Drain Cleaning in Portland

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What Is Drain Cleaning?

Drain cleaning is the process of unclogging a blockage or clog inside one or more plumbing pipes.

Maybe there’s buildup along the walls of your pipes. Maybe there’s one big clog in the way. 

In severe cases, you could have multiple clogs throughout the pipes.

Why Is Drain Cleaning Important?

If you have a clogged drain, the water won’t be able to flow through the pipes properly.

Without the ability to drain the water, that particular plumbing unit could be rendered unusable until the blockage is taken care of.

4 Signs You Might Need Drain Cleaning Service

Unsure if professional drain cleaning is necessary for your Portland home? 

Take a look at the list below. If you’re noticing any of these tell-tale signs, it might be time to give us a call at Portland Plumbers.

1. Multiple Backed Up Drains

If you’re experiencing multiple drains that seem to be backed up and not draining properly, it might be time to call in a professional.

You might wonder, “Can I just use a commercial or homemade drain cleaner to get rid of the blockage?”

A DIY fix could actually do more harm than good, not to mention all the potential chemicals you’d be using to attempt to get rid of the clogs.

To ensure the pipes are completely free of backed up materials, one of our plumbers can assess it then determine the best method of action to take care of the blockage.

2. Water Drains Slower Than Usual

Consider this:

You’re getting home from work or an activity that’s gotten you all kinds of muddy from head to toe.

While trying to take a shower, the water doesn’t seem to be draining as fast as usual…leaving you literally standing in all the dirty water coming off of you.

That can’t be good.

If your water is draining too slow, causing a backup in your shower or sink, it might be time to call in a professional for drain cleaning.

3. Sewage Flows Up Your Drains

No. That’s not real. That doesn’t happen. Does it?

Actual sewage can flow back up your pipes and into your sink, tub, or even dishwasher or washing machine.


To ensure it doesn’t get this bad, we recommend a professional drain cleaning at the first sight of any sewage backup in your drains.

4. Odor Coming from Your Drain

Are you noticing a distinct, localized odor coming from your bathroom or kitchen sink? Or maybe you notice it when you’re taking a shower?

If the odor doesn’t seem to go away, you might have a blockage or buildup of some sort in your pipes.

But don’t worry. 

We can take care of the bad smell and the clog in your drain.

Professional Drain Cleaning in Portland: What to Expect

For clogs, residue buildup, or any other type of blockage that’s backing up your plumbing, we usually recommend one of the following methods to clear the pipes:

Hydro Jetting

Hydro jetting uses high-pressure to blast water down into the pipes to clear any blockage or debris buildup.

Visit our hydro jetting page for more information.

Plumber’s Snake

If hydro jetting isn’t necessary, we will probably recommend an electric drain cleaner, also known as a plumber’s snake.

This method uses the force of an electric motor to twist a spring or flexible cable down into the pipe in a clockwise motion.

A plumber’s snake can go as far down as 40-80 meters, and it can remove solid objects that may have fallen down the drain.

Drain Cleaning Cost in Portland

Need drain cleaning for your Portland home? 

The total cost depends on a variety of factors, such as:

Give us a call for today for an estimate on our drain cleaning services.


We pride ourselves in being quick and thorough. We understand that it's not ideal having a plumber in your home - that's why it's our commitment to get the job done as quickly as possible.