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Published March 26, 2024

A Guide To Drain Cleaning Service | Bloomington, IL

Covenant Plumbing is your trusted local plumbing & drain experts in Bloomington-Normal, IL. and the surrounding areas since 2006.

Written By
Lori Stickling
A Guide To Drain Cleaning Service | Bloomington, IL

When your drains are in poor condition, everything can go wrong. From clogged sinks and shower drains to backed-up toilets, drain cleaning services are an important way to keep your plumbing system moving smoothly.

Common Reasons for Clogged Drains

Clogged drains can happen for a variety of reasons. Things like the drain’s location, usage, and design can impact its need for plumbing services. Here are a few common types of drains and the reason they may get stopped up.

Sink Drains

Depending on where your sink is, it could be clogged with dirt, food waste, hair, or even things like paint and glue. If you have a regularly used sink that’s starting to get backed up too often, it’s time for our experts to provide professional drain cleaning.

  • Hair
  • Dirt
  • Food waste

Regular sink drain maintenance can be an important part of avoiding drain emergencies. If you run a busy kitchen or use your sink for projects involving clay or paint, you should consider a professional inspection from Covenant Plumbing.

Shower and Bath Drains

Drains in your bathtub or shower can get backed up by in-house debris like dirt or hair, but they can also get blocked by things outside your home. In fact, tree roots can work their way inside cracked drainage pipes underground and cause all sorts of trouble.

  • Dirt (underground or inside)
  • Hair
  • Tree roots
  • Residual soap build-up

To avoid shower and bathtub drain blockages, you should get regular inspections of your piping and drain systems from Covenant Plumbing. These can be especially valuable if you have an older building that may need replacement plumbing eventually.

Washing Machine Drains

Drain cleaning service is a vital part of your washing machine’s lifespan. Regular cleaning can help you avoid back-ups, particularly for older models. If you do have a blockage, it’s likely due to soap build-up, residual dryer lint, or grease and other oils.

  • Soap build-up
  • Dryer lint and other cloth fragments
  • Grease
  • Residual oils

You already know how important a washing machine is. If your machine is backed up, our experts are ready to provide drain cleaning service, quickly and affordably.

Dishwasher Drains

Like washing machine drains, dishwasher drains are a vital part of your plumbing system. If your dishwasher gets stopped up, you could be dealing with food waste or other debris like glass.

  • Food waste
  • Glass (from chipped dishes)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Other foreign objects

When your dishwasher stops working, you need it fixed fast. We get it. That’s why our plumbing experts are ready to fix your dishwasher drain problem with reliable, honest service.

When Multiple Drainage Systems Stop Working

Sometimes, drain problems are caused by multiple plumbing system malfunctions. In these cases, it’s a good idea to get a drain cleaning service as well as a general system inspection.

My Sink Backs Up When I Run My Dishwasher

If your sink gets clogged when your dishwasher is on, you could be facing a blocked kitchen sink air gap. This stops your dishwasher from draining properly and gives you a backed-up sink as a result.

You may also be experiencing a dishwasher blockage. Either way, our experienced team at Covenant Plumbing can provide drain cleaning services to get your kitchen up and running again.

My Faucet and Drain Aren’t Working

If a faucet and rain stop working at the same time, you could be dealing with two problems: A clogged drain and an old faucet aerator.

At Covenant Plumbing, we can take on both problems.

My House Keeps Getting Drainage Clogs in Multiple Places

If your house is experiencing multiple drain back-ups in several different places, you could have a clog somewhere in your main plumbing drain system rather than in each individual fixture or appliance.

This can happen for a variety of reasons, so it’s best to get in contact with a professional right away. A blockage in your main system requires immediate drain cleaning service to avoid bigger issues like overflowing toilets or burst pipes.

Signs of Hidden Clogs

In some cases, you might not realize you have a clogged drain before it’s too late. This can happen in larger buildings, such as offices, where some areas are used less than others. But it can also happen if a drain is blocked further down the drain line while letting some drainage occur.

To avoid a drainage emergency, keep an eye out for these signs of a hidden drain:

  • Small puddles of water showing up near plumbing fixtures
  • Water backing up into your sink
  • Bad smells near your drains
  • Water backing up into your shower or bathtub

If any of these symptoms show up, you could have the start of a drain blockage. Call us right away and we’ll set up an appointment for professional drain cleaning service before it’s too late.

