Top Drain Cleaning Questions from Laguna Niguel Customers

Clogged drains are no laughing matter. We know that blocked drains cause problems for homes and businesses, which is why the plumbing pros at Laguna Niguel Plumbing and Rooter Pros are available to help 24/7. Whether you need preventive maintenance or clogged drain repair, count on us!

While there are some drain issues you can handle, other problems require professional tools and licensed expertise. Check out these frequently asked drain cleaning questions to get you started. If you don’t see the answer to your question, call us to speak with a Laguna Niguel plumber.

Why Is My Home’s Main Sewer Line Clogged?

Sewer lines back up for a few reasons. There could be tree roots growing into the line, debris may be blocking water flow, or the sewer pipe may be broken. The only way to know for sure is to have the line inspected by a licensed plumber.

How Can I Fix a Clogged Drain?

Taking care of clogs right away is the best way to avoid additional drainage problems and flooding. Start by choosing the right plunger for the job: a flat plunger for the sink and a plunger with a flange for toilets. If plunging doesn’t work, try a drain snake. You may be tempted to fix the problem fast with liquid plumber, but we suggest a gentler, homemade solution. Try a mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and hot water. If none of these suggestions work, the clog may need professional drain cleaning services. Call us and we’ll get you fixed up!

What Is a Sewer Line Camera Inspection and Why Do I Need One?

Sewer camera inspection services involve threading a thin, flexible rod into the sewer line. On the end of the rod is a tiny camera that records and takes pictures of the pipe’s interior. The camera sends back images in real-time so that you and your technician can see what’s happening in the pipes. This service is useful when you suspect you have a sewer line clog or a broken sewer line. The camera is able to find these problems instead of the technician excavating your yard to find the point of the problem. It’s a time-saving, affordable service that saves our customers hundreds of dollars.

What Is a Water-Jetter?

This professional drain cleaning tool – also referred to as a hydro-jetter – uses pressurized water to scour the insides of residential and commercial pipes. It’s used to get rid of tough clogs without damaging piping. This is an affordable option that cleans so well your pipes look better than the day they were installed.

How Do I Find the Location of My Sewer Line Cleanout?

Knowing where the sewer line cleanout is located means you can easily access it and clear blockages before they become a big deal. However, many homeowners have no clue where their cleanout is.

So, where is yours? Start by looking at your plot plan. This map, so to speak, is great to have on hand to give to technicians if you need professional plumbing services. If you don’t have a plot plan, walk outside and search for the cleanout visually.


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