Emergency Plumbing & Maintenance Services
Your home is your castle. Until it feels more like a swamp.
Clogged drains, leaky faucets and sewerage smells can make your home feel like anything but a safe haven. When you discover plumbing issues, it’s important to call for repairs sooner rather than later. Waiting on plumbing repairs only allows more water damage to set in and corrode or further damage your home.
In Bernardsville and surrounding New Jersey towns, Bernardsville Plumbing and Drain Cleaning is here to help with repairs our maintenance. We can help you love your home again.
If you are unsure whether to call in the middle of the night for immediate repairs or wait to schedule an appointment, consider the following. If you cannot control the water flow, you should call right away for help. Likewise, if the damage keeps getting worse and you can’t stem it from spreading, that constitutes an emergency. Call your plumber immediately and specify that it is for emergency repairs.
Clogs and Back-Ups
While a clogged drain can feel like an emergency at the time, those should be handled by appointment. When you call for repairs, specify what drains are clogged and for how long they have been backed up. At Bernardsville Plumbing and Drain Cleaning, we will do our best to see you the same day for clogs and repairs.
What Causes Drain Clogs?
Most households will experience clogged drains from time to time. No matter how vigilant you may be about keeping your drains clean, some debris and particles will find their way to your pipes and cause slow-downs or blockages.
The majority of most kitchen drain clogs are from food particles that made their way past your strainer. Garbage disposals are illegal in many New Jersey towns, which means that homeowners must take care in keeping food and waste from going past your sink. Sink strainers are available at any grocery or hardware store and can be very helpful in keeping the majority of larger particles from causing clogs. However, even a custom-fitted sink strainer will allow softer food and sauces to go through the drain to the pipes. Even sources as small as these can stick to the insides of your pipes and cause back-ups.
In bathrooms, the most common sources of clogged drains and toilets are from hair and foreign objects like feminine products. In showers, bathtubs and sinks, human hair finds its way down drains from shaving and shampooing or even just regular human shedding. You probably have a drain stopper or strainer cap in your bathtub, which prevents most hair from going to the pipes, but these need to be cleaned regularly to avoid build-up.
Toilet clogs are easier to prevent by taking care with what you allow to be flushed. No sewage system is truly equipped to handle feminine products or cleaning wipes. These items may be made of cotton and seemingly-flushable fibers, but all should be disposed of in trash waste receptacles and never flushed.
When drain back-ups do occur, our skilled technicians will come to your home to assess and clear the problem areas. It is best to call early when slow-downs first occur so you don’t lose functionality from complete blockages.
All of our employees are licensed for the work they do, whether it involves snaking, hydro-jetting, or pipe repair. When we come to your home, we make sure to advise you before we begin with what steps we will take and give you a fair, honest estimate.
Call Bernardsville Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Today
We know you value your home as your retreat. Don’t hesitate to call us with questions or to schedule repairs or regular maintenance. We want to make your home feel like your castle again today.