Issues with your main sewer line can turn into a major problem for your home. This line is responsible for taking all of the household waste out to the city sewer. Over time, tree roots can infiltrate this line and cause it to clog or even break. To make sure your sewer line problems are properly resolved, look to the team at Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning. We proudly serve customers throughout Salt Lake County and Utah County.
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What’s Causing My Sewer Line Issues?
Although there is not one sole cause of sewer line problems, there are several common culprits including:
Tree root invasion: Tree roots are the most common cause of sewer line damage because they need water, and they do not discriminate. That means they can easily break through your sewer line and continue growing, which can cause further clogs throughout your line.
Temperature spikes: When the temperature spikes, the ground can shift causing your pipes to disconnect or break.
Old, worn out pipes: Old, iron pipes are susceptible to cracking and deterioration. Years of chemical drain cleaner use causes further damage and corrosion and over time the pipes wear down.
Problem Signs to Watch Out for
If you notice the following signs, there may be a deeper problem that needs to be taken care of immediately. Watch out for the following:
- Sewage smell around your property
- Slow to empty dranis
- Standing water near your sewer line
- Gurgling noise coming from your drains
- Residue backing up into your sink/tub
If you notice the problem signs in your home, call your trusted sewer line specialists to determine the source of the problem and take action to repair or replace your line.
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How Can I Prevent Future Issues?
Prevention is the best medicine, and that goes for your sewer lines as well. Making a few slight changes can make all the difference when it comes to preventing future sewer problems:
- Know what is ok and what is not ok to put down your drains. For instance, food, hygienic products, diapers, grease, oil and other materials are never ok to go down the toilet or drains.
- Find out where your sewer lines are located before performing any large excavation project.
- If you are planting trees, plant them as far away from sewage lines as possible.
- Put drain catches in your showers, tubs, and sinks.
Why Work With Us?
Different homes have different sewer line materials, and each must be treated a bit differently. Our qualified, highly-trained technicians will inspect the problem and determine the best possible fix for your Salt Lake City, UT home. We provide a full video sewer inspection so we can see what is going on in your line. We own all of our equipment, so we can get to work right away. Our experienced, knowledgeable technicians will make sure you avoid any large disaster.