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Drain Cleaning
Whether you have a simple clog in one drain or a major blockage in multiple drains, MotorCity Plumbing has you covered.

Drain Snake & Cleaning in Metro Detroit

Having a drain problem in your home is never a pleasant experience. Stubborn clogs and serious blockages can cause more than just standing water—they can also cause bad odors and even sewage backup. If you’ve noticed slow-moving drains or foul smells in your home, call MotorCity Plumbing! As Metro Detroit’s drain cleaning experts, MotorCity can clear any kind of drain blockage without the headaches or mess involved in trying to clear it yourself.

We use an advanced camera inspection system that can quickly identify the problem area and find the cause of the blockage. Then, we use the best available tools to clear the drain with the least amount of disruption to your property.

In no time at all, your home’s drains will be flowing freely and safely. No matter the size of the drain blockage or the complexity of the issue, MotorCity Plumbing has you covered.

Professional Drain Cleaning Services in Detroit MI

When you need plumbing services in Detroit MI and nearby cities. Make MotorCity Plumbing and Drain Cleaning your go-to for all your emergency services and plumbing needs. We are a professional plumbing company that provides quality service for clogged drains, plumbing issues, plumbing emergencies, or even if you have a burst pipe. If you need an emergency plumber or just have your drains cleaned regularly make a service call to MotorCity Plumbing and Drain Cleaning for Metro Detroit's most experienced plumber.

When to Call a Plumber for a Clogged Drain Plumbing Services

While some drain problems can be solved with a plunger, certain situations call for professional help. Contact MotorCity Plumbing if:

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  • Multiple drains in your home are clogged
  • You smell sewage in the air near your drains
  • The drain is making strange gurgling, bubbling, or hissing noises
  • Your water is coming out cloudy or discolored
  • You can’t get rid of the clog with a plunger

Our team uses the best equipment to get the job done right, whether that involves using a powerful augur (snake), camera inspection, or full replacement of the drain lines.

What to Do If You Have a Clogged Drain

Check the Stopper

Sometimes, hair and soap scum near the top of your drain can easily be removed by hand.

Try Flushing

Add a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid to a pot of boiling water and slowly add it to the clogged drain.

Use a Plunger

You can try using a plunger in your toilet, sink, or tub drains to clear the blockage. Be sure to use the appropriate type and use gentle pressure.

Drain Cleaning Services FAQs

What is the Best Drain Cleaner?
While some store-bought drain cleaner liquids can be useful in the short term, they can be harmful to your pipes. Most chemical drain cleaners eat away at plastic and metal pipes, so they should be used sparingly, if at all. They can also loosen clogs instead of destroying them, pushing the blockage deeper into your plumbing system. That’s why it’s best to call a professional plumber!
How Does Snaking a Drain Work?
Drain augers, or “snakes,” are professional plumbing tools that grab onto clogs so the plumber can pull them back out of the drain. We insert the snake into the drain and push it forward until it reaches the blockage. Then, we use a twisting motion to grab hold of whatever is causing the clog with the end of the tool and remove it.
Can Snaking a Drain Damage Pipes?
In the hands of a professional, a snake drain is a highly safe and effective tool. It’s always best to call a plumber to do this job, though, because using a snake the wrong way can make the clog worse or damage your pipes. At MotorCity Plumbing, our professionals know how to use these tools safely and effectively.
How often should I clean my drains?
A general rule is to have your home’s sewer lines cleaned out every 18 to 22 months. Now if you are experiencing problems like Sewage backup in toilet, bathtub, or drain, water pooling around floor drains in the basement, odors coming from sewers, drains working too slowly, pipes making gurgling signs, frequently clogged drains, water backing up into bathtub or shower when you use the washing machine. This would be a time to call the professionals at MotorCity Plumbing and Drain Cleaning.
What should I not put into my garbage disposal?
Eggs, rice, pasta (anything that expands with the addition of water) and shrimp tails are just a few of the regular suspects when the garbage disposal and kitchen drain get clogged. For everything you’re putting in the garbage disposal, it is important to run a lot of water after it to flush the line and the key is moderation.

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