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Sewer Line Issues and How to Prevent Them

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the last thing you need to interrupt your plans is a plumbing emergency. At Mr. Rooter, we have more than 50 years of experience serving residents and business owners. In that time, we’ve seen our fair share of complex plumbing issues that require extensive repair. Learn about the most common plumbing issues you can avoid with simple maintenance and prevention.

Sewer Line Issues

Your sewer line is responsible for carrying wastewater safely away from your property. The most common types of sewer line issues are clogs and leaks. If you don’t notice the problem right away, you may find yourself amid extensive (and costly) repairs. Keep your sewer line functioning normally with these tips.

  • Use the garbage. You might think it’s okay to dump grease, eggshells, and oils down the drain, especially if you have a garbage disposal. However, the garbage disposal only prevents refuse from collecting in the sink’s pipes. It does nothing for your sewer line. Unfortunately, this type of waste may leave the pipes quickly only to begin to clog your sewer line. Dispose of oil, food waste, and grease in the garbage instead.
  • Relocate trees and shrubs. Your sewer line runs deep within the ground where you can’t see it. This is one of the reasons many people fail to notice when there is an issue until it’s too late. Evaluate the area around your sewer line and relocate trees and shrubs to at least 15 feet away from the line to prevent encroachment or rupture.
  • Get regular inspections. Particularly if you’re new to the property, you’ll want to have an initial sewer line inspection before discussing an ongoing inspection schedule with your trusted plumber. At Mr. Rooter, we use advanced digital imaging technology to search deep within your sewer line and identify signs of leakage or clogs.

Schedule a Plumbing Inspection

The best way to avoid major plumbing repairs is to get your home regularly evaluated for signs of wear or damage. If you’re not sure when your plumbing system was last inspected, it’s likely time for a checkup. Get help from a local, experienced plumbing company in The Woodlands, TX, you can trust. Contact your neighborhood Mr. Rooter’s office today to schedule an inspection.