SEWER REPAIRsewer line repair and services
Understanding the Root of Sewage Blockage
That beautiful shade tree in your yard is the most common source of a clogged sewer pipe requiring sewer line repair. Because thousands of feet of tree roots are constantly searching for moisture and warmth your sewer line is a natural target. The warm air circulating in your sewer line causes water vapor to escape into the surrounding soil and attracts roots. The roots seek tiny cracks, slightly loose joints, and other openings. This allows the roots to tap into a sewer line, a very dependable source of sustenance.
Although clay tile pipes are most susceptible to root invasion, newer concrete or PVC pipes are not immune from the penetration of roots.
Signs of Sewer Blockage. Once they penetrate your sewer line, fine roots will spread through your sewer line. Normally the roots will cause other debris to back up and slow things down before they completely fill the pipe. If your drainage system has started to slow down, or if you’ve heard a gurgling sound from your toilet bowl, it’s time to call a professional plumber.
Other Causes of a Clogged Sewer Pipe. Although tree roots are the number one reason for sewer line damage, there are other sources of sewer blockage. Foreign objects that won’t dissolve can become lodged in the line. Age, general deterioration and extreme changes in temperature over a period of time can also cause a sewer line to buckle or break. And in some instances, a sewer line can be misaligned due to ground shifting or improper installation.
Sewer Line Repair Solutions. Rescue Rooter® can provide a video sewer inspection to see if a sewer line repair is necessary. The miniature camera finds out exactly what and where the problem is without the big expense of “exploratory” plumbing. Video inspection can also confirm the structural condition of your lateral pipes. It can tell you if an auger or high-pressure flush can solve the problem, or if more extensive sewer line repair is needed.
If you suspect you have sewer blockage, contact your local Rescue Rooter® sewer line repair and drain expert today for a video inspection to determine the best course of action.