Sewer Backup Repair 2019-11-09T23:57:48+00:00
Sewer Backup

Sewer Backup Repair – Plumbing Calgary

Sewer backup is the flowing of sewage water back into Calgary homes and businesses through the basement’s floor drains. This is usually caused by a heavy downpour or melting snow that overflows the city’s main sewer line. It is believed that flood is one of the disasters that cause damages to homes and businesses; however, it can also create sewer backup, costly repair, and threats to health. Unfortunately, sewer backup is not always covered by insurance policy.

Problems with a Sewer Backup in Calgary?

If you are having problems with a sewer backup in Calgary, please dont hesitate to contact Urban Pipings 24/7 emergency Calgary plumbers who can diagnose and repair the issue as quickly as possible before it gets worse. 

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Trust Our Calgary Plumbers for your Sewer Backup Problem

Did you just experience a sewer backup in your home? Are you searching for a reliable plumbing company in Calgary to help with sewer backup cleaning? Do you want to reinforce your home sewage system against possible sewer backup? Do not worry too much; Urban Piping is the right plumbing company for you.

Urban Piping is a local, licensed plumbing company with dedicated Journeyman Calgary plumbers who are always on standby to respond to clients’ needs and emergencies. The company has business insurance and is bonded. They are committed to clients’ 100% satisfaction, and they hold an A+ rating with Better Business Bureau. For effective sewer backup prevention and system reinforcement, call Urban Piping today.

Causes of a Sewer Backup in Calgary

Sewer backup can result from many factors apart from heavy rainfall. Other causes of sewer backup are discussed below:

  1. Tree Roots can Cause a Sewer Backup in Calgary

In some instances, tree roots break into the sewer line and cause extensive damages. This usually starts small and as the tree grows the damages continue until the roots partially or entirely block the sewage flow. Even without heavy downpour, the tree roots will cause sewage to flow back to homes.

  1. Sanitary Main Blockage can Cause a Sewer Backup in Calgary

This is a blockage in the city sanitary Main that causes sewage to back up into homes via the floor drains. It could happen slowly or quickly; so, homeowners are to inform the city public works office of the development.

  1. Water in the Basement can Result from a Sewer Backup in Calgary

Sanitary sewer system is not the cause of most basement flooding; most flooding is caused by unleveled flooring. In most homes, soil settles adjacent to the main house, and that causes rainwater to flow towards the building and seep into the foundation wall. And due to possible deterioration of the cement floor and basement walls, water can show up in the basement. And with a poor drainage system, the water could back up into the house. However, the homeowner can prevent flooding by directing water far away from the building and by sealing the basement.

How to Prevent a Sewer Backup in Calgary

Sewer backup usually creates an unpleasant experience. It is, however, expedient to take all necessary measures to limit its occurrence because there is a lot that can be done to limit the frequency at which sewer backup happens. Here are the tips for preventing sewer backup.

  1. Dispose of Grease and Fat Properly – Sewer Backup Calgary

By all means, do not dump oil, fat, or grease down the drain. Even if oil or fat is in a liquid state, it will become cool and solidify when it gets into the pipes and narrows the size of the pipe. Instead, let the oil or fat solidify and dump in the garbage.

  1. Do Not Flush Clog-Prone Things – Sewer Backup Calgary

Not everything that appears flushable is indeed flushable. As a result, do not flush paper towel or paper products down the drain. Besides the waste meant for the toilet, avoid flushing other things down the drain. Place a thrash in the toilet to dump paper products and other things that are not supposed to be dropped into the toilet.

16 Things to Never Flush Down Your Drains

  1. Install Backwater Prevention Valve – Sewer Backup Calgary

Backwater prevention valve is a device that prevents water from flowing in the wrong direction, especially back to the home. It enables sewage water to flow away from home and shuts off when water wants to flow backward

  1. Change Worn Pipes to Prevent a Sewer Backup in Calgary

If the pipes in your home are outdated, weak, and worn, have it in mind to replace them. Also, you can assess the condition of trees in your compound to ensure that they are not affecting the sewer lines.

