Blocked or breached wastewater lines should be addressed immediately. When not repaired promptly, wastewater can overflow, contaminating your home and possibly even resulting in mold growth.
Find out what causes this problem and how to prevent it from a sewer line repair expert.
Warning Signs of a Sewer Line Backup
Slow drains may indicate that your home’s sewer line has problems. A hair remover or plunger can usually fix one affected pipe; however, when various drains are affected, you’ll need professional help. When waste backs up into another pipe when flushing your toilet or using your washing machine, you may also have a sewer drain issue. You’re facing a bigger problem if waste backs up and overflows drains in your home.
Common Causes of Sewer Backups
Age – Older pipes are more susceptible to damage. The average lifespan of an American sewer line is 30 years. Whether you need to replace your old sewer lines or have a pipe leak repair performed, you can count on Oak Plumbing.
Faulty design – Improperly-designed drainage systems can cause more backups.
Pouring grease down the drain – When oils, fats and greases cool down and solidify, they can block your drain line. As much as possible, don’t pour grease or oils down the drain.
Flushing products down the toilet – Never flush paper towels, wet wipes or sanitary napkins down your toilets. These products can clog your drainage system.
Tree Roots – Prevent sewer line damage from tree roots by investing in quality drain lines or trimming the roots.
Oak Plumbing is the area’s best plumbing repair company. We specialize in leak and sewer repairs as well as blockage removal. Give us a call at (707) 448-3567 or (800) 397-3799. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an evaluation. We cater to homeowners in Vacaville and Sacramento, CA.