Best Drain and Sewer Contractors in Chester Area
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. For more information and get a quote for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Chester, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Clogged Line
Few scenarios are quite as stressful as a sudden water leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Although you may be able to see sewage or water squirting out or filtering through your walls, it’s often more difficult to discover precisely where the trouble actually is– or to know the best ways to fix it. Rather than struggle through Do It Yourself remedies that may or may not work, leave your sewer repair project to the most relied on plumbing service contractor!
For more than 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 schedule, your most difficult sewer repair emergencies are never too far from our fast and expert solutions.
What triggers a clogged drain?
A clogged drain is generally a result of the slow build-up of organic matter such as hair and grease on the inside walls of drain pipes. In time, this buildup reduces the normal flow of water through the pipe, similar to cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a wad of hair tries to pass thru the pipe, it can get stuck and totally obstruct the outflow. The end result is a stopped up shower or sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
While a plunger can occasionally unblock minor obstructions, a stubborn or persistent blockage will require a visit with one of our licensed plumbers who will use a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This tool works in the opposite way than a plunger works. Our plumber will thread the snake into the blockage and use the crank to drive the snake deeper into the clog.
In some cases, the will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to get through tough clogs. Snakes are especially good to have around because they are long enough to reach obstructions 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 refuse in your home’s pipes (also called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of invading obstructions like 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 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 require us to give you a quotation for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Clog Causes in Chester
A sewer line clog is the direct result of an object being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Often, the item is a toy or toothpaste tube or any variety of things that may unintentionally fall into the toilet. The item may clear the toilet but can become caught or snagged within thesewer pipe.
Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, especially sinks with garbage disposals.Homeowners often think it is all right to put all kitchen waste down the garbage disposal. This iscertainly not true– items that should not be sent down into a garbage disposal include things like grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the previously mentioned items can hurt or stop up your house’s drain system. It simply takes a small bit of bone to get trapped in your sewer line, grabbing onto other items as they pass by, to develop a blockage. Over time, what was a little obstruction turns into a larger one, causing a total sewer line obstruction.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your primary sewer pipe becomes blocked, you will most likely need the service of a professional plumber. Minor clogs can be gotten rid of by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. However, removing huge clogs that lie further in the drain system is more complicated. These sorts of blockages will call for the plumber to use a power plumbing snake to reach and cut through the blockage.
Contagion is a very legitimate hazard and can result from sewage leaks. If waste water leaks into your office or home the room must be sanitized and disinfected to stop development of harmful bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damages can cause very serious health problems especially in the elderly, children and people who suffer from chronic breathing issues.
Quickly discovering the cause of the obstructions and leak in your sewer and drain 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