Your sewer line quietly plays an important role in your home’s plumbing system. It’s so out-of-sight-out-of-mind that you likely don’t think about it often - until there’s a problem. When an issue occurs, your sewer line then becomes your main focus as you quickly try to have problems resolved to avoid contamination around your home and damage to your property. If you have an issue with your sewer line at your Nanaimo, BC, home, call the experts at The Super Plumber. We provide 24-hour emergency repairs!
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What Causes Sewer Line Problems
If a problem occurs in your sewer line it can put your family’s health at risk and can cause damage to your home. To avoid these issues, it’s important to know what can cause them so you can prevent them from occurring. Some risks can include:
- Blockages in drains that clog the line.
- Corrosive soil that causes the line to deteriorate.
- Cracks in the line.
- Shifting of the earth -- or age -- that causes the lines to collapse.
- Tree roots that interfere with the line.
- Septic tank issues.
- Problems during a major construction project that interfere with the line.
Signs Your Sewer Line Needs Repairs
To prevent your family from becoming ill or your home damaged, it’s important to catch sewer line issues as soon as they occur. Some symptoms to watch for that can signal a problem 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 notice a strong odour of 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 easiest way to deal with sewer line problems is to avoid having issues in the first place! To try to prevent sewer line problems, take these actions:
- Be aware of what you can put down your drains and toilet, including hygienic products, diapers, cooking grease, oils, and even some types of toilet paper.
- Locate and mark your sewer lines before performing a large excavation project in your yard.
- Keep trees with large root systems as far away from sewage lines as possible.
- Put screens in your sinks, showers, and bathtubs to prevent debris from going down the drain.