Clogged drains can happen at any time, causing inconveniences for homeowners throughout the Evergreen. These clogged drains can usually be home remedied or fixed quickly by a professional plumber. But, have you ever had all of your drains backing up at once? This whole-house plumbing issue is most commonly caused by a sewer line clog. Sewer line clogs are classified as a plumbing emergency and we urge you to contact your AppleTree plumber for immediate 24/7 service. Here are the four most common causes for sewer line clogs:
The Top Causes of Evergreen Sewer Line Clogs
- Tree roots: Tree roots are incredibly persistent whenever they discover water. The natural condensation that builds around your sewer lines draws in these tree roots that will find any way possible to penetrate these pipes and get to the water inside. Once inside your sewer lines, tree roots will expand as they grow with water consumption. This leads to full blockages and can contribute to whole-home backups.
- Improper toilet use: If you flush foreign objects frequently down your toilet, this can cause serious sewer drain issues. While you may be aware of this practice, there are other items that we recommend against flushing down your toilet. For instance, flushable wipes are a great example of a common misconception that people believe are flushable but unfortunately aren’t. Avoid flushing anything besides human waste and toilet paper, even if it’s marketed as flushable.
- Garbage disposal issues: Proper garbage disposal care and use can minimize your risk of sewer line clogs. Always err on the safe side and opt for your trashcan instead of your garbage disposal. Treating your garbage disposal like a trashcan can quickly lead to clogged drains. We recommend purchasing a kitchen sink strainer to catch large debris.
- Damaged sewer line: Like everything else in life, sewer lines begin to deteriorate with age. The older your sewer lines are, the more susceptible they are to corroding, sagging, cracking, and complete failure. Be aware of this if your sewer lines are more than 20-25 years old. When your sewer lines are damaged, this can lead to clogs and backups.
Work with Evergreen’s Trusted Sewer Line Repair Experts
AppleTree Plumbing, Heating & Drains is honored to be the trusted sewer line repair experts serving the Evergreen area. With 24/7 emergency plumbing services, we’re here to provide fast, reliable repairs for all your sewer line problems. For more information regarding sewer line care, please contact us!