Top Drain and Sewer Service in Ridgewood Area
No matter 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 an estimate for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Ridgewood, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Drain Cleaning
Few conditions are really as stressful as a sudden water leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Although you may be able to see sewage or water oozing out or filtering through your walls, it’s often a lot more difficult to uncover where the problem actually is– or to know how to fix it. Instead of struggling DIY solutions that may or may not work, entrust your sewer repair project to the most trusted plumbing service contractor!
For more than a decade, our company has fixed the most urgent sewer and pipe problems of households and businesses across our area. With a team of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service availability, your biggest sewer repair situations are never too far away from our fast and professional solutions.
What triggers a stopped up drain?
A stopped up drain is usually caused by the slow accumulation of organic substances like hair and grease on the inside walls of drain lines. Over time, this buildup reduces the regular flow of water thru the line, similar to cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a wad of hair tries to pass through the pipe, it can get stuck and totally block the outflow. The end result is a clogged tub or sink drain.
How do I unclog my drain?
While a plunger can sometimes unclog minor blockages, a stubborn or persistent clog will call for a visit with one of our qualified 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 push the snake into the blockage and crank it to drive the snake deeper into the clog.
In other cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has enough power to get through tough clogs. Snakes are especially good to have around because they’re long enough to reach clogs that are stuck deep inside 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 (also called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions such as 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 signal that we hydrojet the main line. While we try very hard to give you up-front, transparent quotes, custom jobs such as these will necessitate that we give you an estimate for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in Ridgewood
A sewer line blockage 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 yet can become trapped or snagged within thesewer line.
Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with garbage disposals.Homeowners often assume it is all right to put all of the kitchen garbage down the garbage disposal. This iscertainly not true– items that should never be placed into a garbage disposal include grease, oil and bones. All the aforementioned items can damage or clog your home’s drain pipes. It simply takes a small shard of bone to become trapped in your sewer pipes, snagging other items as they pass by, to create a clog. In time, what was a small blockage turns into a bigger one, resulting in a complete sewer line obstruction.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your primary sewer line becomes blocked, you will need the service of an experienced plumber. Minor blockages can be gotten rid of by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. However, removing huge clogs that are located further in the drain line is more difficult. These types of blockages will require the plumber to use a power plumbing snake to get to and bore through the blockage.
Contagion is a very legitimate hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your office or home 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 cause very severe health conditions particularly in the aged, kids and those who struggle with chronic respiratory complications.
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 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