Sewer and Drain Cleaning

At Zeek Plumbing, we understand that even seemingly minor drain problems can indicate more significant plumbing issues. Our approach is rooted in proactive problem-solving. We start with using specialized drain augers or snakes to address common clogs efficiently.


However, if these initial methods prove unsuccessful, we seamlessly transition to more advanced sewer and drain cleaning services techniques, such as hydro sewer jetting. Our commitment is to resolve the immediate issue and ensure the long-term integrity of your plumbing system. We encourage homeowners to contact us at the first sign of drain trouble, as taking action early can prevent more extensive and costly plumbing complications, including potential sewage backups.

Why It's Important to Contact a Plumber for Drain Problems:

Even if you believe your drainage issue is isolated to a single drain, contacting a plumber is crucial for sewer and drain services in New Jersey. This proactive approach can prevent what might start as a seemingly minor problem from escalating into a more significant and potentially costly issue like a sewage backup. Here's why:

  1. Early Intervention: Drain problems often indicate underlying issues within your plumbing system. Early intervention by a professional plumber can identify and address these issues before they worsen. Timely action can save you both time and money in the long run.
  2. Prevention of Sewage Backup: Drain problems can sometimes be a warning sign of a potential sewage backup. By contacting a plumber when you first notice issues, you can prevent sewage backup, which can be a major inconvenience and health hazard.

What are the warning signs of a sewer system backup? 

  • Water Backup from a Drain (toilet, shower, bathtub, or sink)

When wastewater backs up into your fixtures, such as toilets, water backing up in the shower, bathtubs, or sinks, it's a clear indication of a sewer system issue. This can be particularly concerning as it poses health and sanitation risks.

  • Slow Flushing and Draining Toilet

A toilet that flushes slowly and drains inadequately can be a sign of an impending sewer backup. It indicates that there's a blockage or restriction in the sewer line.

  • Water Around the Basement Floor Drain

Discovering water pooling around the basement floor drain is another warning sign. It suggests that water from the sewer system is not flowing as it should, potentially due to a blockage.

  • Gurgling Sounds Coming from a Toilet or Drain

Unusual gurgling sounds from toilets or drains indicate that air is trapped in the sewer line. This often occurs when there's an obstruction or backup in the system.

  • No Water in the Toilet Bowl

If the water level in your toilet bowl is unusually low or absent, it could be due to a sewer system backup. This symptom is a result of a blockage preventing proper water flow.

  • Sewage Odors Noticed Around the Drains or Outside the House

The presence of sewage odors around drains or outside the house is a concerning sign of a potential sewer backup. It indicates that wastewater is not properly carried away and may accumulate.

  • Very Green Grass Over the Septic System (Even in Dry, Hot Weather)

An unexpectedly lush and green area over your septic system, even in dry conditions, can be a sign of sewage leakage. It suggests that sewage is enriching the soil and promoting excessive plant growth. Not good at all! (Even though your grass might be looking very nice.)


A clog in a single drain is often an easy fix with physical drain cleaning in NJ. However, when most drains have clogs or are running slow, 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 attracts roots searching for water or moisture. The roots can travel and slip 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 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


If you’re wondering how to unclog a drain from grease 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 function again.
  • Water Jet - A water jet, or drain jetting services, cleans the pipe using pressurized water, which rids the line of 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 trenchless method of replacing pipelines. The equipment uses hydraulic power to break apart the old sewer pipe and 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 nj. We repair and re-pipe all plumbing systems to accommodate many different property layouts.


Call us today at 866-635-0200 with any sewer drain cleaning services in Morris County NJ.