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Drain Cleaning in East Petersburg & Lancaster, PA

Quick & Effective Drain Clearing for the Toughest Clogs

Technician inspecting pipes beneath kitchen sink in a home. Woodgrain cabinets.Drain cleaning is the process of cleaning out a drain in your home.

It’s not uncommon for a drain to become clogged, but if you can’t unclog it by yourself or issues keep occurring, it’s best to call a professional so they can get to the root of the problem and clean it efficiently.

When a drain is slow or blocked, let Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical clear the clog for you. Our family-owned and -operated business has served the plumbing and drain needs of local families for over a century.

For safe and effective drain cleaning in the Lancaster area, call us today to schedule a service.

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Causes of Blocked Drains

Clogs can happen in the drain or anywhere in the sewer line. Your drains are under constant pressure to carry away wastewater and anything else that goes down the drain.

We’re equipped to remove clogs caused by:

  • Food scraps
  • Mineral buildup
  • Hair
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Grease or oil
  • Objects dropped into the drain
  • Tree roots

If only one drain is slow or blocked, the clog is generally found in that drain. However, if the drains in different areas of your home are clogged or backed up, or you have problems with recurring clogs or slow drains throughout the house, the problem may be in the main sewer line.

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Signs Your Drains Need Cleaning

The biggest sign is that you have slow-draining sinks or showers. Water shouldn’t take a long time to drain, and if it is, there’s most likely a clog or blockage.

If your toilet is overflowing often, that’s another sign of a sewer problem. Water backing up most likely also means your pipes or sewer lines are clogged. Lastly, you should never ignore a bad odor coming from your drains. This likely means there’s debris blocking your drain.

If any of these issues are left unresolved, you could be dealing with much more complex drain repairs. Don’t wait to fix them yourself or for them to clear up because clogs won’t go away by themselves.

Call (717) 207-8198 to schedule service and learn more about drain maintenance for your Lancaster County home.

Safe & Effective Types of Drain Cleaning

Clogs can be caused by a variety of materials, debris, and foreign objects. We use various tools and technologies to find and eliminate clogs in any drain in your home or the main sewer line.

Every method isn’t effective for every clog, so our technicians start by assessing the cause of the clog and where the pipe is clogged. Based on this information, we’ll use the most efficient method for clearing each type of clog.

Drain Snaking

One cleaning process is cabling, also known as drain snaking. In this method, a long, thin, flexible tube is put down the drainpipe. It has a metal coil on it that’s twisted to dislodge any item or blockage that may be inside.

If you do this yourself without extensive drain cleaning experience, you may damage your pipes.

Hydro Jetting

Another common method in cleaning drain lines is hydro jetting, where a special hose is used. The hose sprays high-pressure water through the plumbing system to effectively clean the inside of the pipes.

The water is shot out in various directions at the same time so gravity can wash any excess debris down the pipes.

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Drain Maintenance To Prevent Clogs

While you should never use chemical drain cleaners with harsh and corrosive chemicals, there are a few products that are safe and effective for preventing clogs.

Bio-Clean contains natural bacteria and enzymes that safely and efficiently dissolve organic waste into water and mineral ash, which can be safely washed out of the system. Bio-Clean works to remove organic materials, such as grease, food particles, sewage, and hair.

Root intrusion is another serious problem with blockages in sewer lines. Tree roots are attracted to the moisture and grow into the line until they break the pipe. Root-X is safe and effective for killing roots without causing harm to sewer pipes, septic systems, or vegetation that’s growing above ground.

We’re happy to recommend the safest and most efficient ways to clear your drains and keep them flowing. Call (717) 207-8198 to learn more.

Choose Lancaster Plumbing & Heating for Quick Drain Cleaning in East Petersburg, PA

plumber inspects the faucet on a kitchen sinkYour drains are a vital part of your home. If your systems aren’t working properly, such as your toilet not flushing or your sinks not draining, you’ll be greatly inconvenienced.

Our technicians are ready to help with your drain cleaning needs.

There are countless reasons why Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical should be your top choice for drain cleaning, including:

  • Background-checked, licensed, and highly experienced technicians
  • Upfront pricing and options for your project before we get started
  • Exceptional customer services highly recommended by past clients
  • Family-owned, locally operated, and invested in the Lancaster County community

Look no further than Lancaster Plumbing & Heating for sewer line inspections. Call (717) 207-8198 to schedule service today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions we receive about drain cleaning include: 

How do I unclog a sink?

To unclog a sink, you can try using a plunger to create suction and dislodge the clog. Another option is to use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar followed by hot water. If these methods don’t work, it’s best to call a professional plumber.

Can a drain snake damage pipes?

When used correctly, a drain snake is unlikely to damage pipes. However, if excessive force is applied or if the snake is used improperly, it can cause damage. It’s best to leave drain snaking to professionals who have the necessary experience and equipment.

Why does my drain clog after I cleared it?

There could be several reasons why a drain clogs again after it’s been cleared. It could be due to a partial blockage that wasn’t completely cleared, a deeper clog, or an underlying issue in the plumbing system. It’s recommended to have a professional plumber inspect the system and address the root cause.

How do I prevent drain clogs?

To prevent drain clogs, it’s important to avoid pouring grease, oil, or food scraps down the drain. Use drain screens to catch hair and debris, and regularly clean them out. Avoid flushing non-flushable items and consider regular drain maintenance to keep your drains clear.

Can I clear my drain myself?

Minor clogs can often be cleared using a plunger or using baking soda and vinegar. However, for stubborn or recurring clogs, it’s best to call a professional plumber.

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