Southgate Plumbing’s plumbing professionals are available to perform routine drain maintenance, emergency drain cleaning services and sewer cleaning. Our drain cleaning services include floor drains, downspout drains, storm drains, sewer drains, and more.
Southgate Plumbing has been in the drain cleaning business since 1935, when Samuel Blanc patented the first electric drain cleaning machine and founded the first Southgate Plumbing franchise. Today, the technology hasn’t changed much from Blanc’s classic invention, and uses blades to cut through debris to restore proper water flow.
As a premier drain cleaning company, Southgate Plumbing is leading the industry by cleaning more drains and performing more sewer line repairs than any other company in North America. Southgate Plumbing can help with any kind of clogged drain and address all sewer cleaning services. Our plumbers provide both residential and commercial services, addressing clogged kitchen drains, clogged bathroom drains, clogged outdoor drains, and clogged sewer lines.
Southgate Plumbing is an industry leader, cleaning more drains and performing more sewer line repairs than any other company in North America. Southgate Plumbing can help with any kind of clogged drain. Our plumbers provide both residential and commercial services, addressing clogged kitchen drains, clogged bathroom drains, clogged outdoor drains, and clogged sewer lines.
Over time, kitchen drains can run more slowly and eventually clog as greases, soaps, fats and detergents build up inside pipes. If you find yourself facing a clogged kitchen drain, a Southgate Plumbing service technician who specializes in plumbing services will use a Southgate Plumbing sink machine to cut through the clog, remove the debris, and restore your clogged kitchen sink drain to full functionality. As a leader in drain cleaning services and sewer cleaning, you can rely on Southgate Plumbing’s experience to solve your kitchen drain issues.
From showers and tubs clogged with hair and soap buildup to sinks filled with toothpaste and other grime, bathrooms present many challenges when it comes to keeping drains free and clear. Even toilets can be overwhelmed with toilet paper or non-flushable materials. Regardless of the challenge, Southgate Plumbing plumbers have all the equipment necessary to address clogged bathroom drains and can provide expert sewer cleaning and drain cleaning services.
Your first clue that you’re facing a clogged bathroom sink drain is a sink that drains more slowly than usual. In addition to soap scum, hair, toothpaste, beauty products, and other substances can build up over time and contribute to clogged bathroom sink drains. Southgate Plumbing expert plumbers are on call to help you unclog bathroom sink drains. If you caught the clogged bathroom drain before the problem is too severe, DIY videos and resources on Southgate Plumbing can help you unclog your bathroom sink drain.
In a busy household, a clogged bathtub drain can become a huge problem overnight. Soap, hair, pet fur, and even bath toys can contribute to clogged bathtub drains. With the proper plunger or drain snake, it’s possible to unclog a bathtub drain on your own. If you can’t identify the location of the clog or easily remove it yourself, Southgate Plumbing plumbers carry all the tools of the trade necessary to get your clogged bathtub drain back in service again.
Basements and utility rooms feature some of a house’s most important and frequently used residential plumbing fixtures. Southgate Plumbing’s expert plumbers provide a full range of basement plumbing services and drain cleaning services, but basement floor drain cleaning is one of the most common.
Floor drains in basements, laundry or utility rooms, garages and patios serve to keep excess water from flooding and causing damage. A Southgate Plumbing professional can identify the location of the basement floor drain clog, provide expert drain cleaning services to clear away whatever is causing the backup, and provide you with maintenance tips and advice to prevent future floor drain clogs and keep pipes clear. With over 75 years in the industry, Southgate Plumbing is the industry leading drain cleaning company and can help solve your basement floor drain issues.
In addition to addressing indoor plumbing problems, Southgate Plumbing is also ready to address clogs and other issues with outdoor drains. Cleaning the gutters is just one part of the equation–underground sewer pipes are susceptible to clogs from leaves and debris, causing water to back up into your home as well. Southgate Plumbing’s professional plumbers can clean downspouts, locate clogs in outdoor plumbing. and provide all the sewer cleaning and drain cleaning services you need.
Southgate Plumbing has been providing quality commercial drain cleaning services for more than 75 years. Our plumbing experts can solve all types of commercial, industrial and municipal sewer and drain problems. Foreign objects such as straws, paper towels, mop strings, utensils, toys, and feminine hygiene products can cause blockages in a sink drain, floor drain, kitchen drain, toilet or sewer pipe. Southgate Plumbing’s plumbing and drain professionals have the commercial expertise and special equipment needed to address a full range of commercial drain cleaning services, including drain and sewer line cleaning, repair, and replacement.
