CLOGGED MAIN LINE
WATER MAIN VS. SEWER MAIN
Contrary to what many believe, your water main is different from your sewer main. A water main is a single pipe leading from the municipal source to your property. It supplies you with clean water. The sewer line collects all the wastewater from your property’s drains into a single line and sends it to a water treatment plant. Both types of lines can become clogged. With water mains, it can be caused by tree roots, collapse, or mineral buildup. For sewer lines, a clog is typically caused by what you put down the drain, tree roots, or age. While most property owners won’t have a problem with their water main, the sewer main line is where most of the problems occur.
WATER MAIN PROBLEMS
It is rare for water mains to get clogged, but it is possible. The most common cause of a water main clog or issue is the age of the pipe. Older properties may experience these issues more than others. Essentially the pipe can reach a point where it degrades, keeping water from coming in. Another cause of a clogged water main line is due to tree roots. Tree roots are extremely strong and persistent, so they could easily be the cause of your water main getting damaged and clogged. Finally, the mineral buildup is another option. There are all sorts of minerals found in water. Some are left behind as water passes through the line. Over time, the buildup can be extreme enough to prevent water from entering your property. Of all these possibilities, age is the likely cause.
SEWER MAIN PROBLEMS
Sewer main lines can experience many different problems compared to main water lines. The most common problem you’ll likely encounter with a sewer line is a clog. Sewer clogs can be detrimental to your property, peace of mind, and comfort. They can cause sewage to back up in your property, which is really gross and extremely inconvenient. Your sewer main may also experience similar issues as water mains, such as age, collapses, and tree roots. All of these problems require a professional’s expertise since your sewer main is too far for you to reach.
WHAT TO DO WITH SEWER MAIN LINE PROBLEMS?
If you believe you are experiencing sewer main line problems, you should contact Hydro Jetting & Drains Houston as soon as possible. It is important you seek a professional’s help once you notice your sewer main is acting up. You should do this with your main water line too! Both lines are essential for your property’s plumbing system. When either is not working properly, they can lead to high repair costs you want to avoid. Hydro Jetting and Drains Houston offers comprehensive plumbing services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We’ll address any of your plumbing concerns in a timely and professional manner.
HOW TO FIX SEWER MAIN LINE PROBLEMS
In the case your water main is too old and has collapsed, we will have to dig up the pipe and replace it. This requires our team to locate the sewer main, dig a trench to reach it, remove the line, and replace it with new materials. For clogs or backups, the process of hydro jetting is an effective way of removing debris and clogs that may be lodged in the main sewer line. Our team is happy to offer fast, reliable, and professional sewer line maintenance and repair services for your property. When you experience a problem with your main sewer line, our team will be there to replace it.
CLOGGED MAIN LINE REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENT
Hydro Jetting and Drains Houston is composed of professional and experienced plumbers from the Houston area. We have what it takes to address all of your sewer main and water main problems. Give us a call for 24-hour plumbing services in the Greater Houston area. We’ll help you replace your main lines when they require a complete replacement. Our team can also assist you with any clogs or issues associated with your sewer line. Get in touch with our team today for a free quote!