Drain Cleaning Services – Snake or Cable Drains & Sewer Lines
If you have a clog in your drain, our plumbers can snake your drain and sewer lines and have your plumbing back up and running in no time.
We have been voted “Favorite Plumbing Company” by the readers of the San Bernardino Sun and Redlands Daily Facts for several years in a row. You will be happy to know we are family-owned and operated and have been in business for 36-years now.
Drain Cleaning Services
Are you experiencing plumbing problems or a backup in your house? We can help!
If you are not sure what is causing the backup, our professional plumbers can diagnose the problem and quickly fix and have you back to normal in no time at all. Once we find the source of the problem, we can use a plumbing snake often called an auger to help clear your drains and sewer lines. We offer 24-hour emergency plumbing services that include emergency drain cleaning.
Determining the Cause
How can you tell when you have a main line sewer stoppage? The main line connects your plumbing to your city’s municipal sewer line or septic tank. When the main sewer line is clogged, the first signs you will start to notice are in your toilet, bathtubs, and showers; their pathway is directly connected to the sewer as well as being the closest drains to the ground.
Eventually, these and other plumbing fixtures in your home will start to back up with grey or used water, which is quite often a gross sight to see, and also hazardous to you and your family.
To confirm a mainline blockage, we first start by checking your homes clean-out. Clean-outs are usually located in a home’s exterior, a 3-4 inch pipe extending from the ground with a noticeable cap. The cap is removed, and if there is visible water overflowing, you know you have a problem.
Most Common Causes
• Foreign objects
• Root infested pipes
• Years of mineral built up
• Pipe damage
Types of Plumbing Snakes
Hand Spinner – A hand spinner is a smaller plumbing snake that is generally used around sinks, showers, or a bathtub. They work well for clogs that are near these areas and doesn’t require more extensive equipment to be brought into your home.
Toilet Auger – You may hear this referred to as a closet auger or a water auger they are all essentially the same thing, a toilet auger. A toilet auger has a plastic cap on the tip to prohibit scratching your porcelain toilet. Toilet augers are great plumbing snakes for toilets.
Drum Augers – A drum auger is similar to other plumbing snakes; however, it has a blade on the tip to cut through and break up the clog to get your pipes flowing again. Drum augers should only be used by professional plumbers to ensure they don’t cause damage to your pipes.
Electric Augers – Similar to other pipe snaking equipment; however, an electric auger uses rotating blades to dice through debris like roots and foreign objects to help clear the lines.
BHI will provide same day service for any clogged drain. We will help you unclog or repair your drains whenever it is needed, including nights, weekends, and holidays with our emergency drain cleaning service.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does drain cleaning costs?
Every situation is different based on several factors like the location of the drain, area of the clog, type of clog, and if there is a clean-out or not. To get a more accurate price on our drain cleaning services, please call us at (909) 883-8827.
Do all homes have a clean-out?
No, many of the newer homes have clean-outs, but some of the older houses do not. If there is no clean-out snaking your sewer line becomes more challenging. Our plumbers can also add a clean-out if your home doesn’t have one.
What is a plumbing snake?
Plumbing snakes are often referred to as snakes, augers, rooter, and toilet jacks. A plumbing snake is a long piece of plumbing equipment that goes down your drain or sewer lines to unclog an obstruction in your pipes.
Do you perform video camera inspections?
Yes! If you are having problems with your sewer lines, it is best to get a video camera inspection so you and your plumber can get to the heart of the problem. When a sewer line is backed up, it could be a more serious issue like a broken pipe, root damage, or your pipes are closing in due to buildup on the wall pipes.
Can you snake my bathroom sink?
Yes, we can handle any plumbing problem you are experiencing. From your sink drain to sewer cleaning our plumbers are experienced and trained to handle any issue, even plumbing emergencies.
How much do you charge to snake a drain?
The cost to snake a drain will depend on several factors, including the location of the drain and how far down the clog goes. It is best to call us at (909) 883-8827 so we can better understand your situation.
What is the difference between a snake and an auger?
To most people, they are the same. An auger and a snake are used to clear your pipes of a blockage. However, an auger is flexible and won’t scratch your porcelain toilet. Both are very effective in unclogging drains and sewer lines.
How long are your plumbing snakes?
We have several different types of plumbing snakes, but all our plumbers have equipment on their vehicles that go up to 150 feet if you need something longer than that our hydro jetting service can cover up to 500 feet in length.
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