When to Have Your Sewer Lines Repaired
Every home has a water line and a sewer line. One line brings clean water in, while the other takes dirty water out. You may not often think about where that water goes when you flush the toilet or wash the dishes, but usually, you don’t have to because your sewer line takes it away. However, there are gonna be times when your sewer line needs residential plumbing services. And when it does, the sooner you find out the better so you can get a sewer line repair on the schedule. You should never ignore the following signs:
- Frequently clogging drains: If your drains keep clogging, it’s probably not just a simple food clog right next to your sink. You might have a mainline clog.
- Signs of water damage: in our line of work, we’ve seen how fast a leak can damage property. If you see water spots, smell a musty smell, find mold, or see any pools of water, you should call before you do anything else.
- Wet or lush spots in your yard: If your sewer line is leaking in your yard, you might have wet spots in your grass or even spots that are a little lusher than the surrounding grass. You can watch for a foul odor in your yard, too.
Repair or Replace?
If just a small section of your sewer line has been damaged by a tree root, we’re not gonna rip out the whole line and install one from scratch. But if the pipe keeps springing a leak, or if the tree root has really done a number on your plumbing system, it may be best to throw away the whole line. Don’t worry, we’ll never oversell you. If we recommend a major project like a sewer line replacement, it’s because it’s what we’d recommend to our own family if they were in your shoes.
What Causes Sewer Line Damage?
Since sewer line troubles can be a bummer, we can help you avoid them as much as possible. Sewer line repairs are needed when the pipe is corroded, tree roots have invaded the pipe, or there’s a major clog. You can’t always keep roots away from your pipes because those things have a mind of their own. But you can keep up with residential plumbing services to make sure there aren’t any tiny cracks that are tempting the roots to make themselves at home.
You can also keep anything out of your sewer line that isn’t supposed to be there. Don’t pour grease down the drain, and only use toilet paper. Avoid putting paper towels and wipes (even “flushable” ones) down the toilet.
Corroded pipes might be out of your hands, too. If you have galvanized pipes, you can expect them to corrode faster than other materials. But you can slow the process down by keeping liquid drain cleaners out of your pipes.
Sewer Line Repairs at Morris-Jenkins
Once you find out that you have a problem with your sewer line, you might start to feel the stress coming for you. But residential sewer line repair doesn’t have to be a bad experience. When you have the right people on your side, it can feel good to take care of something so important in a way that’ll protect your home and your plumbing for years to come.
At every sewer line repair, our team at Morris-Jenkins makes sure we don’t miss a thing by using drain camera technology. We can see the condition of your sewer line almost as clearly as if your pipes were laid open for us in broad daylight. We’ll know how bad the problem is and what we need to do to fix it. The other benefit of this technology is that we won’t have to dig up your entire yard to fix one little leak. We’ll just dig right where we need to, and we’ll patch your yard up neatly when we’re done.
Residential Plumbing Services in Davidson
When you have a plumbing leak, chances are you’ll be picking up the phone as quickly as you can. We’re on the other line with local, friendly, compassionate service. When you need services in Davidson fast, get ahold of Morris-Jenkins. With regular services til midnight every day, we always have time for your call.
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