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Never Ignore Warning Signs of a Sewer Line Clog

Possible Sewer Line Disruption due to Tree Roots

Do You Fear That Your Sewer Line is Backed Up?

 

Common red flags that suggest a sewer line clog:

 

  • Gurgling sounds coming from the drain
  • Toilets constantly running
  • Water backing up out of a drain or toilet
  • Foul odor may be apparent, starting in the basement

 

What causes sewer lines to clog?

 

  • Tree roots – Tree roots are the primary cause of a clogged sewer line, especially in older homes. The trees in the yard can actually crush the pipes in the ground. Slow-flowing drains and gurgling noises from the plumbing, usually toilet bowls, are often the first signs that your sewer system is being affected by tree roots.
Tree roots may be the cause of broken sewer line pipes
Tree Roots Crushing Sewer Line Piping

If you don’t take action to remove the roots, a complete sewer line block may occur! Even if the area directly above your sewer lines is free of trees, roots from a neighboring yard may be the cause of your sewer problem.

 

  • Grease – Pouring grease down the drain may lead to a sewer line clog. Grease and fat, although liquid when poured down your drain, can harden within your plumbing. collecting debris and creating a stubborn clog.

 

  •  Flushing anything down the toilet (besides toilet paper and waste)Don’t use your toilet like a trash can! Flushing facial tissues, napkins, paper towels, baby wipes, diapers, and other waste down your toilet can create clogs.

 

  • Broken sewer lines – The average lifespan of a sewer line is 40-60 years. Over time, the sewer lines may begin to sag.

 

Tree roots may crush and break sewer line pipes
Potential Sewer Line Disruption due to Tree Roots

If your home is older, broken, cracked or collapsed lines may cause a sewer backup. Plastic sewer lines have now become the norm. Many older homes still have cast iron and clay piping that can break down over the years and create sewer problems.

 

Diagnosing your sewer problem…

Zeek Plumbing would first snake the drain in an effort to clear the clog. This clean out, many times, solves the problem. If not, we recommend using a camera to inspect the line.

Our licensed plumbers can repair your sewer line leak or clog. Serving clients throughout Morris County and surrounding areas in Northern New Jersey.
Water Jet to Snake Drain

Zeek Plumbing will conduct a camera inspection to show you if the problem is inside the house or outside in the yard. By running the camera down your line, the condition of the piping may be seen, as well as, any damage. A camera, or video inspection, will pinpoint the cause of your sewer backup and show the exact location of the blockage. Then we can prescribe the most appropriate, safest, and least expensive solution!

 

Do not wait for a complete failure of your sewer line!

It is understandable that a property owner may not want to deal with potential sewer line issues as it can be stressful and costly. Sewer lines trouble will only worsen over time, so it is best to diagnose the issue quickly.  Most importantly, address any troubling red flags immediately in order to prevent a major problem.

Should you wish to consult with one of our licensed plumbers, please contact Zeek Plumbing at (866) 635-0200. We would be happy to diagnose any sewer problems and discuss your options.

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We called Zeek Plumbing in a crisis. Within hours, they came to assess the situation and began to repair the problems. Rick and his team are professional, clean and efficient . We highly recommend Zeek plumbing and would definitely use them again in the future!!
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Tim & Joe provided excellent service for our plumbing needs. They installed a gas line and our new toilet to perfection. Tim told us he treats each job as if its his own home - and how true he is. I would highly recommend ZEEK they are true professionals and know the plumbing trade. Steve in the office was well informed and provided information on our plumbing job...THANKS
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Rachel E.
I called Zeek plumbing because I had a drain pipe that froze for the second time in a year, causing my washer to overflow everywhere. They assured me they would get there as soon as possible and would take care of the problem. They didn’t lie! Within 2 hours of their arrival, they located the pipe and moved it so that it wouldn’t freeze again. They also called me back on a weekend to let me know they got my message and would schedule an appointment time first thing on a Monday when they were back in the office. Very communicative! I would definitely use Zeek plumbing again!
Jessica H.
Very happy with the work performed. Would highly recommend Zeek Plumbing.
James L.
Tim did a good job fixing our small leak in the basement. He was professional, explained the process of the repair, and used a drop cloth! I particularly appreciate the company's followup; they called when they said they would and put us on the schedule right away even though our repair was small. They also explained pricing on the phone, which ended up exactly as explained. I would definitely recommend them.
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Zeek Plumbing repaired a leak to my Well Water line. They had one of their plumber's come to my house right away without any delay on a Monday morning!!!! The plumber identified and repaired the leak so quickly!! He was so nice and professional and is truly an expert at what he does!! I am so grateful because water damage can be so damaging and devastating and this was all prevented because of his knowledge and expertise !! GREAT JOB WITH MINIMUM COST!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!
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