As a homeowner, you know that unexpected problems happen, often at the worst possible moment. Issues with your sewer lines are a prime example. Since they are not visible, it is easy to think that everything is functioning as it should, but this is not always the case. Routine maintenance and regular sewer main cleaning in Arbour Lake can help to ensure that problems do not arise at an inconvenient time.
Your sewer lines should be cleaned at least every 18-22 months. If you have problems more often, you should engage the services of a plumber to inspect your pipes to see what is causing them. Sewer backups are not only cause by dirty pipes. They may also be due to:
- Bellied or sagging pipes. This is caused by a sloping or sagging pipe from unstable soil around the pipe. Waste accumulates in the dip and block smooth flow.
- Tree roots are a major culprit for sewer line problems. Roots can actually break pipes or grow into them to create a complete blockage.
- Grease does not belong in the sewer line, but many homeowners pour it down the drain anyway. Grease solidifies and impedes all flow. If grease has blocked your lines, you will likely need hydro-jetting to remove it.
If you are unsure if your sewer pipes should be cleaned, there are a few things to look (and listen) for. These include: sewer smells, slow drains, frequent clogs or several clogged drains, backups in the bathtub or shower when the washing machine is running, water by the floor drain in the basement, burbling sounds coming from the pipes and raw sewage coming from your toilet, tub or drain.
For all your sewer line issues and for expert sewer main cleaning in Arbour Lake, call the pros at High Mark Plumbing at (403) 407-5750.