Drain Snaking Services

Some clogs such as those that occur in your bathroom sink may cause a slight nuisance in your day. Other clogs such as those inside your main sewer line can cause pandemonium throughout your home. Gopher Sewer & Drain is your drain snaking expert, clearing tough clogs in any drain, large or small.

In-Home Drain Snaking Services

You can’t solve every clog with a plunger. That’s why we offer professional drain snaking services to remove tough clogs in both indoor and outdoor drains and pipes. We offer complete cleaning services for all of your household pipes and drains, including:

  • Main sewer lines
  • Bathtub and shower drains
  • Toilets
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Floor drains
  • Laundry drains
  • Indirect waste pipes
  • Kitchen sinks
  • Basement drains

Did you find that serious clog in the middle of the night? We’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve you best. Our equipment is up-to-date, including traditional cable snakes and commercial strength water jets for the toughest clogs. We also offer camera inspections to help diagnose issues deep within your pipes.

What Is Drain Snaking?

A drain snake, also known as an auger or plumbing snake, is a tool used to clean drains and pipes in and around your home. For example, we can typically alleviate clogs due to hair or grease in sinks and floor drains using a simple hand auger. Similar to a spring when rotated, the drain snake breaks up clogs and sends them down the drain where they belong.

When a clog is more serious, such as those resulting from tree roots growing through main sewer lines, we use heavy-duty, motor-driven drain snakes and/or water jets to clear the obstruction. Our team will assess your clog and use the right tools to get the job done.

Call Gopher Today for Your Free Quote

Gopher Sewer & Drain in Minneapolis is here to help when you need us most. Since plumbing issues don’t happen when it’s most convenient, we offer free estimates and reliable service 24/7. Whether you have an emergency drain clog or another plumbing concern, give us a call at 612-424-2205 or send us a message.

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What Our Customers Say

“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

“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

“Had a drain backing up and was tempted to deal with the problem myself...glad I didn’t! Gopher was able to quickly dispatch someone to come out and assess the issue and within an hour had everything back to normal! Pedro was extremely helpful and courteous throughout the whole process. Will use again and would recommend them to anyone. Thank you!”

Cody J., St. Anthony, 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

“I recommend Pedro to everyone who asks. 1st of all he’s the nicest guy ever. Secondly you feel like you’re getting a fair price when you use him for a job. He actually came to my house one time and as I had a problem he couldn’t fix, he left without charging me a dime. I offered to pay him for his time and mileage but he refused to take my money. It’s not often you find that integrity in today’s world. It’s not fun to have to call a plumber, but Pedro will make the process less painful.”

Kristin O., Minneapolis, MN
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FAQs on Drain Snaking Services

Can a drain snake break a pipe?

Drain snaking can present a risk for pipe damage, which is why it is important to have a professional perform the work. If your line is in good condition it is very unlikely that snaking the line would break it. However, if the line is cracked, separated, or quite old it could be further damaged by a cable. If your pipe was in poor condition to start with, drain snaking could reveal this issue and you would need to repair or replace the damaged line.

How much does it cost to have a plumber snake a drain?

Plumbers and drain cleaners are actually two separate fields - although both are trained and capable of performing drain cleaning.  Plumbers are equipped to clear, repair and replace lines, while drain techs are trained in and focus on drain cleaning specifically. Drain techs also typically have a larger variety of tools and equipment to get the job done correctly and fully. Our pricing is dependent on the drain in question - visit our Pricing page for details.

How long does it take a plumber to snake a drain?

That depends on a few things. The severity of the clog, the tools and equipment used and the set up of the plumbing. Our company can get most drains cleaned within an hour.