Drain Cleaning in Philadelphia

In business for over 33 years, since opening our doors in 1984 Active Plumbing and Drain Cleaning quickly climbed its way to the top of the Philadelphia general plumbing industry.

Offering fast and dependable service, we open drains where others have failed!

Using T.V video camera pipe inspection, we continue to improve upon the services we can offer our clients day by day.

Our team has acquired the ability to quickly and accurately diagnose any plumbing work that needs to be done. When you need to clear out a stubborn clogged drain, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Call the drain cleaner that other plumbers recommend. Call Active Plumbing and Drain Cleaning today.

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What Does a Drain Cleaning Service Consist of?

A professional drain cleaning service is designed to effectively clear your drain to ensure the proper flow of water through your plumbing system. Whether you're dealing with a slow-moving drain or a complete blockage, these services help you identify and resolve the underlying issue, restoring drain function.

The cleaning process involves a comprehensive assessment of your drainage system, followed by the use of specialized tools and equipment to remove any obstructions or buildup.

Common aspects of a drain cleaning service include:

  • Camera inspection to locate and identify the cause of the blockage
  • Hydro jetting to blast away stubborn clogs
  • Auger or snake cable insertion to dislodge and extract debris
  • Chemical treatment to break down organic matter
  • Cleaning and maintenance for sinks, showers, tubs, and floor drains

How Can You Tell Your Drain Needs Cleaning?

While a slow-draining sink or tub is an obvious sign that your drain needs cleaning, there are other subtle indicators that you shouldn't ignore. Catching drainage issues early can prevent more severe clogs and potential water damage.

Some common signs that your drain needs professional cleaning include:

  • Gurgling or bubbling sounds from the drain
  • Water backing up or draining slowly
  • Unpleasant odors emanating from the drain
  • Visible debris or hair accumulation in the drain
  • Moisture or water stains on floors or walls near drains
  • Reduced water pressure

How Can You Prevent Clogs and Blockages?

While professional drain cleaning services can effectively clear existing blockages, taking preventative measures is key to avoiding future clogs and backups. Implementing some simple habits and precautions can go a long way in maintaining proper drainage flow.

Try the following:

  • Use drain covers or screens to prevent hair, food particles, and other debris from entering the drain.
  • Avoid pouring grease, oil, or fat down drains, as these can solidify and create stubborn clogs over time.
  • Refrain from flushing inappropriate items like hair products or paper towels down toilets.
  • Schedule regular drain cleaning and maintenance, especially for older plumbing systems prone to buildup.
  • Be mindful of what goes down the drain and consider using eco-friendly drain cleaners or baking soda and vinegar solutions.
  • Install backflow valves or cleanouts to allow easier access for future drain cleaning services.

Is Drain Unclogging Safe for Old Pipes?

Unclogging drains in older homes with aging pipes requires caution, as aggressive cleaning methods can potentially damage fragile, cracked, or corroded pipes. Professionals mitigate risks by first conducting an inspection to assess the pipes' condition.

Based on the inspection, they determine the safest unclogging technique and handle equipment properly to avoid causing damage. For severely compromised pipes, relining or replacement may be recommended to prevent future issues.

State-of-the-Art Drain Inspections

We're proud to offer our customers the latest in drain inspection and cleaning technology. Before clearing your drains, we use state-of-the-art camera equipment to perform a comprehensive visual assessment of your drain's current condition. It is a non-invasive and non-destructive technique, which minimizes mess and the need for post-op clean-up. What's more, it ensures all potential drainage problems are found and kept in check. By examining the insides of your drains, we make sure no potential issue goes undetected.

Our inspection process benefits not just from our innovative approach, but also from our many years of experience. We work with care, precision, and patience, taking every precaution possible. With us, you can rest easy knowing we'll get to the root of your problem-and root it out in no time.

Regular Drain Maintenance for Optimal Performance

Regular drain maintenance is essential to prevent potential drain issues and keep your plumbing system running smoothly. This involves routine inspections to identify more minor problems before they escalate into serious issues.

Our professional team can help with scheduled drain cleanings, ensuring the longevity and optimal performance of your pipes. Remember, maintenance is always more cost-effective than repairs or replacements.

Emergency Drain Cleaning at Your Service

Sometimes, a clogged drain isn’t just an inconvenience—it’s an emergency. When you’re facing a serious plumbing crisis, you need a solution fast. Our team of skilled professionals is always ready to respond swiftly to your call, providing immediate, effective solutions to mitigate damage and get your plumbing back in order. No matter when disaster strikes, you can rely on us to be there, clearing your drains and restoring your peace of mind.

Fast Service Times, Faster Drain Clearing

Here at Active Plumbing and Drain Cleaning, we understand how inconvenient a clogged drain can be. If you're on the go, you don't want to have time to spend snaking the drain.

