Does Your Sewer Line Need Repair?

May 17, 2023

Your home’s sewer line is a small but vital part of your plumbing system. This single drainpipe, often only a few inches in diameter, is responsible for handling all the wastewater that flows from your home’s appliances, toilets, and drains. When your sewer line suffers from a clog or leak, it can cause serious issues that affect plumbing performance throughout your home and put your property at risk for water damage. If you suspect that your sewer line may have developed a problem, it’s not a do-it-yourself project—the best solution is to call for professional plumbing repair in the Las Vegas and Salt Lake City areas.

Potential Causes of Sewer Line Problems

Sewer line problems often arise from one of two causes: a clog that affects drainage from your home or a leak that causes wastewater to seep out into the soil surrounding the pipe. Clogs can be caused by grease buildup inside the sewer line, as well as the accumulation of hair, paper products, or other debris that has been flushed down your drains. Leaks may be caused by deterioration of the sewer line over time, as well as penetration by tree roots as they quest for water. Identifying the cause of your sewer line problem allows your plumber to suggest the best method of sewer line repair to ensure the issue is handled completely and without guesswork.

Common Symptoms of Sewer Line Problems

Sewer line clogs often manifest as misbehavior in the plumbing throughout your home. You may notice that toilets, tubs, or sinks back up when you run your washing machine, dishwasher, or take a shower. Sewer pipe leaks often leave signs on your lawn, such as areas of spongy or wet soil even when you’ve received no rain and isolated patches of weed or grass overgrowth. A sewer line problem may also leave your home or your property with a pervasive odor of raw sewage.

Professional Solutions for Sewer Line Problems

When your plumber arrives to address your sewer line issue, he’ll determine the type of problem affecting your sewer pipe and find the area of the pipe that is clogged or damaged. Identifying the issue causing your problem allows him to suggest the best method of treatment to avoid a trial-and-error approach, which can be costly and time-consuming. Using a flexible, extendable camera inspection system, your plumber will visualize the interior of your sewer line along its entire length in real time to accurately pinpoint the cause of your issue. Once the clog or leak has been identified, your plumber will recommend a solution, such as snaking or hydro-jetting the line to remove clogs and buildup or trenchless sewer line repair or replacement to address leaks, tree roots, or collapsed sections of pipe.

Our plumbing contractors serving the Las Vegas and Salt Lake City areas are here to help you with any plumbing issue you may experience at home. We are pleased to offer services that include drain cleaning, water heater repair, and sewer line repair with camera inspection to solve your issue quickly and properly during the first visit. If you have questions about the behavior or condition of your home’s plumbing, please stop by our website to check out our blog for answers or contact us online for professional sewer line repair.

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Last Updated: June 11, 2024