Clogged Drain Blockage

Clogged drains can cause daily life routines to come to a screeching halt. Whether your toilet overflows or your sink won’t drain, clogs are a nuisance that need fast repair. The professional clogged drain repair experts at Gopher Sewer & Drain can help.

Signs of a Drain Blockage

There are many different drains located around your home. Their purpose is to remove wastewater from your home and into your septic tank or your main sewer line. If debris such as hair or dirt stops up your drain, that water has nowhere to go. As a result, you may notice signs of drain blockage such as:

  • Water backing up out of your sink, toilet, tub or shower
  • Bubbles in your toilet water when running your sink
  • Gurgling noises coming from your drains
  • Pools of water forming around your drains
  • Odors coming from drains such as your sink due to food debris

If you witness any of these signs of a clog, it’s time to call for help. If left untreated, you may find yourself with a damaging flood on your hands.

Have a Drain Blockage Emergency? We Can Help!

Plumbing emergencies don’t stick to typical business hours. That’s why we offer 24/7 service to help you alleviate drain blockages around the clock. If you’re experiencing a drain blockage emergency, give us a call now at 612-424-2205.

Clogged Drain Services in Minneapolis

Gopher Sewer & Drain offers drain blockage services for homes in and around Minneapolis. Our team uses state-of-the-art equipment such as cable drain snakes and hydro jet snakes to clear drain clogs fast. We also offer camera inspections to help locate deeper obstructions within your pipes. Our indoor and outdoor clogged drain services cover a wide range of areas, including:

  • Floor drains
  • Basement drains
  • Laundry drains
  • Tub and shower drains
  • Sinks and toilets
  • Garage drains
  • Roof drains
  • Storm drains
  • Downspout drains

Call Gopher Sewer & Drain Today

A drain blockage doesn’t have to throw your household into a panic. We can help! To learn more about our drainage repair services or for help with another plumbing concern, give us a call at 612-424-2205 for a free quote today.

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What Our Customers Say

"Pedro and Gopher Sewer and Drain came out twice in three days to fix to broken pieces of my shower. Pedro was very kind, professional, and took extra time explaining the plumbing issues so I understood them. I will definitely call Gopher Sewer and Drain next time I have any plumbing issues.

Rachel, Minneapolis, MN

“Pedro came out the same day, fixed our plumbing issue, and probably saved us $1000 by recommending the right fix, not fixing unnecessary plumbing like most companies try to do.”

Justin H., Minneapolis, MN

“I called Gopher Sewer & Drain to clean out my clogged sewer. They came quickly and cleaned out over 3 lbs of tree roots. They were very careful of my carpet in my basement, cleaned up everything and took it all away. I will call them again when I have a problem.”

Nicole, Richfield, MN

"I called Pedro on a Friday night at 6pm during the Covid-19 pandemic with a floor drain backing up anytime water was used in my house. Miguel was at my house at 8am on Saturday morning and used an auger to clear my main sewer line. Pedro ended up having to come too because my house sits back from the street and they needed more than 100ft of cable to reach the clog. They were able to clear the line and replace the corroded cap in 2 hours and everything is draining great now. They were friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend them for service in the Twin Cities and will call them again if I ever need service. It was cheaper than expected so that was great too. I'll be getting my line scoped later this summer and will be using GSD."

Dave, Minnetonka, MN

"Both Pedro and Miguel have come to our house! They are quick and explain what the problems are and solutions! When we have needed service they have come right away or scheduled a time that works for us. I would highly recommend them to anyone! I have found our plumber for life!

Katie, Newport, MN
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FAQs on Drain Blockage

How Much Does Drain Cleaning Cost?

The cost of drain cleaning depends on the type of drain in question and how long it takes to remove a blockage. Most drain cleaning companies charge a flat rate for each service that is dependent on the type of drain that is clogged. Unlike many companies who refuse to give prices until on site, Gopher provides up front pricing to our customers. Our cable drain cable cleaning services start at $159 for a small drain and $219 for a main sewer line.

Do you offer 24/7 drain cleaning service?

Yes! We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your calls and provide emergency service response.

What can you pour down your drain to unclog it?

The safest solutions to pour down any household drain are hot, soapy water or a mixture of vinegar, baking soda, and water. Chemical drain cleaners such as Drano are not only toxic and dangerous to have in your home, but also can slowly eat away at your pipes and wreck your plumbing. If safe, DIY cleaners do not do the trick it’s time to call the professionals at Gopher.

How do you unclog a drain that won't unclog?

For tough, stubborn clogs that do not respond to safe, DIY solutions, it’s always best to call a professional who can properly diagnose and resolve the problem. However, for small drains such as bathroom and kitchen drains  there are a few simple methods that could help:

1. Try your plunger! They’re not just for toilets folks! For smaller clogs your plunger works the same way as it does in your toilet - by pushing that junk down and out. Try 5 or 6 strong plunges and see if your water starts draining. 

2. Check your P-trap. Sometimes small accumulations can sit down in the trap beneath your kitchen or bathroom sink.  Make sure your water is off, place a bowl or bucket under the trap, and while holding the pipe steady unscrew the trap nuts with a wrench. Some water and debris should pour out into the bucket and then you will be able to inspect the interior of the drain for a clog. 

3. Vinegar, Baking Soda and Hot Water: For slow moving drains try this DIY drain solution: Pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1 cup of vinegar. Let the baking soda and vinegar sit about 5 minutes, then follow it with about a gallon of boiling water. Repeat if necessary.

How do you know if your main drain is clogged?

Some classic signs that your main sewer line is clogged are: 

  • Simultaneous back-ups in many or all drains in the home when the toilet is flushed;
  • Multiple slow running drains in the home;
  • Gurgling noises in drains or the toilet when toilet is flushed or water is ran;
  • Water coming up through floor drains.