Carlstadt's Best Sewer and Drain Contractors
No matter the brand, material, or configuration 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 Carlstadt, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Cleaning, Clogs, and Relining
Few scenarios are quite as stressful as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Although you might see sewage or water oozing out or soaking through your walls, it’s often much more difficult to find out where the problem actually is– or to know the best ways to repair it. Instead of struggling Do It Yourself solutions that may or may not work, entrust your sewer repair project to the most trusted plumbing service contractor!
For over a decade, our company has solved the most urgent 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 expert solutions.
What triggers a stopped up drain?
A stopped up drain is generally a result of the gradual accumulation of natural matter like hair and grease on the inside walls of drain pipes. In time, this buildup reduces the normal flow of water thru the line, similar to cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a clump of debris or a bunch of hair attempts to pass thru the pipe, it can become stuck and completely block the flow. The result is a stopped up shower or sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
Even though a plunger can sometimes unblock minor blockages, a stubborn or persistent blockage will call for a visit from one of our qualified plumbers who will bring a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This tool works in the opposite way than a plunger works. Our plumber will push the snake into the clog and use the crank to drive the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In other cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to get through tough clogs. Snakes are especially handy because they are long enough to get to clogs that are lodged deep within a drain pipe and ultimately unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Frequently a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet isn’t caused by debris in your home’s pipes (also called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of invading obstructions like roots in the sewer main . If our plumber discovers that the clog is caused by this kind of obstruction in the sewer main, it may signal that we hydrojet the main line. While we do try very hard to provide up-front, transparent pricing, custom jobs such as these will necessitate that we give you an estimate for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in Carlstadt
A sewer line blockage is the direct outcome 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 unintentionally fall 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, particularly sinks with garbage disposals.Homeowners often think it is OK to put all of the kitchen garbage down the garbage disposal. This isnot true– items that should not be placed into a garbage disposal include things like grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the aforementioned things can hurt or stop up your home’s drain system. It just takes a small bit of bone to become trapped in your sewer line, snagging other things as they go by, to develop a blockage. Over time, what was a small blockage grows into a larger one, resulting in a complete sewer line blockage.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your primary sewer line becomes blocked, you will need the service of an experienced plumber. Minor obstructions can be gotten rid of by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. However, removing large clogs that are located deeper in the drain system is more difficult. These sorts of clogs will require the plumber to employ a powered plumbing snake to get to and cut through the blockage.
Contamination is a very legitimate hazard and can result from sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your home or office the room must be sanitized and disinfected to prevent development of dangerous microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damage can trigger very serious health problems especially in the aged, kids and those who suffer from persistent breathing complications.
Quickly finding the root cause of the obstructions and leak in your drain and sewer pipes will prevent harm to your family’s health and to 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