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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 must be maintained and cleaned regularly to prevent more significant problems. If left alone, drain blockages can lead to pipe leaks, flooding and structural damage.

At Gotelli Plumbing we have decades of industry experience, so we don’t balk at the sight of clogged drains. We can help you spot the warning signs of drain clogging, identify the cause and remove stubborn blockages. For thorough plumbing services in San Rafael that you can depend on, turn to our team.

What Causes A Clogged Drain

Sometimes it can seem like a clog came from nowhere. By understanding the common causes of plumbing blockages, you can avoid this household issue. One of the most frequent causes of drain blockages is hair. Hair has a way of sticking together and causing a clogged shower drain or a backed-up sink. Another culprit is mineral buildup from hard water or built-up grease from certain brands of bar soap.

Also, small objects can cause big problems when they find their way into your drains. Avoid flushing or sending things down the drain that are meant to be tossed in the garbage. Toilet paper buildups are also very common, especially in older homes. The good news is, Gotelli Plumbing is prepared to take on any drainage challenge in the San Rafael area – reach out today!

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 clear warning signs that can help you identify when your drain is showing signs of clogging.

  • Water is slow to drain
  • Water pooling at your feet in the shower
  • Water bubbling in the toilet when you run your sink
  • A foul odor coming from your kitchen sink
  • Water backing up after draining slowly

Drain clogs affect more than just the sink or tub where the blockage formed. Clogs can cause negative pressure to form in your plumbing, create leaks or lead to flooding in your home. Let our team clear your drains and get your system back to normal.

Benefits Of Professional Drain Cleaning

Many homeowners opt for DIY methods to clear their own drains. The downsides of many of these methods are that the results are short-lived, drain clearing chemicals pose a health hazard and sometimes these methods lead to pipe damage. With professional drain cleaning services from our team, you can maintain your pipes and enjoy benefits like:

  • Increase water pressure
  • Identify minor leaks ahead of major damage
  • Eliminate foul drain odors
  • Eradicate frequent blockages
  • Restore drain efficiency

Professional drain cleaning from Gotelli can eliminate the source of your pipe blockages so your plumbing runs like new.

How Does A Drain Cleaning Work

Our team can use different methods to clear your blockage. We may use a drain snake or descaling equipment to clear away buildup. For major blockages caused by tree roots, thick mineral deposits or serious clogs, we can provide you with hydro-jetting services.

If your plumbing issue comes from your sewer line instead of your water main, let us provide sewer line services for your home. We can clear blockages from your sewer pipes to eliminate issues like water backing up and bubbling toilets. With pipeline assessments from Gotelli, your plumbing issues will be a thing of the past.

Dependable Plumbing Experts In Marin County

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 for our San Rafael customers.

Our plumbers can unclog drain buildup and blockages in your pipes – so water can drain the way it’s supposed to. From your toilet and tub to your kitchen and bathroom sinks, at Gotelli, we’ve got you covered! Reach out to us today!

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.
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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.