Clogged sewer lines are among the most common plumbing issues faced by homeowners. To prevent sewer line problems in the future, it’s important to know what you can and cannot wash down your drains. Things like food debris, diapers, cooking grease, or oils can accumulate and lead to a clog. It’s also important to make sure you keep any excavation projects or trees with large roots away from sewer lines, as these can lead to breaking a line.
If you do encounter a problem in your sewer pipes, give Mercy Plumbing a call. We’re merciful when it comes to your plumbing needs!
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What Are Some Causes of Sewer Line Problems?
Even if you are careful about what you put down your drains, you may still come across a sewer line problem that will require repairs, or even replacing a line.
Here are some other factors that can damage your sewer lines:
- Septic tank issues
- Cracks in the pipes
- Corrosive soils can deteriorate the line
- Aging sewer pipes
- Significant shifts in the earth can cause your sewer line to collapse
Some of these issues may be repairable, but some may require new sewer pipe installation. Call Mercy Plumbing today to speak to one of our sewer line technicians.
Are You in Need of Sewer Line Repair?
Some sewer pipe issues (like cracks, or corrosion) can be hard to spot and lead to more severe problems if you're not careful.
Here are some examples of what to look for if you suspect you may need sewer line repair:
- Drains that are slow to empty our, or don’t empty out at all
- Multiple drains clogging at the same time
- Bubbling sound when you flush the toilet or open a sink or shower faucet
- Strong smell of sewage in or around your home
- Water backing up from sinks, tubs, or toilets
- Standing water around your sewer line
Broken sewer lines can cause a huge mess, and are not to be taken lightly. If you are experiencing one or more of the above in your home, call Mercy Plumber at any time, day or night, for a free estimate on sewer pipe repair!
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