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What Causes Sewer Line Damages?

logoThere are some basic amenities we expect as modern homeowners. While something like a garbage disposal is more of a “nice to have” than a “need to have” in a residential plumbing system, a sewer line is definitely something that falls into the need category. With that in mind, we have the unfortunate responsibility of telling you that there is a good chance you’ll wind up with a damaged sewer line at some point.

Now, this doesn’t mean that everyone will run into such problems, but it’s more common than you may hope or realize. If you’re serious about protecting your sewer line and your property as best you can, then you need to understand why you might run into problems with your sewer line in Phoenix, AZ, in the first place. Fortunately for you, our Sunny Plumbers have answers! Keep this information in mind, and contact us if you have any plumbing-related concerns at all.

Improper Installation

This cannot be overstated. You need to have your sewer line, like every other pipe in your plumbing system, installed by a trained professional. There is no situation in which allowing a nonprofessional to install or service your sewer line is the right choice. You don’t have to worry about that when you work with us.

If your sewer line is not the right diameter, if it is not properly connected to your home and the municipal sewer, or if it’s not composed of modern, long-lasting materials, you can expect problems to develop. It may not be immediate, but it is going to happen. Get your sewer line off to a good start by working with our team.

Accidental Damage

Are you having work done on your property? Are you going to be hiring someone to do some excavation? Well, choose your contractors carefully, because it is not just amateur or under-qualified plumbers who can damage your sewer line.

In many cases, homeowners wind up with damaged sewer lines simply because some work was being done and the person doing the work was not careful about avoiding the sewer line. Again, it all comes down to working with professionals you can trust to do the job right.

Tree Roots

Yes, really. Tree roots. They are strong enough and determined enough to bust into your sewer line. Why? Well, because trees need water and nutrients to grow and thrive. Your sewer line is, unfortunately, a great resource for trees seeking out sustenance. If you really want to avoid this problem—and trust us, you do—then you want to mitigate the risk of such problems developing.

When planting new bushes or trees on your property, make sure that you do so well away from your sewer line. Even a tiny little crack or a gap in a connection is enough to let the roots in. Once they’re in, they’re extremely hard to get back out.

Schedule your drain and sewer services with The Sunny Plumber Phoenix. Bright and Shiny and Won’t Show Our Hiney.

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