When you’re searching for a trusted Hampton Bays “plumber near me” for emergency plumbing repairs, you need someone who understands your sense of urgency. We offer our emergency services for a good reason. Even when you call a licensed contractor, you can’t rely on them to be on-call for emergency situations. However, you can depend on Mr. Rooter Plumbing of the Hamptons, who prioritizes your safety and comfort.
Whether you need an emergency repair or replacement service, we are your first-choice plumbing company for a reason.
Hot Water Heater Services
We all rely on an efficient hot water heater for cleaning purposes, but did you know that your water heater uses the most of your home's energy aside from your HVAC system? It makes perfect sense because it keeps between 36 and 46 gallons of water hot throughout the day. It's another piece of plumbing that you take for granted easily, but even water heaters run into issues over time.
If you experience mineral deposits in your pipes, that’s because Long Island has moderate to hard water, which also affects water tanks. To minimize minerals and sediments from settling at the bottom, all tanks are equipped with an anode rod that attracts unwanted minerals. They corrode over time and need to be replaced. Another important maintenance requirement is tank flushing at least once a year.
Signs You Need Hot Water Heater Repair
- Rust in your hot water supply.
- Decreased water pressure.
- Leaks around the tank.
- Clogged drain valve.
- The pilot light keeps going out.
Of course, there are also indications that your unit is reaching old age and doesn’t perform as well as it used to. This is when it’s most susceptible to breaking down. Hot water tanks typically last up to 15 years, depending on how well you look after them. If yours starts showing signs of deterioration after 10 years, we recommend calling a professional plumber. Hampton Bays homeowners should consider a replacement service to get long-term benefits.
Alternatively, we install and repair tankless water heaters. Feel free to call our office team for more information.
Sump Pump Services
Living in a flood-prone area has more and more Hampton Bays property owners taking preventive measures to protect their property. A sump pump has two main functions:
- Keeps basement dry from moisture and potential flooding.
- It connects to your perimeter drain (weeping tile) that is built around your home to protect your foundation from excess rain. A sump pump provides additional support in redirecting stormwater away from your home via a discharge pipe.
Installing a sump pump involves digging a pit and properly placing the pump. Submersible and pedestal pumps are the most common types that Hampton Bays plumbers install. These units are equipped with switch floats that react sensitively to rising water levels. Once the sensor activates, the unit begins pumping away excess water.
If you have an existing sump pump in place that is in working order, we recommend scheduling an inspection with an experienced plumber. Hampton Bays homeowners will benefit from an annual inspection before the storm season begins. Since switch floats are highly sensitive and prone to jamming and clogging, it’s best to make sure there are no obstructions. When the system kicks in, it usually makes a small noise that ensures it is operating properly. However, if you haven’t heard it start for a while, despite rainy days, call your Hampton Bays plumber right away.
Pro Tip: To further enhance your protection from a potential basement flood, we recommend installing a backwater valve on your sewer line. In the event of heavy rain, your sewer line, as well as the city sewer might get so overloaded that a sewer backup is triggered. When that happens, raw sewage could get pushed back into your residential lateral and back up your basement floor. A backwater valve will detect the backup, close its flap, and thus stop sewage from overflowing your home.
Sewer Line Services
Sewer pipe issues are probably every homeowner’s most dreaded nightmare, but not if you keep up with preventative maintenance that includes inspections and sewer cleaning. Most of Hampton Bays’ soil is sandy and drains well, which means that the risks of extreme soil shifting are rarer than in other regions with more clay-like soil.
Residential sewer laterals are typically installed six feet below your home in a slightly sloped trench, so it effectively sends your wastewater to the city sewer. If you ever experience plumbing disruptions like clogged drains, your sewer line could be to blame. Toilet issues like recurring clogs or foul odors wafting from your bathtub sink indicate a potential sewer backup.
One of our qualified plumbers in Hampton Bays, NY, will perform a plumbing diagnosis and inspection to quickly identify the problem. The way they access your sewer lateral is via the cleanout (sewer trap), which is often situated outside your home or in your basement. The sooner we can provide you with a diagnosis, the sooner we'll be able to move on to repair solutions.
How Do You Repair Sewer Lines?
Broken pipes underground or behind concrete walls—how to repair them without excavating and digging up your beautiful landscaping? Thankfully, there is the trenchless technology that allows licensed plumbers in Hampton Bays to repair hidden lines without causing damage and disruptions.
Suppose your sewer line requires leak repair due to tree root intrusion. In that case, your emergency plumber in Hampton Bays NY will use the hydro jet to clear out the pipe first and then determine the two trenchless repair methods:
- Pipe Lining: This repair method involves installing an inflatable, epoxy-soaked liner inside your existing pipe. It will cure in place and restore your sewer’s original functions.
- Pipe Bursting: This method includes drilling an insertion and reception hole, so we can use hydraulics to burst the existing pipe and replace it with a new one.
Which repair method our Hampton Bays plumber will use highly depends on your existing sewer line's condition. The only time pipe lining is not suitable is when you have experienced a sewer collapse or you have an outdated cast iron pipe that is severely damaged and corroded. This is when leaking pipes require urgent replacement services.