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San Diego Drain Services

From Drain Cleaning to Clogged Drain Repair: We Do It All!

Dealing with a clogged drain? Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air is here to help! Since 1978, we’ve been serving all of San Diego County with outstanding plumbing and drain cleaning services for homes and properties of all sizes.

Call us at (866) 374-0402 for reliable drain cleaning, repair or replacement, and more!

No project is too big (or too small!) for our highly trained team. We rely on state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge plumbing technology in order to provide you with the very best services around. When you need drain services in San Diego, trust the experts at Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air!

We’re the Experts in Drain Cleaning San Diego Trusts - Call Today!

Most people don’t think about drain cleaning until they need it. After all, your home’s pipes are largely unseen – so that means they’re working properly, right? Not always. If your plumbing has recurrent problems (water pooling up in your shower, etc.), it’s time to get a professional diagnosis.

How to know when it’s time to call a professional drain cleaner:

  • Your drain makes funny sounds (gurgling, etc.)
  • You are experiencing recurring problems
  • Your drains are inefficiently draining
  • Unpleasant odors are coming from your drains

A small clog in your toilet, sink, or bathtub might not seem like an issue that requires professional help, but severe clogs can indicate larger problems with your plumbing. That’s where we come in.

Types of Clogged Drain Services We Offer:

Our drain repair team is ready to tackle virtually any type of clogged drain. A few of the most common drains that need clearing include:

  • Bathroom Drains - Bathroom clogs include more than just toilets (although toilet clogs are one of the most inconvenient!) In fact, it’s not unusual for bathroom sinks and showers to experience clogs as well.
  • Kitchen Drains- If your garbage disposal or kitchen sink becomes clogged, our team can help! Additionally, we can diagnose slow-draining dishwashers (although the culprit for standing water in a dishwasher may not always be a clogged drain, but an issue with the unit itself).
  • Laundry Drains - Like kitchen and bathroom drains, your laundry drain is probably connected to other areas of the house, and may even cause backups in the bathroom, kitchen, etc. That’s why we’re prepped to diagnose clogs of every type - including those caused by your washing machine.

How to Prevent Clogged Drains

  • Use a “drain strainer” in your kitchen sink and shower to catch food scraps, hair, etc.
  • Avoid putting anything but dissolvable liquids down the drain
  • Know what foods can and cannot go down the drain
  • Don’t put starchy or sticky foods down your garbage disposal (like pasta or rice)
  • Avoid “temporary” solutions for a slow drain (such as a liquid clog remover, which won’t solve a long-term problem)
  • Use liquid soap when possible (bar soap can harden in the shower drain and clog it!)
  • Pour boiling water down drains where you use bar soap to melt potential clogs

Clogged Drain Services Offered at Anderson

We handle a full range of drain cleaning services, including but not limited to:

What You Get When You Hire a San Diego Drain Cleaning Expert

First and foremost, a professional plumber can offer experience that most homeowners will never have. After all, drain clearing (among other services) is what we do every day! A skilled technician can help you identify the cause and scope of the issue, so you can rest assured it’ll be completely taken care of. In addition to experience, our team has access to equipment that many homeowners don’t.

This includes equipment for not only removing clogs, but identifying them too – such as video equipment that lets us conduct camera inspections to find clogs. At Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air, we unclog pipes with both traditional snaking and more advanced techniques, such as hydrojetting.

Safety first! Keep in mind that do-it-yourself drain cleaning techniques aren’t safe unless handled properly. Strong chemicals can become harmful in small spaces, and even tools bought in-store can pose safety and damage risks without the right training.

The Best Drain Clog Remover is a Professional Plumber

While it'd be great to avoid a clogged drain altogether, the fact is drain problems happen. To ensure you’re taking care of your home’s plumbing system properly, get in touch with the best clogged drain cleaner you can find: San Diego’s trusted pluming company, Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air.

Did you know? Professional plumbers recommend a yearly kitchen drain cleaning as part of your routine, plumbing maintenance. Call (866) 374-0402 to schedule yours.

We can provide the guidance you need to determine if the source of your clogged drain is a simple fix, routine repair, or even in need of an new drain installation. So, if you’re asking yourself what the best drain cleaner for a clogged shower or clogged kitchen sink is, the answer might not be something you can find in the cleaning aisle!

Call (866) 374-0402 now to schedule your next service with the experts in clogged drain cleaning San Diego trusts: Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air!

Why Not Use Chemical Drain Cleaners?

Most unclogging products can actually corrode your pipes after repeated use. Additionally, over-the-counter drain cleaning products typically only solve drainage problems temporarily. Most of the time, these products only clear out enough of the clog to allow the chemical solution to pass through the pipes; they don’t actually take care of the whole issue like a plumber could. On top of that, they are – more often than not – potentially harmful to the environment.

By using harsh chemicals over and over again, well-meaning DIYers can inadvertently create long-term issues with their home’s plumbing systems.

Finding the Drain Blockage

Other times, the drain with the backup isn’t even the drain that’s really obstructed. Because the pipes in your house are connected, it’s possible that a clog in one location will cause water and sewage to back up in another area of the house. In fact, most people are not aware that the kitchen plumbing, bathroom, and laundry drains are connected in multiple places.

