Why Summit Drain and Plumbing

We are a team of highly skilled professionals, who love what they do. Summit Drain and Plumbing is locally owned and operated. We are proud to provide exceptional service and our friendly team members are always happy to answer any questions. Contact us for a free estimate.

When homeowners in the Ottawa area need a plumber they can count on, they turn to the experts at Summit Drain. Summit Drain provides its services to Ottawa homeowners and the surrounding areas. Our dedicated and licensed plumbing contractors will be deployed as soon as possible to conduct a detailed examination of the issue and recommend an efficient, effective, and cost-friendly solution. Summit Drain will provide constant communication throughout the entire job and will happily answer any questions or concerns you may have.

We service both residential and commercial plumbing needs and pride ourselves in quality work and customer satisfaction. There is no job too big or too small that our dedicated team of professionals can’t handle. Our customer service representatives are available round the clock to answer your call and assist. Reach out today for a free, no pressure estimate and find out why customers continue to turn to Summit Drain.

A plumbing disaster can strike at any time, whether it’s late at night or early in the morning. Here at Summit Drain, we realize that emergencies can happen at all hours of the day. That’s why Summit Drain is ready to offer fast and reliable plumbing services 24/7. You’ll no longer have to worry about a service that isn’t available, or prices that are inflated during off hours. We offer upfront, flat rate prices as we believe in honesty and transparency. We also service commercial business when disaster strikes. This includes restaurants, office buildings, retail spaces and much more! An emergency in a commercial setting can result in significant loss of revenue.

Call our customer service representatives 24/7 to have a licensed plumbing professional deployed to address the issue and offer advice on how to prevent future emergencies. When you call Summit Drain for your plumbing emergencies, you can expect friendly service and an expedient response time. Our licensed and certified plumbing contractors are friendly and always happy to answer any questions you have. They will work diligently and keep the area as clean as possible, and even expect a guarantee on all parts and labour.

Trenchless sewer line replacement Ottawa

Summit Drain also provides professional sewer and drain services to ensure your sewer system is operating properly. There are a number of reasons why a sewer line develops a block or gets damaged including harsh weather and the roots of trees, and objects that shouldn’t be flushed down a toilet. Regardless of the reason, this can lead to things like a toilet overflowing and sewage leaks. We provide trenchless sewer line fixes as an economic solution to the problem, which involves repairing the sewer line without actually having to dig up your property. We’ll also clean your drain lines and extract any obstructions that could potentially cause a backup. 

When it comes to cleaning your pipes, we’ll implement our HydroScrub Jetting Service that can remove years of debris buildup. Over time, our pipes can collect hair, oil, grease, fat, and soap residue that can form together to cause a serious problem. Even the strongest chemical drain cleaners won’t be able to handle some of these blockages. We’ll use a high pressure hose to blast water through the clogged pipe to remove all obstructions and have your pipes and drains working properly once again.

Plumbing and Drain Services Ottawa

We are a proud Ottawa plumbing company with over a decade of experience delivering top-quality plumbing repairs and services to our neighbours, friends, and business owners who all make this area such a great place to live. Whether you need exterior waterproofing, trenchless water line replacement, trenchless sewer line repair, or weeping tile installation Summit Drain & Plumbing has the experience and team to do it all! 

As an Ottawa-based company with more than 10 years of experience, we have seen the impact of what happens when your plumbing and drain services are not repaired or installed properly by a professional plumber. At Summit Drain & Plumbing, we strive to provide the best customer service and quality plumbing services for your home. We’ll also ensure that no matter how large or small the work is, we’ll get it done as quickly and safely as possible so that your personal or business life is not affected.  

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Clogged Drains

Hair and debris are the common culprits of clogged drains or back-up drains. If you notice your sink is draining slowly, try to clear it up. If the clogged drain is a bigger problem to deal with, give us a call and we can help to resolve the issue with drain cleaning before it leads to bigger problems.


Drainage Issues (Slow Drains)

Poor drainage in one fixture can most likely be resolved by tools found at a hardware store, such as a plunger or a drain snake – when drainage issues appear in multiple plumbing fixtures, further investigation is necessary. Having one or more blockages in your home is indicative of a water backup that is much more complex, such as a sewer line obstruction. Multiple concerns are raised when there is a chance the sewer line may be blocked, this could mean it’s broken, corroded or tree roots have infiltrated the line.


Foul Odors

If you’re noticing concerning odors coming from your plumbing fixtures, there’s a chance you’re facing a cracked drainage pipe, or something worse. When you identify sewage smells, this could mean trouble with the sewer lines – you’ll want to reach out to Summit Drain to assist with drain line repair.


Flooding or Water Damage

If you observe any water stains on your ceilings, walls or floors – this could all suggest a collapsed sewer drainage line. Without ensuring there is no pipe damage, there is greater chance of mold and mildew to form and spread throughout the home. Breathing in mold spores is detrimental to you and your family’s health, and also the general health of your home’s overall foundation. A broken sewer pipe might lead to drain flooding and can even lead to water damage to your home.


Tree Root Intrusion

Tree roots naturally follow water sources as they grow and get older. Root intrusion is a common cause of sewer line damage. These pipes transfer liquid therefore tree roots are drawn to them – if there is a leak in the pipe then you can assume the roots are already working their way towards the line. When the roots are close enough, they begin to wrap around the sewer lines and cause significant clogs and breaks. Additionally, depending on the material on the sewer pipes, such as clay, there may be more susceptibility to tree root damage.


