A clogged drain or a slow-running sink or bathtub are just some of the common plumbing issues at home. While a single clog is a plumbing problem you can fix easily, but what happens if all the drains start backing up at once? What can you do? The best way to deal with such a problem is to call a reliable plumber to fix the clog.
Other plumbing problems call for expert plumbers. Your plumbing may need repairs or replacement if:
Serious 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. It may be serious when plumbing sounds like water running.
The damage of the sewer pipe could mean that it cracked because of the shifting soil, increased ground traffic, or the use of heavy construction equipment above ground.
Sagging sewer line. A sewer line sag mostly happen when a section of the pipe sunk due to ground or soil conditions, and this is not the homeowner’s fault. The result of this will begin the collection of waste that creates blockages.
Tree roots in your sewer line. This is common with older pipelines that that are made of clay or other porous materials. Also, when the connection between pipes isn’t strong, tree roots can infiltrate.
Unwanted materials flushed down the toilet. Your toilet is not 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 clogged drains and pipelines. Grease, fats and oil are just some of the biggest culprits that could clog the pipelines. Never pour these down the drain unless you want this to be a problem soon.