Wanaque's Top Sewer and Drain Contractors
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. For more information and get an estimate for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Wanaque, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Drain Cleaning
Few situations 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 soaking through your walls, it’s often more difficult to discover where the trouble actually is– or to know the best ways to fix it. Rather than struggle through DIY remedies that may or may not work, entrust your sewer repair project to the most relied on plumbing service contractor!
For over a decade, our plumbing company has solved the most critical sewer and pipe problems of families and businesses across our area. With a team of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7 service schedule, your biggest sewer repair situations are never too far away from our fast and professional solutions.
What triggers a stopped up drain?
A stopped up drain is typically caused by the gradual build-up of organic matter such as hair and grease on the inner walls of drain pipes. In time, this build-up reduces the normal flow of water thru the pipe, similar to cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a wad of hair attempts to pass through the pipe, it can become caught and completely obstruct the outflow. The result is a stopped up bathtub or kitchen sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
Even though a plunger can occasionally unclog small blockages, a stubborn or persistent clog will require a visit with one of our licensed plumbers who will use a tool called an auger (also called a “snake”). This tool works in the opposite way than a plunger works. Our plumber will thread the snake into the blockage and use the crank to drive the snake deeper into the obstruction.
In some cases, the licensed plumber will use an electric snake, which has the power necessary to get through stubborn clogs. Snakes are especially good to have around because they are long enough to reach obstructions that are lodged deep within a drain pipe 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). Rather, the clog is the result of invading 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 such as these will require us to give you an estimate for the work.
Some Typical Sewer Main Clog Causes in Wanaque
A sewer line blockage is the direct result of an object being flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Often, the object is a toy or toothpaste tube or any variety of things that may unintentionally drop into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet yet can become trapped 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 isnot true– items that should never be placed into a garbage disposal include grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the aforementioned things can hurt or clog your house’s drain system. It only takes a small shard of bone to get trapped in your sewer line, grabbing onto other things as they go by, to develop a blockage. Over time, what was a small obstruction grows into a larger one, resulting in a total sewer line blockage.
What Happens Next?
When your main sewer pipe becomes blocked, you will need the service of a professional plumber. Minor blockages can be gotten rid of by simply removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. On the other hand, removing huge blockages that are located deeper in the drain line is a lot more difficult. These types of obstructions will call for the plumber to employ a power plumbing snake to get to and cut 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 disinfected to prevent development of dangerous bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damage can trigger very severe health problems particularly in the elderly, children and those who struggle with persistent respiratory issues.
Quickly discovering 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