  1. Follow Regular Maintenance to Prevent a Sewer a Backup in Calgary

Another way to prevent sewer backup is to carry out routine maintenance of the pipes in your home. You certainly need the assistance of a professional plumbing company to do this.

Handling the Effects of a Sewer Backup in Calgary

A sewer backup is not a pleasant experience for anyone. The following are the effects of a sewer backup:

  1. destruction of valuables
  2. damage to the house
  3. electrical malfunctions
  4. diseases and threat to health
  5. growth of mold and mildew

As a result, it is crucial to clean up a house and the affected property to salvage whatever is not completely damaged and prevent illness and diseases from spreading. Below are some of the steps to take after a sewer backup:

  1. Remove spillage or wet-vacuum the entire house
  2. Mop and disinfect floors and walls
  3. Flush and disinfect the plumbing system
  4. Remove wet carpets and accessories
  5. Remove or repair damaged wall covering
  6. Clean duct work
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Main Line Sewer Backups in Calgary? Relax, We Got This!

A main line sewer backup in Calgary is not something that you want to handle yourself. This is something where you call the professional plumber to come over, sit down and have a glass of wine, and let us take care of the dirty work. Here is a quick humorous video that explains main sewer line backups a little further.

Calgary Drain Cleaning Services

Whole Home Drain Cleaning Services Calgary

Your homes drains are a crucial part of your plumbing system. Keeping your drainage system clean and clear is detrimental to your homes health. Over time your drains begin to clog due to a number of reasons including hair, food, grease, soaps. These cause blockages in your drainage lines and without treatment can become quite a nuisance.

Here at Urban Piping, our team of highly trained Calgary drain cleaning professionals offer complete home drain cleaning services that will not only take care of your particular drainage issue but will prevent any further drainage problems throughout your entire home.

Calgary Drain Cleaning Services

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What to Expect from Urban Piping Ltd.

  • Easy scheduling and on time appointments

  • Friendly and courteous plumbers that are easy to talk to.

  • Professional plumbers in a company uniform and clearly marked company vehicle.

  • Our plumber will diagnose the situation and will advise you of any necessary procedure.

  • Our plumbers will then get to work solving the issue in a timely manner.

  • Clean up is important!  We work to make sure the job site is left in an acceptable manner.

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9.8 / 10 (86 reviews)

