While some simple clogs can be cleared at home using store-bought chemical drain cleaners, you’ll need help from a professional to clear a clogged drain deep in a pipe. Our service professionals are also experienced in clearing complex drain clogs, such as a clogged dishwasher drain or washing machine drain. No matter how clogged your residential drains are, our friendly plumbing team can be relied on to clear clogged drains quickly with minimal disruption to your normal daily life. We’ll get your drains flowing freely again, no matter how stubborn the clog is. Reach out to our team today to learn more!
How Our Plumbers Handle Clogged Drains
Clogged drains in your home should be fixed as quickly as possible to prevent damage to your plumbing system and allow you to return to your normal routine. Our customers rely on us and turn to us for repeat services because we don’t waste time or try to upsell you services you don't need. When you trust the service professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of the Shenandoah Valley to effectively clear your clogged drains, you can have peace of mind we'll show up on time, in uniform, and in a branded vehicle, so you know who is entering your home. We're happy to answer any questions about our residential drain-clearing process. In general, our process for clearing clogged drains includes:
- Initial Call - When you call us to schedule plumbing services, you’ll explain to them some of the things you’re experiencing in your home. They will get some basic contact information from you. Shortly after, a representative will call you to schedule an appointment.
- Video Plumbing Inspection – When we visit your home to clear your clogged drain, we'll determine if performing a video inspection on the system is possible so we can thoroughly inspect the line and find any issues. Our sewer camera inspection methods allow us to look inside your wastewater lines rather than having to cut through your walls or dig up your yard. This non-invasive technique is fast, efficient, and effective, saving you time and money.
- HydroScrub Jetting - Once we know what’s causing your clogged drain, we can clear it using advanced HydroScrub Jetting technology. This machine uses high-pressure water jets to clear and clean stubborn blockages in your pipes. Our HydroScrub Jetting machine can remove grease, oil, hair, and fat that clings to the inside of your lines, causing clogs, slow drains, and backups. Our hydro jetting method is faster and cleaner than other options, pushing debris out of your pipes and into your city's sewer system. It’s also gentle on wastewater lines and effectively prevents clogs from reoccurring in the future.
- Biodegradable Drain Cleaners - Once your clogged drain is completely cleared, we’ll use a biodegradable drain cleaner to fully flush out and clean your line. Harsh chemical drain cleaners can damage your water lines over time, eventually leading to cracked or burst pipes. Store-bought chemical drain clearers can also seep into the groundwater system and cause environmental damage.
Our Emergency Plumbing Services
We offer emergency plumbing services in Front Royal and Winchester, VA because we know clogged drains and other plumbing emergencies can occur at any time. We believe it's an emergency if you can't use your shower, toilet, kitchen sink, air conditioning, or water heater. We quickly respond to our emergency dispatch line and help customers return to their normal daily routine as quickly as possible.
What Are the Common Signs of a Clogged Drain?
There are a few warning signs that you have a clogged drain:
- You have slow-moving wastewater disposal lines.
- Your toilet is gurgling when you’re using a bathroom sink or shower
- Your drains are emitting bubbling, sucking, or grinding noises.
- Odors are coming from your drains, like rotting food, sewage, mildew, or sulfur.
- There are puddles of water forming near fixtures such as your shower, bathtub, toilet, sink, water heater, or laundry machine.
What Caused My Clogged Drain?
Many different things can cause a clogged drain, and we won't know what the culprit is until we inspect your drain line. The most common causes of clogged drains are:
- Food scraps, particularly coffee grounds, and eggshells
- Hair or animal fur
- Soap scum
- Oils and fats
- Dental floss and plastic flossers
- Cotton swabs
- Paper towels and other paper products
- Baby wipes and makeup remover wipes
- Feminine hygiene products
- Bottle caps and razor blades
- Discarded plastic
Can Hard Water Cause Clogged Drains?
Hard water deposits can cause clogged drains. High concentrations of dissolved minerals like magnesium and calcium can cause clogged drains in faucets and pipes. Over time, these deposits will worsen, creating a smaller hole through which water can travel.
Can I Clear a Clogged Drain with Baking Soda & Vinegar?
Unfortunately, these DIY solutions for clogged drains just aren’t that effective. They can also leave residue behind in your drains that can cause further problems down the road.
Do You Need Clogged Drain Repair in Front Royal?
If you need your home’s clogged drains cleared in Front Royal or Winchester, VA, the plumbing professionals at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Shenandoah Valley are here to help. No matter how stubborn your clog is, our team will quickly and effectively clear it for long-lasting results. We’re here to help with all your plumbing needs so you can get back to your normal routine as soon as possible. Start the process today by requesting an estimate online!