A lot of wastes flush down in your plumbing system each day. Fortunately, sewer pipes are there to help carry the wastes to a treatment facility or system. Without a fully-functioning sewer pipe, all the wastes will just stick in the plumbing system and cause odour. There are many signs that tell you that your sewer pipes need to be replaced as soon as possible. Check them out below with this list.
- Sewer pipes haven’t aged well
An old pipe is very prone to corrosion and damage. Houses that are old most likely have old sewer pipelines. If you’re living in a house that was constructed a long time ago then you need to have it inspected if you haven’t replaced the pipes. You may have already noticed many problems with the sewer system given the sewer pipeline is old. Many metallic sewer pipe materials used in the past are corroding today. Many homeowners are reporting this issue; particularly those who are living in old houses. There are also cases in which the pipes are aged and collapsed — becoming the source of the blockage itself.
- The pipes are too impaired
Impaired pipes are one of the reasons why a sewer line gets clogged. In turn, the clogs also cause drain backups and even sewage smells in the house. Hire plumbing services in your area to confirm that the pipes are faulty. The plumbers will use a CCTV sewer pipe to see through the condition of the pipe lining. Wait for their evaluation and be sure to follow their instructions afterwards. They will advise you whether to have the pipes repaired or just replace a section or two. There are plenty of pipe repair methods today that don’t cause too much hassle and can be finished in no time. Of course, this will depend on the extent of the damage. If the pipes are old but still a bit sturdy then rehabilitation will be used. Pipes that are heavily impaired and can’t be rehabilitated need to be replaced. There are plenty of trenchless pipe replacement methods that don’t cause too much disruption and annoyance compared to a traditional open-cut method.
- Drain backups are becoming too frequent
There are many reasons why a drain backup happens but it can easily be managed on your own for most of the time. Cleaning the drains and removing obstructions in the pipes can stop drain backups from happening again. However, if there are still drain backups even though you have diligently cleaned the drain then the problem is within the sewer line. Your sewer pipes are heavily clogged and causing all the wastes to go back up onto the drains. There many reasons why a clog could happen. One of the possibilities would be a root blockage. Some trees roots can enter through a pipe crack and start feeding on the soil and water. The roots will grow until it blocks and causes clog in the sewer line. Another reason for clogs would be the flushing of items that don’t decompose.