Hawthorne's Top Sewer and Drain Service
No matter the brand, product, or setup 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 Hawthorne, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Drain Cleaning
Few conditions 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 find out where the trouble actually is– or to know the best ways to fix it. Rather than struggle through Do It Yourself solutions that might or might not work, entrust your sewer repair project to the most trusted plumbing service contractor!
For over a decade, our plumbing company has fixed the most urgent 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 emergencies are never too far from our fast and expert solutions.
What causes a clogged drain?
A stopped up drain is usually caused by the slow accumulation of organic substances such as hair and grease on the inner walls of drain pipes. In 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 attempts to pass through the pipe, it can get caught and totally obstruct the outflow. The end result is a stopped up shower or kitchen sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
Even though a plunger can sometimes unblock small obstructions, a stubborn or constant blockage will require a visit from one of our qualified plumbers who will use 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 blockage and use the crank to drive the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In some cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to penetrate stubborn clogs. Snakes are especially handy because they’re long enough to reach obstructions that are stuck 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 debris in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of invading obstructions such as tree roots in the sewer main . If our plumber determines that the clog is caused by this kind of obstruction in the main sewer drain, it may require that we hydrojet the main line. While we try very hard to provide up front, transparent quotes, custom jobs like these will necessitate that we give you an estimate for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in Hawthorne
A sewer line blockage is the direct outcome of an item being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Oftentimes, the item is a toy or toothpaste tube or any variety of things that may unintentionally drop into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet but can become trapped or snagged within thesewer line.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, especially sinks with garbage disposals. People often assume it is OK to put all kitchen garbage down the garbage disposal. This isnot true– items which should not be sent down into a garbage disposal include grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the previously mentioned things can harm or stop up your home’s drain pipes. It only takes a small shard of bone to become trapped in your sewer pipes, snagging other items as they go by, to develop a clog. Over time, what was a small obstruction turns into a larger one, resulting in a complete sewer line blockage.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your primary sewer line becomes clogged, you will need the service of a professional plumber. Minor clogs can be gotten rid of by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. However, removing huge clogs that are located deeper in the drain line is more complicated. These types of obstructions will require the plumber to employ a powered plumbing snake to get to and bore through the clog.
Contagion is a very real hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your office or home the space must be sanitized and disinfected to prevent growth of dangerous microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damages can cause very severe health conditions particularly in the elderly, kids and people who suffer from chronic respiratory issues.
Quickly finding the cause of the obstructions and leak in your sewer and drain pipes will prevent harm to your family’s health and 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