Drain and Sewer Contractors Close to Bloomingdale
Regardless of the manufacturer, product, or setup of your home’s sewer and drain pipes, we have the technical expertise required for a quality repair. To learn more and get an estimate for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Bloomingdale, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Clogged Line
Few scenarios are quite as nerve-racking as a sudden water leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Although you might see sewage or water squirting out or soaking through your walls, it’s often more difficult to discover exactly where the problem actually is– or to know how to repair it. Instead of struggling Do It Yourself remedies that might or might not work, entrust your sewer repair project to the most relied on plumbing service contractor!
For over a decade, our plumbing company has fixed the most urgent sewer and pipe problems of households and businesses across our area. With a staff of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service availability, your most difficult sewer repair situations are never too far from our fast and expert solutions.
What causes a clogged drain?
A clogged drain is generally caused by the gradual build-up of organic matter such as hair and grease on the inside walls of drain pipes. Over time, this build-up slows down the normal flow of water thru the line, much like cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a wad of hair attempts to pass through the pipe, it can get caught and completely obstruct the flow. The result is a clogged tub or kitchen sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
While a plunger can occasionally unclog minor obstructions, a tough or constant blockage will call for a visit with one of our licensed plumbers who will bring a tool called an auger (also known as a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in the opposite way than a plunger does. Our plumber will push the snake into the clog and crank it to send the snake deeper into the clog.
In some cases, the will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to penetrate stubborn clogs. Snakes are especially good to have around because they’re long enough to reach clogs that are stuck deep within 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 refuse in your home’s pipes (also called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of invading obstructions like tree roots in the sewer main drain pipe. If our plumber discovers that the clog is caused by an obstruction in the sewer main, it may signal that we hydrojet the main line. While we do try very hard to give you up-front, transparent pricing, custom jobs like these will necessitate that we give you a quotation for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Clog Causes in Bloomingdale
A sewer line clog is the direct result of an object being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Often, the object is a toy or toothpaste tube or any number of things that may accidentally fall into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet yet can become trapped or snagged within thesewer line.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, especially sinks with garbage disposals.Homeowners often assume it is OK to put all of the kitchen waste down the disposal. This isnot true– items that should never be placed into a garbage disposal include things like grease, oil and bones. All the aforementioned things can damage or clog your house’s drain pipes. It just takes a small bit of bone to become trapped in your sewer line, grabbing onto other things as they go by, to create a blockage. In time, what was a little blockage grows into a bigger one, resulting in a complete sewer line blockage.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your primary sewer pipe becomes blocked, you will need the service of an experienced plumber. Minor clogs can be gotten rid of by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. However, removing large blockages that lie deeper in the drain line is more complicated. These sorts of clogs will require the plumber to use a power plumbing snake to get to and cut through the clog.
Contagion is a very real hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If waste water leaks into your office or home the space must be sanitized and disinfected to prevent growth of harmful microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damage can trigger very severe health conditions especially in the elderly, kids and people who struggle with persistent breathing issues.
Quickly finding the root cause of the blockage and leak in your drain and sewer pipes will prevent 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