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Repairing Clogged Drains in Oneida

Residential Drain Cleaning Services

Your home life is too busy for a clogged drain. But clogged drains happen whether you want them to or not, which is why you need a dependable, experienced service provider that can quickly deliver when you need plumbing help at your home. Mr. Rooter® Plumbing of Oneida is that service provider in the Oneida, NY area.

When you start to see signs of a clogged drain, know that we are just a phone call away. We offer 24/7 emergency service, because we know how important it is for you to have a fully functional home.

Repairing Clogged Drain Lines

At Mr. Rooter® Plumbing, we offer a team of experienced professionals who can quickly diagnose the issues you’re experiencing at your Oneida home, and then quickly make the needed repairs. These trained professionals don’t just make short-term fixes. Rather, they repair home drains so that you enjoy a long-lasting solution.

We can help you with any number of clogged drain line emergencies, including:

  • Overflowing Water
  • Bacterial Contamination
  • Leaking Drain Lines
  • Backups
  • Floods

Our technicians walk you through the procedure before work begins, so that you fully understand the cost and scope of the problem. And after work is complete, our technicians can make recommendations for upgrading or retrofitting your drain to help avoid future home drain clogs or ruptures.

Residential Drain Types

When you think of a residential drain, you most likely picture sinks, tubs and showers. After all, that’s where homeowners typically see water draining. But there’s a much bigger plumbing system that homeowners rarely see, and this larger system is where most problems — including clogged drains — occur. Here’s a look at different portions of your residential plumbing system.

  • Sinks, Tubs and Showers: Clogs in these areas often take place in what is known as the P-trap. Open up the cabinets beneath your bathroom and shower sink, and that’s where the P-trap is located. For tubs and showers, it is a little more difficult to see, which is why plumbing professionals typically use a drain auger to snake them out, rather than taking more invasive action.

Be careful about what you are putting down these drains. An excess amount of hair or other foreign objects could cause drains to clog. You’ll find plenty of drainage solutions at the hardware or grocery store that you simply pour down the drain for some relief. These are best used as maintenance on a regular basis. If you wait until you have standing water, you’ll most likely need a professional to provide service, as these “over the counter” solutions will be ineffective.

  • Washers: Your washer has a drainage system too, which is also most often hidden out of view. If you’re experiencing washer drainage issues, make sure the washer’s drainage hose is properly connected to the drainage pipe. That could be an easy fix if you have standing water in your utility room. If it’s connected and you’re still experiencing issues, call a professional.
  • Sewage Lines: Wastewater from your home moves through what’s called the lateral sewer main line. This line can be serviced using the sewer line cleanout, which exists only for regular cleaning and emergencies. The sewer line clean out lets an auger work through the main line when it needs cleaning or removal of an object that’s clogging the drain.

The lateral sewer main line connects your home’s wastewater to the city sewer line, which marks the end of your own plumbing system. When you have trouble with sewage lines, you’ll notice it in places where wastewater enters the systems — places like your toilets.

Signs of a Clogged Drain and How to Unclog a Drain

How do you know when a residential drain is clogged? There are two categories of signs, neither of which should be hard to notice.

First, you may notice standing water in a sink or tub, or water that simply won’t flush from a toilet. Again, you can take do-it-yourself action to fix some clogs. You can always use a plunger to work on simple toilet clogs, and plumbing tools are readily available and sometimes effective when it comes to minor clogs in sinks, tubs and showers.

Prevention is always the best solution, however, so try to avoid putting coffee grounds or fibrous materials like celery and corn husks down your kitchen sink, or any solid materials down tubs, showers or bathroom sinks.

The second type of sign you’ll notice is erratic behavior in your sinks, tubs, showers and toilets. If you notice strange flushing behavior in your toilet, that could be a sign that there’s a bigger issue in your larger, out-of-sight plumbing system. Water that stands in sinks, showers and tubs and then suddenly disappears with a powerful gurgling noise should also set off an alarm that there could be a bigger issue with your plumbing.

How Do You Unclog a Toilet?

Of course, the most obvious signs you’ll see are backups that lead to overflows and flooding. These aren’t necessarily warning signs, because they represent significant problems that need immediate attention. If you own a home in Oneida or the surrounding areas, Mr. Rooter® Plumbing is your source for fast and effective service, whether you are seeing small warning signs, experiencing major issues, or even if you’ve tried do-it-yourself solutions with no luck.

We are available around the clock to visit your home and make sure your clogged drain emergency doesn’t cause serious property damage. We never charge overtime for our services. Call us at (315) 363-1565 or make an appointment online today!