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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to fix a drain?

If you hire someone to fix your drain and clean it out, it will likely cost around $150-$200. This cost is likely to change based on a few factors, including:

  • The complexity and location
  • The type of repair needed (hydro jetting is more expensive than snaking, for example)
  • If the plumber needs to perform a video inspection
  • If the plumber needs to fix issues with the main sewer line
  • If it’s an emergency repair
  • Or if the plumber has to provide additional plumbing repairs

Always get estimates from a handful of plumbers to find out exactly how much your repair will cost. 

Also read, “How much does fixing a clogged drain cost?

What do plumbers use to unclog drains?

Plumbers use two main methods to unclog drains. The first is a snake, which is a long, flexible metal coil that works its way through tight corners to dislodge whatever is causing the clog. This can be either hand-operated or motorized. More costly is hydro jetting, which involves shooting high-pressure water through a clogged drain to remove buildup from grease and other substances, as well as to remove clogs.

When should you call a plumber for a clogged drain?

Assess the situation and try a few at-home solutions. For example: 

  • Did you try several DIY methods (using a plunger, drain cleaner, drain snake, etc.)?
  • Are there multiple clogged drains in your home? 
  • Do you suspect your main sewer line is clogged?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, it might be worth contacting a plumber near you to come diagnose and fix your drain issue.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a plumber during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If possible, it’s best to set up a virtual consultation or phone call with a plumber near during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can send a message to a professional plumber near you and ask if they are available to video chat or have a phone call. Use that time to discuss the work that needs to be done. Make sure to ask any questions you have about the project. And lastly, ask the plumber how they handle payments and whether they have any specific safety precautions in place to comply with social distancing. 

How can I find out if a plumber is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Generally, plumbers are often considered essential service providers. Essential service providers vary from state to state and city to city, however. For the most accurate information, check your official state or city government website to see whether a plumber is considered an essential service in your area.

Read CISA’s publication on identifying critical workers to find out more information on a national level. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a plumber when social distancing?

Contact plumbers near you beforehand to see if they can complete the project without entering your home — for example, by entering the garage to fix a broken water heater. If the plumber needs to enter your house to do the job, you should proceed only if both parties feel comfortable with the project. Consider taking extra steps such as waving instead of shaking hands, staying 6 feet apart, using digital payments and sanitizing common areas.

Can I use digital payments to pay for plumbing services?

Some plumbers accept digital payments -- Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, etc. -- for their services. Before you hire a plumber, ask them if they accept your preferred online payment. Many also feature digital payment options on their profiles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital payments are typically considered safer than cash and credit cards.

Does a plumber need to enter my home?

A plumber will need to enter your home to fix plumbing issues like dripping faucets, clogged sinks or toilets and leaky pipes. They might not need to come into your home if the faulty appliance is located outdoors or in the garage. Before you begin the project, contact plumbers near you to find out they will need to enter your home.  

Do plumbers offer remote or virtual services?

If you see a profile that states the plumber is offering remote services, contact the plumber before hiring them to see what those services include. Although plumbing is a job that has to be done in-person, you can ask them if they offer virtual consultations or an online walk-through. 

What are plumbers and what do they do?

Plumbers are skilled professionals who are trained to install and maintain pipes and systems for drinking water, sewage and drainage. They usually have trained through four- to five-year training programs, which include apprenticeships, via trade schools and community colleges. Plumbers’ areas of expertise typically go beyond pipes to include mathematics, blueprint reading, plumbing codes and water distribution. They handle plumbing emergencies, such as broken pipes or clogged drains, and install and maintain everything from a new piping system to a replacement faucet. Plumbers also know how to install bathtubs and showers, toilets, water heaters and dishwashers. Plumbers may work on residential or commercial sites, sometimes designing and laying out a pipe system during construction.

