As a homeowner, knowing a little bit about your plumbing is about more than just having a plumber on speed dial for drain cleaning. When it comes to your sewer, this is work that’s obviously best left to professionals.
However, what you should be aware of is what red flags to watch for that indicate you need service. Sewer repairs are common, and some more than others.
Watch Out For These Common Sewer Repair Needs
The best way to keep your sewer in proper working order, is to be on the lookout for hints that mean you need repairs. Ignoring needed service is a surefire way to quickly wear down your system and end up needing replacement instead of minor repairs.
- Tree root damage is one of the most frustrating and one of the most misdiagnosed problems. That’s because it appears to be a clog and many homeowners make the mistake of trying to resolve the issue with a store-bought drain cleaner. Roots can damage if not destroy your system so it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis from a professional, as soon as possible.
- Over time, pipes can corrode or deteriorate, especially older ones. If you buy an older, historic home, make sure you have the condition of the plumbing, pipes, and sewer checked out by a reputable pro during the inspection. If your pipes are made from anything other than PVC, you should stay current with the condition.
- Broken pipes can occur and not be related to old piping or tree root intrusion. Frozen ground, storm related, the result of a collapse, or something else entirely, your sewer pipes can break causing all kind of problems.
The bottom line is that it’s important to stay current with the condition of your plumbing in general. If you notice any changes in your system, it’s important to call in a professional.
For prompt and professional services from a reliable Detroit plumbing company, give Mitchell & Sons Plumbing a call. We’re dedicated to offering the best service for each of our clients.