Drain Cleaning

A-1 Speedy Rooter And Plumbing

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Drain Cleaning

Feeling frustrated by a clogged drain or a blocked or backup toilet? Drain cleaning will clear up the problem in no time! In most circumstances, you can solve the minor issues with a plunger found at your local plumbing supply store.

However, if more than one drain in your home is clogged, you may have a bigger issue on hand. It could be signs of a severe problem in your septic system or the main sewer line. In this case, you will need to call a professional drain cleaning service to assist you.

Here are some red flags you should watch out for:

  • Colored water (brown, red, and yellow)
  • Foul, smelling odor from raw sewage or water from the drain
  • Water backing up from the drains in the shower, bath, toilet, or sink
  • Slow draining water
  • Gurgling or abnormal sounds in your pipes
  • If you notice any of these symptoms in your home, call us immediately at (714) 497-0869 to schedule a drain cleaning!

A-1 Speedy Rooter and Plumbing, Inc. is the #1 Drain Cleaning Company In Orange County! We specialize in professional and thorough drain cleaning, making your home feel fresh and new! Got an emergency? We offer 24 hour plumbing services! Whether it’s to unclog a drain or a blocked toilet, our emergency plumbers are ready to go when you give us a call! Call Us (714) 497-0869.

  • Drain cleaning:
    • Is the process of clearing debris and blockages from drains.
    • Can be done manually or with the use of specialized equipment.
    • Is often done to prevent clogs and backups, and to keep drains flowing freely.
    • Can be done on both residential and commercial properties.
    • Is typically done on a yearly or bi-yearly basis.
    • Can be done as a preventative measure, or it can be done in response to a clog or backup.
    • Can be a messy and dirty job, so it is important to wear protective clothing and equipment.
    • Drain cleaning chemicals can harm people and pets, so it is important to use them safely and follow all manufacturer instructions.

  1. The average cost of a professional drain cleaning is $125.
  2. Drain cleaning is typically needed every 1-2 years.
  3. The average cost to have a plumber clear a clogged drain is $225.
  4. The average cost to clear a clogged drain yourself is $50.
  5. The most common cause of clogged drains is grease build-up.
  6. Hair is the second most common cause of clogged drains.
  7. Soap scum is the third most common cause of clogged drains.
  8. The best way to prevent clogged drains is to use a drain cover.
  9. You can also prevent clogged drains by regularly pouring boiling water down them.
  10. If you have a clogged drain, the best way to clear it is to use a plunger.

The most common causes of clogged drains are grease, hair, soap scum, and food. Grease can build up over time and eventually harden, causing a blockage. Hair can also build up over time and cause a blockage. Soap scum can accumulate on the walls of the drain and eventually cause a blockage. Food can also cause a blockage if it is not properly disposed of.

There are a few key signs that a drain is starting to become clogged. The first sign is usually a slow drain. This is when water starts to drain more slowly than usual from the sink, shower, or tub. Another sign is water backup. This is when water starts to backup into the sink, shower, or tub when the drain is used. The final sign is bad odors. This is when there is a foul smell coming from the drain.

There are a few ways to prevent clogs, and the best products will vary depending on your chosen method.

One way to prevent clogs is to use a drain cover. This will keep hair and other small objects from going down the drain and causing a clog. You can find drain covers at most hardware stores.

Another way to prevent clogs is to use an enzymatic drain cleaner.

The most common mistake people make when trying to clear a clogged drain is using too much force. This can damage the pipes and make the problem worse. Another common mistake is using the wrong type of plunger. The wrong type of plunger can actually push the clog further down the drain.

The consequences can be very serious if a drain is not properly cleaned. First, if there is food or other organic matter present in the drain, it can attract bacteria and other microorganisms. These can cause disease and infection and can also lead to odors. Additionally, if the drain is not cleaned regularly, it can become clogged, which can cause water to back up and overflow. This can lead to water damage, mold, and other problems.

Drains should be cleaned as often as needed to keep them clear of debris and flowing freely. Depending on the drain type and its use, this could be anywhere from once a week to once a year.

For example, a kitchen drain used daily for cooking and cleaning is likely to need more frequent cleaning than a bathroom drain that is only used a few times a week.

Think of it this way: like veins that run through the body, pipes are meant to deliver water throughout your home and are also used to expel the home’s sewage. Clean pipes help the home function and run properly.

However, just as clogged arteries cause heart problems and heart attacks, clogged pipes cause major problems in your home. Keep your pipes clean and cleared out to maintain a healthy home.

More importantly, a thorough pipe cleaning will make a world of a difference to how your home can function and feel. It will also add greater value and comfort to your living situation.

We’ve Found The Culprit! Clogs Unraveled

Clogs are a nasty enemy to your home drainage system. Although it is a natural wear-and-tear issue, proper maintenance will keep them at bay.

What are the most common causes of clogs? Your neighborhood plumber is here to break it down for you.

