While it’s very easy to forget about your home’s sewer lines when everything is going right, your plumbing will make sure you’re aware of it when something goes wrong. When it’s time, there are a few telltale signs your sewer line needs a clean-out.
Here at Gotelli Plumbing, we strive to keep our customer’s plumbing in tip-top shape. That’s why we’re Marin County’s premier, certified plumbing company. When you need pipe solutions you can count on, you need the team at Gotelli to assess the pipes under your home!
A backed-up pipe can wreak havoc on your home, leading to flooding, broken pipes and even structural damage. The tricky part, of course, is that your sewer pipes are a complex system that runs throughout your home. So how can you tell if your sewer line is clogged?
You may want to consider scheduling a sewer line cleanout if you notice the following:
These are all signs that your sewer is in need of a cleanout. Blockages can cause the air in your pipes to travel back up the system and release foul odors or bubbles into your space. If your drains are backing up or you smell a sewage odor in your home, schedule your clean-out with our team.
There are a few reasons your sewer could need to be cleaned out. The most common reason is a clog or blockage caused by a buildup of debris. Flushing items down the toilet that aren’t supposed to be flushed, like paper towels, wipes or feminine products, can lead to buildups.
The age of your pipes could also be a factor in these buildups. Hard water deposits can contribute to buildup and corrosion can worsen the problem
Another reason your pipes need to be cleaned out could actually be your landscaping. Trees — or rather their roots — are often the culprits behind broken sewer lines. They like to squeeze into tiny cracks or joints in the plumbing, where they grow and create problematic blockages.
While it may be tempting to purchase a chemical drain cleaner off the store shelf and clear the blockage yourself, these products aren’t recommended. Oftentimes, the chemicals pose a hazard to your pipe materials and can weaken the glue connecting your pipes. Also, if tree roots are the cause of your problem, these chemical cleaners can’t eliminate those.
Here at Gotelli, our plumbers use the latest methods and technology to clean your sewer lines.
If you’re looking for reliable and professional plumbing technicians, contact Gotelli Plumbing. Our plumbers were all trained through the PHCC Apprenticeship Training Program, so you know you will be receiving reliable plumbing expertise.
We believe in providing high-quality service at an affordable price, and our goal is to make you a customer for life. If your sewer needs to be cleaned out, reach out to Gotelli Plumbing today!