The sewer pipeline performs an important function for your home, although one you probably don’t like to give much thought to. It takes the collected wastewater from the drains and toilets around the house and moves it to the municipal sewer line in the center of the street.
Although the utility company is responsible for the sewer main, you as a homeowner have responsibility for caring for the sewer line where it runs underneath your property. Should something go wrong with the sewer, you will need to contact professional plumbers to investigate and see if you need to have the line repaired or replaced. Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air is glad to take care of this job for you in the Sacramento, CA area and see that your home’s plumbing and hygiene remain protected.
Do you need sewer repair or replacement services in Sacramento, CA or the surrounding areas? Give Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air a call and let our professional plumbers handle the job.
Why You May Need Sewer Pipe Repair Services
The sewer line for your home is built to endure for many years, but it cannot last forever, especially if it is an older line made of iron or galvanized steel. This is most common in homes from pre–World War II, although also some homes pre–1970. These materials will eventually corrode and decay, and in most cases the line needs to have a complete replacement.
But newer lines made from copper can sustain damage as well, and one of the principal culprits is tree roots. The roots of trees and other plants will burrow toward the nutrients in sewer lines and infiltrate through any possible opening, leading to blockage and sometimes full breaks. Other reasons for sewer line repair include damage from construction and natural events such as earthquakes.
Signs You Need Sewer Repair or Sewer Replacement
Because your sewer line runs underneath your property, you don’t have an easy visual way to tell if the line has damages that will require professional repairs or replacements. However, evidence will appear elsewhere in your house or on your property warning of problems.
One of the strongest signs of serious sewer issues is clogged drains around the house and odd behavior from the plumbing. Single clogged drains usually mean a local problem, but if drains everywhere are clogging, the trouble probably lies down in the sewer line. If you flush one of the toilets and water rushes up through the drain in the nearby bathtub or shower, it often means that the sewer line is blocked and forcing the water up through the lowest drain available. Low water levels in toilets around the house will also indicate that something is wrong with the sewer line.
Keep a watch for soggy patches on your lawn that give off sewer smells. This means the sewer line below is leaking. Since sewage backup will affect the lowest parts of a house first, pay attention to water spots around basement drains and any foul odors coming from them.
Call Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air for Sewer Replacement and Repair Services in Sacramento, CA
You certainly don’t want to attempt to repair your sewer line on your own, and leaving it to amateurs who lack the necessary equipment is also a mistake. You need a plumber with experience and who provides comprehensive services: call Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air, and we will take care of whatever sewer repairs or line replacement your sewer in Sacramento, CA needs to keep your home safe and your plumbing system working.