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Unclog Drain

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A clogged drain can cause a number of serious issues to your plumbing, and should be taken care of immediately. To prevent a backed-up drain, possible water damage, and pest infestation, contact a plumber to assist with the maintenance.

Do I Need Drain Unclogging Services?

Your drain may be experiencing major buildup within the pipes due to solid materials, grease, food, and hair getting stuck in your plumbing. It’s important to regularly maintain all drains throughout your home to avoid possible clogging and unsanitary situations from occurring.

What Are The Benefits of Drain Unclogging Services?

Hiring a plumber to unclog your drain is necessary to prevent potential flooding, bad odors, and an unhealthy living environment. Clogged drains can also attract cockroaches which can be a major issue, so it’s best to eliminate the source of the problem before it gets any worse.

What Types of Household Drains Are Clogged?

The most common drains susceptible to clogging in your home include your sink, shower, basement, and toilet. These drains are also in the most highly used rooms in your home, making it evermore important to keep the pipes cleared and free of buildup. Most drains can be cleared without the use of chemical solutions, which can actually cause more harm to your plumbing than when using specialized tools.

How Long Does It Take To Unclog a Drain?

Depending on the extent of buildup within the plumbing, it could take less than two hours to unclog your drain. Even the most stubborn problems can be fixed efficiently by a professional, but should be addressed early on to avoid further damage to your home.

What Materials Are Needed to Unclog a Drain?

To unclog a drain it will require the use of a hand snake, plunger, split joint pliers, a wire brush, and a bucket. Specialized equipment may also be necessary for extensive flooding, and will be provided on an as-needed basis.

Are There Hidden Charges For Unclogging Drains?

When a clogged drain is ignored for too long, it could potentially cause flooding in your home. If your basement drain, toilet, sink, or bathtub starts to flood your home, then it may require the use of special equipment to remove the excess water at an additional cost.

How Much Does It Cost to Unclog a Drain?

On average, it will cost around $160 to hire a professional to unclog your drain. Depending on the extent of work to be done however, it can cost anywhere between $110 and $234 to complete. See our price guide on Cost to Unclog a Drain to learn more.

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