S.L.S. Plumbing Heating & Cooling: Your Sewer and Water Repair Specialist
A common problem for a majority of homeowners are sewer problems. When a sewer line breaks, images of your beautiful yard being dug up and having to live without utilities for a few days or weeks flashes through your mind. Early detection of these problems may help save a great deal of cash on repairs. For quality services in and around Lombard , contact us at S.L.S. Plumbing Heating & Cooling at the first sign of sewerage issues.
The main cause of sewerage problems
Trees are beautiful to look at, they offer shade and even help clean our air , unfortunately tree roots infiltrate the sewer lines in 9 out of 10 homes. During the times of low rainfall, roots spread underground in search of water and will break into your sewer pipes by crushing the sewer line outside of your home. In most cases the original sewer lines are made of clay tile. Have you ever dropped a clay flower pot? Unfortunately clay is not extremely strong and the joints that connect each section are even weaker. Tree roots on the other hand are very strong and can even break through concrete. Once tree roots infiltrate your sewer line there are only a couple of ways to repair these break. The most common and cost effective way is to do a routine sewer rodding once a year to help avoid nasty back ups in your basement. this method does not fix the broken line , but can give temporary relief. Excavation of the old sewer line and replace it using a heavy duty PVC material is a permanent fix. one can also line the sewer pipe without excavation of the entire sewer line, this method is a bit more pricey but can also save you thousands in landscaping repairs. All of the new sewer joints are impenetrable.
If you detect sewer line issues in your home, call our experts at S.L.S. Plumbing Heating & Cooling 630-495-0960 right away. You can rest assured that you have the right people unclogging your pipes, fixing your leaks, as well as ensuring the safety and health of your loved ones.
Signs that your pipes are damaged
Although all these signs are unlikely to occur in your home, there are a few symptoms that help to verify damaged pipes. The first sign is sewer backup. If you realize that your toilet comes up into the sink or bathtub when flushed, it is in your best interest to contact our experts right away.
Another sign that your sewer line needs to be repaired is pooling water. This may occur in more than one area, but pay special attention to your lawn. When your lines are working as they should, water remains out of sight. However, when waste particles block drain field lines, water collects and rises to the surface.
When drains in your home take too long to drain water, it is not just inconvenient; it is a sign that you need to call an expert. Toilets can drain slowly as well, and if there are no changes even after you use a plunger, your septic tank may be getting full.
A leaky line is like an alarm, indicating that other lines might also be on the verge of failure. If you detect any of these telltale signs in your home, call our experts today. We will inspect your sewer pipes and make the finest recommendations for repair.
How to prevent future sewerage problems
A sewer problem can be disgusting and disheartening. Waking up to find wastewater in your yard or bathroom is a horrible experience. However, there are a few things you can do to prevent these problems from ever occurring. First, if you are having a project undertaken in the yard using vehicles that can damage the pipes, instruct your workers to avoid areas where the pipes are laid.
Another way in which homeowners can prevent sewer pipe problems is by checking the pipes on a regular basis. Although you may not look after the lines every day, it is important to check them from time to time. If you detect any signs of clogs, carry out sewer pipe cleaning measures, regardless of which material the lines are made of. It is also vital to pump your septic tank to avoid excess water waste.
When you have specialists to assist you, you have peace of mind knowing that we can provide you with repair solutions in no time. Whether you have a blocked sewer line or require our sewer pipe repair or replacement services, we are here to assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Are damaged sewer pipes causing you sleepless nights? Call us today at 630-495-096. We use up-to-date technology to get the work done in a timely and professionally manner.