Sewer & Drain Cleaning & Repair Services

Strange gurgling noises. Horrible smells. Dirty water overflowing. These could be signs of a clogged or damaged sewer line—an inconvenient problem that could turn into a plumbing fiasco.

If you notice a sewer-like smell and discharge of grey or dirty water in your toilet, bathtub, sink or shower, seek help right away! You could have a stoppage in your main sewer line, which connects to your city’s septic tank. A sewer line blockage can cause gross and hazardous conditions for your family or business. This is a problem that needs immediate attention! No one wants raw sewage seeping into your home or workplace.

Don’t wait to deal with major disruptions and disgusting conditions. We don’t want you to have to deal with a clogged drain or blocked sewer line any longer than you have to.

Call us as soon as you notice something fishy. We’ll diagnose and repair the problem for you—because we’re The Company You Count On.

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Sewer Line & Drain Cleaning & Repair Services

Kitchen drain cleaning

  • Clogged sinks
  • Grease buildup
  • Slow draining

Commercial drain cleaning

  • Clogged commercial sinks
  • Clogged commercial restrooms
  • Clogged floor drains
  • High-pressure water jetting
  • Sewer line repair and replacement
  • Learn more about our commercial plumbing services

Sewer line blockage

  • Inspection and diagnosis
  • Home clean-outs
  • Replacement or repair

Outdoor drain cleaning

  • Downspout cleaning
  • Outdoor plumbing
  • Sewer damage

Bathroom drain cleaning

  • Clogged showers and tubs
  • Clogged toilets
  • Clogged bathroom sinks

Sewer line repair

  • Old, failing pipes
  • Damaged or cracked pipes
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Patching or replacement

A Clogged Sewer Line Can Be Hazardous to Health

Every home and commercial building has a sewer drain that transports gray and black water to the city’s municipal sewer system. Clogged sewer lines could be caused by build-up or debris caught in the pipe. Sewer line damage can spew unsanitary wastewater back into your residence or business, which is frustrating and also potentially dangerous to your health.

Common Causes of Sewer Line Blockages:

  • Mineral build up over time
  • Grease, sludge and dirt
  • Foreign objects
  • Rocks or tree roots
  • Pipe damage
  • Ground shifting

Boston Standard Diagnoses, Unclogs and Repairs Clogged Drains

If any of your drains are running slow, clogged or in need of repair, call Boston Standard Company to service your Eastern Massachusetts home or business. We travel with a fully stocked truck of supplies so we can get your pipes—and life—flowing smoothly again as soon as possible.

Our expert plumbers arrive quickly to assess, inspect and diagnose the problem. We carry plumbing snakes, augers and other tools to clear foreign objects or debris from the pipes. If a sewer line suffers from structural damage, it may need repair or replacement. If so, our fully licensed and insured professionals can walk you through that process to get your building back to complete functionality.

Emergency Drain Cleaning and Sewer Line Services

If your drains or sewer lines are past the point of slowing down and are fully backing up, this is a plumbing emergency. Wastewater from a blocked sewer line can overflow into your home or business, causing unsanitary conditions and potential property damage.

Boston Standard is on call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for any emergency drain issues that might arise. We identify the full magnitude of the problem to determine the best course of action, whether that’s snaking the drain, repairing a damaged pipe or even replacing a failed system.

Signs of a possible sewer line stoppage:

clogged sewer pipes

Foul odors and unpleasant smells.

wastewater overflowing from drain

Grey wastewater overflowing from the drain.

skin irritation from sewer leak

Allergies, skin irritation or other health issues.

We Set the Standard for Sewer & Drain Services in Boston

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THE ULTIMATE IN SKILL AND SAFETY

Rest assured your home or business is safe and in competent hands when you hire Boston Standard. We carry multiple professional plumbing licenses and twice the legal minimum of liability insurance. We’re registered as a master plumbing, gas-fitting and sheet metal corporation and as a plumbing corporation with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our pros finish projects on time and above code—the Boston Standard way.

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Unlimited Plumbing Service and Support

When a clogged drain floods your basement, amateurs are the last people you want on the scene. That’s why Boston Standard is here for you 24/7 all year-round. We’ll respond immediately to minimize risk and damage and to restore your plumbing so you can go back to focusing on what’s important in your life. With Boston Standard just a phone call away at all times, plumbing emergencies can be the last of your worries, especially with our Peace of Mind Service Plan.

