#1 Drain and Sewer Contractors in Newark Area
Regardless of the manufacturer, product, 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 a quote for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Newark, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Line Repair
Few scenarios are really as nerve-racking as a sudden water leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Even though you might see sewage or water squirting out or soaking through your walls, it’s often a lot more difficult to find out where the problem actually is– or to know the best ways 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 over a decade, our company has solved the most critical sewer and pipe problems of families and businesses across our area. With a staff of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service schedule, 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 slow accumulation of organic matter such as hair and grease on the inside walls of drain lines. In time, this buildup slows down the normal flow of water thru the pipe, similar to cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a jumble of debris or a bunch of hair tries to pass thru the pipe, it can become stuck and completely block the outflow. The result is a clogged shower or sink drain.
How do I unclog my drain?
Although a plunger can occasionally unclog minor obstructions, a stubborn or constant blockage will require a visit from one of our qualified plumbers who will use a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in a different way than a plunger does. Our plumber will thread the snake into the clog and use the crank to drive the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In other cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has enough power to penetrate stubborn clogs. Snakes are very good to have around because they’re long enough to get to obstructions that are stuck deep within a drainpipe 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 (also called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions such as roots in the sewer main . If our plumber determines that the clog is caused by this kind of obstruction in the main sewer drain, it may require that we hydrojet the main line. While we try very hard to provide up-front, transparent quotes, custom jobs such as these will necessitate that we give you a quotation for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Blockage Causes in Newark
A sewer line clog is the direct outcome of an object being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Oftentimes, the item is a toy or toothpaste tube or any number of things that may unintentionally drop into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet yet can become caught or snagged within thesewer pipe.
Another problem area 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– products that should not be placed into a garbage disposal include things like grease, oil and bones. All the aforementioned things can hurt or clog your home’s drain system. It just takes a small bit of bone to get trapped in your sewer pipes, snagging other items as they go by, to create a blockage. In time, what was a small obstruction grows into a bigger one, resulting in a total sewer line blockage.
Is There Hope for My Pipes?
When your primary sewer line becomes clogged, you will need the service of an experienced plumber. Minor blockages can be cleared by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. However, removing large clogs that lie further in the drain line is a lot more complicated. These types of obstructions will call for the plumber to use a powered plumbing snake to reach and bore 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 development 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 aged, kids and people who suffer from persistent breathing issues.
Quickly discovering the cause of the blockage and leak in your drain and sewer pipes will prevent 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