Have a Slow or Clogged Drain?
Clogged or slow drains are common plumbing issues that, if left untreated, can lead to even bigger problems. It’s important to resolve minor drain issues with drain cleaning before a major sewer line backup occurs. If you are experiencing a wastewater backup, don’t wait—call Len The Plumber to get your drain cleared today!
Our drain cleaning experts service Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Delaware, and the Philadelphia area. See our complete service area here »
If you have a clogged drain or you need drain rooter service, call Len The Plumber now at (800) 950-4619(800) 950-4619 for same day service. We can fix any plumbing problem you’re facing—guaranteed!
Sewer & Drain Cleaning
From kitchen sinks to main line sewer stoppages—we’ve seen it all! Our certified, professional technicians have the latest drain cleaning equipment to solve your issues. We have decades of experience providing drain and plumbing rooter service and protecting drainage systems. We will get it cleared for you—the first time, every time!
We Can Fix Any Clogged Drain Issue
Our plumbers in the Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Northern Virginia; Delaware; and Philadelphia areas have seen and done it all when it comes to clogged drains. We have the experience, expertise, and tools to fix a wide variety of issues, and our extensive drain cleaning services include:
- Clogged toilets, sinks, tubs, etc.
- Video camera inspections
- Sewer line replacement
- Wastewater or sewage backups
- Root infiltration
- Drain vent cleaning
- Rain leader drains
Don’t see your problem listed? Call (800) 950-4619(800) 950-4619 and ask us about it! We’ve seen (and fixed) drains clogged with everything from hair and soap scum to cat litter and kids’ toys!
Why DIY Solutions Don’t Work
For regular drain maintenance, you can rinse your drains with a large pot of very hot water (followed up with cool water) or a 1:1 solution of baking soda and vinegar followed by hot water the next morning. These maintenance techniques will help prevent gunk from building up in the first place.
However, if you’ve been sending things down your drains (that includes your toilet) that you shouldn’t be—like eggshells, coffee grounds, feminine products, “flushable” wipes, or gobs of hair in the shower—you may end up with a giant wad of items in your pipes that can neither dissolve nor move further to the public sewer system. When that’s the case, you need the help of a professional to get the clog loose. Baking soda and vinegar just won’t cut it.
And just so we’re clear—stay away from chemical drain cleaners! They will eat away at your pipes and often don’t solve your problem anyway. In many cases, trying to fix a clogged drain yourself can make things worse. Your money is better spent on professional plumbing services.
Frequently Asked Questions About Drain Cleaning
Properly flowing drains are critical to your home’s safety and efficiency. If you’re worried about your drains or fear you may have a clog, take a look at some of the common questions our experts receive from homeowners just like you!
How can I prevent drain clogs?
For regular drain maintenance, it can be helpful to rinse your drains with hot water, followed by cool water. You may also wish to use a 1:1 solution of baking soda and vinegar, followed by flushing the drain with hot (not boiling) water. This will help prevent soap scum and other gunky buildup from gathering in your drains and impeding their flow.
One crucial piece of advice we always give is to stay away from chemical drain cleaners! These will eat away at not only your clog, but your plumbing system as well, and can cause costly damage over time.
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What should I use to clean my drains?
When you have a tough clog that is backing up the water in your drain, here are a few methods you can try before enlisting the help of a professional:
- Baking soda and vinegar, followed by flushing the drain with hot water
- Snake or auger to break up and remove the clog
- Cup plunger for small clogs in your sink or drain
Notice that chemical drain cleaners are NOT on this list. That’s because, unbeknownst to many homeowners, liquid chemical drain cleaners can wreak havoc on your plumbing system, eating away at your pipes and causing expensive damage. If you want to try a liquid drain cleaner, opt for an all-natural enzymatic product that won’t have harsh effects on your plumbing.
Why call a professional for drain cleaning?
Why is water coming out of my drain?
Your Mid-Atlantic Drain Cleaning Experts
We’ve got all the latest in drain cleaning equipment from motorized snakes to root cutters and more. No drain cleaning job is too small or too large for our licensed and certified plumbers in the Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Northern Virginia; Delaware; and Philadelphia areas.
In need of a sewer and drain cleaning company “near me” in the Mid-Atlantic region? Call (800) 950-4619(800) 950-4619 today or schedule service online, and we’ll get your drain cleaning issue resolved ASAP!