Reviews for Western Addition drain cleaners
Swati K.
They came on time and were able to solve the issue of the tub drain not draining out. We actually had a hair catcher inbuilt in the tub but didn't know how to reach and clean it.
Bright Ideas Plumbing and RooterBright Ideas Plumbing and Rooter
Thumbtack Customer
Efficient and professional. Just cost much more than expected for the drain cleaning work done.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San FranciscoMr. Rooter Plumbing of San Francisco
Farshad G.
Very happy with the experience. We had a shower drain that was plugged and he fixed it with professionalism and was very clean. Highly recommend him.
Honest Plumbing Sewer and Drain / MaintenanceHonest Plumbing Sewer and Drain / Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
Prompt scheduling of a call, very courteous and professional, was able to schedule clean-out of our entire drain system on the same day and was satisfactorily completed.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San FranciscoMr. Rooter Plumbing of San Francisco
Natalya S.
Valentino did the job quickly and fair priced. Now pipes are clean and drained) moreover I ve got 6 m warranty on his job. Highly recommended!
Deals on Wheels PlumbingDeals on Wheels Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
He bid $125 to clear the drain of a light well. Came within the half hour arranged arrival window. Swept clean the roof area. Found after the water initially drained that water backed up again. Determined that there was another clog underground near the sewer connection. Since there was no cleanout at the ground level and drain pipes were corroded (I had patched holes with plumbers putty and duct tape) He replaced the pipes for another $250 plus parts. This involved cutting away some cross beams to pull the pips out. Only minor complaint I noticed the next day that was that he didn't close tight the faucet to get water for testing the drain so there was a slow drip.
Jose GarciaJose Garcia
Heidy H.
Ray showed up in less than 20 minutes and unclogged my bathtub drain. Very professional, left everything clean and functioning. Glad I found a good, reliable plumbing service that I can keep using in the future!
Ray's Service One PlumbingRay's Service One Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
We had a very slow shower drain. Jose was able to come within an hour and fixed it quickly. He even cleaned up our bathtub and the rate was very reasonable! Would definitely call him for our plumbing needs in the future. Thanks, Jose!
Jose GarciaJose Garcia
Patty N.
We had clogged drain that was causing dishwasher to not work. Don showed up right on time, quickly figured out problem and fixed. I appreciated that he took care to keep the area really clean and also took time to make sure that the problem was fully resolved after fixing it.
Drain Doctor DonDrain Doctor Don
Tiffany C.
Jose came right on time and fixed our issue quickly and efficiently. He cleaned up all the areas he worked on and was super patient, answering all my questions. Not only do I have unclogged drains and leak free pipes, but I have a better understanding of the plumbing system. Thanks Jose!
Jose GarciaJose Garcia
Andrea C.
Marco came same day to unclog my shower drain. He cleaned what he could, but he also identified that a larger project of cleaning the pipes outside the building would unclog it more completely. Since this would require my landlord's approval, we did not move forward. Since he didn't feel like he was able to get the job done (even though his work was great and helpful for the interim), he didn't charge the full rate. I appreciated Marco's transparency and the information he gave me to share with my landlord to finish the job.
Marco's PlumbingMarco's Plumbing
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience! Highly recommend them! They are very professional, friendly, prompt, clean and licensed. They do background check on all of their technicians is what I heard. I received a call after I made the appointment online. They call you 10-30 minutes before the technician is expected to arrive. You also get an e-mail about the technician profile. This was very helpful! During the whole process of scheduling, the communication was fantastic. The technician was very friendly, clean and on-time. He had a uniform and he wore booties before entering my house. He cared to keep the place very clean; he covered my floor before putting anything down on it. I had a kitchen side sink that was not draining for over a year. He fixed it in less than 30 minutes (includes cleanup too!). I paid $193 for the service. After he left, I had no cleaning to do. He cleaned everything before leaving.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San FranciscoMr. Rooter Plumbing of San Francisco
Thumbtack Customer
Ronnie was very professional and efficient. We had a clogged kitchen drain that had us worried for the past few days. After few unsuccessful attempts at trying to fix it ourselves, we gave in and decided to use Thumbtack to hire a professional. We are glad we called in Ronnie. Even though the clog was deep down the main line and took around 3 hours to fix, Ronnie was patient and explained the issue in detail. He did the job with no mess and cleaned up after. We would definitely recommend him to other people with similar issues.
Bright Ideas Plumbing and RooterBright Ideas Plumbing and Rooter
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