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Sewer line issues can cause major damage to your home and property. If you suspect you have a problem with your drains or sewer lines, act immediately. Call the experienced professionals at Olde Town Plumbing. Our plumbers have been providing expert sewer line repair and installation for over 25 years.
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4 Signs You Have a Sewer Line Problem
1. Slow Drains
Slow drains and continual clogging are signs of a leaky pipe. A single slow drain may just be a simple clog. But multiple slow drains are a sign of a more serious problem and should be investigated immediately.
In addition, you may also hear strange noises coming from your toilet or trouble getting your toilet to flush completely.
2. Water Damage
If a pipe leaks or breaks, major damage can result. You may not even realize you have a leak, especially under a slab foundation, until your home begins to shift. Signs to look include mold on your floors or walls, warped flooring, damp carpets or other flooring.
3. Yard Flooding
A sure sign of a broken sewer pipe is a flooded yard. Sewer lines are buried deep underground. Water from a broken pipe will begin to pool on the surface. Typically, the problem lies just under the pool of water; although, on sloped yards the leak may be more difficult to pin-point.
If your sewer lines are leaking, you will usually smell a foul odor. Leaking sewage gases seep through the soil smelling of sulfur or rotten eggs.
4. Green Area in Yard
An unexplained area of unusually green grass in your yard can be an indication that the area is receiving extra water and nutrients from your sewer line. A leak may not be large enough to cause pooling of water above the surface, but it may be enough to make the grass along the broken sewer line greener.
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Sewer Line Repairs Can Be an Emergency
3 Causes of Sewer Leaks
What causes a sewer line leak or break?
1. Tree Roots
Tree roots are one of the most common causes of sewer line damage. Tree roots follow sources of water. If you have a crack in an underground pipe, tree roots will naturally grow towards the liquid waste. Tree roots wrap around the leak causing the pipe to weaken and break.
Although uncommon in the Boerne area, clay pipes are particularly vulnerable to damage from tree roots.
2. Corroded Pipes
Corroded pipes are caused by a build-up of calcium and magnesium. Depending on what material your pipes are made of, they may be at high risk for corrosion. And with the hard water here in the Texas Hill County, most homeowners need a water softener installed to help protect the plumbing in the home.
Over time, pipes rust from the constant exposure to water and minerals. Even steel and cast-iron pipes, galvanized to prevent rust, are susceptible in the long term. Damage can occur on the main lines or at the drain itself requiring drain flange repairs.
3. Clogged Pipes
Clogged pipes can lead to sewer line leaks. Too often, foreign objects and materials make it into your home’s sewer lines. Home plumbing systems are equipped for human waste and toilet paper only. Material that doesn’t disintegrate properly can build up over time and can cause blockages.
Avoid flushing materials that do not belong in the toilet.
4. Temperature Extremes
Temperature extremes can cause your pipes to burst. Most homeowners are aware that freezing weather is a hazard to the plumbing. The stationary water in the pipes can freeze causing the pipe to burst as the ice expands. However, homeowners may not be aware that extreme heat can also cause pipes to burst.
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Call Olde Town Plumbing for Sewer Line Repair and Replacement
Sewer line repair is not a do-it-yourselfer. Our expert technicians have the equipment needed to get the job done right. We’ll do a video inspection to view the sewer line for breaks or clogs.
If damage to the pipe is minimal, we can repair the leak by replacing a small section of the pipe. We will also install any necessary adjustments to help prevent future breaks, like using a swing joint for an angle that is set off from 45° or 90°.
If your pipes have burst and the damage is too extensive, we’ll need to replace a larger section of the sewer line.
Determining Sewer Repair Cost
How much does a sewer line replacement cost?
Sewer line repair and replacement costs vary based on the materials needed and the extent of the damage. We guarantee an honest assessment and upfront pricing. You’ll know from start to finish what to expect. 100% guaranteed.
Who Pays for Sewer Repairs?
Will my homeowner’s insurance cover sewer line damage?
Most homeowner’s policies do not cover sewer line damage although some home warranty companies offer septic system coverage.
Correct Sewer Line Permitting Followed
Do I need a permit for a sewer line repair?
If you need to replace your sewer line, you most likely will need a permit. Our knowledgeable plumbers will ensure that your sewer repair or replacement is completed in accordance with all regulations and requirements.
How long will a sewer repair last?
The amount of time a repair lasts depends on your pipe’s material and what the method was to repair the pipe. On average, most sewer line repairs last up to 50 years.
How do you maintain your sewer lines properly?
3 Steps to Maintaining your Sewer Lines
- Remove any trees around your sewer lines and septic system.
- Remember to only dispose of human waste and toilet paper in the sewer lines; any other materials that enter the system can cause blockages and will require drain cleaning.
- Schedule regular sewer line inspections to make sure your plumbing system is in good working order.
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Achieve optimal water heater performance through regular maintenance, repair or replacement.
Give your bathroom or kitchen a fresh look with an updated sink, bathtub or shower installation.
Combat the effects of hard water and preserve the life of your plumbing with a water softener.
Prevent plumbing emergencies with proactive drain cleaning and drain line repairs or replacement.
Eliminate foundation damage with timely slab leak detection and reliable plumbing repairs.
Conserve water and protect your home with reliable repairs and installation of low-flow toilets.
Extend the life of your kitchen, bathroom, or shower faucets through reliable repairs.
Protect your home and family with dependable sewer line inspections, repairs and replacement.
What Sets Us Apart
When you have a plumbing problem, the last thing you want is to deal with a rude service technician. We strive to provide good old-fashioned service like was common in old times. We know our customers are our Hill Country neighbors and friends, and we treat you with the kindness and respect you deserve. We really mean it when we say, “How can we help?”
We value honesty and integrity in our own lives, and we bring those values into our plumbing company as well. When you choose Olde Town Plumbing, you’re choosing plumbers who won’t try to upsell you on products or services that you don’t need. We’ll provide honest evaluations of your plumbing problems, reasonable solutions, and fair pricing for the needed for repairs.
You can count on our plumbing professionals to arrive on time and to work efficiently and competently. To keep your plumbing inconvenience minimal, we’ll give you a call when we’re headed your direction, so you know exactly when to expect us. And with our fully stock service vehicles, we won’t waste your time running back and forth to the home improvement store for parts.