Serving the Lower Mainland
Drain Blockages and Backups

Having problems with your clogged drain and no matter how many bottles of liquid drain cleaner you buy, the clog does not seem to go away? If you’re having a hard time with a clogged drain, then call the drain cleaning experts at Three Points Plumbing and Heating. We can help you unclog that stubborn drain and get everything functioning again. We service the entire Lower Mainland and surrounding areas.

Our team of drain cleaning professionals can locate and treat a drain clog or any other issue. Drains clog from the buildup of bacteria, fungus, mildew, and other microorganisms that can grow in your pipes and cause problems over time. In addition to those problems, for those of us living in the southwest, hard water scaling on pipes can make it difficult for materials to flow through drains causing more draining issues.

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We carry three different drain and sewer cleaning machines on every service vehicle for any size clog. Most drains are cleared within an hour with no trip or service charges. Our company also has a fleet of fully stocked vehicles containing plumbing repair parts, fixtures, and drain cleaning equipment capable of clearing any size drain line, along with a trailer mount hydro jetting machine to flush a complete system. There is no job too big or small for our experienced technicians.

There is No Clog We Can't Fix

Drainage systems are the unsung hero of your home’s plumbing. Buried deep underground or hidden behind drywall, they dispose of wastewater quietly and efficiently. A properly functioning drainage system protects your home from unsanitary waste and harmful bacteria.

At Three Points Plumbing and Heating, we understand the importance of your clogged drain and sewer systems, so we provide multiple drain services to Greater Vancouver residents. If your basement floods or your toilet overflows, we have the equipment necessary to handle the job.

In addition to emergency leaks we also offer services for:

We provide a variety of drain services to meet your needs:

Drain Snaking

The first and most popular tool used by a plumber to clear a drain blockage is the snake. There are many different snakes specially designed for each unique application but they all ultimately perform the same task. A snake is essentially a tool which feeds a flexible yet strong metal coil through a drainage system with the purpose of breaking up and removing the blockage causing a backup. The snake is extremely effective in breaking up blockages caused by waste, hair and soap accumulation, toilet paper or wipes and roots which have penetrated the walls of the pipe.

We offer three different flavours of drain snaking:

  • Electric Hand held snake Powerful snake designed to navigate smaller diameter drains
  • Cable/Drum Snake This is the most powerful snake available in a plumber’s arsenal
  • Auger If a plunger is not able to clear a toilet blockage then an auger may be required
Hydro Jetting

Most household blockages are resolved using a snake but some blockages also require hydro jetting. Hydro jetting is a procedure where high pressure water is used to scrub the inside of a drain pipe clean in a way a drain snaking just can’t. The most common blockage that requires hydro jetting is in the kitchen. The use of oil and grease in cooking settles in the drain and this must be hydro jetted to fully clear the problem. Hydro jetting is also useful for all other slow running drains including laundry and bathroom drains.

Backwater Valve

Have you ever had a basement flooded by sewage? If you have, then you know that one of the worst things that can happen to your home. A sewage backup can cause major damage to your home and leave your home in a unsanitary state which not only can cause major damage but can put your family’s health at risk.

Installing a backwater valve a relatively inexpensive device which can save your basement from the catastrophe in the event of a city sewer flood. Our plumbers are licensed in all Lower Mainland citues to install a backwater valve, help you collect eligible rebates and keep your home safe from a plumbing disaster.

Drain Repair Services

Drains may seem simple, but they are notorious for causing problems in the home. Drain buildup, blockages, and cracks in the pipes can lead to overflowing sinks and backed-up toilets. The longer your drains go without repair, the more damage they cause.

When you need drain replacement or drain repair in Greater Vancouver, don’t hesitate to call our team at Three Points. We use video equipment to identify problems with your drains and pipes. This enables us to work accurately and quickly and save you money.

Essential To Do’s While Waiting for Your Plumber

To limit the damage to your home, and possibly mitigate the costs, there are some essential steps you can take while you wait. Troubleshooting and acting accordingly makes the process of repairing your home’s plumbing easier, and saves you plenty of hassles too.

After you have called us, and the crew is on the way. You should take the necessary actions to stop the damage from getting worse.

  • Locate and Shut Off the Water Main: Find out where the water main is to your home. Whether you have a leaking pipe or a pipe that burst, now is the time to turn off that main water supply and stop the water from seeping throughout your home. Most modern houses have a water shut off near the water meter, which is on the exterior of your property. These are typically marked with “water meter” or “main water supply.”
  • Turn Off Electrical Sources: Any time you have a leak, you must assess what electrical devices, appliances, and switches could be affected, and act accordingly. That means turning off the electricity where you have leaking pipes, flooding, and clogs. If there is no potential hazard, then you can skip this step.
  • Turn Off Your Hot Water: If the issue has to do with your water heater, turn it off so that it does not continue to draw water and drain into your basement or all over the flooring. This will also reduce chances for electrocution.
  • Clean Up What You Can: Do your best to clean up the water while you wait for your plumber. Your plumber will come with equipment to take care of excess water, but the more you start removing, the less damage you will have to your carpeting, floorboards, and walls. If the issue is a sewage leak, however, do not attempt to clean this up yourself. Instead, you will need a professional that can properly and safely remove sewage water, and sanitize the area.
  • Turn Off the Affected Water Line: When you have just one faucet or area of the house causing an issue, you can turn that water source off. Most will have their water shutoff lines, including dishwashers, refrigerator water lines, kitchen sinks, and bathroom sinks. Locate these valves and turn them off so that they do not continue to spread water and the associated damage.

Don’t let an clogged drain or pipe hamper your family’s ability to enjoy your home, and don’t rely on an amateur handyman to diagnose and fix your clogged drains.

Our technicians are background checked, insured, expert Red Seal plumbers from the lower mainland. Competitive prices & years of experience guarantee the best quality for your dollar.