The underbelly of your house includes a system of drain and sewer lines that pump all the used water from your pipes to the city’s sewage pipes. Many homes have lines that were installed before the dawn of modern time, and there are many issues that can occur from these fragile antiques—from dips that form over time to roots growing into them. Contact us today to discover more about our sewer line repair & inspections.
We’re able to clean them out if they get clogged, replace if they need replacing and fix if it can be fixed. This is typically a big job that requires going under your house to assess the problem or digging up your lawn to get at the lines. Not every plumber is equipped to do this type of heavy lifting, but we have all the necessary skill and machinery to get it done in half a day.
One common residential sewer issue that we encounter are tree roots growing into the sewer line. This is especially common given Atlanta’s dense foliage, and often occurs in the Spring growing season. We always start with a camera sewer inspection to confirm the nature of the problem and to pinpoint where it’s located. If we determine it is indeed root growth, we’ll deploy hydro jetting to clear the roots, and in some cases recommend replacing a section of any failed sewer line to restore adequate water flow to your drain.
Aside from tree roots growing into the sewer line, there are other items that may impede proper waste water transfer. For instance, grease buildup can occur and restrict waste water flow – and while this is more common in commercial properties, it can happen in residential ones too if you’re regularly washing grease down the sink instead of properly discarding it. Blockages may also occur if items other than toilet paper or waste have been flushed down the toilet. Flushed baby wipes, feminine products, child’s toys and paper towel can build up in the sewer and cause blockages over time.
Many homes in Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods still have old cast iron drain pipes, and clay sewer lines. These antiques have long surpassed their service life and their failure is almost inevitable. Whether it’s from old age, improper installation or something else, sewer lines can sustain damage that require repair or replacement. Failure to correct any issues can cause your yard to flood, develop sinkholes, or lead to sewage backups in the property.
Our plumbers are trained and equipped for any type of sewer line work. Sewer line replacement is usually a heavy duty job that requires excavation to access the drain lines. We will make every effort to minimize our impact on your lawn, and offer grass reseed and straw at the dig site when we are done. For an additional charge we can even provide safe removal and replacement of plants and sod that customers want preserved.
For more information on sewer inspection and sewer line repair, contact us today. We’ll quickly identify the problem with your sewer line and provide the best solution to restore proper drain service.