#1 Drain and Sewer Contractors in West Orange Area
Regardless of the manufacturer, 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 an estimate for your drain cleaning services or sewer rodding anywhere near West Orange, call us today.
Sewer Repair – Drain Cleaning
Few situations are really 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 squirting out or filtering through your walls, it’s often more difficult to uncover precisely where the problem actually is– or to know the best ways to repair it. Instead of struggling Do It Yourself solutions that might or might not work, entrust your sewer repair project to the most relied on plumbing service contractor!
For more than a decade, our plumbing company has solved the most urgent sewer and pipe problems of families and businesses across our area. With a crew of fully licensed plumbers and 24/7/365 service availability, your biggest sewer repair situations are never too far from our fast and expert solutions.
What causes a blocked drain?
A stopped up drain is generally a result of the gradual build-up of natural substances like hair and grease on the inside walls of drain lines. Over time, this buildup slows down the regular flow of water through the line, much like 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 obstruct the flow. The result is a clogged shower or kitchen sink drain.
How do you unclog a drain?
While a plunger can occasionally unblock minor blockages, a stubborn or persistent clog will require a visit from 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 thread the snake into the clog and use the crank to drive the snake deeper into the clog.
In other 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 are long enough to reach clogs that are stuck deep within a drain pipe and finally unclog the drain.
Are there any exceptions? Frequently a clogged sink, tub, shower or even toilet is not caused by debris in your home’s pipes (called the secondary drains). Rather, the clog is the result of invading obstructions such as roots in the sewer main drain pipe. If our plumber determines that the clog is caused by this kind of obstruction in the sewer main, it may require that we hydrojet the main line. While we do try very hard to give you up-front, transparent quotes, custom jobs such as these will necessitate that we give you an estimate for the work.
Some Common Sewer Main Clog Causes in West Orange
A sewer line clog is the direct outcome of an item 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 unintentionally fall 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 garbage disposals. People often assume it is all right to put all kitchen waste down the garbage disposal. This isnot true– products that should never be sent down into a garbage disposal include grease, oil and bones. All the previously mentioned items can harm or stop up your home’s drain pipes. It simply takes a small bit of bone to get trapped in your sewer line, grabbing onto other things as they pass by, to create a blockage. Over time, what was a small blockage turns into a bigger one, causing a complete sewer line blockage.
How Does This Get Fixed?
When your primary sewer line becomes blocked, you will most likely need the services of an experienced plumber. Minor clogs can be cleared by merely removing the sink’s P-trap and clearing out the debris. However, removing huge clogs that are located further in the drain system is more complicated. These kinds of clogs will require the plumber to employ a power plumbing snake to reach and cut through the clog.
Contagion is a very legitimate hazard and can cause by sewage leaks. If wastewater leaks into your office or home the room must be sanitized and disinfected to stop growth of harmful bacteria that can cause tentanus, Hepatitus A and Giardia. Over time, sewer water damages can cause very serious health problems particularly in the aged, kids and people who suffer from chronic respiratory complications.
Quickly finding the root cause of the obstructions 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