At Strittmatter, we have been in this business long enough to see some nasty sewer backups. This problem is always bad news for your plumbing system, however, if your sewer line is backing up frequently, it can end up causing major damage to the rest of your home, too. Fortunately, our Denton plumbers offer drain services and other options for locating and solving sewer backups before they spiral out of control. Keep reading to learn the top 3 reasons your sewer line keeps backing up, and call Strittmatter right away for sewer service and all your other essential plumbing needs.
The top 3 reasons your sewer line is backing up are:
- Clogs: An ever-familiar problem to anyone in the plumbing business, clogs can occur in your sewer line because of oil, grease, clumps of hair, wipes, pads, and other sanitary products. Fortunately, if a clog has formed in your sewer line, our Denton plumbing team offers comprehensive solutions to take care of it. In the meantime, make sure you are flushing in moderation, and never overloading your toilets. It is also a good idea to install drain catches in your home to catch larger items that may clog your sewer before they go down the drain.
- Tree Roots: Root infiltration is the hidden scourge of all plumbers. Because the damp, moist area around your sewer line presents an ideal place for tree roots to grow, they often end up wrapping around the line, causing it to become misaligned, or even growing into cracks. This in turn will lead to serious blockages and leaks in the line. The more roots grow, the more they will prevent wastewater from flowing smoothly, which leads to backup. Because of this, it is important to call a plumber right away if your sewer line keeps backing up—as complete tree root removal may require hydrojetting and other heavy duty services.
- Breaks & Damage in the Line: Like almost any other piece of plumbing equipment, your sewer line is subject to wear and tear overtime. In addition to tree roots, weather factors and general corrosion can create cracks in the like that lets in dirt and rocks, causing obstructions and eventually forcing the line to collapse, sag, or break. If your pipes are aging, if your yard is dealing with above-ground construction, or if the soil is shifting on top of your sewer line for any reason, call a plumber from Strittmatter immediately to prevent backup.