Most of us make it through our days completing tasks like washing dishes and brushing our teeth without considering the complex system that exists under the house to support all of these tasks. In the ground under your home is buried a whole additional section of your plumbing system that includes the main sewer line.
Your home’s sewer line is designed to connect to all of the parts of your system located inside of your home, like the tub, sink, and toilets to divert used water and other waste away from your house so it can be treated and disposed of in the city sewer system.
While the main sewer line of your home is under the ground and not something that you spend much time thinking about, a breakdown in this line can quickly escalate and cause major problems with the plumbing of your home.
Some problems you might have if there is a breakdown in your main sewer line include:
- Clogs: If you are experiencing clogs in more than one area of your home at the same time, this could indicate a bigger problem with the sewer line
- Unusual: If areas of your plumbing system are acting strangely, like the sink backs up with water when the toilet flushes, immediately call a professional to have your system inspected for sewer line breakdowns
- Toilets: If you have a breakdown in the main sewer line of your plumbing system, the pressure in your pipes will be interrupted and it is nearly impossible for your toilets to work properly. This is a clear sign that you have a breakdown in your sewer line.
At any time that you are dealing with these symptoms or others, contact the experts at Absolute Plumbing and Drain immediately. A sewer line breakdown should always be addressed by a professional and licensed plumber and the team at Absolute Plumbing and Drain has more than 10 years of experiencing providing Clayton area home owners with exceptional sewer line inspection, cleaning, repair, and replacement services.
Thorough inspection of the sewer line is essential for developing an effective plan for cleaning or repair. One tool that we find very useful for determining the condition of sewer line pipes is video camera inspection.
When we inspect your sewer line using video camera technology we will feed a flexible cable into your sewer line that has a fiber optic camera affixed to the end of it. As the cable moves along through the pipes it will take video of the inside of our sewer line and will show detailed imaging of the condition of your sewer line and any damage or obstructions.
Some problems that could be revealed using video camera technology include:
- Damaged or Broken Pipes
- Bellied Pipes
- Leaking Joints
- Tree Root Encroachment
Because of the nature of the materials that the main sewer line manages, a breakdown in this line can easily lead to contamination of your entire property. A clog or leak from the main sewer line can quickly escalate to a major plumbing catastrophe and could be very expensive.
We advise our clients to have video inspection of their main sewer line on a regular basis as part of a regular maintenance routine. This will allow you to be informed about the condition of your sewer line and to find any areas of concern and address them before they turn into major problems.
Since 2000, the professional and licensed plumbing experts at Absolute Plumbing and Drain have been providing Clayton area homeowners with superior sewer line inspection, cleaning, repair, and replacement services. Our customers have come to rely on us for honest and cost-effective service along with outstanding customer care. You can trust our team to accurately diagnose your sewer line problem and efficient address the problem with as little disruption to your home as possible.