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Top 10 drain cleaning services in Washington, DC

Homeowners agree: these pros are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
A+ HomeImprovement&Remodeling

A+ HomeImprovement&Remodeling

5.0(1)
12+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Amy B. says, "Contractor was professional, understood my projects and everything was completed within the time frame given." Read more
Gojonesy Enterprises

Gojonesy Enterprises

5.0Exceptional(13)
11 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Tonia B. says, "Patrick did an excellent job. He is professional, knowledgeable and very personable. He completed the installation of bathroom fixtures and went the extra mile for completing the job. He ensured everything was cleaned prior to leaving, which is greatly appreciated. We will certainly call him for future projects. Thanks again Patrick for fitting us into your busy schedule." Read more
American Masters Plumbing Co LLC

American Masters Plumbing Co LLC

4.0(6)
11 hires on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
J.C And Pamela C. says, "Quick and kept me informed about the time for arrival." Read more
RL Martin

RL Martin

4.8Excellent(12)
15 hires on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Lester E. says, "Craftsmanship and commitment to produce quality results " Read more
Hspeed Plumbing

Hspeed Plumbing

4.8Excellent(6)
30 hires on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Benjamin T. says, "Price was reasonable and the work performed in a timely manner." Read more
TECH LEGENDS LLC

TECH LEGENDS LLC

5.0(1)
6 hires on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Kevin C. says, "Excellent work. Juan is da bomb diggity. Don't be dumb call Juan. Make his phone go ring ring. Text works too." Read more
REMODELING&PAINTING JIREH

REMODELING&PAINTING JIREH

4.8(4)
15 hires on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Abebe A. says, "Very positive experience with Lisset. They did a fantastic job repairing and refinishing my deck. I will hire Lisset and company again." Read more
Drain Masters Drain Cleaning LLC

Drain Masters Drain Cleaning LLC

4.8Excellent(6)
4 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Kathryn Y. says, "They arrived earlier than expected. Also, asked me what the problem was, provided a solution and quickly took care of it." Read more
ABA Plumbing

ABA Plumbing

New on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
I am a super master plumber work the job one time
Plumbing EC LLC

Plumbing EC LLC

5.0Exceptional(6)
12 hires on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Washington, DC
Vangie G. says, "Mr. Elmer was very prompt and knew what he was doing. He was very meticulous with his work and we are very satisfied. We will definitely call him again for any plumbing issues. His price was very reasonable too. Highly recommended." Read more

Your Drain Cleaning Services questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does drain cleaning cost?

The cost of drain cleaning can vary quite a bit depending on the specific situation. On average, you can expect to pay $100 to $275 to clean one drain, whereas you’ll spend $175 to $600 to clean multiple drains or the main line.

The exact cost will depend on factors like the severity of the clog, the accessibility of the drain, the equipment and methods needed, and your location. Getting quotes from a few local plumbers is recommended to find the best price.

How often should drains be cleaned?

Experts advise scheduling professional drain cleaning every 1 to 2 years, with larger households possibly requiring more frequent maintenance. Regular monthly cleaning using non-toxic enzyme cleaners or a mixture of vinegar, baking soda, and hot water can effectively dislodge and flush away debris such as food particles, oils, and hair, helping to prevent significant clogging issues.

Signs you should schedule a drain cleaner include:

  • Slow drainage
  • Unpleasant odors emanating from drains
  • Gurgling noises in pipes
  • Water accumulation in basement drains
  • Backups in tubs, showers, toilets, or sinks
  • When it’s been over 2 years since the last pipe cleaning.

How long does drain cleaning take?

A simple drain cleaning service, such as snaking the drain, may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to complete.For more complex clogs that require techniques like hydrojetting or video inspection, the service may take several hours to complete.

Most drain cleaning services typically take roughly 1 to 3 hours to finish, but this can vary based on the type of clog, severity, type of plumbing, and access to the plumbing system.

Can cleaning a drain make the problems worse?

Cleaning a drain can possibly make the problem worse. Improper or excessive use of chemical drain cleaners, as well as not addressing the root cause of clogs, can potentially make drain problems worse over time by damaging pipes. Experts recommend using manual methods or calling a professional plumber to properly clean drains without causing further issues.

What questions should I ask a drain cleaner?

Ask potential drain cleaning services these important questions:

  • Do you carry the necessary licenses, bonds, and insurance?
  • Are your employees compensated on an hourly basis or through commissions?
  • What is your level of expertise in the field of drain cleaning?
  • Do you provide a guarantee or warranty for the services rendered?
  • Can you supply references along with their contact details?
  • What are your operating hours?
  • What additional fees apply for emergency services outside regular hours?
  • How quickly can I schedule an appointment with your service?
  • What recommendations do you have for preventing future plumbing problems?

How do I choose a professional drain cleaning service?

Before hiring a drain cleaning service in your local area, it's important to take the following precautions:

  • Ensure the plumber you select is licensed, bonded, and insured, and has been operating in the industry for at least five years. This helps guarantee their expertise and accountability.
  • Look for plumbers who specialize in drain cleaning services, as they will be equipped with the necessary sewer line cleaning equipment and expertise to handle the job effectively.
  • Review the company's customer reviews on platforms like HomeGuide and Google to gauge their reputation and quality of service.
  • Avoid simply going with the lowest estimate, as this could indicate a compromise in quality. Extremely low, "too good to be true" pricing may result in hidden charges or the need for costly repairs down the line.
  • Be wary of potential scams, as many drain technicians work on commission-based pay structures, which could incentivize unnecessary or overpriced services.
  • Obtain a detailed written contract that clearly outlines all the fees and charges before the work begins, and never pay the full amount upfront.

Reviews for Washington drain cleaning services

Recent success stories from people in the Washington area.
Sandi G.
Patrick gave recommendations first before starting the work. He was knowledgeable and kept his work space clean.
Gojonesy Enterprises
My H.
Extremely swift response to the initial inquiry; valuable assistance provided at the time of purchase; Professional; Best experience with a contractor EVER.
American Masters Plumbing Co LLC
Bernard S B.
Promptly and reasonably
RL Martin
Gerald J.
He came in, I showed him the job and he performed the work. He then showed me what he did and how to operate it all at his quoted price.
Hspeed plumbing
John P.
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value Lisset is an absolute professional who takes 100% pride in her work. She stand by her work and is very courteous, easy to work with, and I would highly recommend her for any job. She is that great of a professional.
REMODELING&PAINTING JIREH
Karl B.
Great price for the work thats was done and no mess left behind Would definitely use Drain Masters again
Drain Masters drain cleaning LLC
Changgong Z.
Elmer did good job replacing my PRV. He was on time and professional. The price was reasonable. Good plumber, highly recommended!
Plumbing EC LLC
Carl C.
Got the job done very well on the same day I called him.
The Drain Fighter Jetting and Drain Cleaning Services LLC
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