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Plumbing Services In The Hamptons | Clogged Drains

A plumber using a drain snake to clear a sink clog while providing services for clogged drains in The Hamptons.

All homeowners experience clogged drains at one time or another—even those in The Hamptons. Clogged drains not only impede your ability to use your plumbing system effectively and efficiently but can also result in backups if left unchecked for too long. Despite these serious repercussions, few plumbers are willing to fix clogged drains in the Hamptons as they prefer to focus their time on larger jobs such as pipe replacements and repairs. Our Hamptons plumbers are committed to serving local residents, no matter how big or small the issue.

If you need a service for clogged drains in the Hamptons reach out to our team today at 631-336-2134 . For more information on this service and answers to some of the common questions we receive about clogged drains, continue reading below.

Our Process For Clearing Hamptons Clogged Drains

If you have a clog in a sewer pipe, you can trust our insured and licensed plumbers to use the best cleaning methods available for your clog. Your service to deal with your clogged drains in the Hamptons begins when you reach out to us by phone or through our online contact form. Our team will take the time to listen to your concerns and come up with a game plan. We’ll try to come out as soon as we can to take a look, which may be the same day, depending on availability.

When we arrive at your home, we’ll usually take one or more steps to identify the location of your clog and remove it. These steps include a video camera inspection, snaking and HydroScrub® Jetting.

Video Camera Inspection

Our professional plumbers will use their extensive training and experience to determine your clog’s location, but if it’s not clear where the clog is or whether it’s a clog at all, they may suggest doing a video camera inspection.

Plumbing video cameras use the latest technology to produce high-resolution live video of the inside of your pipes. The camera is attached to the end of a long line, much like an auger. The line attaches to a monitor, allowing your plumber to see live video of the pipe as they push the auger through.

Sometimes, broken pipes clogged with tree roots are identified. In this circumstance, you’ll need both drain cleaning and pipe repair services to get your plumbing system back on track.

Drain Snaking

One of the more traditional ways to clear clogged drains in the Hamptons is by using a drain snake. Also known as drain augers, these devices are composed of long, flexible cables that extend down into your pipes. The consumer-grade snakes that you buy from your hardware store can help clear a soft clog close to your shower and sink drains, but professional augers used by plumbers are more effective at tackling hard clogs lower down.

Some of the different types of professional-grade and commercial-grade augers include:

  • Power augers
  • Toilet auger for toilet clogs
  • Manual and electric cable augers
  • Medium drain machines
  • Large drain machines

The tip of a drain snake may be cone-shaped, spear-shaped or corkscrew-shaped. A tough, compacted clog may be pushed through your sewer lines and into the city’s main sewer line with a professional power auger.

HydroScrub® Jetting

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of The Hamptons, clogged drains are usually cleared by our team using HydroScrub® Jetting technology. This system not only effectively clears your troublesome clog but also cleans out your pipes entirely, leaving them as clean as they were when you first got them—all without the use of harsh cleaners and chemicals!

The HydroScrub® Jetting system is composed of three main components: a large water tank, a heavy-duty hose and a high-strength nozzle. After inserting the nozzle into your drain, we’ll blast a staggering 3,500 PSI (pounds-force per square inch) of water through your drain lines. To put this into perspective, pressure washers at public car washes don’t typically produce a PSI over 1,200. HydroScrub® Jetting therefore delivers almost three times more pressure!

If you’re not the original owner of your home in The Hamptons, clogged drains are best removed with this jetting system. Not only will it clear away any clogs you have, but it will prevent clogs from forming again in the future—assuming you don’t dump anything you shouldn’t down your drains.

For Expert, Trustworthy Services For Clogged Drains, Choose Mr. Rooter

When you work with Mr. Rooter Plumbing of The Hamptons, clogged drains don’t stand a chance. Our experienced team of plumbers serve all areas within and around The Hamptons, including East Hampton and Hampton Bays. Whether you need repairs, replacements or maintenance plumbing services, our team has you covered.

Lots of plumbers within The Hamptons don’t do drain cleaning because they see this service as a waste of their time. As a locally owned and operated franchise, we’re in the business of serving our community rather than making the biggest profit we can. Whether you have a clogged drain or just want a preventative drain cleaning service, we can't wait to help you out.

Since setting up shop in The Hamptons, we’ve effectively cleared countless clogged drains within homes and businesses in the area. Our customers keep coming back to us for drain cleaning due to our commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience, 100% of the time. Some of the benefits of working with us compared to other plumbing companies include:

  • Upfront pricing and no overtime charges. You’ll know exactly what you’ll pay before your service begins so there are no surprises on your final invoice.
  • Workmanship and parts guarantee. For residential clients, we offer a 1-year warranty on replacement workmanship, a 30-day warranty on drain cleaning and a 90-day warranty on repair workmanship. For our commercial clients, we offer a 30-day workmanship warranty on services across the board. Gain peace of mind in knowing that your service will be done right!
  • Licensed and insured plumbing professionals. Plumbing issues are stressful enough without worrying about the competency of the stranger you’re allowing into your home. We hire only the best plumbers who are not only skilled at their trade but are also personable. They’ll show up for your service appointment on time, in uniform and with all the tools required to do the job right.

