Drain and Sewer Service Close to Totowa
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 Totowa, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Drain Cleaning
Few situations are quite as nerve-racking as a sudden water leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Even though you might see sewage or water oozing out or filtering through your walls, it’s often a lot more difficult to find out exactly where the problem actually is– or to know the best ways to repair it. Rather than struggle through DIY remedies that might or might not work, entrust 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 crew of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service availability, your most difficult sewer repair situations are never too far from our fast and expert solutions.
What causes a clogged drain?
A stopped up drain is typically caused by the slow build-up of organic substances like hair and grease on the inside walls of drain lines. In time, this buildup reduces the regular flow of water through the line, 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 become caught and totally block the flow. The end result is a clogged bathtub or sink drain.
How do I unclog my drain?
While a plunger can sometimes unblock minor blockages, a stubborn or constant clog will require a visit with one of our qualified plumbers who will use a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in a different way than a plunger works. Our plumber will push the snake into the clog and crank it to drive the snake deeper into the clog.
In other cases, the will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to penetrate tough clogs. Snakes are very handy because they are long enough to get to clogs that are lodged deep within a drainpipe and finally 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 (called the secondary drains). Instead, the clog is the result of invading obstructions such as roots in 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 try very hard to give you up-front, transparent pricing, custom jobs such as these will require us to give you a quotation for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Blockage Causes in Totowa
A sewer line blockage is the direct result 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 unintentionally fall into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet but can become caught or snagged within thesewer pipe.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with waste disposals. People often think it is OK to put all kitchen garbage down the disposal. This isnot true– items which should never be placed into a garbage disposal include things like grease, oil and bones. All the previously mentioned things can hurt or clog your home’s drain system. It only takes a small shard of bone to get trapped in your sewer pipes, grabbing onto other things as they pass by, to create a blockage. Over time, what was a small blockage grows into a bigger one, causing a total sewer line obstruction.
What Happens Next?
When your main sewer pipe becomes clogged, you will most likely need the services of an experienced plumber. Minor clogs can be gotten rid of by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. However, removing large clogs that are located deeper in the drain line is more difficult. These types of blockages will call for the plumber to employ a power plumbing snake to get to and bore through the blockage.
Contamination is a very real hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If waste water leaks into your home or office the space must be sanitized and decontaminated to stop development of dangerous bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. In time, sewer water damage can trigger very severe health problems especially in the aged, children and people who suffer from persistent breathing issues.
Quickly finding the cause of the blockage and leak in your drain and sewer pipes will prevent potential harm to your family’s health and 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