Toe the Line How to Keep Your Water and Sewer Lines Running Properly


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Hot running water and good sewer lines are two things that we perhaps take for granted in the modern era. It can be incredibly annoying to have to contact plumbing services or talk to contractors about the replacement of water and sewer lines if something goes wrong. In most cases, we’d like to totally avoid the replacement of water and sewer lines if at all possible. So how can we keep everything running well with only minor fixes? The key lies in regular maintenance and monitoring. Being attentive to your surroundings and the state of your sewer and water lines can go a long way to preventing a huge mess and a headache for your budget, lifestyle, and house/yard. Investing in a water and sewer service line protection program can also help save you on costs should an unforeseen accident occur.
What Are the Warning Signs of a Broken or Leaking Water Line?
If you consistently have great water pressure and all of a sudden that stops or you notice your water is turning a funny color, you might find that you have a sudden need of a plumber. Another key sign is noticing a wet spot in your yard (this can also be true for a bad sewer line, but it’ll also probably give off a bad odor as well).
If you have trees growing close to where your water and sewer lines are, that can be a huge problem, since tree roots can invade and crack or break the pipe. If you haven’t had your lines cleaned in awhile and have very mineral-rich water, it might be leading to build-up that’s clogging the pipes. If you live in a region where temperatures fluctuate often and to extremes, constant freezing and thawing can also be an issues. Furthermore, if you haven’t had your water line replaced in a long time, it might be a good thing to consider — like anything else, they deteriorate as they get older.
What are the Warning Signs of a Bad Sewer Line?
If your toilet is getting backed up and you’re smelling funky odors often, your sewer line might be springing a leak. Like mentioned before, damp spots and particularly healthy patches of your lawn (thanks to all that natural fertilizer!) might be another indication that something’s gone wrong underground. You may also notice that your water bill has gone up significantly.
If this is the case, you definitely need plumbing services and should call someone to talk about replacement of water and sewer lines (they can often cross paths or intersect). A professional can come inspect your sewer line, analyze the problem, tell you what needs to get fixed, and give you a quote on how much it might cost. Like with water lines, tree roots and fluctuation in temperature can contribute to bad sewer pipes. If your sewer pipes are older than about 40 years, you definitely want to look into having them replaced. There are ways to replace your water and sewer lines without disrupting your yard or landscaping, which is highly convenient and keeps costs down!
Trenchless Repair for Replacement of Water and Sewer Lines
If you’re wondering how, exactly, you can keep the sewer repair guys from tearing up your whole backyard, just look up “trenchless sewer repair or replacement.” In this kind of replacement, they dig just a small hole in your yard to bring up the old pipe and insert the new pipe, instead of digging a trench through your yard. It keeps almost everything intact and according to experts, is just as effective as the traditional trench method of sewer pipe repair or replacement.
Having a broken sewer or water line is no joke. It can really mess up your routine and be a smelly, soggy mess that’s a nightmare to deal with. You want to make sure that you can get it taken care of as quickly and as efficiently as possible. By performing regular maintenance and inspection on your water and sewer lines, you can hopefully keep things under control and operating properly.