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The warning signs that indicate your sewer drain lines need to clean.

Several things could cause sewer drain back-ups and they are not all due to dirty pipes. Sometimes they are, but not always.

The warning signs that indicate your sewer drain lines need to clean.

Tree roots

Tree Roots: Tree roots penetrating your pipes the number one cause associated with sewer drain back-ups. The roots grow into the pipes and will continue to grow until they fill the pipes. Or, in many cases, the roots will break the pipes, creating an even bigger problem. A video inspection will help confirm if you have tree roots growing in your pipes.

Bellied Piping

Bellied Piping: A bellied pipe is simply a sag in your pipe. A sag can occur when part of your pipe slopes down, which creates a “belly” effect. This usually caused when the soil around your pipe becomes loose and breaks, making the soil around your pipe unstable and allowing it to sink. Over time, a bellied pipe will allow waste to accumulate at the bellied part of the pipe, which in turn will create a blockage.


Grease: Grease is a pipe’s worst enemy. Many homeowners casually pour their old, used grease from cooking down the drain. This is the worst thing you could do. That grease will eventually turn solid which creates a blockage in your pipes. If this happens, you will need to have your pipes hydro-jetted.

The Warning Signs To Look For Are

The Warning Signs To Look For Are: You see raw sewage backing up into your drain, toilet or bathtubGurgling sounds coming from the pipes you see water around the floor drain in the basement water backs up into the shower or bathtub when using the washing machineReoccurring clogs or multiple clogged drains slow drains.

The majority of us try to repair plumbing problems on our own, but we often fail to see other main problems that may have caused the problem. This is exactly where you need the assistance of a plumbing service who trained personnel to clean badly clogged toilets, fix leaking pipes that concealed in the basement and repair busted pipes that may ruin your furniture.

Like most components of your home, septic systems require routine maintenance. If the septic system isn’t maintained, owners run the risk of dangerous and costly failures. And, septic systems do have an operational lifetime and will eventually need to be replaced. A failed or malfunctioning septic system is a risk to human and animal health and can pollute the environment. A responsible septic owner is alert to the signs of failure, regardless of the age of the system, and responds quickly when any are discovered. A quick response may save the owner money on repairs and may prevent illness and a negative impact on the environment.