San Rafael Sewer & Drain Services
Locating, Cleaning & Repairing Sewer Systems for 30 Years
Good working drains and sewers are an essential part of any household plumbing system. They are as important as the clean water we use to drink and bathe, or the hot water we often take for granted.
Slow-running drains or blocked drains are a real inconvenience. They have a habit of occurring just when guests arrive. Thanksgiving, with its abundance of people and food, is the busiest drain cleaning day of the year. John Owens Services, Inc. has actively located, cleaned, and repaired sewers and drains for over 30 years. At the first sign of a drain or sewer problem, call us and we’ll quickly provide a reliable solution for lasting results.
Don’t Replace Your Sewer
Maintenance, repair, and replacement is the mantra written on the side of our trucks. We much prefer to do maintenance or repair on your sewer or drain system before considering a complete replacement. As a company, we are not in the sewer replacement business. You would not consider replacing your car the first time you went to the shop with a problem. The same goes for drains and sewers. Maintenance or localized repair can often solve the problem quickly and effectively.
We can handle any drain and sewer issues including:
- Slow drains
- Clogged drains
- Sewage backups
- Tree root infiltration
- Broken or collapsed sewer line
Video Sewer & Drain Inspections in San Rafael
Video sewer and drain inspections are very popular. We love high-tech equipment that makes finding and solving problems much easier. If a drain or sewer is not flowing, there is always a cause. If it happens more than once, it is time to inspect the problem with a sewer or drain video camera. Drain cameras give a complete digital recording of your system. They identify any problems and the exact location and depth of those problems. We use the equipment as a tool to locate and solve a problem.
Maintenance Services We Offer
If you want to make sure you have a working drain and sewer line for years to come, John Owens Services, Inc. recommends regular maintenance.
We perform maintenance depending on your needs. These services include:
- Rooter service – If you have a sewer in your yard and you have trees, it is highly probable you will have root intrusion. Roots can be trimmed on a bi-annual or annual basis with a heavy-duty “rooter” drain cleaning machine.
- Hair buildup – Have a plumber clean out the hair buildup in all the lavatory, bathtub, and shower drains in one visit. This is a lot less expensive than multiple emergency visits or using up your valuable time to clear the problems
- Grease buildup – Grease and food waste builds up in kitchen drains over many years. The buildup is greater with a garbage disposal. Conventional drain cleaning machines or chemical drain cleaners only poke a hole through the grease or food. We have a portable hydro-jet that scours out years of food buildup, restoring the drainpipe to new conditions.
Marin & Sonoma Counties Sewer & Drain Repairs
Modern technology allows us to video inspect and locate drain and sewer problems. These problems can often be remedied by a localized spot repair. The problem could be one broken or offset sewer fitting or a corroded elbow on a kitchen sink drain. If the location of the problem is under a slab, rest assured we always leave your home the way we found it. We can easily restore your property without requiring subcontractors to repair walls, floors, or driveways that we cut open to carry out spot repairs. In addition to our plumbing license, we also have a general contractor license to carry out home repairs.
There will always be situations after a video inspection or continued drain problems that we will recommend replacements. Most Sanitary Districts offer loans or rebates towards sewer lateral replacements. If we get to this point, we will steer you in the right direction towards an economic sewer replacement in San Rafael or anywhere in Marin and Sonoma counties.