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Drainage & Drain Cleaning


Is your water not going where it’s supposed to? From small drains to perimeter drains, storm or sanitary, we’ve got the right equipment to get things flowing again and put an end to your drainage problems.
Here are some signs you may have a sewer blockage and may need a professional drain cleaning team:

Sewage smell – A sewage smell from the basement can indicate a break or a partial blockage in your main sewer line.
Water backing up into showers and tubs.
Slow-draining or standing water in sinks, tubs or showers drains
Chemical drain cleaners should always be avoided. They are designed to be reactive and dissolve hair, paper and grease but to work they need water to be reactive and are extra reactive in hot water. Whether alkaline or acid based, they are hard on your pipes, damaging to the environment, and the risk of splash-back burns to arms and face is always a danger while reaction occurs. This is why the professional drain cleaning team at R&B are prepared with a better solution.

If your home is in need of drain cleaning, R&B is here to help.
We have the experience and equipment necessary to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Our large sectional auger can extend up to 200 feet, making it easy to reach even the most inaccessible clogs. We also use a video diagnostic camera to identify the cause of the clog and a water jetter machine to clear it away. With R&B on the job, you can rest assured that your drains will be clean and clear.


Here are some of the specialized tools R&B has in our inventory that gives us the edge over other drain cleaning services:

  • A better selection and number of augers – a size to match any clog.
    Sectionals for extra-long main line and storm sewer drains up to 200 feet.
  • Specialized video technology to easily locate blockages, defects, or breaks in your line.
  • Line locators to allow us to identify exactly where the problem lies. It’s faster to fix when we know where to dig.
  • A water jetting machine with a 360-degree nozzle to efficiently strip out accumulated debris in record time.

How Often do I need to get Drain Cleaning done?

How often can sometimes be hard to determine. In general, the fewer factors (trees / roots / ground instability / age) are in place, the less often drain cleaning is needed. Properties that need it less or even infrequently will likely have landscaping that does not produce roots to any significant depth. You may only want to camera those drains on an as needed basis, or when there is cause for concern. One thing we recommend is to err on the side of caution. It’s stunning how far and long roots grow in a drain – well beyond the canopy of the tree! Remember that even if your lot is all gravel, your neighbour or the city may have trees with roots that may encroach on your drainage.

In a perfect world drain cleaning would never be needed. A properly installed drainage system with no pipe sagging or collapse, no roots, or foreign debris would theoretically never need to be cleaned. Unfortunately given our lush park-like city, most people will have to consider this maintenance at some point in their home ownership.

Tip: You may wonder when you see water backing up into the house where it’s coming from. If the water is coming from a basement sump, or from a shower basin, it’s likely the main sewer line. If the water is coming from the foundation or standing in the yard, it’s more likely a storm sewer blockage.

Lastly and perhaps most importantly, don’t wait. If you suspect your drain is slow or backing up, call us.


  • Drain cleaning, repair and maintenance.
  • Clearing and unclogging.
  • Sump pump service, repair and replacement.

Call R&B at 604-332-0908, and we’ll make everything else easy.


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