Your home’s main sewer line is the most significant drain in the house and can be affected by a variety of issues. Unfortunately, a main sewer line installation and repair is best left to the professionals. At Titan Plumbing and Electric, we’ve seen virtually every kind of sewer line problem and know how to fix them. If you have issues with your main sewer line, call us for help.
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Signs You Need Sewer Line Repair
Since every drain in your home leads to the main sewer line, the main line must be in tip-top shape. However, for a variety of reasons, the main sewer line can become compromised. Here are the most common signs telling you that you need main sewer line replacement or repair.
- Sewage Backup: If you have raw sewage backing up into your home, it’s likely a blockage in the main line that’s to blame.
- Odor: If you smell sewer gas in or around the house, chances are there is a rupture in the main sewer line.
- Mold: In addition to the smell, sometimes the growth of mold is a sign you have a break in your main sewer line.
- Slow Drains: Slow drains mean there is a block somewhere in the system, and often it’s in the main line.
- Lush Patches On Lawn: If you notice some areas of your lawn that are overly green and lush, it’s a sign that you have a leak in your main sewer line.
Call us if you notice any of the above symptoms and let us determine where the problem is and the best way to fix it.
What Causes Sewer Line Damage?
The main sewer line out of your home takes a beating day in and out with constant use. Like any pipe in your system’s plumbing, the main sewer line is prone to problems like clogs and leaks. So, what are the most common causes of sewer line damage?
Sagging due to the shifting of the earth is a primary cause of sewer one damage because it leads to weakened joints, which begin to leak. Also, tree root infiltration is another big problem. When you have small cracks in the line, the tree roots seek out the water and get into the pipe, causing it to clog. Lastly, flushing non-flushable items down the toilet is a great way to clog up your main sewer line. Only flush toilet paper and human waste down.
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Does Insurance Cover Main Sewer Line Repair?
In most cases, standard homeowners’ insurance policies don’t cover main sewer line repair unless something unexpected caused the damage; however, if the damage was caused by lack of maintenance or neglect, you’ll have to foot the bill yourself. Check with your insurance company to find out if purchasing extra insurance to cover this expensive repair is worth it.