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Long Island Clogged Drains Services

Blocked drains in Long Island can cause a lot of frustrating problems and disruptions to your everyday life. Noisy pipes that bang throughout the night, bad odors in your kitchen sink, or standing water in your bathroom sinks are a hassle and indicate that you have an issue with your plumbing.

If you’re dealing with a frustrating clog that is affecting the efficiency of your plumbing and making daily tasks more difficult to complete, then it’s time to call your Long Island Plumber and book a cleaning service.

Routine cleaning maintenance is important for protecting the longevity of your plumbing by clearing away years of debris that can cause blockages, slow moving drains, and even a burst pipe. Rather than letting a clog escalate and cause damage to your plumbing, preventative maintenance can save you the headache of extensive repairs.

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island, you can schedule a time for us to come by and clear-out your clogs when it’s convenient for you. We’ll arrive on-time to our appointment, ensure we keep our workspace tidy, and efficiently unclog pipes with our cutting-edge HydroScrub® Jetting technology.

About Our Long Island Clogged Drains Services

Typically, there are two main reasons to call the pros at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island when it comes to handling blocked pipes and plumbing in Suffolk County and Nassau County:

  • You’ve noticed a problem with your plumbing

  • You’re using preventative maintenance to prevent future clogs

Plumbing problems seem to sneak up on Long Island homeowners—usually when things get really busy! Clogs are often caused by years of build-up from sludge, hair, grease, and soap residue. Depending on how old your home is, and when its last professional cleaning service was completed, your plumbing could be blocked without you even knowing it.

Since most clogs take a while to develop, the signs that you have a clog are subtle at first. Your bath tub might take a little longer than usual to drain or you may notice the smell of rotting food coming out of your kitchen sink. While these issues may not seem like a big deal at first, it’s important to catch a clog as soon as possible before the issue gets worse.

Professional maintenance can prevent your plumbing from becoming seriously backed-up while also clearing away years of build-up. It’s the best way to prevent invasive techniques intended to unclog pipes and ensure your plumbing works smoothly for years.

Many companies use toxic, corrosive cleaning chemicals to erase build-up in your plumbing system. However, at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island, we believe in cleaning your plumbing holistically and effectively. We use a combination of:

  • Our cutting-edge HydroScrub® Jetting technology, which uses a hose to shoot high-pressure water through your pipes

  • Enzymatic Drain Care™, which are environmentally friendly enzymes

Our cutting-edge cleaning system will return your drains to peak performance without putting potentially harmful chemicals into your Long Island home’s plumbing.

Not only is our technology the best in the industry, but so is our workmanship and customer service. When you hire the team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island, our plumbers will arrive promptly at your home. We will show up in a company vehicle, wearing branded uniforms. We will bring all the tools required to unclog your drains. Additionally, we guarantee all our plumbing workmanship and parts, clean-up as soon as we are finished, and offer transparent pricing.

When you hire the professional team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we’ll efficiently get rid of clogs and debris in your pipes so that you don’t have to worry about your plumbing for years to come.

5 Signs of Clogged Drains in Long Island NY

Years of grime, sludge, grease, soap residue, and even objects that are stuck in your pipes all contribute to creating clogs. Typically, the build-up required to clog a drain takes a long time; so you may not even notice a problem. That said, there are a few signs to watch for that indicate your pipes are blocked:

1. Slow Drainage

If you find yourself standing in a few inches of water when you shower, or your kitchen sink takes a really long time to empty, then you might have a blocked drain. Slow drainage in your sink, tub, or shower are common signs of a clog. Over time food items, grease, soap, and hair can cause the drains in your kitchen and/or bathroom to clog. When clogged, water is not able to pass into your plumbing system as quickly as it normally would. This causes the water to pool and empty very slowly.

2. Toilet Won’t Flush

If your toilet won’t flush or it backs-up frequently, this is another common sign of blocked drains. Clogged toilets are sometimes caused by too much toilet paper, items like wipes or feminine hygiene products, or even children’s toys accidentally making their way into the toilet.

But, clogged toilets can also indicate a more serious problem—especially if multiple toilets in your home are congested. This can be caused by a clog in your sewer.

3. Pools of Water

If you haven't experienced heavy rainfall or rapid snow melt and water is pooling in your yard, you have a clog in one of your main lines. Generally, clogs that flood your backyard are caused by tree roots infiltrating the sewer or main water line. Tree roots that have mingled with your plumbing require the help of a professional plumber to resolve; contact the team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island right away to help out.

