Drain and Sewer Cleaning Pittsburgh

Call 412-897-4210

to request a FREE no obligation quote or drop us a line.

Have You Ever Wondered What Hydro-Jetting Involved?

Hydro-Jetting is the process of pumping highly pressurized water using high-powered water hose in order to reverse thrusting, remove debris, clogs, and any blockages in pipes.

We place the hose into your drain and as the water strikes the inside of the pipe, debris falls from the sides and drains forward.

Bill Helmken Plumbing LLC has the ability to run the hydro jets both forward and backward to insure that the tough debris breaks away from both sides and top/bottom of pipe.  Hydro jets can move deeper into the plumbing system compared to using a snake.  By using the hydro-jet compared to the snake, pipes have proven to stay clean longer.

Bill Helmken Plumbing's Hydro-Jet will make your clogged pipes a thing of the past.

When should Hydro-Jetting Be Used?

When you find that your sinks back up often, hydro-jetting could be the solution to these problems.  The deeper in the sewer the clog is located, this hydro-jet will solve the problem.  A traditional snake tool can only go so far in the sewer, sometimes not reaching the problem.

Food and Grease are the two most common debris types in residential plumbing systems.

In addition, chemicals can be harmful to your plumbing pipes.  Many chemicals in drain cleaners are strong and cause pipes to deteriorate instead of just clearing the debris.  As a result, your pipe could burst with holes forming in it from the strong cleaner.

Trust Bill Helmken Plumbing LLC to solve your clogged pipe problems SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY.

Benefits of Hydro-Jetting

Have you ever wondered how to keep your pipes and sewer cleaner?

You may smell an unusual scent as you rinse your dishes in the kitchen sink or even brush your teeth in the bathroom sink.

Debris buildup inside the pipes causes the strong odor when you run the sink water.  Due to the debris sticking to pipes, eventually this could cause the pipes to crack and burst.  Replacing broken pipes or even entire sections, is extremely expensive depending on the location of the pipes.

By removing the clogs, you can improve your water pressure and water flow throughout your home.

Bill Helmken Plumbing LLC's hydro-jetting service helps your pipes last longer.

Why Choose Bill Helmken Plumbing LLC For Hydro-Jetting Services?

At Bill Helmken Plumbing LLC we know you have many choices for plumbing services.  Our professional plumbers bring all the necessary equipment to perform this Hydro-Jetting service as quickly and efficiently as possible.  We clean up and haul away debris from the sewer after the Hydro Jetting Service has been completed.

Contact Bill Helmken Plumbing LLC today to schedule an appointment to receive Hydro Jetting services today at 412-897-4210.

Hydro-Jetting Caution

Older pipes made of clay could be damaged by using the Hydro-Jet due to the pressurized water at 4,000 P.S.I.

According to professional plumbers, Hydro- jetting is SAFE for PVC pipes, newer steel, copper pipes, and cast iron pipes.


When your sinks and toilets won't drain and your toilets won't flush give Bill Helmken Plumbing a call 412-897-4210 for clogged drain services.  Our high-tech solutions will fix even the most stubborn clogged drains.





Have you ever wondered why the water was backing up in your drain?

Clogged or slow drains are a common plumbing issue that can cause major problems if ignored.  If your answer is "YES" to this question, don't wait to fix this concern - Call Bill Helmken Plumbing, LLC to get your drain cleaned and unclogged today!

Don't hire the wrong plumbing company.  Bill Helmken Plumbing, LLC focuses on "PLUMBING" as the name says loud and clear!  "PLUMBING" is all we do.  Call us at 412-897-4210 or contact us online now for a FREE ESTIMATE!


We have seen it all, from kitchen and bathroom sinks to main drain sewer lines.  Trying to fix a clogged drain by yourself can result in more damage.

Our MASTER CERTIFIED, professional technicians have the updated drain cleaning equipment to solve your clog problems.  We have years of home drain cleaning experience under our belt.  You can count on us to clear your drains the first time and every time!

We offer FREE ESTIMATES! Call us at 412-897-4210, or online now!!


When it comes to clogged drains, our plumbers have seen and experienced it all.  We have both the experience and tools to fix any drain cleaning issues.  Our drain cleaning services include:

  • storm drains
  • wastewater and sewage line backups
  • clogged toilets, sinks, tubs, etc.
  • video camera inspections
  • sewer line replacements
  • drain vent cleaning
  • root intrusions

Don't see your problem on our list?  Call and ask us about it!

We've seen and fixed drains clogged with everything from hair, soap scum, cat litter, kids' toys to kitchen utensils.

Call 412-897-4210 or contact us online now to schedule your appointment for drain cleaning service in the Pittsburgh area.


using a transmitter to locate sewer line to clean

Pittsburgh Drain & Sewer Cleaning Services We Provide

We are proud to provide you with exemplary customer service.  For example, we will use only the best drain cleaning equipment in order to solve your problem.

It means a lot to us that you are comfortable with having our company working in your home or business.  We strive to get your job done right the first time.

Our technicians are insured, bonded, and licensed to perform total drain cleaning services in Pittsburgh homes.  We work hard to fix your problem so you can get back to your schedule.  We realize that emergencies create uncertainty.   As a result, we will rely on our years of expertise in fixing your clogged pipes.

Drain cleaning in Pittsburgh, PA can prove to be quite complicated and sometimes require extensive labor.  But luckily, the professionals at Bill Helmken Plumbing have decades of experience with a wide variety of drain issues.  Our knowledgeable staff provides exceptional service at competitive rates.  We have the capability to swiftly respond and arrive quickly to lend you a helping hand.

