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    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.

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    Scheduling Your Drain Clearing

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    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.

    Pricing Your Drain Clearing

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

    $200 Low
    $400 Our Average
    $800 High

    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, 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 hydro jets 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!

    Completing Your Drain Clearing

    We imagined the perfect drain clearing…

    Have a personal request? We’ll follow it to the letter.
    99% of repairs were completed in just one day.
    Our plumbers are licensed and trained in-house.
    Shoe covers are worn at all times in your home.
    Thousands of successful repairs call every year.
    Financing is 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 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.