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Storm and Sanitary

Sanitary and Storm Sewer Cleaning in Calgary

The sanitary and storm sewer lines are among the most important components of your drainage system, but they often get neglected. Dirty, clogged sanitary sewer and storm lines leave a poor impression on your clients and could force you to shut down your operation if left too long. For a healthy working environment and minimal downtime, trust The Drain Doctor to clean your sanitary sewer and storm lines efficiently and effectively.


We offer storm and sanitary sewer cleaning in Calgary, both as preventative and emergency measures. To learn more about our services or schedule an appointment, please contact us today.

Signs Your Storm and Sanitary Sewer Lines Require Cleaning

You might not be able to detect that your storm and sanitary sewer lines need cleaning. These components of your property’s plumbing and drainage system often send you signs to indicate trouble:

Regular clogging:

Clogging in your drains once in a while is normal. If clogging occurs regularly and in multiple drains, the chances are that there might be an issue with your sanitary sewer line.


Regular backups in your drains after tasks like flushing your toilet are a clear indicator of the need for a sanitary sewer line clean.

Foul odours:

If foul odours are coming from the drains on your property, you should schedule a sanitary sewer line cleaning as soon as possible.

Water In The Yard:

If your yard has puddles of water or a spongy texture, the probability of a sanitary sewer or storm line issue is high.


If you notice any of these signs with the storm and sanitary sewer lines on your commercial property, we recommend setting up an appointment with us for a cleaning as soon as possible. Our team will diagnose the issue swiftly, with the assistance of our video inspection technology, and provide you with dependable cleaning services.

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How The Drain Doctor Can Help

Our skilled plumbers and technicians are geared toward providing you with the best possible sanitary and storm sewer line cleaning solutions in Calgary. You can count on us for:


Emergency services

Our drain and storm sewer cleaning specialists in Calgary are available 24/7. We have quick response times and use safe procedures, especially for emergency drain cleaning. Being up to date with the technology required for timely inspection, we can execute proper diagnosis and intervention of drain and sewage system problems.


Experience with sewage equipment

We help you clear out every kind of blockage from drains on your commercial property, from kitchens to washrooms. This includes stubborn clogging that needs tough cleaning with a chemical-free, jet-flush solution. Our experienced crew ensures no pipes are damaged. Where required, we use state-of-the-art no-dig technology to keep the process smooth and clean.

Preventive maintenance tools

We perform regular maintenance of your drains and sewage systems so that you are worry-free in the long run. We also assist with managing tree roots getting in the way of your property's drainage systems.

Preventative Cleaning

Often, clients forget about their storm and sanitary sewer lines because the mechanisms are underground. This lack of attention usually leads to unnecessary problems that are expensive to fix. You have many reasons to undertake preventative cleaning maintenance, such as:

      They improve the functioning of your storm and sanitary sewer lines.

      They help you avoid damage to your storm and sanitary sewer lines.

      They enable you to save money on repairs and replacements.


When something goes wrong, The Drain Doctor can provide you with emergency storm and sanitary sewer line cleaning in Calgary. We urge you to schedule a preventative cleaning appointment once every eighteen to twenty-two months. You can find out how we’ve helped others in the past by viewing our testimonials section.

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Tips for Cleaning Your Sewer Drain

Here are some tips for efficient sanitary and storm sewer line cleaning:

  • First, check for backflow of water in the mechanical room drain pipe and the basement area. These areas are often the first affected by the backup when clogs occur in the main sewage pipe.

  • Stop any water supply coming into your commercial property, especially from places producing large volumes like washing machines, dishwashers, and bathrooms.

  • To prevent the primary sewer backup, avoid flushing items like baby wipes, dental floss, paper towels, and sanitary napkins. All these objects can become trapped in tree roots or sag, causing a blockage in your main sewer line.


Contact us if you require any professional help for other miscellaneous issues with your sewer drain in Calgary.

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Why Choose the Drain Doctor for Storm and Sanitary Sewer Line Cleaning in Calgary?

You need a trustworthy company when you need your sanitary and storm sewer lines cleaned. Our testimonials page is full of feedback from happy customers. Here are some of their reasons for recommending The Drain Doctor:

  • As a local company, we’re committed to high-quality service for our fellow Calgarians

  • Our certified specialists have extensive experience and up-to-date training

  • We ensure every member of our team passes criminal screening

  • We have specialized equipment and an extensive fleet of trucks to provide prompt service with minimal disruption to your property


Ask about our preventative maintenance service individualized to meet the needs of your commercial enterprise.

Benefits of regular sanitary and storm sewer line cleaning

Having your sanitary and storm sewer lines cleaned regularly is essential to keeping your business operational and compliant with health and safety regulations. Here are a few of the benefits of getting the job done regularly:

  • Regular cleaning helps you extend the lifespan of your system

  • It protects the environment from toxins that contaminate the land and water, endangering wildlife

  • It ensures the people of your community are safe from contaminated water

  • It keeps your property hygienic and esthetically attractive

  • It protects your commercial brand


If contamination is traced back to your property, you may face significant expenses. Regular sewer line cleaning is a crucial investment in your business.

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The Storm Sewer Cleaning Process

The process of removing sludge and debris from your sanitary and sewer lines involves several steps to ensure you get optimal cleaning with minimal disruption to your property and with respect to your budget. Our specialist will cover the following steps:

  • Inspect your sewer line with a video camera to check for pipe vulnerabilities.

  • Determine the most suitable methods. The specialist will evaluate both the extent of cleaning needs and the condition of your pipes.

  • The cleaning process may include multiple approaches, including mechanical snaking or scraping, chemical treatments or hydrojetting.


Experts recommend having sanitary and storm sewer lines cleaned once a year.


The following are some commonly asked questions about our storm and sanitary sewer line cleaning in Calgary.

What Will Happen If I Neglect Sanitary and Storm Sewer Line Cleaning?

Failing to clean your storm and sewer lines can lead to severe issues, such as:

  • Mould and mildew growth

  • Basement flooding

  • Structural damage to your property

  • Contaminated soil

  • Pipe clogging

  • The need for expensive repairs and replacements

  • And more


If you're still unsure about the importance of sewer line cleaning, please speak to our team.


What Are the Common Causes of Pipe Damage?

Some common causes of pipe damage include:

  • Tree root infestation

  • Clogging due to grease, oil and fat accumulation

  • Debris accumulation

  • Ground shifting causes cracks and breaks

  • Weathering of pipes due to old age


With regular pipe maintenance, you can save money in the long run.

How Much Will My Pipe Cleaning Cost?

There’s no set standard for the price of pipe cleaning. The eventual cost depends on factors such as the number of pipes, the severity of the clogging, and the property size. Please get in touch with our team for an initial quote.

Contact Our Sanitary and Storm Sewer Line Cleaning Experts in Calgary

Get proactive with regular inspections and cleaning of your sewer lines. The Drain Doctor technicians will keep your drains sanitary and minimize unhealthy odours. Our certified technicians use video equipment to locate obstructions, and our fleet of service trucks provides swift, responsive service. We also do sump cleaning, thaw frozen lines, and perform video line inspections for commercial properties in Calgary. Contact us today for more information.


Emergency Assistance

We're always available to help you with sewer cleaning in Calgary. With our services, you don't have to halt your operations.

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