About Us

My name is Steve Smith, no really. I spent 35 years as an Electrical Engineer designing missile systems, medical equipment, communications systems and WiFi systems.
After years of 12 hour days at the computer, only able to look at the great outdoors, my wife Kristin convinced me to start NorthWest Drains as a way to serve the local community and get outdoors with Essie, our Golden Retriever.

Why Choose Us

Professional and Friendly Drain and
Septic Services

Expert &


Best Quality



Serving Port Angeles and Sequim

Services We Offer

Sewer and Drain Cleaning

You’re a busy person — don’t let plumbing problems get in your way. There are any number of reasons problems can occur. NorthWest Drains has the proper equipment and experience to: clear clogged drains, locate why and where the issue is occurring, and make any necessary repairs quickly and effectively. Call us to take care of all your Drain Cleaning needs today.

Septic System Maintenance and Repair

NorthWest Drains can handle all of your septic system maintenance and repair issues. We are experts at diagnosing septic system problems and failures. Most septic system problems are due to lack of maintenance. The majority of them can be repaired without the need to put in a new septic system. Give us a call if you are having problems or if you just want the peace of mind that your system is operating correctly.

Septic System Inspections

In Washington state, every septic system is required to be periodically inspected. NorthWest Drains is licensed to perform septic inspections in Clallam County. Give us a call and Essie and I will come get your system inspected.

Septic System Locating

Many septic systems on our area are not mapped or recorded anywhere. Using high tech locating transmitters, we can locate and map out your septic system. We can even find systems buried under your driveway.

Hydro Jetting

High pressure water jetting uses high velocity water pressure to literally blast through heavy waste blockages in sewer and drain lines. Hydro jetting has the ability to clear blockages quickly, cut roots from inside the lines and clean the full diameter of the pipe. Traditional snakes may get the drains flowing but don’t clean the entire pipe and clogs may reoccur.
Hydro jetting has the velocity and power to break through the toughest of blockages and scours the full diameter of the pipe.

Sewer Line Repair

Whether you’re on septic or City sewer, NorthWest Drains are experts at diagnosing and correcting drainage problems because it’s what we do every day. We will clear the drains and identify if there are any systemic problems. We can also make any required repairs.

Our Blog

Latest Blog & Articles

Failed Septic System

November 26, 2022

No this is not a very shallow well! This is a failed septic system drain field. The customer stated that the toilet was plugged and backing up into the shower.


Video Inspection

A high quality video inspection of your sewer and drain lines is the only way to really know what is going on underground. We’ve saved our customers thousands of dollars in unnecessary repairs because we show them exactly what is going on in the underground pipes.

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Kind Words from Our Customers

“Took advantage of the 20% off coupon. Steve was on time, friendly and tidy. Very reasonably priced. We will use Northwest Drains again if the need arises.”


A HUGE shout-out to Steve and Mike from Northwest Drains for their rapid response when our grinder pump alarm went off! Had to use a “bucket” for two days as we couldn’t run any water, take showers, etc.


“Called Steve on a Saturday evening and came on a Sunday morning. On time. Very efficient and had filter cleaned and re installed quickly. Would highly recommend.”


“Steve Smith is extremely professional and knowledgeable! He was very honest and fair and I would highly recommend him!”


“Steve Smith is extremely professional and knowledgeable! He was very honest and fair and I would highly recommend him!”

Karen R

Steve Smith is our new hero. Snow was deep on Friday morning and weekend guests were coming. We called Steve after my DIY efforts failed. He came by 10 AM and worked tirelessly until the job was completed at 5 PM. The job was completed and charges were very reasonable. And he remained in good spirits during all this time.

Jim M

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