Drain Cleaning Service – Gloucester & Mathews

drain-cleaningWe’ve all dealt with the headache of a clogged drain or a backup in a toilet, tub, or floor drain.  These problems seem to occur at the most inopportune of times and are extremely disruptive to homes and businesses. At Miller’s, we offer 24/7 emergency services to ensure that these problems can be taken care of in a timely manner and cause as little inconvenience as possible. From kitchen and bathroom drains to floor drains and main sewer lines, we offer drain cleaning service, maintenance, and repair in all residential and commercial applications.

It is always a good idea to schedule service as soon as you notice a slow drain or a minor issue before a major clog or backup occurs.  However, in the event you are faced with an emergency clog, our highly trained team members will be able to respond quickly and efficiently, offering solutions for your home or business while ensuring the safety and comfort of everyone involved.  We are equipped with state of the art technology and tools to offer a variety of drain cleaning solutions.

Services include, but are not limited to:

Machine drain cleaning and power snaking

For the very stubborn clogs, sometimes, it’s necessary to bring in the “big guns.” We use high-tech machinery to clean drains and remediate clogs. Our motorized drain snakes are capable of easily navigating multiple bends and inside your pipes to get rid of the gunk.

Hand snaking

Hand snaking is another way to remove a clog that is not so deep it requires motorized machinery, but requires a steady hand and the right touch. With an auger (otherwise known as a snake), we’re able to get in and clear up the obstruction in no time.

Root cutting and removal

Sometimes, tree roots can cause all sorts of problems with plumbing and septic systems. We own the playbook on how to identify the problem and develop the perfect course of action for removing the interruption.

High pressure jetting

One method of cleaning/clearing sewer and drain lines is by using high pressured water to flush through the system. The high-speed streams of water cut through the materials and corrosion. This method can be hazardous and unsafe if used by untrained professionals. Thankfully for you, we are well-trained in this procedure and can make sure everything is done by the book.

Sewer and drain line cameras

There’s no length we won’t go to in order to diagnose your issues and to bring your systems to their maximum health. From time to time, it’s necessary to use high-tech solutions. One of those solutions is to use a specialized camera that will traverse through your drains or pipes so that we can actually see the exact cause of the clog or corruption.

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Locating of bellies in lines, collapsed areas, and broken or loose fittings

A sewer line “belly” is a low area where the pipe has lost positive slope going to its destination. Time and wear and tear can also cause collapses in lines, which will inevitably cause interruptions in service. Broken and loose fittings are another link in the chain, and an important one at that. We’ve seen it all, we have the expertise to handle any problem with your sewage or septic equipment.

Drain and sewer line repairs and replacement

Some signs that you may need to make repairs or replacements to your drain or sewer lines are:

  • A bubbling or gurgling sound coming from your toilet.
  • Slow flowing drains.
  • The smell of rotting food (not sewage) near kitchen drains.

If you have a broken sewer main, you may experience the following:

  • A noticeable backup of sewage in the toilet or basement or persistent clogging of drains.
  • Higher than normal water/sewer bills can indicate damaged seals at pipe joints, causing excess water to spill from the system.
  • A powerful sulfur smell (like rotten eggs) indicates a buildup of sulfide gas from long-standing and decomposing waste.
  • Excessive water or sewage in one location within the yard or around the home may indicate an excessive amount of tree roots that have penetrated the pipes.

If you notice any of these issues, do not delay. You need to call us immediately so we can come to you and restore order.

Cleanout installations

A cleanout is a tee installed in a drainline that enables a drain cable access to clean out stoppage in a drain. As with most of the items on this page, this installation needs to be done by experienced and qualified professionals.

Preventative maintenance

The best way to avoid massive repair and replacement costs is to make sure routine preventative maintenance is done. Especially when it comes to septic systems, it’s important to make sure regular inspection and pumping is performed. These are just a couple of the many things that must be enacted on a frequent and vigilant basis to make sure that your septic system continues to run at an optimal performance.

We also provide plumbing systems maintenance to safeguard your pipes and water delivery (and expulsion) against any future problems or disruptions.

BioOne application in drain lines in conjunction with drain cleaning

BioOne’s stable performance-ready formulation of live vegetative cultures and its premeasured cap makes using BioOne easy for residential drain lines and septic systems. When used in conjunction with manual drain cleaning, the active microbes colonize in the drain line and eat the gook and slime the cable leaves behind.

In an effort to be proactive, we encourage regular practice of the following recommendations to reduce your risk of an emergency clog or backup:

  • Eliminate or minimize garbage disposal use.
  • Throw away any fats, oils, or grease use in cooking.
  • Flush only toilet paper in toilets.
  • Use strainers in kitchens and bathrooms to prevent clogs due to food and hair.