How much does a plumber charge to come unclog a drain?

I think that there is a sock or something clogging my sink drain. All chemical drain clearing products have not worked. Does anyone know how much it costs to have a plumber come to your house and fix this problem?? Better yet, does anyone know how to fix this problem??
15 Responses to “How much does a plumber charge to come unclog a drain?”
  1. Anthony Norman Said:

    about 70 dollars per hour flat rate.
    Go to home depot and buy a drain snake and do it your self.
    Then use the drain cleaner to flush out what is left.

  2. Damaris Farrington Said:

    I paid more than 200$ and that was 10years ago!

  3. Ramon Corbishley Said:

    i dont knoe but i heard they make good money so that means it costs lots, so probably around $20 an hour

  4. Jaeda212 Said:

    I will clean your pipes for free

  5. Lea Holliday Said:

    Hiring a plumber may be expensive but check out this Do It Yourself site. (Shown Below)

  6. Randy Kershaw Said:

    It depends where you live. I recently had a bad clog in my shower drain that I could not fix on my own and my plumber charged me $117 for his services. I am in the NY metro area though so everything is expensive.

  7. Kasen Crow Said:

    This one time, this plumber unblocked a certain drain but it wasn’t inanimate; in fact it was attached to his person.

  8. Kaitlin Goldthorpe Said:


    call a roto-rooter instead.

    BE VERY VERY CAREFUL doing it yourself. The acid from the stuff you put in the drain can build up pressure and when you open the pipes they can spray acid on your face/eyes. That is the #1 thing plumbers are cautious about.

  9. Yaretzi Court Said:

    You don’t need a plumber, you need a drain cleaner; roto-rooter, ask for the price before work begins, and about the guaranty, usually 65-70.

  10. Rex Popplewell Said:

    CLR Power Plumber – compressed air in a can. I’ve used it several times and it has always unclogged the drain. It is available at Ace Hardware stores.

  11. Anton Oakley Said:

    TOO MUCH! Do it your self. Go to Home Depot and ask what you should do. You can even rent the equipment that a plumber would use; a snake. They can show you how to use it too and it won’t cost you 40-80hr!

  12. Iris Cain Said:

    I am wondering how a sock could get down a small hole?

    Nonetheless – Wal-Mart sell a product in their plumbing department called Main Line Cleaner @ $10/ gallon

    have used it on sinks, bath tub, and even put a quart down the
    rain gutter – and it cleared that!

    works overnight – flush with hot water

    all the best !

  13. Akira Burnett Said:

    If you are handy around the house I would try to fix it yourself, plumbers can run between $70 to$90 per hr. Turn off the water to your house(There will be a spot in your yard that had a cover on it. Usually by the sidewalks) Look under your sink and just take off the pipe off to your sink. It will look somewhat like a Ushape. (see pic below) See if it is cleared out. If it is not then you will need to call the plumber

    You could also try taking a toliet plunger and plunging the sink to see if that clears anything up….I just dont see how a sock would fit down your sink drain

  14. Efrain Daniels Said:

    As for as how much it all depends where you live. Anywhere from fifty to ninety an hour. Maybe you can fix it yourself if it is just a sock. If the water backs up as soon as you put it in than you can probally take the p-trap apart under the sink. If it takes awhile to back up you’ll have to spring for a plumber.Good luck.

  15. Sergio Whalley Said:

    I just had this done yesterday and paid $75.00. I live in the midwest, NW Ohio.
    I did not use a plumber but selected a small company that specializes in drain cleaning.
    He used a ‘snake’ and went directly into the sink with it. took less than 15 minutes. The drain now works fine.

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