If you're dealing with sewer line repair, it can be difficult to know what exactly you're up against. Sewer line replacements might not seem like a do-it-yourself project, more of…
You have so many responsibilities as a homeowner, it can be difficult to keep up with all of them. That's your job, though, otherwise you probably shouldn't have purchased the…
Do you need to have your sewer line replaced? Images of this job probably make you cringe and want to put off repairs for as long as possible. It doesn’t have to be this way though; replacing a sewer line doesn’t have to be an intrusive and intensive process.
One of our specialties is dealing with sewer drains. While nobody likes to think about them very much, sewer lines are basically the mother-ship of plumbing systems, and having a clog is a very serious problem that can turn into a costly plumbing emergency.
If your home use an ejector pump to remove wastewater from the house to reach the municipal sewer system (or a septic tank), it’s vital that this appliance continues to work at all times. If the ejector pump fails, it will mean sewage backup into your home, creating an unhygienic environment and possibly leading to damage to your basement or home foundation.
We recently wrote a reminder about why chemical drain cleaners are an absolute no-no when it comes to actually cleaning drains. (Or even simply removing a clog.) In this post, we’re going to look at another common consumer method for “drain cleaning,” which is the manual drain snake, also known as a drain auger.
When plumbers talking about the clogging they commonly find in drainpipes and sewer lines, they’ll often refer to “fog.” This is actually an acronym, F.O.G., and it stands for “fats, oils, and grease.”
Although sewer lines are built to last—and even older material that will corrode over time such as galvanized steel and cast iron will sill endure for decades—the are easily susceptible to a danger that might at first seem harmless: plants and trees. The infiltration of roots from trees and plants is a major cause of blockage and damage to residential sewer lines.
If you live in an older home, you probably have some aging plumbing fixtures that need special attention. If you leave them alone, you might one day come across a problem such as a bathroom sink drain that starts to leak around the sides, letting water fall down into the cabinet underneath.
The sewer line that serves your house is probably not something you want to think about often. And since the sewer line is buried out of sight in a trench leading from the side of the house to the municipal sewer main in the street, you don’t have anything that will bring it to mind most of the time.