broken-sewer-pipeNo pipes in your home are invulnerable—certainly not to time! No matter the material the pipes are made from, they will eventually wear down and develop leaks or start to corrode. Although it’s important to discover when any pipes in your house need to be replaced, it’s especially important to find out as early as possible when you have drains or a sewer line that has to be replaced. A busted drain or sewer line can bring life in your house to a halt and create unhygienic and downright unpleasant conditions.

Let’s take a closer look at when you should replace drains and sewer lines. If you need any help with the choice, call a professional plumber in Surprise, AZ to take a close look at the pipes. A plumber can give you the best advice and schedule the service as soon as possible.

Pipe Age

First, how old is your home? Was it built pre-1970? Or even pre-World War II? In either case, you probably have outdated plumbing pipes in your house, unless you’ve scheduled repiping and sewer line replacement before. The materials in pipes this old are prone to corrosion over time, such as cast iron and galvanized steel. We strongly recommend having an inspection for your drains and sewer line for any home built before 1970. If you aren’t the first resident in the house, it’s important for you to know if the previous tenant made any changes.

Drain Performance

A drain that clogs frequently enough that you have to keep the sink plunger handy probably needs plumbing repairs. Drain cleaning might be all that’s necessary (a service we provide), but the trouble could be corroded drains.

If drain clogging is happening at multiple places in the house, the issue is probably deeper down in the sewer line. Have a plumber do a sewer line inspection using video pipeline inspection equipment to discover if the sewer line needs to be replaced.

Foul Drain Odors

A single drain emitting bad smells often isn’t anything more serious than a dried p-trap. You’ll only need to run water down it to restore the water in the p-trap. But when more than one drain is creating terrible smells, it’s another warning of sewer line trouble.

Soggy, Smelly Patches on the Lawn

A broken sewer line will eventually cause sewage to back-up into your house. Before this occurs, you may notice soggy spots on the lawn giving off sewer odors. This is a major warning sign of a leaking sewer line—don’t hesitate to call for professional plumbing help. A related warning is when spots of grass on your property turn a more vibrant green. Sure, it may look pretty—but it usually means fertilizer from leaking sewage below is responsible.

Call for All Your Drain and Sewer Needs

Replacing a sewer line is a large job, but when you have experienced professionals like the ones at the Trusted Plumber, the work will go swiftly and smoothly. We also provide drain replacement and repair and drain cleaning—anything you need for a healthy drainage system for your house.

Call on The Trusted Plumber to schedule drain and sewer line replacement services.

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