One of the most stress filled and serious plumbing issue that homeowners encounter will involve their sewer line. Homes that have connections to the public sewer do not have septic tanks on their property. These homes usually pay a fee for sewer service to a township or city entity, the sewerage authority. One of the biggest projects a homeowner might have to endure is sewer line replacement. There are minor repairs that can be made to your sewer line that could result in a temporary fix or a permanent one, but when you come across serious problems it could mean that it's time to replace the sewer line to your home. When the time comes to replace the sewer line in your Lubbock, TX home it's best to work with an experienced plumber from Action Air & Plumbing.
The most common sewer pipe problems include the following:
You could have a big problem on your hands if issues with drainage continue to persist in your home. The following are signs you should never ignore as a homeowner because it could mean that a bigger problem is only a matter of minutes away from happening.
Any issue with your sewer line that doesn't go away or continues to get worse should be addressed immediately. If these issues have been present for months to years, it's likely that they've done plenty of damage to warrant the replacement of your sewer line. If the problem has not been present for too long, and the home is not that old, you might be able to get away with fixing a pipe or unclogging a pipe.
The age of the home can play a major role in whether or not you need to replace the sewer line. It's not uncommon for sewer pipes to fail the older they are. If your home is more than 50 years old it's a good idea to have the sewer line inspected. The sewer line might not be the same age as the house, but if it is, you might want to consider replacing the line to avoid sewage backing up into your home.
The biggest sign of a clog in the main sewer line is that the water fixtures are malfunctioning in your home. For example, water is pooling in the sinks, the tubs, or the showers long after the spigots have been turned off. Another sign is that water is pooling in the drains in your basement. Water will travel to the lowest level of the home when unimpeded. If water is backing up from the toilet into the tub or the sink into the shower, you have a main sewer line problem.
Take a good look at your property and the surrounding properties. Are there old, big trees close to your home? If so, it's likely that the root systems of these trees have moved close to your main sewer line. A root might have even encroached on the sewer line, cracking it and possibly causing a clog. The roots of a large tree extend much further than what can be seen above the ground.
Clogs most often happen because paper products other than human waste and toilet paper are being flushed down the drain. If you aren't flushing napkins, feminine products, or paper towels down the drain and clogs still persist, this could be a warning sign of a bigger issue with your main sewer line in Lubbock, TX.
When you or a member of your family is using the plumbing in the home do you notice any weird sounds? The weird sounds that signal issues with the main sewer line include gurgling or bubbling noises. Have you noticed air bubbles in the toilet water when you flush? If so, all of these are signs that the main sewer line needs to be replaced.
Have you noticed wet patches of your lawn when it hasn't rained or snowed in days? Have you noticed an indentation in your yard? If you see either of these signs it means that there is a problem with the sewer line and it needs to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
If any of the warning signs mentioned above present themselves in your Lubbock, TX home, you need to contact Action Air & Plumbing immediately for service. The first step in the process is to have a camera placed into the sewer line to find out where the issue is located and how severe the issue is. By conducting a camera inspection of the sewer line first, our team will be able to pinpoint the exact problem and make an informed recommendation as to the next steps for your sewer line.
With today's technology you don't have to dig up your entire front yard to have the sewer line replaced. But, there's no guarantee that you will be able to go with the trenchless replacement option. It all depends on where the sewer line pipe is located and how it is connected to your home as well as the age of your home. If trenchless replacement is an option, our team will be able to put a new sewer line in place without tearing up your yard.
It's bad enough that issues with your sewer line can lead to sewage backing up into your yard, or worse yet, into your home. Don't make the mistake of trying to make repairs to the sewer line yourself or contracting with someone who doesn't have plumbing experience. Contact the trusted plumbing team at Action Air & Plumbing to handle your sewer line replacement in Lubbock, TX. Call the office to schedule an appointment for service at 806-787-6501 today.