Drain Cleaning Services
Depending on the type of blockage, our technicians choose from various cable snakes or a high-pressure water jet to clear and clean your line. They can also run a sewer camera through your line to identify and let you see any breaks, sags, joint shifts, or collapses. We have four full-service drain cleaning trucks fully stocked with all of the modern technology needed to be the best. Each truck is equipped with a jetter, mainline snake, mini snake, closet auger, shop vac, sewer camera, locator, numerous hand tools, and supplies.
Experienced Drain Cleaning Pros
When you call Nichols Plumbing, you get experienced and well-trained technicians. We have seen it all! Our experience, combined with state of the art equipment, means that we can solve your problem as quickly as possible. Nichols has earned a reputation as reliable and trustworthy drain cleaners. You can count on us for professional drain cleaning.
Maine Service Area
Our service area is the greater Bangor and Brewer area. We have done drain cleaning in Bangor, Brewer, Hampden, Orono, Hermon, Holden, and more. If you are not in these towns, please contact us to see if you are in our service area.
Drain Cleaning Rates
Drain cleaning is charged out at $135/hr., shop to shop during regular business hours.
Regular business hours are Monday to Friday from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.
“Shop to shop” means that we are charging our travel time from and back to our Brewer location.
If you have a drain cleaning emergency after hours, we charge $195 (time and a half) plus a $150 emergency fee ($200 on holidays).
Common Causes of Blocked Drains
Here are some of the things that can create blockages in your drain and sewer lines:
- Grease from cooking
- Excessive food waste from a garbage disposal
- Wet wipes (regardless of what the package says!)
- Pieces of broken pipe
- Tree roots
- Broken or plugged sewer pumps
- Candle wax (Yep, that’s right! Seen it, cleared it.)
Difference Between Plumbing & Drain Clearing
Did you know there is a big difference between plumbing and drain cleaning? Plumbers assure the integrity and code compliance of the pipes and systems that bring water into your building and carry waste away from your building. But what happens when that drain line starts gurgling or backing up into your basement? That is when you need a drain cleaner – a technician who is skilled in identifying the specific kinds of blockages that can occur and who knows which tools to use to clear that blockage and restore your peace of mind. Contact us to find out which techniques and equipment would be right for your situation!
Fees for Drain Cleaning
Our rates for drain cleaning are $125/hr. Charged from the time we leave our shop until we return to our shop (meaning that we are charging for our travel time to and from Brewer). After 5 pm or on weekends, we will do Emergency Service only. The rates for Emergency Services are $187.50/hr—shop to shop, plus a $125 Emergency Fee.