A clogged drain doesn’t seem like a big deal, and most people will try to fix it themselves. However, do-it-yourself methods will not solve a more serious plumbing problem. In fact, those who resort to chemicals or other harsh methods of clearing obstructions can harm their plumbing system. When you’ve got a stubborn clog, let the professionals at General Plumbing and Rooter lend a helping hand.
Reasons for a Clogged Drain
There are many causes for clogged drains. Some can be prevented with proper usage of your fixtures, while others are a product of time and environmental factors. Some factors impacting the flow of water through your pipes can include:
- Excessive amounts of toilet paper
- Improper disposal of paper towels, disinfectant wipes, feminine hygiene products, cotton balls, or other supplies
- Tree roots invading your pipes and causing an obstruction
- Scale buildup, sediment, or other materials clinging to the side of your pipe
A clogged drain can cause your fixtures to drain slowly, or you may notice multiple fixtures clogged at once. Additionally, any foul odors or strange smells coming from your drains can indicate a clog or other plumbing problem. When your plunger isn’t getting the job done, it’s time to call a professional.
Drain Unclogging Services in Contra Costa County
We start with an in-depth inspection using advanced camera equipment to get a closer look at your pipes. Our experienced technician will identify the exact location and cause of your clogged pipe in order to determine the best method for clearing it. We utilize professional-grade snaking equipment to clear obstructions and restore full functionality to your residential or commercial plumbing system. When snaking is not ideal, we also offer a range of drain cleaning and pipe repair services.
Drain Cleaning with General Plumbing and Rooter
Some stubborn buildup is best treated with hydro jetting, a convenient trenchless form of clearing obstructions using an existing access point. A nozzle spraying multiple streams of high-powered water is used to break down scale buildup and other persistent blockages. The debris is simply washed away down your plumbing system for a quick and easy solution.
When corrosion or tree root invasion have left behind damage, General Plumbing and Rooter can also repair your pipes once the obstruction is cleared. We offer a variety of traditional excavation repairs and modern trenchless techniques to suit every need. We can even replace your damaged pipe without digging a trench on your property. We will help you find the appropriate solution to fix your pipe in a timely manner and minimize the impact to your property.
Work with Your East Bay Drain Cleaning Authority Today
A clogged drain can quickly turn into a flooded bathroom or kitchen, so let our knowledgeable and friendly drain experts handle it. General Plumbing and Rooter is available day or night for your plumbing problems. We service both Alameda and Contra Costa County customers. Our upfront pricing paired with same-day service make us one of the most coveted drain cleaning specialists in the area. We even offer free estimates, so give us a call today if you have a clogged drain in your home or business.