Drain Cleaning Services for Clogged Drains
Roto-Rooter’s plumbing professionals are available 24/7 to perform routine drain maintenance, emergency drain cleaning services and sewer cleaning. Our drain cleaning services include floor drains, downspout drains, storm drains, sewer drains, and more.
Roto-Rooter has been in the drain cleaning business since 1935, when Samuel Blanc patented the first electric drain cleaning machine and founded the first Roto-Rooter franchise. Today, the technology hasn’t changed much from Blanc’s classic invention, and uses blades to cut through debris to restore proper water flow.
As a premier drain cleaning company, Roto-Rooter is leading the industry by cleaning more drains and performing more sewer line repairs than any other company in North America. Roto-Rooter can help with any kind of clogged drain and address all sewer cleaning services. Our plumbers provide both residential and commercial services, addressing clogged kitchen drains, clogged bathroom drains, clogged outdoor drains, and clogged sewer lines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Kitchen Drain Cleaning
Over time, kitchen drains can run more slowly and eventually clog as greases, soaps, fats and detergents build up inside pipes. If you find yourself facing a clogged kitchen drain, a Roto-Rooter service technician who specializes in plumbing services will use a Roto-Rooter sink machine to cut through the clog, remove the debris, and restore your clogged kitchen sink drain to full functionality. As a leader in drain cleaning services and sewer cleaning, you can rely on Roto-Rooter's experience to solve your kitchen drain issues.
Bathroom Drain Cleaning
From showers and tubs clogged with hair and soap buildup to sinks filled with toothpaste and other grime, bathrooms present many challenges when it comes to keeping drains free and clear. Even toilets can be overwhelmed with toilet paper or non-flushable materials. Regardless of the challenge, Roto-Rooter plumbers have all the equipment necessary to address clogged bathroom drains and can provide expert sewer cleaning and drain cleaning services.
Bathroom Sink Drain Cleaning
Your first clue that you're facing a clogged bathroom sink drain is a sink that drains more slowly than usual. In addition to soap scum, hair, toothpaste, beauty products, and other substances can build up over time and contribute to clogged bathroom sink drains. Roto-Rooter expert plumbers are on call 24/7 to help you unclog bathroom sink drains. If you caught the clogged bathroom drain before the problem is too severe, DIY videos and resources on RotoRooter.com can help you unclog your bathroom sink drain.
Bathtub Drain Cleaning
In a busy household, a clogged bathtub drain can become a huge problem overnight. Soap, hair, pet fur, and even bath toys can contribute to clogged bathtub drains. With the proper plunger or drain snake, it's possible to unclog a bathtub drain on your own. If you can't identify the location of the clog or easily remove it yourself, Roto-Rooter plumbers carry all the tools of the trade necessary to get your clogged bathtub drain back in service again.
Floor Drain Cleaning
Basements and utility rooms feature some of a house's most important and frequently used residential plumbing fixtures. Roto-Rooter's expert plumbers provide a full range of basement plumbing services and drain cleaning services, but basement floor drain cleaning is one of the most common.
Floor drains in basements, laundry or utility rooms, garages and patios serve to keep excess water from flooding and causing damage. A Roto-Rooter professional can identify the location of the basement floor drain clog, provide expert drain cleaning services to clear away whatever is causing the backup, and provide you with maintenance tips and advice to prevent future floor drain clogs and keep pipes clear. With over 75 years in the industry, Roto Rooter is the industry leading drain cleaning company and can help solve your basement floor drain issues.
Outdoor Drain Cleaning Services
In addition to addressing indoor plumbing problems, Roto-Rooter is also ready to address clogs and other issues with outdoor drains. Cleaning the gutters is just one part of the equation--underground sewer pipes are susceptible to clogs from leaves and debris, causing water to back up into your home as well. Roto-Rooter's professional plumbers can clean downspouts, locate clogs in outdoor plumbing. and provide all the sewer cleaning and drain cleaning services you need.
Commercial Drain Cleaning
Roto-Rooter has been providing quality commercial drain cleaning services for more than 75 years. Our plumbing experts can solve all types of commerical, industrial and municipal sewer and drain problems. Foreign objects such as straws, paper towels, mop strings, utensiles, toys, and feminine hygiene products can cause blockages in a sink drain, floor drain, kitchen drain, toilet or sewer pipe. Roto-Rooter's plumbing and drain professionals have the commercial expertise and special equipment needed to address a full range of commercial drain cleaning services, including drain and sewer line cleaning, repair, and replacement.
Commercial Sewer Drain Cleaning: If you work in a busy restaurant, food processing facility, or other similar business, you'll find that grease and organic matter can build up in pipes and drain lines quickly and must be resolved immediately. We can help clear commercial sewer and drain lines in a variety of ways, including using high-pressure water jetting.
