Hillsdale's Best Sewer and Drain Contractors
No matter the manufacturer, 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 Hillsdale, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Drain Cleaning
Few scenarios are really as stressful as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Although you might see sewage or water spurting out or soaking through your walls, it’s often much more difficult to discover exactly where the problem actually is– or to know the best ways to repair it. Rather than struggle through DIY remedies that may or may 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 critical sewer and pipe problems of families and businesses across our area. With a staff of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7/365 service availability, your biggest sewer repair emergencies are never too far from our fast and expert solutions.
What triggers a clogged drain?
A stopped up drain is generally caused by the gradual accumulation of organic substances like hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. Over time, this buildup slows down the normal flow of water through the pipe, similar to cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a bunch of hair tries to pass through the pipe, it can become stuck and completely block the flow. The end result is a clogged tub or sink drain.
How do I unclog my drain?
Although a plunger can sometimes unclog minor blockages, a stubborn or persistent clog will call for a visit from one of our qualified plumbers who will bring a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This tool works in a different way than a plunger does. Our plumber will thread the snake into the blockage and use the crank to drive the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In some cases, the will use an electric snake, which has enough power to get through stubborn clogs. Snakes are very good to have around because they are long enough to reach obstructions that are lodged deep inside a drain pipe and ultimately unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Frequently a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet is not caused by debris in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions like roots in the sewer main . 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 try very hard to provide up front, transparent quotes, custom jobs like these will necessitate that we give you a quotation for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Blockage Causes in Hillsdale
A sewer line clog is the direct outcome of an item being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Often, the object is a toy or toothpaste tube or any number of things that may unintentionally fall into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet but 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 garbage down the disposal. This iscertainly not true– products that should not be placed into a garbage disposal include things like grease, oil and bones. All the previously mentioned items can hurt or stop up your home’s drain pipes. It only takes a small shard of bone to get trapped in your sewer line, grabbing onto other items as they go by, to develop a blockage. Over time, what was a small blockage grows into a larger one, resulting in a complete sewer line blockage.
Is There Hope for My Pipes?
When your main sewer pipe becomes blocked, you will need the service of a professional plumber. Minor obstructions can be gotten rid of by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. On the other hand, removing huge clogs that are located deeper in the drain line is a lot more complicated. These types of blockages will require the plumber to use 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 office or home the room must be sanitized and disinfected to stop development of dangerous bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damages can trigger very serious health problems especially in the elderly, children and those who suffer from chronic breathing issues.
Quickly finding the root cause of the obstructions and leak in your sewer and drain pipes will prevent potential 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