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How the Pros Clean Sewer Lines

5/23/2020 (Permalink)

Sewer cleaning. A plumber uses a sewer snake to clean blockage in a sewer line. Sewer cleanup can be extensive and complicated

Dealing with a plumbing issue at home is often a simple problem. Though annoying and inconvenient, you can handle many of these problems by yourself. In more severe cases, however, you may encounter sewage concerns. If there is a clog in your sewer line, or if the line is broken, you may need to hire a professional to get things working correctly again. A professional sewer cleanup company has the tools and skills to tackle this challenge.

How Sewage Backups Occur

A sewer backup isn't always a disastrous event. Sometimes, flushing the wrong items or too much toilet paper down the toilet can cause a blockage. Objects can accidentally fall into the toilet and make it partially down the sewage line.

How You Know You Have a Sewage Backup
There are a few clues you can follow to know it's time to call a professional for a sewer line inspection and sewer cleanup. You may notice that the toilet is overflowing when your shower, or the shower itself may back up. Other signs include:

  • Gurgling sounds coming from the drains
  • Water draining slowly in your sinks
  • Foul smells coming from your drains or toilet

Why Call the Pros?
You may not think a flooded toilet requires a professional. However, when you encounter raw sewage, it poses health risks to you and your family members. Professionals have the equipment and knowledge to find the source of the backups. The team also has the experience and skills to properly remove any obstacles or repair the damage.

What the Pros Do
Start by turning off the water source to your Erie, CO, home. A technician will then send a camera into the sewer line to get pictures of what is causing the backup. The team will then either clear out the blockage or repair any breaks in the line.
Sewer cleanup can be extensive and complicated. If you get help from the professionals, you can have the peace of mind you need.

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