Irvington's Top Sewer and Drain Service
Regardless of the brand, product, 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 Irvington, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Cleaning, Clogs, and Relining
Few scenarios are quite as stressful as a sudden water 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 more difficult to find out precisely where the trouble actually is– or to know how to fix it. Rather than struggle through DIY solutions that might or might not work, entrust your sewer repair project to the most relied on plumbing service contractor!
For more than a decade, our company has fixed the most critical sewer and pipe problems of families and businesses across our area. With a team of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service schedule, your most difficult sewer repair emergencies are never too far away from our fast and expert solutions.
What triggers a blocked drain?
A stopped up drain is generally caused by the slow build-up of organic substances such as hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. In time, this buildup slows down the regular flow of water through the pipe, similar to cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a jumble of debris or a wad of hair tries to pass thru the pipe, it can become caught and completely block the flow. The end result is a stopped up tub or sink drain.
How do I unclog my drain?
Even though a plunger can occasionally unblock small obstructions, a tough or constant blockage will call for a visit from one of our qualified plumbers who will bring 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 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’re long enough to get to obstructions that are lodged deep inside a drainpipe and ultimately unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Sometimes a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet isn’t caused by refuse in your home’s pipes (also called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions like 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 do try very hard to give you up front, transparent pricing, custom jobs such as these will necessitate that we give you a quotation for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in Irvington
A sewer line blockage is the direct outcome of an item being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Oftentimes, the object is a toy or toothpaste tube or any number of things that may accidentally drop into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet but can become caught or snagged within thesewer line.
Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, especially sinks with waste disposals. People often think it is all right to put all kitchen garbage down the disposal. This isnot true– products which should never be sent down into a garbage disposal include grease, oil and bones. All the previously mentioned items can harm or clog your house’s drain system. It simply takes a small shard of bone to get trapped in your sewer line, grabbing onto other items as they pass by, to create a clog. In time, what was a small obstruction grows into a bigger one, causing a complete sewer line blockage.
What Happens Next?
When your primary sewer line becomes blocked, you will need the services of an experienced plumber. Minor blockages can be cleared by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. However, removing large blockages that lie deeper in the drain line is a lot more complicated. These kinds of obstructions will require the plumber to employ a power plumbing snake to get to and bore through the clog.
Contagion is a very real hazard and can result from sewage leaks. If waste water 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. In time, sewer water damages can trigger very severe health conditions especially in the aged, children and those who struggle with chronic breathing issues.
Quickly discovering the cause of the obstructions and leak in your sewer and drain 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