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No More Clogged Pipes: Drain Cleaning in the Edmonton Area

Clogged pipes are more than just a minor annoyance. A blocked or slow drain can lead to premature pipe wear, cracks, leaks, mould problems and various other issues. At Modern Air & Water, our experienced plumbers use specialized equipment and video technology to quickly and effectively clear out drains.

Do you have a clogged drain at your home or business? Let our qualified plumbers take care of it. Contact us to schedule a service call or for emergency plumbing services.

What are the signs your drains need to be cleaned?

Here are some of the most common indications of drain problems:

  • Slow drainage
    If water is puddling up in your sink or bathtub, this is a clear sign that your pipes are blocked and require cleaning.
  • Water backup
    If water backs up in your sink or tub, you likely have a major clog on your hands. It’s important to deal with water backup immediately, as it’s highly unsanitary.
  • Foul smells
    If there’s an unpleasant stench emanating from one or more of your drains, it’s probably home to a nasty clog.
  • Toilet overflow
    If your toilets back up frequently, or if they don’t flush properly, this is an indication of a blockage in the drain line.


What Causes Drain Clogs?

Here are some of the main causes of blockages:

  • Hair
    Hair is the most common culprit of bathroom sink or shower drain clogs.
  • Cooking liquids
    When poured down the kitchen sink, oil, fat and grease can congeal, resulting in a slow-moving or clogged drain.
  • Wet wipes
    Even when marketed as “flushable,” wet wipes don’t break down when they’re flushed and are a leading cause of drain clogs.
  • Tree roots
    As living things, tree roots seek out moisture. They can infiltrate even the tiniest crack in a water or sewer main and create major blockages.

Other causes of clogged drains can include pipe scale, soap scum and food chunks.

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  • $185call-out fee includes 1st hour of service
  • $109.99/hrMon-Fri 8am-4pm
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What Does A Professional Drain Cleaning Involve?

The plumbers at Modern Air & Water have specialty equipment that allows them to break up the most tenacious of clogs and perform a thorough drain cleaning. Here are some of the items in our toolkit:

  • Drain snakes can remove the toughest clogs. These devices consist of a long, flexible coil that essentially drills through blockages. Motorized drain snakes are even more powerful and can travel through over a hundred feet of pipe.
  • Hydro-jetters blast high-pressure water through the drain pipe, removing clogs and eliminating grease, soap scum, pipe scale and anything else that adheres to the inner walls of the piping.
  • Advanced video technology is used to inspect drains and pipes in order to identify the source of blockages.

The Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning

Here are some advantages to having your drains cleaned on a regular basis:

  • Faster drainage
    Slow drains are a nuisance and can even be unsanitary if they result in water backup. If you’re tired of dealing with drainage issues, a plumber can resolve the problem once and for all.
  • Increased pipe longevity
    Pipes that are periodically cleaned are less prone to corrosion, cracking and other issues that cause premature wear and compromise structural integrity.
  • Long-term savings
    A clogged pipe is prone to crack, putting your home at risk of a major water leak or extensive pipe replacement.
  • Cleaner air
    If neglected, pipes can become breeding grounds for harmful bacteria and mould. A professional drain cleaning will flush out these pathogens, eliminating foul odours and improving indoor air quality.


Avoid Using Chemical Drain Cleaners

Frequently, homeowners are tempted to use chemical drain cleaners as a quick fix for a clog. This is inadvisable. While these products may resolve the blockage, they have a corrosive effect on pipes and can cause long-term damage. In addition, they generate unhealthy fumes and are harmful to the environment.


In short, if you can’t unclog your drain with gentle cleaning solution, a sink plunger or another safe method, never resort to harsh chemicals: allow a professional to clear the blockage or perform a full drain cleaning.


Book a Service Call for Drain Cleaning Today!

Count on the plumbers at Modern Air & Water to fix your clogged drain or any other plumbing issues. We offer comprehensive plumbing services, including emergency plumbing, in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a service call or to request a quote.



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