Graham and his team really know every aspect of what needs to be done. The finished job is amazing- Thank you Urban Piping
Graham was honest, thorough, and friendly. He recommended only the services that were needed and started with the simplest approaches first.
We are super happy about the service we got from Urban Piping ! Jordan went above and beyond in helping us! He installed a new toilet , and kitchen faucet and helped out out with a couple small problems as well. I can't say enough about what great service we received. Graham also arranged for us to have some drywall fixed also, which was a great plus ! Thanks again
Urban Piping did a fantastic job in changing a water valve and piping in the kitchen sink.Thanks again for doing a great job!
Urban Piping did a fantastic job in changing a water valve and piping in the kitchen sink.Thanks again for doing a great job!
Jordan was very pleasant and efficient replacing a toilet for us. Quick and seamless service. Graham was wonderful setting us up. Excellent service and helpfulness. Well done!
Very professional service. Went above and beyond compared to other plumbers I have used. Responded quickly including coming right back when we noticed something needed tweaking.
Recently Urban Piping did a drain cleaning at my residence in Mckenzie Towne because our sinks and showers were not draining properly. They were prompt, efficient, the price was right....and the problem was solved. Well Done.
Called Urban Piping at 7:30 am and Graham was here by 12:45. The job was done quickly and professionally. Would definitely use this company again.
Found out upon our home insurance renewal that our house in McKenzie had poly b piping, they were going to jack our premiums through the roof if we didn’t get it replaced. After some online searching we found Urban Piping specialized in poly b replacement so we decided to have them come out. From the initial estimate to the day the work was finished there was nothing but professionalism with them. I am proud to say our house is poly b free and we can’t even tell where the walls and ceilings where taken down.
Urban piping came and replaced all my poly b piping! They were fast and efficient and pretty cute to boot! Highly recommended
The poly B replacement they did turned out amazing. It was exactly as quoted and you couldn’t tell where they opened up the walls and ceiling. He was punctual, friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable! If you need an amazing plumber call urban piping Ltd. highly recommended
Great work and great service! Would highly recommend. Jordan is the greatest.
Graham and the rest of the team at urban piping we’re professional and efficient with their work on my home. Will be highly recommending them to all my friends and keeping them in mind for future jobs. Thank you !
Prompt. Affordable. Takes time to explain the process and the fix! ✔️💯
Jordan replaced the hot water tank for us. Really nice guy, great job done. A good company to work with. Keep up the good work.
Very professional, friendly, and affordable. Highly recommend for any plumbing work. 👍👍👍
Jordan arrived punctual, and completed the job to our satisfaction in the time allotted. Both Jordan and Graham were friendly and courteous. Job site was left clean and tidy after old tanks removed. They were recommended to us by a friend, and I would certainly recommend them to our friends.
Forward thinking company with integrity
Graham from Urban Piping arrived on time and had everything ready to go. He gave me a quote for $700 to do a Garburator in my kitchen. He inspected my existing plumbing under my sink and then explained to me the process and immediately went to work. Not only does the garburator work great but now the plumbing under my sink is very clean and organized. The invoice on my bill was BELOW the quote. I didn't think that was possible but I was extremely happy. I HIGHLY recommend having the guys at Urban Piping as they did the job right the first time. I will definitely be using them again when I do my basement renovation!
Graham does an amazing job very well done. Love these guys
these guys are so good honestly saved my home when i needed it the most. cant recommend them enough
Such good response time and efficiency. Best prices ive seen thus far
these guys are the best company ive ever dealt with. truly blown away by Graham and the boys!
loved dealing with these guys for a wide variety of plumbing throughout the years. best services and price.
Graham and Jordan do an amazing job! so efficient and clean i was truly impressed with the level of professionalism and quality done from urban piping
The guy with the beard was fun to hang out and talk with while he did work on my entertainment room.
Urban Piping did an outstanding job replacing the poly-b throughout our house, replacing toilets and flushing drain lines. We were impressed with the customer service, prompt response time and attention to detail through the estimate process. Going through the findings, I learned a lot about the house because Graham took the time to show and explain things to me, even well outside the scope of work. These guys do the entire job, including the refinishing work to walls, ceilings, etc so my job was easier, I didn't have to research and hire separate contractors for anything! Graham also helped us to make smart decisions about specific pieces of work to stay in budget.When it came time for work to begin, he walked me through what to expect through to completion. Attention to detail is beyond thorough with this crew! Everything turned out exactly as we expected and on budget, and the quality of the finishing work is so good that my family can't tell where the walls were opened up! They ran air scrubbers and took great care to protect the house from damage or traveling mess; it was cleaner when they left than it was before they started! Thanks for taking such great care of us through this project, guys!
