Sewage backups and breakages are one of the least-fun problems to encounter as a homeowner. If you have reason to suspect that there could be something wrong with your sewer main, it’s vital to address the issue immediately before something much worse occurs. Here are some signs to keep an eye out for:
- You can smell wastewater in your yard
- The stench of sewage is coming out of any of your drains
- Wastewater from the dishwasher comes up into the sink
- Wastewater emerges from the bathtub drain
- Sinks and bathtubs empty more slowly than usual
What to Check When Your Great Falls Sewer Line Acts Out
Among the most common causes of sewer pipe backups is root overgrowth. Tree roots can invade pipes, slowly but surely putting pressure on pipes and then work their way into seams. If even tiny roots can make their way into joints, they can create a wall that collects material until the sewer line comes to a complete stop. They can then continue to increase in size, over time causing breaks in the pipe. Few things are more disgusting than having a sewer line break on your property.
- Less-frequent sewer-pipe issues that you may face:
- Grease buildup
- Pipe damage
- Poorly aligned pipes
- Backups created by large items
If you have any backflow at all – into sinks, bathtubs, or even toilets – the safest thing to do is to stop using water until the problem is identified and fixed. If you keep letting water pour down the drain, you risk serious flooding.
No Sewer Issue in Virginia is Outside Five Star Septic’ Expertise
A few final things to keep in mind while addressing your sewer pipe problems:
Five Star Septic of Great Falls, VA, can clean out your drains at a reasonable price and time estimate. Our licensed plumbers are on the job. Contact Five Star Septic now for pipe services!