Drainage and Sewer

Drain service repair Vancouver

Drainage and Sewer Problems: A small clog can’t always wait.

Many homeowners know that a clogged drain can be a sign of an impending flood. A trained professional can determine the source of the drainage problem and identify existing and future damage before it’s too late.

Our quick, professional service will restore your drain systems with minimal interruption to your home or office. Lillie Family plumbers are experienced in definitively diagnosing and resolving any drain problem, including:

• Drain and sewer line back-up or blockage
• Broken concrete or clay sewer lines
• Broken or burst pipes or sump pumps
• Root intrusion damage
• Offset pipes

Our Approach

We can open any clogged drain. We have several services to inspect, open, and clean your drain and sewer pipes, returning them as closely as possible to their original capacity.

Drain and drain problems aren’t all fixed the same way. Some require minimal work, while others need complete replacement. Our approach begins with the least invasive techniques, and we only recommend more thorough measures when the problem requires it.

Our progressive methods include:

• Auger
• Snakes
• Hydro Jetting
• Video Inspection
• Spot Repair
• Complete Replacement

Below you can find a description of some of our most common state-of-the-art methods for drain cleaning and clearing.

Augers and Snakes

Many homeowners or maintenance workers are familiar with auger and snakes for drain clearing. The least invasive and most common method to unclog stubborn drains, augers and snakes weave down the pipe to break up clogs. This cost and time efficient method is always our first option for any clogged drains, plugged sump pumps, and other simple clogs.


When augers and snakes don’t do the job, water jet cleaning is used to break up more stubborn blockages. Lillie Family technicians use water that is pressurized by one of our portable Ridgid gas powered hydro-jetting machines, or smaller electric machines. This water flushes the debris from your system using our specially designed cleaning heads attached to flexible high-pressure hoses, reducing the odds you’ll need more expensive methods to unclog drains.

Video Inspection

Video cameras have become some of the most valuable tools in the plumbing industry. Specialty-made fiber optic cameras allow for a visual inspection of underground sewer lines, drain tiles, sump pumps, and more, allowing technicians to determine the conditions inside the pipe without digging. From here, the best method can be chosen to unclog the drain or pump.

Complete Replacement

Sometimes the worst-case scenario happens. In the event of flooding, a wet basement that has caused extensive damage, or burst pipes or septic systems, a complete replacement of drain systems may be needed. When this happens, Lillie Family has you covered. Our replacement services are always the last resort for drain and sewer issues, but provide peace of mind and exceptional results.

Need help with a clogged drain or sewer pipe? Call Lillie Family Heating and Plumbing to restore the rapid flow of sewage and wastewater away from your home or office.

Call or email today to book your appointment: 604-936-9599