Drain clogged? Trust Apollo Home for professional drain cleaning and rooter services in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.
Homeowners understand why it’s important to invest in high-quality drain cleaning services. Getting your drains cleaned on a regular basis is a great way to keep your Cincinnati plumbing system working efficiently. At Apollo Home, we offer comprehensive drain cleaning and rooter services designed to keep your drains running smoothly.
Types of Clogged Drains We Can Handle
If you have a clogged drain, we can offer fast and reliable solutions. Give us a call and tell us what the issue is. Here are some common places we perform professional drain cleaning services:
- Bathroom, including toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers, and all other drains
- Kitchens, including sinks and dishwashers
- Basements, including washer drain, floor drain, and all other washbasins
Trust the Pros for Drain Cleaning in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
Drain cleaning, or rooter services, are performed using a jetting process shooting a specific amount of pressurized water into the drain system to clean out the pipes fully. Apollo Home’s plumbing experts may use a camera in the drain as the water attempts to rush through it to identify the clog. This gives our plumbers more information to resolve the issue.
While the snaking tool during a drain clearing punctures the blockage, drain cleaning sweeps the entire drain, removing any leftover debris remaining after drain clearing. The two procedures are most effective when used sequentially if the situation calls for it.
Regular maintenance can prevent a clogged drain from ruining your day. The pros at Apollo Home offer an EPA-authorized product called Bio-Clean. It’s eco-friendly, safe, and works by using naturally occurring microorganisms to eat away at the variety of substances adhering to the pipes in your plumbing and treatment systems. Although it sounds like something from a sci-fi film, Bio-Clean is actually easy to use and inexpensive.
For difficult drain blockages — tree roots penetrating pipes, for example — Apollo Home’s Cincinnati plumbers will usually perform a camera inspection, sending a small camera down into the drain to observe the problem area before determining a resolution plan. In a severe case such as this, the pipe (or a section of the pipe) may need to be replaced.
Whatever the cause, blocked drains are best handled by professionals. The hassle of attempting to repair the problem yourself can be an exercise in frustration and wasted time and rarely results in a satisfactory or permanent fix. Call us today to schedule fast and professional rooter services for your home!
Signs You Need a Video Camera Drain Inspection
You might need a drain line inspection if:
- Your home is over 10 years old, and you have never had the sewer and drain lines inspected.
- You’re buying an older home, and you don’t want any nasty surprises.
- You’ve noticed problems with the sewer line recently, such as slow drains, at least one clogged drain, clogged toilets, or shower and tub backups.
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Take advantage of the plan’s annual plumbing inspection to prevent problems before they become expensive headaches.
Apollo’s Drain Cleaning Checklist
Apollo Home’s licensed and trained Cincinnati plumbers are ready to help 24/7 and will go through the following steps to perform fast and effective rooter services.
Apollo Home will diagnose the situation by interviewing you about any history related to the situation, which will help identify the issue. We also check the drains and toilets in the vicinity to help determine if the clog is affecting just the one drain or multiple drains.
- Find the closest access to get to the drain (sometimes, it’s better to add an access point).
- Determine the best solution (cable, jetting or repair) for unclogging your drain and discuss all the options/methods.
- Attempt to clear the drain using the agreed-upon method — 90% of the time, the problem can be solved and nothing further needs to be done.
- In cases in which the first method doesn’t resolve the clogs, other solutions will be needed — some of those problems could include: heavy grease buildups, bellied or sagging drain lines, limited access to the drain line, poor venting, broken or damaged drain lines, and major root intrusions of the main (whole house/sewer) line.
Problems with the main line will require a camera to be used to help:
- Verify the main line is completely clean
- Ensure there are no underlying problems with the main line pipe, such as corrosion, cracks, separations, and roots
- Locate blockages that can’t be cleared
- Eliminate recurrence of the problem
Frequently Asked Questions
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Drain cleaning services average out at about $250, but difficult blockages can push your price up significantly. Your costs will depend on whether you need a video inspection or hydro-jet treatment. If your blockage occurs in your main sewer line, it should cost $100 to $300. A secondary sewer line is a little more economical, with prices starting at $99. Apollo Home offers rotating coupons and special offers that can help you save money on this service.
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Sewer backups generally originate in your basement drains, toilets, or bathtub. They can occur as the result of tree root intrusions, sagging, and cracked pipes. Heavy rains can also push debris into your line, causing a sudden clog. Drain backups originate in your kitchen or bathroom, so they’re often caused by hair, soap, and toilet paper. Fats, oils, and grease are your kitchen drain’s biggest enemies.
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A baking soda and vinegar mixture is a popular remedy because most homeowners already have everything they need in their kitchen cabinets. You can mix your own by pouring half a cup of baking soda into the offending drain. Follow with half a cup of vinegar. Now, all you need to do is plug the drain and wait. After an hour, pour boiling water down the offending drain.
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Snakes can push your blockage further down your pipe, which could elevate your costs. They can also cause mechanical damage to your pipes. If your line breaks in the process, flooding might follow, which can cause serious water damage to your flooring and furniture. Old pipes are particularly risky due to weak, corroded patches. Hydro jetting is a more effective solution that will keep even the rustiest pipes intact.
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