Covenant Plumbing: The Best Drain Cleaners in Bloomington, IL

Clogged drains can be a nightmare, but with Covenant Plumbing, you can rest easy knowing our professional drain cleaners are only a phone call away. Just take a look at what these happy customers have to say:

“Everything about this service call was exceptional. The communication before and after the service was very good. The plumbers were friendly and professional, and they took the time to explain options to us…We will use Covenant for our future plumbing needs.” -Alan M.

“They were able to come the same day I called and kept me informed of who was coming…[They]…completed the toilet replacement quickly and even addressed a low pressure problem with my bathroom sink faucet…I couldn’t be more satisfied and happy with the whole experience. I will definitely recommend Covenant to my neighbors and friends.” -Robin M.

From clogged sinks to backed-up dishwashers, our team is ready to quickly provide the best drain cleaning services in Bloomington, IL.

Call us at Covenant Plumbing today for all your drain cleaning service needs: (309) 431-2650

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Very pleasant and very professional work. I would definitely recommend.
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These folks are courteous, customer focused and prompt. Attention to detail is also top notch.
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I highly recommend Covenant and especially Cameron for their exceptional plumbing services. They delivered top-notch work, and I will definitely call them for any future plumbing needs.They were prompt in their response and provided a clear, detailed quote for the job. Scheduling the appointment was easy, and they were very accommodating to my availability.Thank you, Covenant Plumbing and Cameron, for a job well done!
Justin A.
I have used Covenant Plumbing for a basement reno and for a service call for a water leak. Prompt, courteous and honest service all around.
Mike M.
Our water heater went bad and leaked all over our basement floor. We called Covenant Plumbing as a new customer. They came within 30 minutes and replaced our water heater with a new one the same day. They were very helpful, professional, knowledgable, and I highly recommend them!!!
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Judy E.
Pleased with the quick and efficient service.. Darren and his partner were very professional and courteous. Would recommend strongly.Had an emergency water heater installed this morning
Kimberly T.
Shane came out and finished a major repair with the highest professionalism. I will definitely be using Covenant Plumbing again in the future, and I will be recommending them to my friends and family.
Moon B.
Our plumber arrived right on time and made the process easy and simple!
Lois C.
Cameron quickly found the source of the leak I saw on the basement floor. The 22 year old toilet in the main bathroom needed to be replaced. Cameron was kind enough to show me a few different affordable options. He and his assistant were professional, courteous, and neat. I would highly recommend Covenant Plumbing If you looking for a reliable plumbing company.
ali K.
Shane and Dayton were both so prompt and courteous! Very professionalAnd got the job done. Very pleased!
Brent A.
Daren did a great job. Will be using them in the future!
David D.
Had a clogged drain in my basement - they were able to come out next day and fix it in a couple hours for a fair price.
Patty N.
As always we received excellent work from Covenant Plumbing. Arrived on time, got the work done in a timely manner without rushing through it and cleaned up after. I highly recommend Covenant Plumbing.
Lorraine G
Covenant has completed 3 jobs for me, all done very professionally by very friendly technicians. Thank you!
Gregory L.
Darren didn't take long enough as I wanted a longer lunch! Great service and finished product.
Mary Fox C.
Excellent service! Came out quickly, fixed my drain issue, and the techs were professional and polite. Highly recommend.
Wanda W.
Update 5/28. Shane M did an excellent job explaining the issue! This is a great company.Miles F was very professional and courteous. He fixed everything that I needed and showed me what was broken. I did have a problem with my hot water after Miles left, so I called the company and they sent Cameron L right away. Cameron identified the issue and fixed the issue. This company did an excellent job. The price was a little high, plus the quality and guarantee is worth it. Please use this company for your plumbing needs.
Marcia M.
Excellent and positive experience. Knowledgeable.
Steve B.
I had a water leak and Covenant Plumbing came right out to fix the problem. The plumber was very professional and was respectful of our home. (Wore booties to protect the floors) I will have them again when I need a plumber. Thanks
Deepak S.
Matt W.
Incredibly friendly staff that does quality work. Very happy with a gas line installation for a pool heater. Extra star for the embrace of technology ( texting, online scheduling, iPad photos of work done)
Sarah B.
Very pleased with the knowledge, professionalism, and friendly personnel at Covenant Plumbing.
lily C.
Very responsive a professionsl.
