Almost every homeowner has experienced having a clogged drain or a slow-running sink or bathtub. While experiencing a single clog is easy to fix, but what happens if all the drains begin backing up at once? What can you do? The most natural way to solve such a problem is to find a plumber nearby to help you with the clog problems.
Here are the common indicators that a repair or replacement procedure is needed:
Severe pipe damage
When a sewer pipe is damaged or broken, the sewage may not be able to drain properly through the system that could lead to backups.
The damage of the sewer pipe could mean that it raptured because of the shifting soil, increased ground traffic, or the use of heavy construction equipment above ground.
Sagging sewer line
Sagging sewer lines mostly happen when a section of the pipe sunk due to ground or soil conditions, and this is definitely not the homeowner’s fault. The result of this will begin the collection of waste that creates blockages.
Tree root infiltration
This is common with older pipe lines that that are made of clay or other porous materials. Also, when the connection between pipes isn’t strong, tree roots can infiltrate.
Flushing unwanted materials down the toilet
Your toilet is not actually a trashcan and should be taken care of. Make sure only human waste and toilet paper goes down as other unwanted materials can cause clog problems.
Grease, fats and oil are just some of the biggest culprits that could clog the pipe lines. Never pour these down the drain unless you want this to be a problem soon.