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Sewer Rodding & Drain Cleaning

Sewer Rodding & Drain Cleaning | Chicago & Suburbs

Award-Winning Drain Services.

There are few problems more annoying than a clogged drain. It can interrupt daily life, make a mess, and leave your pocketbook lighter. Luckily for homeowners, The Scottish Plumber is on the watch.

If you have a sewer backup or slow drain, don’t worry. Our friendly and professional drain rodding experts are standing by. For award-winning, 24-hour service, call 888-451-6137 or fill out the easy appointment form above.

The Scottish Plumber goes to work
The Scottish Plumber goes to work

$99 Sewer Rodding.

The Scottish Full-Service $99 Sewer Rodding service includes:

  • A thorough sewer rodding from an outside access (cleanout) up to 100 feet
  • A free video inspection following the sewer rodding
  • Up to a 1-year warranty on the rodding, based on the condition of the sewer pipe

Please note that sewer rodding from an inside cleanout is $199 up to 100 feet. For longer sewers, there is a charge of $99 for each additional 50 feet. Prices do not include removing or reinstalling toilets or other fixtures.

Everyday Low Prices.

The Scottish Plumber’s philosophy is honesty and transparency in pricing. That’s why our estimates are 100% free, we always quote the price up-front, and there are never any hidden fees.

Below are some of the most common drain cleaning services and their prices.

  • Sewer rodding from outside cleanout – $99
  • Sewer rodding from inside cleanout – $199
  • Kitchen sink – $199 ($99 with multi-drain)
  • Bathroom sink – $199 ($99 with multi-drain)
  • Floor drain – $199 ($99 with multi-drain)
  • Bathtub – $199 ($99 with multi-drain)
  • Multi-drain discount – rod one drain at full price, any other drain is just $99

Please note that occasionally circumstances such as an extremely difficult access could warrant an additional charge, but we will always be up-front and never charge or perform a service without your knowledge.

How to Schedule an Appointment.

To schedule an appointment, simply fill out the appointment form above or call 888-451-6137.

Tree Roots and Sewer Pipes – a Love/Hate Relationship.

Tree roots and sewer pipes go together like… well, it just really depends on who you ask.  Roots love sewers.  And since sewers can provide a nearly constant supply of nutrient-dense water to the trees, what’s not to love?

Sewers, on the other hand, hate roots.  Roots are relentless in their efforts at pipe infiltration.  They will seek out weak points, wear away concrete joints, and patiently await their opportunity.   Then they will prod, poke, and probe until they’re in.  Next thing you know, you have a clogged sewer.

Tree roots can grow outward as far as three times the branch spread of the tree.  This means that your sewer can be infiltrated by the roots of a tree several houses away.  And after a tree has been cut down, the roots can continue to grow for several years.  This means that cutting down a tree is almost never a good short-term solution for roots in a sewer.

The best way to eliminate a root infiltration problem is to replace the bad section of the sewer with a material impenetrable to roots, such as PVC pipe.  Another great solution is Trenchless Sewer Repair.  You can learn more about Trenchless Sewer Repair here.

Sewer Hydro-Jetting.

Our sewer hydro-jetting service or, simply, sewer jetting, uses high-pressure water to scour the inside of the drain pipe. It can cut through the toughest roots, eliminate soft blockages and deposits, and restore the pipe to near-original diameter. Sewer hydro-jetting is simply unmatched in its drain cleaning ability.

Hydro-jetter, drain cleaning, sewer cleaning machine.
This is our hydro-jetter. It can cut a two-by-four in half with a stream of water, but its day job is cleaning sewers.

Bio-Clean For Natural Drain Maintenance.

A great way to maintain your drains is to use Bio-Clean regularly.  This special blend of natural bacteria and enzymes digests organic waste found in your plumbing system without causing damage to your pipes or the environment.  Learn more about Bio-Clean here.