our mission

To provide quality, same day sewer & drain cleaning services at affordable prices to our present and future customers.

Knowledgeable service technicians, modern technology, friendly staff and a great Midwestern work ethic help us ensure that we exceed the expectations of our customers, day and night.


After a successful career installing signage across the US, Dean Owen was ready to settle into a job that would give him more time at home with his wife and two children. He began working for a local sewer & drain cleaning company in Des Moines, got a few years under his belt and heard about a competitor closing for retirement.

On Tax Day in 1997, Dean purchased Affordable Drain and started on his journey as a small business owner. Day and night, as customers called about their clogged drains, they were greeted by Dean to help solve their issue.

1999 welcomed an additional employee, the company’s first commercial hydro-jetting unit and the first expansion of services to include hydro-jetting, televising and line locating.

In 2008, a larger all-weather jetting unit was added, which meant the company could now begin helping agricultural and municipal customers with ultra high-pressure hydro-jetting across Iowa. This brought forth a new name, Affordable Drain - Jet Surge of Iowa.

By 2017, Dean’s daughter April was running the office full-time so Dean and the team could finally focus on what they do best; and the business grew exponentially.

Today, we go by JetSurge. We joke it was because Affordable Drain-JetSurge of Iowa was a mouthful. But really, the refresh was a way for us to streamline our process for customers with a new website, paperless invoicing and some other exciting additions we can’t wait to roll out in 2020.


Clogged drain got you down?

We offer free phone estimates to determine the service that’s right to get you flowing.



dean owen

Father of 2, Grandfather of 4 and lover of the open road.

Dean still hops in a truck every now and then to help out, though he fancies himself semi-retired.

So if you see him out and about, give him a hard time. And remind him there’s always a clogged drain somewhere that needs fixing