Drain cleaning as opposed to just drain unclogging, what's the diffence?
Well... it turns out, quite a big difference!
Poking a hole as it’s sometimes refered to, is as it sounds, the plumber comes and unclogs a drain which seems great! Waste water is draining again and that nasty sewage is gone! Yet all he did was punch a 2 inch hole through the clog in a 6 inch main line drain. Is the drain line really clear?
Let us assume the clog was caused by root ingress through a pipe joint, (a very common problem here in Montreal) chances are there will still be a lot more roots in the pipe and before too long another sewage back up will occur. One sure way to know is with a camera to verify the drain. With a drain camera and a special high-speed cutting tool, all those remaining roots can effectively cut back to the pipe wall, leaving the drain ready to be patch lined for a permanent fix (patch liners come with a 50 year guarantee). This method of fully cleaning the drain and addressing the cause of the clog means we have completely eliminated the risk of a future sewage back up.
Opperations Manager at Econo Drain Montreal