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Talking About Preventative Plumbing Services

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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Talking About Preventative Plumbing Services

Sewer Troubleshooting And Repairs

by Charlie Clarke

All of the drains in your home are connected to the main sewer line on your property. This line runs to a septic tank or a city sewage system. In either case, it is vital that your sewer line remains unclogged so that liquid and solid waste move freely through it. If you notice a sink or toilet backing up in your home, the problem is a sign of a clog or damage.

Seek Guidance From A Plumber

Contact a plumber who performs sewer line inspections to determine the location of the problem. Sewer lines are constructed to last many years, but this does not mean a part of the line hasn't cracked and needs to be replaced. Another potential cause of the problem could be that the root system that belongs to a tree or bush may have penetrated part of a sewer line.

One last issue may be that your septic tank is full and needs to be emptied. A plumber may use a special type of camera to assist with diagnosing the issue. A small trench will be dug so that the plumber has access to an opening in the sewer system.

The camera is then placed inside of the sewer system and will record footage of the interior sewer line. If a camera is used on your property, you can request to view the footage, and the plumber will point out to you the issue that is present and how the problem will be remedied. 

Be Aware That Problems Could Get Worse

It is never a good idea to put off calling a plumber or to neglect having repairs made because severe clogs or minor cracks in a sewer line could become larger as time passes. This could be especially disconcerting if your sewer line intertwines with one of your neighbor's lines.

In this type of case, it may be necessary for a plumber to dig down into both yards, and written permission would need to be obtained from your neighbor before doing so. The last thing that you probably want to deal with is the fact that your neighbor is annoyed with you due to the sewer line problem that has now become their problem.

Replacing one part of a sewer line is also much less expensive than having an entire line or tank replaced. So, do yourself a favor and be wary at all times of any issues associated with your home's plumbing so that you can seek help from a professional whenever it is needed. For more information, contact your local sewer line repair services.