That's why we've designed our services with two things in mind: speed and convenience. As drain cleaners, we strive to make our services as easy, convenient, and straightforward to access as possible. We provide flexible scheduling, same-day service, and on-the-spot plumbing repairs, so you'll never have to go without proper-working drains.

Our years of experience and innovative inspection process enable us to clear drains in record-breaking time. If you need yours cleared, you can count on us to get it done fast.

Superior Drain Cleaning with Hydro Jetting

Hydro jetting is the gold standard in drain cleaning, and we offer this service to both residential and commercial customers. This high-pressure water cleaning technique is efficient at dislodging and removing the stubborn buildup that accumulates in your pipes over time.

From grease and grime in your kitchen drains to hair and soap buildup in your bathrooms, hydro jetting tackles it all. This method clears blockages and also cleans the inner walls of your pipes, making it a long-lasting solution.

Cleaning Your Drains-The Eco-Friendly Way

Our drain cleaning services aren't just fast and effective-they're also environmentally friendly. We use a meticulous cleaning approach that minimizes waste, reduces chemical runoff, and yet still ensures maximum results for our customers.

As plumbers, we are committed to delivering quality services through a sustainable business model. As part of that commitment, we maintain strict environmental standards for our plumbing repairs. Whenever possible, we refrain from using harmful chemical substances that may pose a threat to our ecosystem or your indoor air quality. Instead, we use a range of tools and techniques to extract clogs mechanically. It's faster, more cost-effective, and keeps your air safe to breathe. Talk about smart.

The Local Plumber Committed to Customer Satisfaction

We know we're Philly's best choice for quality drain clearing. Speedy service, affordable prices, smart solutions-Active Plumbing and Drain Cleaning has it all. It's no wonder clients near and far have come to depend on us for all their plumbing-related needs.

We want you to join them.

That's why we happily offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If you're not completely satisfied with the service we've provided, then neither are we. Tell us the problem, and we'll find a solution. We'll do everything we can to fix the problem and make sure we leave you feeling satisfied. It's our guarantee. We're sure that you'll be thrilled with the initial result, but we offer our satisfaction guarantee just to give you peace of mind. Call us today to schedule your drain cleaning.

The Fully Licensed and Insured Plumbing Company

At Active Plumbing and Drain Cleaning, we’re in the business of providing our Philadelphia clients with guaranteed services from fully licensed and insured plumbers.

Our professional team is dedicated to the work they do and prides themselves on their abilities to unclog even the toughest of drains. Roots? Grease? Toys? Any obstruction can be cleared with the right technique!

Get the peace of mind you deserve. Call the licensed experts committed to quality services and outstanding customer care.

Call Active Plumbing and Drain Cleaning today.

How Much Does Professional Drain Cleaning Services Cost?

The cost of professional drain cleaning services can vary depending on the severity and location of the clog, drain line length and accessibility, techniques required, and any needed repairs or replacements. Using specialized equipment like hydrojetters or cameras can also impact pricing.

Cleaning services are an investment in the health and function of your plumbing system. Neglecting proper maintenance can lead to a variety of structural issues over time. Addressing them early protects your property and extends the lifespan of your plumbing.

Detailed Plumbing Estimates

We’re happy to be able to offer free, detailed, no-obligation estimates to any client who is considering hiring us for our plumbing services.

We understand it’s important to hire the best drain cleaner, and offer a guarantee with all our work so that you can be confident we’ll get the job done right every time.

We’ll Fix Any Drain Problem

There are a variety of household appliances that can experience a clogged drain. We’ve dealt with them all successfully and are equipped to tackle any job you can throw at us!

  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Laundry
  • Tubs
  • Basins
  • Yard drains

…and more. Think your situation is crazy? You don’t get 30+ years into an industry without seeing some crazy situations. Give us a try, we promise we’ll get your blocked drains taken care of, with a smile on our face.

Looking for the Best Drain Cleaner? Call the Professionals Instead

As Philadelphia’s top drain cleaning company, we know that when it comes to blocked sewers and clogged drains, many home and business owners try to go it alone and solve the problem by themselves first. After all, you clogged the drain, so you should be able to unclog it just as easily, right?

Sadly, the problem is rarely that simple. A clogged drain is a bit like an iceberg: the part that you notice is just a small portion of the overall mess. And by the time the buildup of waste and grease in your sink is bad enough that you can visibly notice overflow, a few hours of drain cleaner you bought at the local hardware store just won’t cut it.

What We Do Differently

What sets Active Plumbing and Drain Cleaning apart as the company that succeeds where the other guys fail is our full-spectrum approach to sewer and drain cleaning. We begin every job with a full inspection of the premises and lower a camera into the clogged drain at your Philadelphia home or business to get a full picture of what’s causing the problem.

