Austin Clogged Drain Repair
Services & Tips from Mr. Rooter® Plumbing
When your sink’s drains become clogged, it can negatively impact your hygiene and house chores. Obstructions in your drainage systems can cause unsightly rings of residue in your sinks and bathtubs. Some clogs might even make a foul smell carry through your home, ruining your relaxation. Most importantly, severe clogging not only diminishes your quality of living but can also endanger you and your family’s health, depending on what drain is clogged.
At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Austin, our team of professional plumbers is here to make sure you don’t have to endure the nuisance of plumbing backups due to clogged drains. We are standing by to tackle anything your home’s plumbing system throws at us at any time. Clogging problems won’t wait for a convenient time to strike. That’s why we provide emergency plumbing services to our customers in Austin.
For fast and effective plumbing solutions in Austin, call Mr. Rooter Plumbing at (512) 298-4916 today.
Do You Have a Clogged Drain?
Sometimes pipes that have not been maintained can accumulate substantial grime and buildup over the years. Hair, grease, rust, and mineral deposits can form accumulations that can corrode your plumbing, leading to severe pipe damage and a clog. When you experience drainage issues, you should reach out to our professional plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Austin.
To tell if your draining system is clogged, look for the following signs:
- Water backs up from sink drains
- Liquid starts pooling around shower drains
- Water pools before slowly dissipating
- Toilet begins bubbling when using the sink
- Drains gurgle after running the laundry or dishwasher
- The kitchen sink smells of old, rotten food
- The smell of sewage starts emanating from multiple drains
The signs of a clog are not always going to be obvious, though, as you can tell from this list of subtle warning signs. Even if you pay close attention to your home’s drains, there could be a clog forming down the line, or one that has already formed. When you let us handle your clogged drains, you can just sit back and let experienced plumbers use industry-grade tools and training to identify and break apart clogs, wherever they might be in your plumbing system. Our parts and workmanship are always guaranteed, so you don’t have to worry about a thing!
How Do You Clear Clogged Drains?
Some clogs are simple enough to handle on your own, while others require an experienced plumbing professional to resolve. Before calling a plumber, you can try to see if you can take care of the issue by plunging your drain.
To plunge your drain, follow these steps:
- For double kitchen sinks, use a wet rag to plug one drain
- For bathroom sinks, plug the overflow hole
- Partly fill the sink with water
- Use a cup plunger to plunge the open drain
- Remove the plunger and repeat if necessary
We also advise that you do not run any water down the drain if the clog is resisting plunging. You may only be contributing to the problem. You should also stop flushing the toilet if it is clogged. You do not need to shut off the water to a clogged appliance, though. Just stop using it while the problem persists.
Drain Cleaning in Austin
The drains in your home go through a lot in an average day. Everything from hair and grease to dirt and oil can end up down the drain. Eventually, it all adds up to a bad clog and bigger problems. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Austin, we are proud to offer affordably priced and always reliable drain cleaning services to homeowners throughout Austin. Using our HydroScrub® technology, we can quickly unclog and clear virtually any drain on your property, so you can get back to enjoying your home without the worry of a drain backflow causing serious problems.
Schedule your Austin drain cleaning service by calling (512) 298-4916 now.
Types of Drains We Can Clear & Clean
Across the years, Mr. Rooter® Plumbing has helped millions of customers deal with tricky plumbing problems, including drain clogs and damages. We have seen just about everything you can imagine when it comes to drain work, so you know your job won’t surprise us. Our experience also means we keep our vehicles stocked with drain cleaning equipment – like snake cams and rooters – so we can get to work right away on fixing your drain.
Give us a call at (512) 298-4916 for help with:
- Kitchen drains: Most drain clogs that happen in the home occur in the kitchen. Putting the wrong type of food into the garbage disposal can cause significant damage in no time.
- Bathroom drains: We are also called out to work on bathroom drains quite often. Hair, soap scum, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, and more all contribute to serious bathroom clogs.
- Garage or basement drains: If your garage, basement, or utility room has a floor drain, then it will need maintenance quite often. Otherwise, dirt and debris swept and washed away can form a clog down there.
