Phoenix Drain Repair Service

Clogged shower preventing water from draining? Tree roots in your sewer line? Our Phoenix drain repair service is just what you need to get your wastewater flowing again. No matter what issue you’re having with your drains, our Phoenix plumbers can get them working like new again.

To book an appointment for drain repair in Phoenix, AZ or the surrounding area, give us a call at 602-269-6323 or fill out our online contact form.

Our Top Phoenix Drain Cleaning Services

As with many plumbing problems, there isn’t just one thing that can go wrong with your drains, but many. Our professional plumbers have the knowledge and experience to determine the location and cause of damage, as well as the most appropriate repair method. Whether you have a small clog that needs removing or you need a major sewer line repair, our expert plumbers will get your drain lines working again in no time. 

Below, we’ve outlined some of our most popular Phoenix drain cleaning services:

  • Video camera inspection
  • Drain cleaning
  • Drain pipe repairs and replacements
  • 24/7 emergency plumbing repairs

Video Camera Inspection

If it’s clear that something is wrong with your drains, but the culprit isn’t obvious, we may recommend doing a video camera inspection. Drain issues that occur close to the drain opening inside of your Phoenix home can usually be easily found, but deeper issues are more difficult to pinpoint. 

We use state-of-the-art plumbing video cameras to record live video of the inside of your pipes. These high-definition cameras are attached to the end of a long, durable cable, the other end of which is attached to a high-resolution monitor. The camera also includes a sensor that allows us to pinpoint its location from above ground.

A plumber using a video camera inspection tool to inspect the inside of a pipe during an appointment for drain repair in Phoenix, AZ.

Drain Cleaning

Slow drains and drains that are backing up usually simply require our drain cleaning service. Clogged drains arise for a number of reasons, but the most common cause is usually the accumulation of debris that shouldn’t end up in your lines in the first place. No matter how careful you are, you can’t control what other members of your household do, nor can you know what the previous owners rinsed down their sinks.

To clean your drains, we’ll typically use one of two types of specialized plumbing equipment:

  • Drain augers: Also sometimes called drain snakes, these long, flexible cables have an attachment on the end designed to break through the center of tough clogs. Some are also designed to pull debris back up your pipe for disposal, such as hair in your shower drain. You can buy an auger from your local hardware store, but consumer-grade augers are not as powerful as professional-grade augers. Our plumbing professionals also have developed the right technique to effectively break up clogs.

Hydro jetting technology: hydro jetting is like pressure washing for your drain line. By blasting high-pressure water through your pipes, we can eliminate not just the clog, but all other debris as well. If you live in an older Phoenix home, this cleaning method is a great way to restore your pipes to their original state of cleanliness and prevent clogs from returning.

The end of a hydro jetting tools emerging from a pipe and blasting water as it used to clear a drainage line during an appointment for drain repair in Phoenix, AZ

Drain Pipe Repairs

Sometimes the cause of your plumbing problems isn’t a clog, but rather a damaged pipe. A leaky pipe underneath your bathroom sink can be diagnosed and repaired by our plumbing experts in no time. Using their knowledge and experience, they’ll be able to determine whether the sealant around your pipe connections has deteriorated and requires replacement, or if the nuts have loosened and require tightening. They’ll also be able to determine if you need hardware replaced to prevent the leak from returning.

The main drain that all of your household lines drain into is referred to as your lateral sewer line. If these lines become damaged, you may need trenchless sewer line replacement or sewer repair. We use two main repair and replacement methods:

  • Pipe relining: A sewer line that has developed cracks or holes may be repaired by creating a durable pipe liner. To do this, we’ll soak a felt sleeve in an epoxy solution, insert it into your damaged line, and inflate it using a bladder. Once cured, we’ll deflate and remove the bladder, leaving a new pipe in its place.
  • Pipe bursting: If your existing sewer line is badly damaged, it may be best to use pipe bursting instead. To pull off this technique, our plumbing team will insert a hydraulic-powered auger into the ground. We’ll attach a brand-new pipe to the end of this auger and, using hydraulics, will pull the new pipe through the old pipe, bursting the original one into pieces as we go.

No matter what type of repair you need, our plumbers will take the time to clearly explain the problem and the reasons why they think a given solution is the right fit for you. They’ll also take time to explain pricing and work with you to come up with a solution that fits your budget. At the end of the day, the choice is entirely yours. We’re just here to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision!

Plumbing Emergencies

All plumbing problems are an inconvenience, but some issues are also plumbing emergencies. Leaking pipes can cause significant water damage, and clogs can cause sewer backups. Raw sewage in your Phoenix home can result in a number of health risks, so it’s important to get this problem dealt with as soon as possible.

At Champion Plumbing and Rooter, we provide emergency plumbing services to clients within the Phoenix area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Save our number—602-269-6323—to your phone now so that you can call us up immediately in the event of a plumbing emergency.

Specialized plumbing equipment being used to clear a bathtub drain during an emergency plumbing issue resulting in toilet and bathtub drain backup.

