Local Drain and Sewer Service in Montclair Area
Regardless of 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 a quote for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Montclair, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Drain Cleaning
Few conditions are quite as nerve-racking as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Although you might see sewage or water squirting out or soaking through your walls, it’s often more difficult to uncover where the trouble actually is– or to know the best ways to repair it. Instead of struggling Do It Yourself solutions that might or might not work, leave 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 households and businesses across our area. With a staff of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7/365 service availability, your biggest sewer repair emergencies are never too far from our fast and professional solutions.
What causes a clogged drain?
A clogged drain is generally a result of the gradual accumulation of organic substances such as hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. Over time, this buildup reduces the normal flow of water through the line, much like cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a jumble of debris or a bunch of hair attempts to pass through the pipe, it can get stuck and totally obstruct the flow. The end result is a stopped up tub or kitchen sink drain.
Even though a plunger can occasionally unblock minor obstructions, a stubborn or persistent clog will require a visit with one of our licensed plumbers who will bring a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in the opposite way than a plunger does. Our plumber will push the snake into the clog 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 tough clogs. Snakes are especially handy because they’re long enough to reach obstructions that are lodged deep within a drainpipe and finally unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Frequently a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet isn’t caused by refuse in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of invading obstructions like roots inside the sewer main . If our plumber determines that the clog is caused by an obstruction in the sewer main, it may signal that we hydrojet the main line. While we do try very hard to provide up front, transparent pricing, custom jobs like these will require us to give you an estimate for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Blockage Causes in Montclair
A sewer line clog is the direct result of an item 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 object may clear the toilet yet can become caught or snagged within thesewer line.
Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with garbage disposals.Homeowners often think it is OK to put all of the kitchen garbage down the disposal. This iscertainly not true– items that should never be sent down into a garbage disposal include things like grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the aforementioned items can hurt or stop up your house’s drain system. It only takes a small bit of bone to get trapped in your sewer line, grabbing onto other items as they go by, to develop a blockage. In time, what was a small blockage grows into a bigger one, resulting in a total sewer line obstruction.
What Happens Next?
When your main sewer line becomes blocked, you will most likely need the service 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 large blockages that lie further in the drain system is a lot more difficult. These kinds of clogs will require the plumber to employ a powered plumbing snake to get to and bore through the blockage.
Contagion is a very legitimate hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your home or office the room must be sanitized and disinfected to stop development of harmful microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damages can trigger very severe health problems particularly in the aged, kids and those who suffer from chronic respiratory complications.
Quickly finding 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