Are you experiencing symptoms of a damaged sewer line? Your household relies heavily on your sewer system. One small issue can lead to a whole lot of inconvenience. There are several approaches for sewer line repair, and Service Plumbing Inc can help you choose the right method for your home or business.
If you need sewer pipe repair, replacement, or installation in Jacksonville, FL, we have the equipment and skills to help! We’ll offer our best advice on how to get your sewer in working order. We’ve been the trusted choice for sewer service for over 40 years.
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Indicators of a Damaged Sewer Line
Your drainage lines run underground to move waste from your home. There are a lot of variables down there that can cause problems with your sewer system. Watch out for these indicators that your sewer line is damaged:
- Sewer gas smells.
- Frequent backups or blockages.
- Grass patches that are extra lush and green.
- Rodent or insect infestations.
- Foundation cracks.
- Sunken soil or lawn indentations.
Are Your Pipes Cast Iron?
Jacksonville, FL has a lot of pre-1975 homes. While we love the retro look, there are some hidden problems with older plumbing you should know about. These older homes often had cast iron sewer pipes installed when they were built. This material is susceptible to corrosion and deterioration.
If your pipes are cast iron and over 25 years old, they could without warning. Have them inspected by a licensed professional to make sure you aren’t surprised by a breakdown.
Underground pipes aren’t the only kind that rupture. We can help solve your burst pipe problem!
The Threat of Nature to Your Sewer System
One of the biggest threats to your sewer lines is nature itself. The flow of water in the ground attracts trees and creates a great environment for roots to invade. Any small crack in your underground pipes can cause a root as small as a human hair to work its way into your system.
Over time, the root grows. It breaks a larger opening in your sewer pipe. This is incredibly common and requires necessary repairs to keep your plumbing in working order.