Drain and Sewer Contractors By Lyndhurst
Regardless of the manufacturer, product, 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 Lyndhurst, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Clogged Line
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 squirting out or filtering through your walls, it’s often a lot more difficult to find out exactly where the trouble actually is– or to know the best ways to repair it. Instead of struggling Do It Yourself 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 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 away from our fast and expert solutions.
What triggers a blocked drain?
A clogged up drain is generally caused by the gradual build-up of organic matter like hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. In time, this buildup slows down the regular flow of water thru the pipe, similar to cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a jumble of debris or a bunch of hair tries to pass thru the pipe, it can get stuck and completely block the flow. The result is a stopped up bathtub or kitchen sink drain.
Although a plunger can occasionally unblock minor blockages, a stubborn or constant blockage will call for a visit from one of our qualified plumbers who will bring a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This tool works in the opposite way than a plunger does. Our plumber will push the snake into the blockage and use the crank to send the snake deeper into the clog.
In some cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to get through stubborn clogs. Snakes are especially handy because they are long enough to get to obstructions that are stuck 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 refuse in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions such as tree roots in the sewer main . 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 try very hard to give you up-front, transparent pricing, custom jobs such as these will require us to give you a quotation for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Blockage Causes in Lyndhurst
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 unintentionally drop 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 think it is OK to put all of the kitchen waste down the garbage disposal. This iscertainly not true– products which should not be sent down into a garbage disposal include grease, oil and bones. All the previously mentioned things can damage or clog your home’s drain pipes. It simply takes a small shard of bone to become trapped in your sewer line, snagging other things as they go by, to create a clog. Over time, what was a little obstruction grows into a bigger one, causing a complete sewer line blockage.
Is There Hope for My Pipes?
When your primary sewer line becomes blocked, you will most likely need the service of an experienced plumber. Minor blockages can be cleared by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. However, removing huge clogs that are located further in the drain system is a lot more complicated. These sorts of obstructions will require the plumber to employ a powered plumbing snake to get to and cut through the blockage.
Contamination is a very real hazard and can result from sewage leaks. If waste water leaks into your home or office the space must be sanitized and disinfected to prevent development of dangerous bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damages can trigger very serious health problems particularly in the elderly, kids and people who suffer from persistent breathing complications.
Quickly discovering the root cause of the blockage and leak in your sewer and drain 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