Although our expert plumbers are trained to use a wide variety of tools, including plumbing snakes—also called plumbing augers—and plungers, the best way to get rid of Dallas clogs and stop them from happening in the first place is with routine maintenance. Regular upkeep protects the longevity of your plumbing by clearing away years of debris that can cause blockages, slow drains, and plumbing emergencies—such as grease, food scraps, soap, and hair. Preventative maintenance can save you the headache of costly and time-consuming repairs.
At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas, our team offers expert drain cleaning and clogged drain services. We offer both 24/7 emergency services and the ability to schedule convenient appointment times. In an emergency, we'll arrive as soon as possible and quickly take control of the situation.
When you book an appointment, you can expect our courteous plumbers to arrive on time; we'll be respectful to you and your property while taking the time to answer any questions you may have; and, we’ll be ready to apply our expert skills and technology—including our HydroScrub® Jetting technology. We provide Dallas clogged drain services that restore normalcy to all homes.
About Our Dallas Clogged Drain Services
Usually, there are two main reasons to call the pros at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas when it comes to handling blocked pipes and hiring a professional drain cleaning service.
- You’ve noticed an underlying problem with your plumbing
- You’re using preventative maintenance to prevent future clogs
Plumbing repairs are usually not caused overnight, and issues tend to sneak up on Dallas homeowners when they least expect it. After all, you're busy living your life—and may have thought to yourself, “It's okay if I flush grease down the sink, just this once...” We've all been there. But the reality is, these “just this time” moments actually result in years of buildup forming a clogged drain. Dallas homeowners may be behind with their regular maintenance, or they live in an older home with an older plumbing system. Depending on how old your home is, how well you care for your pipes, and when you last had a professional cleaning service, your system could be clogged without you knowing.
The first signs of a clogged drain can be tough to spot. It might be something as simple as your bath taking a little longer to fill up with hot water, or you smelling sewage wafting from your sink from time to time. These signs may not seem particularly problematic, but it's actually very important to take early action against a clogged drain. Dallas plumbers will tell you that they will get worse over time without professional attention.
Quality plumbing service and professional maintenance can prevent serious back-ups while also clearing away years of debris accumulating in the system. Also, maintenance is the best way to ensure your plumbing works smoothly for years.
Many companies use toxic, corrosive drain cleaning products to erase the buildup in your plumbing system. However, at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas, we believe in cleaning your plumbing holistically and effectively. It's important to us that your pipes are safe for you and your family. We use a combination of:
- Our cutting-edge HydroScrub® Jetting technology, which uses a hose to shoot high-pressure water through your pipes and blasts away clogs and serious grime
- Enzymatic Drain Care™, which are environmentally friendly enzymes that break down residual debris
Without using corrosive and toxic chemicals, our cutting-edge cleaning system will return your drains to peak performance. When the high-pressure water jet clears the clogged drain, Dallas residents will immediately benefit from a better draining experience with no more clogging.
Not only is our technology the best in the industry, but so is our workmanship and customer service. When you hire the team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas, our plumbers will show up in a company vehicle, wearing branded uniforms—so you know who's arrived at your door. We also guarantee all our plumbing workmanship and parts, clean up as soon as we are finished, and offer transparent, upfront pricing.
Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas?
There's a reason why our team of expert plumbers is trusted throughout Dallas, and the surrounding areas like Plano, Richardson, and Farmers Branch. Each of our plumbing professionals has years of industry experience and is highly trained, hardworking, and exceptionally courteous. We have used both traditional unclogging methods, like an auger, and cutting-edge technology, such as our HydroScrub® Jetting technology, to provide comprehensive Dallas clogged drain services for many happy clients.
Not only do we provide quality Dallas clogged drain services, but we also pride ourselves on our professionalism and customer service. Our company prioritizes our customers' happiness above all else and goes above and beyond daily to ensure our clients have peace of mind. Not only will we unclog your drains efficiently and effectively, but we'll also be equipped with the necessary tools and technology, provide expert advice to help prevent future issues, and create a positive customer experience from start to finish.
We are honored to wear the Mr. Rooter Plumbing uniform because it signifies a company that's built on the values of trust, integrity, honesty, and courtesy. We bring these key values to every job we do—whether you've called us for a Dallas clogged drain emergency at 4:00 am or you've scheduled annual drain cleaning services. In any scenario, we'll do our best to reduce disruptions to your daily life, including cleaning up before we leave.
FAQs About Clogged Drain, Dallas
What Are the Top Warning Signs I Need Dallas Clogged Drain Dallas Services?
Although you shouldn't wait until there's a problem to hire preventative maintenance services, all homeowners should familiarize themselves with the signs of a clogged drain. Dallas plumbers are committed to enlightening residents about the common culprits, such as soap residue, sludge, grime, food waste, grease, and even objects like baby wipes or paper towels. All that contributes to forming drain clogs. Keep an eye out for the following red flags to know if your pipes are blocked:
1. Slow Drains
Do you find yourself standing in a few inches of water when you shower? Or maybe your kitchen sink drain takes a really long time to empty? It's likely there's a block somewhere in your pipe system. Standing or slow-moving water in your sink, tub or shower are common signs of a clogged drain. Dallas has a moderately hard water level, but it’s still better than what Texans have in the southern parts of the state. This means that mineral deposits will build up inside the pipes over time and cause slow drainage, alongside other debris.
