Sewer lines can be damaged or blocked because of a number of issues. Tree roots are the number one source of collapsed or clogged sanitary sewer lines.
Tree roots often seek out sewer lines because they provide warmth, food, and nutrients, which leads to sewer damage.
Warm air circulates in your sewer line, causing condensation to form and escape into the soil. The condensation attracts tree roots which find their way into tiny cracks, loose joints, and other openings in the pipe. This provides a constant supply of water for the roots to grow and eventually leads to a blockage or total collapse of the sewer line.
If the sewer line is blocked/damaged, who’s responsible for fixing it—the homeowner or the municipal body?
The homeowner is solely responsible for the maintenance and repair of the sewer line running from the home to the main sewer pipe. If the blockage/damage is in the main sewer line the municipality is responsible for the maintenance and repair.
The life expectancy of a clay sewer line is around 50-60 years, an iron cast sewer line is around 70-90 years, and a PVC sewer line, it is around 100 years.
However, there are various factors that can affect the life expectancy of a sewer line—material of the pipe, proximity to trees, usage, etc. By regular inspection for bulges, cracks, joint failures, tree root intrusion, etc. you can prevent costly sewer line repairs.
The most common causes of sewer pipe damage include
- Tree root intrusion
- Increased traffic on the ground above
- Shifting soil
- Poor installation
- Use of heavy construction equipment above ground
- Digging too close to the pipe
- Rusted pipes
- Inevitable deterioration over time
We offer CCTV camera inspection to determine the condition of your sewer. During the process, our plumbers put a camera in your sewer line to get a view of the inside of the sewer to find holes, cracks, root infiltrations, collapsed pipe sections, etc.
Sewer Line Cleaning Services You Can Trust
Sewer lines can be a big problem if they aren’t cleaned regularly. When the pipes aren’t flushed out regularly, they can become clogged, which can cause flooding in your home and other issues. At Miller Plumbing and Drainage, we offer professional sewer line cleaning services to keep your pipes clean and running smoothly.
Our technicians are trained to do this type of work and have the know-how to safely clear any blockages from your pipes. We will make sure that your plumbing system is working properly so that you don’t have any problems in the future.
Our company has been in business for many years and has a great reputation for providing quality service at an affordable price. We want to help our customers with their plumbing needs because we know how stressful plumbing issues can be! Contact us today for more information about our sewer line cleaning services!