Mendham's Top Sewer and Drain Service
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. To learn more and get an estimate for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Mendham, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Cleaning, Clogs, and Relining
Few conditions 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 a lot more difficult to find out exactly where the trouble actually is– or to know how to fix it. Rather than struggle through Do It Yourself solutions that may or may not work, leave 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 service schedule, your most difficult sewer repair situations are never too far away from our fast and professional solutions.
What causes a clogged drain?
A clogged up drain is typically caused by the gradual build-up of natural substances such as hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. In time, this build-up slows down the regular flow of water thru the pipe, similar to cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a clump of debris or a bunch of hair attempts to pass through the pipe, it can get caught and totally block the flow. The result is a clogged tub or kitchen sink drain.
How do I unclog my drain?
Even though a plunger can sometimes unblock small blockages, a stubborn or persistent blockage will require a visit from one of our qualified 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 thread the snake into the clog and crank it to drive the snake deeper into the clog.
In some cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to penetrate stubborn clogs. Snakes are especially good to have around 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? Frequently 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 tree roots inside the sewer main drain pipe. If our plumber determines 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 do try very hard to provide up-front, transparent pricing, custom jobs such as these will require us to give you a quotation for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in Mendham
A sewer line blockage is the direct outcome of an object being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Often, the object is a toy or toothpaste tube or any number of things that may accidentally fall into the toilet. The item may clear the toilet but can become trapped or snagged within thesewer line.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with garbage disposals.Homeowners often assume it is OK to put all kitchen garbage down the garbage disposal. This isnot true– items which should not be placed into a garbage disposal include grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the aforementioned things can hurt or clog your house’s drain pipes. It only takes a small shard of bone to become trapped in your sewer pipes, grabbing onto other items as they go by, to develop a blockage. In time, what was a small obstruction grows into a larger one, causing a complete sewer line blockage.
What Happens Next?
When your main sewer pipe becomes clogged, you will need the services of an experienced 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 clogs that are located deeper in the drain line is a lot more complicated. These kinds of blockages will call for the plumber to use a powered plumbing snake to get to and cut through the blockage.
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 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, children and people who struggle with persistent respiratory complications.
Quickly finding the cause of the blockage 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