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Drain Cleaning

Serving Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, our Lehigh Valley plumbers are available 24 hours a day when a clogged drain or backed-up pipe threatens your health, productivity and comfort.

While a slow drain is often a minor inconvenience, it may be a symptom of a larger problem. Sinks, showers or toilets that are always clogging could indicate sludge buildup or even a blocked sewer line. Severe drain obstruction can lead to foul odors, damaged pipes or harmful sewer flooding that threatens the health of building occupants.

All kinds of things contribute to drain obstruction, like hair, grease, food, small toys, paper products, sanitary products, toothpaste, soap and more. When your drains run slow or don’t run at all, Elek Plumbing offers routine and emergency plumbing service for homes and businesses throughout the Lehigh Valley area.

Lehigh Valley drain cleaning expertise includes, but is not limited to:

  • Clogged shower drains
  • Clogged sink drains
  • Blocked garbage disposals
  • Clogged dishwasher drains
  • Clogged bathtub drains
  • Clogged toilets
  • Sump pump drain problems
  • Drain snaking & augering
  • Hydro-jetting services
  • Tree root removal
  • Pipe & sewer line replacement
  • Annual Plumbing
  • Maintenance Agreements
  • Emergency drain cleaning services

Problems with Home Drain Cleaners

Many homeowners attempt to clear a clogged drain using caustic drain cleaner purchased from the local home improvement store. While this may seem like the fastest way to resolve stubborn drain problems, Elek Plumbing urges you to avoid chemical solutions. Over-the-counter drain cleaners can corrode pipes over time, are harmful to skin and eyes, and may cause a dangerous reaction if they mix with other agents in your pipes or plumbing system. Avoid the risk of further plumbing damage by avoiding chemical drain cleaners.

DIY vs. Professional Drain Cleaning

If you choose to tackle a clogged sink drain yourself, remove the sink stopper and using stiff piece of wire to extract hair, food, debris and other buildup. While some homeowners successfully unclog sinks and toilets with equal parts baking soda and vinegar, too much of this natural solution may overflow the toilet and create more of a mess. When plungers and at-home solutions fail, request an Elek Plumbing service call. First, our award-winning SuperSTARS determine the source of the clog. Then, they clear the blockage using a drain snake, auger, or natural enzyme solution that breaks down foreign matter without causing pipe damage.

When your home or commercial drain clog is complex, Elek technicians use drain cameras, cabling, or hydro-jetting equipment to get to the bottom of the blockage.

Bethlehem & Allentown hydro-jetting

When a drain is poorly maintained and clogs go from bad to worse, Elek’s team of SuperSTARS use a hydro-jet to clear the drain. Similar to a pressure washer, hydro-jetting sends a powerful, high-speed stream of water to propel debris and foreign matter from the drain. Elek’s trailer-mounted jetter has 1.5 to 12-inch lines that reach up to 500 feet with powerful, 4,000-PSI water pressure. This safe blast of water is used to:

  • Cut through layers of sand, scale, gravel & sludge
  • Remove tree roots
  • Clean grease traps
  • Clear clogged garage and roof drains
  • Remove debris from vertical rain leaders

While hydro-jetting may be used for home drain cleaning, it is also a common solution for commercial buildings with larger pipes and high water usage by multiple building occupants. If your commercial plumbing system is blocked, call 610.432.7001 or connect online now.

Schedule Drain Cleaning Services in the Lehigh Valley

Need a plumber in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton or the surrounding area? Elek’s licensed technicians quickly resolve blocked pipes and restore performance to your home or commercial plumbing system. Responding to your needs 24/7/365, we guide you through options that suit your budget so you can make an informed choice about drain cleaning. Get help now: call 610.432.7001 today. For your convenience, you can also reach our SuperSTARS online.

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