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Drain Cleaning Services in Virginia Beach

Drains are an integral part of your plumbing system. If one or more of your drains starts to slow down or even clog, you have a plumbing issue on your hands that takes time and effort to solve. For drain cleaning services near you, call our Virginia Beach plumbers.

Contact us at (757) 694-4625 for drain cleaning services today!

Why Do Drains Clog?

Even well-maintained plumbing systems clog on occasion. It’s inevitable. Most substances have the potential to clog your drain even when taking great care to avoid flushing the wrong thing. There are some objects and substances that shouldn’t go down the drain at all that most people aren’t aware of. For example, the following should never go down your drains or into your toilet:

  • Eggshells
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Coffee grounds
  • Paint
  • Medication
  • Household cleaners
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Makeup removal cloths
  • Ear swabs
  • Cotton pads
  • Cotton balls
  • Condoms
  • Paper towels
  • Grease, oils, and fats

While they might seem small, all these things have the potential to catch on each other or the sides of your drains and start to form a clog. For example, while ear swabs are small, the cotton ends on both sides absorb water, making them larger, and the middle is stiff, not pliable, meaning they could easily catch in a pipe and stick there.

If your pipes are not draining, give our team in Virginia Beach a call at (757) 694-4625!

Best Drain Cleaning Option

Wondering what the best way to clean out your drain is? If the drain isn't completely clogged, start by carefully pouring boiling water down the drain. Hot water heats and liquefies any residual oils and fats within the drain, making it more likely to dislodge any clog worsened by those fats.

If that fails, and the clog is easy to access, try using a drain snake or wire hanger to dislodge the clog and bring it back up through the drain. Throw any substances or objects you catch with this method directly into the trash. If your clog is cleared after snaking it, pour hot water down the drain for good measure.

Last, call a plumber for your Virginia Beach drain cleaning service. The last thing you want to do is use a chemical, caustic drain cleaner from your local grocery store. Chemical drain cleaners work by eating through the clog in your drain, and it can also eat through your pipelining and pipes if you're not careful.

Looking for drain cleaning in Virginia Beach? Call us at (757) 694-4625 to request an estimate!

How Much Does It Cost to Clean Out a Drain?

The cost of drain cleaning depends on several factors, including the location and severity of the clog. However, you can expect to pay anywhere from $85 to $800 to clear the drain. The simpler the problem, the less expensive it will be to resolve. For example, a good plumber can solve a clog in a kitchen sink in less than two hours without a problem. However, if your clog is in your main sewer line, the work involved in clearing it out will take much longer and might involve more than one plumber to fix. Some sewer line clogs happen because of tree roots, for example. Trees have powerful roots that seek out nutrients and moisture in the surrounding soil. There are plenty of both in your sewer line, so tree roots can find their way into your pipes, sometimes breaking them in the process. If a plumber needs to repair a sewer line with tree root intrusion, you might need a completely new sewer line, which is both time consuming and expensive.

How Do You Know If Your Main Sewer Line Is Clogged?

There are a couple of signs to look out for if you suspect your main sewer line is clogged. All of your drains lead to your main sewer, so if you notice a problem with drains across the property, you know the main sewer line is probably the issue. Additionally, because all your drains are connected to your main sewer line, any clog in the pipe will cause strange behavior with your plumbing. For example, if you flush your toilet and water starts backing up into your shower, it’s probably because your main sewer line is clogged.

If you suspect you might have a clog in your main sewer line, give our Virginia Beach plumbers a call as soon as possible.

Why Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Virginia Beach?

Plumbing and drain cleaning is our specialty. Mr. Rooter Plumbing is the trusted name for plumbers nationwide and for a good reason. Our Mr. Rooter plumbers are top-notch, experienced, licensed plumbers who love to provide great work and excellent customer service with every job. We also use the latest plumbing technology. Our team uses the HydroScrub – Jetter to clear clogs with a high-pressure water stream, breaking up tough clogs, keeping your pipes safe, and cleaning them all in one service.

Ready to get started? Call us at (757) 694-4625 or request an estimate for your next drain cleaning service today!

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