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Sewer Drain Cleaning Calgary

Sewer Drain Cleaning

We repair, clean and service any kind of sewer and drain systems in Calgary . If your sewer or drain system is leaking, doesn’t flush properly or you have any other problems, simply call our toll-free number and we will take care of rest, returning your sewer and drain system to perfect working order. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to schedule an appointment for your Calgary  sewer and drain repair or cleaning. We will certainly work with your busy schedule to set up your Calgary  sewer or drain line repair appointment. For a convenient Calgary sewer or drain repair appointment, call us at our toll-free line: (403) 520-2040

If you prefer, you can email us for a sewer or drain repair appointment. In the email, please include your name, zip code, phone number and a brief description of the sewer or drain problem. As soon as we receive the email, we will contact you, so that we can schedule your Calgary area sewer or drain repair appointment.

Our sewer and drains repair service areas include all of Calgary city areas.

The information below will help you learn more about your sewer and drain systems. This information will also help you use your sewer and drain systems in the most effective and efficient ways. This way you will be able to save on utility bills. In addition, the life of your sewer and drain systems will be extended.

WARNING: Do not take chances with your safety. The following information is strictly for educational purpose. We strongly suggest that you do not get involved with any sewer or drains cleaning, service or repairs on your own. All sewer and drain-related repairs require professional training and experience with water, gas or electric systems and can be very dangerous if you don’t have the appropriate training. For professional sewer and drain repair help call us 24/7 at: (403) 520-2040


Te main line is the passageway for the waste that comes from the toilet and from all of the sink and tub traps. The line leads outside the house to the sanitary sewer or septic system. This text tells you how to clear a clog in that main line, which is also, called the sewer line. Makes sense, right? When the Clog is Beyond the Fixture Sometimes, the clogs are so far from the toilet or sink drain that you can’t reach it with a snake. If you’ve fed the snake through the toilet or sink drain to its full length and still haven’t reached the clog, your last resort before calling in the pros is to feed the snake through the main clean-out in the sewer line that leads out of your house.
Removing the clean-out plug The sewer clean-out is a fitting with a removable plug. It’s usually located at the base of the main soil pipe (a large diameter cast iron, copper, or plastic pipe) where it enters the floor of the basement or takes a 90 degree turn to pass through the foundation wall. The clean-out may also be located in the basement floor. To keep the waste inside the pipe, this fitting has a removable plug that’s screwed into the clean-out fitting. Plastic clean-out plugs usually come out easily, but removing a clean-out plug from a cast iron plumbing systems can be a challenge.

Opening Clogged Drains with Friendly Persuasion In order to remove the clean-out plug, gather up the following tools:

  • Large pipe wrench
  • Small can of penetrating oil, such as Liquid Wrench or WD-40
  • Hammer
  • Cold chisel (a thick, short hexagonal, steel bar tool)
  • Bucket
  • Pair of work gloves
  • Goggles or safety glasses
  • After you assemble your tools, follow these steps
  • Locate the clean-out plug.
  • Look for a round plug with a square lug on it
  • With your work gloves on, try to open the clean-out plug with a pipe wrench.
  • Place the wrench in the square tab located in the center of the clean-out plug and turn it in a counterclockwise direction.
  • If using a pipe wrench doesn’t work, apply oil to the joint between the soil pipe and plug.
  • Allow the oil to work its way into the joint for 10 or 15 minutes, and then give the pipe wrench another try. This usually loosens a brass plug.
  • If the plug isn’t brass, it probably has rusted into place in order to get it open, you have to break it into pieces. This is a standard practice with plumbers, but may seem a bit extreme for you to tackle. If you’re not comfortable with this, call a professional plumber.

To break up the clean-out plug, follow these steps:

  1. Purchase a new plastic plug so that you can close up the opening after you break up the old plug
  2. Put your safety glasses on
  3. Use a hammer and cold chisel to break the plug.

Place the point of the chisel on the outer edge of the clean-out plug and pound the chisel in a counterclockwise direction. This usually loosens the plug. If not, break off the square tab in the center, and then smash the plug into smaller parts with your hammer.

Keep in mind that water may be standing in the pipe, just waiting to come gushing out when you crack the plug. Use the bucket to catch any draining water.

For professional help call us 24/7 at (403) 520-2040