Even though you don’t see it, your sewer line plays a big role in your plumbing system. Everything that flushes down your toilet or flows down your sink drain travels through the large pipes of sewer lines to a disposal area or public sewer system. If there’s something wrong with your sewer lines, it could mean trouble throughout your property. Bacteria thrives in your sewer lines and if there is a leak or clog, health issues could ensue. A sewer line leak can also cause structural damage to your property if not remedied quickly. At Timothy Off, we offer professional sewer line repair and replacement services to help ensure things continue to operate properly. Contact us today for more information
Residential & Commercial Sewer Line Excavation
We all rely on large underground sewer main lines to carry waste from our home or business. If you’re having issues with your sewer line, Timothy Off can provide the necessary excavation and repair services to restore your property’s ability to take away your wastewater. Any time you need to dig on your property, you must be aware of the presence of any buried lines such as power, water, and gas. Our team of professionals can make sure your sewer line repair is done safely and correctly.
Signs You May Need a Sewer Line Repair
There are several signs that help you know if you require residential or commercial sewer line repair or replacement services. Because your sewer line is underground you, unfortunately, may not notice an issue until there is already a leak or severe blockage. Thankfully, once you notice the symptoms of a sewer main problem, the expert plumbers at Timothy Off can help.
Strong Odor in Yard or Basement
This could be due to a backup of clogged sewage that can’t get to the main sewer lines. The smell will come from vent pipes, a leaking pipe, or even your drains inside if the blockage has been in place for some time. This odor is related to bacteria buildup.
Flooding on Property Around Sewer Line
If your sewer main is cracked or otherwise corroded, sewage can leak out and seep into your property. This leakage will smell and can cause your ground to be soft and even puddle. This is very unsanitary and can also cause structural issues.
Sewer Backup in Bathtub, Sink, or Toilet
A blocked sewer line will cause everything to pile up until eventually there is nowhere else to go but back up through your drains. This can cause issues throughout your home or business and put unnecessary stress on all of your pipes.
Slow-Draining Bathtub, Sink, or Toilet
Often the sign of a partial clog somewhere in your sewer main, your drains may take a while to clear. If you never had issues before and they are recently slower, don’t wait to contact a plumber to inspect your drains and sewer line.
Three Main Reasons for Sewer Line Repair
There are many different things that can negatively affect sewer lines and the way that they perform. These include freezing temperatures (that can lead to pipe bursts), corrosion, ground shifts, tree roots, and more. Any damage or erosion of your sewer line can cause major issues if not addressed in a timely fashion.
Excessive food, grease, and heavy paper products are not meant to be flushed or washed down any drain. Things of this size can get stuck in your pipes leading to a clogged sewer line. This is the most avoidable sewer issue but also the most common if you are not paying attention to what you put down your drains.
Tree roots grow in many different directions and can get very large causing invasion of the lines underground. Because tree roots look for water sources, they will often head toward underground sewer lines ultimately wrapping around and even growing right through them and causing structural damage and clogs.
Old Age & Pipe Deterioration
After many years of being underground and carrying toxic liquids, sewer lines can get worn and damaged. In most cases, you may not even know that the line is damaged until it cracks and a leak develops. A sewer line inspection by Timothy Off can help locate problem areas so you can plan to have your sewer line repaired or replaced.
Water Main Issues Are Also Important to Fix Immediately
Many of the signs and symptoms mentioned above also pertain to your water main. While there is less risk of health issues, any time water is leaking on your property you run the risk of major structural issues. Our plumbing and excavation services can repair or replace your water main so that you have clean water flowing.Learn More
Contact the Expert Plumbers at Timothy Off
Don’t trust just anyone for commercial or residential sewer line repair or replacement services. Any time you need to unearth large pipes on your property, a professional plumber and excavator like the experts at Timothy Off should be called. We have the tools and experience to locate your sewer line issue and fix the problem efficiently and effectively. Contact us today to schedule your sewer line inspection, repair, or replacement service.