Best Drain and Sewer Contractors in Elmwood Park Area
No matter the brand, material, 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 Elmwood Park, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Line Repair
Few situations are quite as stressful 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 much more difficult to uncover exactly where the problem actually is– or to know how to repair it. Rather than struggle through 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 solved the most critical sewer and pipe problems of families 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 away from our fast and professional solutions.
What triggers a clogged drain?
A clogged drain is typically caused by the slow build-up of natural substances such as hair and grease on the inner walls of drain pipes. In time, this build-up reduces the regular flow of water through the pipe, similar to cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a bunch of hair tries to pass thru the pipe, it can get caught and totally block the flow. The result is a stopped up shower or kitchen sink drain.
Although a plunger can occasionally unblock minor blockages, a stubborn or persistent blockage will call for a visit with one of our qualified 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 push the snake into the clog and crank it to drive the snake deeper into the clog.
In some cases, the will use an electric snake, which has enough power to get through stubborn clogs. Snakes are very 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 debris in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of invading obstructions such as roots in the sewer main . If our plumber discovers that the clog is caused by an obstruction in the main sewer drain, it may require that we hydrojet the main line. While we do try very hard to give you up-front, transparent pricing, custom jobs like these will require us to give you an estimate for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in Elmwood Park
A sewer line blockage is the direct result of an item being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Oftentimes, the object is a toy or toothpaste tube or any number of things that may accidentally drop into the toilet. The item may clear the toilet but can become caught or snagged within thesewer line.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with waste disposals.Homeowners often assume it is OK to put all kitchen garbage down the disposal. This isnot true– items that should never be placed into a garbage disposal include grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the aforementioned items can damage or clog your house’s drain pipes. It simply takes a small shard of bone to become trapped in your sewer pipes, snagging other things as they go by, to develop a blockage. Over time, what was a little obstruction grows into a bigger one, resulting in a complete sewer line obstruction.
What Happens Next?
When your primary sewer pipe becomes clogged, you will need the services of an experienced plumber. Minor obstructions can be gotten rid of by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. On the other hand, removing huge clogs that lie deeper in the drain system is more complicated. These types of clogs will call for the plumber to use a power plumbing snake to reach and cut through the clog.
Contamination is a very real hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your office or home the space must be sanitized and decontaminated to stop development of dangerous microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damages can cause very serious health conditions especially in the elderly, kids and those who struggle with chronic breathing issues.
Quickly discovering the 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