While you might not think about your home’s sewer line often, it plays a crucial role at your property to keep your household safe and your plumbing system working properly. If there is an issue with the line, it’s important to identify the problem as soon as possible and have it repaired or replaced by a professional. Call Pride Plumbing to schedule an appointment with our experts in Mount Gilead, NC. In business since 1965, we guarantee to get the work done right the first time!
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Common Causes of Sewer Line Problems
Sewer line problems can quickly cause major damage to your house and property - and can put your family’s health at risk. To avoid these problems, it’s important to be aware of what can cause sewer line issues so you can try to avoid them in the future:
- Blockages in drains that clog the line.
- Corrosive soil that causes the line to deteriorate.
- Cracks in the line.
- Shifting of the earth that causes the lines to collapse. Aging can also lead to these issues.
- Tree roots that are interfering with the line.
- Problems with your septic tank.
- Issues during a major construction project that interfere with the line.
Signs Your Sewer Line Needs Repairs
To limit the damage a malfunctioning sewer line can cause to your house, it’s important to identify the problem as soon as possible. Some symptoms to watch for that can indicate your line needs professional repairs can include:
- Your drains are slow to empty or don’t empty out at all.
- You have multiple drains that are clogged at one time.
- You smell sewage in or around your property.
- You hear bubbling sounds when you use the sink or flush the toilet.
- You see standing water around the sewer line.
- You have water backing up out of your tubs, toilets, and sinks.
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How To Prevent Sewer Line Issues
The safest and easiest way to deal with sewer line problems is to not have them in the first place! You can prevent these by:
- Only putting safe items down your drains and toilet. Some items to avoid include hygienic products, diapers, cooking grease, oils, and even some types of toilet paper.
- Locating and marking your sewer lines before performing a large excavation or construction project in your yard.
- Keeping trees with large root systems as far away from sewage lines as possible so they don’t infiltrate your system.
- Putting screens in your sinks, showers, and bathtubs to prevent debris from going down the drain.