Most Common Home Sewer Problems
The sewer line is the largest drain in your home so it’s no surprise that it is susceptible to a number of problems. For any serious plumbing problem, it is strongly advised that you seek out a professional plumber in Los Angeles, such as New Generation Plumbing for a state of the art solution. The most common problems include the following:
- Tree roots. When tree roots infiltrate your sewer line, they can quickly damage and cause further damage in a short time frame. This is most common in an older home.
- Broken, collapsed, cracked or misaligned pipes. Frozen ground or shifting soil can lead to broken, collapsed, cracked or misaligned pipes, weakening the sewage pipelines and structure.
- Blockage. A buildup of grease or some other object restricts proper water flow in the sewage pipes and result in water backing up out of a drain or the toilet plumbing.
- Pipe corrosion or deterioration. Older pipes or pipes made of anything other than PVC piping are at risk of having pipe deterioration, which can cause collapses in the line and a restriction in proper water flow.
- Bellied pipe. When a section of the pipe has sunk into the ground, it creates an area for waste to converge.
- Leaking joints. When the seals between the pipes are broken, then water can easily escape into the area surrounding the pipeline.
How to Prevent Common Home Sewer Problems
There are various problems that can affect a sewer line. To prevent future home sewer problems from occurring, make sure to schedule a septic tank inspection every three to five years. Make sure to select a license and insured plumber to carefully inspect your septic system for signs of breaks or cracks.
For everyday prevention, regular maintenance and proper use of your drains is the best practice. Here are a few tips that will help keep your sewer line clear of problems.
- Don’t use your toilet as a waste basket. Common sources of clogging include feminine hygiene products, paper towels, napkins, diapers, and facial tissues down your toilet.
- Use your garbage disposal wisely. Avoid dumpling large quantities of any food particles in your garbage disposal. Dispose of what you can in the wastebasket and dispose of remaining particles in the disposal to minimize anything lodged within your sewer line.
- Don’t pour grease down your drain. While liquids can easily pass through your drain, grease and fat can harden within your plumbing, collecting debris and creating a clog.
- Use the drain cleaner for designated pipes. When it comes to drain cleaners, be cautious. Most commercial drain cleaning products are safe to use on bathroom and kitchen sinks as well as tubs and showers, but toilets can be damaged if you use the wrong type of cleaner. To avoid these problems with drain cleaners, make sure to carefully read all labels before use.
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Sewer plumbing is a specialty field within the plumbing industry. It is recommended that only highly skilled, licensed and insured sewer contractors should be used for corrective and preventive work for home sewer problems.
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