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Hey there, my name is Russell Tyson. I am going to use this site to educate my readers about services offered by plumbing professionals. When I first started my company, I was unaware of all the necessary plumbing procedures needed to keep the toilets from backing up. My clients often failed to notify me when a toilet started to fail, likely due to embarrassment or a lack of time. Luckily, I was clued into the value of hiring plumbers to perform regular maintenance and repairs on the toilets to keep them in fine shape. I hope to detail those services on this site to inspire others to embrace preventative plumbing procedures.


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Things To Know About A Main Sewer Line

by Charlie Clarke

Has water been seeping out of the ground in a certain area of your landscape? If the water has a bad odor, it is possible that it is coming from the main sewer line that is connected to your house. You will need to call a plumber to explain what is happening as soon as you can before the problem gets worse. He or she will inspect the sewer line to find out if it is in a bad condition and need to be repaired. Discover information in this article in regards to dealing with a problematic sewer line.

1. Inspecting the Main Sewer Line

The step to getting to the bottom of why water is seeping out of the ground will be for a plumber to inspect the main sewer line. The line is beneath the ground, so the plumber will likely use a special camera to perform the inspection. Without using the camera, the ground would have to be excavated so he or she can look at the line. The camera can travel all the way through the sewer line and send images to an LCD screen that is on the joystick that the plumber will be holding. It is also possible for sewer line cameras to capture video footage.

2. Stopping Water from Leaking Out of the Line

If there is a leak found in the main sewer line, a plumber will have to make a prompt repair. The type of repair that is needed will depend on the extent of damage to the line. For example, if there is a small crack in the line that allows wastewater to seep out, the plumber can seal it up and resolve the problem. If the line is severely corroded and covered in numerous cracks, it is possible that you will need a new line installed. Sealing up cracks in a corroded and old sewer line might be a waste of time, as problems will likely continuously occur in an untimely manner.

3. Keeping the Main Sewer Line in Good Shape

After the main sewer line problem has been resolved, keeping it in good shape is important. Start getting the main sewer line cleaned with jetting equipment every now and then. Cleaning the line can prevent the acids that are in some food products, or chemicals from drain cleaners from causing the line to deteriorate. Jetting a sewer line can also keep it functional and help you to avoid untimely plumbing problems.

For more information, you will want to contact a company such as Brad's Plumbing.