Drain Cleaning in Carbon County, PA

Unclog Your Drains Fast With Team Andreas

It doesn’t take much for clogged drains to start seriously affecting your quality of life. No one wants to stand ankle-deep in murky shower water, fight their toilet at least once a week, or have their dishwasher back up into the kitchen sink with every use.

All this and more can happen when your drains accumulate buildup and start to slow down — and once this process begins, clogs and further buildup become inevitable until the problem is out of hand.

Whether you’re already facing that situation or you’re seeing the signs and ready to take preemptive action, it’s time to call the professionals. When your drains stop working as they should, let Andreas Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning resolve the problem.

Decades of Experience in Unclogging Drains

Don’t let that pesky clogged drain or sewer line create a costly plumbing emergency. We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing repair so your home’s plumbing can stay functional all year.

Proudly Serving
Lehighton, Albrightsville, Jim Thorpe, Northampton & More

Proudly Serving
Lehighton, Albrightsville, Jim Thorpe, Northampton & More

What Causes a Clogged Drain?

Drain clogs are inevitable over the life span of your plumbing because no one is flawless about what they put down their drains — and over time, even if you are, nature will find a way to cause problems.

Fortunately, the plumbers at Andreas can clear your clogged drain and identify the source of the problem, so if it’s avoidable, you can take precautions for the future.

Common sources of clogged drains include:

  • Sticky or expansive stuff down the drain: Hair, food, soap, rice, grease, “flushable” wipes, conditioner — if it’s sticky, congeals, expands, or can pile up without breaking down, it will contribute to clogged drains. Things often seem to go down smooth in hot water and then hit the cold part of your pipes further along, where things get slow and sticky. This is the most common cause of clogs and slow drains.
  • Damaged, poorly installed, or corroded pipes: If your pipes weren’t installed correctly, have corroded over time, or have been damaged or displaced, they can be more prone to clogs. For example, poor pipe ventilation is often a source of slow water flow, which leads to clogs.
  • External drain problems: Clogs can also result from debris entering your plumbing in unusual ways. For example, via vents or through cracks or other pipe damage you’re unaware of. Usually, this is a problem beyond a mere clog, and drain cleaning will only be part of the solution.

Do you have one of these problems? If you need a plumber in the Lehighton area, call Team Andreas at (610) 377-5261 today to schedule service.

Why You Should Call a Professional Plumber To Clean Your Drains

Many homeowners severely damage their pipes and homes with DIY drain cleaning attempts.

Even if your attempt at drain cleaning is better planned than pouring caustic liquid plumber products down your drains and hoping nothing goes wrong, the process is difficult, messy, and hard to do well without specialized tools.

When you call Team Andreas, our process involves:

  • Plumbing inspection: So we can understand the situation fully — what looks like a clog isn’t always a clog, and clogs sometimes have surprising root causes.
  • Removal of any clogs with specialized drain cleaning tools: This can involve snaking the clog away in the mildest cases and cutting away sections of piping in the most severe. Understanding the most efficient, effective way to proceed requires experience and training.
  • Thorough pipe cleaning: To scour away the buildup and prevent repeats.

Additional Drain Cleaning Solutions

When it’s time to clean your drains, Team Andreas makes thorough use of a wide variety of tools beyond basic snakes. That kind of basic drain cleaning isn’t always the best option for dealing with the particulars of your drains.

That’s why at Andreas, we also work with several other specialized drain cleaning tools and solutions to more accurately treat your pipes for the best possible outcomes.

Route 66 Drain Cleaning Machine

This advanced sectional cable machine lets us tackle stubborn drains by feeding appropriately sized cables into your pipes and then rotating them at a fierce 400 RPM — enough to clear out nearly anything that might resist more mundane manual drain-clearing solutions.


When you need a liquid plumbing solution applied to your pipes, the experts at Andreas don’t reach for hydrochloric acid or other caustic plumbing agents, which could damage your pipes and reduce their service life.

Instead, we work with safe, effective, cost-effective BIO-CLEAN, a cleaner combining bacteria and enzymes to break down waste particles in your pipes into water, carbon dioxide, and mineral ash. It’s safe for people, plumbing, and the environment without compromising efficacy.


Root intrusion is a common source of damage to sewer lines and other drains — and replacement of your lines isn’t the only solution available, thanks to RootX. RootX will kill roots that have strayed into your plumbing, whether that means sewer lines, storm pipes, septic systems, or anywhere else.

While RootX can’t resolve situations where root infiltration has completely blocked a pipe or cracked it, it can ensure that minor infiltration doesn’t lead to a full replacement of the affected drain.

Call (610) 377-5261 today to learn more about the drain cleaning solutions Team Andreas offers.

High-Quality Plumbers in Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton & Schuylkill Counties

Andreas Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning goes above and beyond to serve our community as a family-owned business with top-of-the-line plumbing and HVAC services. As our motto says, we want you to “Let Our Family, Serve Your Family.”

Proudly Serving
Carbon County, Lehigh County, Schuylkill County, Monroe County, and Northampton County!

Proudly Serving
Carbon County, Lehigh County, Schuylkill County, Monroe County, and Northampton County!

We value hard work, integrity, honesty, and care in every customer interaction, from the first call to shaking your hand before we leave. Choose Team Andreas and get the best service possible for your drain cleaning and repair needs.

Ready to schedule drain cleaning in Carbon, Lehigh, or surrounding counties? Call (610) 377-5261 today to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions we receive about drain cleaning include:

Can I unclog a drain by myself?

Yes, you can unclog a drain by yourself using a plunger or a drain snake. For stubborn or recurring clogs, it’s best to call a plumber for professional drain cleaning.

Will baking soda and vinegar clean out hair in a drain?

Baking soda and vinegar can help dissolve hair in a drain, but they might not be as effective as using a drain snake or cleaners specifically designed for hair clogs. If you’re unsure if there’s a deeper plumbing issue, rely on professionals to inspect your plumbing system.

Is baking soda and vinegar more effective than Drano?

Baking soda and vinegar can be effective for mild clogs, but for more stubborn blockages, Drano or other chemical drain cleaners might be more effective.

However, chemical drain cleaners can be harmful to your pipes and the environment, so it’s important to use them sparingly. For more stubborn clogs, consider professional drain cleaning services.

Can I pour boiling water down my drain?

You can pour boiling water down your drain to help dissolve clogs, but be careful not to do it on PVC pipes or in a porcelain sink, as the extreme heat can cause damage.

When should I call a plumber to clear out a clogged drain?

If your DIY efforts to unclog a drain have been unsuccessful, or if you’re dealing with a severe blockage, it’s best to call a plumber. Signs you should call a professional include slow drainage, foul odors, and gurgling sounds from your pipes.