Tree roots in sewer lines are probably one of the top ten plumbing problems, especially in older homes. Your sewer lines are hidden; therefore, it’s hard to recognize when and if there is a problem.
Through a combination of our services, you can rest assured knowing that your sewer repairs are performed to the highest level possible.
One of the main causes of sewer line damage is roots that grow through cracked lines. One small crack in an old sewer line will make it the target for a root system to take hold and block or destroy the pipe.
Get Your Drains Clean With Hydro-jetting
Hydro-jetting is the procedure of utilizing a high pressure stream of water through the sewer line to unclog the blockage. If this procedure wasn’t available, you could face some costly repair bills. This process makes use of multiple sprays of water that clean the drains with the force of the water. During the process, one spray of water clears the path and allows the pipe to move down the path while the other sprays shoot backward. The back sprays loosen all the debris and soil which is stuck inside and blocking the pathway and carries it down the path along with the water, leaving it clean, so the flow is faster. This process is extremely efficient and can be a great help especially when blockages are a common problem.
Hydro-jetting or Snaking?
Two popular options for drain cleaning are hydro-jetting and snaking. The force of the sprays used in hydro-jetting is greater than that used in snaking. It helps to get rid of the tougher material that may be stuck inside, and it may also clean the drain better in some cases. For those who want to clean drains that are smaller or more fragile, snaking is a better option since it will not damage any delicate attachments. The best solution would be to call a professional plumber and ask them which would be the better option for your particular case.
Uses of Hydro-jetting
Hydro-jetting is often used by restaurant owners and in industries where they need to get their drains cleaned from grease and oil that gets collected. However, this process has also become increasingly popular with homeowners since it helps to get rid of anything that may be stuck. Some of the common things that block drains and can be removed by hydro-jetting include: • tree roots • grease and oil • debris which has collected • build-up of toilet paper • other materials that have been flushed down instead of being discarded in the trash • chemicals disposed of by industries and homeowners.
Hydro-jetting is completely environment-safe, and it can be used in large establishments as well as small homes. It is very useful in old houses as well as in new establishments. This process can be used as often as necessary and it will help your drains to work better and keep your drainage system clean and well-maintained.
If you are planning on getting your drains cleaned, the best option is to call a professional plumber. Processes like hydro-jetting can completely ruin your system if not done by someone who has experience and knows how to do it properly. Calling a professional plumber will also help you get the best advice on how to maintain your drainage system to prevent clogs in the future.
Sewer repair that is performed correctly requires a video inspection. This is when a camera is inserted into the interior of the sewer pipe and sends back live video of the condition and the blockage in your sewer line. Our video inspection equipment is also equipped with locators to determine the location and depth of the sewer line damage from above ground.
Hydrojetting is especially effective when a blockage in the sewer line is causing wastewater to back up through the drains.
How To Locate Sewer Lines
It is important to pinpoint the location of sewer lines within a property, especially when there is need to do some digging. All indoor drainage is connected to a central drainage channel which either ends up in a septic tank within home, or links up with municipal sewer systems. In locating the sewer lines connected to your home, it is important you first identify all drainage lines either in your basement or crawlspace.
So how do you locate them?
Inquire from the person you bought the property from
Ordinarily, this looks like an instant solution but in truth, only a few homeowners bother asking the previous owner of their property of utility details like the location of sewer lines. If you are having trouble getting the contact details of the former owner, you can check it up on municipal tax record. Other than inquiring from the homeowner, you can also find out from your neighbors of the location of sewer lines. The reason for this is that he or she might have noticed where the sewer lines within your home were placed during a maintenance exercise. They may also know the point where yours link up to municipal lines
Find out the location of the septic tank
If your home is one of those that have a septic tank, it is very likely that your sewer line runs out from your basement or crawlspace. The line will bend around big trees and barriers, coming straight from your home and terminating in your septic tank. With this in mind, get hold of a wooden stake with a small diameter, and then prod the ground around where you guess the sewer lines may be. Depending on the particular municipality or the material from which the pipe was made from, depth of pipe burial ranges from 12 to 24 inches.
Consult with the Municipality
You may actually find what you are looking for by paying a visit the municipality office within your locality. Most times, municipalities keep a record of all sewer lines and property maps which can prove useful in locating some utilities. Also, if you can know the exact terminating points of your sewer lines, it makes it easier for you to know points where your sewer lines can’t pass.
If you can find points where your sewer lines passes under your basement, makes it easier for you to know where they won’t pass through. Locate a pipe whose drain you are sure of (maybe the pipe coming from your kitchen or bathroom), and then find where it links up to a bigger pipe. Trace the bigger pipe to the point where it leaves your crawlspace or basement. The pipe which drains away from your basement connects to your sewer line. With this in mind, it makes it easier for you to know the corner of your home in which the sewer lines are buried. You can then proceed to dig up the pipe, as it will give you the direction to the sewer lines around your home.
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