You may be wondering how your sewer line could be damaged, and if there’s anything you can do to prevent it.
Lack of Maintenance
Proper maintenance is really the only thing that comes to mind. Making sure that your main sewer line is cleaned out regularly prevents a buildup of organic materials like hair, grease, and dirt, or corrosive chemicals like cleaning agents and drain clearing products that can corrode the inside of your sewer line over time, and cause holes or cracks. A lack of maintenance is a very common cause of sewer line damage. It’s a good idea to have your sewer lines cleaned every 18-22 months.
Tree Root Intrusion
Another thing that can damage a sewer line is a tree root. Your sewer line runs underground and can come in contact with the roots of trees on your property. Tree roots can cause a break, a leak, or a clog in your sewer line, and result in thousands of dollars in residual damage.
Frequent Freezing and Thawing
If you’re located in a unique climate like Indianapolis, where we experience the extremes of both winter and Summer, your sewer line will feel it, too. Frequent freezing and thawing can do damage to pipes through expanding and contracting of the material.
Another one of Mother Nature’s cruel inventions is the earthquake. Even the smallest tremor can shift the soil around a sewer line and make a major impact on its functionality. If an earthquake has been reported in your area recently, you should have your sewer lines looked at.
Finally, average wear and tear and old age can cause damage to your sewer line, which points back to the maintenance argument that was made earlier. The life of a sewer line can be greatly increased with regular maintenance. Our drain cleaning services are only $79!