Sewer & Drain Cleaning

Have a Clog or a Slow Running Drain? We Can Help!

Mi Drain Cleaning specializes in the following drain cleaning and plumbing repairs that deal with sewer lines & secondary lines.

  • Main Sewer Snaking
  • In-line Video Camera Inspection
  • Sewer Line Repair and Replacement
  • Sewer Line Root Intrusion
  • High Pressure Water Jetting
  • Storm Trap Replacement
  • Sewer Trap Replacement
  • Flooded Basement Water Removal
  • Collapsed Drain Repair
  • Chemical Root Killer Application
  • Toxic Sewer Gas Detection

Our plumbers have the right tools and attitude to diagnose and repair whatever plumbing problem you are having especially if it has to do with your home’s sewer or secondary drain lines. Drains are often clogged due to tissue, grease, or even calcium buildup around the walls of the drain making its diameter smaller and smaller as time goes by and thus resulting in a nasty and often messy clog.

When drains are about to back up, they are clear signs that we can notice such as a gurgling or slight “Burp” in the line after water has left the drain. This usually means that a clog is just around the corner and preventative measures should be taken to prevent a complete drain clog. At MI Drain Cleaning,  we recommend you take the following steps when a potential clog seems like a reality in your home.

It is very important to listen to what your drains are telling you by the sound and even smell they emit. If you suspect that your Main Sewer Line is backed up or may be backed up there a few steps you can take to know for sure. Firstly, if you have a main sewer cleanout in the front or back of your home locate it and use the correct tools to open the lid and inspect for standing water. Be Careful! Water Pressure buildup in the pipe could be released along with raw sewage when you open this cleanout, so if you are squeamish about this sort of occurrence let one of our plumbers do it for you.

Once the drain cap is open you should inspect for standing water or “still water” and verify that is the cause by observing if the water in that drain rises once you run more water thought it. If that is the case then said drain might be the best point of entry. The closed the drain entry point is to the clog the more effective cleaning we can achieve. Its is important to remember that drains come is different sizes and materials. The vast majority of residential homes we service have a combination of Iron Drains and then Clay Tile which connects to the main city sewer. These Iron Drain Lines are often four inches (4′) in size and then once they connect to the Clay Tile they increase to Six Inches (6′) in diameter. This can often present a challenge for some plumbers when snaking a sewer line with this drain layout. The best approach to fully cleaning these types of systems is with a combination of Root Cutters that vary in size.

Our preferred method is first to use a Sharp Spade Tool to determine that we have no collapse or dangerous conditions for our equipment to travel though. Once the drain has been cleared and water has left, we then perform a video camera inspection to determine the cause of the blockage so that we can change the bit at the end of the snake to properly clean the drain. If our camera shows that roots are the problem we use a variety of root cutting tips ranging from “C-Type Cutters“, “Spiral Saw Cutters“, and lastly an “Expandable Root Cutter” to clean the entire diameter of the sewer line.  Our method takes approximately 45 – 60 Minutes from start to finish but we guarantee that your drains wont be having any issues for up to a one year.