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Drain Cleaning in the St. Louis Metro Area

When your toilet won’t flush and water won’t drain in your home, the most likely culprit is a clogged mainline or main stack in your home. 

Give us a call and we’ll help you get your drains flowing again.

No Extra Charges for Emergency Service!

Got a Clogged Drain or Sewer Pipe?

Give us a call at (314) 820-0086 or fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible. 

Drain Snake/Sewer Auger For Sewer Cleanouts & Clogged Drains

When your toilets won’t flush, and drains won’t drain anymore, the best tool is often a Sewer Auger, also known as a drain snake.  An auger is a power tool consisting of a motor attached to a semi-rigid metal line that feeds into your sewer system, turning the whole time to clear your drains.  They have detachable heads that can either grab debris that is clogging your sewer lines, or even cut through tree roots that have grown through the joints in your pipes.

Your sewer mainline clog is often caused by:

  • Tree Roots
  • Flushable Wipes and other debris that get caught in the pipes
  • Non-Flushable Items that get flushed, like washrags or even children’s toys
  • Grease Build Up

Hydro Jetting

Some older clay pipes, or PVC pipes could be damaged by a Sewer Auger. In these cases, Hydrojetting is the best option to clean out your clogged drain.  A hydrojet uses high pressure water to clear debris from your sewer lines.  Hydrojetting is most useful when you’ve got a drain clog caused by grease or mineral build up that have clogged your pipes, that a sewer auger won’t easily clear.

What Causes Clogged Sewers & Drain Pipes?

There are many causes of clogged sewers and drain pipes, some are avoidable, like flushing something that shouldn’t be flushed.  Others are just a result of time.

Tree Roots In Sewer Lines

As your trees grow, they send out roots digging deep into the the ground searching for water.  Smaller roots find the joints in older, more often clay pipe sewer lines, and grow into them, finding the water inside.  Once they’ve found water, more roots grow into the same area.
 
Over time, the roots can completely fill your sewer pipe causing a blockage.  Usually, the blockage is caused by solid debris like toilet paper getting caught on the tree roots, and water and other solids no longer flow through your pipes.
 
Sewer augers can clean the roots from your system, solving the problem.  Sometimes, the roots cause damage to the pipes and sections of your sewer may need to be replaced.

Non-Flushable Items

We’ve found wash rags, diapers, sanitary products, and even children’s toys clogging our clients sewer lines.  Obviously, these things should never be flushed, but life happens, and we’re here to help when it does.

No Wet Wipe Is Flushable, Even the Ones Labeled as Flushable

Over the past several years we’ve noticed an increase in drain clogs caused by wet wipes. Often, these wipes were marketed as “Flushable” by the companies selling them.  We recommend NEVER flushing anything other than toilet paper, which breaks down quickly and flows through the sewer system.

Need help getting your sewer or drain lines cleared?

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