Residential Clogged Drain Cleaning in Sacramento, CA

Clogged Drain Cleaning by Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Sacramento

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Sacramento offers thorough clogged drain cleaning services for homeowners in Sacramento, CA by experienced service technicians. A blockage in your pipes can be a frustrating dilemma and may mean you can’t complete simple daily tasks like washing dishes or taking a shower. Our services with upfront pricing are designed to provide you with a hassle-free option to get plumbing issues like these fixed promptly.

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Mr. Rooter service professional working on a clogged drain under a sink

How to Spot a Clogged Drain

Some blocks in your drain are obvious, especially if they are close to the sink drain. In these cases, water tends to back up immediately and results from hair, soap scum, and other build-up. However, different types of drain clogs further down can be harder to detect. As part of our commitment to exceptional customer service, we educate our customers on what to look for with a clogged drain. Common signs include:

  • Water beginning to back out of the drain and into the sink
  • Water drains very slowly out of the sink or shower as it pools in the base
  • Bubbles in the toilet when you run the bathroom sink faucet
  • Gurgling sounds in drains after running the clothes washer or dishwasher
  • Foul odors emanating from drains in sinks

Common Causes for Clogged Drains at Home

If it’s mostly water being flushed down your drains, you might be wondering how they ever get clogged. It stands to reason that even the smallest particles would get washed away and into the sewer or septic system. The truth is, everything that goes down the drain has a chance to get caught on the pipe walls, making it more likely that additional gunk will start to collect, eventually causing a blockage. Therefore periodic drain cleaning is so important. Common debris that causes drain issues are:

  • Food particles
  • Grease
  • Soap scum
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair

Home Remedies to Clear Drain Clogs

If you notice a clog in a pipe, drain cleaner doesn't have to be your first go-to. A homeowner's best tools are a plunger and a drain snake. If the clog is in a shower drain, use the drain snake to navigate down the pipes and push the clog clear. If you’re trying to clear a sink drain, grab the plunger and follow these steps:

  • Put a wet rag in the overflow hole in the sink
  • Remove the sink stopper
  • Place the plunger over the drain hole to keep water from entering it
  • Fill the sink with water until it covers the rubber part of the plunger
  • Gently lift one side of the plunger to let a little water into the drain and cover it again
  • Work the plunger up and down about 12 times, and then fully remove it from the drain
  • Repeat this multiple times until the drain is cleared
  • Run hot water down the drain for a couple of minutes to flush clean

The Importance of Acting Quickly to Fix Clogs

Clogs in drains can cause larger issues than just water backing up into your sink. As debris clings to the walls of your pipes, it can accelerate deterioration or cracks where pipes are joined together. Routine plumbing maintenance can help keep drains clear. However, if you notice a drain clog and cannot dislodge it with a plunger or snake, contact us for help immediately, and we'll clear the issue.

Get Help with Clogged Drains in Sacramento

With Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Sacramento, you can always expect an upfront clogged drain repair cost with no overtime charges. We provide a fast response to residential clogged drain cleaning in Sacramento, CA, to ensure you can get back to completing household tasks. Contact us for service today.

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