Have you ever wondered what is going on below your house? Probably not and most people don’t.
Your main plumbing line may be under attack from tree roots, brush, erosion and animals which puncture the lines causing all kinds of problems. Most people don’t even think about their below-the-ground plumbing as a part of their regular home maintenance.
For example: Not long ago, I visited a home where the drain line ran through a bunch of trees. The homeowner noticed there were some problems with the water pressure. He called me at American Drain Cleaning and Plumbing.
I knew immediately what was wrong: the main line was clogged. So, when I investigated it I found a three foot (3′) long section of roots inside the line. It took me four hours to clean that mess up.
You see, if you have trees or bushes growing in your yard, you, too, could become the victim of this type of damage. Roots may push up the line and puncture the joints. Water then accumulates in the joints of the line.
Then, the tree roots naturally may break through the line to find the water that has pooled inside the joints. Grease and debris also accumulate in the joints causing sagging and erosion.
Eventually, the line may break or clog. Either way, some serious problems could occur with your plumbing which may include:
- sewage backing up in the yard
- sewage backing up in the floor drain
- toilets overflowing
- the sink in the laundry room or basement filling up with sewage
Yes, that is disgusting and I’ve seen it many, many times.
There is a way you can avoid this situation before it causes thousands of dollars of cleanup and other repairs to your home or plumbing. The service is called: “camera your lines”.
We “camera your lines” by sending a plumbing snake on a wheel with a small camera lens at one end through your line and record every inch it. We spot all of the sags, roots, breaks and and any other problems.
Once we have analyzed the video, we then go in and clean it out. We may replace it with new PVC pipe or run a new pipe inside the old, damaged line. After we’ve repaired it, the sewage backups and other plumbing problems will be resolved saving you hundreds of dollars in future repairs.
No matter how old or new your home may be, consider having American Drain Cleaning and Plumbing camera your lines. You won’t regret it.
Call a licensed plumber at American Drain Cleaning and Plumbing (610) 342-6852 or check out our website at www.americandraincleaningandplumbing.com.
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