Urban Piping did an outstanding job replacing the poly-b throughout our house, replacing toilets and flushing drain lines. We were impressed with the customer service, prompt response time and attention to detail through the estimate process. Going through the findings, I learned a lot about the house because Graham took the time to show and explain things to me, even well outside the scope of work. These guys do the entire job, including the refinishing work to walls, ceilings, etc so my job was easier, I didn't have to research and hire separate contractors for anything! Graham also helped us to make smart decisions about specific pieces of work to stay in budget.When it came time for work to begin, he walked me through what to expect through to completion. Attention to detail is beyond thorough with this crew! Everything turned out exactly as we expected and on budget, and the quality of the finishing work is so good that my family can't tell where the walls were opened up! They ran air scrubbers and took great care to protect the house from damage or traveling mess; it was cleaner when they left than it was before they started! Thanks for taking such great care of us through this project, guys!
Huge shout out to Jordan for going above and beyond to repair our 1974 plumbing!! Even managed to track down the only 2 remaining parts in all of Canada!! You are awesome, thank you Jordan and Graham for helping us out! Highly recommend Urban Piping Ltd.
Jordan from Urban Piping came over to do a complete drain cleaning service to our home because we were having problems with the bathroom sinks and drains draining slowly. He was in time, very friendly and cleaned every drain in our home. He also found that there was a problem with a seal in our master bathtub and fixed that for us too. Quick, easy, and great price on the service. Good job guys.
Very good on the plumbing and pipe replacement side of things. Ok on the drywall work.
Professional and friendly staff, have used them on multiple occasions to help install a new water tank and a few emergency calls. Would highly recommend to everyone!
What water tank replacement My hot water stop working so I called urban piping ltd and Graham answered the phone was and was very professional he tried to trouble shoot it over the phone and when he couldn't help over the phone he came the next day early morning looked at it told me his thoughts on the hot water tank and that it had to be replaced so with in a hour he had a new tank at my house and in one more hour he had it installed and working so for that I'm grateful to Graham Drew at urban piping and will be calling them again when something else quits and I will recommend them to my friends and family so once again thank You Graham Drew great work!!!😊
We contacted Urban Piping to complete a poly-b remediation in our home. Graham was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions before the work began.We really appreciated Urban Piping going above and beyond including using an air scrubber during the project to keep the house clean. They made every effort to give suggestions throughout the project and worked very hard to get the work done in a tight timeline. Graham personally came back to our house when the project was complete to discuss the invoice and any final questions or problems we might have had. You don't normally get this kind of service from other contractors and it definitely put us at ease. We chose to use Urban Piping because of their impressive experience with poly-b remediation and because they answered every question we had and made sure we were completely satisfied. We would absolutely recommend them to others for this work to be completed in their home.
Graham and his team were fantastic! His calm demeanor coupled with his excellent service made our Poly-B replacement as stress-free as possible. The attention to detail is unsurpassed. He reorganized our shut-off valves to make them more accessible, brought the plumbing up to the current code, totally protected our home and furnishings, and left the home in almost spotless condition. Having the big air scrubbers constantly on to remove the dust, the plastic walls cordoning off areas and the great clean-up crew made coming back home a great experience. On time and on budget too!!! I'd recommend Urban Piping to everyone for Poly-B remediation.
I cannot express my admiration enough for this company. Came home to a busted leaking water tank, and with a way after hours call to them (expecting a machine and instead, chatting with the owner) had arranged a replacement the next day. He showed up when he said, and was in and out in 1 .5 hours complete ( I had drained the tank ahead of time) An absolute professional job, and very cognisant of keeping carpet and floors clean. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Urban Piping Ltd. for any water tank replacement or any other job for that matter. Thank you Graham, you have a customer for life.Richard S.
4.8
5.0
