How to Fix a Sewer Line Problem

A sewer line issue is virtually every property owner’s worst nightmare when it comes to things
that can go wrong with a property’s water system. Sewer line damage can not only be expensive
to fix but can also create a serious health hazard for everyone nearby along with a very
unpleasant odor. If you have experienced a sewer line issue in Rhode Island, Evergreen
Plumbing & Heating can help you solve the problem quickly and efficiently using modern
techniques and materials.

Identifying Sewer Line Issues

The sewer line is the pipe responsible for carrying wastewater away from your property. When
you flush a toilet or send water down a drain, it enters the sewer line and goes into a septic tank
or a public sewer system. Every property owner should know the telltale signs of a sewer line

  • Damp spots in a yard.
  • Unpleasant smells.
  • Clogged drains that don’t seem to respond to drain clearing chemicals or typical clog
    clearing techniques.

Any of these indications requires immediate action.

Possible Causes of Sewer Line Problems

One of the most common culprits behind sewer line problems is tree root damage. Tree roots can
grow very rapidly and can easily damage your sewer line depending on its location and material.
A sewer line damaged this way cannot properly move wastewater away from your property, so
you may start to see water pooling in areas of your yard accompanied by a very foul odor.
Major clogs can also cause sewer line issues. You may have a clump of hair clogging your drain
and clear it away with standard drain cleaners, but the clog may become lodged deeper in your
sewer line, inaccessible using traditional drain clearing methods. A clog further down your sewer
line will require a more invasive correction, which may involve digging out part of your yard to
reach the clogged pipe.

Fixing the Problem

Most sewer line problems require professional assistance. The average homeowner or
commercial property owner cannot hope to fix a severe sewer line issue alone. Contact
Evergreen Plumbing & Heating today if you have sewer line issues in Rhode Island, and we can
let you know how we can help.

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