The consequences of a sewer line problem at your home could be disastrous. In fact, you could be looking at a very expensive clean-up as well as some fines for any environmental impacts that your sewer leaks has had on the ground around your home.
The majority of your sewer system is buried in the ground under and around your home. This means that it takes an expert to be able to assess any signs that your sewer system is giving that there is a problem, locate where the problem is, and then provide the right fix.
At Absolute Plumbing and Drain of El Sobrante, we not only provide our clients with outstanding customer service but, we can expertly handle any manner of sewer line cleaning, maintenance, replacement, and installation.
The two types of clogs
Your sewer system can be divided into two parts – primary and secondary.
The primary sewer system is also referred to as the “main line” sewer system. This is the configuration of pipes and fittings that “catch” the waste and wastewater from all of the fixtures and appliances in your home, and then connects to the municipal sewer system.
Essentially, the primary sewer line is the ‘middleman’ between your home and the water treatment plant. A problem in the main sewer line could range in severity but, if left unrepaired will eventually result in a flood of raw sewage into your yard and the areas surrounding your home.
The secondary sewer system is made up of all of the drains that are specific to a fixture or appliance. For instance, the drains on your toilets, sinks, bathtub, and shower are all parts that make up the secondary sewer system of your home.
Typically, a problem in the secondary sewer system is only going to effect the fixture or appliance where it has occurred. However, if you leave a clog, leak, or other kind of damage unrepaired in the secondary sewer system – it could escalate to a much bigger problem.
Signs of a sewer system in trouble
We hear it a lot from our clients, “This sewer problem came out of nowhere” and, while it might seem that way, your sewer system will give subtle hints that there is a problem – you just have to know what to look for.
Some things that you should pay close attention to are:
- None of the sinks in your home are draining or they are draining very slowly
- The kitchen sink makes a gurgling or growling noise when you turn the washing machine on
- None of the toilets in your home are flushing
- There is a gurgling or bubbling come up from the toilet drain
- All of the drains in your home have a foul odor coming out of them
If you notice any of these problems happening in the sewer system of your home, make sure to call the team at Absolute Plumbing and Drain right away. Our experts know how to use the latest tools and techniques for repairing and replacing sewer lines.
And, if you need to schedule a sewer line cleaning or other maintenance appointment so to avoid a sewer line catastrophe – Absolute Plumbing and Drain of El Sobrante can handle that too!
Regular maintenance and proper cleaning is the best way to ensure that your main sewer line stays clear of any obstructions or blockages that can cause serious damage. Things like tree roots, foreign objects, and build-up of non-flushable paper materials.
The team at Absolute Plumbing and Drain of El Sobrante knows just what to look for when inspecting your sewer line system and we can provide you with a detailed maintenance report with professional recommendations and outstanding customer service.