Need a Drain Clearing in Des Moines?

Putting Our Customers First for Every Drain Clearing

We'll send an expert plumber to locate and remove a clog from a secondary line for as low as $200. Our plumbers come prepared with the latest residential drain clearing equipment, from rooters to drain cameras. So not only can we have your drain cleared in a single visit, we also guarantee that drain will stay cleared, period.

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Golden Rule Process

Get the Golden Rule Treatment on Your Next Drain Cleaning or Clearing

Is a clogged drain backing up your sink, tub or toilet? Send for your friends at Golden Rule! Our expert drain specialists can clear most drains in under an hour. Even better, we can have someone over to your home as early as today. Give us a call and see why we're the highest rated home service company in Des Moines. Or continue reading this page to see how we apply the golden rule to every job from start to finish.

Find out how each part of our drain clearing process applies The Golden Rule:


Scheduling Your Drain Clearing

Fast, Friendly & Convenient Scheduling in 3 Steps!

  1. Reach out to us: You have more ways than ever to schedule with Golden Rule. Whether you call or schedule online, we'll have your appointment booked in no time.
  2. Get call reminders: Surprises are fun for birthday parties, not repair visits. That's why we provide courtesy reminders the day before and the day of your scheduled service date.
  3. Meet your plumber: We'll text you your plumber's name, picture and bio on the day of your appointment, so you'll know exactly who's showing up at your door.

Want even more reasons to schedule with Golden Rule?

  • SMS text confirmations for your appointment
  • Our expert plumbers are continuously training
  • Real-time location updates when your plumber is on the way

Tech who came out for plumbing issue was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and respectful. Highly recommended!

—Dan G.

Pricing Your Drain Clearing

How much does it cost to clear a drain in Des Moines?

  • Low $200
  • Our Average $400
  • High $800

Service the Golden Rule way

Our service calls have two goals: identify what's wrong with the system, and give you options on how to fix it. You get to decide how you'd like to proceed with the repair, and we'll make sure you're quoted a fair price for the work. No if's, and's, or but's. Just our promise to you.

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What factors affect the cost of a drain clearing?

  • Location of the clog: Most clogs are found in secondary drain lines. Those are the lines leading down to your main sewer line, and they tend to be fairly easy and affordable to remove. When the clog is isolated to one drain in particular, it's usually a secondary drain line.
  • Difficulty of the clog: The million dollar question is: what's down there?! We've been clearing drains for over 20 years, so if there's something that can clog a drain, we've seen it. Lucky for our customers, we have the tools on hand to push through even the toughest clogs. From hydrojets and rooters to camera inspection equipment and more, no clog is too tough for our pros.
  • Labor warranties: Some plumbing contractors (like Golden Rule for example!) will provide a labor warranty for their drain clearing services. If that drain clogs again while the warranty is still valid, they'll usually come out to clear it at a reduced price (or even free). If you recently cleared your drain and it's clogged again, check to see if it's under warranty. It can save you a lot of money!

Henry and Michael of Golden Rule did a wonderful job! Very professional and upfront with their procedures and billing.

—Larry C.

Completing Your Drain Clearing

We imagined the perfect drain clearing...Then we made it a reality for our customers

  • RespectfulHave a personal request? We'll follow it to the letter.
  • Consistent99% of repairs completed in just one day.
  • ProfessionalOur plumbers are licensed and trained in-house.
  • CleanShoe covers are worn at all times in your home.
  • ReliableThousands of successful repair calls every year.
  • AccessibleFinancing available for repairs upon request.

Drain Clearing FAQ

Water jetting is a drain clearing solution that uses pressurized water to blast the clog to kingdom come. It's the perfect solution for those tough grease clogs which are found in kitchen drains or main sewer lines, or for really tough clogs that even a drain snake can't break (or reach). Water jetting uses no chemicals or yucky stuff. It's just plain ol' pressured water. That makes it safe for your home, your family and for us!


Protecting Your Drain Clearing

Service Protections

1-Year Labor Warranty

Every drain clearing is protected by an industry-leading 1-year warranty on labor. If our repair doesn't resolve your issue, we'll return and fix it, minus the labor charges.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We promise to give you a drain clearing that goes above and beyond to give you the service you deserve. If you're not happy, we'll return and make it right.

The Gold Club: Maintenance Doesn't Get Any Better Than This

What do over 10,000 Des Moines metro homeowners have in common? They're all protected by the state's most comprehensive whole-home maintenance plan, The Golden Rule Gold Club!

With the Gold Club, you'll receive three annual scheduled maintenance visits (heating, cooling and plumbing), plus discounts on repairs, priority service, no trip charges, and more for less than $9 a month!

About Us

The R.U.L.E.S. We Live By

The pride of Golden Rule is our outstanding service and the rules we live by every day. We hold our customer service very highly and want to make sure you are taken care of to the best of our ability. No matter the problem, we will take care of you.

Below are our values or “rules to live by":

  • Respect: We will always treat our customers the way we would like to be treated.
  • Understanding: We understand that a prompt response is what our customers deserve.
  • Loyalty: We are loyal to our pledge that we treat each customer’s home like it's their castle.
  • Expertise: We’re masters at our trade because we never stop training.
  • Service: We serve our community with the highest of ethical standards.

Customer Review

Took care of all my plumbing problems...

Skyler was amazing and so kind to drive to West Des Moines from Boone on a Sunday night for a non-emergency. He arrived about 7:30 and was here until 11:30 pm and took care of all my plumbing problems. You should be thankful to have him as an employee. I am a business owner and know the value of good employee and customer service.

—Ronda B.

Get the Golden Rule Treatment for Your Next Drain Clearing

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