Drain and Sewer Contractors By Fort Lee
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. To learn more and get a quote for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Fort Lee, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Drain Cleaning
Few scenarios are really as nerve-racking as a sudden water leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Even though you may be able to see sewage or water squirting out or filtering through your walls, it’s often a lot more difficult to discover where the trouble actually is– or to know how to fix it. Rather than struggle through Do It Yourself remedies that may or may not work, leave your sewer repair project to the most relied on 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 team of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service availability, your biggest sewer repair emergencies are never too far from our fast and expert solutions.
What causes a clogged drain?
A stopped up drain is typically a result of the gradual build-up of organic matter such as hair and grease on the inside walls of drain lines. In time, this buildup slows down the normal flow of water through the pipe, much like cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a wad of hair tries to pass through the pipe, it can get caught and totally block the flow. The result is a stopped up shower or kitchen sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
Although a plunger can sometimes unblock small obstructions, a tough or constant blockage will call for a visit with one of our qualified plumbers who will use a tool called an auger (also known as a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in the opposite way than a plunger does. Our plumber will push the snake into the blockage and crank it to drive the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In other cases, the 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 get to obstructions that are stuck deep inside a drainpipe and finally 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 inside the sewer main drain pipe. If our plumber determines that the clog is caused by this kind of 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 quotes, custom jobs such as these will necessitate that we give you an estimate for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Clog Causes in Fort Lee
A sewer line clog is the direct result of an object being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Often, the object is a toy or toothpaste tube or any variety of things that may unintentionally drop into the toilet. The item may clear the toilet yet can become caught or snagged within thesewer pipe.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, especially sinks with garbage disposals. People often think it is all right to put all kitchen waste down the garbage disposal. This isnot true– items which should not be placed into a garbage disposal include things like grease, oil and bones. All the previously mentioned things can damage or clog your home’s drain system. It simply takes a small shard of bone to become trapped in your sewer pipes, snagging other items as they pass by, to develop a blockage. In time, what was a small blockage grows into a larger one, causing a total sewer line obstruction.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your primary sewer line becomes blocked, you will need the service of a professional plumber. Minor clogs can be cleared by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. However, removing huge blockages that lie further in the drain line is a lot more complicated. These sorts of blockages will call for the plumber to employ a powered plumbing snake to reach and cut through the clog.
Contamination is a very real hazard and can result from sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your home or office the space must be sanitized and disinfected to prevent development of harmful bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damages can trigger very serious health conditions especially in the aged, kids and people who struggle with chronic breathing complications.
Quickly finding the root 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