Alexandria 703-388-6529 Fredericksburg 540-424-9497

Drain Cleaning

Efficient Drain Cleaning in Alexandria, VA

When your home or business has clogged drains, you need it taken care of as quickly as possible. At The Pipe Doctor Plumbing & Drain, we specialize in drain cleaning in Alexandria, VA. Our proven methods unblock the drain, eliminate odors and allow you to enjoy the full use of your plumbing fixtures.

We offer two methods of drain cleaning. Mechanical cleaning, also called drain snaking, uses a set of blades on a flexible cable. The blades chop up tree roots, hair, and solid waste clogs. We also offer water jetting. This process uses pressurized water, much like a power washer. The jet of water clears grease, mineral scale, tree roots, food debris, and waste from the drain.

Importance and Benefits of Drain Cleaning

A layer of grease, mineral scale, or soap traps hair, food debris, skin cells, and fecal matter. As bacteria break down these organic materials, they release foul odors. Hydro jetting and snaking get rid of the debris and eliminate the unpleasant smells. Clearing debris from the drain also reduces stress on the drain and the connected pipe. Clogs create a lot of pressure, which can break the pipe. By keeping the drain clean and free of clogs, we lower the risk of a cracked or burst pipe. Clean drains allow the wastewater to immediately flow through the pipe and into the sewer, so you won’t have to wait for a sink or tub to empty.

Signs You Need Drain Cleaning

If you notice any of the following signs, you have a clogged drain that needs prompt cleaning:

  • Foul drain odors
  • Slow emptying
  • Gurgling sounds
  • Pooled water in fixtures

Common Causes of Clogs

While almost anything can clog a drain, some of the most common causes of the clogs our drain cleaning company removes from residential and commercial drains include

  • Tree roots
  • Hair
  • Grease
  • Soap
  • Mineral scale
  • Excessive amount of toilet paper
  • Flushing of hygiene products
  • Foreign objects
  • Solid waste
  • Mineral scale


What to Expect from Our Services

When we arrive to perform drain cleaning services, you can expect us to perform a thorough inspection of the drain. We may ask questions, such as how long the drain has been clogged. While we clean the drain, we ask that you not use the plumbing system. We complete most drain cleaning visits in one to four hours. After we finish cleaning the drains in your home or business, we clean the work area. Our technicians also provide helpful advice on proper drain use to help you prevent future drain clogs and problems.

Benefit from Our Drain Cleaning Solutions

Clean drains courtesy of a plumber in Alexandria, VA, from our team can help you maintain a clean, comfortable, and convenient environment. We offer a $50 discount on drain cleaning for all new customers. For more information about our drain cleaning methods or to schedule an appointment and have your drains cleaned, contact The Pipe Doctor Plumbing & Drain today. Call us or fill out the form to get started.

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They relined my sewer pipe that was 70 years old and failing. Now everything is doing great!

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Owen and team did a perfect job on replacing a PRV valve. He triple checked his work and educated me on the process and tips for future tweaks if necessary. Friendly and highly competent professionals...

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