Drain & Sewer Service

Drain and Sewer Services Riverside 

Jim & Sons Plumbing & Rooter is a leading provider of drain cleaning, repair, and replacement services in the Inland Empire. We understand that clogged drains can be a major inconvenience, and we are committed to providing effective solutions to keep your pipes flowing smoothly. We’ve been here since 1983, helping property owners in Riverside and throughout the surrounding areas deal with their drain and sewer challenges. 

The Signs You Need Drain Repair

Early intervention matters. It’s true with our health, and it’s true with our plumbing systems. The quicker a problem is detected, the easier it can be to deal with it. That’s why we work with our customers to help them understand the early signs of drain problems. 

Call us when you spot any of these red flags: 

  • Slow drains: If your sinks, showers, or bathtubs are draining slower than usual, it could indicate a buildup of debris or a potential blockage in your pipes. Soap scum, hair, and other particles can accumulate, restricting the flow of water. 
  • Frequent clogs: Persistent clogs indicate a deeper issue within your plumbing system, such as a significant blockage or pipe damage. 
  • Unpleasant odors: Foul smells from your drains could mean decomposing organic matter is trapped in the pipes. These odors can make your home environment unpleasant and suggest that bacteria are thriving in your plumbing. 
  • Gurgling sounds: Strange noises when water drains can signal air being trapped by a clog. These sounds are often caused by water struggling to navigate through narrow passages blocked by debris. 
  • Water backups: If water backs up into your sink, tub, or toilet, especially when using other fixtures, it’s a serious sign of a blockage. 
  • Fruit flies: An unusual number of fruit flies around your drains might indicate food residue buildup attracting pests. These small insects are drawn to organic matter trapped in your pipes, which can then turn into a breeding ground.
  • Overflowing toilets: Toilets that overflow easily are often due to a blockage further down the drain line. 

Call (951) 476-3252 today. Ask about our emergency services.

The Problems Drain Clogs Can Cause in Your Home

Drain clogs are inconvenient, often slowing down daily activities like cooking, cleaning, or bathing. However, the inconvenience is just the beginning. Clogs not addressed ASAP can grow and lead to other problems. 

Here are just a few of the long-term risks incurred by neglecting a clogged drain: 

  • Water damage: Clogs can cause water to back up and overflow, potentially leading to significant water damage in your home. This can affect floors, walls, and ceilings and may result in mold growth. 
  • Health hazards: Stagnant water caused by clogged drains can become a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and pests. The results can include respiratory issues and infections.
  • Reduced plumbing efficiency: Blocked drains can put extra strain on your plumbing system, causing it to work harder and less efficiently. This can lead to increased water bills and the potential for more severe plumbing problems down the line.
  • Structural damage: Chronic drainage issues can weaken the structure of your home, particularly if water seeps into foundations or behind the walls. 
  • Plumbing system wear and tear: The fact that the plumbing system has to work harder can cause it to age quicker, perhaps resulting in more frequent repairs or the need for a premature replacement.

The Benefits of Replacing Rather Than Repairing Your Drain System

Even a well-maintained plumbing system eventually reaches the end of its lifespan. We know that moving forward with a new installation can be a stressful decision for property owners. Financing can be applied for through our office so that people can manage their budgets. 

A new drain system can offer advantages like these: 

  • Improved efficiency: Modern materials and technologies can better handle water flow, reducing the likelihood of clogs and backups and ultimately leading to smoother operation.
  • Cost savings: While the upfront cost of replacement may be higher, it can be more cost-effective in the long run. Frequent repairs add up, whereas a new system minimizes the need for constant fixes and may reduce overall maintenance costs.
  • Enhanced home value: Potential buyers could appreciate a modern, efficient plumbing system, which could make your home more attractive if you decide to sell in the future.
  • Increased reliability: New drain systems are usually more reliable and less prone to unexpected failures. This means fewer disruptions to your daily life and a reduced risk of emergency plumbing situations that can be both stressful and costly.
  • Better health and hygiene: A new drain system reduces the chances of leaks and water contamination. Clean, well-maintained drains help prevent mold growth and the spread of bacteria, contributing to better household hygiene.
  • Environmental benefits: Modern drain systems are often designed with sustainability in mind. They can reduce water wastage and support eco-friendly practices, helping you contribute to environmental conservation efforts while enjoying a more efficient plumbing system.