  • Soap Scum
  • Hair
  • Dirt and Sand Buildup
  • Grease
  • Shellfish
  • Food Waste
  • Baby Diapers
  • Feminine products
  • Small objects
  • Flushable Wipes
  • Mineral Buildup
  • Tree Roots
  • Maintaining your pipes with occasional drain cleanings is a great way to make sure your pipes are clog-free. Therefore, we recommend hiring a professional drain cleaning service as a routine maintenance measure for your home. Although it’s common to call on an as-need basis, it doesn’t hurt to safeguard your home’s pipelines before the damage is done.
  • Routine preventative care is essential.
  • Don’t flush objects, diapers, or feminine products down your toilet.
  • Dispose of all grease, oil, shellfish waste, and food scraps in the trash or compost.
  • Use a drain filter for your kitchen sink and a hair catcher for your bathtub drain.
  • Take regular measures to maintain a clear drain.
  • Pour hot water down the kitchen sink every week to wash out any residue that has built up.
  • Lastly, once a month, clean out any hair from the drain and drain stoppers in the shower.

DIY Drain Cleaning Without Chemicals

Our clients often come to us with questions for plumbing maintenance. If your garbage disposal is clogged or you’re wondering how to clean your sink drain, you can try any of these DIY drain cleaners.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Mixture

  • Baking soda and vinegar is a classic combination that can clean every part of the bathroom and kitchen, and the drain is no exception.
  • Boil some water in a kettle, and pour it down your clogged drain, reserving some of the liquid for later.
  • Then, take a mixture of 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of white vinegar and pour the liquid down the drain.
  • Leave the liquid to sit for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Proceed to pour the reserved boiling water down the drain, which should help clear any blockages.

Try a Plunger

  • A plunger utilizes air pressure to forcefully clear away blockages and break up any clogs in the pipe.
  • First, remove the drain covers or stoppers from the drain’s opening.
  • Place the plunger over the drain opening, and pump the plunger to create suction.
  • Without letting go of the suction, fill the bathtub with enough water to cover 1-2 inches of the plunger, and begin to pump the plunger with water from the tub.
  • The suction and air pressure combined with the force of the water will create enough motion to move and break up any clogs or debris within the pipe, thereby clearing the pathway.

Avoid Chemical Drainers

  • Chemical drain cleaners may be a cheap, shortcut, short-term solution, but will, unfortunately, end up causing more long-term damage (including to your health).
  • Call us instead! We’ll do all the dirty work, and will thoroughly clean your drains without the chemicals that damage and corrode your pipes, saving you and your home money in the long-run.

A-1 Speedy Rooter To The Rescue!

  • We use cutting-edge technology to help you solve your plumbing needs, and when it comes to proper drain cleaning, pipe inspection cameras are effective in detecting and pinpointing the exact cause of the blockage.
  • Our highly trained technicians are quickly able to get to the core of the problem and address it with the exact solution.
  • Tree roots are usually the main culprit of a breakage in the main sewer line, and our technicians will immediately spot this with a pipe inspection camera.
  • Finally, in the case that your main pipeline is clogged because of residue buildup, we suggest our services in Hydro Jetting, which will be an effective way to clean out your pipes. Our plumbing technicians will use a tool that utilizes a high-pressure water hose that is capable of cutting through layers of grease and dirt buildup, leaving your pipes clean, clear, and fresh.

A-1 Speedy Rooter and Plumbing, Inc, offers solutions to all your plumbing needs! In addition to drain cleaning, we offer services for water heater leaks and repairs, repiping, toilet repair and installation, shower installation, faucet installation and repairs, and more!

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Based on 16 reviews.
Ashlyee Small
Ashlyee Small
Hired A1 Speedy Rooter & Plumbing to fix a hose bib that froze over the winter. Bernie and Simon replaced the hose bib and installed switches with a wall access panel so that I can turn off water to the hose bib and prevent the problem from happening again. They were super professional, fast, and helpful. Highly recommend; would hire again
Don Lott
Don Lott
Excellent. Repaired bath faucet. Cartridge went bad. Gave me a time window so I knew when to expect them. Plumber was super nice and fixed the faucet no problem. Price was very reasonable.
Maryanne Randall
Maryanne Randall
Prompt and honest service. Quick and efficient. Very happy with the work performed and would definitely call if any need arises in the future.
william bell
william bell
Very reliable, punctual, responsive. Great quality of work. The team from A1 Speedy Rooter & Plumbing came over on short notice to unclog our kitchen sink and repair some parts that were leaking water. The results looked great.
Faith Garretat
Faith Garretat
Simon was so amazing! They were fast, same day, great price, and professional!! They cleaned up their mess and were very personable. He told me how to take care of the drain if I had any issues and even gave me recommendations on what I could do about some remodeling and people he'd worked with in the past. I'll hire him again
Gloria Holden
Gloria Holden
The best service I've ever had! The guy that came knew right away what my issue was, within 10 minutes of being there. He was kind and didn't ask for anything, I still gave him money! Called before come by, and very respectful, will definitely use again and refer
Dianne England
Dianne England
I hired them last week for a plumbing job and they were on time, friendly, HONEST and fair priced. I'd definitely call them again!
Andy Buchanan
Andy Buchanan
Within an hour, these guys were at my door with excellent service and fixed my clogged drain right away! Thanks guys!
Estelle Trujillo
Estelle Trujillo
Awesome! Did an great job fixing my bathroom drain and had great response time. He was very nice and easy to work it!
dustin thompson
dustin thompson
I have used A1 Speedy Rooter & Plumbing on a number of occasions. They have always been super helpful, understanding and courteous, whether over the phone, or in person. They always answered my questions in detail, and their prices were straight forward, and reasonable. I would highly recommend them.

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