What are the Warning Signs a Home Needs Sewer Repair?

by | Apr 11, 2015 | Plumbers

The sewer of a home is crucial for protecting its occupants from the health dangers of raw sewage. Sewers move liquid and solid waste from toilets, sinks, and tubs to the city sewer line. Unfortunately, there are problems that can begin when a sewer line needs repair. Homeowners need to be fully aware of these signs so they will know when they need to call the professionals for sewer repair.

There are many issues that can arise with a sewer line, preventing normal drainage. Warning signs of sewer problems may include:

     *     The pipes in a home may suddenly stop draining properly. This often means there is a clog of some type that needs to be removed.

     *     Eventually, water will become pooled when a person is trying to take a shower or brush their teeth.

     *     Homeowners may notice raw sewage is backing up into toilets and drains.

     *     Gurgling sounds may come from the toilets and drains whenever water is being drained from the washing machine or dishwasher.

     *     Flushing a toilet or draining a tub may cause another water reaction somewhere in the home.

Problems with the sewer line can be caused by many different types of obstructions. When these warning signs are noticed, it is imperative homeowners call for sewer repair right away. Common reasons for sewer line problems include:

     *     Grease, food, hair and toilet paper can often cause blockages in the main sewer line.

     *     When metal sewer line pipes grow older, they can become corroded and begin to leak.

     *     Tree roots can begin to grow around a sewer line and cause major damages. The growth can be so strong it breaks through the pipe and causes leaks.

     *     Shifts in the ground underneath the sewer line can often lead to damages to the pipe. This may cause cracking and can sometimes cause the pipe to come loose.

To find out what type of repair is needed, a sewer repair technician will need to be called. Using special diagnostic equipment, the technician can find the problem with the sewer line. The line may need to be cleaned, repaired or replaced.

Homeowners experiencing signs of problems with their sewer line need to contact Drain Right Services. They will be happy to schedule you a consultation appointment so your sewer line can be inspected. You can also visit them on Facebook for more information.

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