FAQ

How much does it cost to snake a drain?

Drain repair service rates can vary depending on several factors such as the time of day, urgency of service, type of issue, equipment required, time spent to resolve the issue, and other unique factors.  Pricing can start as low as $179.50 for our special promotional rate (restrictions apply) for a simple issue and vary from there. Due to the different variables we recommend that you call a technician directly and get an immediate quote right over the phone.

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How much does it cost to repair a drain?

To have a drain repaired a basic fee of $129.00 is charged to have a technician come out and includes 1 hour on site and travel fees to and from the destination. Material needed is additional, and will be discussed before all final services are completed.

In some cases, major repairs are needed such as repairs to the main drain and in that case a camera inspection is required through an accessible cleanout to determine the best course of action for both the homeowner and technician. A camera inspection can save a lot of stress, time and money for the homeowner and allows the technician to see exactly what is going on with zero questions or concerns.

What is an accessible cleanout?

There are different types of cleanout access points in a drainage system. This can vary depending on the age of your home and the time frame in which your plumbing system was installed but typically speaking the main clean-out is exterior of your home and is located at the exit point of the sewer. In other cases your clean-out may be located just inside the basement, flush with the concrete at the exit point of the building. Clean-outs will also exist at the bottom of each plumbing stack. Sometimes these pipes are hidden behind walls and it is important that access panels be installed to access clean-outs located before the pipe transitions below grade.

What is a backwater valve?

A backwater valve is a flood protection device that prevents City sewers from back-flowing and flooding your basement. A backwater valve can be installed at the entry point of your dwelling. To read more about how you can protect your home from flooding and to take advantage of up to $1250.00 in a  Backwater Valve City rebate click here.

How do I get $3400 worth of City of Toronto rebates?

Drain relief will make the rebate process for the City of Toronto as turn key as possible for our Customers. This includes obtaining all necessary permits, being present for inspections and insuring a pass and we’ll even go a step further and print out the application forms already filled out with all our credentials including our license information. All that you’ll have to do is mail the envelope.

Click here for more information on City Rebates.

What types of drains snakes does Drain Relief carry?

Drain relief carries a wide array of drain snaking machines to get any job done right. The k30 is the smallest machine in our fleet and the ridgid k1500 is the largest. We have pretty much every machine in between.

Are there any hidden fees?

No! At Drain Relief we believe in being as upfront and transparent about our pricing as possible. We believe that we offer great value in our services, and strive to price our projects below the industry average to save you money!

Can I get a price over the phone?

Yes! For almost any drain snaking service, we will gladly go over your issue in detail over the phone. 95% percent of the time we can provide you a price or price range.

For more serious issues or replacements, site visits are generally needed as well as camera inspections.

How do I know which drain company to choose?

With so many drain service companies serving the Greater Toronto Area, it can be overwhelming trying to decide who to trust in your home. Insure that the company you choose is licensed, and insured. Hiring unlicensed handy men or contractors may seem appealing, however in most cases they lack the proper scope of equipment and knowledge to deal with the full spectrum of drainage issues. Unlicensed work will also not be eligible for any city of Toronto rebates. Make sure you read reviews on the company and for larger projects insure that a written contract or quotation is in place to protect yourself and your home.  Every website should have the companies license number present. If they cannot provide you with their license information, steer clear!

*Our license number is present on the footer of every page of our site!