When to Repair Your Sewer Lines
There are some things in your home that aren’t a big deal to leave until another day. That repainting project could probably wait a week or two, and a loose doorknob on your closet probably isn’t urgent. But if you have even a small leak in your sewer line, your home could become damaged and your family could be exposed to unhealthy conditions.
That’s why you should call for sewer line repair as soon as there are any signs of a leak or damage. If you don’t know the signs, that’s okay! Here’s a quick list so you know what to look for:
- A strong, musty, sewer odor
- Brown spots on the ceiling or walls
- Damp spots on the floor
- Pests such as drain flies, rats, or cockroaches
- Wet spots in the yard
- Higher water costs
Sewer Line Replacement vs Repair
If you call for residential sewer line repair and we find a leak, we’re gonna take our time to look at the condition of the rest of your system. It could just be a small problem that’s only in one little area. But if we see damage in many different areas of the sewer line, we might recommend a little more than a sewer line repair.
A replacement is needed when multiple points in the line (or the whole thing) are damaged or corroded. With a damaged system, even if you patch up one leak, another one will appear right afterward. We’ll be straight with you about what we’re seeing when we take a look at your sewer line.
Caring for Your Sewer Lines
When you’re done with your sewer line repair, you’ll probably be eager to take care of your sewer line and keep it from having any more issues. Leaks can happen when the pipes are corroded, there are serious clogs, or when tree roots make themselves at home in your pipes.
You can have an inspection every once in a while to see if there are any problems starting. You can also prevent clogs by being careful about what goes down your drains. Keep fat, grease, and oil out of your pipes. The same goes for anything else that isn’t waste or toilet paper. When you do have a clog, make sure you’re only using methods that are safe for your plumbing. Stay away from corrosive products like Drano that could damage your pipes.
What to Expect from Your Residential Sewer Line Repair
If you’ve never had to deal with a sewer line problem before, you might not know what to expect. A sewer line repair can be a little more involved than other types of residential plumbing services. We may have to dig into your yard or driveway to access the section of piping that needs repair. But if the problem is just in one area, we won’t have to dig very much. That’s because we’ll find the exact location of the leak using our drain cameras.
Appointments can take anywhere from 3-6 hours. We have upfront pricing so you’ll know what to expect before we start the repair. After we’re done, we’ll replace the dirt and sprinkle some grass seed so things look good as new in no time!
Residential Plumbing Services in Harrisburg
If you’re looking for residential plumbing services, we promise to take care of you at Morris-Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins told me to treat you like family, which is why you’ll get to work with some of the friendliest people. We have rules against talking over your head, so you won’t have to sort through a bunch of mumbo jumbo to understand what we’re saying to you.
We have same-day appointments available, and we’re open til midnight so you can choose to set up a repair in the evening or on the weekend. Don’t worry, we won’t charge you extra! If you’re in Harrisburg and you’re worried about your sewer line, pick up the phone or visit our website!
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