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Drain Cleaning in Minneapolis-St. Paul

water drainingClogged drains are one of the most common problems that homeowners in the Minneapolis area encounter. Although there are a few at-home methods that can clear a clogged drain safely, it is often best to call a professional, especially for stubborn or recurring clogs.

Clogged Drains, Sinks, or Toilets? Call GEnz-Ryan

Whether you have a clogged sink, a backed-up toilet, or a problem with the main sewer line, turn to our team at Genz-Ryan Heating & Plumbing for help. We offer drain cleaning services throughout the Twin Cities area, and our plumbing experts are available 24 hours a day for emergency service. Since 1950, our family-owned and -operated company has been serving Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Eagan, Woodbury, and the surrounding communities. Our plumbing services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we offer unparalleled honesty, integrity, and excellence.

Do you need help with a stopped drain? Call Genz-Ryan today at (612) 223-6158 or contact us online to schedule drain cleaning services in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region.

Signs You Need Professional Drain Cleaning

A clogged drain can quickly ruin anyone’s day. While some at-home methods such as a plunger or a mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and hot water may work to clear a stopped drain, it is best to avoid harsher methods such as chemical drain cleaners. They can actually damage drain systems, and they can be dangerous to handle. To clear clogs safely, call a professional drain cleaning service when you notice any of the following signs of a clog:

  • Drains that are completely clogged or backing up
  • Drains that are slower than normal
  • Odd gurgling or bubbling noises
  • Noises in other fixtures when a toilet is flushed
  • Objectionable smells

For fast, reliable drain cleaning services in Minneapolis, Woodbury, Burnsville, or the surrounding areas, contact our team today.

Professional Drain Cleaning in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

As a leading plumber in the Minneapolis area, Genz-Ryan has the skill and experience to handle even the most stubborn clogs, and we are available 24/7 for help anytime, day or night. Our drain cleaning services are reliable and cost-effective, and we use several methods to remove clogs based on the location and the type of clog. Our services include:

  • Video camera pipe inspections to find the clog
  • Hydro jetting to clean clogs using high-pressure water
  • Pipe snaking to remove tough clogs
  • Augering to cut through the most difficult clogs in drains or sewers
  • Trap removal and cleaning for clogs in accessible sinks and fixtures

To learn more about our full range of plumbing services in Minneapolis-St. Paul, contact our team today.

Tips to Avoid Clogged Drains in Your St. Paul Home

Although not all clogs can be prevented, there are a few ways you can minimize the chances of a drain clog in the future:

  • Dispose of cooking grease and oil in the garbage, instead of the drain
  • Scrape dishes before washing to keep food particles out of the drain
  • Place strainers in bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers to catch hair and soap residue
  • Avoid flushing anything but waste and toilet paper down the toilet
  • Do not flush paper towels, hygiene products, flushable wipes, or foreign objects

Contact us today for more tips on preventing drain clogs in your Minnesota home.

Call Today for Drain Cleaning Services in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Solve your drain problems fast with drain cleaning services from our team at Genz-Ryan. We strive to be your one-stop shop for all your home comfort needs, including plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical services.

Call (612) 223-6158 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Drain Cleaning

How can I prevent clogged drains?

Over time, it’s almost inevitable that your drains will end up needing professional attention to return them to their full function so they can flow like new. But there are certainly a number of behaviors that contribute to you needing drain cleaning far earlier and more frequently than necessary, which you can avoid with some care.

You should only put things down your drains that can flow through freely, break up easily without any risk of catching and enduring, and that won’t grow or swell while passing through your pipes.

Avoid putting these common causes of clogs down your drains:

  • Grease/fats
  • Rice
  • Hair
  • “Flushable” wet wipes
Can drain cleaning damage my pipes?

Professional drain cleaning in and of itself is extremely unlikely to damage your pipes. The drain cleaning process might reveal a hole already worn in your sewer line or a poor or leaky connection in your drains if that problem already exists in your pipe. However, the pressure of even the harshest hydro jet is unlikely to damage the integrity of your pipes.

Alternatively, caustic liquid plumbing solutions can very well damage your pipes permanently and push you several steps closer to needing repair or replacement.

Should I have my drains cleaned as preventative maintenance?

It’s almost inevitable that certain sticky, troublemaking substances will end up down your drains: hard water, hair conditioner, or hair can be as bad as anything you might put improperly down a garbage disposal, but you can hardly avoid them going down your drains in most cases.

It’s certainly worth considering preventative drain cleaning if you’ve had your pipes for a while, especially if you’ve noticed or suspect any slowing of drainage. The longer you go without drain cleaning, the slower your drains will be because new incoming substances will have more time to adhere to the rougher surface in the narrower pipe.

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