One of the most costly repairs a homeowner can endure is replacing their main sewer line all the way out to the street. Most homeowners are under the assumption that their responsibility stops at the curb. But in fact, as a Lake Elsinore, CA homeowner, you are responsible for your sewer line until it connects to the city lateral. Most main sewer lines are around 40 to 60 feet long. This can be a large added unforeseen cost because it buried underground which makes it out of the site and out of mind. As a full-service plumber, our team of expert plumbers at A.M. Plumbing and Rooter have seen multiple types of mainline issues but there are a few that are more common than others.
It is important to be able to identify or understand the main types of problems that can result in costly repairs or replacement. However, if you understand the most common types of problems, so you can help identify them and know when to call a professional plumbing company for assistance.
Tree Root Intrusion
If tree roots were a person, it would be the John Wick of problems. Tree roots can be the assassins of your sewer mainline due to their ability to infiltrate your system and silently destroy it, killing the structure, integrity, and life your mainline. Tree roots will break-in at the smallest joints and wreak havoc on your whole sewer system.
Tree roots are the most common problem we see at A.M. Plumbing and Rooter. We estimate that 7 out of 10 Lake Elsinore homes have some kind of root problem in their sewer line. If roots go unchecked they will eventually collapse your sewer line leaving you with more damage than you could ever imagine. The only way to fix the structural damage that roots have caused to your system is through excavation or the use of trenchless technology. Thankfully, our team specializes in both, and we are able to restore your property with reliable and long-lasting technology.
Sinkholes and Standing Water in Your Yard
Another sign that your main line is failing is if there are sinkholes or standing water in or around your yard. Think about it this way. When your Lake Elsinore, CA home was built there wasn’t a sinkhole or standing water near your main sewer line. What this could mean is that your main sewer line has completely collapsed allowing sewage and water to stay on your property instead of safely flowing away from your property. So be prepared and be diligent as if these issues continue to build you will have a bigger issue at hand. Prevent from having to dig up your entire yard by looking for simple signs.
Lastly, slow drains are a very common sign that your sewer line could be failing. If you have been trying to snaking and use DIY chemical drain cleaners to clear your clogs and blockages and they do not see to be working, it is a sign that there is a deeper issue within your pipe. Even though slow drains seem like a small problem, slow drains indicate larger issues within your pipes that are impeding flow and function, leading to a complete pipe collapse or the damage has already been done.
Schedule Plumbing Repair or Replacement with A.M. Plumbing and Rooter Today
If you are experiencing any of these problems, do not hesitate to contact our team at A.M. Plumbing and Rooter in Lake Elsinore, CA. We will help you accurately diagnose your plumbing problems and provide you with a solution that best meets your needs.