- Sewer drains: Few things are worse than a sewer drain clog, which can cause hazardous wastewater to flow back into your home. Call us right away if you need sewer drain services!
The bottom line is our team from Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Austin knows how to fix any clogged drain in your home. Why turn to anyone else when our trusted plumbers can do it all?
Request a job estimate on a drain cleaning service for your Austin property today.
Camera Inspections See All Clogs
One of our favorite plumbing tools we use to spot clogs in drainage systems is our rooter camera, also called a snake cam. Our trained plumbers can navigate the camera down the drain, carefully looking for any signs of trouble that could result in a clog later. Of course, we can also use the camera to spot the clog — once we hit an unexpected wall of grime, gunk, and other debris, we’ve found it!
When the clog has been identified by our camera, we note how far the camera was fed before stopping. This process lets us easily locate where in your plumbing the clog is stuck, just in case we have to do extra work like repiping to clear it.
Hydro Jetting in Austin
We hear it all the time from our drain cleaning customers in Austin: Traditional pipe snaking isn’t doing the job. They’re tired of using their plungers. They need a solution that keeps pipes clean and clear – for longer. That’s why Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Austin offers HydroScrub® – the most effective method of residential drain and sewer cleaning available.
How does HydroScrub® work?
HydroScrub® is an advanced system that consists of a large water tank, a high-pressure hose and high-strength nozzle, and a machine that pressurizes water and controls the flow. Our technician inserts the nozzle into an opening in your plumbing that provides access for debris removal. Once activated, the pressure created by the nozzle causes it to pull itself through the pipe. Propelled forward by immense water pressure, HydroScrub® works its way upstream, clearing the path for debris to easily flow away into the sewer.
Why HydroScrub® surpasses conventional cable methods
Unlike conventional cable methods – plumbing snakes, for example – HydroScrub® prevents future problems. Snakes don’t always remove the source of the clog, instead pushing through the path of least resistance to open small holes through blockages; often deposits such as soap residue or grease are left behind, and quickly begin re-collecting paper and other material to form the next clog. HydroScrub® does snakes can’t: It clears the line of clog-makers like grease and soap to leave a clean that will last.
The best way to prevent clogs is to stop them before they start. We recommend a HydroScrub®drain cleaning.to return your plumbing to a completely clear, like-new condition. As some future buildup is inevitable, we also recommend ongoing, scheduled cleanings. In the meantime, follow these simple tips to help keep your system clear:
- When possible, place fat, grease, oil, and other food matter into the garbage – not the sink drain
- Use BioChoiceES® Green Drain Cleaner to eliminate food, grease and hair build-up
- Flush nothing but toilet paper down your toilet
- Add drain strainers to kitchen and bathroom drains, and clean them regularly
You don’t have to suffer the stress of repeated clogs and possible water damage. Instead call Mr. Rooter, and we’ll defeat those clogs with a powerful hydro jetting in Austin.
Emergency Clog Removal
Clogs and other plumbing emergencies can strike at any time. That’s why Mr. Rooter of Austin is available 24 hours a day. If you find yourself having to call us regularly to clear your clogs, chances are good that you and your home could benefit from a drain cleaning service.
Austin’s Unpredictable Weather Problem
By many meteorological classifications, Austin is actually on the southern edge of Tornado Alley. Although seeing a tornado in the region is thankfully rare, thunderstorms are not. Looking at a history of the region’s weather and precipitation, it becomes clear that it is not easy to predict when rain will fall in sheets over Austin.
To stay ahead of rough weather, you should schedule a drain cleaning service from Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Austin as soon as you see a drainage problem on your property. Otherwise, you could get blindsided by a thunderstorm that causes your property to flood due to a clogged drain.
Reach Out to Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Austin for Quality Plumbing Services
For efficient, effective, and affordable plumbing solutions, Austin residents come to us first and foremost. Our workmanship is guaranteed, so you can rest assured that your plumbing problems have a lasting solution. Our team of experienced plumbing specialists will work with your schedule and guide you through the issues affecting your plumbing system.
Call us at (512) 298-4916 or contact us online to request an estimate of our services.