Englewood's Top Sewer and Drain Service
Regardless of the brand, product, or configuration 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 Englewood, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Clogged Line
Few situations are really as stressful as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Although you might see sewage or water oozing out or filtering through your walls, it’s often much more difficult to find out where the problem actually is– or to know how to repair it. Rather than struggle through DIY remedies 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 critical 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 emergencies are never too far away from our fast and professional solutions.
What causes a blocked drain?
A clogged up drain is generally caused by the gradual build-up of natural matter like hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. In time, this build-up reduces the regular flow of water through the pipe, much like cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a jumble of debris or a wad of hair tries to pass thru the pipe, it can become stuck and completely block the outflow. The end result is a stopped up shower or kitchen sink drain.
How do I unclog my drain?
Although a plunger can occasionally unclog small obstructions, a tough or persistent clog will call for a visit with one of our licensed plumbers who will bring a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in a different way than a plunger does. Our plumber will push the snake into the blockage 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 stubborn clogs. Snakes are especially good to have around because they’re long enough to reach obstructions that are lodged deep inside a drain pipe and finally unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Sometimes a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet isn’t caused by refuse in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of invading obstructions like roots in the sewer main . If our plumber determines that the clog is caused by this kind of obstruction in the sewer main, it may require that we hydrojet the main line. While we try very hard to provide up front, transparent quotes, custom jobs such as these will require us to give you an estimate for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Clog Causes in Englewood
A sewer line clog 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 variety of things that may accidentally drop into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet but can become caught or snagged within thesewer line.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, especially sinks with garbage disposals. People often assume it is all right to put all of the kitchen garbage down the garbage disposal. This iscertainly not true– products which should never be sent down into a garbage disposal include grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the previously mentioned items can harm or stop up your home’s drain system. It only takes a small bit of bone to get trapped in your sewer line, grabbing onto other things as they pass by, to develop a blockage. Over time, what was a little blockage turns into a larger one, causing a complete sewer line obstruction.
What Happens Next?
When your primary sewer pipe becomes blocked, you will most likely need the service of a professional plumber. Minor clogs can be cleared by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. On the other hand, removing large clogs that lie deeper in the drain system is more difficult. These sorts of blockages will require the plumber to use a powered plumbing snake to get to and bore through the blockage.
Contagion 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 decontaminated to prevent growth of harmful microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damage can cause very serious health conditions particularly in the aged, kids and people who struggle with chronic respiratory complications.
Quickly finding the cause of the obstructions and leak in your sewer and drain 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