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Clogged Drain Repair in Southern Maryland

Is your sink or tub drain clogged again? Drain clogs result in slow drains that can make it difficult for your family to use plumbing fixtures. Clogs in the drain pipes may even stop drainage entirely, leaving you with standing water in the sink or shower.

As any homeowner knows, clogged drains are a major hassle. If you’re tired of dealing with it yourself or the clog is so severe that your drain-clearing methods aren’t working, turn to Boothe’s Heating, Air, Plumbing, Drains & Electrical when you’re dealing with a clog! Boothe’s offers professional drain cleaning services across the Southern Maryland area that will quickly and efficiently clear your drain.

We use state-of-the-art equipment to remove even the most stubborn clogs, and our experienced technicians will make sure all drain cleaning services are done right. The quality work our team performs will have your drains cleaned and flowing properly in no time! Plus, if there are any underlying problems with the drainage system or sewer line in your Southern Maryland home, we are able to identify them and recommend solutions. Don’t wait until your drain is completely backed up to schedule plumbing services – give us a call at Boothe’s today!

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Drain Clearing for All Plumbing Fixtures

Across Southern Maryland, one of the most common plumbing problems our customer's experience is clogged drains that require drain cleaning services. Over time, all types of drains can become clogged with hair, soap scum, grease, and other debris. While small clogs can usually be removed with a plunger or a drain snake, more serious blockages often require professional plumbing service.


The good news is that Boothe’s is a local plumber company that can clean out all different types of drains in your Southern Maryland home.


  • Kitchen sinks, for example, tend to become clogged with food particles and grease.
  • Bathroom sinks, bathtubs, and showers can be blocked by hair and soap scum.
  • Clogged toilets often are blocked with waste material and due to improper items that are flushed.
  • As debris moves down the line, even your home’s main drain line can form a drain clog.
  • If you have floor drains in your garage, basement, or utility room, clogs can form from debris that fall through the grate.
  • Appliance drain lines also clog! Washing machine drain lines can clog due to fabric fibers, lint, and other matter that comes from your laundry. Dishwasher drains may clog due to food particles.

Our plumbers use professional drain-clearing methods and tools to remove the blockage and restore proper drainage throughout your home. If you are having difficulties with a clogged drain, don’t hesitate to place a call to Boothe’s!

Professional Drain Clearing Methods

If you’ve ever had a clogged drain, then you know how frustrating it can be. Water backs up in the sink, making it impossible to use, and the problem only gets worse the longer it goes unaddressed.

Luckily, there are a number of professional methods that our plumbers use to perform drain cleaning, unclogging drains quickly and efficiently. Whatever drain cleaning method is used, the goal is always the same: to restore your drain to its normal functioning state as quickly as possible. Here are some of the tools and techniques we may use when you contact us for Southern Maryland drain cleaning services. 


Camera Inspection

In order to clear a clog from a drain, our plumbers first need to find its location. Sometimes the location of drain clogs is apparent, and we can accurately assess where they sit by determining which fixtures are plagued by poor drainage. However, it can be more difficult if the clog is located deep in the pipes or even in the home’s main drain line.

In order to save time and effort when performing these plumbing services, we can use a camera to locate the clog before performing drain cleaning. The camera is attached to a long flexible cable, which is fed into the drain. Once the camera reaches the clog, the plumber can see its location, what materials make up the clog, and determine the best way to remove it. This method is much less intrusive than taking apart the drain line, and it helps to ensure that the clog is removed quickly and efficiently.

Even with these preventative measures taken, a clog may still form. That’s when you should reach out to our team of drain-cleaning experts. Try to avoid a DIY repair with a chemical cleaner as this can cause more damage.

Drain Auger

A drain auger is a long, flexible rod with a spiral of metal or other material at the end. The auger is inserted into a drain, and the plumber then twists and turns it to break up any blockages. Drain augers come in both manual and motorized versions, and they can be used on most types of drains, including kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers.

While a plunger can sometimes dislodge a small clog, an auger is usually necessary to remove a more stubborn obstruction. In most cases, a plumber will use an auger to first clear the main affected drain before moving on to the smaller secondary drains. This ensures that the entire system is clear and prevents clogs from recurring.


Hydro Jetting

Hydro jetting is a drain cleaning method that uses high-pressure water to remove clogs and buildup from pipes. A hydro jetting machine consists of a water pump and a hose with a special nozzle attached. The pump pressurizes the water, and the nozzle directs the water stream into the pipe. The high-pressure water breaks up the clog, and the debris is flushed away through the drain.

Hydro jetting is an effective way to clear clogged drains, and it can also be used to remove grease, sludge, and other build-up from pipes. Our plumbers typically use hydro jetting machines to perform a clogged drain repair on blocked sewer lines, but they can also be used to clear clogged household drains.

Signs You Need to Have Your Drains Professionally Cleaned

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably try to take care of your home maintenance tasks yourself as much as possible. However, sometimes it’s best to call in the professionals, and that can definitely be the case when it comes to plumbing service for drain cleaning. If you’re noticing any of the signs below, it’s time to call Boothe’s to schedule drain cleaning services with our team of drain cleaning experts.


1. Gurgling Sounds from Your Drains

A common symptom of clogged drains is a gurgling sound that comes up out of your plumbing fixtures. When water tries to flow through a clogged pipe, it has to push its way through all the obstructions. This causes bubbles of air to form, and when these bubbles reach the surface, they make a gurgling noise. This often occurs when you have an appliance using water, such as a dishwasher or washing machine – the noise can come directly from the appliance’s drain, or you may notice the noise elsewhere when you use a sink or toilet as that appliance runs.


2. Pooling Water

Standing water in your home can be a nuisance and even a health hazard. If you have a floor drain in your basement or laundry room, you may be surprised to find water standing on the floor around it from time to time. This is usually caused by a clogged drain. When drains become clogged, they cannot carry water away as efficiently. As a result, water may back up and overflow onto the floor. In addition to being unsightly, standing water can lead to mold and mildew growth, which can damage your home and impact your health.


3. Water Backs up When the Toilet Flushes

When you flush the toilet, does water back up to your sink, tub, or other plumbing fixtures with drains? This is a sign of a clogged drain, and the clog is likely situated somewhere deep in your home’s drain lines, such as the main sewer line that runs out of the house.


4. Sewage Smells Indoors

Foul smells coming from your home’s drains are usually a sign that the drains are clogged. You may be smelling decomposing waste stuck in your drains due to a blockage. If the clog is bad enough, it can cause a sewer line leak, and you may notice a sewage odor indoors. Sewer line backups are a plumbing emergency, and they happen because the clog blocks the flow of waste – waste has nowhere to go but out through cracks in the sewer line. Sewer line replacement or repair will be necessary at this point.