Common Sewer Blockage Issues
Your plumbing fixtures are exposed to harsh chemicals, ice, and heavy wear and tear daily, so they often need a little TLC. Water pressure can be more destructive than you might think, but sewer blockages are even more stubborn. Your sewers play a core role in your disease prevention practices and sanitation, so only the best quality will do. We rely on the latest technology to annihilate those clogs without digging up your mortar. Camera inspections and hydro jetting technology are gentle on your pipes, so they won’t weaken your infrastructure or create cracks. These precision tools will track your problem and resolve it thoroughly.
What Are Sewer Blockages?
You might think of sewer blockages as the consequence of incorrect disposal habits, but they’re often the result of collapsed pipes and tree root intrusion. Grease and debris buildup are two of the most common causes of sewer blogs, but debris is even more likely to create problems. Poorly handled blockages have a way of repeating themselves, so relying on a repair team who uses only the most effective tools and methods is essential. The earlier you detect the problem, the easier your solution will be, so keep your eyes out for the following:
- Yard pooling or lush patches of lawn
- Slow drainage
- Odors, both in your yard and emanating from your drains.
Causes of Sewer Blockages
Minor clogs can quickly become health-threatening disasters, particularly if your main sewer line is affected. The causes include:
- Tree root intrusion: Trees are stronger than you might think. They can crush and penetrate the toughest lines. While a root killer can help, the latest hydro jetting technology will resolve the problem without killing the tree.
- Fats, oil, and grease: Oily fluid hardens as it cools, trapping debris. The first and most obvious step to resolving the problem is not pouring them down the drain. Regular drain cleaning can help, as can a grease trap.
- Foreign objects: Foreign objects like nappies and cotton balls can cause severe clogs, so they should be disposed of in another way.
- Ailing sewer lines: As sewer lines age, they begin to crack and wear thin. Connections endure their own wear and tear. Ultimately, they will collapse if you don’t replace or repair aging pipes.
- Bad connections: Poorly fitted or low-quality connections will wear away quickly, so always trust a reputable company to perform your installations.
- Poor installation practices: Poorly fitted pipes tend to become misaligned, leading to collapse. If your previous plumbing company failed to build falls into your system, you’ll experience frequent blockages.
Super Drainage Can Fix It
Super Drainage was founded in Ohio in 1996. We’ve had more than 25 years to improve our skills and practices. That’s why our installations and repairs last longer and serve households more faithfully. We’re a one-stop shop for any plumbing need you require, from new build installations to minor repairs. We use the latest video inspections and hydro jetting to shift drain and sewer blockages without destroying your pipes. Our upfront pricing makes it easier to budget. For extra security, we have business licensing in both Akron and Northeast Ohio.
How do plumbers clean pipes?
Hydro jetting has become the drain cleaning option of choice. Its extreme psi and gentle pressure bring lasting results without corroding your sewer line. Drain snakes and corrosive chemicals are becoming less common because they’re harsh on pipes.
How often should I have my drains cleaned?
Annual cleans will prevent severe blockages and improve your household sanitation. Large clogs can have dire effects on your infrastructure, and cleaning takes a preventative approach to address the problem.
How do I maintain my home sewer line?
Most sewer problems are caused by incorrect disposal, so the first step to maintenance is limiting the items you flush. It’s advisable to keep your tree roots trimmed back and regularly flush your system. Hiring a professional plumbing company to perform more detailed maintenance every year is best.