Drain and Sewer Contractors By Long Hill
No matter the manufacturer, 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 Long Hill, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Drain Cleaning
Few conditions are quite as nerve-racking as a sudden water leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Even though you might see sewage or water squirting 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. Instead of struggling DIY solutions that might or might not work, leave your sewer repair project to the most trusted plumbing service contractor!
For over a decade, our company has solved the most critical sewer and pipe problems of families and businesses across our area. With a crew of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service schedule, your biggest sewer repair emergencies are never too far away from our fast and expert solutions.
What causes a blocked drain?
A stopped up drain is generally caused by the slow accumulation of organic matter like hair and grease on the inside walls of drain lines. Over time, this buildup reduces the normal flow of water thru the line, similar to cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a bunch of hair tries to pass thru the pipe, it can become caught and completely block the flow. The end result is a stopped up bathtub or kitchen sink drain.
While a plunger can occasionally unblock small blockages, a stubborn or constant blockage will call for a visit with 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 works. Our plumber will thread the snake into the blockage and use the crank to send the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In some cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to get through tough clogs. Snakes are very good to have around because they are long enough to get to clogs that are stuck deep within a drainpipe and ultimately unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Frequently a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet isn’t caused by debris in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of invading obstructions such as tree 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 do try very hard to provide up front, transparent pricing, custom jobs like these will necessitate that we give you an estimate for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Blockage Causes in Long Hill
A sewer line blockage 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 variety of things that may unintentionally drop into the toilet. The item may clear the toilet yet can become caught or snagged within thesewer pipe.
Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with waste disposals. People often think it is all right to put all of the kitchen garbage down the disposal. This isnot true– products which should never be placed into a garbage disposal include things like grease, oil and bones. All the previously mentioned items can damage or clog your house’s drain system. It just takes a small shard of bone to become trapped in your sewer pipes, grabbing onto other things as they go by, to develop a clog. Over time, what was a little obstruction grows into a bigger one, resulting in a complete sewer line obstruction.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your primary sewer line becomes clogged, you will need the service of a professional plumber. Minor clogs can be gotten rid of by merely 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 a lot more difficult. These sorts of obstructions 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 space must be sanitized and decontaminated to stop growth of harmful bacteria 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 those who suffer from persistent respiratory issues.
Quickly finding 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