Things To Know About Drain Cleaning Services By Reliable Contractor Services. When you have a clogged drain, your concern and focus are getting it fixed. Reliable Contractor Services is your Cleveland, OH plumbing experts!

Regular cleanings can prevent clogged drains and grease traps in your property. However, there are signs that you may have an impending blockage. Slow drains and those that backup frequently need more than drain cleaner to fix the problem. The following information will help you understand common services conducted to remove the blockage of your commercial drains:

Drain Snaking

Drain snaking is the simplest method of clearing a clogged drain and is usually the first method a plumber will use to try to clear a blockage. A drain snake, also called a drain auger, is a made from a length of cable with an auger head’ and is sized according to the pipe being unclogged.

Plumbers have drain snakes that can reach deep into your sewer pipes, find the clog, and remove it, in many cases. There are clogs that require more than a snake to remove; in that case, a different commercial drain cleaning method may be required to clear your sewer pipes.

Video Inspection of Your Pipes

If snaking the drain fails to remove the clog, a video inspection may be required to determine the location and cause of the clog. This method of commercial drain cleaning will give a plumber a better idea of how to proceed when clearing the blockage of your residential and commercial drains.

Older buildings in Cleveland, OH may have sewer pipes that are made from cast iron, clay, and over time, these can collapse causing a blockage that may require replacement of pipes.

Commercial firms that handle food can get blockages created by fat, grease, and food waste. Over time, this sludge will build up on the inside of the pipes, restrict flow, and cause you to have sewers backups more frequently if left unattended. Businesses with grease traps must be sure that they are pumped out on a regular schedule because they can cause severe backups.

Hydro Jetting the Drain

This is the most aggressive method used for residential and  commercial drain cleaning and is used when a drain snake isn’t enough to get the job done. Hydro jetting uses a strong stream of water much like a pressure washer and a special spray head that scours the inside of your drains as it is run through them, clearing the most nasty clogs most of the time.

The downside is that hydro jetting may be more than you need to clean your pipes and it can damage old or weak pipes, potentially causing further damage to your commercial drain system. That is where video inspection comes in because a plumbing technician such as those from reliable Contractor Services in Northeast Ohio can get a good look inside your pipes giving them an idea of how to approach your particular problem.

Schedule a Plumbing Inspection Today With Reliable Contractor Services


Schedule your service now! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Residential and commercial drain cleaning can prevent clogs and backups before you’re ankle deep in sludge. Clogged sewer lines that cause smelly, unclean conditions can cause way more than an uncomfortable smell.

Reliable Contractor Services is the Cleveland, OH area specialist for both conventional trenching and the newer technology called trenchless sewer line repair and replacement. Our modern plumbing techniques allow us to replace sewer lines without tearing up your parking lot, walk and driveways, and your landscaping. Less invasive than older methods, trenchless sewer line repair may be the best long-term solution if you have commercial drains with frequent backups and clogs.

Contact us today at Reliable Contractor Services or sister company Reliable Hydro Excavation for an assessment of your residential or commercial drains. Being proactive now can save you headaches later if you have commercial drain problems that need attention.

Reliable Contractor Services provides expert Northeast Ohio residential, commercial, municipal and industrial plumbing, drainage and foundation waterproofing services. With Over 10,000 customers since 1999, we have a Better Business Bureau A+ rating and are a multiple recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service award. OH license #23730.

We also provide new technology solutions in Trenchless Pipe, Sewer Jetting Vacuum Services, and General and Hydro Excavation. 24/7 Emergency Services available.

Other services include sewer cleaning and backflow devices, septic tank repair/replacement, water heaters, sump pump and PumpSpy sump pump monitoring system certified installer, video pipe inspection and high pressure jetting. Reliable Contractor Services your plumbing and drain cleaning  experts in Northeast Ohio!