Common Problems With Sewer Lines

a sewer line that is dug up

Many homeowners are unaware of the common issues with sewer pipes that often go unnoticed until it is far too late. Problems can include age or environmental factors causing corrosion, tree root damage, long-term buildup and clogs, and backups. These can cause significant damage to your home or even flood it with untreated sewage. Learn about these common issues Ready Rooter often faces to avoid a very messy and costly situation.

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Aging and Environmental Decay

Many houses are built with iron sewer lines. Over time constant exposure to this metal takes its toll and corrosion often occurs. If this becomes excessive, it could cause waste to leak into your home. The only way to detect this issue before it happens is with a camera inspection. We recommend this service, especially for pre-purchase inspections.  

tree roots filling a pipe

Invading Tree Roots

As tree roots search for moisture, they can come into contact with your sewer lines and cause blockages, collapse, or cracks. This is why it is important to know how close your sewer lines are to any existing trees before you plant new ones. Forgetting this detail could otherwise mean a costly mistake.

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Buildup and Clogs

What is some harmless grease and hair down the drain once in a while? Over time, it can grow into a huge issue. Avoid flushing things like diapers and wipes or pouring out your kitchen grease to maintain your lines better. However, if you notice bubbling or strange sounds coming from your drains, don’t hesitate to call for an inspection.

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Backed-up Sewers and Drain Odor

Having a sewage smell in your home can be more than just a nuisance. Common causes of these odors are missing or loose drain caps or an issue with your P-Trap. An inspection is crucial to determine how serious the problem is and avoid toxic air or waste seeping into your home.

These are all common issues that many overlook. However, it is essential to stay informed about the integrity of your plumbing. In the event something is awry, the best and easiest solution for this is trenchless sewer line repair. Call Ready Rooter today for an inspection. You won’t regret investing in these services.

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