Our Drain Cleaning Process

From the initial inspection, to the use of different methods to give you the best possible clean, our process follows this general outline: 


Drain and Sewer Pipe Inspection 

Before we begin any drain cleaning service, we inspect the pipes to identify the cause of the clog. Sewer camera inspections are an effective way to diagnose and fix sewer and drain issues. The process starts with locating the clean-out hole on your property. If there is no accessible clean-out hole, we will carefully dig a small hole to access the system.

Using a waterproof camera attached to a flexible rod, we can see inside your pipes and identify any cracks, clogs, blockages, or leaks. This allows us to choose the best drain cleaning method for your specific needs.

Drain Cleaning Methods

The method that works best will be different for each type of pipe and each plumbing problem. Snaking and hydro jetting are two common choices our team uses: 

Snaking Drain Cleaning

Snaking is a tried-and-true drain cleaning method used for small, accessible clogs. Snakes are long, sturdy cables with specialized heads that attach to the clog and remove it from the drain. Some snakes are motorized, which makes them more effective for larger clogs in larger pipes.

Although snaking can be done at home using store-bought tools, drain snakes come in various sizes and often require professional skill and knowledge for the best results. Attempting to unclog a drain using chemicals can also potentially harm the pipes. This is why we recommend putting your trust in the professional drain and sewer crew from our Riverside office. 

Hydro Jetting to Remove Difficult Clogs

If snaking is not effective, we can use hydro jetting to clear the clog. Hydro jetting is a powerful and effective method of removing difficult clogs, such as calcified buildup and tree roots, from your drain system. The process involves inserting a high-pressure hose with a multi-directional nozzle into your drain. Once in place, a technician will release a stream of clean water at high pressure, clearing out everything in its path.

This method effectively removes tough clogs and restores your pipes to optimal condition. After the clog has been removed, your pipes will be free-flowing and functional once again.

A Tradition of Service

Our family-owned business has served the counties of Riverside, San Bernardino, and the surrounding area for over four decades. Ownership passed to the next generation in 2014. We combined a renewed commitment to our core values of hard work, integrity, and transparency with a focus on newer technologies and equipment.

With Jim & Sons Plumbing & Rooter, you get the best of the old and the best of the new. 

Call today at (951) 476-3252or contact us onlineto schedule an appointment and get a free estimate.

Real Stories, Reliable Plumbing

What Customers Say about Our Service

At Jim & Sons Plumbing & Rooter, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    “They have been on time, clean up after they are done and don't gouge you on pricing.”
    “I have used this company twice now, have been very pleased with their work and will continue to use them when needed.”
    - Diane T.
    “I cannot express how impressed I was with Jim and Sons Plumbing.”
    “Their tech Daniel, diagnosed and solve a complicated problem we had in a very complex shower valve. You just don't get this type of service nowadays.”
    - Michael
    “The pricing of the company is very reasonable and affordable.”
    “Service is excellent! Cory came to check my sump pump problem, and gave me an estimate. But after the water was drained, and he saw the problem is not as he expected to be, he even lowered the estimate amount without me asking for a discount.”
    - Irene D.
    “Stephen and his colleague arrived promptly and assessed the situation with professionalism.”
    “What impressed us most besides the warm professional demeanor, was the honesty. It is so difficult to find authentic and ethical businesses, but Jim & Sons was outstanding! Thank You!”
    - AnnMarie M.
    “Thanks again Jim & Sons!!!!”
    “Jim & Sons are so awesome. We have called them out 3 different times and so thankful every time. Amazing, honest and fast. The first time I called them was because they are a local family owned company and so happy I did.”
    - Lisa C.
    “The estimate they gave was less that what other companies gave us. 100% recommended.”
    “Called them to come look at some problems we were having with our plumbing, they came the same day on a Saturday. They were very nice and helpful, explained everything in great detail, they went above and beyond.”
    - Former Customer
    “If you need a plumber, this is the company to call.”
    “In a time where I sometimes feel customer service has gone by the wayside, I was reminded that some businesses continue to shine. I chose Jim and Sons to replace my water heater because they had serviced it before and were quick and honest. I was not disap”
    - Lisa M.
    “Would 100% recommend!”
    “My water heater went out and I called Jim and Sons Plumbing. They were extremely friendly, quick, and affordable. The admin got all the details on my water heater so they can make sure they brought every part they may need as well as a replacement just in ”
    - Sabrina A.

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