The first thing that many homeowners do when a drain develops a clog is reach other the sink for a bottle of liquid drain cleaner they bought at the hardware store. If you’re one of these homeowners, we urge you to stop this. In fact, we urge you to avoid using store-bought solutions all together if you have any hopes of keeping your drain pipes in good shape.

Unsure of how to relieve clogs drains if you can’t use these solutions? Read on for 4 things you should know about professional Bergen County drain cleaning.

1. THE PROFESSIONAL ROUTE IS THE BEST WAY TO GO

Clogged drains can be relieved with professional drain cleaning services. What’s more, is they should be relieved by a professional, not with damaging store-bought liquid drain cleaners. Do you know how those store bought solutions work? The ingredients in them do eat through what’s clogging your drain, but they do so by using caustic chemicals which are toxic to you and bad for your drain pipes.

Years of using these solutions will eventually eat away at your drain pipes, causing leaks and eventually requiring pipe replacement. In order to get your drains more thoroughly cleaned without worrying about damaging them, be sure to call our pros.

2. PROFESSIONAL DRAIN CLEANING LIQUIDS ARE LESS HARMFUL

We offer BioSmart drain treatment. It is a liquid drain cleaner, essentially. However, it clears your drain pipes without toxic chemicals that can harm your pipes and pollute the environment. It contains special enzymes and bacteria, which break down and digest clots of grease and organic waste that can cling to the inside of your plumbing system. Any residue that’s left behind will be flushed away and safely managed by the septic system.

3. THERE ARE MULTIPLE EFFECTIVE DRAIN CLEANING METHODS

We urge you to consider the use of BioSmart drain treatment over the solution you may have purchased from the hardware store. But sometimes a stubborn clog needs more than that. This is where drain snaking or hydro-jetting comes in. Drain snaking involved the use of an auger on a long cord to drill through whatever is clogging the drain, allowing water to flow freely through the pipe again.

Hydro-jetting scours waste and other items that can be clogging up your drains, leaving your plumbing in the condition it was in before it developed clogs.

4. THERE ARE MANY CAUSES OF DRAIN CLOGS

Some are not always within your control. For instance, you might have a tree root in the backyard infiltrate your sewer system through a tiny leak. Not only is this a huge inconvenience to your landscaping and your home, but it almost always requires a sewer line replacement.

Other drain clogs though, are pretty preventable. For instance, your kitchen sink is prone to clogging issues from the wrong items being put down the garbage disposal. This includes FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) and fibrous food products such as celery stalks and corn husks.

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Winter means holiday guests, which makes it a busy time of year for plumbers. All those people using the various appliances and fixtures in your home adds a lot of strain. A larger reason for those clogs, though, is all that extra cooking you may be doing, and all of the plates scraped into the garbage disposal.

There are steps you should take to prevent the hassle and cost of drain clogs, such as limiting the fats, oils, and grease that go down the kitchen drains and keeping hair traps in the bathroom drains. Thankfully, when trouble does arise from the drains, professional plumbers have the tools and know-how to unclog the drains quickly.

VIDEO PIPE INSPECTION CABLES

First, we have video pipe inspection equipment to help us narrow in on the source and location of a clog. This equipment may not be necessary in every situation, like for clogs near the opening of the drain, but it’s useful when trying to determine whether a sewer clog has to do with grease buildup or tree roots, for example.

The video camera is as small as the one on your smartphone. The cable is fed through the pipe so we can see every angle, determining the source of a clog and helping us to decide which equipment will work most efficiently and effectively for removal.

Some amateur plumbers or self-professed “handymen” will go in blind, using augers that may actually do more harm than good because they didn’t have the right equipment to start with. Just another reason to call professional plumbers!

EXPERT SNAKES AND AUGERS

The drain snakes they sell in hardware stores may be good for small clogs near the drain opening. However, they rarely do an effective job of getting your toughest blockages, formed by the most common sources.

Expert drain snakes and augers have a longer range than those you’re likely to get at any hardware store. They can be motorized to work through the blockages that are tough to push through with strength alone. Finally, experts have the know-how to ensure the job is done right.

BIOSMART DRAIN CLEANER

We’d like to remind all homeowners that those chemical drain cleaners you can buy at any home goods store or grocery are not safe for your pipes. Not only are they toxic to humans, but they can destroy the lining of pipes, meaning they may need replacement sooner than you’d think. First, you might try using a plunger, or even a safe mixture of baking soda and vinegar if a clog is confined to one area. But then, call a plumber who uses BioSmart.

BioSmart drain cleaning solutions do not use chemicals! This is often the choice supplement for drains by professional plumbers, as it uses bacteria to break down the grease in the drains biologically. In this way, grease, food particles, and other organic blockages are slowly eaten away at until the drains are cleared.

Treat your clogged drain in Dumont, NJ safely with the professional equipment and plumbers at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating Inc.

Drain cleaning ranks among the most common problems that homeowners in Bogota, NJ face. Clogs can form remarkable easy from foodstuffs placed down the drain, toothpaste and hygiene products in the bathroom, and even child’s toys flushed down the toilet in a moment of mischief. People tend to look for the fast solutions in such cases: a cleanser brought at the grocery store, or perhaps a plumbing snake bought at a home improvement center. The fast solution is rarely the best one, however, and in all but the most benign cases, we recommend contacting a professional plumber to deal with your clogged drains. You should always go to a plumbing service first instead of trying to handle it one your own. Here’s why.