Still have questions about why you should choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of The Hamptons? Contact us today by phone at 631-336-2134 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Hamptons Clogged Drain FAQs

Can I Fix A Clogged Drain Myself?

Searching for “how to unclog a drain” will bring up a multitude of “hacks,” but we encourage you to exercise caution when trying these out in your home in The Hamptons. Clogged drains can occur for a variety of reasons and some DIY clog clearing methods can be ineffective for the clog type or even downright damaging to your pipes. To be safe, it’s best to stay away from these DIY clog-clearing methods:

  • Pouring boiling water or even hot water down the drain. If it’s a grease clog, this may help remove it, but if it’s not or the clog is very thick, the clog will trap the water. This can cause damage to PVC pipes.
  • Rinsing baking soda and vinegar down your sink. Contrary to popular belief, this won’t do anything other than waste a bunch of baking soda and vinegar.
  • Using chemical drain cleaners. Though chemical drain cleaners can be effective for removing clogs, they can cause your pipes to deteriorate. They’re also not eco-friendly and may harm fish and wildlife.

A couple of things that you can try include:

  • Using a drain snake. As mentioned, snakes purchased from your local hardware store aren’t as effective as professional-grade augers, but if the clog is soft and close to your sink, shower or toilet drain, they might do the trick. These devices don’t typically remove a clog, but rather poke a hole in it, so we still recommend hiring a professional for more effective, long-term removal.
  • Using an enzymatic cleaner. Enzymatic cleaners use enzymes to break down organic material in your pipes. They won’t harm your plumbing infrastructure or wildlife, but they’ll only work if your clog is made up of organic materials. Using this type of cleaning for regular drain cleaning in between professional drain cleaning appointments can help prevent major blockages.

What Are The Common Signs Of Clogged Drains In The Hamptons?

Without being able to see directly into your pipes, it can be difficult to determine what’s wrong with your plumbing system in your home in The Hamptons. Clogged drains tend to have symptoms that differ from leaking pipes. These symptoms include:

  • Slow drains
  • Gurgling sounds
  • Foul odors of sewage or rotting food
  • Sewage backups

If any of these problems are occurring, you can bet that you have a clog somewhere in your drain system. Preventative maintenance can prevent tough clogs from forming and help you avoid costly repairs.

What Are The Main Culprits Of Clogged Drains In The Hamptons?

The only things that should ever go down your drains are human waste, toilet paper, water and soap. Even soap can cause the buildup of soap scum inside of your pipes, eventually leading to a clog. Using liquid soap instead of bar soap can help reduce the amount of buildup that forms in your drains, but otherwise, a bit of soap scum is fairly unavoidable.

All other causes of clogged drains in the Hamptons are largely avoidable. Things that should never go down your drains include:

  • Fats, oils and grease. Acronymized by plumbers as FOG, these can form grease clogs in no time. If you were told that you could rinse oil and bacon grease down your drain as long as you did so slowly and with plenty of hot water, think again. It takes no time at all for the water to cool off as it descends your pipes, causing the grease to solidify and clog.
  • Food debris. This includes coffee grounds, eggshells and paste, even if you have a garbage disposal. As tedious as it may feel, you should thoroughly scrape all food debris into your compost bin or garbage can.
  • Feminine hygiene products. Wrap these up in toilet paper and place them in your trash bin.
  • Flushable wipes. Though these are marketed as ‘flushable,’ no research or experimentation supports this. We regularly find flushable wipes stuck in homeowners’ drain pipes in The Hamptons. Clogged drains result when toilet paper sticks to these wipes and creates an additional blockage.
  • Paper towel. You’ve seen the commercials in which a paper towel is used to wipe up a spill, wrung out and then used several times more before being thrown away. They’re not meant to break down like toilet paper and will readily clog your pipes.

How Can I Tell Where A Clog Is Located?

There are two places where a clog may be located in your plumbing system: in your drain pipes within your home and within the main lateral line beneath your property. All the sewer pipes inside of your home drain into this main lateral line. If you flush your toilet and hear gurgling coming from your shower or bathroom sink, you have a clog in your lateral line. Your floor drains may also overflow if the blockage is severe.

If a slow drain doesn’t seem to affect any of your other plumbing fixtures, you likely have a clog in one of the pipes within your home.

When Should I Call A Plumbing Professional For Clogged Drains In The Hamptons?

We strongly recommend calling our plumbers if you notice any issues with your residential or commercial plumbing in The Hamptons. Clogged drains, when severe, can cause a major sewer backup, resulting in wastewater overflowing into your home. Not only does this result in water damage on top of plumbing repairs, but you’ll also need to call in a remediation expert to rid your home of health-harming bacteria.

These types of repairs cost considerably more than a service designed to clear Hamptons clogged drains. Avoid plumbing emergencies by contacting us right away.

To Get Your Hamptons Clogged Drains Cleared Thoroughly And Safely, Contact Us Today!

A sink with water flowing down the drain smoothly after its clogged drain has been cleared.

To clear your clogged drains in The Hamptons and get things flowing smoothly again, contact our experienced, knowledgeable and customer-focused team today by phone at 631-336-2134 , and we’ll book you in for an inspection or service appointment at your earliest convenience!

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