Drain and Sewer Contractors By Washington
No matter 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 a quote for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near Washington, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Line Repair
Few scenarios are quite as stressful as a sudden leak in your home’s water or sewer pipes. Although you might see sewage or water squirting out or soaking through your walls, it’s often more difficult to find out exactly where the problem actually is– or to know how to fix it. Instead of struggling Do It Yourself remedies 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 families and businesses across our area. With a staff of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7/365 service availability, your biggest sewer repair emergencies are never too far away from our fast and professional solutions.
What causes a clogged drain?
A stopped up drain is generally caused by the gradual build-up of organic matter like hair and grease on the inside walls of drain pipes. Over time, this build-up reduces the normal flow of water thru the pipe, much like cholesterol in the bloodstream. When a clump of debris or a bunch of hair attempts to pass thru the pipe, it can get caught and totally block the outflow. The result is a clogged bathtub or kitchen sink drain.
Even though a plunger can occasionally unclog small blockages, a tough or constant clog will call for a visit with one of our qualified plumbers who will use a tool called an auger (also known as a “snake”). This indispensable tool works in a different way than a plunger works. Our plumber will push the snake into the blockage and crank it to drive 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 good to have around because they are long enough to get to clogs 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 refuse 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 determines that the clog is caused by this kind of obstruction in the main sewer drain, it may signal that we hydrojet the main line. While we try very hard to provide up-front, transparent quotes, custom jobs like these will necessitate that we give you an estimate for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Blockage Causes in Washington
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 number of things that may accidentally drop into the toilet. The object may clear the toilet but can become trapped or snagged within thesewer pipe.
Another problem area is the kitchen sink, particularly sinks with waste disposals.Homeowners often think it is all right to put all kitchen garbage down the disposal. This isnot true– products which should not be sent down into a garbage disposal include grease, any kind of oil and bones. All the previously mentioned items can hurt or clog your house’s drain system. It only takes a small bit of bone to become trapped in your sewer line, snagging other things as they go by, to create a blockage. Over time, what was a little obstruction grows into a bigger one, resulting in a complete sewer line obstruction.
What Happens Next?
When your main sewer pipe becomes clogged, you will most likely need the services of a professional plumber. Minor clogs can be cleared by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and flushing out the debris. On the other hand, removing huge blockages that are located further in the drain system is more complicated. These kinds of clogs will require the plumber to use a power plumbing snake to get to and bore through the blockage.
Contagion is a very legitimate hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your office or home the space must be sanitized and decontaminated to stop development of dangerous bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damage can trigger very serious health conditions especially in the aged, children and people who suffer from chronic respiratory complications.
Quickly discovering the cause of the blockage 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