Ridgefield'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 a quote for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Ridgefield, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Clogged Line
Few situations are quite 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 spurting 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. Instead of struggling Do It Yourself solutions that may or may not work, entrust your sewer repair project to the most trusted plumbing service contractor!
For over 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 biggest sewer repair situations are never too far from our fast and expert solutions.
What triggers a blocked drain?
A stopped up drain is usually a result of the slow accumulation of organic matter like hair and grease on the inside walls of drain pipes. Over time, this buildup slows down the regular flow of water through the pipe, much like cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a jumble of debris or a bunch of hair attempts to pass thru the pipe, it can become stuck and completely obstruct the flow. The result is a clogged tub or kitchen sink drain.
How do I unclog my drain?
Although a plunger can sometimes unblock small blockages, a tough or constant blockage will call for a visit from one of our licensed plumbers who will use a tool called an auger (also known as 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 drive the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In other cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has enough power to get through tough clogs. Snakes are very good to have around because they are long enough to reach obstructions that are lodged deep within a drain pipe and ultimately unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Frequently a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet isn’t caused by refuse in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of invading obstructions like roots in the sewer main . If our plumber discovers 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 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 Ridgefield
A sewer line clog is the direct outcome of an object being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Oftentimes, the object is a toy or toothpaste tube or any number of things that may accidentally drop into the toilet. The item may clear the toilet but can become caught or snagged within thesewer pipe.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, especially sinks with waste disposals. People often think it is all right to put all kitchen waste down the disposal. This isnot true– products which should never be placed into a garbage disposal include things like grease, oil and bones. All the previously mentioned things can damage or clog your home’s drain pipes. It simply takes a small shard of bone to become trapped in your sewer line, snagging other items as they pass by, to create a blockage. In time, what was a small obstruction turns into a bigger one, causing a complete sewer line blockage.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your main sewer line becomes clogged, you will need the services of a professional plumber. Minor obstructions can be cleared by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. However, removing large clogs that lie further in the drain system is more difficult. These kinds of clogs will require the plumber to employ a power plumbing snake to reach 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 growth of dangerous bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damages can trigger very serious health problems particularly in the elderly, kids and those who struggle with persistent breathing issues.
Quickly discovering the root cause of the obstructions and leak in your drain and sewer pipes will prevent 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