Mount Olive's Highly Rated Sewer and Drain Contractors
Regardless of the manufacturer, material, 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 Mount Olive, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Clogged Line
Few scenarios are really as stressful as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Although you may be able to see sewage or water squirting out or filtering through your walls, it’s often a lot more difficult to uncover where the trouble actually is– or to know how to repair it. Rather than struggle through DIY solutions that might or might not work, entrust your sewer repair project to the most relied on plumbing service contractor!
For more than a decade, our 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 24/7/365 service availability, your most difficult sewer repair situations are never too far from our fast and professional solutions.
What triggers a stopped up drain?
A stopped up drain is generally a result of the gradual accumulation of organic substances such as hair and grease on the inside walls of drain pipes. Over time, this build-up slows down the regular flow of water through the line, similar to cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a clump of debris or a wad of hair attempts to pass through the pipe, it can become stuck and completely block the outflow. The result is a stopped up tub or kitchen sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
While a plunger can sometimes unblock minor obstructions, a stubborn or constant clog will require a visit from one of our qualified plumbers who will bring 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 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 penetrate tough clogs. Snakes are especially good to have around because they’re long enough to get to 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 is not caused by refuse in your home’s pipes (also called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of invading obstructions like roots in 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 signal that we hydrojet the main line. While we try very hard to give you up-front, transparent pricing, custom jobs like these will necessitate that we give you an estimate for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in Mount Olive
A sewer line blockage is the direct result of an object being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Often, the item 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 caught or snagged within thesewer pipe.
Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with garbage disposals. People often assume it is all right to put all kitchen garbage down the disposal. This iscertainly not true– items that should never be sent down into a garbage disposal include grease, oil and bones. All the aforementioned items can damage or stop up your home’s drain system. It simply takes a small bit of bone to get trapped in your sewer pipes, snagging other items as they pass by, to create a blockage. In time, what was a small blockage turns into a larger one, resulting in a total sewer line blockage.
What Happens Next?
When your primary sewer line becomes clogged, you will most likely need the services of a professional plumber. Minor obstructions can be gotten rid of by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. On the other hand, removing large blockages that are located deeper in the drain line is more difficult. These sorts of clogs will call for the plumber to use a power plumbing snake to get to and cut through the clog.
Contamination is a very real hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If waste water leaks into your office or home 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 cause very severe health problems especially in the aged, children and those who suffer from persistent respiratory issues.
Quickly discovering 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