A problem with your sewer line can lead to an expensive mess, and even health issues for your household. Fortunately, you can avoid these problems by scheduling professional repairs and replacements at the first signs of an issue. Call TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for services in Plainfield, IL. We offer on-time, no-hassle services.
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Common Causes of Sewer Line Problems
Unfortunately, it’s possible that once in a while your sewer line might encounter an issue that needs to be repaired. Some common problems you might experience are:
- Blockages in drains that clog the line.
- Corrosive soil that causes the line to deteriorate.
- Cracks in the line.
- Shifting of the earth that causes the lines to collapse.
- Signs of aging.
- Tree roots that are interfering with the line.
- Problems with your septic tank.
- Issues during a major construction project that interfere with the line.
Signs Your Sewer Line Needs Repairs
The key to preventing major damage to your yard and property due to an issue in your sewer line is to find the problem as soon as possible and schedule professional repairs. Some symptoms you should watch for are:
- Your drains are slow to empty or don’t empty at all.
- You have multiple drains that are clogged at one time.
- You smell sewage in or around your property.
- You hear bubbling sounds when you use the sink or flush the toilet.
- You see standing water around the sewer line.
- You have water backing up out of your tubs, toilets, and sinks.
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How To Prevent Sewer Line Issues
What’s the easiest way to fix an issue with your sewer line - and the mess it leaves behind? To not have an issue in the first place. Use these tips to prevent problems from forming in your line:
- Know what you can put down your drains and toilet. Some items to avoid include hygienic products, diapers, cooking grease, oils, and even some types of toilet paper.
- Locate and mark your sewer lines before performing a large excavation or construction project in your yard.
- Keep trees with large root systems as far away from sewage lines as possible.
- Put screens in your sinks, showers, and bathtubs to prevent debris from going down the drain.