Drain Cleaning in Virginia Beach

Drain Cleaning Tools We Use

We use the latest plumbing technology, our team uses the HydroScrub – Jetting technology to clear clogs. This high-pressure water stream breaks up tough clogs and cleans them all in one service.

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Drains are an integral part of your plumbing system. If your drains start to slow down or 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. We offer emergency plumbing and 24/7 plumbing services to help get your drains working again!

Contact us for drain cleaning near you today. Or you can request your service online. We offer a $95 drain cleaning special!


Drain Cleaning | FAQs

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 can catch on each other or the sides of your drains and start to form a clog. For example, while ear swabs are small, they can easily get caught in a pipe. The nonpliable center and cotton sides can get lodged in a pipe and start a huge clog.

DIY Drain Cleaner

Wondering what the best way to clean out your drain is? 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. But it can also eat through your pipe lining and pipes if you're not careful.

Check out some tips for some help:

  • Use Boiling Water. If the drain isn't completely clogged, pour boiling water down the drain. Hot water heats and liquefies any residual oils.
  • Try Using a Drain Snake. If that fails, and the clog is easy to access, try using a drain snake. This can 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.
  • Call In the Experts. Last, call a plumber for your Virginia Beach drain cleaning service.

How Much Does It Cost to Clean Out a Drain?

The cost of drain cleaning depends on several factors. The location and severity of the clog make the greatest price impact. 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. If a plumber has to unclog the main sewer line, the work 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 in the surrounding soil. 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 or trenchless sewer pipe repair. This can be both time-consuming and expensive but we'll give you options and work within your budget.

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. If you notice a problem with drains across the property, you know the main sewer line is probably the issue.

Since all your drains are connected to your main sewer line, any clog will cause strange behavior. For example, if you flush your toilet and water backs up into your shower, your main sewer line is clogged.

Need reliable drain cleaning in Virginia Beach? Reach out to us to schedule your service or to learn about our $95 drain cleaning special.

Professional Drain Cleaning Near Me

Over the years, we've had the privilege of serving thousands of customers in Virginia Beach and beyond. To us, cleaning your drains isn't just another "job". You're our customer and calling us in a time of need. As such, you can count on us for courteous, quick, and expert service.

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Virginia Beach:

  • We offer a $95 drain cleaning special (contact us to learn more)
  • We hold a Master Plumber license
  • We offer same day and next day service
  • We have 40+ years of combined experience in the trade

Plumbing and drain cleaning is our specialty. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Virginia Beach is the trusted name for plumbers nationwide and for a good reason. Our licensed plumbers love to provide great work and excellent customer service!

You're welcome to visit our reviews page to see why our customers love our services. To learn more about our company, visit our meet the team page. Ready to get started? Call us or request an estimate for your next plumbing service today!

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