How Sewer Backups Happen

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If you find yourself facing an issue that necessitates sewer repair, it’s important to make sure that you trust a specialist such as Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter. Our team can help you deal with sewer issues such as sewer backups.

Sewer backups don’t happen overnight. Typically, there needs to be an issue that already exists that would act as the catalyst for disaster. These are the usual culprits behind sewer backups that your plumber in Seattle will need to address:

Clogged Sewer Lines

Sewer backups can happen due to a variety of reasons, but one of the most common causes involves something blocking the way. As we know, the main function of sewer lines is to transport waste away from the property. So if the passage becomes blocked, the waste won’t have anywhere to go and you’d require sewer repair services.

Damaged Sewer Lines

If your sewer line is damaged, cracked, broken, or even collapsed, then a sewer line replacement is in order. Older pipelines are more susceptible to damage since aging pipes are structurally compromised. All that damage, whether it’s due to aging or normal wear and tear, stands in the way of your pipes doing what they’re designed to do. In other words, damaged sewer lines can very well lead to sewer backups because damage renders sewer pipes inefficient.

Tree Root Invasion

Another potential issue that may prompt you to replace sewer line is when tree roots invade the sewer line. The roots can often push their way into lines and block the flow of water. When this happens, wastewater won’t be able to flow away from the house, resulting in the wastewater making its way back into your home and out of your drains.

Stopping Sewer Backups in Their Tracks

The best way to keep sewer backups at bay is to make sure that your sewer pipes are in good condition and are not clogged in any way. We offer sewer pipe line repair services that can address these issues.

Contact Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter today and let us help you avoid sewer problems. Call us or fill out the form today.

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