Drain Cleaning Services in Portland, OR

At Alpha Environmental, we offer several standard drain cleaning services—including clogged toilet draining and toilet drain cleaninggutter cleaning and more—to help you prevent costly repairs in the future. While DIY solutions may be tempting, they are also temporary and, if done wrong, can cause long term damage to your pipes. Drain your toilet—not your wallet—and hire one of our professionals.

Drain Cleaning Methods

With over 20 years of experience, we understand the best method to use for your specific problem. Our experts are well versed in the three methods used to unclog drains—standard cleaning, main line cleaning, and video drain inspections.

Standard Drain Cleaning Services In Portland

The most common problems in your secondary lines may be due to:

  • Hair
  • Grease
  • Excessive food

Standard drain cleaning using a professional snake will push any blockage through and out of your pipes. Its long flexible wire rotates down the drain and virtually shreds any items blocking the pipes, simultaneously pushing through any larger objects that may be causing an obstruction. A home-grade drain snake is typically only effective for small drains, as it has a limited reach. While many homeowners only use or purchase simple drain snakes due to cost and ease of use, effectiveness isn’t usually taken into consideration. For effective drain cleaning, most professional drain cleaning companies recommend hiring a professional at least once every other year.

Main Line Drain Cleaning

A clog in the main line drain can lead to a sewage backup in your home or yard, resulting in costly repairs to both the line and your home.

Telltale signs of a main line drain clog include:

  • Gurgling noises in your drains or toilet
  • Sewer odor and sewage back up
  • Water back up or flooding

If water is backing up in the lowest part of your home (typically in the basement), it’s very likely you have a main line problem. Usually, this is caused by larger items that have been flushed, or tree roots growing near and around the pipe, causing an obstruction. Fear not—we’ve got your back. Our professionals know how to best solve this issue based on the cause as well as the size and type of clog, and the age of your home and pipes.

Drain Camera Inspections

With a video drain inspection, we’re able to see everything inside the drain in high definition and check for possible damage—like holes or cracks. Sometimes, clogging happens not just because of accumulated mud or debris, but due to damaged pipes. The camera makes it easy to inspect the damage and pinpoint the exact location that needs repairing.

Gutter Cleaning

A gutter clogged with items like sticks, leaves, and other debris can result in a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home. Not to mention, gunky gutters make really nice homes for little rodents, pests, mold, wasp and bee nests. Gross. To avoid this nasty mess, get your gutters cleaned at least twice a year (spring and fall). While this is an excellent rule of thumb, you may need to clean your gutters more often depending on how many trees are nearby. Why? The more trees there are, the more sticks and leaves there are, resulting in more obstruction to your gutters.

While cleaning your gutters may sound like a common—if not, annoying—chore, it can actually be a very dangerous task. According to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2.1 million Americans had ladder-related incidents between 1995-2005, averaging at 136,000 cases a year! Save your time and your neck by hiring one of our professionals.

For more information about our drain cleaning services, call Alpha Environmental at (503) 292-5346.

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Why Choose Alpha Environmental

Our goal is to get the job done right while protecting our client. We are committed to ensuring you are safe in your residence, no matter what. We are fully licensed, bonded, insured, and here to help with all of your environmental needs.

Family Owned & Operated

We pride ourselves on strong company values that translate into service levels which go above and beyond average service providers

21+ Years Experience

For over two decades we've been doing the dirty work, serving residential and commercial customers in the greater Portland area

Care & Ownership

Our entire team is committed to ensuring your home or place of business is safe and every job gets done the right way

David D.
Lake Oswego, OR
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My wife and I experienced a hot water pipe busting in the crawlspace. It has been a total nightmare. However, Chris and his team provided expert quality care, with timeliness and the greatest degree of professionalism. I would HIGHLY recommend Alpha Enviornmental!
Zhanna S.
Beaverton, OR
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Can’t say enough about Alpha Environmental! Their costumer service is 10/10, they have really good systems in place, responsive, and professional. The gals in the scheduling department are always so kind! As a real estate agent, I use Alpha’s services numerous times a year. Either it’s for Mold bids, oil tank decommissioning, radon etc. They always do a fantastic job! Thank you for all the work you do!
Kristen L.
Portland, OR
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Wow where do I even begin?? We’re absolutely thrilled by the work Alpha has done for us and we’re eternally grateful to them for ridding our house of asbestos tile! They’re polite, kind, professional — from estimator Filo to manager Dame to Jake, Melvin and the other two guys on the crew (so sorry we didn’t get your names) — you guys are awesome and we so appreciate your help. Our house looks amazing. The peace of mind you’ve given us is priceless. We can’t thank you enough. We’ll certainly be in back in touch if we ever need any of your services again. Thank you thank you!!!
Jeff S.
Salem, OR
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Alpha environmental's employees were punctual, pleasant to work with and there services are reasonably priced. I highly recommend them because I would use them again in the future.
Lea C.
Tualatin, OR
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Took a water sample in for lead testing and they were so fast and helpful. Rodolfo was so nice and informative in explaining the testing and what it meant! Would definitely recommend everyone to go there and will go to them for any future needs!
Claire B.
Portland, OR
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Alpha environmental was extremely helpful in navigating me through the process of testing some leftover construction debris for asbestos so I could take it to the dump. Their office manager spent time with me on the phone discussing the options for sample collection, and was extremely friendly in answering my many questions. Sample drop off at the office was easy and the results even came back a few days earlier than expected. Will definitely return if I need more sampling done!
Jeff C.
Tigard, OR
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I would highly recommend anyone wanting, quick efficient services relating to environmental testing to check out Alpha Environmental. Not only was the staff friendly and responsive, but also professional! If I could 6 stars out of 5, I would!
Jotham P.
Portland, OR
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We used Alpha Environmental Services to conduct our home inspection, radon testing, sewer scope and oil tank decommissioning. Every part of their service was really professional. They took so many great photos of the house during the inspection and offered lots of explanation on what they found. Great team. Highly recommend!
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