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Clogged Drain Services

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Local Clogged Drain Specialists Near You!

There is always a reason for clogs and blocked drains: usually, it is the gradual accumulation of grease, grime, and another build-up causing slower draining.  These factors make build-up grow even faster.  When most of the pipe is blocked, it only takes a small piece of food or other debris to block the remaining opening — you now have a backed-up sink, shower, or bathtub.  That is frustrating and disrupts your daily routine and it and seems to always happen at the worst time. Hometown Plumbing provides affordable drain and sewer cleaning services to all San Diego, Riverside and surrounding areas.

Clear the Clog

If a few minutes with a plunger or a single try with a liquid drain cleaner doesn’t do the job, avoid wasting time and call a professional.  Especially if you have been having recurring drain problems.

TIP:  Enzyme-based products break down grease and are often effective for drains and sewer lines.  But they need overnight (with no water use) to work, and it may take several tries.

Frequent clogs are not normal.  They mean that too much grease or foreign materials are going down the drain, the insides of your drain pipes or sewer line are rough with scale or corrosion, or the last drain cleaning wasn’t thorough.

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Kitchen Drain Clogs

Clogged drains are most common in the kitchen. Typically, kitchen sinks become clogged when liquefied fats or grease cools and solidifies, coating the inside of the drain pipes. That grease tends to trap food debris, and that in turn traps more grease. The process can escalate rapidly when you are doing a lot of cooking and not keeping grease out of the sink.

Liquid drain cleaners based on sodium hypochlorite (bleach) are not particularly effective on grease, and other types based on acid or lye (lye is sodium or potassium hydroxide) can indeed harm pipes.  Even plastic pipes.

TIP:  Keep a jar near the sink to hold cooking fats and grease until garbage day.

Bathroom Drain Clogs

Next come showers, tubs, and bathroom sinks.  Here hair and soap scum are the most common culprits.  You can often clear the clog in a bathroom sink by removing the “J” or “U” shaped trap under the sink.  Just be sure you are ready to catch all the water.  Unfortunately, there is no access for tubs and showers.  But you can clear hair trapped right at the drain simply by pulling it out.  And liquid drain cleaners often work well.

TIP:  Be sure you have drain screens on all your bathroom fixtures.

Laundry Room Drain Clogs

Here problems come from a combination of lint and fabric softener, but they are treated pretty much the same as hair clogs.  And like kitchen sinks and bathroom clogs, a plunger frequently does the job by dislodging the blockage even if it is a little way down the pipe.  But overflow outlets and vents may keep you from creating the necessary pressure.

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What People Say About Hometown Plumbing

I would love to appreciate the Hometown Restoration team for their prompt service and quick arrival in a dire moment. My husband and I had a minute leak caused by our dishwasher when we got back from vacation. Gladly, they helped us mobilize the Insurance Company. The team did a great job of getting our house cleaned out and put back together in a timely manner. All their Employees were positive and understanding of our situation and seemed to really care about our needs above all else.

Goodness, gracious! I thought I had written a review in the past, but right now, I feel differently. This is the most effective and spot-on company that my husband and I have ever dealt with. We had an intense leak on our slab, and it caused extensive water damage by nightfall with their dryers, humidifiers, and blowers. They responded to all my probing and helped me pick up your phone calls, our texts, and this is simply amazing. If you have any type of water damage, save yourself the stress, and use this company.

Hometown Restoration was a lifesaver. We had a huge water leak above our kitchen that flooded our downstairs. Hometown quickly came out and helped us get a plan for how to deal with the damages. They packed our belongings into a pod, removed the destroyed cabinets, and dried everything out. They helped coordinate with our plumber and insurance adjuster to make sure everything was handled. I strongly recommend Hometown Restoration if you have water damage in your home.

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Why Choose Hometown Plumbing for Clogged Drain Services?

We are experts at economical yet thorough sewer and drain cleaning, with all the right equipment. Whether residential or commercial our equipment inventory includes the right size power cable (drain snake) — not too big for a home fixture, not too small for a sewer line, and up to 100 feet long. For tough problems, we have the latest in-pipe video inspection cameras as well as powerful hydro-jetting equipment that removes every last bit of grease, grime, and scale.

We are ready for prompt arrival 24 hours a day, every day of the week to meet your emergency needs.  After the initial inspection you receive an upfront pricing before the work begins.  And our workmanship and your satisfaction are guaranteed.