FB pixel
Check Out These Unbeatable Deals Before They're Gone!
Sunset Heating & Cooling - Logo

Experience the Sunset Plumbing Difference!

Welcome to Sunset, your trusted drain cleaning specialists serving Portland, Oregon, and the neighboring areas. When it comes to maintaining a smoothly running home, our team is dedicated to providing top-notch drain cleaning services tailored to your specific needs.

Whether you need emergency unclogging, routine maintenance, or comprehensive drain inspections, you can count on us for reliable solutions that keep your plumbing system flowing efficiently year-round.

We’re staffed by the most experienced and qualified plumbers in the area that offer premium electrical service. We ensure 100% satisfaction with every project.

(503) 500-5866

At Sunset Heating & Cooling, we understand that clogged drains and sewers can bring your household to a standstill. Serving Portland, OR, and the surrounding areas, our expert team utilizes cutting-edge camera monitoring devices and advanced cleaning equipment to accurately locate and diagnose any sewer or drain issues. This allows us to recommend the most effective solution, saving you time, avoiding unnecessary digging, and reducing costs.

Our professional drain cleaners are equipped to repair main sewer lines up to 200 feet in length. We can service and unclog all types of drain and sewage pipes, including:

  • Sewer Main Lines: Ensuring the main artery of your plumbing system is clear and functioning.
  • Kitchen Drains: Removing food waste and buildup to keep your kitchen running smoothly.
  • Shower or Tub Drains: Clearing hair, soap scum, and other debris that can cause slow drains.
  • Basement Floor Drains: Preventing water buildup and potential flooding.
  • Bathroom Sink Drains: Ensuring your sink drains efficiently without backups.
  • Blocked Toilets: Quickly addressing toilet clogs to restore functionality.
  • Grease Removal: Eliminating grease blockages that can disrupt your entire plumbing system.

At Sunset Heating & Cooling, our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction means that we handle every job with precision and care. Trust us to get your plumbing back in working order swiftly and efficiently, so you can get back to your daily routine with minimal disruption.

Book an Appointment




    Valid only on Repair charges, not valid on Service Plans, Trip charges or Diagnostic charges.



    Understanding Drain Cleaning

    Drain cleaning involves the removal of stubborn clogs and blockages to ensure optimal wastewater flow. Here are key aspects of this essential service:

    Routine Maintenance: Regularly scheduled drain cleaning prevents clogs and maintains optimal flow. Depending on usage, annual or bi-annual cleaning is typically recommended.

    Signs You Need Drain Cleaning: Slow-draining sinks, gurgling noises, foul odors, and water backups indicate that you need drain cleaning. Ignoring these signs can lead to more serious plumbing problems.

    Methods of Drain Cleaning: Different methods, including snaking, hydro-jetting, and chemical cleaning, are used based on the severity of the clog and the type of pipes in the system.

    Professional vs. DIY Cleaning: While DIY methods exist, hiring a professional is recommended. Professionals have the necessary equipment and expertise to safely and effectively remove clogs.

    What to Expect During a Professional Drain Cleaning Session

    When scheduling a professional drain cleaning session with Sunset Heating & Cooling, it’s essential to know what the process entails. From the initial inspection to the final checks, understanding each step will help you appreciate the thoroughness and effectiveness of professional service. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect during your appointment.

    Pre-Cleaning Assessment

    Before starting any drain cleaning service, our professional plumbers conduct a pre-cleaning assessment to identify the underlying cause of the problem. This assessment involves inspecting the drain, related sewer line, main sewer line, and the whole household sewer system (if needed), with a video camera to locate and determine the extent of the drain blockage and evaluate the drain’s condition for any damage or deterioration.

    After the assessment, we provide a detailed report of our findings and recommend the best course of action, including a cost breakdown and estimated timeline for the completion of the work.

    The Drain Cleaning Process

    Here is what you can expect during a typical professional drain cleaning service:

    Initial Inspection: A plumber uses specialized tools, such as a camera, to inspect the inside of your pipes and identify blockages or damage.

    Cleaning Method Selection: Based on the inspection, the plumber selects the appropriate cleaning method, such as:

    • Motorized Auger: A flexible cable with a corkscrew-like tip breaks up clogs and debris.
    • Hydro Jetting: High-pressure water blasts away blockages and buildup.
    • Chemical Cleaners: These can dissolve hair, soap scum, and other organic materials causing clogs.

    Execution of Cleaning: The plumber uses the chosen method to break up and remove the blockage, restoring proper flow to your drains.

    Final Inspection: After cleaning, the plumber performs a final inspection to ensure the blockage is completely removed and the pipes are clear.

    Post-Cleaning Care Tips

    After the professional cleaning service is completed, we strongly advise you to follow these tips to prevent future clogs and maintain optimal flow:

    • Avoid Pouring Grease: Do not pour grease, oil, or fat down the drain as they can solidify and cause blockages.
    • Use a Drain Strainer: Catch hair, food particles, and other debris before they enter the drain.
    • Run Hot Water: After each use, run hot water down the drain for a few minutes to flush out any remaining debris.
    • Avoid Chemical Cleaners: These can damage pipes and harm the environment. Use a natural drain cleaner like baking soda and vinegar instead.
    • Schedule Regular Cleanings: Regular professional services prevent clogs and maintain optimal flow.

    When Should You Call a Professional Plumber for Drain Cleaning Services?

    To begin with, it’s important to note the two biggest mistakes homeowners typically make when it comes to drain cleaning. These are:

    1. Delaying a call to a professional plumber for drain cleaning, which can lead to costly repairs.
    2. Relying on temporary fixes instead of addressing the root cause of the clog.

