#1 Drain and Sewer Contractors in Morristown Area
Regardless of the brand, 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 Morristown, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Clogged Line
Few conditions are quite as stressful as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Although you may be able to see sewage or water oozing out or filtering through your walls, it’s often a lot more difficult to discover precisely where the trouble actually is– or to know how to repair it. Instead of struggling Do It Yourself 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 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 24/7/365 service schedule, your most difficult sewer repair situations are never too far from our fast and expert solutions.
What causes a blocked drain?
A clogged drain is generally caused by the slow build-up of organic substances like hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. Over time, this build-up reduces the regular flow of water through the line, much like cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a jumble of debris or a wad of hair attempts to pass through the pipe, it can get caught and totally block the flow. The result is a stopped up tub or sink drain.
How do I unclog my drain?
Even though a plunger can occasionally unclog small obstructions, a tough or constant clog will require a visit from one of our qualified plumbers who will use a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This tool works in a different way than a plunger does. Our plumber will thread the snake into the clog and use the crank to send the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In other cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to penetrate tough clogs. Snakes are especially good to have around because they are long enough to get to clogs that are stuck deep within a drain pipe and finally 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). Rather, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions such as tree roots in the sewer main . If our plumber determines that the clog is caused by this kind of obstruction in the sewer main, 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 Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in Morristown
A sewer line clog is the direct result of an item being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Oftentimes, the item is a toy or toothpaste tube or any variety 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 area of concern is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with waste disposals. People often think it is OK to put all kitchen waste down the disposal. This iscertainly not true– things that 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 just takes a small bit of bone to get trapped in your sewer pipes, grabbing onto other items as they go by, to create a blockage. Over time, what was a little blockage grows into a larger one, causing a complete sewer line blockage.
Is There Hope for My Pipes?
When your primary sewer pipe becomes blocked, you will most likely need the services of an experienced plumber. Minor blockages can be cleared by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. On the other hand, removing huge clogs that lie deeper in the drain line is more complicated. These kinds of clogs will require the plumber to use a powered plumbing snake to get to and cut through the blockage.
Contagion is a very legitimate hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If waste water leaks into your office or home the room must be sanitized and disinfected to stop growth of dangerous microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damage can trigger very serious health problems especially in the elderly, kids and people who suffer from persistent breathing complications.
Quickly discovering the cause of the obstructions and leak in your sewer and drain pipes will prevent potential 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