Saddle Brook's Highly Rated Sewer and Drain Service
Regardless of the brand, product, 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 Saddle Brook, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Clogged Line
Few conditions are quite as nerve-racking as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Even though you may be able to see sewage or water spurting out or filtering through your walls, it’s often a lot more difficult to find out where the problem actually is– or to know the best ways to repair it. Instead of struggling DIY solutions that might or might not work, entrust your sewer repair project to the most trusted plumbing service contractor!
For over a decade, our plumbing company has solved the most critical sewer and pipe problems of households and businesses across our area. With a crew of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service schedule, your most difficult sewer repair emergencies are never too far from our fast and professional solutions.
What triggers a blocked drain?
A clogged drain is typically a result of the gradual build-up of organic matter like hair and grease on the inner walls of drain lines. Over time, this buildup slows down the regular flow of water thru the line, much like cholesterol in the blood vessels. When a jumble of debris or a bunch of hair tries to pass thru the pipe, it can get caught and totally obstruct the flow. The end result is a stopped up shower or sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
Although a plunger can occasionally unclog small obstructions, a tough or constant clog will require a visit from one of our licensed plumbers who will bring a tool called an auger (also known as a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in the opposite way than a plunger works. Our plumber will push the snake into the clog and crank it to send the snake deeper into the clog.
In some cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has enough power to penetrate tough clogs. Snakes are very good to have around because they’re long enough to reach obstructions that are stuck 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 refuse in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of foreign obstructions such as roots inside the sewer main drain pipe. If our plumber discovers that the clog is caused by an obstruction in the sewer main, it may signal that we hydrojet the main line. While we try very hard to give you up front, transparent pricing, custom jobs like these will require us to give you an estimate for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Blockage Causes in Saddle Brook
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 number 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 problem area is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with garbage disposals.Homeowners often assume it is OK to put all of the kitchen waste down the garbage disposal. This iscertainly not true– things that should never be sent down into a garbage disposal include things like grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the previously mentioned things can damage or stop up your home’s drain system. It only takes a small shard of bone to become trapped in your sewer pipes, grabbing onto other items as they pass by, to develop a blockage. Over time, what was a little blockage turns into a bigger one, causing a complete sewer line obstruction.
What Happens Next?
When your main sewer pipe becomes clogged, you will need the services of an experienced plumber. Minor obstructions can be cleared by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. On the other hand, removing large blockages that lie deeper in the drain line is a lot more complicated. These kinds of blockages will require the plumber to use a powered plumbing snake to get to and cut through the blockage.
Contamination is a very legitimate 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 bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damage can cause very severe health conditions especially in the elderly, kids and those who suffer from chronic respiratory 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