Main sewer or water lines repairs can be hard to avoid as they are often clogged by debris that washes into them from other properties or by tree roots that have penetrated through pipe joints. However, regardless of how main sewer and water lines become damaged, they are your responsibility, which is why you should refer to a professional plumber as soon as you are made aware of the problem.
Broken pipes become extremely more costly to fix as the rate of the flow of the broken pipe grows. And whether industrial or residential, broken pipes can cause leakage into the water supply, which can be a major cause of concern and even an environmental hazard if a sewage line is involved.
Routinely Checking Sewers and Drains Can Save You Time, Money and Frustration
Sewers and drains play a large part in your property’s drainage and should be inspected routinely to avoid costly repairs and interruptions. Old, clogged or poorly maintained sewers and drains create many risks including:
- Broken, Collapsed, and Offset Pipes
- Bellied Pipes
- Leaking Joints
- Root Infiltration
- Off-Grade Piping
Blockage in sewers and drains can occur easily and go undetected if not checked routinely and maintained by a professional plumbing contractor.
Here are just a few of the ways drain problems can start:
- Kitchen Drains: often clog over time and become slower as grease, soap, fat and detergents build up on your pipe’s inner walls. This will eventually lead to blockage when left untreated.
- Shower & Tub Drains: clog through hair and soap buildup in the trap and drainpipe. There should never be water standing in the tub or stall, because properly functioning drains should drain away water almost instantly. If there is water covering the shower floor and your feet, your shower drain is clogged and will eventually become completely blocked.
- Bathroom Sink Drains: clog due to hair, toothpaste, soap and grime.
- Toilet Drains: Generally clog from paper products
- Floor Drains: those found in basements, laundry rooms, garages, or patios and driveways are made with a trap that should be kept filled with water to prevent odors and sewer gas from escaping.
- Downspout Drains: these clog with leaves and debris and can fail to carry water from roof gutters away from your home or business when not properly maintained.
- Main Sewer Lines: often clog with debris from other properties or by tree roots that have penetrated pipe joints
No matter what the cause, Rainaldi Plumbing has the experience, tools and expertise to fix your sewer, water line or drain problem right away. Contact us for help or for more information on your responsibility for main sewer and water lines.
“Our first experience with Rainaldi was in 2012 for repiping issues. Having had a great experience, we called back for a drain line replacement. I can't say enough about these men. Professional, caring, educational,reasonable and prompt.” - Roger