Most people don’t give their plumbing much thought until it malfunctions. Unfortunately, once a problem arises, it is often costly to repair. At Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning Corp., we know from experience how important routine preventative maintenance is for business owners and homeowners alike. While we primarily focus on grease trap pumping and drain cleaning services, we find there is one particular drain many people routinely neglect: the sewer line.
What Is a Sewer Line?
A sewer line is a pipe that connects all of the drains in your home or business to the main sewer system. Every drain, including the sinks, toilets, bathtub, washing machine, and dishwasher, rely solely on the sewer line to remove wastewater from the home or business.
Signs of a Problem
While a clogged sink can be a nuisance, a clogged sewer line means all of your drains malfunction at once. Imagine flushing your toilet only to find raw sewage backing up into your sinks and bathtub! When your sewer line is damaged or clogged, you run the constant risk of a single flush causing major damage to your home. The most common signs of a sewer line clog include:
- Water backing up out of a drain
- Clogged/overflowing toilets
- Slow drains
- Pooling septic water
- Gurgling sounds coming from the drains
Causes of Damage
More often than not, when a sewer line starts backing up, it is because of tree root damage. Older homes are especially susceptible to root damage as the pipes degrade and fill with roots over time. Additional sources of damage include frequently flushing non-biodegradable products, including feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and baby wipes. Excessive buildup of grease, food particles, and other waste materials can also lead to clogs.
If you suspect your sewer line is damaged or clogged, schedule a sewer camera inspection with Commercial Grease Corp. Our experienced technicians will snake the line with a camera to determine the exact cause of the problem. Once we’ve removed the clog, we’d be happy to schedule you for routine drain maintenance to prevent future clogs from forming. Quarterly drain cleaning and grease trap pumping goes a long way in protecting your drains from major clogs. For more information, contact our office in Indianapolis at (317) 269-0000.