Sewer Line Repair
Clogged sewer lines cause problems for homeowners every year. Older clay pipes are more likely to experience problematic issues than newer types of pipes (PVC and concrete), which are stronger and more resistant to damage. However, each of these types of sewer pipes can encounter problems as cracks and openings develop and damage occurs that disrupts the free flow of waste water.
What are the signs of sewer blockage?
The first indication that your sewer line might be blocked is the slowing down of all drainage from your home. Initially, the drainage might seem a bit sluggish, becoming slower and slower as time passes. If the toilet begins to make funny sounds or gurgling noises, then blockage in your sewer line is quite likely.
What are the reasons behind a clogged sewer pipe?
Tree roots are usually the biggest causes of clogged sewer pipes. First, they penetrate the pipe, possibly causing some of the water to leak out. Next, the tree roots begin to grow, sending new roots through the line. As the roots continue to grow, they trap dirt, debris, and waste inside the sewer line, slowing down the flow of water.
Clogged sewer lines can also occur when foreign objects are flushed down the line. They can become lodged along the line, trapping debris and dirt with them.
As your sewer pipes age, they can experience deterioration and buckling that causes them to become misaligned. This buckling can also encourage clogs to occur as they become trapped in spaces that have narrowed due to this type of damage. If a pipe collapses completely, the flow of water and waste will stop where the pipe has broken.
What are the solutions for sewer line repairs?
The type of repair that is needed depends on the type of damage that has occurred. Our licensed plumber will complete a video inspection of your sewer line to determine exactly what the problem is. This strategy eliminates the need to conduct exploratory plumbing in order to diagnose the problem behind your sewer issues. The most commonly performed sewer line repairs include:
- High-pressure flush
- De-clogging with an auger
- Extensive sewer line repairs
Please contact us if you need more information on sewer line repairs or on any other type of plumbing issue.