Sewer backup means not only sewer repair inconvenience but a big time sewer line replacement bill for sewer lateral line repair. Finding standing water in your basement or mud mess in your backyard is one of the first signs that something is possibly wrong with your sewer system.

Sewer and drain repair

Your pipes are representing a crucial aspect of your entire sewer system. They are responsible for the removal of the wastewater from your household. When they are professionally installed, they will serve you many years. But problems develop over time, whether because of the amount of wear and tear that they carry on over time; or because of imperfect installation or also unintentional damage. 

All of the pipes in your home are connected to the main sewer line. Any inappropriate use of these pipes, and also many other outside factors, can affect the main sewer line and cause sewer backup. In time, the main sewer line will become clogged to the point for serious repair and even replacement.

So, when it comes to the effectiveness of your pipes, you have to make sure that you rely on an experienced service source.

Here at Draintony, we use an amount of techniques for easy and less-invasive pipe inspecting and sewer line repair in Toronto. Furthermore, we are using a sewer camera inspection to examine the issues in the sewer without tearing up your yard first. Whether you need a complete sewer line repair or replacement, we are contractor that will get the job done in the correct way. Starting with the free estimate what the job will require, and then obtain the required permit for larger projects which require them; and always in constant communication with the homeowners from project start until finish. 

When replacing your sewer line most likely you will have to get a permit from your city. Even though it will increase the cost, this will also ensure that everything is up to regulations. But in situations when the part that needs repair or replacement is on the city’s property, like on the street; the city is responsible for the repair and replacement not you. So, you must always check to see about the permits.

And, if you are building a new home, you should ask in advance where the main sewer line is located; in case it needs repairs in the future.

Warning signs that you might have a sewer line backup

Recognizing the warning signs of possible sewer line clog can help you prevent any major repair and replacement.

A sewer line backup is generally caused by a clog. However, usually you will not detect standing water in your basement.

In fact, most clogged sewer lines do not present clear symptoms for weeks or even months; until the clog has become so bad that pipes actually stop functioning properly. However, if you notice that all of the pipes in your home all together experiencing a slowdown, it is not something a plunger can repair – you may then need a repair.

Moreover, it is important to make sure that you will take care of any issues as soon as they occur so that any damage is minimized. But how will you know that your sewer needs repair? A major clog or leak will have your system tied in knots in no time. However there are some other slight signs to look out for as well.
For instance, if you discover that you have a repeated standing water in the shower even though you are professionally cleaning; then there is something wrong with the wear pipe itself. Repairs can be even slighter; like finding water stains underneath your sink or on the ceiling beneath your upstairs bathroom. 

Sewer lines are located underground, so it can be very difficult to identify if they are broken and in a need for repair.

Signs that your sewer pipes are out of order:

Gurgling noises coming for your toilet.

Hearing sounds that are coming out of places that they must not come from undeniably indicates a problem in the sewer system. Also, when you hear sounds similar to gurgling when you flush, there is definitely a main sewer line blockage. The tree roots present in your sewer line are causing the blockage.

When you have a huge tree near your main sewerage line, there is a high chance that the roots are causing the problem.

This usually happens when you have an old plumbing system. If your sewer is built of concrete or clay, the connection between the pipe sections is not firm as PVC pipes. The roots will go inside the pipe through the pipe joints. This will sooner or later block the line, break or clog the line. So, to preserve an efficient sewer system, you will have to make sure that professional sewer repair contractor will inspect the sewer line and establish whether or not you need an upgrade.

Lack of water in your toilet.

Sewer pipes hardly ever become completely blocked all at once.

Typically the clog develops slowly, so the pipes begin to empty slower until they fail to do it. In many extreme cases, the pipes don’t just slow, but also reverse and the sewage comes back up into your home.

Strange reactions when you use plumbing fixtures.

Furthermore, the next thing to look for when you believe that a sewer line is clogged is any sudden or strange reactions when using plumbing fixtures. For example, when flushing the toilet water is backing up from your shower or tub. Or toilet water begins to rise.

When this happens, run the water into the sink that is nearby the toilet for a minute; and if the water continues to rise, then it is not a coincidence; or if you run the washing machine and the laundry room sink backs up or the toilet overflows, it is a clear sign that there is an obstacle somewhere in the pipes.

Sewer odor in your basement or yard.

Sewer odors are similar to smell of rotten eggs, burning sulfur or even rat smell. The odor comes from sewer gases backing up in your pipes and somehow leak back into the home. Sewer gasses in the home can be very dangerous. Weather it is a sharp smell in one place or a general smell all through your home; you possibly have a problem in your sewer line. Moreover, the pipes are intended for stopping the sewer gasses from returning to your property. So, if you notice a stinking odor, without delay call Draintony. 

Sudden changes in your water bill.

When monthly water bills are going up despite that your water usage is staying the same; it may be a sign of a leak happening somewhere in your home. If it is not your sewer line, it can be your main water line. Check that right away.

Need to plunge repeatedly

When you experience more toilet clogs than before; then the real problem might be in your sewer line system. And when the same goes for your kitchen sink to; either running slowly or clogging more often than it used to, then you have more than one slow pipe in your house. This is the best sign that the source of the problem is a clogged sewer.

Sewer clean-out is backed up

The sewer clean-out is a pipe which allows access to the sewer line. It is usually a PVC pipe with a rubber or a plastic cap but it also can be made of other materials.

When removing the cap, the pipe will spill over or show signs that the sewage is filling up the pipe. Homes that are built earlier then 1978 may not have a sewer clean-out.

