Sewer lines are a major component of a healthy plumbing system. We rely on our sewer lines daily to remove soap, grease, detergent, and waste from our homes. If you start to experience drains that are working slowly, or not draining at all, you have a significant issue within your sewer system. Sewer line backups are not merely inconvenient and unpleasant to deal with, they also pose a serious health hazard to you and your family or pets. When DIY clog removal approaches aren’t cutting it, you need the help of a professional to get your system working like new again.
Common Causes of Sewer Line Issues
Sewer line issues are commonly caused by foreign objects or debris getting into your sewer line system. Sewer pipes are tough, but they aren’t meant to handle everything. The kitchen can be a common trouble spot due to food waste, grease, and oils that cause pipes to become blocked over time.
The bathroom is another common problem area for sewer issues. Hair and soap residue from the shower can create massive clogs that block your shower drain or your whole sewer line over time. Our toilets, meanwhile, are only meant to handle toilet paper and waste, so items like paper towels and baby wipes clump together, quickly leading to serious clogs.
Even the plants in our yards can impact the quality of our sewer lines—many a sewer system has been disrupted by a stubborn tree root. Any trees planted near your outgoing wastewater lines will eventually pose a risk to your sewer system, even if the trees you’re planting today look small and harmless. It’s not just a matter of chance—root systems actively seek out water sources, such as leaks or condensation offered by buried pipes. This can cause roots to wrap around your plumbing, leading to complicated and expensive repairs (and an extended period with no working toilet or shower).
Repairing Your Sewer Pipes
Regular maintenance by a qualified professional is the best way to protect the health of your sewer lines. A skilled technician from D. Rohde Heating, Plumbing & AC will arrive with all the tools and experience necessary to fully inspect your sewer line pipes and diagnose any issues. If you have any concerns about your home’s wastewater removal system, don’t wait to contact us. Sewer and drain issues will only get worse over time, leading to expensive repair projects that could have been avoided with early detection and preventative maintenance. Contact us today for help.