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Drain Cleaning Services in Columbia, SC

Problems with Clogs? Let Us Help!

Need drain cleaning in Columbia, SC? Most property owners will experience a clogged drain at least once, especially if multiple people are using those drains. Don’t let a clogged drain give you a migraine! Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Columbia SC for fast and friendly, five-star drain cleaning and plumbing repair in Columbia, SC.

Call us at (803) 219-8541 or request an estimate online to get started today!

Why Do Drains Clog?

Many drains clog because many people don’t know what can and can’t be flushed down your drains. For example, people put a lot more credit for food disposal in their kitchen sink drains than they probably should. While garbage disposals help prevent clogs, they’re not indestructible, and they can’t dissolve everything. For example, throwing eggshells down the garbage disposal risks the material getting caught in the garbage disposal teeth, which can prevent the mechanism from working.

Here are a few things you should dispose of in the trash, rather than flushing down your drains:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Eggshells
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Makeup disposal cloths
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Grease, oil, and fats
  • Ear swabs
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton pads
  • Hair
  • Paint
  • Medication
  • Household cleaners
  • Condoms
  • Paper towels
  • Kitty litter
  • Produce stickers

Being unable to throw fat and grease down the sinks surprises many people, since getting rid of fat is part of the cooking process if you’re using the same pan for multiple dishes. However, hot water can only do so much to clear your drains. Once the water cools and the drain’s temperature falls, the liquified grease begins to solidify, reducing room in the drain and catching other materials that get flushed down the drains.

Another way to avoid clogs as often as possible is to use hair catchers on your bathroom sink and shower drains. Human hair is one of the most common causes of drain clogs. Humans shed consistently, and hair doesn’t dissolve in the drains. If it catches on other materials in the drains, such as soap, it’s the perfect recipe for a drain clog.

How Much Does It Cost to Clean Out a Drain?

Getting your drains cleaned can cost anywhere from $85 to $800, possibly more if your drains are damaged enough to need replacement. The difference in price is mostly the result of the location and severity of the clog. For example, a clog in the kitchen sink might be quick and easy to solve, and it can take a plumber less than two hours to get it done. This kind of drain cleaning will be on the less expensive side because it doesn’t involve a lot of time to resolve.

On the other hand, if you have a clog in your main sewer line, the repair will be more costly. Several things could cause main sewer line clogs, but one of the toughest to solve is tree roots. Tree roots can severely clog the main line by growing into and through the sewer line. Not only can these roots cause clogs, but they can also destroy your sewer line in the process, meaning it will need to be replaced. For this reason, main sewer line clogs tend to be more expensive to clean out.

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Columbia SC Today!

If you have a drain clog and you don’t have time to deal with it yourself, give our Columbia plumbers a call. Mr. Rooter Plumbing is the trusted name for drain cleaning and plumbing services nationwide. Our team provides skilled, friendly, and dedicated work in Columbia and beyond. Check out our reviews for more information about our team and our work ethic.

Ready to get started? Call us at (803) 219-8541 or request an estimate online for your next drain cleaning service today!

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    “Our technician quickly diagnosed the problem, explained the remedy, and began his work. He was efficient and explained the process as he worked. I appreciate his professionalism, expertise, and friendliness.”

    - Phil T.

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    “Tthe technician showed up early and was extremely courteous and professional. He also asked if I would like him to check for any other potential problems before leaving. He went beyond good service.”

    - Holly T.

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    “I called Mr. Rooter and was able to get them to come out immediately at no additional charge, and they quoted me a price. Larry was my plumber, and let me say that he was great!”

    - Donald H.

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    - AnnTiffin G.

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    “The service I received was great. It was a Sunday afternoon and the technician did everything that he could to try and help out. Excellent customer service skills and knowledge of different services! It’s rare that you see someone come out to your home on ”

    - Antwoine P.

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    “I just would like to say how great a job the technician did. He was courteous, efficient, clean and very helpful. All of your technician are excellent and he is just another example of why I come back over and over again to your company when I need work do”

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    “If it wasn’t for Mr. Rooter, the toilets would still be plugged. Our technician worked extremely hard and was very professional. He is an unbelievably hard worker.”

    - Jennifer

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    “The technician was on time, professional, and very knowledgeable and helpful! Very friendly and helpful dispatch service as well! With my house being under contract now, I will most definitely refer them to the new owners of my home.”

    - Carolin H.

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