You will be doing business with a drain cleaning service company that can help you with a complete line of fixing clogged pipes in Pittsburgh at an affordable price.

Pittsburgh Plumbing Drain & Sewer Cleaning Experts

If you find yourself in the situation where your plumbing is draining very slow, then don't hesitate to go down to your home improvement warehouse and purchase a bottle of liquid plumber. On the other hand, if your drain is totally clogged then liquid plumber WILL NOT WORK.  Clogged drains always get worse before they get better. If your water is still draining slowly after you've tried liquid plumber, or totally backed up with no improvements, Call Bill Helmken Plumbing 412-897-4210! 

Reasons Why You Might Have A Clogged Drain

  • Improper installation resulting in negative slope, AKA backfall
  • Kitchen waste food matter and/or grease excessive accumulation buildup
  • Buildup of hair follicles in bath tub or lavatory
  • Dropping objects into the toilet, then accidentally flushing

Be sure to first see if it is possible to take the trap apart in order to see if there are any obstructions. Other than that, you better call an expert.  When it comes to drain cleaning, having lots of experience matters.

For example, we have specialized heads to put on the end of the drain cleaning cable. As a result, the snake will not travel the wrong way.

Drop in heads are a must for drain cleaning kitchen, lavatory, and bathtub drains.



Sometimes, clogged drains may be a sign of a blocked sewer line or main sewer line blockage.  They may also indicate blockage of the sewer vents on your roof. If this is the case, service to clear a clogged drain won't solve the problem.


*Odd or unusual smells, sounds, and behaviors from plumbing fixtures when you are using them

For example, when using a bathroom sink, the backup may start in the shower drain.

Another example, when using the kitchen sink, the backup may start in the garbage disposal.


*Raw sewage backups in basement drains

Usually the lowest drains in your home, basement drains, can be the first place to show signs of clogged sewer lines.


*Multiple Fixtures Clogged Simultaneously

Did you ever hear of the domino effect?

When sewers are clogged, toilets are usually the first fixtures to act up.  Other fixtures like tubs, showers, and sinks will soon follow.

At Bill Helmken Plumbing, LLC we take every sewer line problem and plumbing emergency seriously!

To schedule sewer line or drain cleaning service in the Pittsburgh, PA area call 412-897-4210 or even online NOW!



Clogged drains in your home can be very tempting to customers to try and unclog on their own.  DIY methods might include pouring harsh chemicals down drains, trying to snake a drain, and using baking soda solutions.

These options:

*May offer temporary relief for a day or so

*Will not resolve a deep clog in a pipe or sewer line

*Can actually damage your pipes (using harsh chemicals)

These can just be used as a Temporary Band-aid on the issue. You can call a Professional Plumber to identify the cause of the problem and solve the problem with a long-lasting solution.

We use the best drain and sewer cleaning equipment to do your job

Bill Helmken Plumbing uses a stronger machine called an electric eel.  The electric eel spins at a higher RPM.  As a result, the electric eel has twice the power to burst through clogs than traditional machines.  It's also equipped with a 1.25 inch cable and a four blade cutter head.  The thicker drain cleaning cable in conjunction with the sophisticated head attachment makes it a potent combo--a must have for drain cleaning any sewer, especially those with root intrusions.

Call Bill Helmken plumbing for service with integrity


Bill Helmken Plumbing LLC has the right drain cleaning equipment and experience to do your job, and will not try to sell you something you don't need. 

We are always here to help you with your drain cleaning in Pittsburgh, PA

How Are Clogged Sewers Fixed?

The first step is to unclog your sewer is with our powerful Electric Eel. Chances are the problem will not occur again. If the clogs are happening again and/or more frequently, a video inspection will determine where the problem is by using a transmitter. Bill Helmken Plumbing will find the problem with pinpoint accuracy. A spot repair is typically needed as opposed to a whole re-pipe.

Reliable Drain & Sewer Cleaning Services

Perhaps you consider yourself to be a handy person when it comes to fixing problems around the house.   If so, there comes a time when you have to call an expert who has the experience running sewer cleaning equipment. Bill Helmken Plumbing offers a complimentary video inspection on every sewer call.  As a result, that will allow you to make the most practical decisions. Call 412-897-4210 because Bill Helmken Plumbing has the best sewer camera and the best sewer cleaning equipment.

drain cleaning electric eel sewer machine in bathroom toilet has been lifted and sitting to the right to enable snaking through toilet flange

Click on the following video for a demonstration of our state of the drain and sewer cleaning machine.

Sewer cleaning blog click here.

Don't waste your time renting sewer cleaning equipment. Let the sewer cleaning experts in Pittsburgh take care of the job for you. In the end, you will have to pay rental fees and spend time and gas to pick up and return the equipment. We charge a fair price and perform the job with integrity. Bill Helmken Plumbing has the skill, experience, and better sewer cleaning equipment.

sewer ditch

Why Are There Different Types Of Sewers?

Not all sewers are the same. They each have an important job to do. Your household plumbing waste has a long journey from your house to its final destination. The bottom line is the potable drinking water supply cannot become contaminated by the sewer waste water. That is why there must be a separate sanitary sewer line and a separate storm sewer line. Clogged sewer lines have the potential to be a public health hazard.

Give us a call today at:


We are plumbing experts, serving the greater Pittsburgh, PA area.  Day or night, we are here for you.  Bill Helmken Plumbing can help you with any plumbing need.

Serving Pittsburgh Since 2004