Drain Pipe Repair and Sewer Clogs by Unusual People

The following pictures represent a situation that words can hardly describe. Just to make sure you understand the issue, we received a call from a client that complained that the sewer for the whole apartment building was clogged on one side. All of the neighbors on that same side could not use the sewer system. After arriving at the first floor unit, we noticed that two plumbers were already there and could not complete the sewer cleaning service. We decided to accept the challenge to discover what happened.

The standard sewer cleaning tools did not help and we needed to ask for permission to open the floor to review the piping system. Our snake could not go any further because something of large size was stuck within the pipes. We found the main sewer pipe within that unit and cut the line close enough to reach the blockage point. As shown in the pictures, we pulled out something that looked like an XXL skirt which someone had decided to throw into the sewer line. The size of the skirt was big enough to clog the entire building. The owner of the skirt was without care of the damage that this created for the neighbors. It’s a relief that the lady did not throw her coat into the system. If only a skirt caused this type of damage, a winter coat would have created complete havoc.

I hope you are not considering of doing the same… 🙂  We do both commercial building repair and maintenance and residential service. Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 201.458.0455. Have a wonderful day.