Fairfield's Highly Rated Sewer and Drain Service
No matter the brand, material, or configuration 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 Fairfield, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Clogged Line
Few situations are quite as nerve-racking as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Even though you may be able to see sewage or water squirting out or soaking through your walls, it’s often much more difficult to find out where the problem actually is– or to know how to fix it. Instead of struggling Do It Yourself solutions that might or might not work, entrust your sewer repair project to the most trusted plumbing service contractor!
For more than a decade, our plumbing company has fixed the most critical sewer and pipe problems of households and businesses across our area. With a team of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service schedule, your biggest sewer repair situations are never too far from our fast and expert solutions.
What triggers a stopped up drain?
A clogged drain is typically caused by the slow accumulation of organic substances like hair and grease on the inner walls of drain pipes. In time, this buildup reduces the regular flow of water thru the line, much like cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a jumble of debris or a wad of hair tries to pass through the pipe, it can get caught and totally obstruct the flow. The end result is a clogged bathtub or kitchen sink drain.
How do I unclog my drain?
Even though a plunger can sometimes unclog minor obstructions, a tough or constant blockage will call for a visit from one of our qualified 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 thread the snake into the clog and crank it to send the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In some cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to get through tough clogs. Snakes are very good to have around because they are long enough to reach obstructions that are stuck deep within a drainpipe 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 (called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions such as tree roots in the sewer main . If our plumber discovers 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 do try very hard to give you up front, transparent quotes, custom jobs like these will require us to give you a quotation for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Clog Causes in Fairfield
A sewer line clog is the direct result of an item being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Oftentimes, the item is a toy or toothpaste tube or any number of things that may accidentally fall into the toilet. The item may clear the toilet but can become trapped or snagged within thesewer pipe.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, especially sinks with garbage disposals.Homeowners often assume it is all right to put all kitchen waste down the garbage disposal. This isnot true– products which 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 harm or clog your house’s drain pipes. It only takes a small bit of bone to become trapped in your sewer line, snagging other items as they pass by, to create a blockage. In time, what was a little blockage grows into a bigger one, causing a complete sewer line blockage.
What Happens Next?
When your primary sewer pipe becomes blocked, you will need the service of a professional plumber. Minor blockages can be cleared by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. However, removing large blockages that are located further in the drain system is more difficult. These kinds of blockages will require the plumber to employ a powered plumbing snake to reach and bore through the clog.
Contamination is a very legitimate hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your home or office the space must be sanitized and disinfected to stop growth of harmful microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damages can trigger very serious health conditions particularly in the elderly, children and those who suffer from persistent breathing issues.
Quickly finding the cause of the obstructions and leak in your drain and sewer 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