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Drain Cleaning

Does your home suffer from slowed drains or foul odors? It doesn’t have to be that way when you choose professional drain cleaning services.

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Is your home plagued by gurgling sounds from your drains, water backing up in sinks or tubs, or foul odors emitting from drains?

These are clear signs you’re dealing with a clogged drain that requires professional drain cleaning services. Working with professional plumbers to clear your drain makes your home more functional again!

What is Drain Cleaning?

Drain cleaning is the process of clearing clogs and removing built-up debris from pipes and drains. At A1 Sewer & Drain, our technicians utilize advanced equipment like drain snakes, high-pressure water jets, and hydro-jetting to break up blockages caused by hair, grease, soap scum, and more. 

Plumbers perform drain cleaning on sinks, tubs, showers, floor drains, main lines, and outdoor drainage pipes. The goal of any drain cleaning is to fully restore proper water flow and prevent backups.

Learn more about our full range of plumbing services.

Signs You Need Drain Cleaning

Do any of these issues plague your home’s plumbing? They indicate you need A1 Sewer & Drain’s drain cleaning services:

  • Slow-draining water
  • Gurgling noises
  • Foul sewer gas odors
  • Water pooling around drains
  • Backed up water in sinks or tubs
  • Flooding
  • Visible mold growth

Drain cleaning can also be performed as preventative maintenance to keep your pipes clear and prevent future clogs.

Is Drain Cleaning Necessary?

Yes! Allowing clogged drains to go unchecked can lead to extensive water damage, mold growth, burst pipes, sewage backups, and costly repairs. 

At A1 Sewer & Drain, we recommend scheduling annual drain cleanings to prevent major blockages. This, along with other plumbing maintenance, ensures that your pipes continue working properly for years. Don’t wait until you have a full-blown clog; it will only get worse. Clogged drains won’t clean themselves!

Different Types of Drain Cleaning Methods

We offer comprehensive drain cleaning services tailored to all types of drainage systems:


Using highly pressurized water, our hydro-jetting service can scour mineral deposits, grease, and debris from pipes up to 300 feet long. It’s safe for PVC, copper, cast iron, and clay pipes.


Our high-powered drain snakes can penetrate deep into pipes up to 100 feet to break up stubborn clogs.


For outdoor drainage pipes, we utilize auger machines to drill through tree root blockages. Generally, augering is only needed for intense blockages.

What Are the Benefits of Drain Cleaning

Drain cleaning might seem like a small, simple job. How big of an impact could it really have besides making water flow more freely? Well, professional drain cleaning actually offers many benefits:

Prevent Damage

Clogged drains can cause pipe bursts, water leaks, flooding, and mold growth. Our cleaning services prevent extensive home damage.

Reduce Health Hazards

Backed-up sewage and dirty water can create unhealthy living conditions. Drain cleaning helps avoid exposure to harmful bacteria that would otherwise be released into your home.

Improve Hygiene

You’ll no longer have to contend with foul odors from sinks and tubs. No more feeling embarrassed when guests ask to use your bathroom or sink.

Save Money

It’s much less costly to have drains professionally cleaned regularly than repairing plumbing damage from clogs.

How A1 Sewer & Drain Cleans Drains

Working with professionals is always the best way to go for drain cleaning. Doing so helps prevent any unexpected damage or injuries. Our expert technicians follow these steps to clear your home’s clogged drains:

  • Assess and diagnose the drain lines using cameras and locating equipment.
  • Select the proper cleaning methods and specialized tools.
  • Feed drain snakes into pipes to break up and extract clogs.
  • Use high-pressure hydro jetting when needed to scour mineral deposits.
  • Flush pipes with clean water to remove debris.
  • Apply preventative microbial treatments.
  • Test drainage flow.

Trust A1 Sewer & Drain for reliable, effective drain cleaning services using the most advanced methods.

Why Choose A1 Sewer & Drain’s Drain Cleaning

  • Highly trained, background-checked technicians
  • Top-quality drain cleaning equipment -Thorough blockage removal
  • Preventative maintenance plans
  • Available 24/7 for emergencies
  • Affordable pricing with no hidden fees

Contact A1 Sewer & Drain for Drain Cleaning

Clogged drains lead to backup, flooding, foul odors, and expensive plumbing repairs. The best way to protect your home right now is with professional drain cleaning services.

A1 Sewer & Drain has the expertise and latest tools to diagnose drain problems and get your pipes flowing freely again. Our technicians adapt to your home’s specific needs, whether it’s a thorough snake cleaning or hydro jetting service.

With nearly four decades of service, we stand behind our plumbing services. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and make your drains flow freely again!

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A buildup of hair, grease, soap, minerals, and other debris can cause drains to clog over time. Tree roots invading pipes also frequently block drainage.

Prices range from $100-$500 on average, depending on the severity of the clog, number of drains, and cleaning methods needed. Request an exact quote.

Avoid pouring grease down sinks, install hair catchers, don’t flush wipes/paper towels, and have A1 perform annual drain cleaning maintenance.

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309 Quarles Rd Suite B
Ashland, VA 23005

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516 S. Military Hwy
Virginia Beach, VA 23464