Most people go through their day rinsing dishes, washing clothes, and flushing the toilet without every really thinking about the intricate system that makes up their home’s plumbing.
In fact, your home’s plumbing system extends to under your home. Buried in the ground beneath your house is a complex configuration of joints, valves, and pipes – including the main sewer line.
The main sewer line is designed to connect to all of the fixtures in your home including toilets, sinks, and showers, to carry gray water and waste away from your home and to the city sewer system where it will be treated and properly disposed of.
When there is a breakdown in your main sewer line, this can quickly translate to problems with all parts of your plumbing system. Some issues that you might be facing include:
- Toilets: It is very unlikely that your toilets will work properly if you are having a breakdown in your main sewer line. If the toilets in your house are not flushing or suddenly overflow, it is very likely that you have a sewer line issues
- Clogs: If more than one sink, shower, or tub in your home is clogged at a time it is probably due to a sewer line issue
- Unusual: If you plumbing starts to act out of the ordinary, like your sink fills with backed up water when your bathtub drains, it is probably because the pressure in the sewer line has been interrupted due to a breakdown or obstruction
If you notice any of these signs, or your plumbing is just not working properly, contact the team of professional plumbers at Absolute Plumbing and Drain as soon as possible. We have the skills and the experience to effectively inspect your sewer line and diagnose what the problem might be. Our team is highly-trained in all of the leading diagnostic tools, including video camera inspection.
We find this tool particularly useful for sewer line issues, as they can be multi-faceted and require a detailed investigation to be sure of exactly what is going on. Video camera inspection involves feeding a flexible cable with a water-proof camera on the end of it into your sewer line to take a video of the condition of the pipes.
Some problem areas that this tool will discover are:
- Damaged or Broken Pipes
- Bellied Pipes
- Leaking Joints
- Tree Root Encroachment
We highly recommend having your pipes inspected using video camera technology on a regular basis as part of a maintenance routine. A problem with your sewer line can be complicated and expensive, identifying areas of weakness before they escalate is a good way to save money and minimize the impact of a sewer line breakdown.
If your plumbing is showing signs that there might be a problem with your sewer line, don’t hesitate to call the team at Absolute Plumbing and Drain. Issues with your sewer line should always be addressed by a professional, and the licensed plumbers at Absolute Plumbing and Drain have been providing superior sewer line inspection, cleaning, repair, and replacement services to Martinez area homeowners for more than 10 years.