Oakland's Highly Rated Sewer and Drain Service
Regardless of the manufacturer, material, or configuration of your home’s sewer and drain pipes, we have the technical expertise required for a quality repair. To learn more and get a quote for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Oakland, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Cleaning, Clogs, and Relining
Few situations are quite as stressful as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Although you might see sewage or water spurting out or filtering through your walls, it’s often much more difficult to find out precisely where the trouble actually is– or to know how to fix it. Rather than struggle through DIY solutions that might or might not work, leave your sewer repair project to the most trusted plumbing service contractor!
For over a decade, our plumbing company has fixed the most urgent sewer and pipe problems of families and businesses across our area. With a team of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7/365 service schedule, your biggest sewer repair emergencies are never too far from our fast and expert solutions.
What causes a clogged drain?
A clogged up drain is usually caused by the slow accumulation of organic matter like hair and grease on the inner walls of drain pipes. Over time, this buildup slows down the regular flow of water thru the line, similar to cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a jumble of debris or a bunch of hair tries to pass thru the pipe, it can become caught and completely obstruct the outflow. The result is a clogged bathtub or sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
Although a plunger can sometimes unblock minor blockages, a tough or constant clog will call for 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 thread the snake into the clog and use the crank to drive the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In some cases, the 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 obstructions that are stuck 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 debris in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions like roots inside the sewer main drain pipe. 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 do 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 Oakland
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 variety of things that may unintentionally fall into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet but can become caught or snagged within thesewer line.
Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with garbage disposals. People often think it is all right to put all kitchen garbage down the disposal. This isnot true– things which should not be sent down into a garbage disposal include things like grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the previously mentioned items can hurt or clog your house’s drain pipes. It only takes a small bit of bone to become trapped in your sewer line, grabbing onto other items as they go by, to develop a blockage. In time, what was a little blockage turns into a larger one, causing a total sewer line blockage.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your primary sewer pipe becomes blocked, you will most likely need the service of an experienced plumber. Minor clogs can be cleared by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. On the other hand, removing large clogs that are located further in the drain line is more complicated. These sorts of clogs will require the plumber to use a power plumbing snake to reach and cut through the blockage.
Contamination 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 prevent growth of harmful microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damage can cause very serious health problems particularly in the elderly, children and those who suffer from chronic breathing issues.
Quickly discovering the cause of the blockage 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