Corroded or Deteriorated Pipes

Corroded pipes are a result of calcium and magnesium build-up. Despite these pipes being made out of material that is known to reduce rusting, normal usage can cause mineralization, leading to corrosion and pipe degradation. This is when you need to consider having drain line repair or replacement to improve your sewer line.


Collapsed or Broken Pipes

Unfortunately, sewage systems do not last forever – unless you are aware of the potential age of the sewer line, it might be time to get a drain line repair or replacement- which is one of many services Summit Drain is proud to offer its customers in and around the Ottawa area.. Materials can deteriorate and lead to broken pipes or collapsed drains, which means it might be time to buy a new system. Oddly enough, an unusually green lawn can be a sign of damaged sewer lines – the waste from the sewage system is a great fertilizer for your yard; this method is not recommended long term and could be dangerous if left ignored.


Sewer Line Damage

Signs of a necessary sewer line replacement can appear in different ways, but it is important to be aware of these symptoms to prevent any significant damage to your home. It can certainly be difficult to determine whether you require sewer line repair. Luckily, with the help of the professional here at Summit Drain, we have the necessary tools to narrow down the guessing game.


Leaking Pipes

If your water bill has been noticeably higher than normal, this could also be a telltale indication of a needed sewer line replacement. Leaky drains can result in increased money totals on your bill but with no difference in usage amount. If you find that this is currently an issue, schedule a consultation with us in order to diagnose if you have any pipe leaks.


Old or Outdated Drain Lines

Old sewer pipes can be hard to determine if you were never made aware of the potential age of your drainage lines. Essentially it can come down to the fact that, despite the quality of materials used for your pipes, they do not last forever.

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Top Common Plumbing Issues and How to Fix It

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A main sewer line blockage can cause water to backup in random places. For instance, you run your washing machine and notice your sink overflowing – this can be a clear sign that you have a clogged drain line.

If you have ruled out a potential sewer drain clog, you can rinse your sewer drain by flushing it with water. When you flush your lines, try adding a bit of drain cleaner to the water. A great place to flush your sewer line is the toilet – a larger amount of water and drain cleaner can enter your system quickly and easily. Unfortunately, if you do this when you have a clog, it can cause backup and potential flooding – if this is the case, clear the clog first.

You should generally know if your sewer line is blocked with slow drainage. The purpose of the sewer line is to take all the water drainage away from your house via sinks, bathtubs or toilets – if you find that there is slower drainage in one drain then you can essentially clear that yourself using a drain snake or a plunger.

There is confusion regarding when you are responsible for sewer line repair. While some may believe that the homeowner is only responsible for repairing the part of the line that’s on their property, this is not the case. Sewer lines consist of multiple sections, the upper lateral, lower lateral and the main line. The city is only responsible for repairing the main sewer line.

If issues with the main sewer line cause damage to your lower lateral, which is most likely where the damage would generally first start – the city would repair this damage when they work on the main sewer line. Unfortunately, if there is backup and flooding on your property from the main sewer line, then the city would not be responsible. It is best to follow up with the city to see if they will repair any damage in these cases.

Unpleasant smells coming from your drains is indicative of sewer line issues and damage. You should always take these types of smells seriously as it could be toxic fumes slowly releasing from the sewer below into your home.

There are a number of ways to clear a slow drain using products found around the home:

Bent Wire – If you do not have a drain snake, you can try using a stiff wire – like one from a clothes hanger, leaving the hook to enter pipes and pull out any clogs. Try to make sure you don’t push debris further into the pipe.

Homemade Flush – Mixing baking soda and vinegar can dissolve any materials that are potentially clogging your drain pipes. This is a good and much safer alternative to store-bought chemical cleaners.

Toilet Plunger – Like plunging a toilet, you can try using this on your drains. Using a plunger on your drains can help get things moving by using suction. This should be enough to fix any mild blockages.

Aged drain pipes are at risk for corrosion which can lead to breaks. Summit Drain has both the technology and expertise to fix this if necessary.

Yes. Drain pipes are durable, but not meant to last forever. If you live in an older home in Ottawa, most likely the pipes are made from copper and can collapse in this day and age.

When it comes to a collapsed drain, call Summit Drain. We use trenchless technology to replace sewer pipes made from original materials without ruining your property.

Rock salt
Rock salt helps by removing moisture from the roots, which in turn kills them. Two lbs should do the trick, pour 1 down the toilet. Flush until gone. And repeat with the next. Then leave for 12 hours and don’t run any water.

Foaming root killers
Another effective way to treat roots in pipes is with foaming root killers. Pour powder into toilet and flush. It will foam upon contact with water. Not only does it help dissolve current roots, but also helps to protect against future ones.

Copper sulfate
Copper sulfate is another good option. Available at most hardware stores, pour roughly half a cup into toilet and flush until gone. Leave the home and take all pets and family members along. This is a toxic substance and banned in some places.

Should I replace old pipes?
There does come a time where it makes sense to replace your pipes. Over time they crack and corrode. It is recommended to begin routine inspections once your home reaches 50 years in age. For plumbing Services in and around the Ottawa area, nobody does it like Summit Drain.

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