoid further damage, including the use of bathtubs, sinks, toilets and showers.


Then there’s also the impact such extensive repairs can have on your bank balance. Plumbing contractors will typically provide an estimate which includes:


  • The cost of the drain dig using earth moving equipment;
  • The cost of the actual pipe replacements.


In most cases, it is possible to do a trenchless drain repair, which is faster than a traditional drain dig, and causes no damage to the landscape of hardscape. When it is not possible to use earth moving equipment, a team of workmen will have to manually dig the trench. Of course, you may do your own drain digs if you are up to the task. You could even do the entire line replacement, but do note the safety and skill considerations. 


Open trenches do pose hazards to children and pets, and every year, several trained workers die when trench walls collapse around them. That’s why professional drain digs teams use trench shields. While digging trenches, there are roots to cut through. It takes the average, moderately fit homeowner approximately a weekend of long workdays to dig a standard trench, provided there’s no densely packed soil or clay, or many large roots or even frozen ground deep down. 


Once the trench is dug, you have to find the sewer line and implement the appropriate fix. All of this can be cumbersome when you are unable to use water in your home. For that reason, most people opt to hire professional plumbers to perform drain digs instead when a main drain backup happens.


Drain Digs by Hoerner


Hoerner Heating & Plumbing contractors use high-tech equipment to locate sewer lines and utility lines. They can perform fast, professional drain digs in a fraction of the time it would take to dig it by hand. They also have spares and equipment to quickly repair the problem. 


The company has been in operation for 30 years, and the technicians know the area like the palms of their hands. That, and their six pledges are part of what contributed to the many five-star reviews the company has online.


Call Hoerner Heating & Plumbing for all your drain dig needs in Toronto. 



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