In the old days dogs and rats were used for sewer cleaning.

drain cleaning dogIn the early years, before specialized equipment came along to help clean sewer piping, one unique approach for drain cleaning was practiced:

First a rat was caught and put in a cage which was set down in the invert of the sewer at a manhole.

Second, a rat terrier dog was put into the next downstream manhole with a tag line tied to it. When the dog sensed the presence of the rat, he would run up through the sewer towards the cage … dragging the tag line with him.

The dog was then lifted to the surface and the tag line used to pull through a rope — which, in turn, was used to insert heavier tools into the sewer pipe for drain cleaning.

Did you know in 1885 Chicago became the first city to have a comprehensive sewer system? That was the time PDM began as a full service hardware store, the Statue of Liberty came ashore in June from France and Coca Cola was invented.

PDM specializes in fast, reliable drain cleaning.

Foul odors or gurgling sounds coming from your drains? Slow drain or worried about tree roots and your old sewer pipes? From drain cleaning to preventative maintenance to video inspections to quality sewer cleaning and repairs, our team of drain professionals is on the job. You’ll receive expertise and state-of-the-art technology to provide you with the results you need right away. Let PDM get your drains flowing in the right direction, fast.

Your drain & sewer experts for homes or businesses.

You’ll be washing, rinsing and flushing again in no time. Whether you own a home, or own or manage commercial business, PDM has the knowledge and tools to get the job done right. ​​​​​

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From installing some of first sewer and drain lines in the area to creating safe drain cleaning solutions, PDM has seen and done it all with a proven 135 year track record.

Call the oldest drain cleaning team for help with any drain line problem including clogs, cracks, grease, even commercial roof drains. Phone 815-726-6264 for master drain cleaning in the greater Bolingbrook, Homer Glen, Joliet, New Lenox, Plainfield, IL area since 1885.

Why customers prefer the PDM drain and sewer cleaning team:

  • Masters of drains and sewers – we specialize in plumbing, drain and sewer services. Equipped to quickly detect and resolve any sewer or drain line problem.
  • Warranties and customer satisfaction – Honest, simple, reliable warranties that are among the best in the industry.
  • Respect for your home or business – We’re kinda of a neat freak. You can always expect us to protect your flooring while we’re at work and clean up.
  • Super service trucks – All of our trucks are loaded with drain snakes, pipe locators, high-pressure water jetting equipment, video inspection tools, root cutters, drain treatments, and all the other necessary tools to handle any job with ease and speed.
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    In 1957 Rudy Mahalik, Sr. invented this drain cleaning tool to improve safety and help us get you back to normal fast.

    Trusted service technicians – We undergo thorough training, background checks and random drug tests before we step foot in your home or place of business. We will always arrive in professional uniforms.

  • Educate, inform – We strive to keep you as informed as possible about what we find. You’ll know when we’re on our way, a photo of who is coming and short bio.
  • Flat-rate pricing – Our team charges by the job, not the hour. We’ll inspect the problem ourselves and offer an honest quote using our menu price book. No hidden fees or a low quote that changes at the end of your service. We have your back!
  • Planned maintenance – Monthly, quarterly, and yearly drain and plumbing maintenance programs are available. We even offer free on-site inspections as well as discounts for routine cleaning services.
  • Commercial roof drain service for repair, install and clean.

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