    Recognizing early signs and addressing them promptly can make a significant difference. So, when should you call us?

    Regular plumbing maintenance should include an annual inspection, but sometimes you may need a drain cleaning unexpectedly, depending on what goes down your pipes. Issues like foreign objects in the toilet or excess food in the kitchen sink can necessitate a plumber’s intervention.

    Here are some signs that indicate it’s time to call a plumber for a drain cleaning:

    • Odors from your drains
    • Water backing up
    • Gurgling noises
    • Frequent clogs
    • Slow drains

    When you run your sink or shower, the water should drain immediately. If it drains too slowly or not at all, you likely have a blockage that requires professional cleaning to restore proper flow.

    Prevention Is of the Essence

    Just like regular health check-ups, your plumbing system requires preventative care. Over time, grease, hair, and soap scum accumulate, leading to serious issues. Regular drain cleaning services from Sunset Heating & Cooling in Portland, OR, help spot and remove clogs before they worsen, ensuring your plumbing system remains in top condition.

    DIY vs. Professional Help

    While DIY methods like chemical cleaners or drain snakes might seem cost-effective, they often cause more harm than good, weakening pipes or causing leaks. Professional plumbers at Sunset Heating & Cooling use safe, effective tools like video cameras to inspect and clean drains without damaging your plumbing.

    Benefits of Choosing Professional Plumbers for Drain Cleaning

    • Advanced Tools and Techniques: Professionals use specialized equipment like video cameras and hydro-jetting to accurately diagnose and effectively clean drains.
    • Preventative Maintenance: Regular professional cleaning can prevent future clogged drains and extend the life of your plumbing system.
    • Safe and Effective Solutions: Avoiding harsh chemicals and DIY methods, professionals use safe and effective techniques to clear clogs without damaging your pipes.
    • Expertise and Peace of Mind: Trusting experienced plumbers ensures the job is done correctly, giving you peace of mind and protecting your home from potential plumbing disasters.

    Trust Sunset Heating & Cooling for all your drain cleaning needs, ensuring that every drain, drain line, and sewer pipe runs smoothly year-round.


    Maintenance Plans

    Regular maintenance is crucial to keeping your HVAC systems working efficiently and safely. When you sign up for our Sunset Service Plan, not only do you get an annual inspection and tune-up of your system, but you also have the added benefit of working with a team that knows your unit’s repair and maintenance history.

    • Visual Ductwork Inspection: ($79 Value)
    • Your Plan is transferable if you move to another home in the Portland area or given to buyer of home you are selling
    • 15% off any additional services or repairs
    • Peace of mind knowing that your HVAC system is in good hands.
    • Indoor Air Quality Evaluation: ($79 Value)
    • Plans start at as little as $16.50/ month for one unit.
    • Priority scheduling for any service
    • High Performance Tune-up.
    View Maintenance Plans

    Why Choose Us?

    When it comes to drain cleaning in Portland, OR, choosing the right professionals can make all the difference in maintaining the performance and longevity of your plumbing system.


    With years of experience in the plumbing industry, our technicians at Sunset Heating & Cooling possess extensive knowledge and training. From minor clogs to major blockages, we have the expertise to get the job done right the first time. We offer a wide range of drain cleaning services to address all your needs. Whether it’s a routine cleaning or an emergency blockage removal, our versatile services ensure your plumbing system remains in top condition throughout the year.


    Customer satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do. We strive to exceed expectations, providing a hassle-free and pleasant experience with each interaction. Plus, our services are tailored to enhance the efficiency of your plumbing system, potentially reducing your utility bills and environmental impact.

    Contact Sunset Heating & Cooling Today to Schedule Your Next Drain Cleaning Service

    Don’t let a clogged drain disrupt your home. Contact Sunset Heating & Cooling today for professional drain cleaning services in Portland, OR. Our experienced technicians use advanced tools and techniques to ensure your drains are clear and functioning efficiently. Whether it’s routine maintenance or an emergency, we’re here to help. Call us now to schedule your service and keep your plumbing system in top shape!

    Sunset - Over 100 seal

    Portland’s Trusted Heating and Cooling Company

    Are you looking for quality heating and air cooling services in the Portland area? Sunset Heating & Cooling has been a trusted name in the HVAC industry for decades! If you’re looking for a reputable AC and heating company that provides professional work and exceptional customer service for a fair price, you’ll find it here!

    When you need heating and air conditioning services in Portland, OR, you can always count on Sunset Heating & Cooling

    What Our Clients Say

    Ryan from Sunset Heating & Cooling was friendly, efficient, helpful and so pleasant to have in our home. A great company and wonderful service.

    - Kathi P.

    Jeremy was prompt and friendly. He did a great job of servicing our ac and explaining what he did. Great customer service!

    - Jennifer M.

    Jeremy was knowledgeable, personable, and took the time to explain things. Highly recommend his service.

    - Scott B.

    Many thanks for a great job of diagnosing, explaining and fixing our problem. We are very appreciative and will be happy to tell others.

    - Greg G.

    The Sunset team who sold and installed a new furnace and AC unit in my condominium were wonderful. They were knowledgeable, professional, thorough, respectful and friendly. They went the extra mile to be sure other residents were not impacted and I was happy. They took special care to leave no trace of their being here, except for new and vastly improved heating and cooling system.

    - Kaki B.

    Trusted Partners

    Daikin Comfort PRO
    Ruud PRO
    NW Natural