At Alpha Environmental, we offer several sewer and drain cleaning services—including clogged toilet draining and toilet drain 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.
Sewer 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 sewer lines—standard cleaning, main line cleaning, and video inspections.
Standard Drain Cleaning Services In Portland
The most common problems in your secondary lines may be due to:
- Excessive food
Standard sewer 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. To effectively eliminate clogs, most professional drain cleaning companies recommend hiring a professional at least once every other year.
Main Line Cleaning
A clog in the main line 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 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.
With a video 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.