Graham and his team really know every aspect of what needs to be done. The finished job is amazing- Thank you Urban Piping
Graham was honest, thorough, and friendly. He recommended only the services that were needed and started with the simplest approaches first.
We are super happy about the service we got from Urban Piping ! Jordan went above and beyond in helping us! He installed a new toilet , and kitchen faucet and helped out out with a couple small problems as well. I can't say enough about what great service we received. Graham also arranged for us to have some drywall fixed also, which was a great plus ! Thanks again
Urban Piping did a fantastic job in changing a water valve and piping in the kitchen sink.Thanks again for doing a great job!
Urban Piping did a fantastic job in changing a water valve and piping in the kitchen sink.Thanks again for doing a great job!
Jordan was very pleasant and efficient replacing a toilet for us. Quick and seamless service. Graham was wonderful setting us up. Excellent service and helpfulness. Well done!
Very professional service. Went above and beyond compared to other plumbers I have used. Responded quickly including coming right back when we noticed something needed tweaking.
Recently Urban Piping did a drain cleaning at my residence in Mckenzie Towne because our sinks and showers were not draining properly. They were prompt, efficient, the price was right....and the problem was solved. Well Done.
Called Urban Piping at 7:30 am and Graham was here by 12:45. The job was done quickly and professionally. Would definitely use this company again.
Found out upon our home insurance renewal that our house in McKenzie had poly b piping, they were going to jack our premiums through the roof if we didn’t get it replaced. After some online searching we found Urban Piping specialized in poly b replacement so we decided to have them come out. From the initial estimate to the day the work was finished there was nothing but professionalism with them. I am proud to say our house is poly b free and we can’t even tell where the walls and ceilings where taken down.
Urban piping came and replaced all my poly b piping! They were fast and efficient and pretty cute to boot! Highly recommended
The poly B replacement they did turned out amazing. It was exactly as quoted and you couldn’t tell where they opened up the walls and ceiling. He was punctual, friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable! If you need an amazing plumber call urban piping Ltd. highly recommended
Great work and great service! Would highly recommend. Jordan is the greatest.
Graham and the rest of the team at urban piping we’re professional and efficient with their work on my home. Will be highly recommending them to all my friends and keeping them in mind for future jobs. Thank you !
Prompt. Affordable. Takes time to explain the process and the fix! ✔️💯
Jordan replaced the hot water tank for us. Really nice guy, great job done. A good company to work with. Keep up the good work.
Very professional, friendly, and affordable. Highly recommend for any plumbing work. 👍👍👍
Jordan arrived punctual, and completed the job to our satisfaction in the time allotted. Both Jordan and Graham were friendly and courteous. Job site was left clean and tidy after old tanks removed. They were recommended to us by a friend, and I would certainly recommend them to our friends.
Forward thinking company with integrity
Graham from Urban Piping arrived on time and had everything ready to go. He gave me a quote for $700 to do a Garburator in my kitchen. He inspected my existing plumbing under my sink and then explained to me the process and immediately went to work. Not only does the garburator work great but now the plumbing under my sink is very clean and organized. The invoice on my bill was BELOW the quote. I didn't think that was possible but I was extremely happy. I HIGHLY recommend having the guys at Urban Piping as they did the job right the first time. I will definitely be using them again when I do my basement renovation!
Graham does an amazing job very well done. Love these guys
these guys are so good honestly saved my home when i needed it the most. cant recommend them enough
Such good response time and efficiency. Best prices ive seen thus far
these guys are the best company ive ever dealt with. truly blown away by Graham and the boys!
loved dealing with these guys for a wide variety of plumbing throughout the years. best services and price.
Graham and Jordan do an amazing job! so efficient and clean i was truly impressed with the level of professionalism and quality done from urban piping
The guy with the beard was fun to hang out and talk with while he did work on my entertainment room.
Urban Piping did an outstanding job replacing the poly-b throughout our house, replacing toilets and flushing drain lines. We were impressed with the customer service, prompt response time and attention to detail through the estimate process. Going through the findings, I learned a lot about the house because Graham took the time to show and explain things to me, even well outside the scope of work. These guys do the entire job, including the refinishing work to walls, ceilings, etc so my job was easier, I didn't have to research and hire separate contractors for anything! Graham also helped us to make smart decisions about specific pieces of work to stay in budget.When it came time for work to begin, he walked me through what to expect through to completion. Attention to detail is beyond thorough with this crew! Everything turned out exactly as we expected and on budget, and the quality of the finishing work is so good that my family can't tell where the walls were opened up! They ran air scrubbers and took great care to protect the house from damage or traveling mess; it was cleaner when they left than it was before they started! Thanks for taking such great care of us through this project, guys!
