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.  Most recently I designed a system for monitoring toilet water usage for large multi-tenant complexes.  After years of 12 hour days at the computer only able to look at the great outdoors, my wife convinced me to start NorthWest Drains as a way to serve the local community and get outdoors with Essie, our Golden Retriever.


Sewer and Drain Cleaning, Septic Inspections, Septic System Maintenance and Repair

Just some of the services we offer


Sewer and Drain Cleaning

You’re a busy person — don’t let plumbing problems get in your way. There are a plethora of reasons problems can occur, and NorthWest Drains has the proper equipment and experience to locate, repair and/or replace the issue quickly and effectively. Call us to take care of 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 failures 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 piece of mind that your system is operating correctly.

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Hydro Jetting

High pressure water jetting uses high velocity water pressure to literally blast through heavy waste blockages in sewer and drain lines. Typically restaurants and other commercial establishments require sewer jetting, due to the size of their lines and frequent usage. Grease is often the reason for such blockages.

Hydro jetting has the velocity and power to break through the toughest of blockages and scours the full diameter of the pipe. Hydro jetting is a more effective way to break through pliable obstructions such as grease; sand, pebbles, mineral deposits, and general waste build up. Where cable machines usually push through obstructions, Hydro- jetting thoroughly cleans and flushes the debris out of the drainpipe.

Short of replacing your pipes, Hydro-jetting is the most effective way to clear your pipes of blockages without causing damage to the surrounding area and infrastructures.


Video Inspection

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


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.


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.  Call and Essie and I can come get your system inspected.

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Northwest Drains is the best if you have septic issues. My septic was slowing and I needed it fixed in order to sell my home. Steve and his crew got the job done. We had tree roots blocking some of the drain lines. They were patient and determined to get the job done. Excellent customer service! And kudos to Essie(golden retiever) who hangs out at the jobsite. She's awesome too!
Thanks guys! You're the best!

David M
Google Review


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

Andy T - Yelp Review


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