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Drain Cleaning Services in San Clemente, CA

We’re equipped to clean all drains, showers, toilets, and sewers, including yard drains. You name it, we clean it. We’ll video and trace the problem and make repairs as needed. We have installed thousands of sewer cleanouts. We can do it all!

Does your house have a ground-level sewer cleanout? If not, you should seriously consider putting one in. We use power snakes and powerful water jetters as needed.

When To Clean Your Drains in Corona Del Mar

Your drains will give you signs that it’s time for a cleaning. It’s essential to pay attention to these before your clogged drains cause damage to your home. They can also cause your appliances to stop functioning properly.

Common signs include slow drains that are running slower than usual. These will usually get progressively slower as the clog grows. You may also notice strange smells or gurgling. The decomposition process causes the smells, and the gurgling occurs as trapped air tries to escape the drain.

If one drain is clogged, you’ll likely notice other drains start to clog as well. It’s also common to see puddles of water forming near the base of sinks, bathtubs, and showers.

Clearing the Clog

If you want a natural solution, pouring boiling water is always a good place to start. Follow this up with a little baking soda and vinegar, let it sit for five or 10 minutes, then pour boiling water down the drain to clear it.

You can also use over-the-counter drain cleaners, but these should be used sparingly as they can damage pipes and plumbing systems. It’s also acceptable to use a plunger to try to remove the clog through pressure.

But, keep in mind, these solutions will only remove shallow clogs. For deeper clogs, you’ll need to schedule professional drain cleaning that can apply hydro jetting and other solutions to remove clogs deep within your plumbing system.

Don’t attempt to snake the drain yourself or stick coathangers and other objects down the drain to clear it. These efforts can easily damage your pipes. Also, don’t attempt to “blow it out” by using firecrackers, gasoline, or other flammable substances to burn it out. Not only is it dangerous, but it also won’t work.

Are your drains clogged? Contact Bill Metzger Plumbing at (949) 492-3558.

We can do everything from hydro jetting to complete clogged drain line repair in San Clemente, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, and throughout Orange County. When your drains are clogged, you can depend on our professional plumbers to get the water flowing again!

Our Drain Cleaning Services

  • Kitchen drains
  • Bathroom sink drains
  • Bathtub drains
  • Shower drains
  • Mainline drains
  • Floor drains
  • Clogged toilets
  • Sewer drains

We’ll unstop the drain in your home, guaranteed! We will even use our advanced camera technology to help ensure your drains are clear and your problems are gone for good.

Call Bill Metzger Plumbing at (949) 492-3558, or contact us online to schedule your drain cleaning services today.

Why Choose Bill Metzger Plumbing?

Clogged drains? No problem! At Bill Metzger Plumbing, we specialize in clearing drains. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, basement, or toilet, we can handle any drain. We have advanced tools and technology to get to the root of the problem. Along with a great price, every time you call Bill Metzger Plumbing, you also get:

  • Reliable technicians: Our technicians are background checked, drug-tested, and properly trained.
  • Cleanliness guaranteed: We respect you and your property.
  • Same-day service: Call before noon, and get service today! You can even get emergency service at night or on weekends.

Frequently Asked Drain Cleaning Questions in Laguna Beach

We’ve been around long enough to know that while some clogs and drain issues can be handled on your own, many require the expertise of an industry professional. We’ve put together some common questions we encounter when helping our customers with their drain problems.

Are drain clogs usually minor fixes?

While some small clogs can be knocked out with chemical drain cleaners, there are drawbacks to using these excessively. Something simple like a hair, grease, or buildup clog may be removed with chemical drain cleaners, but these chemicals take a toll on your plumbing system and usually don’t remove the entire clog (meaning it will come back later).

There’s always the possibility that your clog indicates a deeper problem in your drainage system, such as a broken or blocked sewer pipeline or tree root infiltration. If these problems aren’t ruled out, they could result in larger, more costly damage later.

At Bill Metzger Plumbing, we’ll use our advanced camera technology to understand the cause of your clog so you can be as proactive as possible in securing repairs.

Should I have drain cleaning performed annually, even if I don’t have a clog?

Much like an annual physical for your health, or a tune-up for your car, it’s advisable to schedule yearly maintenance and cleaning for your home’s drain system. It may seem like an inconvenience, but it will alert you to minor problems before they become larger, more expensive repairs. It will also ensure your plumbing system is at peak performance year-round, saving you money and time.

Remember to schedule drain cleaning services if you’re moving into a new home as well!

Can I buy my own high-powered drain cleaning equipment and do it myself?

While nothing is stopping you from doing so, it probably isn’t a great idea. Our plumbing contractors are the most highly trained plumbing experts in the region, and we pride ourselves on our industry knowledge and experience. While some plumbing problems have quick DIY fixes, it’s more cost-effective to hire a professional and let them use their equipment when you need extensive repairs.

Is repiping my home a good investment?

Repiping is a great idea if your drains are old, rusty, or breaking! Bad pipes can cause smelly water and metals to leech into the water you use to drink, bathe, and do laundry. Bad pipes also contribute to fluctuations in water temperature and leaks. While repiping your home is an investment, it will pay off in the long run by saving you money on expensive repairs.

Are flushable wipes really flushable?

The short answer: no. Wipes should never make their way through your plumbing system, and if they do, there’s a good chance they’ll get stuck. While toilet paper is made to break down quickly in your septic system, wipes take much, much longer, meaning they could contribute to costly clogs in your plumbing system.

Even extra-thick toilet paper takes longer to deteriorate, so do yourself a favor and toss the wet wipe in the trash where it belongs!

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