Intact sewer lines are essential for the proper operation of your home’s plumbing system. A sewer line backup or leak can be frustrating, smelly and messy. It can also be difficult to find the root cause of your sewage problem with so many drains and lines to check. However, it’s important to first be able to recognize the signs of a possible sewer line problem so you can get a professional out to help immediately.
Signs of Sewer Line Damage
Blocked or clogged drains
Unusual gurgling sounds, especially from toilets and tubs
Flooding or foul smell in yard
Water damage on ceiling or drywall
Sudden unexplained mold growth
Sewer line damage can have a number of different causes, such as corroded pipes, clogs caused by foreign objects, clogs caused by food debris and other build-up, frozen pipes and tree root interference. No matter what the cause, Williamson’s Rooter and Plumbing will help you determine the cause of your sewer line problems and fix it right the first time!
Sewer Line Repair and Replacement
Few things are as dreaded as a sewer line backup or damage. The smell, the mess and the cost can be frustrating to deal with. When you have a sewer line problem, it’s first necessary to determine the cause of the damage or back-up and what’s causing it. Most sewer lines for newer homes are made from galvanized steel or cast iron. In older homes, the sewer lines could be a plastic material or could even be made of clay. Clay sewer lines are typically found with very old homes and are the most susceptible to outside damage from tree roots and temperature fluctuations or frozen pipes. Aside from the cause, your technician must also find the location of the problem. In many cases, sewer line repair and replacement involves digging in your yard down to the pipes to remedy the problem or replace the plumbing. In some cases, the lines can be repaired. In many other cases, replacement of the plumbing is necessary to fix the problem.