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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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Zeek plumbing was great to work with when we were redoing our half bath. They actually rescued us from another plumber who left us mid-job. They were honest about when they would be able to come and arrived on time. They were very respectful towards me and checked in with me along the way about the progression of the job. They installed a sink and toilet and when we realized the toilet did’t have a seat, they went out and got one and came right back. They aren’t cheap but they do a really good job. They even came back a third time the same day when I called to tell them that the sink looked slightly crooked and they fixed it right away. I would definitely recommend them to a friend.
Carol L.
Angel & Oliver came yesterday to fix a clogged sink drain. They were so considerate of my napping 4-year-old grandson that the slept through their entire visit. They took care of the job quickly (and quietly), and worked extremely cleanly. I was quite impressed with their professionalism, their friendliness, and their consideration about nap-time. I highly recommend them.
Bill T.
Steve the owner was quick and responsive of my “after hours” call for the leak in my garage area .. He called one his plumbers Rich and he came right away and had my issue resolved in minutes .. 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ All the way !! They will have my continued business from here on out !! Thx Zeek plumbing for being professional and honest and coming to the rescue !!!!
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Amy M.
Big ups to Zeek Plumbing. Just had a terrific first class experience with one of Zeek’s highly knowledgeable and professional Tech’s Tim. I Was having issues with my hot water heater lighting. Tim quickly identified the problem and swiftly made the repairs, and all this on a late Saturday afternoon none the less. Other highly rated plumbing companies that advertise emergency 24 hour service wouldn’t even give me a call back, I would like to thank them for not returning my calls and sending my business to Zeek. I will be calling them for all future needs, Thanks!
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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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Zeek Plumbing was wonderful to work with..I was given an appointment right away and the men showed up right on time and quickly figured out my plumbing issue and were able to finish it quickly and neatly! I will be calling Zeek back and refer them to my friends and neighbors
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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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