Commercial Sink Drain Repair: It's important for you to maintain your commercial sinks by keeping buildup at bay. Roto-Rooter® Drain and Grease Trap Treatment is an environmentally-friendly solution to ongoing drain maintenance. This product is pumped into your drain lines on a pre-programmed schedule, cutting buildup and maintaining proper drain flow. The treatment even helps reduce odors! Contact your local Roto-Rooter plumber to learn more.
Commercial Storm Drain Cleaning and Repair: Just like a home, your business might depend on storm drains to collect water during heavy precipitation and direct it to drainage lines before it ever comes into contact with your building. If storm drains are clogged or slow, you could experience flooding, water damage, and even unpleasant sewer backups. Roto-Rooter is here to help your business. Our plumbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for simple maintenance and cleaning services and for emergency flood service.
Residential Roof Drains
Most residential homes have roof gutters that flow into downspout drains that direct water away from the house. When those downspouts are connected to underground drains that flow to municipal storm drains or street gutters, they sometimes become clogged with tree roots and debris. These types of clogs cause gutters to overflow and the weight of the water can cause gutters to pull away from a house while inflicting water damage and rot to the structure. Please note that Roto-Rooter does not clean roof gutters or rectangular aluminum gutter downspouts.
Roto-Rooter can mechanically clean underground residential roof drainpipes as long as the pipe is made from heavy schedule pipe that can withstand the power and motion of the Roto-Rooter machine. Your Roto-Rooter service technician can make that determination with a visual inspection before attempting to clean and unclog the pipe. Older homes were often built with terracotta or cast-iron underground roof drains. These rugged pipes can easily withstand a Roto-Rooter mechanical cleaning. Old Orangeburg/bituminized/tar paper fiber pipe may not withstand a professional cleaning and Roto-Rooter may decline to clean it unless a customer signs a hold harmless release.
When equipped with underground roof drain lines, modern homes usually incorporate 4-inch diameter, nonperforated Schedule 40 PVC pipe underground roof drains. This heavy-duty pipe is built to accommodate and withstand regular Roto-Rooter mechanical cleanings. However, some homes may be equipped with light gauge, flexible corrugated plastic pipe instead. This type of pipe cannot be mechanically cleaned with a Roto-Rooter machine because it is too weak and unstable to withstand the power of the twisting cable and sharp cutting blades of the Roto-Rooter machine.
The length and diameter of the pipe are the determining factors for the cost of unclogging and cleaning roof drainpipes. Your Roto-Rooter service technician will visually inspect your roof drain system then quote you a fair price for cleaning it.
Commercial Roof Drains
Commercial roofs vary in type. Many are flat roofs while others have a pitch like residential roofs. Either way, Roto-Rooter is equipped to mechanically clean and unclog commercial roof drains to get them draining like new.
Flat roofs usually have drains spaced out around their perimeter. The drains are connected to vertical pipes that are usually connected to underground horizontal pipes connected to municipal storm sewers. Roto-Rooter can mechanically clean these drains from one end to the other to restore flow and prevent water collection on top of the building’s roof.
Roto-Rooter uses electromechanical cable machines, and if necessary, high-pressure water jetting to break through tough roof drain clogs of all kinds, and thoroughly clean the drains right down to the pipe walls. Your Roto-Rooter drain technician will visually inspect your commercial roof drain system then quote you a fair price for cleaning it, based on the diameter and length of the pipes.
Commercial buildings with pitch roofs may also require roof drain cleaning. Their roof gutters are usually connected to 4-inch diameter vertical roof drain pipes, which in turn, connect to 4-inch diameter underground horizontal pipes that flow into municipal storm drains just below street level. Roto-Rooter has the experience and mechanical capability to completely clean such commercial roof drains to restore full drainage to the system.
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Roto-Rooter was extremely professional and got the job done. Our house had not had a drain cleaning for probably 15 years. We had just moved into our house in May ... and we had been having drainage problems since then. It took our plumber 4 hours to clean the drain out because of how much build up there was. He could have given up but didn't. We are very happy with the service and would call them out again in a heart beat.
The tech arrived on time as scheduled. Determined the overall scope of problem. Then provided a written estimate for work needing to be accomplished. Then covered any area than ... could be soiled during drain cleaning. Then ran snake form basement garage drain up towards kitchen sink and found clog in the line. Also ran snake the opposite direction to reach outside line to sewer connection. He provided helpful hints for helping stop future problems. All the time being very polite and courteous while maintaining a clean work site and cleanup. Great job.
Friendly, knowledgeable technician. He got our drain cleaned out in a very efficient and professional manner. I would not hesitate to call Roto-Rooter for any future needs.