North Caldwell's Highly Rated Sewer and Drain Contractors
Regardless of the brand, material, 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 an estimate for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near North Caldwell, 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. Even though you might see sewage or water oozing out or filtering through your walls, it’s often much more difficult to discover where the trouble actually is– or to know the best ways to repair it. Rather than struggle through Do It Yourself remedies that may or may not work, entrust your sewer repair project to the most relied on plumbing service contractor!
For over a decade, our plumbing company has solved the most urgent sewer and pipe problems of households 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 away from our fast and professional solutions.
What causes a clogged drain?
A clogged drain is typically a result of the gradual build-up of natural matter like hair and grease on the inside walls of drain pipes. In time, this build-up reduces the normal flow of water through the pipe, much like cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a jumble of debris or a wad of hair tries to pass thru the pipe, it can become stuck and totally obstruct the outflow. The end result is a stopped up bathtub or sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
Although a plunger can occasionally unclog minor blockages, a stubborn or constant blockage will require a visit with 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 push the snake into the clog and crank it to send the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In other cases, the will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to penetrate stubborn clogs. Snakes are very good to have around because they’re long enough to get to obstructions that are stuck deep inside a drain pipe and finally unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Frequently a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet is not caused by debris in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of invading obstructions such as roots inside the sewer main . If our plumber discovers that the clog is caused by this kind of obstruction in the sewer main, it may require that we hydrojet the main line. While we try very hard to give you up front, transparent quotes, custom jobs like these will necessitate that we give you a quotation for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in North Caldwell
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 unintentionally drop into the toilet. The item may clear the toilet yet can become trapped or snagged within thesewer line.
Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with waste disposals.Homeowners often think it is OK to put all of the kitchen garbage down the disposal. This iscertainly not true– things which should never be sent down into a garbage disposal include grease, oil and bones. All the aforementioned items can damage or clog your house’s drain system. It only takes a small shard of bone to get trapped in your sewer line, grabbing onto other items as they pass by, to develop a clog. In time, what was a little obstruction grows into a bigger one, causing a total sewer line blockage.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your primary sewer line becomes clogged, you will need the services of an experienced 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 further in the drain system is a lot more complicated. These sorts of blockages will require the plumber to employ a power plumbing snake to get to and bore through the blockage.
Contamination is a very real hazard and can result from sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your home or office the space 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 cause very severe health problems particularly in the aged, kids and people who suffer from chronic breathing complications.
Quickly finding the cause of the obstructions and leak in your drain and sewer 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