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Nebraska Drain Cleaning

Offering Reliable Drain Clog Removal Services

Clogged drains can cause water to back up, creating the perfect environment for bacteria and mold to thrive. These conditions can lead to unpleasant odors emanating from the drains, health problems related to poor air quality, and even potential structural damage to your home as water seeks alternative escape routes. Blockages can also eventually lead to burst pipes or damaged plumbing fixtures. Regular maintenance and drain cleaning are essential to avoid these potential consequences and ensure that your home's plumbing system works smoothly.

When you trust Snell Services with Nebraska drain cleaning, you are choosing consistency, quality, and peace of mind. Our family-owned company brings over 80 years of experience to every job and are prepared to clear obstructions of all kinds. We are equipped with the latest technologies to complete comprehensive cleaning, restore the flow, and protect your plumbing.

If you need emergency drain cleaning, we offer 24/7 support. Request a free estimate by calling (308) 337-6337 or contacting us online today.

What Does Drain Cleaning Consist Of?

Our professional Nebraska drain cleaning services involve a comprehensive assessment and cleaning process that removes current blockages and proactively identifies potential issues that could lead to problems down the line. Our process typically begins with a thorough inspection of your plumbing system using advanced diagnostic tools, such as video camera inspections. This allows our professionals to visually inspect the insides of your pipes and identify obstructions, cracks, or any signs of wear and tear that could affect your plumbing system's efficiency.

Once the problem areas have been identified, our professional plumbers utilize a variety of tools and techniques to address and resolve the issues. One common method is hydro jetting, which uses high-pressure water to blast away blockages and buildup within the pipes. This method is exceptionally effective for removing grease, soap residue, and other debris that can lead to clogs. In addition to hydro jetting, our plumbers might use motorized drain augers (also known as drain snakes) to physically break apart clogs that are too stubborn for hydro jetting.

You may also be familiar with off-the-shelf “drain cleaners,” but these DIY products may do more harm than good. The harsh chemicals of these products can erode your pipes, leading to leaks and structural damage over time. Additionally, they often fail to remove the entirety of the blockage, setting the stage for recurring issues. Our team at Snell Services can get the job done right the first time without harming your pipes. 

How Often Should I Schedule Professional Drain Cleaning?

Determining how frequently you should schedule professional drain cleaning depends on several factors, including usage patterns, the size of your household, and the age of your plumbing system. For most homes, an annual drain cleaning session is a good baseline to help ensure that your plumbing system remains in peak condition. This annual maintenance helps prevent the accumulation of debris and buildup that can lead to blockages and other plumbing issues.

Houses with high usage or older plumbing systems may require more frequent cleanings. For example, homes with large families or those that entertain guests often might experience quicker buildup in their drains due to the increased volume of water and waste. In these types of scenarios, scheduling professional drain cleaning services every six months can help prevent potential problems before they start.

Additionally, if your home has a history of plumbing issues, such as recurrent clogs or slow drains, it might be a good idea to schedule more frequent professional inspections and cleanings. This proactive approach can identify and address minor issues before they escalate into major problems, saving you time, inconvenience, and possibly significant repair costs in the long run.

Ultimately, the best way to determine the ideal cleaning frequency is to consult with a professional plumber. After a comprehensive evaluation of your home's plumbing system, our experts can offer tailored advice based on the specific needs of your household.

Signs Your Drains Are Clogged

Regular, consistent drain cleaning can help prevent issues from emerging. Sometimes, however, an unexpected obstruction could call for a more immediate visit from a professional. Recognizing the signs of a clogged drain is essential to prevent the escalation of potential plumbing problems.

You should not wait to schedule Nebraska drain cleaning if you notice any of the following issues:

  • Slow drainage. One of the most apparent signs of a clogged drain is water draining slowly from your sink, bathtub, or shower. This indicates a blockage in your pipes where debris has accumulated over time, restricting the water flow.
  • Frequent clogs. If you're experiencing constant clogs in your drains despite regular efforts to clear them, you may be dealing with a deeper issue within your plumbing system that requires professional attention.
  • Gurgling sounds. Unusual noises coming from your drains, such as bubbling or gurgling sounds, can indicate trapped air in the plumbing caused by blockages. These sounds are a clear signal that your drains are not functioning correctly.
  • Bad odors. Foul or unpleasant smells emanating from your drains are a telltale sign of a clog. Food particles, grease, and other substances can get stuck in the pipes, causing bacteria to grow and produce bad odors.
  • Changes in flush efficiency. If you notice changes in the efficiency of your toilet flush, such as it being too slow or needing multiple flushes to clear waste, a clogged drain may be to blame.
  • Multiple clogged fixtures. If multiple plumbing fixtures are simultaneously affected by slow drainage or obvious clogs, you may have a blockage in your main sewer line. This situation requires immediate professional intervention.
  • Water backup. If water starts backing up out of a sink drain or floor drain when you flush the toilet or run the washing machine, you likely have a severe blockage. Backups can lead to water damage and must be addressed immediately by a professional.

If you need Nebraska drain cleaning, turn to our trusted professionals! Contact us online or call (308) 337-6337 today.

How Can I Prevent Drain Clogs?

Clogs are not always inevitable! Preventing drain clogs involves a combination of habit changes, maintenance, and careful usage of your home's plumbing system. By implementing several preventive measures, you can greatly reduce the risk of drain clogs and maintain a smooth and efficient plumbing system. Our team can also offer personalized advice after assessing your home’s plumbing. You can help prevent clogs by following these best practices:

  • Be mindful of what goes down the drain. The most straightforward way to prevent clogs is by being careful about what you allow down your drains. Avoid disposing of grease, coffee grounds, food particles, and non-biodegradable products in your sink. In the bathroom, ensure only human waste and toilet paper are flushed down the toilet. 
  • Dispose of grease properly. Instead of pouring grease down the drain, dispose of it in a container and throw it in the trash. Grease solidifies within pipes and acts as a sticky trap for debris, which can cause severe blockages
  • Use drain strainers. Installing strainers in sinks, showers, and bathtubs can catch hair, soap bits, and other debris and prevent them from entering your plumbing system. Regularly clean these strainers to prevent buildup.
  • Run hot water after use. Regularly running hot water down your drains can help dissolve and clear away potential clog-forming substances, such as oil and grease.
  • Be cautious with toilet paper. Use toilet paper sparingly and choose septic-safe and easily dissolvable varieties to prevent toilet clogs. For homes with older piping or septic systems, this can make a significant difference.
  • Educate household members. Ensure all members of your household understand what should and should not go down your drains. Proper education can prevent unintentional mistreatment of your plumbing system.