When it comes to dealing with tree root problems that occur between the house and the street we have a strategic alliance with another independent (reliable and reasonable) drain cleaning friend to put you in contact with that specializes in these root related problems. Just give me a call at: 612-708-2781
By working in this manner, we can provide NE and nearby residents with very cost effective, and high quality, drain cleaning services.
Our charges are established using a base rate and then by the time spent at your home, not by each pipe or drain we clean, like you may see advertised. We will not advertise to clean any one drain for a cheap price and then when we get there tell you that your clogged drain is connected to another drain pipe that also needs to be done so the price will be double…or even triple…what we advertised. We live Northeast and we care about our neighbor relationships. You can read more about us on the Drain Care Tips page.
Most clogged drains can be punched through with a snake and flushed, (not to be confused with Jetting) for our base rate of $75.00. This covers the trip and up to 45 minutes of time at your house. If more time is needed for your problem, we bill you in 15 minute increments at $20.00 per. This rate is for residents of NE Minneapolis, St. Anthony Village, Hilltop and Columbia Heights only. If we get to your house and are able to fix your problem in just a few minutes, we will adjust our rate to help you out.
If you live in South East Minneapolis (U of M area), New Brighton, or Roseville (West of Snelling) the base rate is $85.00
If there is excessive grease or build up of material around the inside of the pipe walls or drain we will recommend jetting the pipes as well. This process is pressure washing the inside of the pipes to open them up as far as possible and flushing the debris to your main drain pipe. The need for this process is most common in older homes with metal pipes. (See Picture Page)
Other scenarios that contribute to a higher cost of cleaning a drain are as follows.
- The top units of two story duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes. Obviously the drain pipes are much longer so it usually takes longer.
- Excessive grease and hair. This mostly happens in the kitchen drain pipes when people dump bacon grease, or other liquefied fat down the sink. The fat solidifies about 10-15 feet down the drain pipe and eventually closes the pipe completely with a very long and thick clog. I have dealt with clogs over three feet long caused by grease, food, and hair. These types of clogs have to be snaked with a cable and jetted. Washing your hair in the kitchen sink compounds the problem. So do garbage disposals.
You also get a lot of solid build up problems in the laundry tub when the clothes washer drains into it without a drain catch for fabric debris. Small bits of fabric build up over time along the walls of the pipe, slowly closing the drain. (See Picture Page)
- Pipes that are so old and rusted that the drain cleaning snake breaks through the last bit of remaining pipe and the pipes have to be replaced. (See Picture Page)
- P-Traps under the sink are so old and damaged that when you take them apart they fall apart. This is very common with any older metal P-Trap. (See Picture Page)
- Rusted in place clean out plugs. Many older homes have cast iron drain pipes, and the last time these access plugs were removed was many many years ago. What happens is they rust into place and break off when being removed.
- No clean out plugs at all.
I mention these things because we want you to be an informed customer when it comes to someone working on your drains. The last thing we want is problems, or you thinking we are trying to jack you around trying to squeeze more money out of you.
If you would like to hire us to get your drains draining, please call John Schulte at 612-708-2781 You can see a list of people I've done work for in NE under the Drain Care Tips page. Chances are you might know one of them. If you have any questions at all, just call or email me. We also have a facebook page for asking questions, http://www.facebook.com/twincitydrain
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