No homeowner wants to deal with their drain backing up, especially knowing the problem could be with the sewer main. When your sewer line backs up, every drain in the house will either move slowly or back up. In the worst case, scenario bathrooms can flood with sewage, and repairs can get costly. It’s always best to know the signs of a sewer line problem and catch it early before it turns into a plumbing emergency.
While a clogged drain is a common occurrence and an easy repair but a stopped up sewer line is a much bigger issue, especially if the problem keeps reoccurring. Your Big B’s Plumbing contractor will have the latest tools and equipment to detect and repair any backed-up line.
Understanding The Signs Of A Clogged Sewer Main
If you experience your drains backing up or moving slowly whenever you flush your toilet, then it’s time to get your sewer pipe inspected. The problem will usually happen to all the drains if it’s the mainline. Your plumbing technician can inspect your sewer pipe by sending a video camera down the line to see first hand what’s causing the problem.
Foul Odors Is A Sign Of A Leaking Sewer Main
Another sign of a sewer line problem is foul odors. Your pipe should be airtight if you’re smelling foul odors chances are you have a leaking sewer main. In some cases, you’ll see dark green patches of grass on your lawn, and that patch of grass seems to grow faster than the rest. The nutrients in the sewage will cause that patch of grass to look greener and grow more quickly.
Roots Can Be The Problem
The slightest crack in your pipe can open the door for roots once inside your line they multiply feeding on the sewage. While your plumbing technician will have the tools and technology to remove the roots, they will return unless the trees removed or the sewer main receives an epoxy coating called a trenchless pipeline. The line is like having a brand new sewer line and can last 40 years or longer.
We Use A Powerful Hydro Jetting Machine To Clear Roots
A powerful hydro-jetting machine is used to clear tree roots. The truck-mounted machine uses a steady burst of water, with a root cutting nozzle to attack the roots while keeping your pipes safe. Three thousand five hundred pounds per inch (PSI) of water pressures directly applied to the roots breaking them up, leaving your drain clear and clean. Call Big B’s Plumbing today for a free estimate license #986152.