Sewer Main Line Repair & Installation in Brentwood
Trust the Experts to Keep Your Sewer Line Running
Knowing what you can and cannot put down your drains, as well as knowing where your sewer pipes lie are essential bits of information if you hope to avoid needing a sewer pipe replacement service. However, sometimes, things happen that are out of your control, and you end up on the phone with a plumber for sewer line issues. Some of the most common signs that you need immediate sewer line repairs is if you notice sewage backup in your tub, sink, toilet, or other fixtures connected to your sewer line.
When your sewer pipe system is in need of some assistance, turn to the pros at Flow Pro Plumbing! We offer sewer pipe repair and new sewer line installation, to help you out of any sort of sewage situation your home may be in!
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Common Causes of Sewer Line Problems
Several factors can negatively affect your sewer system, leading you to need services like sewer line repair or even replacement. Any of the following problems, or a combination of issues, can cause serious sewer line problems:
- Drain clogs, if not taken care of, can cause pressure to build up in a pipe, eventually causing the pipe to break.
- Septic tank issues that are not handled properly can wreak havoc on your entire sewage system.
- Cracks in sewer pipes can eventually become significant breaks.
- Aging lines should be replaced before they collapse.
- Any shifting in the Earth’s crust may also cause sewer lines to collapse.
- Corrosive soil can deteriorate sewer lines over time.
- Tree roots, or human error during construction projects, can puncture the side of a pipe and cause a leak.
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Tips To Stop Tree Roots from Damaging Your Pipes
A common cause of clogged pipes is the roots of surrounding trees and other plants. Trees especially have aggressive root systems that can invade pipes. Once the roots have found their way into the pipes, they will quickly begin to fill all of the available space as they grow. Since roots are attracted to the water in the drain, they will try to find any way they can.
- Keep trees away from your water and sewer lines: Trees should not be planted in areas where important pipes will be running. This is one way to prevent root clogs, is by eliminating the roots in the first place. Even in the coldest months when the trees seem dormant above ground, they may be working their way into your pipes where you can’t see. This article will discuss some of the ways to prevent clogs of invasive tree root growth and how they can impact your home.
- Preventative drain cleaning: Drain cleaning services clear debris and roots from the entrance of the pipes to prevent the roots from spreading. Routine drain cleaning can be a powerful tool in preventing annoying block ups and eventual rupture from root clogs. A lot of times high-powered water is used to wash out the roots and debris. Sometimes a camera can be placed in the drain to reveal the root causing the obstruction. Usually, a combination of saws and water jets are used to clear the root. Because the roots can grow again, it’s always essential to get to the source of the problem the first time it’s noticed.
- Pay attention to the warning signs: Root clog disasters include ruptures that can be extremely pricey and can be inconvenient to repair. Some of the first signs of a root clog are gurgling noises when flushing toilets, as well as other funny noises or backwash coming from the sewer system when it’s in use. The roots can make their way into the pipes and continue to expand and expand until the pipes are totally destroyed. Preventing the roots from getting to that point is the only way to stop the damage that comes along with root clogs. Additionally, because the root damage is often around or under your home, the repair process can oftentimes require excavation. This allows a plumbing contractor to gain access to the troubled pipe.
- Stall tree root growth around your underground pipes: A powerful tool in preventing clogs from roots is using copper sulfate to stall tree root growth. This chemical compound halts the growth of tree roots, keeping them from making their way into the drains and eventually causing a total plumbing disaster. The copper sulfate should be used to treat both the soil surrounding the pipes as well as inside the pipes. This way the roots are prevented from coming near the pipes at all. Once inside, they will still need to be removed, but the copper sulfate will at least stall the growth to prevent ruptures until a proper drain cleaning is done. The compound can also be added to your toilet bowl to keep the sewer line clear as well.
Call Us to Solve Your Sewer Line Problems
There are a few different techniques a sewer line contractor may use to address your sewer line problems. For example, video camera inspection technology has become increasingly effective in recent years for locating the source of the problem without ripping up your property unnecessarily. In the case that you have a clogged sewer pipe, your technician can use an auger combined with our high-tech drain cameras for the most accurate solution. Cracked or broken pipes may be able to be fixed using epoxy. If your pipe has a severe crack, however, you may be in need of a sewer line replacement. Whatever the issue is, our experienced plumbers have the tools and training to offer personalized sewer solutions that meet your needs perfectly.
For sewer pipe repair and replacement in the Brentwood area, call Flow Pro Plumbing today at (925) 436-1717!
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