Local Drain and Sewer Service in Fair Lawn Area
Regardless of the manufacturer, material, 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 a quote for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Fair Lawn, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Drain Cleaning
Few scenarios are quite as nerve-racking as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Even though you might see sewage or water spurting out or filtering through your walls, it’s often much more difficult to uncover exactly where the trouble actually is– or to know the best ways to repair it. Rather than struggle through Do It Yourself solutions 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 plumbing 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 24/7/365 service schedule, your biggest sewer repair situations are never too far from our fast and professional solutions.
What triggers a blocked drain?
A clogged up drain is generally caused by the slow build-up of organic substances such as hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. Over time, this buildup reduces the normal flow of water thru the pipe, much like cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a clump of debris or a bunch of hair tries to pass thru the pipe, it can become caught and totally block the flow. The result is a clogged shower or sink drain.
While a plunger can sometimes unclog minor blockages, a tough or constant blockage will call for a visit with one of our qualified plumbers who will bring a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in a different way than a plunger works. Our plumber will push the snake into the clog and use the crank to send 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 very handy because they’re long enough to reach obstructions that are lodged deep inside a drain pipe and ultimately unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Sometimes a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet is not caused by refuse in your home’s pipes (also called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions such as roots in the sewer main drain pipe. If our plumber discovers 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 give you up front, transparent pricing, custom jobs such as these will require us to give you an estimate for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in Fair Lawn
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 accidentally drop into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet yet can become caught or snagged within thesewer pipe.
Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, especially sinks with waste disposals. People often think it is OK to put all kitchen waste down the disposal. This iscertainly not true– items that should never be sent down into a garbage disposal include grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the previously mentioned things can harm or clog your home’s drain pipes. It just takes a small bit of bone to become trapped in your sewer pipes, grabbing onto other things as they go by, to create a clog. In time, what was a small blockage turns into a bigger one, causing a total sewer line obstruction.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your main sewer line becomes clogged, you will most likely need the service of an experienced plumber. Minor obstructions can be cleared by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. On the other hand, removing huge clogs that are located further in the drain system is a lot more difficult. These sorts of obstructions will require the plumber to employ a power plumbing snake to reach and bore through the blockage.
Contamination is a very real hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your office or home the room must be sanitized and disinfected to prevent growth of harmful bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damages can trigger very severe health conditions particularly in the aged, children and those who struggle with chronic breathing issues.
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