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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. For more information and get a quote for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Rockaway, call us today.

Sewer Repair – Cleaning, Clogs, and Relining

Few situations are quite as nerve-racking 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 find out precisely where the trouble actually is– or to know the best ways to repair it. Instead of struggling Do It Yourself solutions that may or may not work, leave 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 households and businesses across our area. With a staff of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service availability, your most difficult sewer repair situations are never too far away from our fast and expert solutions.

What causes a blocked drain?

A clogged drain is typically a result of the gradual accumulation of organic substances like hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. Over time, this build-up reduces the regular flow of water through the pipe, similar to cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a jumble of debris or a bunch of hair tries to pass through the pipe, it can get stuck and totally obstruct the flow. The end result is a clogged tub or sink drain.

How do you unclog a drain?

Although a plunger can occasionally unblock small blockages, a stubborn or persistent blockage will require a visit with one of our qualified plumbers who will bring a tool called an auger (also known as a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in a different way than a plunger works. Our plumber will push the snake into the clog and use the crank to drive the snake deeper into the clog.

In other cases, the will use an electric snake, which has enough power to penetrate tough clogs. Snakes are especially good to have around because they’re long enough to get to clogs that are lodged deep within a drainpipe and ultimately unclog the drain.

Are there any exceptions? Sometimes 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 such as tree roots in the sewer main drain pipe. If our plumber discovers that the clog is caused by an obstruction in the main sewer drain, it may signal that we hydrojet the main line. While we try very hard to provide up front, transparent pricing, custom jobs like these will require us to give you a quotation for the work.

Some Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in Rockaway

A sewer line blockage is the direct result of an object 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 fall into the toilet. The item may clear the toilet but can become caught or snagged within thesewer pipe.

Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, especially sinks with garbage disposals. People often assume it is all right to put all kitchen waste down the disposal. This isnot true– products that should not be sent down into a garbage disposal include things like grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the previously mentioned things can hurt or clog your house’s drain system. It only takes a small bit of bone to get trapped in your sewer pipes, snagging other things as they go by, to develop a clog. Over time, what was a little obstruction turns into a bigger one, resulting in a total sewer line blockage.

What Happens Next?

When your primary sewer line becomes clogged, you will most likely need the service of a professional plumber. Minor clogs can be cleared by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. On the other hand, removing large clogs that are located further in the drain system is a lot more complicated. These kinds of clogs will require the plumber to use a powered plumbing snake to reach and bore through the clog.

Sewage Dangers

Contamination is a very real hazard and can result from sewage leaks. If waste water leaks into your office or home the room must be sanitized and disinfected to prevent development of harmful microorganisms that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damage can trigger very serious health problems especially in the elderly, children and those who suffer from chronic breathing complications.

Quickly finding the root 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

Call (201) 775-9877