Rutherford's Top Sewer and Drain Service
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 a quote for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Rutherford, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Drain Cleaning
Few conditions are really as stressful as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Although you may be able to see sewage or water spurting out or filtering through your walls, it’s often more difficult to uncover precisely where the problem actually is– or to know the best ways to fix it. Rather than struggle through DIY remedies that might or might not work, entrust your sewer repair project to the most relied on plumbing service contractor!
For more than a decade, our plumbing company has solved the most critical sewer and pipe problems of households and businesses across our area. With a team of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service availability, your most difficult sewer repair emergencies are never too far from our fast and expert solutions.
What causes a clogged drain?
A clogged up drain is usually caused by the gradual accumulation of organic substances such as hair and grease on the inner walls of drain pipes. In time, this build-up slows down the normal flow of water thru the line, similar to cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a bunch of hair tries to pass through the pipe, it can become stuck and completely obstruct the outflow. The end result is a stopped up bathtub or sink drain.
Even though a plunger can occasionally unblock minor obstructions, a tough or constant clog will call for a visit from 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 does. Our plumber will thread the snake into the blockage and crank it to send the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In some cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to penetrate tough clogs. Snakes are very handy because they are long enough to reach obstructions 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 debris in your home’s pipes (also called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions like 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 require 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 an estimate for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Blockage Causes in Rutherford
A sewer line clog is the direct outcome 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 unintentionally drop into the toilet. The item may clear the toilet but can become caught or snagged within thesewer line.
Another area of concern is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with waste disposals. People often assume it is all right to put all of the kitchen waste down the garbage disposal. This iscertainly not true– items that should never be placed into a garbage disposal include things like grease, oil and bones. All the aforementioned things can damage or clog your house’s drain pipes. It just takes a small bit of bone to become trapped in your sewer line, snagging other items as they go by, to create a clog. Over time, what was a little blockage grows into a larger one, resulting in a complete sewer line obstruction.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your main sewer line becomes blocked, you will most likely need the services of an experienced plumber. Minor clogs can be cleared by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. However, removing large clogs that are located further in the drain line is a lot more difficult. These sorts of clogs will require the plumber to employ a powered plumbing snake to get to and bore through the clog.
Contagion 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 growth of dangerous bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damage can cause very severe health problems especially in the elderly, kids and those who struggle with chronic breathing issues.
Quickly finding the cause of the obstructions 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