Generally, these clogs are fairly close to the surface, but they can still cause problems. Water will not be able to pass through your plumbing system as quickly as it normally would. This will dirty your basins quite badly. The blockage could worsen over time, possibly causing a leak or burst pipe.
2. Toilet Won’t Flush
If your toilet won’t flush or it backs up frequently, that’s unusual. Instead, it's likely an indication of a clogged drain. Dallas homeowners could be using too much toilet paper, or worse, flushing items like feminine hygiene products and wipes that are blocking a pipe. Sometimes, children’s toys could accidentally make their way into the toilet—which will definitely cause them to back up.
Sometimes issues with your toilet could be a sign of a more serious problem. If you have multiple toilets congested in your home or notice the toilet backs up when you use appliances like your dishwasher, there might be a block in your sewer line.
Your main sewer line is the pipe that all other drains in your home feed into. It could be a tree root intrusion or other debris. All that would impact your entire plumbing system.
3. Pools of Water
Have you noticed pools of water in your yard or areas where the grass is much greener? This could indicate blockages in your sewer line. Perhaps tree roots found their way into the pipe, or it was old and cracked. Either way, a leaking sewer line is a very serious issue. It requires the skills of a professional plumber, like the team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas, to resolve.
4. Foul Smell
No one likes smelling sewage or rotting food in their home. If bad odors are seeping out of your sink or shower and wafting throughout your home, that's another sign of a Dallas clog. Smelly drains are often caused by a buildup of food or hair particles that are starting to decompose.
However, if you smell sewage or gas, it could be a couple of issues. Your sewer line may have backed up, in which case you should call a plumber right away. Alternatively, it could be that your P-trap (the section of pipe below your sink that looks like a “P”) has dried out. Try pouring a small amount of water into your sink to remove that smell.
5. Gurgling Noises
It's very common for Dallas homeowners to assume gurgling drains are a natural part of their home’s plumbing system. This is a popular misconception. Your pipes should not gurgle, bang, or make any other noises aside from water flushing through. If you hear gurgling, it means there is a clog. Air also flows through your system, and when there's a block, then it can't escape. This causes gurgling and bubbling.
How Do You Tell if Your Drain is Clogged?
There are a few red flags to look for that indicate you have a clogged drain in Dallas, such as:
- Standing water in your sinks or tub
- Slow drains
- Foul smelling odors
- Banging pipes
- Pools or puddles under the sink
- Bubbling or gurgling toilets
How Do You Effectively Unclog a Drain in Dallas?
By far, the most effective way to clear a clogged drain in Dallas is by hiring a plumbing professional, especially if it's a serious block, and you want to make sure it’s not a sewer backup. That said, there are a few DIY methods for clogged drains Dallas residents can try:
- Use a metal coat hanger as a plumbing snake to break the nearby blockage
- Pour equal parts baking soda and vinegar into your drain and let the carbon dioxide gas do its work. About 20 minutes later, pour two liters of hot water down your pipes
How Often Do I Need Dallas Drain Cleaning Services?
At the bare minimum, you should schedule annual cleaning services to maintain your plumbing, prevent clogs and keep your pipes in the best condition possible. But, if your home is older, you live with lots of other people, or you're hard on your plumbing (such as pouring food bits down your kitchen sink), you may want to schedule more frequent cleanings. Without regular service, you could risk requiring drain repair or sewer line repairs in the future.
How Long Does it Take a Plumber to Unclog a Drain?
This depends on how bad the blockage is and where it’s located. For example, loose clogs near the surface of your toilet, tub, or sinks take between 5 and 10 minutes to clear with a plumbing snake.
If you've selected a hydro jetting service—a process that clears pipes using high-pressure water—it will take a total of two hours. The cleaning itself takes roughly one hour, and this is generally followed by an inspection that can take an additional hour to complete.
What is Hydro Jetting?
Hydro jetting works by emitting a high-pressure stream of water through a nozzle. It's similar to pressure washing but used to clean out the inside of your plumbing system. This is a very powerful method that rapidly eliminates scale, grease, soap scum, and other buildup within your pipes.
At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas, our team uses HydroScrub® Jetting to give your pipes a deep clean. HydroScrub® Jetting is a cutting-edge hydro jetting technology that will clear away even the toughest clogs without causing a mess or damaging your home.
Let Mr. Rooter Help You Get Rid of Your Clogged Drains, Dallas!
When in need of help with a clogged drain, Dallas plumbers at Mr. Rooter are skillful, professional, and reliable. Our local experts will thoroughly clean your pipes so that you don’t have to worry about blockages, foul smells wafting, or a broken pipe flooding your home because of a clog that was left unattended.
For Dallas clogged drain services. We invite you to call the pros at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Dallas to learn more about our popular plumbing service and how we make a difference in our community.