American Rooter Inc, Omaha Drain Cleaning

Hydro Jetting

Our new Hydro Jetter cleans through grease and other debris such as tree roots, allieviating all build-up, providing a full flow again.


Camera Inspection

After a Camera Inspection,  American Rooter, Inc. allows the property owner to understand the condition of their plumbing system.


Power Snaking

Because of the different size drain pipes in properties, American Rooter, Inc. has diverse  Auto-Feed Power Snakes to open drain pipes.


Bathroom SinkPlumber Fixing Bathroom Sink

History & Uses

The bathroom sink is most commonly used on a daily basis for brushing teeth and washing hands. This fixture is enjoyed by everyone in the household however it seems to be in more significant to women. In the bathroom, women usually spend more time putting on make-up or doing their hair. In doing so, little do some realize how much excess make-up and hair falls into the sink and can possibly cause the drain to clog.

The first bathroom sink, or basin in this case, dates back to 3000 BC. There was very little plumbing then so one would have to bring the water to the basin and then manually remove the water when finished. It was very common to see public basins for people to use and uncommon to see them in personal homes unless they were wealthy.

Today, there are quite a few features that make a bathroom sink unique. First, we are fortunate enough to have the accessibility of hot and cold water, usually two separate taps or valves to control the water temperature, a shallow basin to hold the water in the sink, an over-flow preventative hole – usually closest to the user, and the device to keep the water in. The two most common devices that keep water in your sink are the strainer or the pop-up stopper. However, keeping water in the sink is not the primary purpose of the stopper; the main purpose is to keep hair out of your drain.

When choosing a bathroom sink, it is best to understand the different types of material that they are made from and the different styles. Some sinks are mainly for visual effects, while others focus on their primary purposes. The most commonly used sinks in America are made from stainless steel or from ceramic. The stainless steel sink is known for the low-cost, durability, usability, and ease of cleaning. Ceramic sinks are more common for users who want a variety of shapes and sizes. Some other materials include glass (mainly for fashion), wooden (although outdated), and plastic sinks.


Common Problems and Resolutions

What should I do when my sink is draining slowly or not at all? Most likely, your bathroom sink won’t drain because there is hair clogging your drain. The best way to resolve this issue is to detach the strainer or pop-up stopper in your bathroom sink and then stretch a wire hanger out to fish down the line. Hair seems to catch more with a strainer than a pop-up stopper but either will help prevent any unwanted hair from going down the drain. Be sure to clean the strainer or pop-up stopper weekly to help maintain a smooth flowing drainage system. Another reason why your bathroom sink may be running slow is because of soap scum build-up. The best way to get rid of soap scum is to boil at least a gallon of water and slowly pour down the drain. Be careful to pour the water away from you as the water is hot. If your drains are still clogged, try our home remedy. Pour 1 cup of baking soda down your drain and then VERY SLOWLY pour 1 cup of white vinegar down your drain. Rinse with boiling water again, carefully. If you still have clogged drains, call American Rooter, Inc as we specialize in drain cleaning, 402-934-7444. We are your local, licensed, emergency plumber.


What should I do when my faucet leaks? Because it is hard to pin point exactly where the leak could be, it is best to consult with your plumber before making any altercations. There are multiple types of leaks that American Rooter can help with including faucet leaks, drain leaks, water line leaks, and sewer line leaks. Do not hesitate contacting us at 402-934-7444. We are open 24/7 and take pride in our price competitiveness. You will not find a cheaper price, guaranteed; we did our research on our competitors!



WARNING: It is not recommended to use any off-the-counter drain cleaning chemicals especially if you have metal pipes. (Some chemicals cannot be used on PVC piping as well, so always read the directions and warning labels). The chemicals can cause serious damage to your draining system, causing your plumbing system to deteriorate over time. This could lead to not only problems with your plumbing system but also the possibility of exposing your family and/or your plumber to contamination. ALWAYS: Refrain from dumping anything other than water down your drains, especially grease. Place grease in a cup or a disposable container like a used spaghetti jar and let it harden. After the grease hardens be sure to dispose or throw away the grease in the trash.

American Rooter Inc, Omaha Drain Cleaning

Go Green Plumbing
Areas Serviced


6646 Lafayette Ave
Omaha, NE 68132
Phone: 402.934.7444