Tis the Season for Sewer Pipe Cleanouts
With Winter just around the corner, Fall is the best time to get maintenance around the house done. Have you noticed your toilet water rise or bubble up when you flush? Or has your bathtub been making weird noises that sound like gurgling? If the answer is yes, it’s probably time to unclog pipes, unclog sewer drain, and prepare for a necessary sewer pipe cleanout.
When your main sewer line is clogged, your entire house will have issues with waste water draining. So what’s causing these problems? It could be severe pipe damage, a sagging sewer line, or potential tree root infiltration. Pipes that are cracked, collapsed, or damaged will have the same symptoms as clogged drains, so it is important to keep an eye on the speed at which your fixtures and appliances are draining. That is one of the easiest ways to identify if there is a clog forming.
A Sagging sewer line is when the pipe holding water creates a build-up that resembles a belly and debris collects forming a blockage. These issues could cost you more in the long run if you do not address the clog right away.
As we know, the trees and shrubs in your yard need water. They instinctively seek out water sources underneath the soil to survive during dry seasons. It is very likely that the closest water source for them is your sewer line. It does take some time before the roots can penetrate the pipe at its joints and cause a blockage which damages the line. Although this is a more pressing issue in older homes, it is still important to do preventative maintenance.
Another thing to keep in mind is that a clogged sewer line doesn’t always stem from your home’s plumbing. Although it is a rare circumstance that your cities sanitary main line becomes an issue that you’d see in your home, it does happen on occasion. Most of these blockages are detected before it even becomes a problem though.