The Sewer line is the largest and probably the most important drain in your home. They are susceptible to a number of different problems including the following:
Tree Roots: Tree roots can infiltrate your sewer line over time. They can damage your line and eventually causing them to break and collapse.
Bellied pipe: This is when a section of the pipe has sunk into the ground, creating an area for waste to converge.
Broken, collapsed, created, or misaligned pipes: this is usually caused by shifting soil or frozen ground
Leaking joints: If the seals between the pipes have broken, then water can escape into the area surrounding the pipe.
Pipe corrosion or deterioration: if you have older pipes or if your pipes are made of anything other PVC then you are at risk of having your pipe corrode and deteriorate which can cause collapses in the line.
Blockage- A blockage in your line can be the result of grease or some other object restricting the water flow.
How to prevent sewer problems
There are various other problems that can close affect your sewer line and that is why you must always stay alert and proactive about checking the sign of blockage. Simply cleaning out the sewer line can usually take care of the problem. However, our professional technicians can complete a camera inspection to detect the source of the problem and advise you on your service options.
If you have a sewer problem give Smith Drain Solutions, a call at 410-938-7642 or book an appointment here.
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That’s interesting that tree roots will eventually enter your sewer pipes. I could see how that could cause some issues with clogging if things like toilet paper get caught on them. I should take a look into getting someone to look in the pipes to see if that is my issue next time I have a clog I can get rid of with the plunger.
Glad that our blog was helpful. Regarding roots, we just posted images of roots we removed which had infiltrated a septic tank. You can check them out if you Google our name and click on our pic.