There are many things can block, restrict or damage water and sewer lines. Shifting soil or freezing ground can crack or collapse pipes. A build-up of grease, paper, waste and foreign objects can prohibit proper flow. Over time, these things can cause corrosion and even cause the pipes to break.
One of the most common causes of sewer line back-ups, cracked lines and drainage problems is root infiltration. Roots from trees and larger shrubs enter the sewer line from a joint; they grow and expand to fill up the pipe. Toilet paper, debris and grease, coming from the home to the main sewer line may begin to catch on the mass of roots. As the roots continue to grow, they put pressure on the pipe and it will eventually crack.
If you sense you may have issues with your water and sewer lines, give us a call to allow us to diagnosis them for you.