If you own a home it’s important to stay up to date on all systems that you rely on everyday. Regular maintenance is the key to avoid financial issues. In particular, it is important to pay attention to your plumbing system because it can be tough to repair. The sooner an issue is caught, the quicker it can be fixed, avoiding as much damage as possible.
If your home sewer line is in need of repair, call the professionals at StayDry® Waterproofing. StayDry® offers plumbing and waterproofing services Lansing, Michigan and surrounding areas and has been doing so for more than 100 years! We know what the Michigan climate is like and how it effects your home.
Detecting A Sewer Issue
It is important to catch plumbing issue as soon as possible so you can stop the problem before it gets worse and creates more expensive damage. How do you know if your home has a sewer pipe issue in the first place? Here are some of the most tell-tale signs:
- Slow Drain
- Extra lush patches of grass
- Foundation Cracks
- Insect Infestation
- Sewer Odor
If you have one or a combination of these issues, you could have an issue in your sewer system and you should call a plumber to check it out.
3 Common Causes of Residential Sewer Backups
Here are three common causes for sewer backups.
- Tree Roots:You may not be able to see the tree roots but below ground roots can grow into pipes and cause blockage. This is common with older homes.
- Clogging:Even if just one toilet sink or tub is clogged it can cause sewage backup into your home. The good news is most clogs can be prevented with frequent maintenance. Remember to never pour grease down your drain because it hardens and collects other debris to become a clog.
- Broken Sewer Line:Most older homes have pipes built out of cast iron or clay rather than the modern plastic. Over time the old pipes will begin to break or collapse.
If you have problems with your property’s sewer line, you need to call a professional plumbing team to assess the situation and determine the best solution for your home and your budget.
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