What Causes My Sewer to Need Repairs?

Denver HVAC

In most cases, the reason for sewer blockage is not a technical one. According to statistics, in the leading positions among the causes that determine the blockage of the sewerage system is the non-compliance with the basic rules and the negligence of the people. Unfortunately, many people prefer to mistake the sewer with a trash can.

The sewer needs repairs in the following situations

  1. Clogged pipes

This problem often occurs in sanitary installations. Usually, the first sign that a pipe is clogged is the very slow water flow from the tub or sink. If the situation is worse, the water will not drain at all.

Why are the pipes clogged?

The pipes are clogged with household debris that reaches the sewer system. In the case of kitchen pipes, they often become clogged with oils, animal fats, food scraps, coffee grounds, etc. The pipes in the bathroom end up being clogged with hair, wet wipes or even ear sticks and cleansing diskettes.

How can you solve the problem?

First of all, it is good to prevent it. Avoid throwing debris in the sink and use a leak protection filter for your sink, tub and shower holes. If the inevitable happens and you discover that a pipe is clogged, the most convenient solution is to try unclogging it using a chemical solution, available in the stores. For small blockages of dirt that accumulate inside the pipes, this solution will work most of the time.

However, if the blockage is not removed after using such a solution, you should move on to using a manual pump. Operated with short and fast movements, it will cause the dirt plug to disintegrate. Another handy solution is the use of a drain snake.

If nothing works, it’s time to turn to a professional Denver HVAC plumber, because it means that the problem is more serious than it initially seemed, and a specialist will know what to do and how to operate efficiently, without damaging the sewer system.

  1. Low water pressure

There is nothing more annoying than arriving home after a long and tiring day and discovering that you have not enough water pressure to take a shower.

Why does this happen?

The reasons can be multiple. It is important to first identify the problem, to know where to intervene. One of the reasons why the water has no pressure, at least in the case of the shower, can be related to problems with the sewer and water leaks. If the pipes have not been installed correctly, or may have cracked due to wear and tear or mechanical factors, they will allow water to escape through small cracks and holes or through lose joints. Your sewer must be maintained regularly in order to prevent such problems.

  1. Mechanical breaking of sewer lines

This may happen when people do various digging projects without first contacting experts to mark the underground lines in the area. Any digging project – as minor as it might seem – has to be treated responsibly to avoid calling sewer repair specialists (and/ or other specialists!) later.