Many homeowners don’t give their sewer lines a second thought until something goes wrong, however regular sewage cleaning is a good preventative measure against plumbing problems. If you are experiencing issues with your sewage system, you should call a plumber immediately.
As your sewer lines are hidden, it’s sometimes difficult to recognise when there is a problem. Some warning signs to look out for include:
- Sewer odours
- Raw sewage backing up into drains, sinks, bathtubs, or toilets
- Slow drains
- Clogged drains
- Water pooling around drains
- Gurgling noises
- Water backing up in drains when you use the washing machine
There are many possible causes of sewage line blockages and other problems. Some of the most common ones are:
- Tree roots penetrating or growing through your pipes. They will either break the pipes or continue growing inside them until they fill the pipe, causing a blockage.
- Bellied piping. This usually happens as a result of soil around your pipe loosening, causing the pipe to slow down and sag. Over time, waste accumulates in the pipe, causing a blockage.
- Grease. Pouring cooking grease down the drain causes it to collect in the pipes. It eventually solidifies, leading to blocked sewage lines.
- Debris and foreign objects being flushed down a toilet, which clogs the sewer line.
- Damaged pipes, or damaged or misaligned joints, which can occur over time due to several reasons.
If you think that there might be a problem with your sewage lines, or if they haven’t been checked in a while, you should call an experienced plumber immediately. We can use drain cameras to find any blockages and diagnose any problems.
If there is a problem, we can assess the damage and determine whether sewage cleaning will fix the issues. Our team are highly experienced in diagnosing sewage problems and carrying out sewage cleaning.
We may uncover a larger problem that cannot be fixed by sewage cleaning, in which case we will advise you on how to proceed. We thoroughly recommend calling us before you notice issues, as prevention is better (and often cheaper) than cure. If you notice any warning signs of sewage line problems, then don’t hesitate to call us.