Ringwood's Best Sewer and Drain Contractors
No matter the brand, material, or setup of your home’s sewer and drain pipes, we have the technical expertise required for a quality repair. To learn more and get an estimate for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Ringwood, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Drain Cleaning
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 squirting out or filtering through your walls, it’s often a lot more difficult to find out exactly where the trouble actually is– or to know how to repair it. Instead of struggling DIY remedies that might or might not work, leave your sewer repair project to the most relied on 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 staff of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7/365 service availability, your most difficult sewer repair emergencies are never too far away from our fast and professional solutions.
What causes a stopped up drain?
A clogged up drain is usually a result of the gradual accumulation of organic matter such as hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. In time, this build-up reduces the regular flow of water thru the line, much like cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a clump of debris or a bunch of hair attempts to pass thru the pipe, it can become caught and completely obstruct the flow. The result is a stopped up tub or sink drain.
Although a plunger can occasionally unblock minor blockages, a tough or constant clog will require a visit from one of our licensed plumbers who will use a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in the opposite way than a plunger works. Our plumber will thread the snake into the clog and crank it to drive the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In some cases, the will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to get through tough clogs. Snakes are especially good to have around because they are long enough to get to clogs that are lodged deep within a drain pipe and finally unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Sometimes a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet is not caused by refuse in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions like roots inside 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 give you 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 Ringwood
A sewer line blockage is the direct result of an item being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Oftentimes, 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 line.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with waste disposals.Homeowners often think it is all right to put all kitchen garbage down the garbage disposal. This isnot true– items which should never be placed into a garbage disposal include things like grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the aforementioned items can harm or stop up your home’s drain pipes. It only takes a small bit of bone to become trapped in your sewer pipes, snagging other items as they go by, to create a blockage. In time, what was a small blockage turns into a bigger one, resulting in a total sewer line obstruction.
What Happens Next?
When your primary sewer line becomes clogged, you will most likely need the service of an experienced plumber. Minor obstructions can be cleared by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. On the other hand, removing large clogs that are located further in the drain system is a lot more difficult. These types of clogs will call for the plumber to use a power plumbing snake to reach and cut 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 disinfected to prevent development of harmful bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damage can cause very severe health problems particularly in the aged, children and those who struggle with chronic respiratory issues.
Quickly finding the cause of the blockage and leak in your drain and sewer 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