Drain Cleaning Sarasota

Wimpy’s Plumbing & Air was founded in 1973 and is now on its third generation of Sarasota plumbers in the family. We use the best equipment to provide drain cleaning in Sarasota, including hydro jetting and video camera inspection systems.

Contact us for sewer and drain service in Sarasota and the surrounding areas.

Why choose Wimpy’s for your Sarasota area Drain & Sewer needs?
  • Our employees are fully-trained & licensed technicians so you can trust we get the job done right.
  • We’ll show up on time and work hard to get you the very best solution to your problem.
  • We’ve been trusted in the community for 51 years!
plumber repairing leaky bathroom sink

When Do I Need Drain Cleaning in Sarasota?

Half of the Sarasota plumbing system in your home consists of the drains, drainpipes, and sewer lines responsible for carrying away wastewater in a clean and hygienic manner. Over time the drains will start to build up accumulations of deposits that will lead to issues such as clogs and leaks.

It’s important to have drain cleaning in Sarasota by professional drain and sewer technicians on a routine basis, or to call for an experienced plumber whenever you have a tough clog that’s too much for a basic plunger. Whatever your reason is for drain cleaning in Sarasota FL, make our number the first one you call.

  • Food
  • Grease
  • Hair
  • Chemicals
  • Sewage
  • Feminine Products

Clogged Drain Cleaning Sarasota

Drain clogs are probably the most common hassle that people encounter with their Sarasota plumbing. Clogs can jam up showers, bathtubs, and sinks around the house. Sometimes a basic plunger can get rid of a simple clog. But if a plunger doesn’t solve the problem, don’t reach for a bottle of commercial drain cleaner. These acidic chemicals will damage your pipes and are also highly toxic. It takes a professional Sarasota plumber armed with the right tools to solve the problem of a tough clog without resorting to harmful techniques. When you entrust unclogging a drain to us, we’ll not only provide fast, effective drain cleaning in Sarasota, but we’ll also clean it so that the clogging won’t return.

Need drain cleaning in Sarasota? Or is it time for a thorough cleaning of all the drains in your home? It doesn’t matter the size of the plumbing job, you can trust that the Sarasota plumbing team at Wimpy’s Plumbing & Air will get the work done and get it done right. Call us now!

Complete Drain Cleaning Sarasota

Experienced plumbers in Sarasota bring many different tools to the job of cleaning a drain. When our team handles, they won’t just attempt to break up a clog down in the drainpipe: the goal is to provide a complete cleansing of the interior of the drain so that it’s difficult for build–up to start afterward. This is one of the places where chemical drain cleaners are especially ineffective, since they don’t eliminate the deposits along the interior the pipe. Store–bought drain snakes aren’t effective at cleaning out drains either.

Sewer Cleaning Sarasota, FL

Sometimes, it turns out that you need a Sarasota plumber for sewer cleaning. If we tell you this, don’t worry! We’ll get those clogs out, too. Most of the time, we can use trenchless sewer repairs in Sarasota, like hydrojetting or sewer rodding to remove that clog without even having to dig a hole in your yard. We’ll get your sewer cleaning finished as soon as we can so you can use your plumbing normally again.

Professional Tools for Drain Cleaning in Sarasota

So what sort of equipment do professionals plumbers like ours use to clean drains? One of the most powerful tools at our disposal is our system for hydro jetting in Sarasota, which uses blasts of high–pressure water to scour the insides of pipes free of all debris without damaging the pipe. We also use motorized drain snakes of all sizes, that can do much more than any hand–crank drain auger. To check on our work, and to see what issues we’re dealing with in a drain, we have special video camera inspection equipment.

A plumber in Sarasota will also have different sizes of drain snakes, or electric sewer cleaning machines, each made to fit into different types of pipes. They also have different heads that they can attach to the pipes, designed to clear different types of clogs. They are trained to know which snake and head combination to use on each specific clog. Their snakes are also usually powered by an electric motor based on their truck, so they have more power than the ones you can rent in a store.


DIY Drain Cleaning Sarasota

If you do want to take a stab at drain cleaning in Sarasota on your own, you can try using a drain snake or chemical solvent designed specifically for removing clogs. You can find these chemical drain cleaners at the grocery store or the hardware store. All you need to do is follow the directions on the bottle. Make sure you don’t leave these in your drains too long as they can eat away at your pipes.

If you do decide to rent a cable snake, make sure it is the right size for your pipes. Not sure how big your pipes are? Ask at a hardware store or do some research online to find out what is standard in your area. Additionally, we don’t recommend this unless you have some experience using them.

Once you have the right-sized snake at home, prep yourself and the area where you’ll be working. You will want to cover the area with towels or plastic, in case the job ends up being messier than you had planned. You may also want to wear gloves, since drain clogs can be nasty things. Have a plan for what you want to do with the clog, too, since the snake will pull it out and you’ll have to dispose of it.

When you’re ready, feed the cable slowly into the drain. As it encounters the clog, you will feel some resistance. Keep twisting the cable until it seems like the head has anchored into the clog. Then, slowly wind the snake back up. It should bring the clog back, too.

  • Wear glove and cover area
  • Get the right sized snake
  • Call in a professional for drain cleaning if needed

Drain Snaking Problems

Snake getting stuck?

If your snake gets stuck in a pipe, your priority should be getting it out without damaging your plumbing. No matter the type of pipe you’ve gotten your snake stuck in, you can try to use a pipe wrench to pull it out. You may need to pull quite hard to free your snake from the pipe. Don’t pull so hard that you break your pipe, though!

If your snake is stuck in your tub drain, read this blog for tips!

If you got your drain snake stuck in a roof pipe, check out this blog for tips.

Snake head break off?

Your snake may come out, but it may also break off and leave the head stuck in your pipe! At that point, it’s time to call a professional plumber. They have specialized tools that may be able to get your cable out without damaging your plumbing. However, they may also have to cut into your floor to access the pipe where the cable is stuck, or remove a piece of pipe and replace it entirely.

If you got a drain snake stuck somewhere in your plumbing, call the Sarasota plumbers at Wimpy’s for fast and reliable service.

Sarasota Drain & Sewer Service Experts

Whenever you need drain or sewer services in Sarasota, trust the experts at Wimpy’s Plumbing & Air. We’ve been in business for 51 years and have seen and done it all. Reach out to us when you need repairs, installation or anything in between and our Sarasota plumbers will be there soon to make sure you have a fully functioning drainage and sewer system!