Sewer Lining

Birnie Plumbing and Drains has been expertly lining sewer and drain lines since 1998, utilizing the Canadian made Formadrain technology. Formadrain uses a “cured-in-place” method of sewer lining, whereby a special balloon wrapped in fibreglass and resin is put into your sewer line, the balloon is then inflated to press against the walls of your current sewer line. Next the sewer line is “baked” with steam to cure the resin, and once cured the balloon is deflated and removed. This provides you with a sewer line that does not have any joints– leaving you with a single solid pipe from your property line to your home. What’s special about this method is that it offers outstanding protection against root infiltration, as roots typically seek out joints in a sewer line to force their way into the system.

The best part? This process is so efficient our team is usually “in-and-out” within one day! If your sewer is open and functioning, then Formadrain lining is a great option for protecting your home. However, for collapsed sewer lines excavation will be necessary. Either way, we’ll always give you a clear and transparent quote, explaining exactly what is being done—from arrival to clean-up, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting from Birnie Plumbing and Drains. Our work is never subcontracted, and always complies with local regulations and is always fully legal and permitted by the municipality.

Formadrain also comes with a 25-year lifespan, making it a cost effective and convenient approach to sewer line repair in instances where excavation and full pipe replacement is not necessary.

The Birnie Plumbing & Drains Guarantee

When you choose Birnie Plumbing & Drains for your home’s plumbing needs in Hamilton and across the Golden Horseshoe, you can be sure that you will be provided with a first-class level of service that you’ll be more than satisfied with.

Trusted for Over 100 Years

We are original family-owned and operated for over 100 years and have delighted tens of thousands of our fellow residents with our expert and professional Hamilton plumbing services. Through the decades, we’ve built an unshakeable reputation for integrity, honesty, quality, reliability, and superior customer service. Generations of families and businesses have trusted us to keep their plumbing systems in optimal condition.

Clear, Up-front Pricing

Enjoy the benefit of making a fully informed decision with our upfront quotations that are calculated on an individual per-job basis. Before we start any work, our experts will provide a detailed estimate, giving you a complete understanding of the job scope and costs. This approach lets you make informed decisions and eliminates surprises when the bill arrives. There are no hidden fees or unexpected costs—what you see is what you get.

Fully Licensed and Insured

Birnie Plumbing & Drains is completely licensed and insured for all your plumbing needs in Hamilton and across the Golden Horseshoe. Our insurance coverage protects you and your property, making us a risk-free choice for all your plumbing needs. By choosing us, you’re not just getting quality service; you’re also getting assurance from working with a fully accredited business.

Written Warranties

At Birnie Plumbing & Drains, we stand firmly behind the quality of our work and the materials we use. That’s why each of our services comes with a comprehensive written warranty, clearly outlining the terms and duration of your coverage. This ensures that you know exactly what to expect and what is covered should any issues arise post-service.

Rapid Response - 24/7

When a plumbing emergency strikes, time is of the essence. We are available 24/7, and with GPS, we send you the nearest available plumber so you can be sure of a rapid response when you have a plumbing emergency. You can count on us to arrive promptly, diagnose the problem accurately, and implement effective solutions to get your systems back up and running.

Convenient Service Calls

We understand the importance of punctuality, so we’ll always strive to be with you as soon as possible. Our scheduling system is designed to accommodate your busy life, offering flexible times that work around your commitments. Once an appointment is confirmed, you can expect our technicians to arrive punctually, equipped with everything they need to resolve your plumbing issues swiftly and efficiently. We also send out notifications before our arrival, so you’re never left wondering when help will arrive.


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