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Drain Cleaning & Repairs in Baltimore County, MD

plumber snaking bathroom sink drainThe average homeowner can fix most shallow drain clogs. Of course, there will always be clogs that demand professional intervention. When you’re up against the worst clogged drains, it’s time to call Prime Plumbing, Baltimore’s top licensed, insured, and background-checked plumbing experts since 2012. With upfront pricing and no overtime charges, Prime Plumbing’s got your back for home drain cleaning, bathroom drain cleaning, sink drain cleaning, sewer drain cleaning, and so much more! For expert drain services in Baltimore County or Anne Arundel County, MD, contact Prime Plumbing today.

How To Fix a Clogged Drain Yourself

For the next time your drain backs up, here’s a primer on two clogged-drain clearing methods to try before calling us:
  • The plunging method: Plungers work by forcing water down the drain to dislodge the clog. Designed for clogs 3 feet deep or less, plungers work best for toilet clogs but may also help bathtub, sink, or shower clogs.
  • The snaking method: A plumbing snake is a long, flexible metal tube that catches clogs 15 to 25 feet deep and pulls them out. When your sink or tub is draining slowly, a snake is ideal for pulling up hair, soap scum, and other soft debris trapped deep down. Pro tips: Snakes can’t remove hard objects like rings; for toilets, use a toilet snake to avoid scratching the porcelain; for sinks, first remove and clean the P-trap to see if the clog can be cleared that way.

To snake

  1. Thread the head of your snake into the drainpipe, staying as close as possible to the drain to avoid any slack.
  2. Gently lower the snake into the drain using the handheld or power-drilled crank.
  3. As you snake, if you feel any resistance, you are likely hitting a clog. (If you hear scraping against the drainpipe, reposition the snake to avoid damaging the drain.)
  4. If the snake stops, gently move the snake side to side and up and down to dislodge any debris.
  5. Gently pull the snake out, hopefully removing the clog with it.
  6. Reattach the P-trap before checking the drain.
  7. If the clog persists, repeat the snaking process.

Expert Drain Cleaning & Clog Removal Services

When your best attempts fail, Prime Plumbing is here to clear the most stubborn clogs. Our top-rated Baltimore-area plumbers have seen it all and understand what many households are up against with old, corroded pipes and inferior plumbing work. It’s why we go to such great lengths to remove drain buildup and debris without damaging your pipes!
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Prime Plumbing is miles above other plumbers because we offer:
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Why shouldn’t I use chemical drain cleaners?

Chemical cleaners use corrosive materials like sulfuric acid and lye to break up clogs, but these active ingredients also damage pipes, causing leaks and other problems.

Why does my drain keep clogging over and over again?

Frequent toilet clogs can be caused by inadequate flushing power or an obstructed trap or drainpipe (from toilet paper, feminine products, etc.). A chronic sink drain clog could be caused by a partial blockage (from coffee grounds, eggshells, starches, hair, soap scum, or similar items), or an obstruction.

What does it mean if my drain snake stops halfway down?

When your drain snake stops, it could mean you’ve hit a clog. Try gently moving the snake to break up the clog, then removing the snake to see if the clog comes with it.

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Staying local made sure that I was taken care of once again. Called on a Thursday and they had someone out by 8am on Friday. Al did a phenomenal job! I explained the issues, he gave me 4 different solution options with pricing, answered all my questions, kept everything clean and sanitary, and was so kind. Job was completed the same day and was reasonably priced. As a single female I didn't feel like I was manipulated for extra services or overpriced, I was treated with complete respect. I'll certainly use them again!

Amanda M.

The whole process was very easy. From making the appointment online and the confirmation via text message, they sent me a photo of the plumber who was going to come to my house. The day of the appointment the plumber called me to tell me that he was on his way. Upon arrival at the house he was very professional and courteous. He explained everything to me in great detail. I recommend this company 100% and they accept all kinds of payments plus a guarantee on the job for one year.

Virna R.

Sam came out for the estimate and recorded everything they were going to do along with taking photos. Job was redoing feed and drain lines under the sink, and installing a new dishwasher and disposal. Called on Monday to schedule once the dishwasher was delivered, and they had us booked for the next day. Al showed up on time for appointment, completed all work quickly, leak checked, ran washer and disposal to verify correct operation, took photos to document, and packed out all the debris. Under $900 parts and labor, including new cutoff valves, new washer feed line, new sink trap, removal and reinstall of disposal and dishwasher, including supplies. Charged exactly what was provided on the job estimate. Highly recommended.

Rob N.

I absolutely recommend Prime Plumbing. I called them after seeing positive Google reviews. The office agent got an appointment 3 hours after I called. The technician called me 5-10 minutes before arrival. Will, the technician was super professional and thoughtful about the space. He wore the disposable shoe protectors as to not bring the outdoors inside. He was mindful not to use machinery that would harm my home. He also answered my questions with a friendly and pleasant demeanor. The problem was fixed and I was so happy. 5 stars!

Amara B.

A real person answered the phone at 4:30 pm and not a long voicemail. It was easy to schedule an appointment. Information regarding upfront consultation fee was provided during the phone call. Reminder text message was sent one day before the appointment. On the day of the appointment, an additional text message with the picture of the plumber who is coming was sent. Overall a very pleasant experience. Our plumber was knowledgeable and professional. He also made sure to put on booties which I really appreciated

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