Sewer Line Maintenance in New Jersey
We all can escape the consequences associated with procrastinating on minor tasks once in a while, but you can’t ignore plumbing problems. The longer you wait to request sewer line and maintenance services, it will be that much more expensive come time to fix it once and for all. Your Certified Sewer and Drain specialists in Passaic, Bergen, County, Essex and Hudson County of New Jersey are here for you.
The first step toward restoring your sewage lines is an inspection. Our licensed professionals provide the most time-saving methods of reaching the core of your sewer line obstructions, leaks and breakages. Once we find out the location and cause, we move onto drafting a maintenance plan.
In the process, we don’t have much time – especially if it’s an emergency. If you don’t know how to handle the situation you’re in right now, please contact us.
Common Warning Signs of a Main Sewer Line Blockage
Are you proud of how green your grass is in some spots of your yard? If so, we know it’s nice to have healthy grass. However, it also is unfortunately one sign that something is wrong with your sewage line. Now that we shocked you a little, the more obvious signs include decreased water pressure, mold, warped walls and cracked sidewalks, and lawn depressions (unleveled and dipped spots in the lawn). Oh, and that raunchy odor coming from your sinks, that also is a tell-tale sign.
Sometimes, you might not know what the reason is. For instance, you perhaps didn’t realize that even small bushes versus large trees can cause main sewer line damage. Among the most serious issues we experience is if sewage comes back up your drains. It’s either that or somewhere outside you might have sludge in your lawn. We don’t want you to live like that, so we do hope you call us soon.
Common Reasons for Main Sewer Line Clogs
This situation occurs when your house and yard pipelines reached their maximum capacity. Just as you do, your plumbing system has all it can take before it – literally – cracks. If your main sewer is in the clogging stage, there’s still time. We can take care of the problem before it causes turbulence such as broken, leaking pipes and accumulation of mold, bacteria, fungi and other pathogens that cause odor. We also want to take care of the situation before anyone on your property experiences health problems.
One more issue: If it’s below 32 degrees outside, you also might want to check if your pipes are frozen. In this case, it could be ice that’s causing the blockage, and this usually requires technical care.
Prevention of Blockages from Tree Roots
With careful planning in the future, root interference doesn’t have to recur. For instance, make sure you keep your landscape several feet away from your building perimeter. This applies to both homes and businesses. If we can perform our job without moving the treat or digging up your grass, that’s what we would prefer. Upon our first consultation, we’ll plan a visit to your home or business, conduct tests, and see if we can save your tree.
Grease Blockage Preventative Maintenance Service
When’s the last time you cleaned your grease separators? If the answer’s last week, that’s great. Especially if running a commercial establishment that sells food, you need to – if not everyday – remove them and clean them once a week. You also can use alternative grease discard methods such as collecting your kitchen droppings in a pan deep enough to hold the amount of cooking fats you use in a day. To prevent fires and otherwise preventable health department fines, we encourage you to take care of this situation soon.
Basic Tips for Your Drainage System – what to flush
The short answer is, you shouldn’t flush anything besides human waste and as little bathroom tissue as possible down your toilet. A rising concern is in the increased use of so-called “flushable wipes” that reportedly are not flushable at all, or some brands don’t work as promised. In any case, if you don’t know enough about the types of wipes you use, don’t discard them in your toilet. Even paper towel is thicker than toilet paper, so we don’t recommend letting that thicker paper product travel down your toilet drain.
We’ll also remind you that some homes have bathtub pipes connected to toilets and sinks. This compounds the problem no matter what substance falls into your drains – parts of a broken bath toy, shedding hair or soap included.
Camera Snake Inspection
We tell our customers how powerful using a video camera is for sewage line inspection. You don’t even want to know what we find down there sometimes, and if we don’t have to tell you, we wouldn’t. However, we’ll show you if you want to see because it can provide insight for future reference.
We believe this to be one of the top ways to make sure the problems are fixed right the first time – and on time. One benefit of a sewer camera inspection pertains to before you even buy a home or commercial building: Request a video inspection of your main sewer line and all the drains in the place. It could prevent you from owning a home that’s barely livable.
Routine Preventative Sewer Blockage Clearing Services
You don’t have to wait until your floors are flooded and you are breathing potentially dangerous mold and sewer gases. Even if you have a small drip or the water stops flowing as forcefully as it should, we will help. Of course, we also respond as soon as possible in an emergency and talk you through urgent problems. However, prevention is key.
We encourage you to have your Certified Sewer & Drain center in Northern New Jersey inspect your residential and commercial pipes. A minimum of once a year is what we suggest. However, you might require routine once every quarter if you run a large company.