Whether you realize it or not, the sewer line running from the drains under your home into the city’s sewer system or your own septic tank is incredibly durable. These systems are designed to withstand year round extreme weather, excessive heat and pressure and in some cases, even seismic activity. But, despite being so durable, if a sewer line and the drains which flow into it are not serviced regularly, the entire system can break down in a matter of years.
Potential Sewer Line Problems Think about what your sewer line gets put through every day. Your family flushes gallons of water along with waste, paper, and grease down the drain each day. Sometimes it all happens at the same time. So, not only do your drains take a punishing, your sewer line can easily become clogged over time, even in the most careful of households. How do you know there is a problem? To start with, your drains will stop flushing as quickly as they once did. Rarely, if ever, will an odor enter your home – but if it does, call us immediately. It can mean a broken pipe or a full blockage. However, even if you do not smell or see sewage in your home, there may be a clog somewhere in your system due to grease, paper, debris, or other items that have been put down the drain in your home. Beyond clogs, your sewer system can start to develop signs of wear and tear with age. Cracks or weakening in the pipes can be a precursor of big problems to come, but those issues can be taken care well in advance of a full on breakdown in your system.
Routine Maintenance Stops Problems The easiest way to stop a problem in its tracks is to perform routine maintenance on your drainage and sewer system. Each year, we can flush your system using high velocity jetting, for either hot or cold water sewer systems. We also provide high tech video camera inspection services to check for wear or potential breakage in your lines. If you moved into a new home, we can locate the exact spot where your sewer lines crisscross your lawn so you avoid any unfortunate digging accidents, and if nearby tree or bush roots are starting to tangle around your pipes, we will help cut them back and repair any damage before it becomes an issue. While we work hard to provide a full range of emergency repair services to our customers, the last thing anyone wants is to find a broken sewer line flooding their basement at three o’clock in the morning. Routine annual maintenance will keep that from happening, and give you peace of mind.