Before beginning The Hamptons drain cleaning at your appointment, your plumber may conduct a series of tests to identify the nature and extent of the problem. One way in which they may do this is with a video inspection. Inserting a camera at the end of a long, flexible cable into your pipes, they’ll be able to use live footage to see what’s happening in real time.
After pipe inspection, there are two main methods to clean your lines. Your drain service technician may use: drain snaking and pressure sewer jetting. Snaking your drains involves using a professional-grade auger (also known as a drain snake) to break up any difficult obstructions that may be present. There is a wide array of snake machines, including both manual and electric snake machines. Your expert plumber will choose the right machine for your project. Augers are generally inserted into your toilet, sink, bathtub or floor drains, but they may also be inserted into your sewer cleanout, which is a capped pipe that provides direct access to your sewer lines.
The second method, and generally the favorite method of homeowners and plumbers, is our HydroScrub® Jetting technology. Though augers can effectively get your wastewater flowing again, it’s impossible to remove the blockage entirely, especially if the blockage is compacted or sticky. Augers essentially poke a hole in the center of the clog, but the perimeter remains. In contrast, HydroScrub® Jetting uses high-pressure water to clean your pipes out entirely. This plumbing service therefore not only removes any existing blockages but prevents them and others from developing and returning. HydroScrub® Jetting is therefore really what our The Hamptons drain cleaning service is all about.
Top Causes Of Clogged Drains Requiring The Hamptons Drain Cleaning
As previously stated, clogged pipes are exceedingly common, but also highly preventable. The main cause of blocked pipes comes down to putting things down your drain that should be thrown into the garbage instead. Common culprits include:
- Cooking oil, grease, fat
- Coffee grounds
- Foreign objects
- Feminine hygiene products
- ‘Flushable’ wipes
- Soap scum from traditional bar soap
- Paper towels
- Overuse of toilet paper
The only things that should ever go down your drains are household cleaning products (such as dish soap and hand soap), a moderate amount of toilet paper, and wastewater.
Older homes are also susceptible to another cause of sewer clogs—tree roots. As building codes and standards for practice have changed over the decades, so have the materials used in commercial and residential plumbing. Because sewer pipes are buried deep beneath the ground and your home’s foundation, it is not feasible to replace your entire plumbing system with new materials. Instead, homeowners of older homes tend to replace pipes piecemeal as they deteriorate.
The first sign of a deteriorating pipe is the presence of tree roots, which naturally seek out nutrients and moisture within the soil. A cracked or corroded leaky pipe provides both of these. If a crack is present, you can bet that tree roots will find it and infiltrate the pipe. As they grow, they’ll block the line and prevent wastewater from accessing the main line, resulting in a blockage. Tree roots, therefore, indicate that not just clog removal is needed, but also a broken pipe repair or replacement.
Something many homeowners don’t realize is that clogged bathroom drains or kitchen sinks can cause a sewer backup. All waste lines in your home lead to your home’s lateral sewer lines, which are located deep beneath your property. Your sewer lateral connects to the main sanitary sewer line, where your household wastewater is transported to a wastewater treatment facility. That means that your toilet drain and kitchen drain all lead to the same place.
When a large blockage develops in this lateral line, the wastewater is unable to travel down to the main line. With nowhere else to go, it will remain in the drain and eventually flow backward. If you’re experiencing issues with your kitchen sink, you may have a blockage higher up, or you may have a blockage in the lateral line. Don’t risk the latter—get one of our professional plumbing experts in for drain cleaning in The Hamptons as soon as possible.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing Is Not Your Average Household Plumbing Company
Did you know that lots of plumbers in The Hamptons area won’t do drain cleaning? Known as a somewhat menial task by plumbing companies, many licensed plumbers prefer to stick to doing jobs that put more money in their pockets. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of The Hamptons, customer satisfaction is our first and foremost priority. We’re a locally owned and operated franchise, and as such, we believe in giving back to the hardworking residents within and beyond Suffolk County.
We’re here for all of your plumbing issues, no matter how big or small. By providing a fair price for service and parts upfront, not charging for overtime and providing excellent customer service through workmanship warranties, parts guarantees and friendly service, we’ve established a reputation as one of the most reliable and highest value-for-money plumbing companies in The Hamptons. We also proudly serve our neighbors in surrounding areas, including East Hampton, Hampton Bays, and beyond.
The Hamptons Drain Cleaning Service FAQs
How Can I Prevent A Sewer Backup With Drain Cleaning?
Sometimes our customers ask us how they can prevent needing sewer drain cleaning in the future. The short answer is preventative maintenance. Although you can’t prevent this issue entirely, you can reduce how often you need cleaning due to clogs. Prevent toilet clogs and other blockages by taking care not to flush or rinse anything down your pipes that don’t belong there.
