To the detriment of homeowners, the drain and sewer system is one of the most neglected elements of the home. Repairing sewer lines and drainage systems are tasks that only professionals are able to effectively accomplish. If you suspect that your sewer lines are damaged, contact Bardi immediately.
Common Causes of Sewer Line Damage
There are several reasons why a sewer line could require repairs. A common issue with older homes is pipe corrosion due to faulty materials or installation. A small amount of pressure can cause corroded pipes to burst and inflict serious damage on your home, especially if your home was built before 1970. It could be beneficial for you to install an entirely new sewer line system as a preventative measure.
One of the most common reasons homeowners have to have their sewer lines repaired is because of broken or collapsed pipes. These damaged sewer pipes could be the result of uneven or shifting terrain, weather conditions and more. Pipes can also become “bellied” or sunken due to various ground and weather conditions. These bellied pipes are highly susceptible to clogs and blockages. If your sewer lines experience consistent leaks in the seals of the joints, water and other sewage products can slip out. This can cause a massive amount of buildup and overflow.
Tree roots are a common enemy of sewer line systems. The nature of tree and plant roots requires them to search for water sources. This causes the roots to grow near and disrupt sewer line systems by blocking sewage paths and even damaging or breaking through the pipes. It’s possible to prevent root damage to sewer systems if the problem is dealt with early.
Damaged Sewer Line Symptoms
There are several warning signs that homeowners should be on the lookout for if you suspect a problem with your sewer line.
- Odors: If your yard smells like sewage for several days, it is a clear indication that something is wrong.
- Puddles: Unless it’s been raining, your yard shouldn’t have puddles.
- Shrubbery: Sewage acts as an organic fertilizer, so if areas of your home’s landscaping are suddenly a lot fresher or greener, you could have a sewer line leak.
- Low water pressure and gurgling sounds: Your home’s entire plumbing system is affected after your sewer line is damaged. It’s important to call a Bardi professional if you notice that your faucets and toilets aren’t functioning properly—low water pressure and gurgling sounds can be side effects of other problems with the plumbing system and not just sewer line issues.
- Slowly draining showers, sinks or toilets: This typically happens around the holidays when you have more guests in your home overusing your plumbing system.
How to Help Yourself
Sewer line repairs can be a tiring and expensive process. The best way to help yourself is to diagnose the signs early and to quickly contact the appropriate professionals. Bardi is capable of responding to emergency sewer system issues 24/7 and will ensure that your home is restored to its original condition. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure that the best possible repair is completed. Please contact us or visit our website for more information on sewer line repairs.