Q: Why Does My Sewer Line Keep Backing Up?

A sewer backup can be a major inconvenience that can potentially cause a lot of damage to your home and your health. If you’re frequently dealing with sewer line backups, something may be going wrong. Common causes of recurring sewer backup include broken or sagging sewer lines; sewer clogs; and tree or shrub roots.

Q: Are Commercial Liquid Drain Cleaners Safe for Pipes?

Chemical drain cleaners are often used for residential drain cleaning. However, not all of these drain cleaners are safe for your pipes. Most of them are caustic or oxidizing and can do more harm than good to your pipes and septic system. They can degrade your old pipes and cause damage to your PVC pipes. These products are also cost-inefficient.

Q: What’s Wrong with My Garbage Disposal?

Before you can figure out the cause of any garbage disposal problems, you should start by identifying the problem itself. A garbage disposal that’s making weird grinding noises when turned on, for example, points to a possible clog. If your unit won’t turn at all, then it may not be receiving power correctly. Over time, clogs and power failures can both lead to more severe problems with your garbage disposal. If you can’t figure out what’s happened to your unit, just call Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning today.

Q: Why Is My Washer Leaking?

Leaks in and around your washing machine can occur for wide-ranging reasons. While various leaks occur depending on the type of washing machine you have, there are also plenty of leaks that are caused by old or faulty hardware. Broken tub fittings, a faulty pump, faulty internal hoses, and faulty supply hoses are some of the reasons your washer may be leaking. Some leaks, such as bolts that need tightening and hoses that need to be replaced, mean minor repairs that cost little and you can do on your own. Other leaks may be costly, including the need to hire a professional or buy a new machine.

Q: What Are Common Reasons for Low Water Pressure?

Water pressure problems may present themselves in varying ways. Your washing machine or dishwasher may take longer than normal to run a cycle, or faucets may take ages to fill a bathtub or sink. If your home water pressure seems low, you want to start by narrowing down the cause. Check to see if one of these may be the root cause of the problem:
  • Main supply line issues.
  • Having old steel water pipes.
  • Faulty pressure regulator.
  • Ensure the water meter valve is open.
  • Check your main house shutoff valve.

Q: What Can Cause Your Toilet to Overflow?

An overflowing toilet is a common problem. But having it fixed or preventing it in the first place is easy when you know the cause. Clogged pipes, sewage issues, blocked vents, or a full septic tank can lead to an overflow. When water is unable to escape from your home because of a clog, you’ll also likely experience an overflowing toilet.

Q: What Can I Do About A Sewer Line Blockage?

Water bubbling out of your shower when you run the washing machine. Strange gurgling noises from your toilet. These are just some of the signs that your main sewer drain line may be clogged. It’s a serious plumbing issue and it’s not going to get better without professional help. You can rely on sewer repair professionals from Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning to diagnose and solve all types of sewer and drain issues.

Need to troubleshoot a plumbing problem or schedule service in West Jordan, UT? Give Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning a call at 801-341-4222!