As Ontario becomes reopened again soon, many people become eager to do
basement renovations. But there is one important factor that many people overlook. This
is the quality of drain pipe under the concrete floor in the basement.
Many Canadians do their basement renovation, installing new drywalls, new
floor, new cabinetry, do painting – and then all this becomes damaged, ruined when sewer
backs up in the basement. Why it backs up? Because there may be a hidden problem in
underground drain. When renovations are done, the load on drain pipe may also increase,
because as people paint, plaster etc they clean up tools and with water extra stuff goes
down the drain. So if there is a preexisting damage in the pipe or tree roots growing into
underground drain pipe, then a blockage is created. Drain water has no passage to go, so
it backs up in basement creating flood.
All this can be easily avoided when you conduct a TV camera inspection for your
underground drain BEFORE you start your basement renovation. TV camera will show
in colour the quality of underground drain pipe and if any problem exists in the pipe.
When basement is unfinished, it is much easier and cost effective to fix any problem in
the pipe by simply excavating problem area and replacing damaged pipe section with
new one. Sometimes all that is needed is to run an electric snake machine to clear
sediments in the pipe, or maybe use a power flushing machine to remove grease from
Only when the basis is fixed, when pipe under the concrete is ok, only then you
should start to renovate other things in basement. First comes first.
At 24 Hours Plumber, we have an excellent Ridgid sewer TV camera. We can
locate any problem in the pipe, exactly where it is and how deep. We specialize on
underground drain repairs, and our work comes with a guarantee. Visit
www.24hoursplumber.com Call us 647-660-5030.
TV camera inspection from 24 Hours Plumber is affordable, straightforward,
simple process. You will see your drain pipe on the screen of TV and find out by yourself
about your pipe condition.