The Champion Plumbing And Rooter Difference

Our plumbing professionals at Champion Plumbing and Rooter aren’t like other plumbing companies. No matter what your plumbing issue is, you can trust us to get it repaired quickly, at a fair price and with a friendly, reassuring smile. We’ll never try to upsell you or get you to spend more money than you need to.

One of the ways in which we provide our Phoenix customers with exceptional service is by providing no obligation on-site quotes and upfront pricing. Before we start any work, we’ll wait for you to approve the price. That way, you know exactly how much your Phoenix drain repair service will cost and can budget accordingly.

When it comes to drain cleaning, we guarantee that we’ll get your pipes flowing freely again, or you don’t pay for the service—that’s how confident we are in the abilities of our highly trained plumbers. We also offer great warranties on both our workmanship and parts. To learn more about these warranties, give us a call at 602-269-6323 today!

Phoenix Drain Repair FAQs

When Is It Time To Call In The Experts For Drain Repair In Phoenix, AZ?

We recommend calling in our expert plumbers for drain repair in Phoenix, AZ as soon as you notice a problem. If you think you may have a clog near your drain opening, you can try to unclog it yourself using one of two methods:

  • Drain snaking
  • Enzymatic cleaners

These are the only two safe DIY options for unclogging drains, and will only work on organic clogs that aren’t too compact. Dumping chemical, non-enzymatic cleaners down your pipes can cause damage to your plumbing infrastructure, as well as release harmful chemicals into the air.

What Causes Drain Damage in Phoenix, AZ?

If you need drain repair service, chances are you’re already thinking about the ways in which you could have avoided this. Nine times out of ten, Phoenix drain repair is entirely avoidable. Rinsing or flushing these things down your drain can cause issues requiring costly repairs:

  • Eggshells
  • Coffee grounds
  • Starches such as pasta and rice
  • FOG (fat, oil and grease)
  • Paper towel
  • Flushable wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Foreign objects
  • Hair
  • Chemical drain cleaners

If you live in an older Phoenix home, you may also need to worry about tree root intrusions. These are a little more difficult to avoid, but regular plumbing inspections can help you detect root intrusions before major damage occurs to your sewer pipes. Old, deteriorating pipes can leak small amounts of wastewater and attract the roots of nearby trees. These roots infiltrate the pipe and flourish, eventually creating a clog and pulling the pipe apart further.

Even if you don’t have trees on your property, your neighbors’ trees could be producing roots beneath your soil. Tree roots can grow horizontally to twice the diameter of the tree’s canopy.

Does Shower Water And Toilet Water Go To The Same Place?

Yes. All of the drain pipes within your home, whether from your bathroom sink, kitchen sink, toilet or shower all connect to the lateral sewer line beneath your home. This lateral line extends down toward the street, where it connects to the city’s main line. From here, wastewater is carried to Phoenix’s Deer Valley Water Treatment Plant.

Can I Do Drain Repair In Phoenix, AZ On My Own?

As stated above, we don’t recommend doing drain repairs on your own. The longer you allow a drain issue to persist, and the more you flush your toilet despite having a drain problem, the more likely it is that a sewer backup may occur.

If you begin to smell a foul odor, stop what you’re doing immediately and call a professional. This is a sign that your sewage is not draining from your pipes. The fumes themselves can be hazardous to your health, but this is nothing in comparison to the danger of raw sewage overflowing into your home.

How Long Does Drain Repair Service Take?

It’s impossible to estimate how long our drain repair service will take without first taking a look at your plumbing issue. Clearing clogs can usually be done within an hour or two, but if the problem is less obvious, it could take longer to solve. Rest assured that we will do everything in our power to get your repair completed as quickly as possible.

That being said, it’s important to take the time to properly diagnose your plumbing issue. Making hasty assumptions may result in misdiagnosis, which will end up costing you more than it would have had your plumber taken the time to properly inspect your drain in the first place.

Why Can I Hear Gurgling In My Sink Drain When I Flush My Toilet?

If flushing or draining one drain creates a gurgling sound in another drain, it’s likely that you have a clog in your lateral sewer line beneath your property. It doesn’t hurt to ask your neighbors if they’ve experienced similar problems, as this could indicate that the clog is actually in the city’s main line. In the case of the latter, it’s the city’s responsibility to take care of the issue and foot the bill.

How Can I Avoid Needing Drain Repair Service In The Future?

To avoid needing our Phoenix drain repair service in the future, we suggest doing the following:

  • Only rinse soap and water down your drains.
  • Only flush water, human waste and toilet paper.
  • Get hydro jetting done when you move into a previously owned property.
  • If you live in an older home especially, get an annual video camera inspection done.

Drain Issues Got You Down? Book A No-Obligation On-Site Estimate For Phoenix Drain Repair Today!

If your drain has been causing you headaches and anxiety, it’s time to bite the bullet and invest in drain repair service. By choosing a reputable plumbing company like Champion Plumbing and Rooter, you’ll get peace of mind in knowing that your financial investment will lead to results.

To book an appointment for an on-site estimate, get in touch with our plumbing experts today by phone at 602-269-6323 or by filling out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting your needs!