Should You Repair or Replace Your Drain Line

Did you know as many as 10% of American homes have water leaks and these water leaks can waste up to 90 gallons of water per day? Plumbing problems can take different forms, and one of the most disastrous among them is clogged drains and sewer repair in San Fernando Valley. Clogged drains are sometimes extremely dangerous and call for immediate drain repairs or replacement.

In general, all the drains in your home are connected to the main drain line, also known as the sewer line. The sewer line connects your house to the septic tank or sewer system. The cracks and blockages can occur in any parts of the main sewer line or individual drain lines in your home. Scheduling regular maintenance services for your plumbing in San Fernando Valley can prevent blockages and breaks in the main drain line.

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Reasons for Drain Blockages

There are a variety of reasons that could cause drain problems. One of the major contributors to broken or damaged drain is tree root intrusion. In their search for water, tree roots bend or break sewer lines, and they may even cause joints in the drain line to separate. Another reason for blockages in the drain is the physical stress on your home’s drain line. It is often caused by the settling of the home’s foundation or shifting or eroding the soil. The corrosion and build of debris in the drain line when soil and minerals enter into it, leaks and clogs occur.

How Is It Determined?

The presence of clogs in drains or other problems can be identified by the following symptoms. Whenever there is a drain problem, toilets, sinks, bathtubs, and showers drain slowly. Also, a bigger problem down the drain is confirmed when a pipe cleaner is not able to fix the issue. Bad odors emanating from the drains are also a common symptom of clogged drains. Clogged drains push the wastewater back into the home’s individual drains, and this sewer back up cause bad smell in the drains. If unattended, it puts your family at health risk. Other common causes of drain line issues are broken pipes, blocked or damaged drain line.

How to Find Out Drain Problems?

The advancements in the technology have made drain and sewer line inspection easier. Unlike conventional methods, you don’t have to dig your landscape to locate and fix the issue in your sewer lines or drains. Today, plumbers are equipped with sewer line cameras to inspect and find out the blockages in your drain. It’s a thin, snake-like hose attached with a camera and light at one end and send into the drains to detect the leaks. The camera captures the images and videos of the interior of the drain and sewer lines and sends the images to the system. The images can be viewed on the screen in real-time. Based on the results, the plumbers will schedule drain cleaning in San Fernando Valley.

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