Clogged Sewer Line? Here’s Why

Our homes plumbing systems run on so many things. They are also connected to sewer lines. When the water is used within your home, the wastewater is moved away. Because we utilize water frequently throughout the day, this can impact the sewer lines.

Tree Roots

  • If there is crack somewhere in the sewer line, it possible for a tree root to get through and grow into the pipes. When the roots grow big and long enough, this may start to cause damage in those lines.

Flushing The Wrong Things Down The Toilet

  • It’s important to be sure to NEVER put things down a toilet that don’t below down the toilet. These include: feminine hygiene products, any wipes, cotton balls, floss, Band-Aids, and more. The only things that should be flushed is human waste and toilet paper.

Pipe Damage

  • Pipe damage can occur when there is shifting from soil or debris that enters the pipes which can clog the pipes.

Sewer Line Sagging

  • When there are sifts from soil or debris, pipe damage can start to occur causing the sewer line to sag. When the sewer line starts to sag, it will be difficult for things to flow through the sewer line causing it to become backed up.

Along with being sure the wrong things don’t get flushed down the toilet, these are just a few to list of things that should not be put down your garbage disposal:

  • Cooking oil, grease, or fat
  • Too Many Coffee Grounds
  • Pasta
  • Meat bones
  • Egg shells
  • Potato Peels
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal

If you notice a clogged sewer line, it’s important to have a plumber inspect and use a special camera to determine the reason for the clog. Never put products down the drain or try to unclog the drain yourself. If you are in need of an experienced and licensed plumber to look at your homes sewer line, call Mr. Holland’s Home Services today (866) 992-1717 or contact us and filling out the form on our website 

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