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Your sewer lines are among the most important components of your home’s plumbing system. When sewer line repair is needed, you could be dealing with a minor inconvenience or massive property damage inside and outside of your home, especially when side digging and major excavation are involved. No matter how big or small your problem is, The Original Plumber is here to help. We provide a wide range of sewer line services in Atlanta, GA, and the surrounding area, including drain pipe cleaning, repair, replacement, and installation. 

Besides preventing the urban surroundings from flooding with dirty water, sewer lines also play a major role in stopping waterborne illnesses like cholera, malaria, hepatitis, and typhoid fever from becoming a distressing matter by transferring the unwanted water to the waste treatment centers.

Nonetheless, several factors can contribute to a damaged sewer line, some of which are inevitable and may cost you an arm and a leg during the sewer line repair, they include broken pipes, sewer clogs, pouring grease down a drain, and flooding.

Although sewer lines dispose of wastewater, they need to be regularly maintained and repaired to function at maximum efficiency. Wastewater is contaminated with several nasty elements, all of which are potentially harmful. Therefore, read on and learn enticing facts regarding sewer line repair and certain precautions that you should take.

Watch Out for Clog and Back-Up Warning Signs

 Stop disaster before it strikes by watching out for warning signs that you have a clog on your hands. If you treat a clog before it becomes too massive, you can avoid the mess that comes with sewage back-up. One of the most common warning signs of a clog in your sewer lines is backing up in your drains and toilets, as well as strange gurgling noises. You may find that if you run water in one room, it creates water back-up or noises somewhere else in the house. Contact us for sewer line services as soon as you notice these red flags. We will locate the clog and get rid of it to keep your household safe.

The most frequent offender for sewer line clogs are tree roots and items not suited for flushing, such as feminine hygiene products, paper towels, even thicker varieties of toilet paper.

Read More: How to Unclog A Drain Pipe

Disadvantages of a Damaged Sewer Line

 The sewer line is an essential part of any residential or commercial plumbing. When you don’t repair your sewer line promptly, the cost can be significantly more compared to the initial budget, your utility bills might be higher, and it can pose a health hazard to you, your colleagues, and your family.

How to Know If Your Sewer Line Is Damaged

Tree root intrusion, channeling, crucks, misaligned connections are among the most common causes of sewer line damage. Therefore, rather than allowing the damages to advance extensively to the point whereby you will have to replace the pipes, keep an eye for the following red flags, and make an effort to organize a sewer repair.

1. If there is a Terrible Odor

 If you smell sewer gas within your environment, you shouldn’t hesitate to seal any cracks on it. A well-functioning and sanitary sewer system shouldn’t excrete any bad smell.

2. Slow Drain

A slow drain indicates a blockage in your sewer piper, which may later result in a sewage backup. Slow drainage can be identified if a bathtub, toilet, or sink gradually drains its water even after cleaning the line.

Additionally, it would help if you were mindful when using chemicals to clean blocked drains since it may stagnate in the pipes and slowly begin to dissolve and eat the PVC and cast iron.

3. If Mold Begins to Form

 Particular molds require the humidity to be more than 55 percent for them to grow. If you have a damaged or cracked sewer line, it can provide sufficient humidity for the mold to grow. Therefore, if you notice mold within your property, don’t hesitate to contact a plumber.

4. Sewage Blockages and Backups

 For a sewer backup to occur, there has to be a blockage within your core line. If water fails to flush or run down the drain pipe of the bathtub or sink, there is an issue in the main sewer line. Contrary to this, if backups only occur in certain drains, then the issue is likely to be found within that particular drain.

 If you consistently experience backups even after cleaning the pipes, you will likely have an underline issue, such as openings allowing surrounding soil into the pipes, debris pileup, or tree root intrusion. However, the issue can be distinguished with a sewer video inspection to see if you require a sewer line cleanout or repair.

5. If Septic Waste is Pooling in Your Yard

 This is a rather obvious sign. The problem might be a clogged drain field, damaged septic tank, or sewer break.

6. Insect Infestation

Compared to rodents, insects such as palmetto bugs, cockroaches, and sewer flies can easily intrude your house through openings found on the sewer pipes. Cockroaches can cause several health hazards because of a particular protein (referred to as allergies) found in its saliva or feces. Any contact with the roach can trigger an asthma symptom or an allergy reaction, often in children.

Calling a pest control entity is a temporary means of getting rid of the incents. Nevertheless, getting in touch with a plumber may be ideal since they will seal any entry point located on the sewer pipes, prohibiting them from entering your house.

7. Foundation Cracks, Sinkholes, and Settlements

 Extreme cases of sewer pipe bursting or deterioration include foundation settlement, cracks on slabs, and sinkholes. If the main pipe under the slabs develops an opening, which goes untreated for a long time, it’ll cause slab leak problems and form building sediments in your home, or crack along the foundation. To avoid this, call your local plumbing company, and get to know what to do next.

Should I Leave My Home For a Sewer Line Break

Provisional to how grave the damages are; you might have to stay somewhere else during the sewer line repair. However, if you opt to stay at home, you might have to store water early in advance since you can’t run the water while the plumber is repairing your line.

This might not be an issue, especially if they are swift and effective. However, since young children constantly need access to water, it would be best if you stayed with your family or friends, or probably at a local hotel, depending on how you see fit.

What to Expect When Sewer Pipe Repair is Happening

 First, the plumber will need to diagnose the issue with your sewer lines. Then we will do a camera inspection through the pipes while marking the sewer line’s location on the surface with a spray-paint. Sprinklers, utility lines, and any other obstacle located underneath the ground will also be marked.

 After diagnosing the real cause, we’ll discuss with you available cost-effective repair options, such as trenchless sewer repair, pipe lining or other methods.

In addition to that, you may need to seek permission from your neighbor in case your pipes run in their property. The repairs may be loud; therefore, you might have to postpone any activity that you had.

Professional Sewer Line Repair and Replacement

 Now that you know the signs of a damaged sewer line, when you notice it in your home, immediately contact The Original Plumber for help. Don’t attempt a DIY and no need to run from your home before calling for assistance.

Only hire experienced and professional plumbers so that they can fix the sewer line on time and without causing further damage to your house. Get the help your home needs by hiring our plumbers for professional sewer line replacement and repair.

Our technicians quickly diagnose the issue, determine the exact source of the problem, and figure out the most cost-effective solution. Whenever possible, we provide repair instead of replacement. However, if a total replacement is in your household’s best interest, we will perform it for you. Sewer line installation is available for both single sections and complete systems.

Emergency services are always available for any plumbing repair services you may need. We understand that a problem with a sewer line can get messy fast, so we dispatch a qualified plumber to you as soon as possible after we take your emergency call. Call now to get the help you need from our plumbing experts.


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