Unfortunately, you can’t detect these types of problems with a DIY drain cleaning solution; you need the help of a professional plumber. A drain cleaning expert would be able to identify and repair the original problem spot in your drainage system and make sure the job is done properly the first time.

Renting an Auger

If you’re handy around the house, you might be tempted to rent an auger (also called a “snake”) and clear the line yourself. This also comes with some serious risks, so be extremely cautious. Not only could you end up damaging your pipes, but augers can cause injuries when they aren’t used properly by a professional plumber.

Importance of Sewer and Drain Video Inspections

When a sewer or drain backs up, one of the best things you can do is have a video inspection done so that you can be sure of what is causing the problem. There is no point in replacing a drain pipe for your sewage system, for instance, if the cause of the pipe failing is some tree roots intruding in the area.

We even found a clog once where a previous plumber had actually clogged the pipe 80% with plumber's putty! If you have a backed-up drain that has you stumped and you need a San Diego drain repair professional, don’t hesitate to contact us today to avoid further, costly damage.

- Why Our Clients Love Us -

“Your receptionist, Hayley, actually listened to what I was saying what my problem was. Unlike 5 others I called. The correct technician was sent, Tim D., with the proper equipment brought by his supervisor Jose C. They cleared my line and to make sure Ricardo S. scoped the line with his camera. What a great team.” - John C.

Drain obstructions can happen at any time and for any number of reasons. In fact, clogged drains are one of the most common plumbing problems we see in San Diego. Luckily, we have the tools and training to quickly tackle even the toughest plumbing disasters.

    Available 24/7 Throughout San Diego County

    We make it our mission to provide you with fast, effective, and affordable options. Check out our online specials and promotions to learn more about our drain clearing service in San Diego! Plus, we are the experts in drain cleaning San Diego trusts, so you can rest assured that we’ll leave your home even better than we found it. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With offices in San Diego, El Cajon, and San Marcos, our technicians are ready to help customers like you throughout San Diego County!

    Contact us to learn more about our current offers, the perks of our VIP Membership, and how we can help you with whatever drain issue you are dealing with - we do it all!

    Tips & Advice

    Tips & Advice From Our Experts

    • About the VIP Advantage Membership

      The Anderson VIP Advantage Membership is designed to help busy people manage some of their home maintenance issues. We’ll schedule annual tune-ups on your air conditioner or heater to maintain your warranties and do your annual plumbing inspection too! You’ll get the VIP discount for all other services and front of the line privileges for the quickest response time.

      We know you’re busy, so let us help keep your home running smoothly!

      Mary Jean, President
    • Don't Let Drips Drain Your Wallet...
      High water bill? Could be any number of things, but methodical troubleshooting can save a lot of time and money. First, listen and look for any obvious signs of leaks. The dog may have found a new favorite place to nap which could indicate a slab leak. Check for movement at your water meter while you are sure nothing is running. Dye test toilet tanks to identify failing flappers and flush valves. Do you hear your toilet filling up at night? Look closely at ceilings and baseboards for discoloration and/or bubbling. Check under sinks and place newspaper on the bottoms of vanities to clearly see if drips occur. This is a good starting point, but if you still are unable to identify the origin of a leak, call a licensed plumber, this will save you time and money in the long run. And remember, don't let drips drain your wallet!
      Devin, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
    • Before You Buy: Do You Know What's Hiding in the Drains?
      Buying a home is exciting and for many, it is a dream come true! But you want to be sure your dream home does not come with a hidden nightmare. An often overlooked and very important part of the home: the main sewer. Having the main drain cleared so a camera (drain vision) can be used to inspect the line can reveal some hidden issues such as deterioration or root intrusions in the line. This simple inspection can save you unwanted surprises and costly repairs prior to buying a home!
      Julie, Plumbing Service & Sales Manager
    • Cast Iron Pipes
      Cast iron pipes have been manufactured and used in the United States since the early 1800’s. The first usage was for water distribution, but eventually expanded to wastewater disposal. It is naturally porous and over time as it rusts and erodes. It becomes even more porous which causes material to build up inside the pipe, which can lead to stoppages. Or the bottom of the pipe can actually erode due to use and caustic drain cleaning chemicals used through the years. The average life span of cast iron sewer lines before you start to encounter recurring problems is about 30 years. If problems start to occur around 30 years, it's more than likely time to replace.
      Kyle, Drain Service & Sales Manager
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    Let Us Help Manage Your Home Systems & Save You Money!

    • Safety and peace of mind through annual tune-ups and inspections – you can count on your plumbing, heating, and air conditioning when you need them most.
    • Savings – 15% discount off every plumbing, heating, or air conditioning service and/or repair, every day (excludes replacements or installations).
    • No emergency service fees – Call us anytime, day or night, and we’ll respond quickly with the service you need at no additional cost.
    • Priority Service – Jump to the front of the line! As a VIP Service Member, your call is scheduled ahead of others for both routine and emergency calls.
    • Transferable Membership – Your VIP Service Plan can be transferred to your new home or to the buyer of the home you sell.
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