Older homes are more susceptible to sewer problems and blockages. The older the home, the more likely it is that the plumbing system will have been replaced at least once over the years. This can lead to a variety of issues, making it so that the sewer lines and drains need to be inspected periodically for potential repairs or replacement.
We will discuss why aging home sewers should be inspected regularly by a professional plumber to reduce the risk of major damage from clogs, backups, and overflow incidents caused by age-related deterioration.
Sewer lines work by carrying waste out of your house into main sewers where it is treated before being discharged back into nature for re-use. The most common issue with sewer lines is clogs caused by things like grease buildup—which if not removed can eventually cause raw sewage to flow up through sinks and toilets inside the home.
The sewer cleaning process begins with an inspection of the home’s plumbing system for potential problems and blockages. An experienced, professional plumber will then use a variety of methods to clear sewer lines, including:
• Using water jets or hydro-jetting equipment on pipes that are near the ground level in order to remove debris
• Utilizing high-pressure water hoses from inside and outside your home in order to break up clogs and dislodge sediment buildup
Septic System Installation
Septic system installation is the process of installing a septic tank and drain field, or leaching bed. Septic systems are typically used in rural areas where there is no connection to municipal sewer service.
A septic system usually consists of a septic tank (a watertight box), which receives wastewater from the home and a pumping unit to remove solids. It also has a drip line to facilitate percolation into the soil. The drip line moves drainage away from the house for treated effluent. The pumping unit removes excess liquid and any solid waste before it enters the septic tank so less sludge accumulates on top.
Underground Line Replacement and Repairs
There are many reasons why your sewer line may need to be repaired or replaced. If you’re experiencing unusual noises coming from the plumbing system, it might require a thorough inspection and repair by an experienced professional plumber.
• Noisy pipes often indicate clogs that will eventually lead to significant problems for homeowners. It’s important to have these issues addressed before they become serious matters in order to avoid major damage.
• Another common reason homes need replacement sewers is due to deterioration of the older lines. This can cause various leaks as well as other costly repairs caused by blockages.
A great step is to contact Dan’s Drains and Digs. We will inspect your older home for any defects that are contributing to sewer line blockage, like cracks in pipes or trees getting roots into them. The inspection is quick and easy! The inspector will chat with you about what they see during their visit, answer any questions that may arise from inspecting your house, and give you an overview so everyone knows exactly what needs to be done in order to fix the problem.