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Sewer and Drain Cleaning

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Even if you think you may just have an isolated drain problem, it is best to contact a plumber in order to prevent a bigger problem like a sewage backup. At Zeek PLumbing, we generally try to open the drain with a special drain auger (snake) or cable deice. If that is not successful, more advanced sewer and drain cleaning methods will be used.

What are the warning signs of a sewer system backup?

  • Water backup from a drain (toilet, shower, bathtub or sink)
  • Slow flushing and draining toilet
  • Water around the basement floor drain
  • Gurgling sounds coming from a toilet or drain
  • No water in the toilet bowl
  • Sewage odors noticed around the drains or outside the house
  • Very green grass over the septic system (even in dry, hot weather)

A clog in a single drain is many times an easy fix with physical drain cleaning. However, when most of the drains have clogs or are running slow, then your problem is likely the sewer main.

Potential causes of a backup may be…

Grease (or other discarded food or waste)

  • Usually the problem starts with grease from the kitchen sink. Blockages may also occur from discarded food or garbage, as well as, hair, soap, sanitary items or toilet paper that is too thick.

Tree Root Intrusion

  • Condensation on pipes will actually attract roots searching for water or moisture. The roots can travel and slip in through tiny separations into the pipe sections. Once the tree roots locate the water, the tree will begin accelerating its root growth in the area. The roots may gradually clog the whole sewer system, and without proper service, can lead to a pipe bursting.
Our experienced plumbers can repair your sewer line, clear it of any debris, and restore your home or business to order. Serving all of Northern New Jersey.
Tree root damage to the sewer line

Diagnosis

Rather than disrupt and dig up parts of your yard to determine the problem area, a drain camera inspection can be performed. Zeek Plumbing uses the latest in diagnostic technology, and is able to send a camera down your drains and sewers to show you where the problem is occurring. This option is much faster and, many times, less expensive.

Potential Solutions…

  • Drain Cleaning – Zeek Plumbing will punch through the tree root and clear the line so the sewer will be functioning again.
  • Water Jet – A water jet, or hydro-jet, cleans the pipe using pressurized water which rids the line of any grease build-up, foreign items, or tree roots.
  • Sleeve the Sewer Pipe – Lining the entire sewer pipe, or a portion of it, is often another way to eliminate leaks. In some instances, the plumber may attach a lining to the troublesome section of the pipe which will avoid the need for trenching or demolishing structures.
  • Replacing Piping – Pipe bursting is a trench-less method of replacing pipelines. The equipment uses hydraulic power to break apart the old sewer pipe and also simultaneously install a new seamless pipe.

Servicing drains and sewers is common practice at Zeek Plumbing. As a result, our plumbers are experts at sewer and drain cleaning. We repair and re-pipe all types of plumbing systems to accommodate many different property layouts.

Call us today at 866-635-0200 with any drain or sewer issues.

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This is the plumber to call if h\ypu are looking fir one. I called in the morning after a flood. They were out Fixing flood and ponding water when I called but Zeek still managed to make it to our house for the repair. Can't say enouch good about them!!!!
maureen R.
My husband and I had our shower temporarily repaired by the incredibly kind and patient Rich and Ron. Our hot water knob would not shut off, and after trying to fix it ourselves— it turned out this was a job for the professionals. We tried calling a few plumbers in the area— naturally we ended up calling quite a few “not so confident” plumbers who didn’t even want to take the time to look at it in the Morris County NJ area. We have a 2 month old and having the water shut off to the entire house wouldn’t have been the best for us. We let Zeek know our situation and they told us they’d give us a call if their schedule opened up. I can tell you— they did not disappoint. They called us with availability as soon as it opened up and Rich and Ron came to the rescue. I was expecting a temporary repair anyway because our shower is on the older side and needs some detailed TLC. What I was not expecting was how quick and efficient the temporary fix took. Rich quickly made the diagnosis, let us know what was going on and patched it up for us. We can now run water to the house again, and take a shower— which was our goal! We are currently awaiting a complete service to replace a few things in order to have this shower running for many more years to come. I will update this review when that service is performed. Thank you Rich and Ron!
Kaitlyn O.
If ever you are in need of a plumber, look no further than Zeek Plumbing. We had a water leak going from the street to the house hook up. The repair was completed in an efficient and professional manner and the people were a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend and will definitely use them again.
Sharee C.
I noticed a small leak in our kitchen ceiling and knew it was the upstairs toilet which was very old. I called a ton of plumbers and left messages. Zeek was the 1st plumber to call me back early Monday morning and advised me on next steps so we could get the new toilet installed and taken care of. The two reps were knowledgeable, friendly, explained the issue, what they found and what they were doing. They were also super sweet to my toddler. Price for install was on par with what they had quoted. Highly recommend and will use again (hopefully not for a leak).
Aimee D.
Found our water heater was leaking terribly on a Friday. Called 4 plumbers in the area and NOT one called me back even now 2 weeks later. I finally called Zeeks to see if they service my area. First, a person actually answered right away and was willing to help us right away. Customer Service was impeccable and gave pricing and was at my house ready to install a new hot water heater Saturday morning at 8am!! The 2 guys were friendly, knowledgeable, clean and efficient. Zeeks saved alot of stress as we were leaving for vacation on Monday morning!! Will definitely recommend and will call them first in the future!!
Kelly G.
Zeek Plumbing installed new gas line for pool heater. I am very happy with their work and customer service. Would definitely recommend them for plumbing needs.
Chris D.
Zeek plumbing was quick to reply to my phone message, order the necessary part and schedule an appointment. I appreciated the swift action and courteous response.
Doretta H.
On time, clean and very professional. The job turned out to be bigger than expected and they exceeded my expectations! Thank you!
Carole Ann S.
We have a fairly new radiant heat system that was not installed by Zeek. All of a sudden we had no heat on the second floor. Rich and Ryan immediately determined that the pressure tank originally installed was not the correct one, replaced that part and had the system up and running for us. We had another issue a few days later. Rich returned immediately and took care of the problem at no cost to us.We are very happy to have found Zeek (and Rich) and we look forward to working with them in the future!
Joseph H.
Very professional very fast and very friendly. Over all amazing service by Bill. He took the time to do the job right n make sure it was working properly without wasting time. And took the time to explain what was causing the problems. Would recommend to anyone who needs a plumber. Extremely satisfied.Update, 2 days later had issues and called them back, with in 24 hrs they came back to resolve the problem. Sent multiple guys to find where the issue was in the system. Located a bad pipe and replaced it. All is flowing good now thankyou so much for working with us to resolve this issue.
peter H.
We are sooo happy with our experiences with Zeek! We had them out twice - they did a bunch of repairs for us and then when it turned out the problem was deeper than we thought they came back and stuck with it until they figured it out. They were professional, neat, safe and thorough. Huge thanks to Rich for coming out to diagnose the problem and the whole team for hanging in until it was fixed!
Christine E.
Responded quickly, Bill did a great job, no mess. Would definitely recommend...
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