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The Sewer Line: Little Leaks, Big Problems


Why is it so important that you schedule prompt, professional drain and sewer services in Chesapeake, VA, when any signs of problems manifest? Because there is no such thing as a “minor” sewer leak. Worse yet, those symptoms that do seem relatively minor may be masking a problem that is, in actuality, anything but. Throw in that your sewer line is hidden from view beneath the ground on your property, and you’ll really start to understand the issue.

There is some good news here, though. Sure, sewer line problems can get serious very quickly. However, they can also be resolved with the skill and expertise the problem demands just as quickly—provided that you’re working with plumbers of the highest caliber. That is certain to be the case when you schedule service with the pros on our team. So let’s take a closer look at the situation, some signs that it’s time to schedule drain and sewer services, and what may need to be done to alleviate the situation.

What Can Cause Drain and Sewer Problems?

A whole lot of different situations, unfortunately. Again, there is some good news here. A lot of these situations can be avoided entirely with a little extra care taken on your part. The bad news is that, of course, not all such problems can be avoided.

Something as simple as putting too much toilet paper in the toilet before you flush can result in serious clogs that can then escalate into even more serious problems. Putting things like “flushable” wipes, sanitary products, or really anything else down the toilet will have the same results.

Pouring grease and fat from cooking down the drain? Big mistake. This can lead to serious, gunky clogs that can then catch other debris and seriously back up drains and, potentially, your sewer line. Even construction in the nearby area or on your property can lead to sewer line damages. Then, naturally, there is the fact that your sewer line may simply degrade over time—either the pipe itself or its fixtures.

What You Can Do

Obviously the best way in which to protect your drain and sewer system is to use your drains and toilet with care. Avoid letting hair build up in drains, remind guests about what to put in the toilet if they come with children (again, those wipes are a very common cause of trouble), and pour off grease into cans for disposal in the trash.

The best thing that you can do when problems like backed-up drains or potential sewer leaks (as suggested by foul odors around the property or even soggy, stinky spots on the lawn) is to contact a professional plumber immediately. We can get in there and complete sewer line repairs quickly without sacrificing quality. We can ensure that the right materials are used in the right ways. And, if repairs are not possible, we can replace the entire line as needed.

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