Rooter Services Novato, CA

San Rafael

(415) 942-6565

Santa Rosa

(707) 452-3464

John Owens Services Inc. has been offering rooter services in Novato, CA, along with our regular plumbing services, such as shower and toilet repairs, for almost 40 years. Our local plumbing and drain cleaning experts offer full-service plumbing maintenance for any drain emergency. Our business offers professional drain cleaning services to residential homeowners. Clogged drains can lead to expensive problems that can damage your system and your home. The plumbers at John Owens Services can rooter out the problem of any blocked drain so that your plumbing system can be free of any slow drains and clog troubles!

Drain cleaning and rootering can be complicated processes. While there are ways for you to fix a clogged drain yourself, complete and precise drain cleaning requires professional equipment and training to make sure the problem does not become a recurring issue in your system. If you want to get in touch with drain and rooter professionals you can trust to get every drain cleaning and repair job done perfectly, contact the experts at John Owens by phone or through our online form. We have served Novato for 38 years with superior drain and rooter work. For dependable service and plumbing expertise customers depend on, John Owens’ rooter services are the best choice in Novato, CA.

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Our Professional Drain Cleaning Services

From clearing up a clogged drain to sewer and drain repair, John Owens can provide a large range of emergency services to homeowners. When you call for our assistance, a trained customer service representative will answer your request quickly by dispatching one of our highly trained plumbers in Novato, CA, to your home in order to assess the problem and provide the best in drain cleaning. We can offer multiple ways to clear and clean your drains and pipes so that they stay free of debris such as roots, grease, food waste, hair, and more.

Among the drain and rooter services we offer are:

Hydro jetting

Hydro jetting is the best way to guarantee lasting drain clearage and cleanliness. This method involves inserting a flexible cable down into the drain that blasts a powerful jet of water through that is strong enough to completely clear away any clog, as well as giving your drains a complete cleaning that will guarantee no clogs for one whole year. Our drain cleaning trucks come equipped with a truck-mounted hydrojetter as well as smaller jetters for indoor drain jobs. Whatever the size of the problem, the plumbers at John Owens can employ any size hydrojetter to blast away any major debris buildup and leave your drains running like brand new.


Rootering is a popular method of clearing drains. Using rooter equipment, our plumbers are able to seek and root out any growth of roots within your pipes that can be causing buildup. Rooter service is especially important since root invasion means there could be extreme damage to your pipes and system. The growth of roots means there are holes in your pipes that the roots are getting into. These holes in your sewer pipes allow rainwater to enter the sewage system which can lead to sewage treatment plants overflowing into nearby creeks. John Owens can also assist with sewer line repair and sewer replacement if you do have major damage, as well as rooter machines that can temporarily remove the roots.

Drain Snake

Snaking a drain involves using a cable to break apart and pull out clogs that are stopping up the drain. This is an effective drain clearing method that will be able to get buildup out of a drain but will not fully clean your drain. Therefore, it is not a job that is recommended if you are looking for a long-term drain solution. This is also a method that can sometimes be performed on your own with a store-bought plumbing snake, though you must be extremely careful to follow the specific instructions on how to handle the snake in the drain or risk damaging your pipes.


A flex-shaft sewer machine can clear and clean your sewer or drain. It uses a coil that is sent down into the drain and then has the power to rapidly spin, breaking apart any blockages as well as cleaning all the walls of the pipe and drain. This is also a great solution if you are looking for clogged drain cleaning that can allow you to enjoy clean and smooth-running drains.

And More!

We can supply a wide array of drain and rooter solutions in the Novato area, including chemical drain solutions or pipe repair and replacement. We also utilize video inspection technology, which allows us to send a camera down into the drain to specifically locate the issue before employing one of our many drain clearing and cleaning techniques in Novato, CA, and Marin County.

Do I Need Emergency Service For My Novato Home's Pipes or Clogged Drain?

Are you wondering if you need clogged drain cleaning? Unless a drain is so clogged that it doesn’t function or shows signs of significant damage, it can be difficult to know when to call for assistance.

