Your Lower Mainland Drain Experts
Your Lower Mainland Drain Experts
Your Local Drain Experts
Oftentimes, homeowners only recognize the need for drain services when a problem becomes evident in their homes. The efficiency of your home’s plumbing system depends on well-functioning drains to move wastewater and sewage effectively. Even a minor clogged drain can escalate to a significant problem.
At High Mark, our seasoned service experts are fully equipped with robust technology and expertise to ensure your home’s drains function optimally. We prioritize restoring your drains to function effectively. Book with us to address your drainage concerns and safeguard your home’s plumbing integrity. We’re here for you 24/7 to offer you peace of mind.
Recognizing the early signs of a drain problem can be the key to preventing expensive repairs down the road. If you’re experiencing any of the issues below, they are clear indicators of potential blockages or underlying problems. Some of these signs include:
Slow draining sinks, tubs, and other plumbing fixtures are more than just a minor inconvenience, it may be a warning sign of deeper drainage problems within your plumbing system.
As organic food matter, soap scum, hair, grease, other residues accumulate in your pipes, the drain becomes more sluggish and restricts flow. High Mark’s service experts will address your slow drainage head-on to ensure your pipes are flowing effectively.
Stagnant water in your plumbing fixtures will not only disrupt your daily routine but can also pose potential health hazards. Standing water can breed bacteria, cause mold or mildew, emit foul odours, and can even cause damage to your home.
We will find solutions to even the most stubborn blockages in order to restore proper water flow to your home. Don’t let stagnant water jeopardize the functionality and your well-being.
When regular drain cleaning maintenance at home fails on you frequently, it can be a nuisance and put a dent in your wallet. Frequent clogs are a clear indicator that there is a clog deep within your plumbing system. After trying several techniques to resolve your drain problem and you are still experiencing frequent clogs, it’s recommended to contact your local plumbing company for assistance.
It can be frustrating when there are drain issues, especially when you may only have one toilet or one kitchen sink. With our dedicated drain cleaning service, you’re not just getting a quick fix, but a thoughtful, effective solution that your pipes need.
Whether it’s a minor hiccup or a more daunting blockage, our expert plumbers are committed to restoring ease and flow to your drains. We’re here to support you and offer you upfront pricing every step of the way. Avoid potential devastating water damage in your home by having our service expert examine why your plumbing is backed-up.
Frequently, we receive complaints from customers regarding a foul odour emanating from their shower drain caused by sewer gas. This unpleasant smell could be due to a range of issues, such as a partially blocked drain or a more severe problem within your plumbing system. When the basin beneath your shower lacks enough water, it creates a dry P-trap, allowing sewer smells to infiltrate your living space.
If you decide to tackle the clog yourself with a plunger, make sure you use the right kind. Sink plungers are flatter than toilet plungers. Often, they are red and toilet plungers are black. When you plunge, be ready to handle the overflows in the tub and sink.
When your utility bills are withdrawn from your account, you will notice that when your monthly costs are consistent or if there is a spike in your expenses. If you are noticing an increased water bill without explanation, this may be an indication of a plumbing problem in your home.
If you suspect that your primary drain is obstructed, watch out for these signals. Firstly, when you flush the toilet, you may notice water bubbling up into your shower or bathtub drain.
Secondly, your shower or toilet could overflow with water when you run the washing machine.
Lastly, when you use the bathroom sink, you might observe that the water in your toilet rises or bubbles up. These symptoms are significant red flags and should be addressed promptly to avoid exacerbating the issue.
One aspect of drain problems that homeowners tend to overlook is pest issues. Insect infestations such as flies or cockroaches near the drains can happen when there is standing water and bad odours emitted from the pipes.
Cracks in your foundation or walls can also be the perfect doorway for pests to enter your home.
We understand that drain problems can occur at any time of the day. Not only does a problem with your drains cause an interruption to your day-to-day life, it can pose a potential health risk to you and your family. At High Mark, one of the most common calls we receive is about drain problems. There are some ways you can help prevent drain clogs from occurring:
Using a mesh strainer is one of the most simple yet effective ways to prevent hair, food waste, and other debris from going down the drain. Our service experts highly recommend mesh strainers in your sinks, tubs, and showers to reduce the risk of clogs.
It is critical to maintain healthy pipes in your home by properly disposing thick substances. When grease, fat, and oils are poured down your drains, it can lead to significant blockage as it solidifies over time. In order to avoid this from happening, collect them in a glass jar once cooled and dispose of it in the trash.
Although food scraps seem like small particles that can flow down the drain effortlessly, this is not the case. Over time, as food scraps accumulate in the pipes, it can lead to blocked drains. By correctly using a garburator or a compost bin, you will eliminate bad odours and constant clogs from occurring.
The primary cause of clogged kitchen sinks is often the disposal of improper use of garburators. Maintaining proper kitchen waste disposal practices is crucial to prevent the accumulation of debris and blockages in your pipes. You will also find your garburator blades to dull or malfunction less frequently.
When using your garburator, remember to run cold water with the food particles. Additionally, it is important to avoid putting starchy foods, fibrous foods, seeds, and other hard organic material down your garburator.
Regularly running hot water down your sink drain is a fantastic way to proactively dislodge food particles. As the heat breaks down grease, fats, and oils, you can prevent solidification which is often the culprit of clogged drains.
Lastly, avoid using heavy, toxic chemicals that may compromise your plumbing systems. It may seem like a quick fix but they often do more harm than good. Additionally, toxic chemicals can negatively impact the environment and your health. We highly suggest you opt for natural cleaners and other household products such as baking soda, vinegar, and natural enzymatic drain cleaners for the lasting integrity of your pipes.
High Mark has been helping customers with drain cleaning services for nearly 20 years. Knowing that drain cleaning may be necessary at odd hours, our service experts are ready to step in, no matter the hour. That’s why since the beginning, we have been offering a full range of Drain Cleaning services with 24-hour round-the-clock availability.
You can count on our seasoned professional to promptly and efficiently restore your drains back to normalcy. You can depend on High Mark to provide swift, seamless resolution to your drain concerns with our emergency drain services.
Most definitely! We have fully certified technicians who are insured. At High Mark we have WCB coverage, liability insurance, and registered with technical safety for gas license. Our journeymen and apprentices are registered through the province.
Although there are companies out there that charge hourly, at High Mark we have a task-based rating system. This means that you will NOT be charged hourly. You will be provided with options and upfront cost of service which you will decide and approve BEFORE our technician proceeds with the work.
Typically it is recommended to have your drains serviced or inspected by a licensed professional at least once a year. However, if you notice warning signs that indicate there’s a drain problem, you may require service more frequently.
There are several ways you can try to unclog your drain. One of the biggest recommendations is to steer clear from store-bought drain cleaners like Drano as they can potentially damage your drains and can harm the environment.
Some suggestions include:
You can find more in-depth tips in our blog post “The Key to Effective DIY Drain Maintenance“.
When you have tried all the possible ways to clear a drain, it may be time to call a licensed service expert for help. Here are some other signs to look out for:
Absolutely! At High Mark, we have the 5-Star Service Plumbing Service Partner Plan which offers several benefits including FREE roll-out fees, exclusive member discounts, FREE annual plumbing inspection, priority service, and more!
You sure can! At High Mark, we offer plumbing financing through FinanceIt. When you visit our Financing Page, you will learn more about how to set up your payment plan and more!
Do you have drain service questions that were not addressed in our FAQ section? We’re more than happy to help!