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July 13,2020

Top 5 Sewer Problems?

Dealing with sewer line issues can be incredibly frustrating. No one has the time to deal with clogs, messy backups and slow draining sinks. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, we offer premium residential and commercial plumbing services for property owners in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding metro area communities. We understand how important it is for your plumbing system to remain safe, efficient and convenient for yourself and your loved ones. Here are five of the top sewer problems and what you can do to solve them.

Clogs

Clogged pipes are probably one of the most common plumbing issues and is easily noticed due to the inevitable consequences. Property owners will often notice that their toilet, sink, bathtub or shower stall is not draining properly. This can lead to wastewater backups and foul odors. Minor clogs can sometimes be removed with a plunger, but deep-set blockages will most often require the assistance of a trained professional with specialized equipment. Avoid using harsh drain chemicals, as these are largely ineffective long term, and can damage your pipes and fixtures over time.

Root Infiltration

In some severe cases, clogs can be caused by an underlying root control problem. If there are any openings inside your sewer line pipe such as improperly fitting joints or small cracks, then thirsty tree roots will become attracted to the abundance of water and nutrients inside your wastewater system. Once inside, roots can proliferate, and will trap the debris that makes its way into your sewer line. If you are struggling with frequent clogs that refuse to go away no matter how often you use the plunger or snake, then this may be the true source of your trouble. A hydro jetting and professional drain cleaning service can help to remove these undesirable roots, so your system can run smoothly again. You will also likely need a trenchless pipe repair as well to fix the leaks that allowed roots to invade in the first place.

Pipe Damage

Damaged sewer pipes are another common source of wastewater backups and slow draining tubs and sinks. If you notice that your toilets will not flush or see standing water anywhere in your home, then you may have a damaged sewer pipe. A qualified plumber in Pittsburgh will have the equipment and training needed to thoroughly inspect your sewer line for signs of trouble and can perform a pipe repair or sewer line replacement if needed.

Leaks

In addition to pipe damage, leaky pipe joints are a very common occurrence for property owners. Look for signs of water damage around your appliances, as this is usually an indicator of a poorly fitted joint. Fixing the leaky joint should return your plumbing system to normal. However, if water damage continues to persist, you may have a hidden leak nearby. Contact a local plumber for a professional leak detection service.

Corrosion

Metal pipes are highly susceptible to corrosion. While deterioration normally takes decades to develop, those with unusually acidic water or an overabundance of minerals may experience trouble earlier than expected. If your pipes are old or you suspect corrosion due to a high pH level, then you may need to replace them. A licensed plumber will be able to inspect the condition of your pipes using advanced technologies and high definition cameras.

Do You Need a Sewer Line Repair? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh Today

Is it time for you to invest in professional hydro jetting, drain cleaning or trenchless pipe repair? If so, then call the team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh. Our licensed and insured plumbers are ready to put their training and specialized tools to work for your home or business. Contact our office to discuss your needs one on one with our knowledgeable staff or to schedule an appointment with a certified plumber in Pittsburgh, Cranberry Township, Greensburg, West Mifflin, Monroeville, Steubenville, Wheeling, Pennsylvania or a nearby neighborhood.

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