4. Bad Smells

Bad odors seeping out of your sink or shower is another sign of a clog. Smelly drains are often caused by a build-up of food or hair particles that are starting to rot. However, if you smell sewage or gas in your drains, it’s possible your sewer line has backed-up and you should call a plumber right away.

5. Gurgling Noises

Many homeowners assume gurgling drains are a natural part of their home’s plumbing system. This is not the case. Your plumbing is purposefully designed not to gurgle. If you hear gurgling, it means the water and air in your pipes can’t flow freely because of a blocked pipe. This causes the air to struggle to escape and makes a gurgling noise.

Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island

Our team of expert plumbers are trusted throughout Long Island. Each of our professional team members is courteous, hardworking, and highly trained and experienced. All of our plumbers have years of experience and training when it comes to clearing clogged drains. Our team is well versed at using both traditional unclogging methods like the plumber’s snake, while also using our cutting-edge HydroScrub® Jetting technology.

Not only are our plumbers trusted for their dedication to outstanding workmanship, but we also prioritize our customers above all else. When you hire the pros at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island, you can have peace of mind knowing that we will arrive on-time to our scheduled cleaning appointment. We will unclog your drains efficiently and effectively. Not only will we bring all the necessary tools and technology, but we’ll also inspect your plumbing to troubleshoot any issues before they escalate.

We believe in professionalism and are proud to wear the Mr. Rooter Plumbing uniform—this uniform also ensures you’ll always know who’s arriving at your home. During our work, we will do our best to keep messes and disruptions to your daily life to a minimum. Additionally, we’ll carefully clean up before we leave so that your home looks as good as we found it. Before leaving, we’ll take time to check in with you and ensure you know what to do to keep your drains in good working order moving forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Clear a Clogged Waste Drain?

There are a few DIY methods to unclog drains. While serious clogs require the help of a trained professional, the following methods can help with small clogs:

  • Pour equal parts baking soda and vinegar into your drain

  • Pour two liters of boiling water in your drain

  • Use a metal hanger as a plumber’s snake

How Long Does it Take a Plumber to Unclog a Drain?

This generally depends on how bad the clog is and where it’s located. For example, loose clogs in your tub, toilet, or kitchen sink can only take 5-10 minutes to clear out with a plumber’s snake.

However, multiple clogs throughout your home or serious clogs in your main line or sewer line can take a few hours to clear. With hydro jetting—a process that clears pipes using high-pressured water—this process takes roughly an hour to complete. Generally, the hydro jetting process is followed by an inspection that can take up to an additional hour to complete, for a total of two hours.

How Often Should You Clean Your Drains?

You should schedule annual cleaning services to maintain your plumbing, prevent clogs, and keep your pipes in the best condition possible.

However, some Long Island homeowners choose to clean out their drains two to four times a year. Depending on the age of your home, how many people live in your home, and how hard you are on your plumbing (such as consistently pouring coffee grounds or oil down your sink), then you may need to schedule more frequent cleaning services.

What is Hydro Jetting?

Hydro jetting uses a high-pressure stream of water to clean out the inside of plumbing pipes. It’s a very powerful cleaning method that eliminates scale, grease, soap scum, and other build-up within your pipes. It’s kind of like power washing your pipes.

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island, our team uses HydroScrub® Jetting to give your pipes a deep clean. HydroScrub® Jetting is a cutting-edge hydro jetting technology that will clear away years of build-up without causing a mess or damaging your home.

What is a Plumber’s Snake?

A plumber’s snake or drain snake is a slender, flexible auger with a crank at one end that breaks down clogs in your plumbing. Generally, a plumber’s snake is used for stubborn clogs that can’t be dislodged by a plunger or other non-invasive methods. A DIY solution to a plumber’s snake is often a wire hanger that has been straightened out with a hook bent into one end.

How Do You Tell if Your Drain is Clogged?

There are a number of signs to look for that indicate an issue with your drains, these include:

  • Standing water in your sinks or tub

  • Clogged sinks, toilets, and tubs

  • Slow moving drains

  • Foul smelling odors

  • Gurgling or banging pipes

  • Bubbling toilets

Schedule a Long Island Plumber Today!

If you need help with a clogged drain in Long Island NY, our team of qualified, professional and skillful plumbing experts can help. We’ll thoroughly clean your pipes so that you don’t have to worry about clogs forming, unpleasant smells wafting through your home, or pipes bursting from a clog that was left unattended.

We invite you to call the pros at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island to learn more. Our courteous team can be reached at 631-542-2194, or you can request a plumbing appointment online.
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