Drain Cleaning in Ventura County
Comprehensive Drain Cleaning & Drain Clearing Service
Did you know? Gallegos Plumbing is known as the number one plumbing contractor throughout Ventura County. Our plumbing professionals possess the experience and expertise to identify the causes of clogging and carry-out cost-effective repairs and maintenance to keep your drains clean and clog-free. Our drain cleaning professionals are certified and insured to take care of the following:
- Traditional Drain Installations
- Drain Repair
- Preventative Maintenance
We can handle clogs and blockages in drains throughout your home and property in Ventura County and surrounding areas including Agoura Hills, Channel Islands Beach, Carpinteria, Calabasas, Camarillo, Downtown Ventura, Fillmore, Hollywood Beach, Las Posas Estates, Moorpark, Mandalay Bay, Newbury Park, Oak View, Ojai, Oxnard, Oxnard Shores, Port Hueneme, Santa Barbara, Santa Paula, Saticoy, Silverstrand, Simi Valley, Somis, Spanish Hills, Ventura, Ventura Beach, Ventura Harbor. Our services are including but not limited to:
- Kitchen Sinks
- Main Drains
- Tub Drains
- Toilet Drains
- Floor Drains
- Shower Drains
- Bathroom Sinks
What Causes A Clogged Drain?
More often than not, tree roots grow into sewer lines due to cracks or shifts in the original sewer main pipes.
Also, kitchen drains may clog due to food or oils and grease congealing in the drains. One daily tip we recommend for preventing build-up is clearing your plate of food into the trash before rinsing it off into the kitchen sink. Additionally, when using your garbage disposal, run the water for an extra minute or so to help wash off excess food debris.
Another major culprit of clogged drains in households is hair. When you shower, hair winds up in the drain, and that can create clogs that span several feet within your pipes.
Drain Cleaning FAQ
Before scheduling an appointment with a plumbing professional, we understand that you may have additional questions about the overall process and expense of cleaning and unclogging your drains. Here are some of the main queries we receive from new and returning customers!
How much do plumbers typically charge to unclog a drain?
The cost of drain cleaning and clearing main sewer lines mostly depends on the cause and scale of the clog and build-up. Schedule a visit with one of our plumbing professionals to receive a same-day quote! For larger, more costly drain cleaning and unclogging projects, we offer financing options.
How does a plumbing professional repair a slow draining sink?
Unless your drain is clogged with a build-up of hair, one DIY unclogging method we recommend is pouring ½ cup of baking soda down your drain, followed by a full tea kettle of hot, boiling water. If the clog and slow draining persists, it’s time to contact a plumbing professional to inspect your drains, pipes, and main lines.
What’s the average cost of hiring a professional plumber?
The cost of hiring a plumbing project varies according to the type and scope of the repair. At Gallegos Plumbing, we charge by project, not the hour, for a job done right every single time.
Safe Methods and Eco-Friendly Drain Cleaners
Plumbing professionals are trained, certified, and insured to use industrial-strength equipment such as motorized drain augers and hydro-jetters to unclog drains and clear debris from your main lines and pipes. Motorized drain augers, also known as drain snakes, are more powerful than the manual drain snakes that can be purchased from hardware stores, and hydro-jetters are high pressure hoses that use water to clear your drains and pipes.
How much does it cost to unclog a drain?
The overall cost of unclogging a drain mostly depends on the cause and amount of build-up, as well as the method used to clean and clear the debris. Contact your local plumbing professionals today for an inspection and same-day quote.
When do I need a drain cleaning expert?
It’s always important to contact a plumbing expert as soon as you notice any issues with your drains or pipes. This will prevent issues that require more costly repairs further down the line. Here are some of the main indicators for when you should contact your local plumbing professionals for an inspection!
When you see water bubbling back into a sink, shower, tub, or appliance even, it means the drainage does not have a clear path and, in some cases, can be disconnected.
- Blocked Drains:
If you notice standing water in your household’s water appliances, this means there’s an excess of build-up, seen or unseen, that needs to be cleared to unblock the drain.
- Empty/Overflowing Toilet Bowl:
Blockages in your pipes and drains can cause shortages or surpluses of water depending on whether the plumbing is ingoing or outgoing. Because your toilet tank and bowl are connected to the same source as the rest of your water appliances, it can be affected by a clogged drain or pipe in the house, requiring immediate attention.
