Expert Residential Drain Installation

Transform your basement with Montreal Plumbing’s expert drain installation services! Whether you need to replace old cast iron drains with durable PVC or upgrade outdated 1″ drains to modern standards, our skilled plumbers ensure efficient water flow and help prevent basement flooding. Let us safeguard your home with top-notch drainage solutions

The Importance of Upgrading Basement Drains

Enhancing your basement drains improves efficiency and durability. Modern drainage systems are built to prevent blockages and ensure effective water removal, even in heavy rainfall. We use durable PVC materials that resist corrosion and decay, minimizing maintenance and repair costs.

Replace Your Old Drains: Many older Montreal homes still have cast iron drains that can corrode, clog, or break over time. Switch to durable PVC pipes that resist corrosion, last longer, and boost your drainage performance. Say goodbye to plumbing issues and hello to a smoother, more efficient system

Upgrade Your Drain Sizes: Older homes often come with 1″ drains, which struggle to handle modern plumbing demands. Upgrade to larger drains and dramatically reduce the risk of clogs and flooding. With this upgrade, your basement stays dry and protected, even during heavy rainfalls.

Tailored Basement Drainage: At Montreal Plumbing, we provide custom solutions for your basement drainage needs. Whether you need to move a drain for a renovation or add extra drains for new water sources, we ensure your basement stays dry, safe, and comfortable for years

Basement Drain Upgrade Process


Inspection and Assessment

Our team will thoroughly inspect your existing drainage system to identify issues and determine the best upgrade solution. We’ll assess drain sizes, locations, and any potential problem areas to ensure a comprehensive plan tailored to your home’s needs.


Customized Planning

We’ll create a customized upgrade plan, selecting the appropriate drain sizes and configurations to optimize performance. This plan will address all aspects of your basement drainage, from relocating drains to adding new ones as needed.


Professional Installation

Our skilled technicians will efficiently install the new drainage system, ensuring minimal disruption to your home. We use high-quality materials and techniques to guarantee long-lasting results, leaving your basement dry and protected.

Residential Drain Installation FAQs

How can I identify if my drain is clogged?

You might not immediately notice when a drain begins to clog. Initially, you may see water draining more slowly from your sink or tub, signaling a partial blockage. As the clog worsens, it could prevent water from draining completely. Unpleasant odors are another common sign of a blocked drain, which can worsen depending on the location of the clog. For example, if the blockage is in the sewer line, flushing the toilet might cause the sink to back up.

Is it possible to unclog a drain by myself?

Whether you can clear a drain yourself depends on the nature of the blockage. While some may find success with methods like plunging, snaking, or using home remedies like baking soda and vinegar, these solutions might not tackle the underlying problem. Chemical drain cleaners are another option, but they can be harsh and potentially damage your plumbing. Often, the most effective solution is to seek professional help to diagnose and fix the issue permanently.

What techniques do professionals use to clear drains?

Professional plumbers might employ several advanced methods to clear your drains effectively. They can use a professional-grade auger to either push through or extract debris from the drain. Hydro jetting, which involves high-pressure water streams, helps not only to clear blockages but also to cleanse the pipe walls of any residue. If these methods don’t rectify the problem, plumbers may resort to video camera inspections to precisely locate and assess the blockage or damage within the pipes.

What insights can a video pipe inspection provide?

A video pipe inspection offers a clear view of the internal condition of your plumbing. As the camera moves through the pipes, it transmits real-time video to a monitor, revealing issues like cracks, leaks, corrosion, or even collapsed sections. This technology enables plumbers to pinpoint the exact locations of blockages or damages, facilitating targeted repairs.

What are the common causes of drain blockages?

Clogged drains can result from various substances, including accumulations of hair, soap scum, toothpaste, skin lotions, and oils. Cooking grease, if not properly disposed of, can solidify within the plumbing, causing significant blockages. Mineral deposits from hard water can also build up over time, restricting flow. Additionally, broken pipes can lead to not only drainage problems but also potential flooding, increased water bills, and the audible sound of water in the walls.

Modernize Your Basement with New Drain Solutions

Our service starts with a thorough consultation. We carefully evaluate your current basement drainage system and listen to your specific needs. This crucial step allows us to tailor a solution that fits your home’s plumbing requirements. Our expert plumbers address your concerns, assess potential risks, and provide professional advice on the best design for your drainage system.


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