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Do I Need a New Sewer Line?

sunny-plumbersThere are a lot of different components in your residential plumbing system. There are the fixtures that you have a lot of direct interaction with. These are your sinks, shower, toilet, etc. Then there are the pipes in your home that carry water to all of those fixtures and to the appliances that use water, such as your water heater, your washing machine, and the dishwasher. Then there is the system of drains responsible for removing waste and wastewater from your home.

When those materials are flushed down the toilet or drained from the tub, sink, dishwasher, washing machine, etc., they wind up heading away from your home through your sewer line. The sewer line on your property probably doesn’t get much attention from you, but trust us—it will demand your attention when something goes wrong. Today, we’ll take a look at signs and reasons why you may need a sewer line replacement in Benson, AZ.

Signs of Sewer Line Problems

If you think that a sewer line needs to burst and flood your property with its contents to exhibit warning signs of trouble, well that’s not quite right. There are a number of indicators that all is not well with our system. You may notice:

  • Frequently clogged drains in your home.
  • A sewer odor in your home or around your property.
  • Backups when flushing the toilet.
  • Lush patches in the lawn (caused by fertilization stemming from sewer line leaks).
  • And yes, a very odorous, very swampy development in the yard in extreme cases.

Are Repairs Possible?

Frequently, yes—they are. In some instances, you are going to be able to have your sewer line repaired. If there is a leak at a connection, for instance, or if it is a matter of removing tree roots that have grown into the pipe, repairing or clearing out the line can have the desired effect. However, there are definitely instances in which you’ll need to repair the sewer line.

The line may simply be damaged beyond repair. If it should burst, there is really no reinforcing the pipe beyond a certain point. If the pipe is actually salvageable, but is quite old and potentially made of an outdated material, it’s in your best interest to replace it entirely regardless of whether or not repairs are actually possible. There is a difference between a pipe that is repairable and one that is actually worth repairing.

Don’t Ignore Signs of Trouble

The key to preventing serious sewer line problems and potential damage to your property is early intervention. Having your sewer line cleaned and maintained when things seem to slow down could make all the difference between repair and replacement. Work with our professionals to ensure that you are able to use your sewer line in an effective, dependable, and hygienic manner. When it comes to drain and sewer services throughout the area, ours are the pros that you want on the job!

Schedule your sewer line repairs and replacements with The Sunny Plumber Tucson. Bright and Shiny and Won’t Show Our Hiney.

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