To unclog a drain means using the right tools for the right job. If you have a buildup of grease in your pipes—maybe because you operate a restaurant and some tired cook has been pouring off cooking oil without knowing how disastrous it can be for your plumbing—a drain snake might be the right tool for the job. Whereas for a buildup of organic materials—human hair, dust and skin—from your shower the best drain cleaner for the job might be an industrial-strength solvent.

As you can see, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. And that’s why our skills in doing the tough drain and sewer cleaning jobs other plumbing companies can’t deal with come in handy. When you’ve been in the biz and providing a specialty service as long as we have, you learn to try every available method.

Sewer Cleaning

While many people try their hand at amateur drain cleaning hoping to avoid a visit from a local plumber, the same can’t be said for sewer cleaning.

If you have sewer problems, odds are you already know that. Foul gases coming from your sink, or worse, overflow from your toilet—clogged sewers very quickly make life unliveable without quick intervention. If you want to avoid these sorts of backup disasters, it’s essential you call the sewer cleaning experts at Active Plumbing and Drain Cleaning. We’ll excavate and clean up your sewer more promptly and efficiently than the jack-of-all-trades general plumber you call for other stuff. After all, this one thing is what we do best!

Commercial Plumbing

Large-scale jobs require large-scale talents. When your business is suffering due to constant plumbing problems, call us and we’ll take care of it in a jiffy.

Quality Drain Cleaning Services

Drains remove waste and excess water from our home. After it leaves the sink, the drain releases it into the sewer system. If you drain is having issues, this water won’t leave your pipes—it might not even leave your sink! This can lead to a whole variety of problems ranging from minor inconveniences to complete disasters.

Professional drain cleaning services and regular maintenance can help to prevent drastic blockages from occurring.

Sometimes you might not even notice that your drains are clogged. After all, the water is going down the drain, isn’t it?

Active Plumbing and Drain Cleaning invites you to look at your drain and ask yourself: is it draining quickly or slowly? Your kitchen or bathroom sink might be draining slowly. This is an easy warning sign to miss out on. Sometimes this indicator is overlooked because people have grown used to how slowly their kitchen sink drains.

However comfortable you are with your slow-draining sink, don’t fool yourself into thinking everything is fine. If your drain isn’t draining quickly it is a sign that your drains and pipes need to be inspected by the professionals at Active Plumbing and Drain Cleaning.

A slow drain can be an indicator that your sink’s pipes are blocked. It could also mean that is an issue with drainage in the main sewer line.

Many problems can arise if a slow drain is left unchecked. These slow drains can promote the growth of mold and mildew if you’re not careful! They can even emit bad-smelling odors throughout your home.

If your kitchen sink is draining slowly give Active Plumbing and Drain Cleaning a call!

Pipeline Video Inspection

Pipeline video inspection, or Sewer TV Inspection as it is sometimes called, is one of the latest innovations in professional drain cleaning. It is certainly advanced and state-of-the-art, but Active Plumbing and Drain Cleaning make quick and easy work out of these innovative procedures.

We’ve been providing pipeline video inspections to homeowners throughout the Philadelphia area since we got our hands on this cutting-edge technology. It has allowed us to diagnose problems with razor-sharp accuracy. Gone are the days of guesswork and misdiagnosed plumbing issues.

Pipeline video inspection gives us an unrivalled knowledge of your home’s pipes and drains. We are able to approach every issue with an unrivalled certainty that has never before been possible. Thanks to these video inspections our expertise and precision is comparable to that of a surgeon.

When we’re able to identify the exact root of the problem, we won’t have to waste time trouble-shooting or second-guessing ourselves. We’ll be able to get to work right away!

Not only that, but these video inspections can be digitally recorded for further analysis, if needed. We can also use the recorded footage to make accurate before/after comparisons. You’ll literally be able to see the improvements!

Despite having been established for over 33 years, we’ve never stopped evolving. If there are innovations in the world of drain cleaning, you can count on us to know about them.

Professionals You Can Rely On

When it comes to looking for the best drain cleaner, you’re not always going to find them within your own household. Hiring professional plumbing services will benefit you immediately. At Active Plumbing and Drain Cleaning, we’ve been providing full-service general plumbing to our Philadelphia clients at competitive rates since the beginning.

If you’re experiencing recurring clogs, consistently slow drains, flooding, odors rising up from the sewer, or many drains in your household being clogged at once, it’s time to call a pro.

Clogged drains can be a huge problem when left alone, so always make sure to call as soon as problems arise. We’ll get your drains back in working order and ensure they don’t get clogged again any time soon!

Philadelphia’s Top Choice for Drain Cleaning

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Offering services to residential as well as commercial clients, Active Plumbing and Drain Cleaning is Philadelphia’s full-service plumbing company, equipped to clear out any blocked drains that cross our path. Fully licensed, bonded, and insured, as well as offering a guarantee on all of our services, you can’t go wrong!

Give us a call today and we’ll get your drains running smoothly once again.