Drain and Sewer Contractors Near to River Edge
No matter the manufacturer, product, 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 River Edge, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Drain Cleaning
Few scenarios are quite as stressful as a sudden 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 much more difficult to discover exactly where the problem actually is– or to know the best ways 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 over a decade, our company has fixed the most urgent sewer and pipe problems of families and businesses across our area. With a staff of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service availability, your biggest sewer repair emergencies are never too far from our fast and expert solutions.
What causes a blocked drain?
A clogged up drain is generally a result of the slow build-up of organic matter such as hair and grease on the inside walls of drain lines. In time, this buildup slows down the regular flow of water thru the line, similar to cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a clump of debris or a wad of hair attempts to pass thru the pipe, it can become caught and completely obstruct the flow. The end result is a stopped up tub or kitchen sink drain.
Even though a plunger can occasionally unclog small blockages, a stubborn or persistent blockage 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 does. Our plumber will push the snake into the clog and crank it to send the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In other cases, the will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to penetrate stubborn clogs. Snakes are especially handy because they are long enough to get to clogs that are lodged deep inside a drainpipe and ultimately unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Sometimes a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet isn’t caused by debris in your home’s pipes (also called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of invading obstructions such as tree roots inside the sewer main . If our plumber determines that the clog is caused by this kind of obstruction in the sewer main, 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 require us to give you a quotation for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Blockage Causes in River Edge
A sewer line blockage is the direct result of an item 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 item may clear the toilet yet can become trapped or snagged within thesewer line.
Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, especially sinks with waste disposals. People often assume it is all right to put all of the kitchen waste down the garbage disposal. This isnot true– things that should never be placed into a garbage disposal include grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the previously mentioned things can harm or clog your house’s drain pipes. It just takes a small bit of bone to get trapped in your sewer line, snagging other items as they go by, to develop a clog. Over time, what was a small obstruction turns into a larger one, causing a total sewer line obstruction.
What Happens Next?
When your main sewer pipe becomes clogged, you will need the services of an experienced plumber. Minor blockages can be cleared by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. On the other hand, removing huge blockages that lie further in the drain system is a lot more complicated. These sorts of clogs will call for the plumber to employ a powered plumbing snake to get to and bore through the blockage.
Contamination is a very real hazard and can result from sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your office or home the room must be sanitized and disinfected to stop development of dangerous microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damage can trigger very severe health problems particularly in the aged, children and those who struggle with persistent breathing issues.
Quickly discovering the cause of the blockage and leak in your drain and sewer pipes will prevent 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