Drain Cleaning in Iowa City

Fast, Effective Drain Cleaning in Washington County

Drain cleaning is a necessary part of routine plumbing maintenance. Over time, the drains in your home will become clogged with grease, food particles, and other debris. Eventually, you will have to call a professional to have your drains cleaned.

At Ackerman Plumbing, we provide excellent customer service, with fast, effective, and affordable drain cleaning and plumbing services in Iowa City, and the surrounding areas of Washington County.

Call Ackerman Plumbing at (319) 250-5442 for drain cleaning services in Iowa City.

The Benefits of Professional Drain Cleaning

It can be tempting to try DIY methods for clearing clogged drains, but there are several reasons to leave this job to the professionals.

Drain cleaning services performed by our train technicians can help:

  • Improve drainage and water flow
  • Completely remove debris and buildup
  • Prevent foul odors and bacterial growth
  • Reduce the risk of pipe damage and leaks
  • Reduce long-term costs by avoiding major plumbing issues

We have the experience and equipment you need to clear out stubborn clogs and prevent future blockages.

How to Avoid Drains from Clogging

There are many things you can do to avoid having your drains cleaned on a regular basis. The most important thing is to avoid pouring grease and other kitchen debris down your drains. If you need to dispose of cooking grease, do not pour it down the sink. Instead, place the grease in a container and throw it in the trash. You should also avoid flushing large amounts of paper towels and other bathroom garbage down the toilet.

Another way to avoid having your drains cleaned is to have a backup system installed. This will allow the water in your pipes to continue to flow even if your main water supply has been interrupted. If you are interested in having a backup system installed, give our team at Ackerman Plumbing a call.

Why You Should Schedule Regular Drain Cleanings

Many people believe that drain cleaning is a service that is only necessary when their drains are backed up or completely clogged. However, this is not true. Over time, debris and other buildup will slowly accumulate in your drains, which can lead to major problems. Clogged drains can cause your plumbing to back up and result in the waste from your home slowly seeping into your walls and floor. By scheduling regular drain cleaning, you can prevent this from happening.

Preventative Maintenance for Your Drains

Regular drain cleanings are an essential part of keeping your plumbing system healthy. Our regularly scheduled drain cleanings can help you prevent clogs, blockages, and other plumbing emergencies.

We recommend scheduling annual drain cleanings, keeping your drains flowing smoothly and preventing future plumbing emergencies.

What Causes a Drain to Clog?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Many factors that can contribute to a clogged drain.

In most cases, however, the culprit is a buildup of debris, such as hair, grease, soap scum, food particles, or other foreign objects. Over time, these substances can accumulate in the drainpipe, creating a blockage that prevents water from flowing freely.

Other possible causes of drain clogs include:

  • Tree roots
  • Broken pipes
  • Sewer backups
  • Structural issues

Clogs that Require Professional Drain Cleaning Services

You can easily deal with smaller clogs with a simple plunger or drain snake. However, in more extreme cases, you will need help from a professional drain cleaning service.

For instance, tree roots can grow into your pipes. When this happens, the roots cause serious damage and blockages. You cannot fix this problem using traditional, DIY methods.

Another clog that requires professional assistance is grease buildup in kitchen drains. Over time, grease can accumulate and solidify, causing major blockages. In these cases, a drain cleaning service can effectively remove the buildup and prevent further issues.

Our team can inspect your pipes and offer the best solutions. Sometimes, it will be a quick fix. On other occasions, we must use our specialized knowledge and equipment to tackle the job. You can trust us to be honest about your clogs. We never try to upsell you or convince you to pay for something you don’t need.

The longer you wait to schedule a drain cleaning, the more extensive the service will be. Contact us today!

customer reviews

  • “They offer fair and reasonable pricing and everyone I interacted with was very courteous.” Nic F.
  • “I would use Ackerman again and would recommend it.” Kim T.
  • “I definitely will share this experience with friends and families and will call them back for any future plumbing needs!” Ivonne C.

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