Local Drain and Sewer Service in Franklin Lakes 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 an estimate for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Franklin Lakes, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Cleaning, Clogs, and Relining
Few conditions are quite as stressful as a sudden water leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Although you might see sewage or water oozing out or soaking through your walls, it’s often more difficult to find out exactly where the trouble actually is– or to know how to fix it. Rather than struggle through Do It Yourself remedies that might or might not work, leave your sewer repair project to the most relied on plumbing service contractor!
For over a decade, our plumbing company has solved the most critical sewer and pipe problems of households and businesses across our area. With a staff of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7/365 service schedule, your most difficult sewer repair situations are never too far from our fast and expert solutions.
What causes a blocked drain?
A clogged drain is generally a result of the slow accumulation of natural matter like hair and grease on the inside walls of drain lines. Over time, this buildup slows down the regular flow of water through the pipe, similar to cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a bunch of hair attempts to pass through the pipe, it can become caught and completely block the flow. The end result is a clogged shower or sink drain.
How do I unclog my drain?
Even though a plunger can sometimes unblock minor blockages, a tough or persistent blockage will call for a visit with one of our licensed plumbers who will bring a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This tool works in the opposite way than a plunger does. Our plumber will push the snake into the clog and use the crank to send the snake deeper into the clog.
In other cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to get through stubborn clogs. Snakes are very good to have around because they’re long enough to get to clogs that are stuck deep within a drainpipe and ultimately unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Sometimes a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet isn’t caused by debris in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions such as tree roots in the sewer main drain pipe. 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 try very hard to provide 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 Franklin Lakes
A sewer line blockage is the direct result of an object 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 unintentionally fall into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet yet can become trapped or snagged within thesewer pipe.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, especially sinks with garbage disposals.Homeowners often think it is OK to put all kitchen waste down the garbage disposal. This iscertainly not true– things which should never be sent down into a garbage disposal include grease, oil and bones. All the aforementioned items can damage or stop up your house’s drain pipes. It just takes a small bit of bone to become trapped in your sewer pipes, grabbing onto other things as they pass by, to create a blockage. Over time, what was a small blockage turns into a larger one, causing a total sewer line blockage.
What Happens Next?
When your primary sewer pipe becomes clogged, you will need the service of a professional plumber. Minor obstructions can be cleared by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. On the other hand, removing large clogs that are located further in the drain system is a lot more difficult. These kinds of obstructions will require the plumber to use a power plumbing snake to reach and bore through the clog.
Contagion is a very real hazard and can result from sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your office or home the room must be sanitized and disinfected to stop growth of harmful microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damage can trigger very serious health conditions especially in the elderly, children and those who struggle with persistent breathing complications.
Quickly discovering the cause of the blockage 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