Professional Installation and Repair Services for Drains and Sewer Systems Throughout the Cincinnati Area
Drains and sewers cause serious problems for Cincinnati area homeowners when something goes wrong. Finding the right drain and sewer service quickly makes a huge difference when a clogged drain or wastewater and sewage backup happens in your home.
Thomas & Galbraith’s Cincinnati plumbers and drainage technicians diagnose the source of drain or sewer issues, using professional camera inspection methods to search for the problem’s cause and location within sewer systems. We perform any needed repairs, from clearing your clogged drains, busting through fatbergs to clear the main sewer line, or installing new pipes for the sewer system. Our licensed plumbing professionals are on call 24 hours a day to quickly correct any problems posed by in-home drain pipes or outside sanitary sewer system.
Contact us to have a skilled plumber perform any of the following drain and sewer services:
Cincinnati Drain Cleaning Services
Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing’s licensed, professional plumbing team is able to tackle a clogged drain affecting any of these plumbing fixtures or pipes:
- Sewer pipes
- Tub or shower drains
- Kitchen sink drains
- Bathroom sink drains
- Washing machine
- Floor drain
Drain cleaning allows water to freely flow through plumbing fixtures and pipes once more. However, sometimes a clogged drain requires further service to fully fix drainage. This can be the case with clogs in the home’s main drain lines or sewer lines. To investigate these hidden clogs, our plumbers use video inspection to look into your pipes and find the problem.
Turn Clogged Drains into Clean Drains with Drain Cleaning Services
Clogged drains can form in the lines of any plumbing fixture, including a sink drain or the p-trap below, a toilet, or even that main drain pipes that transport waste and wastewater out of the home. Drain cleaning services remove clogs from any drain, but additional repairs may be needed if the plumbing pipes have been damaged. Before getting to work to clear drains, an inspection is done so our plumbers are able to understand the severity of the clog and any other problems that may be present.
How Plumbers Unclog a Drain
Drain cleaning services can be performed with many different professional plumbing tools. The right tool to use depends on what the clog is made of, where the clog is located in the pipes, and how extensive the problem is. To clear drain lines, a plumber may use a drain snake, a rooter, or hydro jetting.
When drains are completely clogged and no water can flow through, the right drain cleaning solution can be dependent on the clog’s location. When there is only one clogged drain in the home , this tells us the clog probably isn’t too far down from the drain opening and is likely in the specific drain pipe that carries water out of that fixture. In this case, a drain snake may be fed down the drain in into the pipe. Once it reaches the clog, it is rotated to dislodge and break up the clogged materials. The clogged materials can either be pulled back out of the drain or are broken up into small enough pieces that they can safely flow through the pipes to the sewer.
When drainage is stopped in multiple fixtures throughout the home, it’s likely that the sewer line or main drain line is clogged. A rooter might be used to tear through tough materials such as tree roots, soil, and other matter clogging the sewer pipe. When drainage isn’t fully blocked but significantly slowed, hydro jetting might be used to clean out the plumbing pipes, removing stuck on grease, soap scum, and other matter that collects in the pipes overtime.
What Is the Cost of Drain Cleaning?
Drain cleaning services can be rather simple or very involved depending upon the clogged drain at hand. Cleaning out a single clogged drain is a less extensive process than removing a total blockage in a sewer line and repairing damaged piping. Before the Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing team gets started, we provide upfront pricing so you know the exact cost of cleaning service.
Signs Drain Cleaning is Needed
It’s important to clean drains and eliminate clogs before they grow out of hand. To be proactive, Cincinnati homeowners need to know the signs that a clog may be forming and drains clearing is needed. Below, find the signs that serve as a warning you have a clogged drain forming.
- If there is a gurgling or bubbling sound that comes from a fixture’s drain while in use or not, a clog is possible. You may hear this noise from an appliance or fixture in use, or another fixture while a water-consuming appliance runs.
- When water backs up through a drain instead of flowing down it, this is a sign of a clog in the pipe. When one plumbing fixture is used, you may experience water backing up in others. For example, flushing the toilet forces water up through the nearby sink drain.
- If water is pooling on the ground near the home or even at the basement floor drain, you probably have a clog. You might be able to see the stagnant pools or notice more insects in the area.
- The smell of sewage is hard to miss, which can seep up from the drains when a clog it is present. If the smell is odor in your home, you need to call a plumber.
Drain Cleaning and Repairs
Thomas & Galbraith Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Stop uses video inspection technology to visualize clogs and other problems deep within the home’s drain lines and sewer pipes. This technology allows for a quick and easy diagnosis of plumbing problems like clogs and damaged piping. Issues in buried pipes are found without digging and the problem is fixed faster.
Drain clearing services don’t always solve a plumbing problem entirely. Cleaning the drains does remove clogs and matter that restrict drainage, but it’s not going to solve the problem if there is a busted sewer pipe down the line. When these situations occur, our plumbers fully explain our findings an explore the options for repair with you. A pipe may need to be repaired or replaced, which can often be done through trenchless pipe bursting with little disruption for your family.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most plumbers use a drain snake that rotates as it’s physically pushed through the clog. This tool dislodges any debris and allows it to pass through the sewer system.
You can definitely try to unclog a drain on your own. The best solution is to run extremely hot water down the drain along with soap, which should loosen the clog and allow it to flow out through the pipes. If it doesn’t work the first time try a few more times. If this doesn’t work, you may need to hire a plumber.
It’s not recommended to use chemical drain-clearing products as these products usually have corrosive ingredients in their composition. They can damage or destroy pipes and septic systems, which will lead to more expensive repairs than call for a plumber to unclog your drain.
Plumbers have the experience to quickly and safely resolve any clogged drain issue. If you can’t clear the drain on your own, it’s recommended to hire a professional plumber to resolve the issue.
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Thomas & Galbraith Service Area
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