Nothing is more frustrating to a homeowner than dealing with a broken sewer line. You depend on your sewer lines to effectively remove wastewater from your home, so when it’s acting up, it can cause serious disruptions to your home. Tampa Bay Plumbing works to limit these disruptions and get your sewer line back on track in no time
Signs of Sewer Line Problems
There are several signs you should be on the lookout for if you suspect a problem with your sewer line. If you notice any of these issues in your home, you may require professional repair:
- Gurgling noises coming from your pipes or drains.
- Residue or debris backing up out of your drains such as dirt or tree branches.
- Slow draining or standing water in your toilet, sinks, tub or shower.
If you notice any of these issues, it means it’s time to call a professional right away. Some of these problems can be fixed with drain cleaning. However, it’s important to inspect the sewer lines at the same time to ensure there are no further issues.
What Causes These Problems?
Many things can cause sewer line problems. Some of the most common causes include:
Extra heat in the ground or a quick spike in temperature can cause the ground to shift and perhaps cause the sewer line to disconnect. This change in the structure of the pipe can cause issues in your home.
A root system in the ground will always search for a source of fresh, clean water. This includes the water in your sewer lines. Tree roots have the power to burst through pipelines and create blockages.
Over time, the pipelines can corrode and begin to deteriorate. If your sewer line is quite old, you may have problems with it.
Maintenance is Important
As with any plumbing system in your home, investing in regular maintenance is the key to ensuring longevity and no unexpected repairs. We recommend that homeowners get their sewer line cleaned and inspected at least once or twice per year to prevent issues and keep the line running smoothly.
If you need Sewer Line Repair or Replacement, call a professional right away to get the problem solved safely and quickly. Call us at (727) 223-6400 now.