Sewer line cleaning can become a necessity for various reasons. The first and most obvious reason sewer pipes require cleaning is due to the age and inevitable deterioration of the pipes. The pipes may need to be replaced. However, they are designed and installed to last for many years, so something else may be the cause. Another reason your sewer line may be backed up is because of the intrusion of old tree or plant roots. They may have only recently entered your line, but more often than not they have been spreading through a breach in your sewer line for quite some time. In addition to the potential of uncontrollable factors, there may be a build up of non biodegradable items and debris that have built up in your pipeline. Water can no longer pass. Or, your pipes may have been…poorly installed?
Something as simple as a hair pin turned on its side can help your last hair cut and that one accidental notebook paper toss along with the spilled cotton balls to require an emergency sewer line cleaning. Simple mishaps are often the cause of build up in your sewer line, but they are not one of the most prevalent in suburban residential areas. Where there is older vegetation there may be untamed growth that has breached an older pipe and absorbed the water there. Therefore, tree and plant roots are a serious problem if gone untreated. The pipeline requires a cleaning and treatment so that roots can no longer grow into the pipe, but the area around the pipe must be treated to slow the vegetation’s natural growth. Trimming and chemical plant remover can be used to treat root collection in your sewer system. But, if roots are not the main source of the clog then your plumber has many methods to solve the clog dilemma.
The sewer line cleaning process begins with a video inspection. A tiny camera is placed into the pipe at different points to move around inside in an attempt to locate the source of the clog. From this point there are a few options in moving forward. Your local professional plumber may use a hydro cleaning method to blast way the clog, or a sump or vacuum method, if he or she thinks they can get it to move. But if your clog is too extensive or the pipes are if you have severely damaged pipes, your sewer line cleaning may turn into sewer line replacement.
The thing to remember is that one of the easiest ways to protect your sewer line is with regular sewer line cleaning. Allow your plumbing specialist to go in with the pipe camera to assess your initial pipe condition before beginning your relationship. This way you can have a basses for the extent of cleaning and repair that needs to take place. You always want to be well informed and mindful of what is truly going on in and underneath your home. No one should have to wait for permission to do the simplest action of flushing a toilet or taking a shower in peace.