I called for an estimate on running a new gas line to my pool heater. The person on the phone was friendly and very helpful in setting up an appointment that very day! Shane and David came on time …. Introduced themselves …and got to work quickly. I had an estimate within a half hour and the estimate was half as much as the one another plumber had given to me! Shane had suggestions on how best to do the job and indicated that he had completed lots of similar jobs. I had a great deal of confidence in him right away.Then I asked how long the job would take and how quickly they could schedule it. That’s when the big surprise came! The other plumber had told me he would have to check the schedule and said “maybe within the next two weeks.” Shane from Covenant Plumbing said “we can do it right now …. and it will only take a couple of hours.” I said “let’s do it.”Shane and David finished the job in a little over an hour and the new pool heater fired up right away. The new gas line looks great and works great. I could not be happier with the work they did for me. From my initial phone call and the friendly voice on the other end of the line to the completion of the job …. It was a great experience and I wholeheartedly recommend Covenant Plumbing!And recently…….Covenant did their annual inspection (a great bonus they provide) and found a few issues that needed repair. Jordan (a former Marine) found the problems …. did the repairs and even replaced a faulty toilet in just a few hours. Once again, I could not be happier with Covenant Plumbing. They are my plumbers!
Josh K.
Cameron was very professional, fast, and effective. He also was very patient running me through my options! Thanks again! Highly recommend. Within 3 hours of my hot water heater breaking they came and had it replaced!
Debra E.
Covenant installed a new water heater the same day I called! Cleaned up and left no mess, only a nice new water heater! Recommend!
Emily S.
They responded quickly in an emergency and did a wonderful job for us! We have used them for a variety of plumbing jobs. I recommend Covenant for all your plumbing needs.
Miranda N.
Sivaraj B
Covenant’s expert (Shane M) came to fix the water softener and he came on time and did thorough investigation and he was able to find the issue and fixed in less than 20 mins. He explained the issue in detail and also the fix. Good job Shane and covenant team and keep up the good work.
Steve M.
Covenant service is over the top amazing. Constant text updates to confirm appointments and progress of plumber to our home. Cameron was exceptional and installed our new shower/tub faucet as well as providing estimate for hot water heater.He took the time to talk me through options and made us feel confident to proceed with replacing the hot water heater.I highly recommend Covenant.
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Davis D.
Excellent work and great customer service. They were responsive, helpful, and honest.
Josh S.
Great service. Quick and reasonably priced.
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Jack A.
Outstanding service! Will use again.
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Quick, friendly and professional
Sandra H.
I would highly recommend Covenant Plumbing. My new water heater was installed the next day after I called them. They arrived on time and did the installation,clean up, and haul away quickly and efficiently. Everyone was very polite as well as professional.
Sudha M
The Shane the technician was really knowledgeable and explained well about the service that we requested that we were very happy to go with the options provided.
Mike W.
Our sump pump went out sometime in the last few days, not sure exactly when. Called Covenant Thursday AM, and by 2:00 same day, Darren was out to provide several options for replacement. We had a new one fully installed a half hour later. Ready for Mother Nature.
Jessica Lynn S.
Really impressed with this company. Easy to schedule appointments online, timely confirmation emails & texts, texts to let you know they’re on their way, AND also WHO is coming with their picture and some personal info. I was home by myself and knew exactly who was coming to the door. All that alone made me feel good and no work was done yet. Kudos to Shane who explained everything, offered to cover his shoes to protect my floors, answered all of my questions, gave me options, and had a van full of anything he might need to help. Total professional, kind, and courteous, and as I did my work from home, he did his work at my home. I signed and paid for everything on the spot via a tablet and received my receipt via email instantly. Highly recommend Covenant Plumbing to anyone in central Illinois.
Nicole G.
Amazing help with what should have been an easy sump pump pop up job. Patience, determination and perseverance got the job done. We couldn't be happier with service and kindness. Highly recommend for any plumbing service.
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Paul C.
The guys from Covenant have been great.
Chris C.
Professional high quality work!
Papa R
I had a delightful appointment with this company today. Darren the technician was thorough, was honest and gave good advice. I’m looking forward to working with Covenant Plumbing in the future.

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