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Drain Cleaning in Las Vegas

For drain cleaning done right, let Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Las Vegas get your plumbing system back in working order. From sinks that drain slowly to clogged pipes, our experienced and licensed experts are on hand throughout Las Vegas for 24/7 emergencies and fast, reliable service.

Call us at (702) 919-6331 or request an estimate online to get started today!

Why Do Drains Clog?

Not everything can go down the drains. Most drains can only handle liquids and more malleable substances, such as food and soap. However, many people don’t know what can and can’t go down your drains.

Kitchen Drains

Most kitchen drains tend to amass biological substances, such as food debris. However, you can’t throw everything down your kitchen drain, even with a garbage disposal to break it up. For example, foods such as rice and pasta tend to swell with moisture. So if you accidentally pour a half a cup of rice down your sink, the garbage disposal is unlikely to break it up enough to prevent it from swelling in the pipes and causing blockages. Additionally, any cooking oil or food fat should go into the trash, rather than into your drains. While hot water liquefies fats (such as bacon fat), as soon as the water cools back down, the fat solidifies again, combining with other substances in your pipes and sticking in the drain.

Here are other substances you should avoid putting down your kitchen sink:

  • Coffee grounds
  • Food stickers
  • Fruit pits
  • Eggshells
  • Bones
  • Medications

A good rule of thumb for your garbage disposal is to never put any substance into the disposal that you couldn’t chew yourself. You are likely to break your teeth trying to chew on something like a peach pit, so throwing it down the drain is susceptible to damage your garbage disposal or clog your drain.

Bathroom Drains

Bathroom drains tend to be more sensitive because they don’t come with garbage disposal fixtures. So, if someone throws something non-flushable down the bathroom drain, you’re more likely to experience a severe clog that will require a drain snake or hydro jetting to clear. For example, you should never flush a cotton ball or paper towel down a sink drain or a toilet. Both of these substances absorb lots of water, rather than dissolve. So they can clog a drain incredibly easily.

Other substances you should avoid flushing down your bathroom drain include the following:

  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Paint
  • Condoms
  • Medication
  • Kitty litter
  • Cotton swabs
  • Microplastics
  • Hair

The best way to keep your drains free and clear is to get a sink hair catcher and dispose of any caught materials in the trash can regularly. Hair is a massive contributor to clogs, because it tangles with soap, toothpaste, and other substances, and builds up enough to prevent water from flowing smoothly down the drain. Read more about materials that tend to clog drains here.

Have a clogged drain? Give us a call at (702) 919-6331 today for Las Vegas drain cleaning!

Why Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Las Vegas?

We’re a locally owned and operated company that prides itself on honest business practices. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Las Vegas offers personalized service that aims to deliver real value to our long-time customers. We’ll be respectful of you and your property and thoroughly clean up our work site. You’ll be glad to know that we:

  • Are bonded and insured
  • Offer free in-home estimates with flat-rate pricing
  • Carry commonly used repair parts in our service vans

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Las Vegas is ready to exceed your expectations for what quality plumbing service should be in Las Vegas, NV. Whether you need drain cleaning on a Sunday morning, on a late weekday evening, or during a holiday, you’ll never see an overtime charge. Our prices are the same, any time, any day.

Call (702) 919-6331 today and experience the difference.