HALF-SOLUTIONS

Cleansers and other store-bought solutions tend to adopt a one-size-fits-all approach, which means it “kind of” resolves the clog, but often leaves residue behind. That means the clog will build back up very quickly, forcing you to apply the same solution over and over again. A professional plumber uses mechanical snakes, industrial cleansers and other tools to clear up the clog properly: addressing its actual nature instead of just hoping for the best.

GUARANTEES

Professional plumbers are licensed and bonded, which provides certain guarantees that the job will be done the right way. That means you don’t need to worry about the clog being beyond any ability to fix, or that you’re going to continue to grapple with it weeks after the call is made. It also means that any growing clogs in the same length of pipe can be taken care of, providing a more comprehensive solution to the problem instead of dealing with each one one its own.

If you have a stubborn clog in your drain, call BZ Dependable today to get it solved the right way!

Here in Hillsdale, NJ, problems with your sewer line used to mean big trouble. The damage itself – whether a clog, a leak or general corrosion – wasn’t all that difficult to repair, but getting to the problem area could be a major hassle. You needed to dig down to it, which meant expensive construction equipment and longer man hours, then cover it up again when the repairs or replacement had been made. That became doubly problematic in the winter, when the ground was frozen, and even when it all went according to plan, you were left with a devastated yard that needed major work to look presentable again.

But that was in the past. Today, we use trenchless technology to repair sewer lines in a fraction of the time and with much less cost to you. Here’s a quick breakdown of how the process works so you understand what all is entailed.

  • The technician gets a look at the problem with a video camera run down the pipe, a seismic detector or similar piece of equipment.
  • The technician digs two small holes running down to the pipe on either side of the problem area. This is done in lieu of excavating the remainder of the pipe.
  • Repairs are done by running the pertinent equipment down one hole and up the other, using video cameras to ensure that it is secured in place. For example, an inflatable balloon can be slid into the pipe, blown up, and sealed against the sides to repair a leak in the pipe.
  • The repairs are tested to make sure they stick and the holes are covered again, leaving you with a fully functional pipe and only two small dirt patches in your yard. The remainder of the yard is left intact.

Call BZ Dependable for expert sewer line repair!

A sewer line leak used to be big trouble here in Dumont, NJ, especially in the winter when the ground was frozen. Unearthing it meant time and effort, which entailed a lot of added expenses too. Nowadays, we can solve the problem much more quickly and inexpensively with trenchless technology, but you still need to be able to spot the signs of a sewer leak in your home. Otherwise, you won’t summon the proper help and the leak will continue: costing you money and damages in the process. Here’s a quick list of a few ways to tell if your sewer line is leaking. If you spot them., your best bet is to call in a trained professional who can assess the situation and help you determine the best way to resolve it.

SIGNS IN YOUR YARD

The best place to look for clues of a sewer leak is in your yard, above the spot where the leak lies. Nearby plant life, for instance, may be nourished by the waste matter leaking out of the pipe. They’ll look greener and lusher than other plant life nearby. Alternately, you may spot puddles forming on the ground with no apparent source, or detect a strange odor when you walk outside across your yard. In some cases, you may even hear the sound of running water without any apparent source. All of these are signs of something bad going on beneath the surface, something that likely requires a plumber’s attention.

SIGNS ELSEWHERE

Leaks in your sewer line have a tendency to attract vermin such as rats to your property. If you detect an inexplicable increase in local vermin, that could spell trouble. Another, very obvious sign is a sudden spike in your water bills, especially if you haven’t used your plumbing system any more often than normal.

The experts at B.Z. Dependable can fix your leaking sewer line the right way!

There are two main lines that help with your home’s entire plumbing system: the main water line, which brings in potable water for use, and the sewer or septic line, which carries away waste and wastewater. These lines are entrenched in your yard, so knowing when a problem develops with them can be a little tough to decipher. Today we’re going to give you some signs of which to be aware of in case it’s time to replace your sewer line in Bergen County, NJ.

Reading the Signs

As you can tell from our headline, one of the telltale signs of sewer line problems is puddling in your yard. We aren’t talking about puddles that can develop during rainy weather, we are talking about soggy spots and actual puddles that are there all the time, rain or shine. Accompanying the puddles may be our second sign: the strong odor of sewage. The odor is the result of gas leaking from your sewer line along with the wastewater, creating quite a smell. Other less innocuous but equally telling signs may come from your toilet. When there’s a problem with your sewer or septic line, the toilet water may bubble or gurgle when you use the sink close to it; your toilet also may not flush properly or refill with enough water after a flush. Lastly, if all the drains in your home seem slow to drain, this may be a sign that there is a problem with the sewer line.

Replacement

Anytime your sewer or septic line needs replacing, you must use a trained professional. There are a number of codes involved with correctly installing a sewer or septic pipe, and incorrect installation can lead to multiple problems, some of which that can contaminate your home’s drinking water.

If you have concerns that your sewer or septic line may have issues, call the experts at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc., right away.

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