Bathroom Drain Clog: Cost of Unclogging?


The main line that carries wastewater from the bathtub or from any other part of your bathroom (e.g. bathroom sink) to the sewage is referred to as a bathroom drain. Many times, this drain may become clogged due to a number of reasons.

A bathroom clog is one of the most common plumbing issues in many homes and there are many reasons as to why this occurs. In most instances it occurs as a result of non-flushable items being flushed down the toilet. Another main cause is when the pipes become corroded due to age.

If this problem happens to you, you can choose to solve it on your own instead of hiring a professional plumber. With commercial drainage products, plungers & some elbow grease, you can possibly tackle this problem on your own. It is however advisable to hire a professional if there are some serious problems that may even worsen if you choose to fix it yourself.

How much will this cost?

There are a number of factors that will determine the cost of hiring a plumber (i.e. your location, the severity of the problem etc.). If you live in a large city for instance, you may have to pay more than the person who lives in rural area. The scope of the problem (i.e. severity) greatly determines the cost of the repairs. In general, the average costs may range from $360 to $498.

A basic drain clog may be relatively easy to fix and can be done by a plumber (without any assistants). With just a long thin tool that is used to snake the drain the plumber will be able to unclog the drain within a few minutes. In this case the cost will be minimal (an average of $176 during business hours and at least $300 on an emergency (i.e. outside the normal business hours).

Not all bathroom clogs are easy to fix especially in some situations whereby the pipes have become corroded inside (meaning that the space where water travels through is very narrow). In such cases, the damaged pipes may have to be replaced and the minimum costs for such repairs are around $ 739.

If you choose to fix a clogged bathroom yourself, you will save money because you do not have to pay anyone for his/her services. Unfortunately, you may not be able to unclog all bathroom clogs unless you are an expert in the area. As mentioned above, there are cases when the problem might be very serious and that is why it is advisable to hire a professional. Having a professional plumber to do the work may cost you but it is very effective.

Remember to check the reputation of the plumber you select to fix your bathroom clog. Also, have at least three plumbers and compare their costs before hiring one