Drain and Sewer Contractors Near Leonia
Regardless of the brand, material, or setup 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 Leonia, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Cleaning, Clogs, and Relining
Few situations are quite as stressful as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Even though you may be able to see sewage or water oozing out or filtering through your walls, it’s often a lot more difficult to discover precisely where the problem actually is– or to know how to fix it. Rather than struggle through DIY remedies that might or might not work, entrust your sewer repair project to the most trusted plumbing service contractor!
For more than a decade, our plumbing 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 24/7/365 service availability, your biggest sewer repair emergencies are never too far away from our fast and professional solutions.
What causes a clogged drain?
A clogged up drain is usually caused by the slow accumulation of organic substances such as hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. Over time, this buildup reduces the regular flow of water thru the line, much like cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a wad of hair tries to pass through the pipe, it can become stuck and totally obstruct the flow. The end result is a clogged tub or kitchen sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
Although a plunger can occasionally unblock minor obstructions, a tough or constant clog will require a visit with one of our licensed 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 works. 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 penetrate tough clogs. Snakes are especially good to have around because they’re long enough to get to clogs that are stuck deep within a drainpipe 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 (also called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions such as roots inside the sewer main . If our plumber discovers that the clog is caused by an obstruction in the main sewer drain, it may require that we hydrojet the main line. While we do try very hard to provide up front, transparent pricing, custom jobs such as these will necessitate that we give you an estimate for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in Leonia
A sewer line clog is the direct outcome of an object 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 accidentally drop into the toilet. The item may clear the toilet but can become caught or snagged within thesewer pipe.
Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with waste disposals.Homeowners often think it is OK to put all kitchen garbage down the disposal. This iscertainly not true– items which should not be sent down into a garbage disposal include grease, oil and bones. All the previously mentioned things can damage or stop up your home’s drain pipes. It simply takes a small bit of bone to get trapped in your sewer line, snagging other things as they go by, to develop a blockage. Over time, what was a little blockage turns into a bigger one, resulting in a total sewer line obstruction.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your main sewer pipe becomes clogged, you will most likely need the services of an experienced plumber. Minor blockages can be cleared by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. On the other hand, removing huge blockages that lie deeper in the drain system is more complicated. These types of clogs will require the plumber to use a power plumbing snake to reach and bore through the blockage.
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 prevent growth of dangerous microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damage can cause very severe health conditions particularly in the aged, kids and those who struggle with persistent respiratory complications.
Quickly discovering the root cause of the obstructions and leak in your drain and sewer 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