- Drain Odor:
The most common clogs are caused by build-up of food, organic waste, or other materials that you might not be able to see but can smell.
- Low Water Pressure:
Some clogs don’t occur in exit pipes, and thus end up affecting source points like your faucets or showerheads, which is typically caused by a build-up of hard water minerals.
- Slow Draining:
More common and subtle of a plumbing issue are slow drains because the clog is typically not visible, being caused by a build-up of debris and residue deep within your pipes.
Comprehensive Drain Cleaning & Repair and Drain Clearing Service
At Gallegos Plumbing, our team of plumbing professionals can handle drain clogs of any size and scope anywhere in your home. We install, clean, and repair drains in the following water appliances throughout your home:
» Kitchen Drains
If you’re experiencing blockages in your kitchen sink, it could be due to an excessive build-up of soaps, detergents, fats, food waste, and more. More often than not, the inner walls of the pipes connected to your kitchen drain will be blocked by an accumulation of organic material. Our plumbers are experts at removing debris, so your kitchen drain can operate clog-free.
» Bathroom Sink, Shower & Drain
When it comes to blockages and clogs in your showers and tubs, the major cause is a build-up of soap and hair in the trap. If you begin to notice that water is standing in the shower stall/tub or draining more slowly in a way that you can squeeze water under your feet, then you will need to call a plumbing professional to restore your bathroom to peak performance.
» Toilet Drains
Clogged toilets are one of the most common issues our plumbing professionals come across. The toilet drain can be experiencing a direct clog or can be affected by another clog from an outgoing source in your home. Our team utilizes a spinning cable to clear your toilet drains and ensure they are debris-free.
» Downspout Drains
Our plumbing professionals also specialize in clearing downspout drains, which are responsible for providing a path for water to move from your house through the rain gutters. These types of drains are typically connected to the city storm sewer system via pipes and can get clogged with leaves or other outdoor debris, resulting in back-ups in your plumbing.
» Floor Drains
A floor drain is a flush with the floor surface and found in basement floors, laundry rooms, driveways, patios, and even bathrooms in older homes. For efficient water drainage and for the whole-house plumbing system to be in proper working order, floor drain cleaning and maintenance are required to avoid possible catastrophe and issues with the floor drains.
» Outdoor Drain Cleaning
Standing water in your backyard or pool after a rainstorm can become a major plumbing problem of clogged drains which needs to clear immediately to avoid any further damage to the house plumbing system. Our team includes drain professionals who are trained and equipped with state-of-the-art technologies to handle outdoor drain stoppage or any other outdoor plumbing issue.
Sewer Drain Cleaning
Did you know that all household drains connect to the main sewer line of the city? When your house’s main sewer line is clogged with a build-up of debris, minerals, or other materials, this can cause simultaneous clogs and back-ups with multiple water appliances throughout your home. Lucky for you, Gallegos Plumbing has the tools, training, and technology to handle the task of clearing your main sewer lines.
» Drain Cleaning 101
Naturally over time, drains become clogged due to a build-up of sludge and debris until they’re eventually stopped up and blocked completely. This is caused by a variety of factors such as: soaps, hair, cooking grease, undissolved food particles like rice (which expands in water), and more. Before you know it, you’ve got a stubborn, gunky clog that requires drain cleaning and clearing from your local plumbing professional.
Regular store-bought drain cleaners can damage your plumbing pipes, as they use caustic chemicals and can corrode pipes over time. The safest solution for your overall plumbing system is to seek out professional drain cleaning services, which is safe on your pipes and extremely effective and inexpensive. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Gallegos Plumbing for help–we’ve seen just about any plumbing problem under the sun.
That’s why we understand that each type of drain presents its own unique challenges. When you leave the work to the professionals here at Gallegos Plumbing, you can count on us to clear any clog in any drain, no matter how big it may be, at any time.
» Your #1 Drain Specialist
You can rest assured knowing that our drain cleaning service uses the most advanced drain cleaning equipment and technology, and our modern methods will remove the build-up in your drains and pipes quickly and thoroughly. We have the experience and tools to not only find and locate the cause of your clogs, but also visually inspect the problem. When you start to notice that your drains are running slow or are completely backed up, it’s time to contact our experts and technicians at Gallegos Plumbing to resolve the issue and get the job done right.
For more information about our drain cleaning services or to schedule an inspection visit, contact us today at 805.750.1830.