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Clogged Drain FAQ

Has your home ever experienced a clogged drain? We understand that it is no fun! And, they don’t always give you fair warning. Usually, by the time they draw attention, they’ve already grown out of control. As experts in drain cleaning for Minneapolis, we’ve put together some frequently asked questions about clogged drains as well as some solutions you can try. And, if your clogged drain turns out to be something that requires professional drain cleaning, contact the expert plumbers here at All Ways Drains.


Q: What should I do if I have just one toilet or drain clogged in the home?

A: It could be that item’s piping. Use drain cleaner and other basic drain cleaning techniques to unclog. If the clog doesn’t budge, the piping may require professional drain cleaning.

Q: What should I do if there are one or more toilet, sink or tub clogged in the same area of house? But remaining drains are fully functional?

Possibly a branch drain or vent line is clogged and requires clearing.

Try a drain snake or pressure device like water jetting. Chemicals typically are not effective in these cases. If you are uncomfortable using these, contact drain cleaning experts for assistance.

Q: What should I do if there are one or more toilet, sink or tub clogged in different areas of the house?

A: The main sewer drain running from house may have a blockage. A drain snake or pressure device may be needed. Tree roots or a damaged sewer pipe are a distinct possibility, a plumbing professional may need to be called. Should you possess a septic system, it may need to be pumped out. Call drain cleaning experts in this instance.

Q: What should I do if I am experiencing a powerful odor near a clogged sink, shower, toilet or tub?

A: Chances are you have a clogged drain or pipe. Try these drain cleaning cures. Sinks not in use could be allowing water in trap to evaporate, try adding more water. Clear the clog harboring likely bacteria, kill bacteria by adding bleach to the drain. Your toilet may be gapped between it and its wax ring, replace wax ring.
It could also be the vent line deterioration or separation ‘piping’ sewer gas into house. Call in the professionals in drain cleaning to be sure.

Are you ready to get more information on drain cleaning in Minneapolis or any of the surrounding areas? Call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.


Tips from the Plumber: How to Keep Drains Clear & Clean

Have you been experiencing some drainage issues? As you may already know, a clogged drain can bring added stress to your day and lead to a variety of plumbing problems if left unchecked.  Don’t fret! As experts in drain cleaning for St Paul, we would like to provide a few of the standby solutions to fix and avoid this nasty problem.

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There are a variety of solutions and preventative measures you can take to help get your day and your drain running smoothly again. Read all about a few of them below:

  1. It’s best to avoid store bought drain cleaner. Please stay away from those chemical drain cleaners that you find on store shelves. Continued usage of these products will do damage to the interior of your piping, setting you up for potentially costly repair in the future.
  2. Try mesh screens for the drain! Place mesh screens over all of your drains if you can, but especially bathtub or shower and kitchen sink drains to catch hair, food particles and more. This is a simple yet effective solution to avoid a drain cleaning down the line.
  3. It is very important that no oil or grease is ever be dumped down the drain or otherwise allowed to infiltrate your plumbing system in any way. Grease does not flow smoothly in your pipes. Grease is substantially more viscous than other types of liquids that you send down the drain. It bogs and slows on its path through the piping networks and sticks to things massed within and even the pipes itself. If you dump oil and grease down your drain you will inevitably need a thorough drain cleaning.
  4. Consider new solutions like professional water jetting! Water jetting is a professional drain cleaning solution we like to use. It is a simple procedure with fantastic results. Fats, oils, grease and debris can clog your drain and case a nasty blockage and water jetting is one of the only ways to completely remove it. When a homemade or store-bought drain cleaner isn’t enough, that’s when you know you need to call the professionals at All Ways Drains. In fact we can cut roots with our water-jetters. If we decide water jetting is the best solution, we will use state-of-the-art pumps in order to propel water through your home’s pipeline. These extremely powerful, concentrated streams of water rush all the way through the pipe, thoroughly cleaning the pipes and pushing out the blockage.

Are you interested in learning more about drain cleaning for your St Paul home? Call family and Veteran-owned All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422 or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate on our services.

Choosing a Plumber

Choosing a plumber can be a difficult task. You want to make sure you have someone you can trust and who will do the job right. You need a plumber with experience and professionalism. If you need a plumber in Maplewood, you can turn to All Ways Drains.

All Ways Drains is a veteran and family owned professional plumbing service for both residential homes and commercial businesses. We can help with all your plumbing needs such as new faucet installation, repiping, kitchen and bathroom remodels, leaky faucets or pipes, toilet problems, clogged drain, low water pressure and much more.

If you need a plumber at your home, business or commercial property, give us a call. We provide free estimates so you will know what to expect and the price of the service. We always aim to provide high quality work at reasonable prices.

We are not a huge corporate plumbing company. We are a smaller, family owned and operated business that has been serving the area for more than 15 years. We are able to provide personalized service to all our customers.

All plumbers are required to be licensed by the state and carry both workman’s compensation and general liability insurance. This is something you will want to check with any plumber you hire. All Ways Drains is licensed with the state of Minnesota and we are fully insured.

When choosing a plumber, you want to make sure they are available when an emergency arises. All Ways Drains is on call 24/7. If you have a sewer backup in the middle of the night, give us a call and you will reach a live person from our company ready to help. We provide fast response times 24/7.

A plumber should do more than just fix the problem, they should exceed your expectations to ensure everything is done properly the first time, and they should check any other issues to prevent future problems. You should be able to trust your plumber and know they have your best interest in mind.

At All Ways Drains we strive to provide good customer service because we want you to call us every time you need a plumber.

If you would like more information on hiring a plumber in Maplewood, call All Ways Drains at 612-922-9422, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

Welcome to All Ways Drain’s New Blog

At All Way Drains, we specialize in sewer line repair, clogged drains and all other plumbing emergencies. We have started a new blog to keep you up to date with what’s going on with our company, the industry and more. We hope you will find it informative and fun to read.

All Ways Drains has been serving the Twin Cities Metro for over ten years. We have a 24/7 live response services. When you’re experiencing a plumbing emergency, we should be your first and only call. We have reasonable prices and a responsive team.

Contact us today for sewer and drain services in the Twin Cities by calling 612-922-9422 or Contact us on our website.