Millburn's Highly Rated Sewer and Drain Contractors
Regardless of the manufacturer, material, 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 Millburn, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Line Repair
Few scenarios are quite as nerve-racking as a sudden 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 more difficult to discover exactly where the problem actually is– or to know how to repair it. Instead of struggling DIY solutions 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 households and businesses across our area. With a team of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service availability, your biggest sewer repair situations are never too far away from our fast and professional solutions.
What causes a stopped up drain?
A stopped up drain is generally caused by the gradual build-up of natural matter like hair and grease on the inside walls of drain pipes. 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 thru the pipe, it can get stuck and totally block the outflow. The end result is a clogged tub or kitchen sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
Although a plunger can occasionally unclog small blockages, a tough or constant clog will call for a visit from one of our licensed plumbers who will use a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in the opposite way than a plunger does. Our plumber will thread the snake into the clog and crank it to send the snake deeper into the clog.
In other cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has enough power to get through tough clogs. Snakes are especially good to have around because they’re long enough to reach obstructions 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 isn’t caused by refuse 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 determines that the clog is caused by an obstruction in the main sewer drain, it may signal that we hydrojet the main line. While we do try very hard to give you up-front, transparent quotes, custom jobs such as these will necessitate that we give you a quotation for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Blockage Causes in Millburn
A sewer line blockage is the direct outcome of an object 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 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, especially sinks with waste disposals. People often assume it is all right to put all of the kitchen garbage down the disposal. This iscertainly not true– items that should not be sent down into a garbage disposal include grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the aforementioned items can damage or stop up your house’s drain system. It only takes a small shard of bone to become trapped in your sewer pipes, snagging other things as they pass by, to develop a clog. Over time, what was a little obstruction grows into a bigger one, resulting in a total sewer line obstruction.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your primary sewer line becomes blocked, you will most likely need the services of a professional plumber. Minor clogs can be gotten rid of by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. However, removing huge clogs that are located deeper in the drain system is a lot more difficult. These kinds of blockages will require the plumber to employ a power plumbing snake to reach and cut through the blockage.
Contagion is a very legitimate hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your home or office the space must be sanitized and decontaminated to prevent growth of harmful microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damage can trigger very severe health problems especially in the elderly, kids and people who struggle with persistent breathing complications.
Quickly finding the root cause of the blockage and leak in your sewer and drain pipes will prevent potential 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