Drain issues can cause a lot of hassles for homeowners.
No one wants to run into this unfortunate situation of having a clogged drain or a slow-running sink. While a single clog can be a pain, it usually takes just a few minutes to an hour to fix.
They say that the best solution is avoiding the problem. That being said, it is practically important to know what you should and should not be allowed to go down the sink.
For bathroom fixtures, such as toilets and sinks, you should avoid throwing garbage down the drain. Tissue paper, hair, and chemicals ought to stay away from flushing. The build-up of such sediments can cause clogging and deterioration.
You aren’t sure if the toilet or shower drain keeps clogging because of an individual pipe blockage or because of a sewer line issue. However, one of the symptoms of a sewer line issue is when more than one plumbing fixture backs up at the same time.
Deteriorating Sewer Line
While this is out of a homeowner’s control, sagging sewer lines happen over time. This “bellied” pipe occurs when a section of the pipe has sunk due to ground or soil conditions.
The low spot in the line will begin to collect paper and waste—resulting in repeat blockages.
Traditional Sewer Line Repair or Replacement
The traditional repair or replacement is among the most complicated plumbing tasks that are typically performed using a backhoe to dig up the area surrounding the line, allowing easy access to the problem area.
While this may seem complicated, it may be the only option for major damages to your sewer line. We want to avoid this as much as possible, too.