Your sewer line performs an important function in your household by safely removing sewage from your home. However, because you can’t see it, you might not think about the line until there is a problem. When an issue occurs, it’s important to act quickly to limit the number of health risks for your family. Call Capital Plumbing Contractors for repair and replacement services in Tallahassee, FL. A locally-owned and family-operated company, we provide flat-rate pricing!
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Common Causes of Sewer Line Problems
Sewer line problems can cause major damage to your house and property - and can create potential health issues for your family. To avoid these, it’s important to know what can cause these problems, including:
- Blockages in drains that clog the line.
- Corrosive soil that causes the line to deteriorate.
- Cracks in the line.
- Shifting of the earth that causes the lines to collapse. Aging can also cause this.
- Tree roots that are interfering with the line.
- Problems with your septic tank.
- Issues during a major construction project that interfere with the line.
Signs Your Sewer Line Needs Repairs
To keep your family healthy and safe, it’s important to have your sewer line repaired as soon as possible. To do this, it’s crucial to recognize the signs that can indicate your system is malfunctioning. Some symptoms to watch for can include:
- Your drains are slow to empty or don’t empty out at all.
- You have multiple drains that are clogged at one time.
- You smell sewage in or around your property.
- You hear bubbling sounds when you use the sink or flush the toilet.
- You see standing water around the sewer line.
- You have water backing up out of your tubs, toilets, and sinks.
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How To Prevent Sewer Line Issues
Sewer line issues can cause severe damage to your property and put your family’s health at risk. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid these issues, including:
- Being aware of what is OK to flush down your toilet. You should avoid hygienic products, diapers, cooking grease, oils, and even some types of toilet paper.
- Locating and marking your sewer lines before performing a large excavation or construction project in your yard.
- Keeping trees with large root systems as far away from sewage lines as possible.
- Putting screens in your sinks, showers, and bathtubs to prevent debris from going down the drain.