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Guaranteed Comfort and Security

We bring the skill to get the job done right the first time and are confident in guaranteeing your comfort and security. Our warranties cover all repair work we perform. If our work doesn’t meet the Boston Standard, we’ll fix it free of charge. That’s our promise to you.

We Set the Standard for Sewer & Drain Services in Boston

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The Ultimate in Skill and Safety

Rest assured your home or business is safe and in competent hands when you hire Boston Standard. We carry multiple professional plumbing licenses and twice the legal minimum of liability insurance. We’re registered as a master plumbing, gas-fitting and sheet metal corporation and as a plumbing corporation with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our pros finish projects on time and above code—the Boston Standard way.

24 hr support icon

Unlimited Plumbing Service and Support

When a clogged drain floods your basement, amateurs are the last people you want on the scene. That’s why Boston Standard is here for you 24/7 all year-round. We’ll respond immediately to minimize risk and damage and to restore your plumbing so you can go back to focusing on what’s important in your life. With Boston Standard just a phone call away at all times, plumbing emergencies can be the last of your worries, especially with our Peace of Mind Service Plan.

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Guaranteed Comfort and Security

We bring the skill to get the job done right the first time and are confident in guaranteeing your comfort and security. Our warranties cover all repair work we perform. If our work doesn’t meet the Boston Standard, we’ll fix it free of charge. That’s our promise to you.

Customers Agree: Boston Standard Is the Plumbing Company You Can Count On.
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The previous owner installed the boiler to our rental unit with no drain, vent, or skim. Boston Standard has put all these on so that we can properly maintain the boiler.

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Both times out they were polite, approachable & professional – Not pushing up-sells, just what they found, what they need & suggestions from there – You actually just get someone knowledgeable out to fix the problem you are having for a change.

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Boston Standard Company Plumbing Service Area

Boston Standard Company is a local, family owned and operated company offering plumbing services to the home and business owners of the Eastern Massachusetts Area. We specialize in commercial & residential plumbing repair, maintenance and installation; 24/7 emergency plumbing repair service; sewer and drain service; and water heater services. We’re proud to serve our community with the highest possible standard of plumbing work—the Boston Standard.

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Boston Area

  • Allston
  • Boston
  • Brighton
  • Charlestown
  • Dorchester
  • Downtown Boston
  • East Boston
  • Jamaica Plain
  • Mattapan
  • North End
  • Roslindale
  • Roxbury
  • South Boston
  • South End
  • West Roxbury

Outside Boston

  • Arlington
  • Braintree
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Canton
  • Chelsea
  • Malden
  • Medford
  • Milton
  • Newton/Chestnut Hill
  • Quincy
  • Somerville
  • Watertown
  • Weymouth

Answers to Common Sewer & Drain Cleaning Questions

Q: How do plumbers clear blocked drains?

Homeowners will often first use plungers or chemical drain cleaners to try and clear a blocked drain. If this doesn’t work, the clog may be further down the pipe. In this case, a plumber may be called in to use specialized equipment, such as a drain snake, to clear the blockage. A drain snake can be manual or motorized, and uses a small auger that enters the pipe directly to clear the obstruction. If this doesn’t clear the problem, high-pressure water jetting may be needed.

Q: How do you know if your sewer line is clogged?

There are a few telltale signs that your sewer line may be obstructed or failing, including:

• Stench of sewage
• Dirty water backing up
• Strange gurgling noises
• Water bubbling
• Slow draining
• Lawn sinking or failing
• Varying water levels in toilet
• Leaking pipes
• Standing water
• Mold growth
• Flooding
• Increase in water bill
• Rodent infestation

Q: When do you need to replace your sewer line?

Sewer pipes may be in need of replacement when they become too old and corroded to function properly. If a pipe is cracked or damaged and cannot be effectively patched, it may need to be replaced. Sewer lines can also become damaged when tree roots or bushes intrude upon the piping. Improper disposal of large human items down a toilet or drain could also cause potential structural damage to the pipe.

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