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The Best Drain and Sewer Services in Cincinnati

Drain and Sewer Service for the Greater Cincinnati Area

Drains and sewers can cause you serious problems when something goes wrong. Finding the right drain cleaning service quickly can make a huge difference when a clogged drain happens at the worst of times. Thomas & Galbraith’s Cincinnati plumbers and drain technicians can diagnose the cause of your drain or sewer issue and clear your clogged drains. We on call 24 hours a day to clear any in-home or main sewer drains. Our technicians can even perform a sewer camera inspection if needed.

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Thomas & Galbraith Service Area

The Thomas & Galbraith team works throughout the following zip codes shown on the map. Don’t see your location on the map? Call us… we’re growing every day!

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Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can handle your issue whether it’s a simple clogged drain or something worse.

Over time your home’s main drain that your entire home empties into can become clogged with hair, grease, toys, and even tree roots. If your home’s main drain becomes clogged or is broken, a sewer line repair or replacement may be needed. Main drain repairs can get messy quickly, so Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing utilizes advanced trenchless technology to minimize the disturbance to your yard and driveway. 

We know that you don’t have time to deal with a backed-up or slow drain. Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is ready to help with fast, effective drain cleaning service the first time you call. We do our best to keep your home clean throughout this messy job. We always wear shoe covers, use drop cloths as needed and clean-up before we leave. Whether your toilet has overflowed, your kitchen sink is clogged by grease, your shower drain has a whole head’s worth of hair in it, a tree root is taking over your sewer line, or any other problem, Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is standing by 24/7 to help. 

If you are having drain problems over and over, your drain system might have started to fail. In that case, the first step is to get your line cleared. 

Our drain cleaning technicians are trained, certified, and specialize in all aspects of drain repair, replacement and relining for your home. The best way to eliminate your drain problems is to identify the source of the problem. We use a camera inspection that shows us blockages or damage in your pipes.  Once we can see the problem, we can recommend services to use to remove the blockage. 

Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing provides quick and professional drain and sewer service for your home. We’re on call to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our expert drain and sewer technicians can assist you in figuring out the best options to meet your needs.

Types of Drain and Sewer Services for Cincinnati

Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing provides the following drain and sewer services:

  • Drain clearing / cleaning
  • Camera inspections
  • Jetting of blocked lines
  • Sewer line repairs
  • Trenchless pipe bursting
  • Main drain replacements

Try These Simple Tricks from Our Drain and Sewer Experts

You might not need professional help for your drain problem. Don’t spend money when you don’t have to, try these tricks before you call. But, if you aren’t sure about doing any of these steps yourself, give us a call and we can come out and take a look for you. 

Think your sewer line is blocked?

  • If you think that your sewer line is blocked, the first thing you should do is shut off all water and don’t use any plumbing in the house until the blockage is cleared or you can isolate the problem
  • Check all plumbing fixtures in the home.  It critical that you don’t force anything else through a clogged sewer line.  
  • If you suspect your sewer line is blocked but not cracked or broken, you might be able to unclog waste and debris with a plunger.

Need to clear out clogged pipes?

  • Hot water can help dissolve a clog. Try pouring hot / boiling water into your toilet from waist height. 
  • Soap can help clear a clog by surrounding and lubricating it. Pour a quart of dawn soap down a clogged drain. The next time you run water the clog should flow out.

Prevent future plumbing problems!

  • Don’t pour oil or grease down your drains.
  • Don’t abuse your garbage disposal. Grease, bones, animal fats and skins should never go down your drain. 
  • Not everything can be flushed down the toilet. Toilet drains aren’t meant for heavy duty products like paper towels, wet wipes, and sanitary napkins. Sometimes, even products that claim to be “flushable” can collect in pipes and cause problems over time.
  • Avoid using chemical drain cleaners. They may be able to fix a clog, but they can cause irreparable damage to your drains. 

Protect your main sewer line is located

  • Roots seeking out water can cause havoc on your sewer line. Keep all plants’ root systems properly watered, and don’t place plants with extensive root systems near your main sewer line. 

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Drain and Sewer Terminology to Know

Branch drain
A pipeline that discharges into a junction with another pipeline or at an access junction, inspection chamber, manhole or other point of access.

When a plumbing fixture overflows due to a drain stoppage.

A collection pit for sewage, formed from concrete or brickwork. Purpose-made hydraulic equipment is used to periodically empty the cesspit. 

Cleanout Plug
A plug in a drain pipe or trap that allows access. The plug is used when an obstruction needs to be cleared.

Drain-Waste-Vent System
A system that allows air to enter the home’s plumbing system. It maintains proper air pressure which helps drain wastewater from toilets, sinks, and showers. 

Foul Water
Another term for “wastewater”. Foul water is water that has been discharged after being used in households or in a plumbing process.

The main is either a pipe or cable that serves as a primary distribution system. It is usually found beneath areas like footways or service zones.

A shaft or chamber with a cover that is located over a drain or sewer. Manholes allow technicians to inspect, test or clear and remove obstructions from underground.

Septic tank
An underground tank that decomposes and purifies sewage that flows slowly through it. The tanks is divided into two or more chambers or compartments by scum boards.

Wastewater from your home’s toilets, baths, and sinks. It can include liquid waste from your laundry as well.

Shutoff Valve
Used to shut off water supply to a sink or toilet. Shutoff valves are installed under sinks and toilets and are sometimes referred to as an Angle Stop, Straight Stop or Supply Stop.

Surface water that collects from heavy rainfall or melting snow. 


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