Replacing a sewer line can be a big task. Sewer and septic lines are one of the most important features of your home. Over time, pipes can burst, corrode, break down, and disconnect as the ground shifts.
Spotting an issue early can help save you money in the long run. Even though you cannot see the inside of your home’s sewer line—the part of your plumbing system that connects to either a city system or septic tank—there are often signs that let you know something is not right and needs to be addressed.
If you experience any of the following indicators on a regular basis, it is time to call Action Drain & Plumbing to assess and service your home’s sewer line.
An unpleasant, foul odor
A gurgling noise coming from your pipes
Your drains seem to be draining slower than before
Your toilet bowl water level is inconsistent
You notice settling or indentations in your yard
Your water bill is increasing each month
At Action Drain & Plumbing, we use state-of-the-art, high-definition equipment to locate and trace sewer lines and possible damage. We provide honest advice about the condition of the line and whether the line needs replacing or cabling regularly.
Ignoring sewer or water line problems will only make the situation worsen over time. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are experiencing any of the above sewer line issues.
BONUS! 6 Tips to Ensure a Healthy Plumbing System this Holiday Season
Put on those rubber gloves and gather your best playlist because now is the perfect time to prepare your home for the holiday hustle and bustle. Let’s face it, extra people will be in and out—kids home from school, family visiting from out of town, etc.—during the coming holiday season. Ensure your home is up to the task when you make time to clean and prepare your plumbing system.
Hot Water for the Win – Give your drains a little extra TLC with a hot water soak. Boil a pot of water on the stove and slowly pour it down your drain to help loosen and remove debris that may be clinging to the inside of your drainpipes—possibly causing slow draining or clogging.
Trash Flushable Wipes – If you and your loves ones are fans of flushable wipes, know they really are not “flushable.” If in use within your household, be sure to communicate to everyone that they belong in the garbage can, rather than down the commode.
Clean Continuously – By keeping your drains clean, you can prevent the need for repairs. Plus, clean drains have the power to lengthen the life of your entire plumbing system.
Employ Drain Strainers – If you don’t have a strainer, food particles like pieces of cereal, chunks of meat, vegetable peels, and bathroom debris like soap scum and hair are more likely to go down your drain, and kitchen and bathroom drains lead to your home’s plumbing system. Clogs and backups are plumbing issues no one wants, especially during the holiday season.
Assess Water Connections – Take time to look at the underside of all sinks throughout your house. Do you see any leaking when the water is running? Are there any signs of leaks—like water marks or mold? If so, that is a good time to call Action Drain and plumbing for assistance.
Check Your Sump Pump – Heavy rains or the freeze, melt, freeze that often accompanies snow are good reasons to double check your sump pump is working properly. Sump pumps support the holes carved below the main surface of your basement floor. They create a basin and an electronic pump, or sump pump, works to move water out of your home as needed.
There are certain things you will not be able to do on your own to keep your drains clean. That is where we come in. Action Drain & Plumbing is available to clean all drains, from the kitchen sink to the sewer.