Regardless of whether you’re doing the dishes, taking a shower, or washing your hands, the water you use will go down your drains and end up in your sewer lines. If your drains get clogged, you may need to hire professional plumbers to help you resolve your issue.
Sewer line repair can be time consuming and costly if you don’t know what you’re doing. Hiring the Zest Plumbing and Drain team can save you a lot of headaches where repairing your sewer is concerned.
Why Do Sewer Lines Need To Be Repaired?
Sewer lines take wastewater from your home or business to a septic system or county water treatment facility. When your sewer system gets clogged or has another issue, you’ll have to make repairs to ensure your water drains correctly. A sewer system can require repairs for many reasons. Knowing why and when to repair your sewer lines ensures your pipes work as they should and helps you avoid damages that could end up becoming serious problems. In the following, you can find some of the main reasons you may have to repair your sewer lines.
Old Plumbing Pipes
Your plumbing pipes won’t last forever. As your plumbing system ages, you may need to repair or replace the pipes to keep them functioning properly. Steel, iron, and brass pipes can last for up to 100 years, but if you have polyvinyl chloride plumbing, you may need to replace the sewer system sooner.
Parts of your sewer system are buried underground, and changes in temperature can cause the pipes to burst and cause pipe leakage. If your pipes rupture because of freezing temperatures or any other reason, you’ll need to repair them. This can be a challenge because the sewer system is sometimes complicated.
Tree Root Issues
Tree roots are capable of pushing their way through your plumbing pipes. This can cause serious damage that’s difficult to repair. Pipes damaged by tree roots or other plants may require the attention of a professional plumber.
How To Spot Signs Your Sewer Line Needs a Repair
We’ve compiled some signs to watch for that can help you spot when your sewer line needs to be repaired.
Water Pooling in the Yard
If you notice water pooling up anywhere in your yard, you may have sewer line issues to repair. Pooling water can mean a pipe underground has a leak, break, or other damage. The water from the pipe gets pushed up to the surface, creating puddles and pools, which can damage your yard or create other problems.
A sewer system that frequently clogs can mean you need to repair your plumbing. Toilet paper, food, small objects, and other things can get stuck in your pipes, causing the sewer system to back up. Clogged drains result in water coming out of the pipes, which can smell or contain particles. Sewer line repair stops frequent clogs.
Leaks or Drainage Problems
Your sewer line could need repairing if any of your pipes or fittings leak or become damaged. Broken pipes may change how your pipes drain, meaning you see water coming up when it should be going down. Sewer repairs can fix drainage issues caused by broken pipes or leaks.
Water Pressure Changes
Changes in water pressure might indicate you need to repair your sewer system. When pipes break or get clogged, the water pressure coming from the faucet may change. A clog could increase the pressure because water is coming through a smaller opening in the pipe. A leak might cause low water pressure because less water is making it to the faucet.
Benefits of Having Your Sewer Line Repaired
Consider these benefits of having your sewer line repaired by professionals.
Prevent More Costly Repairs
The sooner you take care of sewer line problems, the better. Water leaks, broken or damaged pipes, and clogged drains can all lead to bigger problems. From mold and mildew to damaged yards and flooded rooms, sewer line issues can cause problems that are often a big expense.
Fix Problems Sooner
Repairing your sewer system allows you to maintain the pipes and plumbing that are already in place. Instead of having to replace an entire sewer system, you can take care of problem areas when necessary. Making repairs can be less expensive than doing major in-depth work.
Maintain Your Property
Keep your property’s value high by completing sewer line repairs when needed. By maintaining your sewer system and getting repairs done when emergencies arise, you can maintain your real estate so it holds its value. Keep records of any sewer repairs you have done to show potential buyers when you decide to sell.
What Are Your Sewer Line Repair Options?
When it comes to sewer line repair with Zest Plumbing and Drain, these are some of your options:
- Drain cleaning: Hair, debris, soap, and many other things go down your drain, and drain cleaning can help remove these things from it before they become a problem.
- Rooter service: To remove fallen leaves, sticks, and tree roots that might clog or damage your sewer system, have Zest Plumbing and Drain perform a rooter service.
- Sewer line repair: If your sewer lines are having issues, we can repair them and get them working using state-of-the-art tools and equipment.
- Sewer line replacement: In some cases, your sewer line might need to be replaced. Our years of experience allow us to complete a sewer line replacement quickly and efficiently.
- Sewer camera inspection: We perform sewer camera inspections that provide us with an excellent look at your sewer system. This helps us get to the root of your problem noninvasively so we can make repairs fast.
Call Zest for Your Sewer Line Repair Needs
We know you don’t want to deal with sewer line repairs. That’s our job. Zest Plumbing and Drain can take care of all your sewer line repairs you can’t handle or just don’t want to, including pipe relining. Give us a call anytime you suspect your sewer line in the Scottsdale, Arizona, area needs attention.