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San Francisco Drain Cleaning

Some substances and objects can create stubborn clogs in your drains. Whether your shower, toilet, or sink isn’t working, you may want to call a plumber in San Francisco, CA, to handle your drain cleaning job. The licensed plumbing experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San Francisco have the tools to identify your problem and quickly resolve it.

Call us at (415) 906-2456 or request an estimate online to get service ASAP.

Why Do Drains Clog?

Even well-maintained drains clog every so often. People pour grease, soap, and hair down their drains regularly, and all of that residue catches on the edges of pipes, mixes with fats and soaps in the lines, and creates blockages. One of the best ways to avoid clogs is to ensure you don’t flush the wrong substances and objects down the drain.

Avoid flushing the following down your drains:

  • Eggshells
  • Coffee grounds
  • Fruit pits
  • Produce stickers
  • Paint
  • Medications
  • Household cleaners
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Paper towels
  • Condoms
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Ear swabs
  • Cotton pads
  • Makeup removal wipes
  • Kitty litter
  • Grease, oils, and fats

Make sure only human waste and single-ply toilet paper get flushed down your toilet as well. Toilets can clog quite easily, especially if you have an older plumbing system.

How Much Does It Cost to Clear a Drain?

The cost of clearing a clog varies depending on the location and severity of the problem. For example, a clog under the kitchen sink is easy to access and can probably be resolved in under two hours. The faster a job is likely to be, the less expensive it will be. However, some clogs are more complicated to fix. For example, if several of your drains are having the same slow-draining issue, you likely have a problem with your main sewer line. If your main sewer line is blocked, you will need the help of licensed plumbing professional to help. Different issues can cause sewer line clogs, but one of the most difficult to fix is tree roots. Tree roots are incredibly powerful and do their best to seek nutrients from any nearby sources, including your plumbing. If tree roots are causing a block in your main sewer line, not only do the roots have to be removed, but your sewer line might need to be replaced, making the repair much more expensive.

The only way to find out how much your bill will be is to request an estimate from a local plumber in San Francisco. Give our team a call at (415) 906-2456 to request an estimate from us!

How Often Should a Sewer Be Cleaned?

Routine cleaning for your sewer line can help keep it up and running longer. On average, you should aim to have your sewer lines cleaned every 18 to 22 months. Regularly cleaning your sewer lines prevents grease and sludge from building up in your pipes. It can also keep you ahead of any plumbing repairs you might need in the future. For example, if a plumber is cleaning your sewer lines, he or she might notice tree roots starting to intrude in your pipes. Alternatively, if you have cast iron pipes, your plumber might see the beginnings of corrosion, meaning you will know ahead of time that your pipes will need replacing soon.

Call our team for routine sewer line maintenance today!

Thorough Professionals

Because we utilize video cameras to inspect your pipes, you’ll have an opportunity to see the problem before we move ahead. Our staff uses HydroScrub® technology to ensure we rinse away any clogs thoroughly. We know that you rely on a functional plumbing system, so our technicians are available 24/7 for emergency services.

When you leave your job to Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San Francisco, you’ll receive quality service from professionals who respect you and your property. We charge the same price any time and any day.

For fast service from a plumber who serves the entire San Francisco area and can handle your drain cleaning project, call our team at (415) 906-2456.