Bergenfield's Best Sewer and Drain Service
Regardless of the manufacturer, product, or configuration of your home’s sewer and drain pipes, we have the technical expertise required for a quality repair. For more information and get a quote for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Bergenfield, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Clogged Line
Few scenarios are really as stressful as a sudden water leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Even though you might see sewage or water squirting out or filtering through your walls, it’s often a lot more difficult to discover precisely where the problem actually is– or to know the best ways to fix it. Instead of struggling Do It Yourself solutions that may or may not work, leave your sewer repair project to the most trusted plumbing service contractor!
For more than a decade, our plumbing company has fixed the most critical sewer and pipe problems of families and businesses across our area. With a crew of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service availability, your most difficult sewer repair emergencies are never too far away from our fast and professional solutions.
What causes a stopped up drain?
A stopped up drain is usually caused by the slow build-up of natural matter such as hair and grease on the inner walls of drain pipes. Over time, this build-up reduces the normal flow of water through the line, similar to cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a jumble of debris or a bunch of hair tries to pass through the pipe, it can get caught and completely obstruct the flow. The end result is a stopped up shower or sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
Although a plunger can sometimes unclog minor obstructions, a tough or constant clog will call for a visit with one of our licensed plumbers who will use a tool called an auger (also known as a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in the opposite way than a plunger works. Our plumber will thread the snake into the blockage and crank it to drive the snake deeper into the clog.
In some cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has enough power to penetrate tough clogs. Snakes are very handy because they are long enough to reach clogs that are stuck deep inside a drain pipe and ultimately unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Frequently a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet is not caused by debris in your home’s pipes (also called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of invading obstructions such as roots in the sewer main drain pipe. If our plumber determines that the clog is caused by an obstruction in the sewer main, it may require that we hydrojet the main line. While we do try very hard to give you up-front, transparent pricing, custom jobs such as these will require us to give you a quotation for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Blockage Causes in Bergenfield
A sewer line clog is the direct result of an object being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Oftentimes, the item is a toy or toothpaste tube or any number of things that may accidentally drop into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet but can become trapped or snagged within thesewer line.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, especially sinks with waste disposals.Homeowners often assume it is OK to put all kitchen waste down the garbage disposal. This iscertainly not true– products which should never be placed into a garbage disposal include grease, oil and bones. All the previously mentioned things can harm or stop up your home’s drain pipes. It simply takes a small shard of bone to become trapped in your sewer pipes, snagging other items as they go by, to develop a blockage. Over time, what was a little obstruction turns into a bigger one, resulting in a total sewer line blockage.
What Happens Next?
When your main sewer line becomes clogged, you will need the services of a professional plumber. Minor clogs can be gotten rid of by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. However, removing large clogs that lie further in the drain system is a lot more difficult. These sorts of obstructions will require the plumber to employ a powered plumbing snake to reach and bore through the blockage.
Contamination is a very legitimate hazard and can result from sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your office or home the room must be sanitized and decontaminated to stop development of dangerous microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damage can trigger very serious health problems particularly in the aged, children and people who struggle with persistent respiratory issues.
Quickly finding the cause of the blockage and leak in your drain and sewer pipes will prevent potential harm to your family’s health and your home.
We can help you with the following sewer and drain services 24/7:
- Drain cleaning
- Sewer line repair
- Sewer line replacement
- Video sewer inspections
- Water line repair
- Clogged kitchen and bathroom drains
- Blocked toilet