Lincoln Park's Highly Rated Sewer and Drain Contractors
No matter 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 Lincoln Park, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Cleaning, Clogs, and Relining
Few situations are really as nerve-racking as a sudden water leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Even though you may be able to see sewage or water oozing 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 repair it. Rather than struggle through DIY 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 urgent sewer and pipe problems of families and businesses across our area. With a crew 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 clogged up drain is usually a result of the slow accumulation of natural matter like hair and grease on the inside walls of drain pipes. In time, this buildup reduces the normal flow of water through the line, similar to cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a wad of hair attempts to pass thru the pipe, it can get caught and completely obstruct the outflow. The end result is a stopped up shower or kitchen sink drain.
Although a plunger can occasionally unblock minor obstructions, a stubborn or constant blockage will require a visit with one of our licensed plumbers who will bring a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in a different way than a plunger works. Our plumber will thread the snake into the clog and crank it to drive the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In other cases, the will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to penetrate tough clogs. Snakes are very good to have around because they’re long enough to get to clogs that are lodged deep inside a drain pipe and ultimately unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Sometimes a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet is not 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 sewer main, it may require that we hydrojet the main line. While we try very hard to give you 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 Lincoln Park
A sewer line clog is the direct outcome of an item being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Often, 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 but can become trapped or snagged within thesewer line.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with waste disposals.Homeowners often assume it is all right to put all kitchen waste down the disposal. This isnot true– items which should not be placed into a garbage disposal include things like grease, oil and bones. All the previously mentioned things can damage or stop up your house’s drain pipes. It only takes a small shard of bone to become trapped in your sewer line, snagging other things as they go by, to develop a clog. In time, what was a small blockage grows into a larger one, resulting in a total sewer line blockage.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your primary sewer pipe becomes blocked, you will need the services of an experienced plumber. Minor clogs can be cleared by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. On the other hand, removing large blockages that lie further in the drain line is a lot more complicated. These types of obstructions will require the plumber to use 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 waste water leaks into your home or office the room must be sanitized and decontaminated to stop development of harmful microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damages can trigger very severe health problems especially in the aged, children and people who suffer from persistent respiratory complications.
Quickly discovering 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