Drain and Sewer Contractors By Tenafly
Regardless of the manufacturer, 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 Tenafly, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Line Repair
Few situations are really as stressful 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 soaking through your walls, it’s often a lot more difficult to discover precisely where the problem actually is– or to know how 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 more than a decade, our plumbing company has fixed the most critical sewer and pipe problems of households and businesses across our area. With a staff of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7/365 service availability, your most difficult sewer repair situations are never too far away from our fast and expert solutions.
What triggers a clogged drain?
A clogged drain is generally a result of the gradual build-up of natural substances such as hair and grease on the inside walls of drain pipes. In time, this buildup slows down the regular flow of water thru the pipe, much like cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a jumble of debris or a wad of hair tries to pass through the pipe, it can get stuck and totally block the flow. The result is a clogged bathtub or kitchen sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
While a plunger can occasionally unclog small obstructions, a tough or persistent clog will call for a visit from one of our qualified plumbers who will bring a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in a different way than a plunger works. Our plumber will thread the snake into the blockage and crank it to send the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In other cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to penetrate tough clogs. Snakes are especially handy because they are long enough to get to obstructions that are lodged deep inside a drain pipe and finally unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Frequently a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet isn’t caused by refuse in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Instead, 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 sewer main, it may require that we hydrojet the main line. While we do try very hard to provide up-front, transparent pricing, custom jobs such as these will require us to give you a quotation for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in Tenafly
A sewer line clog is the direct outcome 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 accidentally drop into the toilet. The item may clear the toilet but can become trapped or snagged within thesewer line.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with garbage disposals. People often assume it is OK to put all of the kitchen waste down the garbage disposal. This iscertainly not true– products that should never be placed into a garbage disposal include things like grease, oil and bones. All the previously mentioned items can harm or stop up your home’s drain pipes. It only takes a small bit of bone to become trapped in your sewer line, grabbing onto other things as they go by, to develop a blockage. In time, what was a small blockage grows into a larger one, causing a total sewer line blockage.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your main sewer pipe becomes blocked, you will most likely need the service of an experienced plumber. Minor blockages can be cleared by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. However, removing huge clogs that are located further in the drain line is a lot more difficult. These kinds of obstructions will call for the plumber to employ a powered plumbing snake to reach and cut through the blockage.
Contagion is a very legitimate hazard and can result from sewage leaks. If waste water leaks into your office or home the space must be sanitized and decontaminated to stop growth of dangerous bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damages can cause very severe health problems particularly in the aged, children and those who suffer from chronic respiratory issues.
Quickly finding the root cause of the obstructions and leak in your sewer and drain 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