Here’s what we tell Novato, CA, and Northern California homeowners:

Recurring clogs? This shouldn’t happen, and even if you can temporarily get rid of the clog each time, you need professional help. You may need a repair or more in-depth cleaning to resolve the recurring drain problem.

  • If you’ve tried the home remedies that usually work for you and the problem persists, bring in a plumber. Call experienced rooter professionals for any plumbing emergencies in your home.
  • If you have to unclog multiple blockages simultaneously, this is a sign that you need to call for professional rooter cleaning.
  • Trust your instincts. If you think your drains need cleaning, we will come out and take a look and assist you with rooter cleaning and all your plumbing needs. After all, you know your home best!

Novato, CA, Plumbing does not clog itself!  Pipe tracing and video inspection tools allow professionals to find buildups and obstructions. In addition to clearing or rooting out the problem, we will assist you in understanding the cause so that you may avoid costly repair services, more rooter cleaning, and repeat clogs.

What Kind of Service Do I Need?

Our Novato plumbers can take care of business for any of the related rooter problems:

  • Sewage backups
  • Clogs within a drain
  • Broken or collapsed sewer line
  • Tree root infiltration or other issues where a rooter service is required.
  • Slow-draining sinks, tubs, toilets, and showers

Can I Avoid Frequent Cleaning?

Regularly maintaining your Novato plumbing system’s drains is the greatest approach to preventing the need for frequent rooter cleaning. John Owens provides regular rooter maintenance services and including:

Hair buildup Removal: Hair builds up slowly over time, creating troublesome problems. Our plumbers rooter out the hair from your full plumbing system all in one visit.

Grease buildup Removal: When you wash pots and pans after cooking, you add a bit of waste buildup to your system each time. Using your garbage disposal can increase this buildup. Conventional cleaners will only remove some of this. Call John Owens and have a professional hydro-jet clear the buildup to leave the drains cleaned like new.

Roto Rooter: Is chemical cleaner not working? You may have roots in your sewers. For residential roto rooters, Novato plumbers from John Owens can perform hydro jetting to trim back the root intrusion and keep your sewers safe.

What Causes Blockages?

Grease Buildup: If food waste is disposed of in the home using a garbage disposal, accumulation may worsen. Make an appointment with a John Owens Services specialist to hydro-jet your Novato drains and remove any debris while thoroughly cleaning your system!

To reduce root intrusion, John Owens offers skilled roto rooter service professionals. Repairing the line can be necessary if the intrusion results in leaks after completion of the roto rooter hydrojetting.

Hair Buildup: Hair accumulates in areas like the shower, which can lead to several clogged drains in your home. In only one visit, our plumbers will remove the hair clogging your shower, bathtub, and sink.

Paper Goods, Wipes and Feminine Products: Drains can become clogged with everyday items that easily lodge in toilets, sinks, and tubs. Numerous goods falsely claim to be “flushable”. Wipes can create a significant backup that could lead to a plumbing crisis. It is advisable to dispose of feminine products rather than flush them.

Signs of Novato plumbing Issues

  • Strange odors from your kitchen or bathroom appliances
  • Toilet begins making bubbling sounds
  • The toilet has water seeping from the bottom
  • Slow drains in the bathroom or kitchen

What Are The Benefits Of rooter Cleaning to my system?

  • It fixes a persistent issue and offers a long-term cure for an emergency that can’t be resolved with a plunger and chemicals.
  • Gets rid of scents that shouldn’t be there.
  • Prior to more expensive endeavors happening, such as sink or toilet repairs, video inspection makes it possible to locate breaks, leaks, and clogs. This enables us to fix your plumbing quickly or discover any possible replacements.

The John Owens Way

Our philosophy is simple, we always want to maintain equipment to give it the longest life possible. Next, we want to focus on repairing when something goes wrong. Then only as the last choice, we replace equipment when needed. That’s the John Owens Way.

San Rafael
(415) 942-6565
Santa Rosa
(707) 452-3464



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San Rafael
(415) 942-6565
Santa Rosa
(707) 452-3464