The sewer line is an important part of your plumbing system. Unfortunately, household items like cooking grease and food scraps put your sewer line at risk on a daily basis. The best way to avoid damage and the need for repairs is to learn more about the typical threats to your sewer system.
Grease: Cooking grease should never be washed down the drain. Grease solidifies inside of your sewer drain very quickly and transforms into a resilient clog. Even worse, a grease clog could expose your plumbing to toxic bacterial and corrosive chemicals.
Debris: Items like tissue paper or dental floss can cause a serious sewer clog, as well. Even worse, the sewage backup caused by these clogs can cause the piping of your sewer line to wear prematurely. The best way to prevent this sewer line damage is to talk with your entire family about appropriate items to flush down the drain.
Soil: The soil underneath your home will naturally settle and shift over time—this soil settlement is caused by changes in temperature and outdoor moisture levels. Unfortunately, these changes in soil position can also result in serious damage to underground sewer lines. You’ll need to implement soil erosion prevention strategies to completely protect your underground piping from soil settlement.
Roots: Underground tree roots are constantly searching for water. Often, these plants are led to your sewer pipes by traces of a pipe leak. With time, roots can pass through these small leaks and create a network inside your plumbing. This net of roots can create the same type of debilitating clog as debris and grease. Thankfully, you can minimize these clogs by keeping an eye on the large trees that are growing near your sewer line.
At Ace Plumbing in Sacramento, we can deal with plumbing clogs as easily as we can diagnose a plumbing leak. Our state-of-the-art technology makes us the perfect choice for your plumbing repairs. Call us at (866) 999-4703 to learn more.