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Sewer Lines

Just like anything else in or on a home, there could come a time when you need to get your sewer lines repaired or replaced. We just never think about it because we can’t see it. I mean honestly think about it, you might take a look at your roof once or twice a week even if it’s just a meaningless glance. Even the furnace inside the home maybe you check it out every once in a while. You know how long those are suppose to last and you can keep an eye on them.

You never see your sewer lines though and if something comes up suddenly you can have a messy situation (figuratively and literally) to deal with. It’s probably the one part of our homes that we take for granted the most. They suffer an incredible amount of wear and tear all day every day. When we get sewer line repair calls they’re usually of the emergency variety. The homeowner noticed their main drain was overflowing and had one of those “oh crap” moments. The best advice we can give you is to not panic. As hard as it is you want to make sure the situation is handled by an experienced and trusted company like C&H Asphalt. A home sewer line repair should be handled by a company that’s accomplished in the area like us. We handle sewer and drain cleaning Colorado Springs with great pride and precision.

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Common Repairs

Every homeowner out there has experienced some sort of clogged drain in the sink or the shower. That usually isn’t that big of a deal and it’s a rather simple process to get it cleared out. The real issue is when all of the drains in your home seem to clog up at the same time. It’s a good sign that there’s a larger issue at hand and it usually revolves around the sewer line. The first thing we would do is attempt to clear the drains individually, so we don’t jump to conclusions. If that doesn’t work we’ll begin to look for larger issues that could be present.

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Indications of a sewer line issue

Once we make the determination that the issue isn’t a common clogged drain, we’ll need to make an assessment of what’s going on. These are common signs that you could have a sewer line issue and if you identify it early you could save yourself a lot of headache.

  • Multiple drains in the home are backed up

Just like we talked about above, if you notice that a number of your drains seem to be clogging at the same time it’s a good sign that there’s a sewer line issue. It could be a simple pipe blockage but this is an instance when you should give us a call so we can come out and assess the situation. It’s not something that should be pushed off because more times than not, this is a good indicator that a sewer line repair is needed.

  • Your drains are clogging often

It’s very common for people to go out and purchase a commercial drain clearing solution. It’s much easier and more cost-effective, we get it. However, with something as serious as a sewer line issue you don’t want to take the easy way out here. We would much rather have you call us to come out and have it be nothing than to regret it later on. This is much more of a concern if your drains are clogging more often on the lower level of your home and especially in a basement.

  • There are odd reactions when you use plumbing in your home

If you notice any of the following then it’s a really good indication that there’s a sewer line problem. These are very unexpected and not that common. For example, if you flush your toilet and water appears in your shower or if water bubbles in the toilet when you try to flush. Also, most people overlook subtle gurgling in their toilet when they flush but it shouldn’t be ignored. If this happens to you then you should get in touch with us immediately.

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Common causes of sewer line issues

If you’ve got a main line repair problem on your hands you’ll probably want to know what’s causing it so you can avoid similar occurrences in the future. These are some of the more common causes of clogging in the sewer line:

  • Flushing trash down the toilet

Many people don’t give any thought to what they’re flushing down the toilet and the consequences it could have. Just because you’re able to flush it down doesn’t mean you should. Even small pieces of debris that you might think are harmless. The only other object that should be flushed down other than waste is toilet paper.

  • Food grease getting dumped down the drain

Food grease is one of the more common reasons for sewer lines getting clogged. Make sure you dispose of it properly. We understand it might be easier to just dump that bacon grease down the sink drain in liquid form but when it solidifies in your sewer line consistently it creates a solid blockage. This also goes for other oils and fats from your food. Be sure to pour it into another container and dispose of it properly wants it solidifies. It doesn’t matter if you water it down before dumping it, it will still solidify in your line.

  • The pipes have been damaged

If pipes break it’ll become apparent very quickly. You’ll notice immediate back ups in your drains. What causes pipes to break though? Here are some common causes:

  • The pipe is extremely old and has undergone a lot of wear and tear
  • Pipe joints have become loose and seals have broken
  • The land around your home has shifted or settled and caused pipes to break
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Sewer Scope COlorado Springs

A sewer scope is the process that we use to help us identify what’s going on inside the sewer line without taking it apart. It can reveal different issues such as broken pipes or clogs within the line. This is our preferred method to assess your situation once we conclude that you don’t have simple drain clogging.

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Sewer line issues are not something to mess around with. If you’re seeing any of the signs listed above please give our Colorado sewer service a call so we can come out and assess the situation. It’s important to not take these signs for granted because once that sewer line breaks you’re going to regret looking past it.

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