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Clogs Could Indicate a Sewer Problem

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Tree roots growing in the sewer line is a common reason for sewer backup problems

Your home in Clarkson Valley, MO has many intricate systems working behind the scenes. As you go about your daily activities, you expect your home’s inner workings to work smoothly. When subtle or not so subtle signs start appearing, like repeatedly clogged toilets, it could mean more than just a simple clog. Sewage cleaning by a professional can get your home back into shape.

Signs of Trouble

Toilet overflow or backup may be the most obvious sing of an issues, but there are other symptoms of a potential sewer issue that should not be overlooked.

  • Strange sounds coming from toilet or other appliance when flushing
  • Noticeable increase in the water bill
  • Sinks and toils drain slowly even when not clogged
  • Clogs in multiple locations
  • Areas of greener grass in the yard near sewer line
  • Patches of grass that are inexplicably greener than the rest of your yard
  • Foul odors in the basement or yard
  • Unpleasant smells in your yard or basement

The Main Culprits

When the signs above are present, you likely need something more than your trusted plumber to fix the problem. Sewage cleaning can help get to the root of the problem, which is typically caused by three main culprits.

Clogged Pipe or Line: Everything you flush and rinse heads to one location. From hair to grease to flushing items that shouldn’t be, they can make their way to the main line and build up.
Tree Roots: These oxygen producers can give a home needed curbside appeal. Below ground, their roots are always growing toward water sources, which can include growing into pipes and creating holes or blocking flow.
Broken or Collapsed Sewer Lines: Newer developments typically have the latest piping that is resistant to breakage. Homes in older areas could have systems with cast iron or clay, both of which can eventually deteriorate.

Instead of waiting for costly repairs to be needed, sewage cleaning is a preventive way to keep your pipes running smoothly. As part of regular home maintenance, it can also help locate problem areas before they burst.

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