FIXING SEWER AND WATER LINES SINCE 2001!
If you’ve ever had a problem with your main sewer or water lines, you know how big a deal it can be. If the problem happens to be on your side of the property, look out because you could be in for a hefty repair bill. At the very least, if it’s on the city’s side, you’re looking at a timetable you can’t control and general disruption.
It’s always a good idea to think preventive measures, such as an annual sewer line cleaning. If your sewer line is jeopardized, tree roots can eventually start creeping in, causing a blockage. It’s not fun when your sewer backs up into your basement.
Fixing a broken sewer line is absolutely necessary, as it may pose a health risk to everyone in your home, especially if you have people who are more at risk health-wise.
What causes sewer lines to break?
There are a few things which could cause your sewer line to break, including:
- Corroded cast iron pipes that then rust and break
- High water temperatures can cause cracking in ABS/PVC plastic pipes
- Movements in the earth around clay pipes can cause them to crack if not installed properly
- Water or ground pressure can cause all types of pipes to break
Having your water affected by broken water lines is not only a major inconvenience but also potentially expensive if nothing is done to fix it.
You might know if your water line is broken if:
- You have a reduction in water pressure
- Your water is discoloured
What causes water lines to break?
Water lines have a few main causes of breakage, which include:
- Damage from tree roots
- Mineral build up
- Ground movement
- Freezing and thawing
- High water pressure
- Age deterioration
Have a broken sewer or water line?
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