That being said, drain cleaning in The Hamptons is the key to avoiding a sewer backup, which is an emergency situation. Eliminating drain cleaning entirely increases the chance of this unpleasant event occurring. Following a sewer backup, you’ll find yourself with additional bills for water damage and remediation for cleaning up wastewater that is full of bacteria harmful to human health. Most homeowners would rather take a few The Hamptons drain cleaning service appointments over a single messy backup.
That said, another culprit for backups could be caused by heavy rains. They can typically come with flash flood warnings and even overwhelm the city sewers. To ensure your wastewater doesn’t get pushed back into your home, we highly recommend that you get a backwater valve installation. Feel free to ask one of our Hamptons plumbers!
How Much Does Drain Cleaning in The Hamptons Cost?
Drain cleaning in The Hamptons is a relatively affordable plumbing service. However, because all clogs are different, we generally have to assess your lines before providing you with a cost estimate. If you don’t currently have any blockages that you know about but would like to have your pipes cleaned anyway, providing you with a quote will be fairly straightforward. That being said, pricing can vary depending on:
- Drain accessibility
- Cost of labor
- Supply chain shortages at the time of service
- And more
We’ll never con you into doing service with us. We believe that transparency is integral to forming trust between our customers and ourselves, which is why we provide you with upfront pricing.
Can I Do Drain Cleaning By Myself?
In some situations, you may be able to clean your drains yourself. To keep your drains clean, rinse vinegar and baking soda down your drain with near-boiling water now and then. This will at least keep the drain opening clean before you are due for your professional The Hamptons drain cleaning service.
If you have tough clogs, we don’t recommend trying to tackle this problem on your own, as rinsing cleaners down your clogged pipes over and over again can cause a sewer backup. Consumer-grade drain cleaners also tend to be harsh on your plumbing and can cause your pipes to deteriorate. Additionally, you don’t have any way of knowing whether your clog is being caused by toilet paper or tree roots. If tree roots are the culprit, you’ll need professional plumbing services at one point or another.
How Long Does Professional Drain Cleaning Take?
This depends largely on the extent of your problem, the size of your home, and any additional issues that crop up during your Hamptons drain cleaning service appointment. In almost all cases, your appointment shouldn’t take more than three hours and may be completed in as little as one hour.
At the beginning of your service appointment, your licensed plumber will communicate with you about how long he or she expects the service to take. If anything comes up during the appointment that alters this timeline, they will let you know right away.
Why Is There A Sewage Smell Coming From My Tub Drain?
There are few things worse in your home than smelling sewage in your bathtub or shower. This is the place you go to get clean, and smelling sewage can make you feel even less clean than you felt before getting into your shower.
Smelling sewage from any drain within your home is a major warning sign of a sewage backup. Because all wastewater lines are connected, a single toilet flush could send raw sewage spurting up and out of your bathtub. The moment you think you smell sewage, turn off your water using the main line and call our professional plumbing team. We offer emergency services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for circumstances such as this.
When Should I Call A Plumber For The Hamptons Drain Cleaning Services?
If you detect any signs of a clogged drain, we encourage you to call us right away. Common signs of blockages include:
- Slow drains
- Gurgling sounds
- Unpleasant smells radiating from your drains
- Unexplainable puddles in your yard
- Patches of grass that are greener than the rest
If just one of your drains appears to be clogged, you can try using an enzymatic drain cleaner to break it up, but keep in mind that this will only work for organic matter. Issues with more than one drain indicate a problem in your lateral line, which must be addressed immediately to avoid a backup.
Is HydroScrub® Jetting Better Than Drain Snaking?
At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of The Hamptons, we’re big proponents of HydroScrub® Jetting. Not only is it more effective than other drain cleanings methods, such as augers and chemical drain cleaners, but it’s also safer for your plumbing and the environment.
However, there are circumstances in which a simple drain snaking is all you need to remove a clog. If preventing clogs from forming in the future and getting all of your drain pipes clean from top to bottom is your goal, then HydroScrub® Jetting is the answer.
The Search For ‘Drain Cleaning Near Me’ Is Over! Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today!
Tired of calling a plumber every time you develop a clog in your kitchen sink? Recently moved into a historic home and concerned that there may be decades of buildup in your drains and sewer pipe, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of The Hamptons is here to help. With our The Hamptons drain cleaning service, you’ll get expert plumbing at an affordable price. Whether you need drain cleaning or want to benefit from a wide range of other services such as leak repair, water heater repair, and sump pump installation, we have you covered.
To book drain cleaning in The Hamptons or find out more about how we can help you with your unique plumbing needs, give us a call today!