Drain and Sewer Contractors Close to Riverdale
Regardless of the manufacturer, 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 an estimate for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Riverdale, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Drain Cleaning
Few conditions are really as nerve-racking as a sudden water 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 much more difficult to find out precisely where the trouble actually is– or to know how to repair it. Instead of struggling Do It Yourself remedies 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 solved the most urgent sewer and pipe problems of households and businesses across our area. With a crew 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 causes a blocked drain?
A clogged drain is typically caused by the slow build-up of organic substances like hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. Over time, this buildup reduces the regular flow of water thru the pipe, similar to cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a jumble of debris or a wad of hair attempts to pass through the pipe, it can become stuck and completely obstruct the flow. The result is a stopped up bathtub or kitchen sink drain.
Although a plunger can occasionally unblock small obstructions, a stubborn or constant blockage 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 a different way than a plunger does. Our plumber will push the snake into the blockage and use the crank to send the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In other cases, the will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to get through tough clogs. Snakes are especially handy because they are long enough to get to clogs that are lodged deep inside a drain pipe and ultimately unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Sometimes a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet is not caused by debris in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions like tree roots inside the sewer main . If our plumber determines that the clog is caused by an obstruction in the main sewer drain, it may require that we hydrojet the main line. While we do try very hard to give you up front, transparent pricing, custom jobs like these will necessitate that we give you a quotation for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in Riverdale
A sewer line blockage is the direct result of an item being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Often, the item is a toy or toothpaste tube or any variety of things that may unintentionally drop into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet but can become caught or snagged within thesewer line.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, especially sinks with garbage disposals.Homeowners often assume it is OK to put all kitchen garbage down the disposal. This iscertainly not true– things that should never be placed into a garbage disposal include grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the previously mentioned items can damage or clog your house’s drain pipes. It simply takes a small shard of bone to become trapped in your sewer pipes, grabbing onto other items as they pass by, to develop a clog. In time, what was a small obstruction grows into a bigger one, resulting in a complete sewer line blockage.
What Happens Next?
When your main sewer line becomes blocked, you will need the service of an experienced plumber. Minor blockages can be cleared by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. However, removing large blockages that lie deeper in the drain system is a lot more complicated. These types of blockages will call for the plumber to use a powered plumbing snake to get to and cut through the clog.
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 microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damages can cause very serious health problems particularly in the elderly, children and those who struggle with persistent respiratory issues.
Quickly finding the root cause of the obstructions and leak in your sewer and drain 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