Drain and Sewer Service Near Passaic
No matter the brand, 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 Passaic, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Clogged Line
Few situations are really as stressful as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Even though you may be able to see sewage or water oozing out or soaking through your walls, it’s often more difficult to discover precisely where the problem actually is– or to know the best ways to repair it. Rather than struggle through DIY remedies that may or may not work, leave your sewer repair project to the most relied on plumbing service contractor!
For more than a decade, our company has fixed the most urgent sewer and pipe problems of families and businesses across our area. With a crew of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service availability, your biggest sewer repair emergencies are never too far from our fast and professional solutions.
What triggers a blocked drain?
A clogged drain is typically a result of the gradual build-up of natural substances such as hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. Over time, this buildup slows down the regular flow of water thru the line, much like cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a wad of hair attempts to pass through the pipe, it can become stuck and totally block the flow. The result is a stopped up shower or kitchen sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
While a plunger can sometimes unclog small blockages, a stubborn or constant clog will call for a visit from one of our qualified plumbers who will use a tool called an auger (also known as a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in the opposite way than a plunger works. Our plumber will push the snake into the blockage and use the crank to send the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In some cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has enough power to get through stubborn clogs. Snakes are very handy 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 (also called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions such as tree roots in the sewer main drain pipe. If our plumber discovers that the clog is caused by this kind of obstruction in the main sewer drain, it may signal that we hydrojet the main line. While we try very hard to provide up-front, transparent pricing, custom jobs such as these will require us to give you a quotation for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Blockage Causes in Passaic
A sewer line clog is the direct result of an item being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Often, the object is a toy or toothpaste tube or any variety of things that may accidentally drop into the toilet. The item may clear the toilet yet can become trapped or snagged within thesewer pipe.
Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with waste disposals. People often assume it is all right 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 things like grease, oil and bones. All the aforementioned things can damage or stop up your house’s drain system. It simply takes a small bit of bone to get trapped in your sewer line, snagging other items as they pass by, to develop a blockage. In time, what was a little blockage grows into a bigger one, resulting in a complete sewer line obstruction.
What Happens Next?
When your main sewer line becomes blocked, you will most likely need the services of a professional plumber. Minor blockages can be cleared by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. On the other hand, removing large blockages that lie deeper in the drain system is more complicated. These types of clogs will call for the plumber to use a power plumbing snake to reach and bore through the clog.
Contagion is a very legitimate hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your home or office the room must be sanitized and decontaminated to stop development of dangerous microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damages can trigger very severe health conditions particularly in the elderly, children and people who struggle with chronic respiratory complications.
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 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