Livingston's Best Sewer and Drain Contractors
No matter the manufacturer, product, or configuration 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 Livingston, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Line Repair
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 oozing out or soaking through your walls, it’s often much more difficult to find out where the trouble actually is– or to know the best ways to repair it. Rather than struggle through DIY remedies that may or may 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 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 situations are never too far from our fast and professional solutions.
What causes a stopped up drain?
A clogged drain is typically caused by the slow build-up of natural substances like hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. Over time, this buildup reduces the regular flow of water through the line, similar to cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a jumble of debris or a bunch of hair tries to pass thru the pipe, it can get caught and totally block the flow. The end result is a stopped up bathtub or kitchen sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
While a plunger can occasionally unblock small blockages, a stubborn or persistent blockage will require a visit with one of our qualified plumbers who will use a tool called an auger (also known as a “snake”). This tool works in a different way than a plunger works. Our plumber will thread the snake into the blockage and crank it to send the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In some cases, the will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to get through stubborn clogs. Snakes are especially handy because they’re long enough to get to obstructions that are lodged 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 (also called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of invading obstructions such as tree roots in the sewer main drain pipe. If our plumber discovers that the clog is caused by an obstruction in the sewer main, it may signal 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 a quotation for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Blockage Causes in Livingston
A sewer line blockage is the direct result 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 accidentally drop into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet yet can become trapped or snagged within thesewer line.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with garbage disposals. People often assume it is all right to put all kitchen garbage down the disposal. This iscertainly not true– items which should never be sent down into a garbage disposal include things like grease, oil and bones. All the previously mentioned things can damage or stop up your home’s drain pipes. It only takes a small bit of bone to get trapped in your sewer pipes, snagging other things as they pass by, to create a clog. In time, what was a little obstruction turns into a bigger one, causing a complete sewer line blockage.
What Happens Next?
When your main sewer line becomes blocked, you will need the services of a professional plumber. Minor clogs can be cleared by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. On the other hand, removing large blockages that lie further in the drain line is a lot more difficult. These sorts of clogs will require the plumber to use a powered plumbing snake to get to and cut through the clog.
Contamination is a very real hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your office or home the room must be sanitized and decontaminated to prevent development of dangerous microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damage can cause very serious health conditions especially in the aged, children and those who suffer from chronic 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