Need sewer repairs for a broken sewer pipe in Bergen County? Call us any time at A1 Sewer & Drain Services, at 201-645-0888.
Clogged sewer lines are surprisingly common in Bergen County and nearby areas of NJ, but similar problems with backed-up drains and sewer backflow can also result from damage to the sewer pipe itself. Sewer pipes can crack, leak, and corrode, which can let foreign materials like tree roots invade the pipe and block water flow. In severe cases, your sewer pipe can even collapse severely from extreme corrosion or tree root incursion. It often takes sewer inspection from an experienced NJ sewer plumber to figure out the exact problem with your sewer line.
At A1 Sewer & Drain Services, we provide 24-hour emergency service for sewer repairs in NJ. You can call us at any time for a fast response and great service from some of NJ’s best local plumbers. To find out more, or to schedule service in less than an hour from your call, call us any time at 201-645-0888.
We provide service throughout a wide area in north NJ, including:
- Bergen County
- Englewood Cliffs
- Passaic County
- Union County
- And more
Signs of a Clogged or Broken Sewer Line in NJ
If your sewer pipe is clogged or damaged, you’ll start having problems with your household drains and plumbing fixtures. Some of the signs that something’s wrong with your sewer line can include:
- Drains that empty slowly
- Drains that bubble up with water when a nearby fixture is used
- Inconsistent water levels in toilets
- Toilet’s that won’t flush
- Sinking sewer cleanout
These problems could point to a sewer clog, or damage to the sewer main line. It’s a good time to call a local sewer plumber for immediate sewer repairs.
Tree Roots Can Clog Your Sewer Lines in Bergen County
Tree root incursion is one of the most common causes of damage to residential sewer pipes in north NJ. At A1 Sewer & Drain Services, our plumbers see this problem surprisingly often, and homeowners are often completely unaware that tree roots can compromise the sewers. Experts estimate that nationwide, around 80% of sewer repair calls are the result of tree roots making their way inside the sewer pipes. The damage can be quite serious, and sewer pipes can even collapse completely because they’re being broken apart by roots. Hydro jetting can remove the roots, but you’ll probably need sewer relining or other sewer repairs to fix the damage.
Tree roots are naturally drawn to sewer lines that have preexisting holes or cracks. Minor damage to the sewer pipe allows moisture and water vapor out into the surrounding soil, making the area attractive to new root shoots. A tree’s root system can extend two to seven times the height of the tree itself, so a tree doesn’t have to be right next to the sewer line to cause damage. Once the roots have entered the sewer line, the moisture and nutrients allow them to grow very quickly. As they grow, they block off the sewer line and cause further damage to the walls of the pipe. Results can range from backed up drains to sewer pipe collapse.
Sewer Backflow Caused By Corrosion & Sewer Pipe Collapse
Clogged sewer pipes aren’t the only things that can cause sewer backflow. Sewer pipe collapse can also lead to wastewater coming out of your drains. Sewer lines often seem to collapse suddenly, but this catastrophe is the result of years of very gradual damage. Tree root incursion, corrosion, and other pipe problems can lead the pipe to fall apart, leaking water into the surrounding soil and causing your drains to back up.
When your sewer pipe collapses, you’ll almost certainly need sewer replacement for part of all of the pipe. Unlike pipes with minor cracks or holes, a collapsed sewer line can’t be patched up with sewer relining. However, sewer replacement may not always require excavation. In some cases, we can use trenchless pipe bursting to break apart the old pipe and pull a new one into place.
Sewer Repairs from Experienced NJ Plumbers
Broken sewer pipe? You can call us any time at A1 Sewer & Drain Company for fast, reliable sewer repair from local plumbing experts.