Sewer pipes can corrode, develop holes, or become cracked over time. Ground settling or pipe shifting can cause problems, while tree roots and other blockages will wreak havoc in your home as well. Fortunately, our Houston sewer repair professionals can use the latest technologies to find the issue and determine how to fix it.
The 3 most common culprits that often lead to sewer backups include:
1. Tree roots
Roots from your yard or neighboring yards can affect the sewer system underground. Roots can grow into the pipes or wrap around them, causing major issues.
2. A Clog
Sewage clogs can happen when you use your toilet or garbage disposal as a waste basket. Throwing too much of anything solid down the pipes (like flushable wipes in the bathroom or food in the kitchen) can clog the sewer system.
3. Broken or Collapsed Lines
In older homes with cast iron or clay piping, sewer backups can happen due to the materials breaking down and crumbling over a long period of time.
Some sewer pipes can last more than 100 years. But if the situation is bad enough, and repairs won’t remedy the problem, it may be time for sewer replacement. The replacement process traditionally requires trenching, which can last several days and requires fixing damage to your landscape and hardscape. Trenchless methods are faster and require fewer repairs and less cleanup.
Our Houston area clients also depend on us for sewer line maintenance, an important way of helping your sewer system last longer. Village Plumbing employs high tech tools for unclogging and cleaning sewer lines, including mechanical systems and high pressure jets of water to scour pipes clean without chemicals or the risk of damage.
While we’re on a cleaning job, we may also perform a video camera inspection. A visual look at sewer lines and underground pipes allows us to assess the condition of the line from within, diagnose problems, and devise innovative ways to fix them. The process often saves time and money by avoiding more costly repairs.
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