When to Repair Your Sewer Lines
If you’ve noticed your water bill creeping up, you may wanna know if you can afford to ignore the problem for a few weeks. What’s the worst that can happen? There’s a lot of damage that can happen even with a small leak, so we’ll never recommend waiting. Your pipe isn’t gonna heal itself, so the problem will only get worse.
It’s a good idea to call for a sewer line repair as soon as possible if you notice any signs of a leak. This could be stains on the walls, ceiling, or floor of your house. It could be an increase in the number of pests you’re having to deal with. It could even be a damp spot in your yard that isn’t from accidentally leaving your hose on for a couple of hours.
Sewer Line Replacement vs Repair
Something that gets on our nerves is plumbers who will recommend replacements just to get some extra business. That’s not how we do things at Morris-Jenkins. If there is a small section of pipe that needs a residential sewer line repair, we aren’t gonna tell you that we have to rip out the whole thing and start from scratch. On the other hand, if a sewer line repair is just gonna be a temporary fix before another section of pipe breaks down, we won’t recommend slapping on a bandaid. You’ll get honest advice from us every time.
Causes of Sewer Line Problems
Unless you’re a plumber, you might not know what causes sewer line problems. You may not even realize that something you’re doing is damaging your pipes. Here are the three most common causes of sewer line problems and how you can prevent needing a sewer line repair.
- Clogged Lines: Did you know clogs can cause leaks? When water is flowing well through the pipes, it won’t usually have time to find imperfections in the pipes. It’s gonna keep going until it gets to the water treatment plant. But if there’s a clog, the water will sit in your pipes and eventually find a way to leak out. You can avoid this problem by having your drains cleaned and by keeping clogging materials out of your drains.
- Tree Roots: Tree roots like water and they’re great at finding any tiny little cracks in your pipes to get to it. By repairing small problems with your pipes, you can keep roots from growing in and making the problem worse.
- Pipe Corrosion: If you have old pipes, corrosion won’t be too unexpected. Galvanized pipes can corrode even faster than other materials. But, if you stay away from chemical drain cleaners, you can keep the corrosion from speeding up.
What to Expect from Your Residential Sewer Line Repair
We believe residential plumbing services should make plumbing problems easier, not harder. You shouldn’t have to miss work to meet the plumber at your house or wait weeks for service. That’s why we’ve made it simple to schedule services. If you’re a Priority Advantage® Member, all you have to do is log on to your online portal and choose a time. There are no fees for “after hours” services since we’re open til midnight. If you’re not a member, it’s still easy. Text us, call us, or message us online and we’ll work out a time that fits your schedule. Your repair should take 3-6 hours, and we’ll always clean up our mess when we’re done.
Residential Plumbing Services in Mint Hill
If you’re here looking for residential plumbing services, there’s a good chance you’re already having a bad day. Let us turn things around at Morris-Jenkins. We’ll find that leak and get it repaired before it can cause any more damage. Call us today!
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