Repeated backups in your drains

If you have a pipe that constantly clogs, especially in the lowest level of your property; it might come from an obstruction in your sewer pipe.

Flooded yard

Another issue to watch for is suddenly damp and soft ground in your backyard; particularly if it is not raining. This is a definite sign that there is a leak in the sewer line; and sewer line repair is then necessary. The sewer line normally extends from your home, all the way through your front lawn into the city’s sewage system. If you have a break in your sewer line, you will see change on your lawn; for instance you may find a wet area of grass when it has not rained recently.

Flushing Debris down the Toilet

Treating your toilet as a garbage can, will surely cause sewer line issues. It’s very important to know what you can and cannot flush down your toilet. Make sure that only human waste and toilet paper goes down.

When pouring Grease down the Drain

Sewer and drain repair,sewer line replacement Grease, oil and fats are all some of the biggest culprits when it comes to clogging lines. It’s NEVER a good idea to pour oil, grease or any other fats. Running hot water when pouring grease down will not help wash it away. 

When the grease cools off, it will become firm and it will stick to your pipes. This will lead to sewer line clogs. If you do not want to face this kind of problems, you should educate yourself.

Severe Pipe Damage

When the sewer pipes are broken, the sewage will not be able to appropriately drain through the system. This will lead to instant and repeated backups. The common causes of the sewer pipe damage consist of sewer pipe break due to changing soil, increased traffic or perhaps use of heavy construction equipment above ground. Also older pipe corrosion which will cause the pipe to break. Furthermore, leaking joints where the seals among sections of pipe have broken, so the water and sewage can escape.

A Sagging Sewer Line

This is not controllable, sagging sewer lines are happening over time. This occurs when a section of the pipe has sunk due to ground or the soil condition. The low spot in the line will start to collect waste and paper which will eventually result in repeat blockages.


When the problem goes further than the pipes inside your house, it is time to evaluate the sewer lines. Our technicians use a sewer camera inspection, to see exactly what is happening within a sewer line. This will help us in finding out what kind of sewer line repair we will need to make.

  • Conventional Sewer Line Replacement

The standard method of sewer line replacement in the past includes digging down to the sewer lines; then cutting out broken or torn lengths of pipe and at the end replacing them. Conventional sewer line replacement in most cases requires removing the existing concrete; and also excavating the yard. Nowadays, there are many new options available.

  • Sewer Line Snaking

Popular option for small to medium-size clogs is snaking. Here we use a long, flexible metal line to break up any debris or objects clogging pipes.

  •  Backwater valve

Install a backwater valve to protect your home from Sewer Backup. Please note that the installation of a backwater valve may also require installation of Sump Pump as well. 

  • Camera Inspection

With camera inspection, you will be able to observe where the problem lies; which leads to less expensive and fast repairs.

Sewer and drain repair,sewer line replacement The images captured by the camera are transmitted to a device that is operated by the camera technician.

These same images are recorded for further analysis; so the proper repairs can be well planned and then implemented.

In some cases when a sewer line must be replaced or repaired, there is more than one option to choose from.

Here it’s worth that we mention CCTV drain camera inspection and underground locating.

This advanced CCTV camera technology provides online pipe and cable locating with an efficient way to identify nearly any issue with the underground pipes and also help customers save money and time. 


  • Trenchless Sewer Repair in Toronto

Trenchless sewer repair is widespread method of sewer line repair.

Dealing with waste water back up or a sewer line problem is never convenient. Our job is to make sure that your sewer and main water line are running and in best possible working order.

Basically, trenchless sewer line repair means we will not have to dig up your lawn. Moreover, we will restore sewer pipes and water lines without tearing up your property. We use highly developed techniques to make sure that your yard will stay same while we restore your pipes.

Trenchless repairs engage creating small access holes where the damaged pipe starts and ends. Then, through the existing pipe, new pipe is pulled. This will burst the old pipe in pieces (Pipe burst technology), and at the same time laying new pipe.  

Trenchless repairs will cause less damage to your yard and driveway than the traditional repair method.

The cost and the inconvenience of repairing sewer pipes that are located underground must not be underestimated. Eventually you will experience problems due to cracked, broken or corroded pipes. Many homes may even need to replace the pipes entirely. So, if you are in front of these problems, call Draintony for sewer repair in Toronto immediately. We will offer sewer line repair solution and restore your property in no time.

A few benefits of trenchless sewer line repair in Toronto:

  • Repairs usually take less than traditional sewer repair by trench.
  • Less-intrusive technique which is better than the traditional methods.
  • Method that keeps your lawn and landscaping.
  • Efficient services that will save you money and time.
  • Our repairs assemble industry standards and they are permanent.


When you notice that your sewer line is slightly leaking or you suspect that a blockage is starting to form, do not wait to call. Your sewer line is extremely important, because it keeps your entire plumbing system running well day after day. So, when a sewer repair is required, every second counts. Moreover, when your sewer line needs replacement or big-time repair in Toronto, it can mean days or weeks for the work to be done. Always the tiny repairs and custom maintenance are less expensive and less disturbing.

No matter what option you finally choose, the work needs to be completed by an experienced and licensed professional sewer line contractor. At Draintony, we are serving the Toronto & GTA with best sewer repair services, and we consider our technicians the finest in the business. If you’re having a sewer issue, we guarantee that we can diagnose and fix it.

So if you think that your sewer line system is not working properly, Call us now at 416-938-5102 or Contact us for a repair. Don’t let your sewer system go into complete disorder. 

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