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San Diego Drain Cleaning

LGE Prime Plumbing provides a range of drain cleaning services, including both traditional drain snaking and hydro-jetting, available in San Diego and the surrounding regions. With our extensive training, advanced tools, and expert knowledge, we are well-equipped to deliver effective and enduring solutions for your drain cleaning needs.

Do you have a blocked drain?  Whether the clog is in your kitchen sink, shower drain, or bathroom sink, we can clear it.

Shower drains are notorious for getting hair clogs.  Taking measures to prevent that from happening will help keep the drains running properly.  Just like shower drains and hair clogs, kitchen and grease clogs are a frequent issue as well.  Disposing your grease properly will help keep your drains healthy.  Even when we take precautions on what we put down the drains, we still need to get drain cleaning here and then to make sure that our plumbing system stays at optimal function.   


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    It is important to note that do-it-yourself methods for drain cleaning can be hazardous if not executed properly. Powerful chemicals can become dangerous when used in confined spaces, and even store-bought tools may pose risks of injury or damage without the appropriate training.

    Hydro-jetting vs. Snaking

    When confronted with a drain clog, numerous homeowners tend to rely on familiar methods. While drain snaking proves highly effective for smaller to moderate clogs, hydro-jetting offers a more durable solution that benefits your plumbing system, the environment, and your finances.

    Examine the distinctions between snaking and hydro-jetting outlined below:

    What is Drain Snaking?

    The process of drain snaking entails inserting an auger into the drain via a sink, tub, toilet, or cleanout until it reaches the obstruction. Subsequently, a crank is employed to dislodge the blockage within the pipe. The auger will either penetrate through the clog, break it apart through twisting motions, or become entangled with it, allowing for its subsequent removal.

    What is Hydro Jetting?

    Hydro-jetting employs a high-pressure washer (with a maximum pressure of 3500 PSI) to eliminate residue and eliminate obstructions from the inner linings of your pipes, such as roots and grease. This drain-cleaning technique is environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and rapid. The procedure is conducted through a cleanout, which is the access point or drain leading into your plumbing system.

    When are camera Inspections needed?

    In the event that snaking the drain or hydro-jetting proves ineffective, our team will proceed with a comprehensive camera inspection. This procedure enables us to non-destructively examine the interior of your residential plumbing system. Our cutting-edge camera inspections provide a visual assessment of the cause behind the clog, blockage, or other pipe-related issues. With this information at hand, we can effectively tackle the problem and carry out the required repairs.

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    Common Questions Regarding

    Drain Cleaning

    Drain can become clogged due to a buildup of hair, soap scum, food particles, grease, or other debris that accumulates over time.
    To prevent drain clogs, avoid pouring grease down the drain, use drain strainers to catch hair and debris, and regularly flush out your drains.
    If your drain continues to clog despite cleaning efforts, there may be more serious underlying issue such as a blockage further down the pipe or tree root intrusion. In such cases, it’s best to contact a professional plumber for assistance.

    What is a drain cleaning service

    Drain cleaning is an essential maintenance task aimed at preventing clogs and maintaining the smooth flow of wastewater in plumbing systems. Over time, debris, grease, hair, and other substances can accumulate inside drains, leading to slow drainage, foul odors, and even backups. Professional drain cleaning involves the use of specialized equipment and techniques to remove these obstructions safely and effectively. From snaking and hydro-jetting to enzyme treatments, drain cleaning services offer a range of solutions tailored to the specific needs of residential and commercial properties. Regular drain cleaning not only prevents inconvenient blockages but also helps extend the lifespan of plumbing fixtures and reduces the risk of costly repairs. Whether you’re dealing with a stubborn clog or seeking preventive maintenance, professional drain cleaning services can ensure your plumbing system operates smoothly and efficiently.

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    Snaking a Drain

    Snaking, also known as drain auguring, involves the use of a flexible auger or snake tool to break up and remove blockages from drains. A professional plumber inserts the snake into the drain and rotates it, dislodging debris and obstructions along the pipe walls. Snaking is effective for clearing minor to moderate clogs in various types of drains, including sinks, showers, and toilets. It’s a versatile and cost-effective method that can quickly restore proper drainage without damaging pipes.


    Hydro-jetting is a powerful drain cleaning technique that utilizes high-pressure water streams to blast away stubborn clogs and debris from drainpipes. A specialized machine generates water pressure of up to 4000 PSI, which is then directed into the drain line through a nozzle. The force of the water dislodges grease, scale, roots, and other blockages, effectively cleaning the interior of the pipe and restoring optimal flow. Hydro-jetting is particularly effective for clearing tough clogs, removing mineral deposits, and restoring the full diameter of the pipe. It’s commonly used in commercial settings and for main sewer line cleaning.

    Enzyme Treatments

    Enzyme treatments involve the use of natural enzymes and bacteria-based solutions to break down organic matter and eliminate buildup inside drain lines. These eco-friendly products are poured directly into the drain, where they penetrate and digest organic waste, including grease, soap scum, and food particles. Enzyme treatments are often used as a preventive measure to maintain clean drains and prevent future clogs. They can also be beneficial for addressing slow drains and foul odors caused by organic buildup. Enzyme treatments provide a safe and chemical-free alternative for maintaining healthy plumbing systems over time.

    When a drain won't clear

    When a plumber is unable to clear a clogged drain, it could indicate a more serious underlying issue. Here are some possible scenarios and what might happen next:

    1. Further Inspection: The plumber may conduct a more thorough inspection of the drain using specialized tools such as a video camera to identify the cause of the blockage. This could involve examining the pipes for cracks, breaks, or other damage.

    2. Pipe Repair or Replacement: If the plumber discovers damage to the pipes, such as tree root intrusion, corrosion, or collapsed sections, they may recommend repairing or replacing the affected pipes. This could involve excavating the area around the pipes to access and repair the damaged section.

    3. Hydro Jetting: In cases where the clog is particularly stubborn or there is a buildup of grease, sludge, or mineral deposits within the pipes, the plumber may recommend hydro jetting. This involves using high-pressure water to clear out the obstruction and clean the interior of the pipes.

    4. Chemical Treatments: In some cases, the plumber may attempt to dissolve the clog using specialized chemical treatments. However, this approach is typically used as a last resort due to the potential for damage to pipes and environmental concerns.

    5. Consultation with Other Experts: Sometimes, plumbers are not skilled enough to clear a drain, that is where LGE Prime plumbing comes in.  With years of experience we do what other plumbers often can’t. Call us today, let us clear that stubborn drain problem.

    6. Replacement of Fixtures: In rare cases, if the clog is located within a fixture such as a toilet or sink that is old or damaged beyond repair, the plumber may recommend replacing the fixture altogether.

    Overall, when a plumber is unable to clear a clogged drain, it’s important to work with them to identify the root cause of the problem and determine the most effective solution to prevent further issues in the future.


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