Roto-Rooter has been clearing drains since 1935, when Samuel Blanc patented the first electric drain cleaning machine and began the Roto-Rooter franchise business. Modern drain cleaning machines still function pretty much the same way, using blades to cut through the debris and restore proper flow.

Today, Roto-Rooter cleans more clogged drains and repairs more sewer lines than any other company in North America.

The Roto-Rooter name is synonymous with quality service backed by years of experience. Roto-Rooter will unclog your drain, recommend a maintenance product and provide tips for keeping your drains flowing freely. We are experts at solving clogged drains, clearing storm drains, and solving sewer line problems:

Clogged Kitchen Drains

Kitchen sink drains clog over time. They run slower and slower as greases, soaps, fats and detergents build up on the inner walls of the pipes and eventually cause blockage. If you’re hearing gurgling sounds or smelling foul odors coming from your sink, this is a good sign of a drain clog. A Roto-Rooter service technician who specializes in kitchen plumbing jobs will use a Roto-Rooter sink machine to cut through the clog and remove all debris.

Clogged Shower Drains

Shower and tub drains present their own challenges. The culprit behind your clogged drain is usually hair and soap buildup in the trap and drainpipe. A service technician skilled in shower repair techniques will use one of Roto-Rooter’s tub and shower drain cleaning machines to cleanse the drain of any and all debris, restoring it to new condition.

Clogged Bathroom Drains

Bathroom sinks may become clogged with hair, toothpaste, soap and grime. Roto-Rooter provides many bathroom plumbing solutions and sink drains are one of the more common problems we solve. Roto-Rooter will remove the clog and thoroughly clean the entire pipe to make your water flow like new.

Clogged Toilets

Toilet drains are sometimes overwhelmed with toilet paper and even the occasional kid’s toy. Roto-Rooter can solve this plumbing issue with a Roto-Rooter machine that feeds a spinning cable into the toilet drain. The cable has special spring loaded blades on the tip that will cut through any obstruction while hugging the inside wall of the pipe and thoroughly cleaning it to restore full drainage and powerful flushes.

Clogged Floor Drains

Floor drains are common in basements, laundry rooms and garages. They may also be found on patios and driveways as well as older bathrooms. These drains are equipped with a trap that should be kept filled with water to prevent odors and sewer gas from escaping. Test drains occasionally to make sure they are aren’t clogged and are ready to carry away water and prevent flooding. Dirt and debris can clog floor drains but Roto-Rooter can open them quickly to restore good drainage.

Downspout drains help to channel water from roof gutters away from your home. Many downspouts are connected to the city’s storm drain sewer system via underground pipes which can become clogged with leaves and debris and cause a backup.

Clogged Storm Drains

Storm drains, vital for urban drainage, can accumulate debris, causing reduced efficiency. Roto-Rooter technicians specialize in storm drain maintenance, using powerful equipment to clear leaves, twigs, and sediment. Regular cleaning ensures optimal water flow, preventing flooding and infrastructure damage during heavy rainfall. Roto-Rooter’s expertise in storm drain cleaning guarantees effective solutions for maintaining resilient urban water management.

10 Drain Maintenance Tips From Our Professional Plumbers

  1. Regular Cleaning: Schedule routine cleaning of drains to prevent the accumulation of debris and potential clogs.
  2. Use Drain Screens: Install drain screens or guards to catch hair, soap scum, and other particles before they enter the pipes.
  3. Dispose of Grease Properly: Avoid pouring cooking oils and grease down the kitchen sink. Instead, let them solidify and dispose of them in the trash.
  4. Flush with Hot Water: Periodically flush drains with hot water to help dissolve grease and keep the pipes clear.
  5. Limit Foreign Objects: Keep foreign objects, such as toys or excessive toilet paper, away from toilet drains to prevent blockages.
  6. Tree Root Inspection: If you have trees near your drainage system, monitor for invasive roots that can penetrate pipes and cause damage. Seek professional assistance if necessary.
  7. Biodegradable Cleaners: Use biodegradable drain cleaners to break down organic materials and prevent buildups.
  8. Avoid Chemical Overuse: Limit the use of chemical drain cleaners, as they can damage pipes over time. Opt for mechanical methods like plungers or augers when possible.
  9. Educate Household Members: Inform everyone in the household about proper disposal practices to collectively reduce the risk of clogs.
  10. Professional Inspection: Schedule periodic professional inspections to identify and address potential issues before they escalate.

Roto-Rooter Okanagan Valley Plumbing Services

Roto-Rooter Plumbing provides professional plumbing & drain service in West Kelowna, Kelowna, Lake Country, and Vernon, British Columbia. We clean downspouts and their connecting pipes to prevent flooding, backflow, and restore proper drainage around the home.

Give us a call at 778-760-3792 or book online.
GP Lainsbury
GP Lainsbury
October 16, 2023
Friendly, efficient service. Too expensive, but everything is if you’re not living large
Ivo DS
Ivo DS
October 6, 2023
Our house needed a complete replacement of our poly B plumbing as we were getting pin hole leaks. I anticipated a major job, (it was) and lots of large holes in our walls and ceilings everywhere. To my surprise, Nathan and his crew were able to replace our complete house with minimal small holes. Nathan was professional, on time, and the price they quoted was the price we paid. Nathan answered all our questions and was attentive to our needs. They even did a great job cleaning after completing the work! Needless to say, I would recommend them!
Teresa Lotoski
Teresa Lotoski
October 5, 2023
Very professional and great customer service. Took extra care to get the job done properly. Would highly recommend Roto Rooter
Jamie Scribner
Jamie Scribner
September 21, 2023
Technician was polite and professional.
September 19, 2023
Booking appointment was easy, plumber arrived right on time I feel that the service provided was professional and thorough. Got the membership which saved me money immediately, as well as any service I might need in the next year. Preventative inspection of our sewer turned out to be timely intervention before a sewer back up. We now have piece of mind.
Karen Wolfe
Karen Wolfe
September 18, 2023
We have been working with RotoRooter for the past year in identifying and resolving drainage issues at our strata. Liam and team are amazing, and we have always been impressed on the responsiveness and quality of service.
Mike B
Mike B
September 18, 2023
Quality work, kind and professional technicians.I would recommend and I will hire them again for any plumbing work.