East Hanover's Highly Rated Sewer and Drain Service
Regardless of the manufacturer, material, 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 an estimate for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near East Hanover, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Cleaning, Clogs, and Relining
Few scenarios are really as stressful as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Even though you might see sewage or water squirting out or soaking through your walls, it’s often much more difficult to uncover precisely where the trouble actually is– or to know the best ways to fix it. Instead of struggling DIY remedies 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 urgent sewer and pipe problems of households and businesses across our area. With a crew of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service schedule, your biggest sewer repair situations are never too far away from our fast and expert solutions.
What causes a clogged drain?
A stopped up drain is typically a result of the slow accumulation of organic substances such as hair and grease on the inside walls of drain pipes. In time, this buildup slows down the normal flow of water thru the line, similar to cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a wad of hair attempts to pass thru the pipe, it can get stuck and totally obstruct the flow. The end result is a clogged shower or sink drain.
How do I unclog my drain?
While a plunger can occasionally unblock minor obstructions, a tough or persistent clog will require a visit from one of our licensed plumbers who will use a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in the opposite way than a plunger works. Our plumber will push the snake into the blockage and crank it to drive the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In some cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has enough power to penetrate tough clogs. Snakes are very good to have around because they are long enough to get to obstructions that are stuck deep within a drainpipe and finally unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Sometimes a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet is not caused by debris in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions such as roots in the sewer main . If our plumber determines that the clog is caused by an obstruction in the main sewer drain, it may signal that we hydrojet the main line. While we 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 East Hanover
A sewer line blockage 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 number of things that may unintentionally fall into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet yet can become trapped or snagged within thesewer pipe.
Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with waste disposals. People often think it is OK to put all of the kitchen waste down the disposal. This isnot true– products that should not be placed into a garbage disposal include grease, oil and bones. All the aforementioned things can hurt or clog your home’s drain pipes. It just takes a small shard of bone to become trapped in your sewer line, snagging other items as they go by, to create a clog. In time, what was a small obstruction grows into a larger one, resulting in a complete sewer line obstruction.
What Happens Next?
When your primary sewer pipe becomes blocked, you will need the service of a professional plumber. Minor obstructions can be cleared by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. However, removing huge clogs that lie deeper in the drain system is more complicated. These sorts of obstructions will require the plumber to use a power plumbing snake to get to and cut through the clog.
Contamination is a very legitimate hazard and can result from sewage leaks. If waste water leaks into your office or home the space must be sanitized and disinfected to stop growth of dangerous bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damages can trigger very severe health conditions especially in the elderly, kids and those who struggle with persistent breathing complications.
Quickly discovering the root cause of the obstructions and leak in your sewer and drain pipes will prevent potential 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