Commercial Sewer Drain Cleaning: If you work in a busy restaurant, food processing facility, or other similar business, you’ll find that grease and organic matter can build up in pipes and drain lines quickly and must be resolved immediately. We can help clear commercial sewer and drain lines in a variety of ways, including using high-pressure water jetting.
Commercial Sink Drain Repair: It’s important for you to maintain your commercial sinks by keeping buildup at bay. Southgate Plumbingr® Drain and Grease Trap Treatment is an environmentally-friendly solution to ongoing drain maintenance. This product is pumped into your drain lines on a pre-programmed schedule, cutting buildup and maintaining proper drain flow. The treatment even helps reduce odors! Contact your local Southgate Plumbing plumber to learn more.
Commercial Storm Drain Cleaning and Repair: Just like a home, your business might depend on storm drains to collect water during heavy precipitation and direct it to drainage lines before it ever comes into contact with your building. If storm drains are clogged or slow, you could experience flooding, water damage, and even unpleasant sewer backups. Southgate Plumbing is here to help your business. Our plumbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for simple maintenance and cleaning services and for emergency flood service.
Most residential homes have roof gutters that flow into downspout drains that direct water away from the house. When those downspouts are connected to underground drains that flow to municipal storm drains or street gutters, they sometimes become clogged with tree roots and debris. These types of clogs cause gutters to overflow and the weight of the water can cause gutters to pull away from a house while inflicting water damage and rot to the structure. Please note that Southgate Plumbing does not clean roof gutters or rectangular aluminum gutter downspouts.
Southgate Plumbing can mechanically clean underground residential roof drainpipes as long as the pipe is made from heavy schedule pipe that can withstand the power and motion of the Southgate Plumbing machine. Your Southgate Plumbing service technician can make that determination with a visual inspection before attempting to clean and unclog the pipe. Older homes were often built with terracotta or cast-iron underground roof drains. These rugged pipes can easily withstand a Southgate Plumbing mechanical cleaning. Old Orangeburg/bituminized/tar paper fiber pipe may not withstand a professional cleaning and Southgate Plumbing may decline to clean it unless a customer signs a hold harmless release.
When equipped with underground roof drain lines, modern homes usually incorporate 4-inch diameter, nonperforated Schedule 40 PVC pipe underground roof drains. This heavy-duty pipe is built to accommodate and withstand regular Southgate Plumbing mechanical cleanings. However, some homes may be equipped with light gauge, flexible corrugated plastic pipe instead. This type of pipe cannot be mechanically cleaned with a Southgate Plumbing machine because it is too weak and unstable to withstand the power of the twisting cable and sharp cutting blades of the Southgate Plumbing machine.
The length and diameter of the pipe are the determining factors for the cost of unclogging and cleaning roof drainpipes. Your Southgate Plumbing service technician will visually inspect your roof drain system then quote you a fair price for cleaning it.
Commercial roofs vary in type. Many are flat roofs while others have a pitch like residential roofs. Either way, Southgate Plumbing is equipped to mechanically clean and unclog commercial roof drains to get them draining like new.
Flat roofs usually have drains spaced out around their perimeter. The drains are connected to vertical pipes that are usually connected to underground horizontal pipes connected to municipal storm sewers. Southgate Plumbing can mechanically clean these drains from one end to the other to restore flow and prevent water collection on top of the building’s roof.
Southgate Plumbing uses cable machines, and if necessary, high-pressure water jetting to break through tough roof drain clogs of all kinds, and thoroughly clean the drains right down to the pipe walls. Your Southgate Plumbing drain technician will visually inspect your commercial roof drain system then quote you a fair price for cleaning it, based on the diameter and length of the pipes.
Commercial buildings with pitch roofs may also require roof drain cleaning. Their roof gutters are usually connected to 4-inch diameter vertical roof drain pipes, which in turn, connect to 4-inch diameter underground horizontal pipes that flow into municipal storm drains just below street level. Southgate Plumbing has the experience and mechanical capability to completely clean such commercial roof drains to restore full drainage to the system.