Sewer Line Repair, Installation & Replacement
All the drains and fixtures in your residential property produce wastewater that must be drained away from your Whiteland home. Initially, your washing machine, shower, kitchen sink and other fixtures drain into small drain pipes. Eventually, these smaller drain pipes converge in a drainage mainline which carries all your property’s wastewater away from your home and into the municipal sewage system. This mainline is called your sewer line.
Unfortunately, sewer lines can become damaged, cracked or blocked. Sewer line blockages can be caused by debris and foreign objects getting lodged in the line, while growing tree roots, construction, and other events can cause severe damage, cracks, and breakages to your sewer lines. Problems with your sewer line can result in backed up drains throughout your home, and may even cause dangerous sewage to enter your home. If you suspect you may have a damaged or blocked sewer line, you should contact a professional Whiteland plumber right away.
Signs Your Sewer Line Needs Attention
There are several tell-tale signs that you may have a blocked or damaged sewer line. These signs are a bit different from a normal drain clog, and the consequences can be more severe. In some cases, damage to a sewer line can happen suddenly, requiring immediate emergency repair. Sudden damage to a sewer line can occur due to a construction accident, sewer backups, or a burst pipe.
However, in most cases, sewer lines become damaged gradually. Intrusive tree roots, corrosion, and slow-forming cracks may cause a slow degradation of your sewer lines. Whether the damage is due to a catastrophic event or happened over time, it is important that you contact a professional Whiteland plumber to address the issue as soon as possible and avoid further damage to your plumbing and your home itself.
Signs You May Have a Damaged Sewer Line
- Foul Smelling Water: if you notice an accumulation of foul smelling water on your lawn, there may be a serious crack in your sewer line. If this happens, sewage and gray water can seep out of the cracked line onto your lawn.
- Basement Flooding: unexplained standing water in your basement could be due to a damaged sewer line. When a sewer line is damaged or blocked, it may cause sewage and wastewater to enter your home through the basement floor drains.
- Multiple Clogged Drains: if several drains are clogged in your home at once, a damaged sewer line may be the culprit, and you should contact Plumb Doctor immediately.
- Drain Backups: a damaged sewer line may cause drains in your home to get backed up. If running water into any fixture in your home—like sinks, showers, and toilets—causes backups to worsen, you probably have a damaged sewer line.
Why Your Sewer Line May Need Attention
In many Whiteland neighborhoods, the sewer lines leading away from your home may be decades old. With time, these pipes get worn down and may develop cracks and breakages. While the results of this damage may happen suddenly, it is likely that you have been experiencing subtle signs of degrading pipes for years. Wear-and-tear to the sewer lines is less likely in newer homes, but damage can still be caused by growing tree roots, construction, and other catastrophic events.
Contact Plumb Doctor in Whiteland if you suspect you have a damaged or leaking sewer line. Our technicians will safely inspect your sewer lines and determine the cause of the damage and present options for a solution. You can contact Plum Doctor’s emergency services for immediate and reliable sewer line repair, replacement, and installation, or schedule a consultation today.