Urban Piping did an outstanding job replacing the poly-b throughout our house, replacing toilets and flushing drain lines. We were impressed with the customer service, prompt response time and attention to detail through the estimate process. Going through the findings, I learned a lot about the house because Graham took the time to show and explain things to me, even well outside the scope of work. These guys do the entire job, including the refinishing work to walls, ceilings, etc so my job was easier, I didn't have to research and hire separate contractors for anything! Graham also helped us to make smart decisions about specific pieces of work to stay in budget.When it came time for work to begin, he walked me through what to expect through to completion. Attention to detail is beyond thorough with this crew! Everything turned out exactly as we expected and on budget, and the quality of the finishing work is so good that my family can't tell where the walls were opened up! They ran air scrubbers and took great care to protect the house from damage or traveling mess; it was cleaner when they left than it was before they started! Thanks for taking such great care of us through this project, guys!
Huge shout out to Jordan for going above and beyond to repair our 1974 plumbing!! Even managed to track down the only 2 remaining parts in all of Canada!! You are awesome, thank you Jordan and Graham for helping us out! Highly recommend Urban Piping Ltd.
Jordan from Urban Piping came over to do a complete drain cleaning service to our home because we were having problems with the bathroom sinks and drains draining slowly. He was in time, very friendly and cleaned every drain in our home. He also found that there was a problem with a seal in our master bathtub and fixed that for us too. Quick, easy, and great price on the service. Good job guys.
Very good on the plumbing and pipe replacement side of things. Ok on the drywall work.
Professional and friendly staff, have used them on multiple occasions to help install a new water tank and a few emergency calls. Would highly recommend to everyone!
What water tank replacement My hot water stop working so I called urban piping ltd and Graham answered the phone was and was very professional he tried to trouble shoot it over the phone and when he couldn't help over the phone he came the next day early morning looked at it told me his thoughts on the hot water tank and that it had to be replaced so with in a hour he had a new tank at my house and in one more hour he had it installed and working so for that I'm grateful to Graham Drew at urban piping and will be calling them again when something else quits and I will recommend them to my friends and family so once again thank You Graham Drew great work!!!😊
We contacted Urban Piping to complete a poly-b remediation in our home. Graham was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions before the work began.We really appreciated Urban Piping going above and beyond including using an air scrubber during the project to keep the house clean. They made every effort to give suggestions throughout the project and worked very hard to get the work done in a tight timeline. Graham personally came back to our house when the project was complete to discuss the invoice and any final questions or problems we might have had. You don't normally get this kind of service from other contractors and it definitely put us at ease. We chose to use Urban Piping because of their impressive experience with poly-b remediation and because they answered every question we had and made sure we were completely satisfied. We would absolutely recommend them to others for this work to be completed in their home.
Graham and his team were fantastic! His calm demeanor coupled with his excellent service made our Poly-B replacement as stress-free as possible. The attention to detail is unsurpassed. He reorganized our shut-off valves to make them more accessible, brought the plumbing up to the current code, totally protected our home and furnishings, and left the home in almost spotless condition. Having the big air scrubbers constantly on to remove the dust, the plastic walls cordoning off areas and the great clean-up crew made coming back home a great experience. On time and on budget too!!! I'd recommend Urban Piping to everyone for Poly-B remediation.
I cannot express my admiration enough for this company. Came home to a busted leaking water tank, and with a way after hours call to them (expecting a machine and instead, chatting with the owner) had arranged a replacement the next day. He showed up when he said, and was in and out in 1 .5 hours complete ( I had drained the tank ahead of time) An absolute professional job, and very cognisant of keeping carpet and floors clean. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Urban Piping Ltd. for any water tank replacement or any other job for that matter. Thank you Graham, you have a customer for life.Richard S.

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