Many Yorkton homeowners take the attitude of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ regarding their plumbing. However, an undetected water leak in the sewer pipe can cause property damage and send your water bills through the roof. If you have plumbing problems, but can’t find out where the issue lies, call us for a diagnosis today.
Slow and clogged drains require professional solutions! Contact us about our drain cleaning services.
Signs You Need Sewer Line Repair
Issues with the main sewer line aren’t always easy to see and the longer the problem goes undetected, the greater the damage. Here are the most common signs to watch for saying you may need a new sewer line replacement.
- Sewer Gas Odour: The odour of sewer gas coming out from the drain is a sign of problems in the main pipe.
- Slow Drains: Blockages are the primary cause of slow drains; however, if you have multiple slow drains at the same time, it’s likely because of trouble in the main sewer line.
- Multiple Clogs & Backups: The same as with slow drains, a clog in one pipe affects only one drain, but a clog in the mainline affects nearly every drain in your house.
- Overly Lush Areas on Lawn: If you notice one spot of your lawn that’s more vibrant and thriving than the rest, it could be a leak in your main sewer line that’s bubbling up from below.
- Mould & Mildew: A buildup of mould and mildew in the home means there’s an excess of moisture, which can result from a broken sewer line.
If you notice any of the above symptoms, call Vetted HVAC Services right away for a diagnosis and repair.
The Difference Between Sewer Pipe Repair vs. Replacement?
Clogs or ruptures in the main sewer line can cause headaches and inconveniences for Yorkton homeowners. When your sewer contractor diagnoses problems in the main sewer line, you may wonder if it’s better to repair the pipe or replace it. Here are a few things to consider:
Consider repairs if the damage is minor, such as small cracks or holes. For larger ruptures, you’re better off replacing the line. Also, consider the age of the line. A sewer pipe that’s over 50 years old should be replaced because you're likely to have trouble with the line for as long as you own your home.
While no one likes the thought of digging up the yard for sewer line repair, ask your contractor if you’re a candidate for trenchless repair. Trenchless sewer repair doesn’t require extensive excavation and saves you from property damage.
Contact Vetted HVAC Services for a diagnosis of your sewer line and help you decide if repair or replacement is the best way forward.
Are your water bills going up and you don’t know why? Our water leak detection service can help.
What Causes Sewer Line Damage?
The water that flows out of your house goes through a series of pipes that get larger as they get closer to the treatment plant. Every drain in your house connects to the mainline, so a problem there means problems throughout the house. But what causes main sewer line damage in the first place? Here are a few factors to consider.
- Movement: When soil moves or shifts, the line can move out of place causing cracks and breaks.
- Clogs: Grease, waste, food debris, and mineral buildup cause pipes to clog, which increases water pressure, which can lead to a break.
- Corrosion: Many older homes here in the Yorkton area have old metal pipes for their original plumbing. These pipes are now corroding as they age.