A home’s sewer lines aren’t things anyone likes to think about, but they’re essential to your household’s health and safety. Something as minute as a cracked line in your system can expose your residents to harmful bacteria like salmonella and E. coli. Additionally, a cracked pipe can also inflict water damage on your property.
Learn more about how our team at Edelman works on sewer lines and how our services can benefit your home.
Sewer Line Services Edelman Offers
Sewer lines are intricate systems that require regular upkeep, occasional repairs, and replacements in some situations. Learn more about our sewer line services below:
Sewer Line Inspections
Via a thorough inspection, our team will pinpoint problems with your current system. We use the latest tools and techniques to detect issues like:
- Clog sources
- Cracks in the pipes
- Structural problems
- Misaligned pipe sections
Sewer Line Replacement
Some homeowners have older systems made of porous, less durable materials like Orangeburg or clay. These systems will only last for so long, so they’ll eventually require replacement. Even sturdier pipes made of cast iron will eventually need to be replaced.
Sewer Line Cleaning
It’s a good idea to opt for cleaning services at least every two years, but our team will get you on a cleaning schedule that makes sense for your current system.
Sewer Line Repair
Some homeowners won’t need to replace their entire system. Instead, a simple repair might be all it takes to get your system running properly. Our plumbing experts can help you make that determination, so be sure to give us a call today!
Sewer Line Clog Removal
If you know a specific object is dislodged in your home’s pipes, we can perform a clog removal to eradicate the issue.
Contact us today to schedule service.
Signs You Need Your Sewer Line Serviced
Not sure if your underground pipes need professional attention? Check out some of these tell-tale signs to confirm your suspicions:
A Lack of Water in Your Toilet
A clogged vent in your underground pipes may be the reason your toilet bowl can’t retain water. Our plumbing technicians can help.
Gurgling Sounds from Your Toilet
Gurgling noises coming from your toilet indicate a broken sewer pipe, as the sound results from air being trapped and released.
Are you standing in a puddle of water as you’re taking a shower? If your shower drain provides poor flow (or none at all), your pipes are likely backed up.
Foul Smell in the Basement
Sewage creates a potent smell, primarily because of one of its gases: hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide emits a rotten egg smell, so you’ll know it when you smell it.
A Saturated Lawn
After heavy rain, a saturated lawn is normal. But if you step on soggy grass after two straight weeks of sunny skies, there’s likely an issue with your main sewer line.
Higher-Than-Average Water Bills
If your household’s water use has remained stable, but you’re experiencing expensive water bills, you may have to call a contractor to look at your Champaign, IL sewer line.
Sewage Backup in Your Toilet
After flushing your toilet, do you notice toilet paper or sewage coming back out? If so, your home’s underground pipes will likely require sewer service.
Common Causes of Sewer Line Problems
If you’re experiencing any of the signs listed above, you may be wondering what started them. Check out the most common causes of issues with sewer lines:
Flushing Non-Flushable Items
Flushing the following non-flushable items can cause significant plumbing problems with your home’s pipes:
- Feminine hygiene products
- Disposable gloves
- Dental floss
- Cotton swabs
- Children’s bath toys
- Cat litter
Pouring Grease Down the Drain
After sautéing some ground beef for your chili recipe, you may be tempted to pour the remaining grease down your kitchen drain. However, this habit will cause the grease to solidify and cause clogged drains and pipes. Then, the grease will collect more gunk and cause an even greater backup.
Severe Pipe Damage
There are several origins of pipe damage you should be familiar with, including:
- Pipe corrosion
- Shifting and settling soil
- Increased foot traffic above ground
- The use of heavy construction equipment above ground
- Leaking joints between pipes
Tree Root Damage
As the big oak trees in your yard thrive, they can create a plumbing emergency for your home’s underground pipes. Tree roots can grow into the pipes and cause them to burst, meaning you’ll have to seek an entire replacement.
Contact Edleman for Quality Sewer Line Services
Are you experiencing issues with your sewer lines? If so, don’t wait for the problem to develop further. Instead, call the professional plumbers at Edleman for quality sewer services. We assist residential clients and help make their homes cleaner, safer places to be. We’ll send out a licensed plumber to fix any issue or perform any plumbing services to provide a solution to all your plumbing needs.