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Drain Cleaning


A clogged drain, though common, is an inconvenience most homeowners have to deal with from time to time. Just like other aspects of your home, drains need to be maintained and cleaned regularly to prevent larger problems from occurring. At Gotelli Plumbing, we have plenty of experience working with clogged drains and drain snakes. We can help you spot the warning signs of drain clogging, identify the cause and remove blockages.

Signs Your Drain is Clogged

Minor drain clogs can be harmless when dealt with quickly, but some clogs can cause extensive damage to your plumbing. Luckily, there are some clear warning signs that can help you identify when your drain is showing signs of clogging. The most common warning sign is the water is slow to drain. If you find water pooling at your feet in the shower or water takes longer than usual to go down the drain in your bathroom or kitchen sinks, your pipes are likely clogged.

Another warning sign is water bubbling in the toilet when you run your bathroom sink. This indicates water is trying to force its way past a blockage, forcing air bubbles up through your toilet. If you notice a foul odor coming from your kitchen sink drain, you could be dealing with a blockage caused by food waste. Additionally, if you find water backing up after draining slowly, it is due to a blockage farther down the pipe.

What Causes a Clogged Drain

One of the most common causes of drain blockages is hair. Hair has a way of sticking together and clogging up shower drains, in particular. Another culprit is built-up minerals from hard water or built-up grease from certain brands of bar soap. Small objects can cause big problems when they find their way into your drains. Toilet paper buildups are also very common, especially in older homes. Gotelli Plumbing is prepared to take on any drainage challenge in the San Rafael area.

Plumbing Experts San Rafael Relies On

Whether you’re facing a major or minor clog, we can help restore your pipes back to normal. If you have a clogged drain, or you notice water taking a long time to drain, contact Gotelli Plumbing. We provide plumbing snake services and other cleaning techniques. Our plumbers can unclog drain buildup and blockages in your pipes – so water can drain the way it is supposed to.

Why Choose Gotelli Plumbing?

5-star customer service
Customer Focused
Our goal is to give every customer the best plumbing service available. Our technicians are professional and well-trained to make sure we achieve that goal.
family owned business
Family-Owned and Operated
We're a family-run business living and working in Marin County, so treating our neighbors like family is the center of our values.
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Reliable Service
Our technicians are background checked and trained in the latest plumbing advancements to ensure you get the service your home or business deserves.

What Our Customers Say

Very Professional

Very professional, very accommodating and very successful unclogging solution to our plumbing emergency. Many thanks!

Michael M.

Fast and Efficient

It was great working with Sam S! He’s fast and efficient. He found the problem in a matter a few short minutes. Then he had the part delivered to our home. Thank you!!!

Stephen S.

Courteous and Thorough

Cory was very professional, courteous, thorough, and fixed the problem. Also, the women I spoke with on Friday morning was also very courteous and accommodating . 5 stars for sure!!!

Chris H.

Pleasant Attitude

Cory came out to inspect a questionable smell from under my house and quickly was able to identify the source – a decomposing rat that my pest control guy was on able to locate after three previous visits! Thank you Cory for your fast and efficient service and a pleasant attitude!

Rebecca C.

Quick Response Time

The response from Gotelli Plumbing was excellent. The next time Tom arrived right on time and the quality of his work was outstanding. When he finished he walked me through everything he had done and I could not have been more pleased with the results. I’m so thankful to have such professionals available when need and on such short notice.

Raymond R.

Excellent Service

Tom provided excellent service. He is obviously experienced- and quickly solved the problem. Our gas had to be shut off, so we were without our stove to cook, furnace to heat and hot water. Our home is happy again!

Keith B.

Superb Service

Tom of Gotelli Plumbing provided superb service for us in replacing a very balky tub spout, and worn out toilet parts. Not only was he extremely professional and thorough but he was able to answer all my questions concerning the service. I would give 6 stars if I could.

Edward D.

Always on Time

Tom has worked on numerous plumbing issues in our home over the years. He’s always on time, polite, hard working and an excellent plumber overall. I strongly recommend Tom R. for any plumbing jobs you need! We’ll continue to use Tom for all our future plumbing problems. Thanks!

Rachel C.

Fantastic Service

Fantastic service from Steve, who came to our home on time, surveyed the issue, and came back to fix the problem – all with a smile.

Bill D.

Great Experience

I had a great experience with Gotelli Plumbing when we needed a leak in a pipe fixed. Tom was professional and friendly. He also got the job done faster than original estimated, so the work was less expensive than I anticipated. I will use Gotelli Plumbing again in the future.

Kendall F.

Affordable Pricing

Water heater died just in time for Thanksgiving company to arrive. Gotelli sent Joey out first thing this morning. Not only was Joey a super nice guy, he fixed our heater quickly and for $450 less than a competitors bid. Will be going to these guys for all of our plumbing needs in the future!

Becky R.

Fabulous Attention to Detail

Fabulous attention to detail…every decision is made with first rate materials. No cutting corners…great customer service!!

Sherri C.